Offline For 7 Days! DETOX

Hello my lovely friends! I decided to go offline for 7 Days and I documented my journey. I got this ‘offline’ idea through a magazine called ‘Flow’. Have you heard about this lovely magazine?

I’ve been off social media; Facebook, Twitter and IG for 7 days now and I feel refreshed! I could of gone longer but I enjoy blogging and sharing content with you. I wanted to share my experience with you and I hope you give this ‘Offline for 7 Days’ a try. Here is my journey and what I wrote in my journal. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

May 1, 2020

Today I did my yoga in the morning and I also baked some bread and made soup. I only went on my phone to see my husbands messages. I don’t feel this offline challenge will be hard to do 😜 ha ha ha. Time will tell. I’m happy I had the opportunity to do some creative things like bake and journal. I look forward to this social media detox.

May 2, 2020

Good morning! I automatically reach for my phone in the morning when I sit on the couch but this time I decide to pick up my journal and write. I had more time to bake a cake and I also did some art with Angelina.

May 3, 2020

I thought about picking up the phone and checking it. I thought about Instagram but the thought quickly left me. I’m focusing on things I need to do today instead. I would like to do my yoga, read and some art. I would also like to go outside. The weather is beautiful today. The sun is out. I’m trying to enjoy the journey of being in the moment. To be offline feels freeing. I have more awareness of what’s happening around me. My senses are being heightened. I’m also taking the time to listen more. If feels great to be in the moment. I’ve been enjoying not grabbing my phone and grabbing my journal instead.

May 4, 2020

In the morning I usually go through my phone but since I can’t because of this challenge I’m journaling more. I did well all day. Being a busy mommy helps. I do homework with my girls, laundry and cleaning up around the house. It keeps me so busy I don’t even think about my phone.

May 5, 2020

I’ve noticed that I don’t really go for my phone that often. I’m so busy with #MOMLIFE. I am doing homework with the girls, cleaning and cooking that I don’t even know where my phone is most of the time. So that’s a bonus! The only time I miss using social media is in the morning with my coffee and when I sit down in the afternoon after all the chores.

May 6, 2020

My morning urge to pick up my phone is not in me anymore. I’ve been writing more. I’ve been also reading “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel. I ordered three magazines from “Daphne’s Diary” and I’m OBSESSED with them. I’ve been enjoying junk journaling and art. Feeling really great. I don’t miss being on the phone but I do miss talking and chatting with all my online friends. Yoga is going so well. I’m enjoying stretching and yoga makes me feel so good.

May 7, 2020

Wow! 7 days offline feels great! I didn’t mind this challenge at all. I kept very busy so I didn’t really grab for my phone. I miss chatting with friends. I didn’t go into extreme baking which is surprising. I did yoga which is amazing. I surprised my self with yoga. I used my phone to message my hubby and I also used my phone to watch Youtube. Overall I feel more free and I’m I’m not attached to my phone as much as I thought I was. I enjoyed leaving my phone aside and doing other things. I also used my phone to check the time so I’m going to put my watch back on my arm to avoid reaching for my phone as often. I enjoyed this journey and I feel from now on I’m going to try and balance the time I have online and offline. I feel it’s all about balance.

Thank you so much for reading my post. I appreciate it so much. Have a beautiful week!

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Happy May 1st! I am truly excited and very happy to collaborate with leuchtturm1917. They kindly sent me three stunning notebooks, a pen loop and a pencil. I’ve been using Leuchtterm1917 notebooks/bullet journals and art books for 4 years now and I’m very impressed by the quality of the product. Strong and sturdy. Never falls…

Dear July…

Dear July, you have been so hot this month and sometimes so unbearable. Traveling has become a challenge due to a little anxiety but I’m taking small steps and learning how to deal with it. Living is learning. Sometime the battle and chatter in my mind won’t stop and I’m trying to let go more and relax. Sometimes I make up issues in my mind that are not a big deal and this becomes so tiring and exhausting. Sometimes I’m my own enemy. Do you ever get like that? I’m trying to stay off of my phone as much as possible. Lately it brings me stress and anxiety. So more letting go and more being in the moment!

This month I really enjoyed spending time with my family. We went to many lovely places.

Kingston, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake for amazing ice-cream, Science Centre, Toronto Zoo and had incredible Fish and Chips at Captain George’s Fish and Chips restaurant in Port Perry. A very incredible month that also included a lot of swimming!

