A Very Goat-y Birthday!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

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I have to clarify. It wasn't my birthday. That was last month. My blogging friend, Nicole of Mercantile 519 reached out to me and invited me to her 25th birthday last weekend at local petting zoo, agricultural shop and general fun time extravaganza, Colasanti's in Leamington, Ontario.

I was a little worried about going at first, since I literally wouldn't know a single person there (not even the person inviting me!) but Nicole and I hit it off instantly. It just must be that innate camaraderie that comes with blogging!

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Suzanne Amlin, Colasanti's, feeding goats, A Coin For the Well, baby animals, Leamington Ontario, Windsor bloggers, Windsor Ontario blog, Tulle red blue and white plaid winter coat, Modcloth coat, Senior Speechwriter Coat
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Colasanti's, crazy eyed goat, Leamington Ontario, A Coin For the Well, farm animal, petting zoo, Suzanne Amlin
Colasanti's, petting zoo, baby deer, Mercantile 519, A Coin For the Well, farm animals

Outfit Details
Coat - Plaid About You Coat - Tulle
Shirt (underneath, you can see the bow dangling out) - Barista in the City Top in Red - Modcloth (sold out but still available in Black and Jade)
Jeans - Silvers, given to me by sister
Boots - Wal-Mart
Hat - Icings

If you like Nicole's outfit and would like the details, you can head over to her blog and ask away! I'm 99% certain she knit the scarf herself.

The goats were mad aggressive! Of course we wanted to feed the little, cute ones, so when we'd give them food, the big ones would come and head butt them out of the way. Sometimes, the little ones would just be standing around, minding their own business and a super resentful, big goat would just flip him over for no reason! Such jerks!

The guy outside with the horns was insane. I think he may have head butted too many things. He doesn't look all there. The little deer was so cute! It would prance alongside you and follow wherever the food went.

As for other things going on in my life, I've been feeling sort of blah. One of my huge goals for New Year's was to take blogging photos outside. Unfortunately, we've been pelted with the worst weather in my memory. It's freezing cold walking around bundled up in a parka and other winter attire. I feel sick to my stomach if I take my gloves off for a second to do anything. It's hovered around -15 to -25C (that's between 5 F and -13 degree F for the Americans reading this.) Basically, there is no way outfit photos are happening outside. It really dampened my spirits because it was such a huge goal for me, and even though doing backend website stuff was a goal too, I felt really defeated not being able to do what I initially wanted. I thought about shooting my planned outfits at my parent's house like I had been originally doing, but it just didn't seem good enough. It was like I was going to give up if I couldn't do it perfect.

I literally was on the verge of giving up. I'm one of those people if I can't give 100%, I don't want to do it at all. I don't do things  half way. Which is why I think my house is always a pig sty. When I do clean it, it has to be immaculate. No half hearted straightening up. I have to go Martha Stewart on everybody, like I was sent personally from Pinterest. It's so hard to remember that it's okay to do a little bit, things don't have to be perfect, etc. What actually got me motivated to write this post is what my fortune cookie had said. I threw the paper out so I don't remember what it says exactly but it was something like, "You have to believe in yourself before others will." Yes! I'm so doubtful of my abilities. I know I'm not the talent queen but I never even give myself a chance. Must start really working on that last New Year's goal more - be positive. If only it were that easy! I may have already cancelled my Pic Monkey subscription but it's not too late yet! I can still bounce back from the negativity and get back in the game.

How are your New Year's goals going? Which ones are you having the most trouble with?

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Top photo - Image credit: cole123rf / 123RF Stock Photo
Colasanti's photos - courtesy of Candace McCort


  1. SO MUCH FUN! Oh my goodness, this was such a great day. Thanks so much for coming, it was great meeting you, and getting to hang out. I can't wait for it to thaw a little, then we can hang out and blog together :)

  2. When I was reading your post, it felt like I was the author. Even though it can be hard sometimes, please know that there is somebody out there named Amy who feels the same way you do.

    It's really easy to tell yourself "Believe in your greatness." But it's even harder to actually see yourself as great. I hope 2014 can teach us how to love ourselves fully....your fortune cookie is a great start!

    Cutest goats ever! I literally said "awwwwwwwww" to my computer screen ^_^

  3. those are cute goats! And i love your blog! and can't wait to read more! I also followed you on GFC!

    Also I'm new to blogging and i'm trying to meet some fellow bloggers so I'd love if you had some time if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think! it'd be greatly appreciated! And maybe even follow me on bloglovin or gfc if you like and want to!

    thanks so much xoxo Randa

  4. happy belated bday!!! and omg those goats look so cute and you so happyy w/ them but what a bummer they were so aggressive. i dont know how you all do it taking pics in the cold, i havent taken any just cuz i dont want to take them myself w/ my hubs gone now and it was 74 today (in Phx).

  5. Happy late birthday!
    I love that coat by the way. c:


  6. Cute pictures with the animals! And your coat is adorable!!!
    I am having a giveaway on my blog- please stop by and enter!

  7. wow cute! i also have a new blog, it talk abouts lots of stuff, such as hairstyles, makeup, clothing (vintage), food,ect! can you check it out? :)


    thank you!

  8. awww I love goats! These are adorable! The first one is hilarious!

    love, polly

  9. What a fun birthday party idea! I love animals and especially baby goats.... they get a little scary once they are full grown though. How cute! I'll have to check out your friends bloggy!

  10. Ah, so cute! I've always wanted to own a goat or two. One day when I own a vast lot, hehe... This is a couple months late but happy belated birthday!