Hello September! ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿƒ

Dear Sunflower,

I thought you wouldn’t make it but here you are, opening up your petals and facing the sun. I admire your beauty and elegance.

Sunflower opened its petals
one day to another
facing the sun with love.

I’ve been in a creative mode. Trying to keep busy and creative this month. I’m trying to write as many posts that I can for October. It’s challenging but fun. I’ve been reading, writing and drawing. I’ve been enjoying writing in my journal with a new fountain pen! It’s a lovely gift from my husband and I love it so much. โค๏ธ We went on a couple of road trips in Ontario. First stop was in Perth.

Perth, Ontario 2020

Perth is a lovely little place and I recommend visiting in the Fall. ๐Ÿ A cute little town with a beautiful park and river and shops. Also really cute Book Stores and a huge vintage shop. I only went for the day and I wish I had stayed for the weekend. A lovely place and the park is so stunning.

I also visited The Big Apple in Colborne Ontario and bought incredible pies and apple bread. We bought pecan pie, apple caramel crumble pie, apple maple pie and apple bread. So delicious! The best pies that I’ve ever tasted. I recommend you go first thing when they open because it gets very very busy at lunch.

I’ve also visited a couple of Vintage shops. Vintage shops make me happy. It’s like an adventure and traveling back in time. One vintage shop in Perth Ontario and the other in Colborne Ontario. If you walk into a small town vintage shop you can tell a lot about the History of the town. Very beautiful in my opinion. So many stories in each piece. In the Perth vintage shop I found this lovely candle stick holder. I was looking for something like this and there it was!

When I was in Colborne Ontario I visited a vintage shop and found a very old book that’s a childhood favourite: Heidi by Johanna Spyri. The cover of the book has fallen off and the book is very fragile. I opened up the book to a random page and this is where it landed…

Sometimes things happen for a reason. I believe it. โค๏ธ Everything in good time.

The book broke from the spine and broke in half to pg.112-113. The passage speaks to me in so many ways. โค๏ธ I believe that this is a sign from the Universe. Do you believe in Signs?

I won a bunch of books and popcorn last month. I’m so grateful! The popcorn ๐Ÿฟ didn’t last long. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Thank you to @bookbrunch and @eatableinc on Instagram for the lovely books and popcorn.

I kindly won the book Heatwave written by Kate Riordan from @ohthebooksshewillread & @GrandcentralPub. Also about 7 weeks ago I won The Lions Den written by Katherine St. John from Jennifer Bairos on IG @jennbairos. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all these lovely book loving people for the wins. I’m truly blessed and lucky. Thank you.

I bought new reading glasses. They are my favourite. I like a big frame. They are simple and lovely. I do have to go back and have them adjust my prescription though. They made them too strong and I get really bad migraines.

Thank you all so much for reading my post. I hope you have a beautiful September and I wish you all the best. Positivity, kindness and love. God bless!

Home is Where The Heart Is

Hope you are all doing well. Self Issolation and staying home can be very tough and difficult for many people. During this challenging time, I’ve tried to keep my self and my family calm and creative. I’ve been following a routine but I also allow my self to go with the flow.

New Artwork
I used Chalk Pastels. I call this
The Flow Of The Morning

In the mornings I wake up and have my coffee followed by my breakfast. I take my vitamins and then make the girls breakfast. Sometimes they make it themselves. Sometimes it’s toast, sometimes cereal and on special occasions it’s pancakes or waffles. That first sip of coffee is amazing!

During this #StayHome time I feel that I’ve learned a lot about GRATITUDE. I talk a lot about being grateful on my blog. Now more than ever being truly grateful is so much more than a word. I’m so grateful for our healthcare and the people who go out there and work for each day. I’m so grateful to the people who deliver foods and goods to people at home. I’m so grateful that we can buy groceries and get our medicine from he pharmacies. This is a huge deal! We are so blessed to be Canadian. I’m grateful for our healthcare, the doctors and nurses that put their life out there and take care of others. A very big thank you. G R A T E F U L for everything you do.

