Sometimes we take care of others and don’t take the time to take care of our selves. Are you like me? I feel I need to take more time to truly pamper my self and give my self more #SELFLOVE.
I feel I need to do more fun things like wear these beautiful cute pineapple earrings from AVON more often and fun prints on my clothing. Or even buy a favourite beverage from Starbucks. Small but special grateful moments. My favourite drink is the Iced Caramel macchiato with lactose milk and the new bacon eggbites. They are delicious. Have you ever tried the chocolate chip muffin? Ask them to warm it up. It is absolutely delicious! But I need to remember not to rush. I feel my brain is in super fast motion. I really need to slow down. How about you?
I don’t buy things for my self as often. I feel that we sometimes need to treat our selves to something special. In this case I chose ZOELLA BEAUTY products. I spotted these beauties at a Walmart and I ran like a crazy woman and grabbed everything. I’ve been looking everywhere for them and the Walmart close to me had them. These are a part of last years collection I think. I LOVE them and I’ve used the creamy body lotion, bath/shower cream and the hand cream. I LOVE THEM! They are not heavily scented or overpowering and they really are hydrating and moisturizing. Love the scent of these so much. Fresh and clean. The packaging is super cute! I adore Zoella and I’ve been following her for over four years. She is an inspiration and a very smart and lovely influencer. I will add she is very down to earth, genuine and sweet.
Thank you to Zoella and Zoella beauty for responding to my tags on IG. I’m truly grateful! It made my day. Thank you so much.
Feeling the love! Not just on Valentines Day but everyday! LOVE makes the world go round, makes people happy and we need more love. Hugs, cuddles and kisses. Positive and beautiful words of kindness. Sweets, lights and happy desserts. Flowers and things that are PINK and RED. Share love with friends and family. L O V E is beautiful thing that radiates and brings joy and positive energy.
Valentines Day is everyday for me. I love that we have that one specific day to share how we truly feel about loved ones which include family and friends. Can’t forget your pets as well. If you have a pet, show them extra love! I would! Hugs, kisses, cuddles and kindness. Love and positivity. I love anything romantic. Romance and love is so healthy for us. Why deny it? Allowing the flow of energy from your heart to radiate is the most beautiful thing!
Here are some beautiful gift giving ideas:
As you know by now my favourite fragrances are by CHANEL. You can find the following CHANEL Products starting February 2nd on http://www.Chanel.ca or at CHANEL Beauty Counters. I adore CHANCE CHANEL EAU TENDRE Touch-up. It is a super cute compact with a soft rubber pad that you dab fragrance on your body. EAU TENDRE IS MY FAVE! I adore this because if you are at a party or public place with a lot of people you don’t have to spray fragrance everywhere. This is such a clever idea. You can dab it in the areas you want and it also has a mirror. It’s pink and adorable. I love it!
CHANCE EAU TENDRE Touche de Douceur Perfume/Delicate Fragrance Touch UP
* Limited Edition $86.00
CHANEL CHANCE EAU Huile pour Le Corps/Body Oil and CHANEL Eau ViVe Huile pour Le Corps/body oil are so beautiful! After taking a shower I love applying this luxurious dry body oil. They are both so beautiful on the skin and leave the skin feeling so silky, smooth and soft. I absolutely adore the body oil sprays. I find the scent is long lasting the formula not greasy. Absorbs beautifully and smells so fresh!
CHANCE Huile pour Le Corps/Body Oil* 100ml Limited Edition $66.00
CHANCE EAU VIVE Huile pour Le Corps/Body Oil* 100ml Limited Edition 100ml $66.00
How cute are these sweet red and pink valentine’s gifts by AVON.CA!
AVON JUST KISS ME LIP BALM Cute lips-shaped case holds a kiss of tinted balm. Flavourless Comes in a gift box. $10.00
Lots of Kisses Journal 90 lined pages. Faux Leather. $7.00
Home Fragrance Collection CELEBRATE LOVE CANDLE Notes of sparkling citrus, tart berries, effervescent musks and rose petals. $12.00
Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day! Much love and happiness!
