Monday Mood

Monday Mood: Nostalgia

by Sabrina Smelko

Candy, Game Boys, Lucky Charms cereal, glitter, The Office: all fond memories of growing up for me (and I’m sure many others). Inspired by seeing some old family friends and spending time at my parents’ place over this past holiday weekend, I’m kicking off the week with plenty of nostalgia. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy these blasts from the past (and new takes on old things!) — coming at you in the form of fashion, music, TV shows, Instagram profiles, recipes and fun furniture.

  • Lucky Charms and happy hour — need I say more about ?
  • Lately, I’ve been re-watching (which is finally on Netflix Canada!), and I just can’t get enough (can you believe it’s been 11 years since it first aired?!). A few episodes before bed is my current remedy for happiness.
  • Game boys, brick cell phones, cassette tapes, burgers and donuts. This illustration from makes me happy.
  • My dream couch as a little girl would have been .
  • While on the topic of nostalgia, I simply can’t gloss over my love for old homes. HGTV just released the first episode of a new show, , where two women wielding hammers (a mother and daughter team) renovate old houses. Make use of that second monitor today ;)
  • Ah, to go back in time and get to be — and think like — a kid again, even for a day. Impossible, I know, but is a trip.
  • Kid or not, snacking on gummy candies is still my guiltiest pleasure. If you’re like me, and you haven’t tried , you’re in for a real treat.
  • Growing up, I had a secret stash of blue glitter gel that I’d sneak into my hair and smear over my eyelids on my way to elementary school. If your first forays into makeup were similar, you’ll enjoy reading .
  • At just 20 years old, former fashion blogger is one to keep your eye on. I’ll just leave here…
  • I have fond memories of attending ska shows. Ska-on with a pair of .

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