I’ve been vlogging but not as much as I would like to. I’ve been work with my girls and their homework. Following the homework I do my exercize for the day. I’ve been following the 30 Day Yoga challenge. I’m now on day 3. I am keeping a fitness journal and I’m documenting my experience which I hope to share with you in the coming months.

Easter was different this year. But we made the best of it. The girls painted their eggs and did their Easter egg hunt. It was nice and we are so grateful that we can still do these things. I’m so grateful for having space and a backyard. So grateful for everything we DO have. G R A T I T U D E.

My girls are enjoying their time at home. They do homework, artwork, they go outside in the back and stay active. They play their games and toys and digital gadgets. They watch their movies and have fun. They are happy and healthy. I’m so blessed and again G R A T E F U L.

I asked my daughters to choose a recipe and make something. We had a lot of carrots ๐Ÿฅ• so they made delicious carrot muffins. They used Ricardo’s Carrot Muffin Recipe. HERE

Baking and cooking is such an important part of our home. My husband made macarons for the first time and I couldn’t be more proud of him. They were delicious! The filling was a lemon meringue.

I truly hope you are all well. I hope you are doing things you love. I hope you are enjoying reading, writing, cooking and staying calm. This too shall pass and one day we will look back at this time and see how strong were were as a community. I would love to know how you are all feeling. Stay strong, stay healthy and be safe!

Sweet April…

I’ve enjoyed the rain and the blooms and blossoms. The weather has been cool but so beautiful. Sweet April you brought me joy, love and you tested my patience. All in the most gracious and gratifying way. I’m grateful and thank you. I had a beautiful Birthday and I love my family so much. They really made me feel so very special. We had a lovely dinner and the weather was perfect.

I won this beautiful Tulle Skirt from the talented and inspirational Brianne. Her blog is Sincerelybri.ca. the Tulle skirt is from Garderobetoronto. I’m in love with it. I absolute love the quality of this skirt. It’s so perfect and can be worn in so many ways. I just had to wear it on my Birthday. Thank you to Bri and to Garderobe Toronto for the win. I feel so lucky to have won and I feel beautiful wearing this skirt. I’ve always wanted a tulle skirt!

I haven’t been running away from online, I promise. I’ve been so busy with the house, renovations and family. I’m slowly making my way back and miss sharing my life with you. I’m really happy and life is teaching many things lately. I’m so grateful to be able to learn from my journey. It’s never perfect and I love that. I’m growing and learning.


THIS MONTH’S WORDS
LOVE
COURAGE
STRENGTH
GRATITUDE
GIVING
PRAYER
PEACE

Thank you Joy for sending me a lovely Birthday card.

I love it and thank you for always being thoughtful, caring and supportive.

Thank you Joy!
xoxoxo
Thank you to my hubby for my beautiful flowers.
xoxoxo

B E A U T Y

PR

*THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PR SAMPLES!

Perfect For Mother’s Day

Thank you so much to Darline Chalmer for this beautiful PR Sample. I Adore bears and OMG right? MOSCHINO TOY 2! Can this get any cuter? This is my absolute favourite bottle and fragrance at the moment. This will be finished in a month.

The iconic Moschino Teddy Bear Fragrance is Back! The unique second edition is this time sculpted in glass revealing an exclusive fragrance. Toy 2, the new women’s fragrance by Moschino.

The fragrance has mandarin orange and Granny Smith apple accompanied by delicate floral notes of magnolia, revealing a fresh, joyful scent that is pure elegance. Jasmine petals are enhanced by the velvety tones of peony and the crisp fruitiness of white currant amber wood and sandalwood express an enveloping sensual dimension while crystalline musk adds radiance and softness.

30ml $69.00 |50ml $89.00 |100ml $120.00|Body Lotion $59.00

Moschino Toy 2 is Available at Hudson’s bay, select SDM, Sephora and retailer.com & .ca sites.

Beautiful Mother’s Day Gifts by AVON

AVON FLOURISH HONEY BLOSSOM fragrance is “A bright floral that opens with sparkling apple blossom, blooms to a full heart of sweet and vibrant honeysuckle nectar and finishes with the soft notes of airy vanilla orchid. Avon Flourish Honey Blossom Eau de Perfume 50ml $30”

Iconic Avon Blooming Blush in four fabulous shades. Comes in iconic gift box. 16g total $14.00.