Thank you so much to AVON.CA and to CHANEL.CA for the amazing PR Samples.
Happy 2018! I wish you all the best this year and I’m very excited and look forward to many wonderful, positive and happy experiences. Life is a gift and I’m grateful for everything. I feel happy and excited about learning, loving and living. I would like to make 2018 the very best that it can be.
December was a hard and challenging month. The loss of my brother-in-law was difficult and emotional for the entire family and of course his friends as well. The entire experience taught me never hold on to grudges, to let go of the past and focus on the people that surround me.
In December I did a lot of reflecting and spending time with my husband and children. I thought a lot about what my purpose is as a creator and I’ve made huge plans! I’ve made a bucket list for this year. I hope I can accomplish a lot on the list. I don’t know if you remember my last year’s video about my goals for 2017? I think I did about 2 things from that list. One was to get my nose pierced, second one was to be in an article and I was so honoured to be a part of the BUZZ MAGAZINE #BodyPositive Movement with other beautiful and inspirational people. Read more about the feature HERE.
I hope in 2018 I can cross off more things on my bucket list. Would you like to hear more about my bucket list? How about your bucket list? Did you do something that you’ve always wanted to do? Do you make a bucket lists or goals for the year? Would love to know.
During the cold December I baked delicious chocolate chip cookies from the book * “Brad Long On Butter”. A really fabulous cook book. Brad Long’s passion for cooking comes through each page in this great Canadian Cookbook. If you love butter as much as I do you will love this book. The writing is humorous and very fun. The recipes are delicious and I can’t wait to try more recipes from this cook book.
The weather hasn’t allowed us to get out doors as much as we would like because it was too darn cold. I’m okay with -10 but it got down to -21 or more. I also hate when it is too windy. Cold Wind drives me crazy. I would LOVE to do outdoor things like skate, ski, snowshoeing, building a fire and all that lovely hugge living. The Danish know how to make things cozy! So I lit a lot of candles, played games with the family and also read the book “THE BREAK” written by Katherena Vermette. She is a Canadian Author and the novel is Fiction. I’ve given this book a 5/5 on goodreads. It’s a really amazing and heart wrenching novel. It’s sad, emotional and yet the women in this book are strong and stick together. The story overall is very emotional. The characters are very well developed and very believable. This novel is about identity, gangs, rape and healing. A very moving novel and a must read in Canadian Literature.
Random thought…I would like to travel to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland this year. It’s a dream to check these countries out. When I was younger my mother would come home with photos, postcards and clippings from various countries. I loved collecting them and I would look at them everyday and envision my self traveling. The pictures that I remember most were from Switzerland. As I got older I had the opportunity to visit Zurich and I fell in love. It’s a beautiful most magical place. The food and people are amazing and the city is so clean. The architecture so beautiful. This year I’m going to cut out clippings and images and do some serious visualizing!
In December I was Vlogging a little and If you would like to watch Vlogmas 2017 you can check it out HERE.
Here is my most recent Vlog. I would love your support. Please Subscribe to my channel. I truly appreciate it. It is really important to me to develop my Vlog channel this year. I love my vlog channel a lot because it shows who I am and my lifestyle. It is more rough cut editing and I my self watch more vlogs then other videos do you? I enjoy sharing parts of my life with you and I hope you feel the same way too.
I also made a Beauty Video for my Beauty Youtube Channel. If you like have a look at my most Recent Video. CHANEL NEAPOLIS
I haven’t blogged for a long time because I had the children home for two weeks and they kept me so busy. I was in the kitchen almost all day. Cooking breakfast, cleaning up, prep for lunch, cleaning up and prep for dinner. It’s a lot of time in the kitchen but I really love it. I enjoy cooking so much! It makes me truly happy to cook and feed my family. There is nothing like a home cooked meal!