Kingston Ontario

My husband always says he loves to see me laugh and smile. I need to laugh more often.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Rose Gardens

The Falls are so powerful and the rose gardens so beautiful. I love the sound of the Falls. We went early in the morning before tour busses arrive. It was absolutely wonderful. I could of stayed at the Rose garden all day taking pictures.

Yummy Food at Niagara-On-The-Lake
Science Centre
Cool Lights at the Science Centre
Cute Sloth at the Toronto Zoo

July you have been packed with lots of fun and I can’t wait to see what August will be like. I also know that you are nothing like a sloth. You have come and gone so fast. I’m grateful for everything you taught me and so appreciative of each trip and journey taken.

Photo by My lovely husband.

I hope you all had a beautiful month. I would like to thank Joy Mills for buying art from my Art Shop. Joy your lovely art is on the way and I thank you so much for all your support.

The Art Shop will be closed from August 1st to the 12th and will re-open on Aug 13. Thank you all and have a beautiful August!

Thank you!

Dear June…

The lilacs have fully bloomed and I brought them indoors. Placed them in my vase and took a deep breath. They smell so beautiful!

June, you had my anxiety going for a while but I’m grateful you challenged me and I finally got my G1. I also watched my little girl turn 7. I’m so proud of both my girls and love them so much.

My eldest graduated from grade 6 and is heading to junior high and this is making me all nervous and scared but at the same time excited for her. Change is not always easy. It causes this pain in my chest and makes me break out crying with the slightest thing.

The weather is nice now. I like that its hot and love the summer breeze. It’s a comfortable heat. I wish my thoughts would be more zen this month. I want to reach the ocean and I’m afraid that I won’t… I made the plans for vacation and canceled them. I feel that the drive would be too much for my children. I don’t want them to feel tired and stressed. Some find traveling easy. I wish that were me. Not easy but I’m slowly going to eliminate fear and have more FAITH.

Monthly hormones were annoying and I allowed my self to be a little down and eat ice cream and chocolate. Life is not always happy go lucky and perfect. It’s okay to feel down sometimes and just allow your self to feel sadness.

I’m determined and excited to take driving lessons. Very excited. I’ll let you know how it goes.

My eye surgery went really well, it hurt but my eye is healing.

So June thank you for all your lessons and even though some situations were difficult challenging and emotional I’m still grateful. Thank you for the good weather, the flowers, celebrations, family and even my emotional challenges.

I’m happy for each moment and now it’s time to say goodbye and welcome July. Where will July take us? I hope on a wonderful adventure!

Thank you for reading my June blog post. I wish you all a beautiful summer! Thank you!

New Exciting Additions!


I’m  very excited to share with you few amazing additions that are taking place on the blog. Don’t worry! All is good and nothing is being removed. I’m actually adding more lovely categories and integrating more things. A couple of things brought this change on and I will tell you all about it. I really want my blog to reflect more of who I am and I want the blog to feel a little more personal.

I was talking to my wonderful friend Cat last year about integration and just the other day she brought it up again. Last year I wasn’t ready to integrate and something was holding me back.  I first learnt about integration when I was in teachers college and it was amazing to learn how to integrate Arts into every aspect of the curriculum. So recently I wrote an article and I was asked to change things and integrate a few things in the post.  At first I found it challenging and after completing the piece I found my self feeling free. Does this sound crazy? It felt really good to integrate various things in a post. I feel that I want to share more things that I truly love with you like: travel, food, art, books, music and more. I would like to create more posts that flow. I want things to be more easy going and freeing. Does this make sense? I hope so. So expect to see a few blog posts coming your way with book reviews, artwork and photography!

I really want to be more interactive and let the magic that is in me shine through. This year I would like to connect with more bloggers and I feel that working together is so important. Empowering each other, doing things that matter and make a difference. Positivity and kindness. Embrace life and shine on! Things don’t have to be big or a lot. They can be small and genuine. Quality not quantity.

Thank you so much Cat for always being here for me. You are a bright shining star and your heart is as warm as the sun and you are an amazing friend. You should check out Cat’s blog. She is really amazing and she is beautiful inside and out!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Julie. She has been so incredible to me. She has a big heart and is an amazing friend. Thank you so much to Julie for the special card and for the amazing Netflix mug! xoxoxo we are mug twins! 🙂

So I’m super excited and look forward to all future posts. Would love to hear your thoughts about everything. Just a few reminders that my Instagram giveaway is till open until March 1st. Also I’ve received many goodies for a huge giveaway but I can’t start this giveaway until I have reached 1k on my YouTube channel. I need your help. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

 Thanks so much for your continuing support!

It means so much to me.

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