Iconic Avon Lipstick, chic shades housed in a gorgeous packaging with classic springtime Avon Print. Subtle Shimmer finish. comes in iconic gift box. 3.2g $12.00. This shade is Pink Blossom.

NEW SHADES!

AVON True Colour Nourishing Lipsticks infused with marine collagen and jojoba oil to nourish plump and soften lips and fine lines. 3 g. $10.00


My new Skincare Favourite! ANEW ULTIMATE SUPREME DUAL ELIXIR
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Camellia oil Rich in essential fatty acids, helps to improve the look of skin texture and firmness. Argan Oil so precious, it’s called liquid gold with vitamin E, helps visibly infuse skin with radiant moisture. $60.00
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Thank you so much for all your love and your comments and support. Thank you for everything and have a beautiful May!

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Happy News! Featured in a Magazine!

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Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all well my friends. I have some amazing and exciting news!ย I’ve been featured in BUZZ MAGAZINE 2017 Fall Edition!

I am so EXCITED!

WOWZA!

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I’m super excited and very honoured to be in a magazine that celebrates people with a ย #BODYPOSITIVE mindset. ย I’m genuinely overjoyed and very grateful.

“REAL PEOPLE, REAL BODIES, REAL MOVEMENT” -Elizabeth Pfeiffer

Thank you so much to the lovely Emily Mitton who approached me for this lovely feature. I’m truly grateful andย very excited. I think that Emily Mitton is a BRILLIANT Graphic designer by the way. Check out her work on her website.

Thank you so much Emily and to Buzz Magazine for including me amongst all the lovely inspirational and beautiful people. You are all Truly beautiful inside and out!

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August Favourites

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I can’t believe i’m writing about my August favourites! Where did the summer go? Too fast in my opinion. I hope you had the opportunity to check out our last outing of August on my Vlog Channel? Please have a look if you like. We went to the Science Centre and the CNE and had so much fun. I’m working on the Science Centre Video but if you like have a look at the CNE video. The girls had so much fun.

In August I really enjoyed traveling around Toronto. It was so much fun and I also enjoyed the following beauty products.

AUGUST FAVOURITES

*GABRIELLE CHANEL FRAGRANCE

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*AVON BIG DARING VOLUME MASCARA

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KENNETH BERNARD STYLE LAYERING SPRAY

*DIOR LIQUID LIP STAINS

424 Hypnotic Matte

427 Delicate Satin

375 Spicy Metal

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*DIOR DOUBLE ROUGE MATTE METALS

RED/ORANGE ย  -> 999 Matte Metalย 

Purple –> 992 Poison Purple

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*AVON BRUSH CLEANER IN A TIN

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*CHANEL NAIL POLISH LE VERNIS 578 NEW DAWN

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*BITE BEAUTY LIQUID LIPSTICK Colour Eclair (From Influenster)

*BLUSH CHANEL N23 Blush Stickย & Foundation Brush

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*BLUSH CLARINS 09 Golden Pink

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*Essential Palette CHANEL 160 beige medium

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*CREAM EYESHADOW CHANEL 820 Memory

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CREAM EYESHADOW REVLON COLOUR STAY 710

*CLARINS RED LIPLINER 06 RED

*CLARINS RED LIPSTICK 754 DEEP RED

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*LIQUID EYELINER in black Signature De Chanel Stylo Eyeliner

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*CHANEL Lipstick 63 Nightfall

Limited Edition

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*CLARINS KISS LIPBALM PEACHES

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Knoppers Treats


SUMMER BLOG POSTS

Happy August! Travel, July Favourites and Trying on Revlon!

Adventure, Art and Paint Party Friday!

Fun Things to do With your Kids in the Summer! TORONTO


Products marked with an * are PR samples for review purposes. That being said all my opinions are always honest and true. Links are affiliate links which means I make a percentage if the item is purchased through the link. This is not an AD. This is not sponsored. Thank you so much!

Have a magical September!

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