A few PR samples came in the mail over the holidays and I wanted to share them with you. I’m always grateful for PR and in 2018 I’m incorporating the PR in my blog posts. I really love and enjoy mixing it up. My lifestyle and everything in my life is free flowing and I enjoy it that way. I hope you enjoy my posts better this way.
I received some lovely delicious dips for December. The family really enjoyed them. Sabra Hummus! Very yummy and thank you so much for the PR samples! How perfect are these for snacks and a party! Festive and fun!
For Christmas my husband and I bought a Nesspresso maker and we love it! The machine makes so many different coffees and also steams up the milk. It’s fabulous and we’ve been enjoying our coffee a lot. He got some stencils for coffee and sprinkled cinnamon on my coffee. How sweet is this right? He is a huge romantic! I love him more and more each day. Love makes the world go round and so does coffee.
I was kindly sent two pairs of socks and I took a photo of one pair before my phone broke down and died and I lost all my photos. Make sure you back up your phone and save your photos. On that note make sure you download your blog as well and save your blog posts, photos and info. Did you know you can do that? Thank goodness for apple care because I got a new phone. I use my phone a lot so i’m so GRATEFUL for that.
The socks that I kindly received are from * DEAD SOXY. My daughter took them from me right away and says that they are her favourite socks because they are soft, comfortable and they don’t fall down like her other socks. As you can see in the photo she loves them.
I kindly received * Neal’s Yard Remedies Essential Oils and a beautiful Book that talks about each oil and what the uses are. It explains everything and I absolutely love the oils. They are my favourite Essential oils for December. They really help relax and soothe. So good for my family’s health and wellness. I add them in the bath and in the diffuser but I also add the lavender topically on the family before bed to relax and help them sleep. We have all grown to really appreciate and love Neal’s Yard Remedies oils. My favourite one has to be the lavender and bergamot. Thank you so much to Neal’s Yard Remedies for the organic and natural oils. They are absolutely amazing and if you are thinking of buying oils I highly recommend Neal’s Yard Remedies. They are fantastic!
Avon’s New Spring items! Thank you so much AVON Canada. First Look at Spring. Exclusive Fashion, beauty and decor. Very beautiful floral patterns, bold colours and all so fresh and vibrant.
This is the *Savannah Blooms Beauty Collection. It Includes Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Clover, Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Citrus Shine, Wash-off Waterproof Mascara in Black, Avon True Colour Matte Eyeshadow Quad in “On the Vine” Flora Print Bag, fully lined. Top zip closure with the prettiest tassel pull. This set is $35.00.
Nails are Darling in Pale pink, bright orange, deep royal blue, soft mint and sunshine yellow this spring. Reminds me of pretty spring blossoms! *The yellow is in the colour “Limoncello” and the blue is in the colour “Sapphired Up” $5.99 each. Avon.ca
Last week I received a lovely package from the beautiful Julie.
Thank you so much Julie!
Julie has the most lovely blog. She kindly sent me a lovely positive and inspirational book called “Things are what you make of them. Life Advice for Creatives” by Adam J. Jurtz. Also the prettiest card and most heartfelt message, along with a beautiful and Magical Star key chain! Julie, thank you from my heart! You have filled me up with joy and your kindness radiates and is so contagious! You are so kindhearted and we are kindred spirits!
Speaking of friendship and love I kindly received this beautiful trio by Avon.ca. A cute journal that says “Kiss and Tell” a beautiful candle that smells so amazing and is super cute and sweet lipgloss shaped as lips! SO adorable! Very sweet don’t you think? Just kiss me Lip balm is oh so cute! Avon’s Valentines Day gifts are Romantic. Cute lip-shaped case holds a kiss tinted balm. Flavourless. Comes in a cute gift box. $10.00 each. Lots of Kisses Journal with 90 lined pages. faux leather. $7.99. Home Fragrance Collection “Celebrate love” candle with sparkling citrus tart berries, effervescent musks and rose petals. $12.99 each.
I’ve uploaded new artwork in my ETSY Store. I’m really loving making art at the moment. I make each piece with love and each piece is an original piece.
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent me a PR Samples. I absolutely love everything and I’m truly grateful.
I wish you all a beautiful and MAGICAL new year filled with positivity and love. May you be happy and healthy and have the best year of your life! Thank you for being supportive and so wonderful to me.
This Summer I’m traveling all around Toronto and exploring my beautiful City! I love to take my girls on the TTC because it is easy and fast. TTC stands for Toronto Transit Commission and NOT “trying to conceive” because two is enough for me. LOL
Last Summer I took the girls to the Science Centre which we are going again in August. They absolutely love it! It’s a great place for kids of all ages. There is so much to learn and do at the Science Centre and it’s all hands on learning. Super fun! If you would like to see a vlog to the Science Centre let me know in the comments.
My daughter making bubbles with her hands at the Science Centre last year. I think she’s a pro at making bubbles! What do you think?
The Art Gallery is a beautiful place to visit. My girls loved it! They enjoyed looking at all the paintings and art installations.
My daughters really love Rita Letendre “Fire & Light” exhibit. I talked to them about the different styles of painting and various artists. The AGO is not a hands-on place for children but I really wanted my girls to experience the gallery atmosphere. You can’t touch and you can’t be very loud so it really challenged them. lol I also fell in love with the Architecture of the AGO. Absolutely breathtaking!
There is one exhibit at the AGO that my girls really love and it is hands on. It’s called ReBLink! Have a look at the vlog and see how my girls held the tablets up to the paintings and how the pieces came to life with a modern twist! They absolutely love it!
The Toronto Ontario Museum is an incredible place to go with the Family. I absolutely LOVE IT! My girls loved it so much and had an incredible time. Have you seen my vlog? Have a look if you like.
There are also great parks in Toronto. My favourite park to visit every summer is Edward’s Gardens which also has bike trails and a picnic area. Bring your sunscreen and blanket and have a little relaxing picnic. The gardens are incredible with so many flowers and plants. Absolutely beautiful!
The Scarborough Bluffs are very beautiful. We go every summer for a walk and really love it. You can also have a little picnic there. Bring a blanket and snacks. Don’t forget your water. It’s a lovely place to relax and enjoy Lake Ontario. As you see in the pictures on the right side is where a lot of erosion is happening and also landslides. But the Public Park area is where you want to be to get lovely views and also be safe.
Parks are fantastic in the summer. My girls love the park and love going on swings and slides. As you can see in the picture, they like to swing every way possible. LOL
Another beautiful Park is High Park. There’s alsoShakespeare in High Park. I LOVE the Theatre so you should totally check it out. High park also has a little zoo. Last summer they even had a little petting zoo. It was wonderful to hold farm animals and have a cuddle. We all loved it!
If you are visiting Toronto I will say that you will LOVE it here. We are a very multicultural city that welcomes everyone! Toronto people are very friendly!
If you are in Toronto around August 18th to September 4th you will be very happy to find out that we have a Toronto Tradition and it’s called the CNE! The Canadian National Exhibition. It is a world of FUN! There is everything you can dream of! Rides, food, crafts, hands on activities, arts, food and more food. Entertainment and fun! My girls love it! I’ve been taking them every year. It can get expensive though but it’s so worth it!
As I continue my summer adventures with my girls I hope you join me! I’m really excited and look forward to August. I’ll make sure to share all the lovely details with you.
I hope you are having a beautiful summer and thank you so much for reading and watching my vlogs. If you would like to see more vlogs please click the Subscribe Button on my Vlog Channel.
Make sure you are following me on IG and Twitter to see what our next adventure will be!@Bestdayblogger
Have you been to Toronto? Do you plan to come to our city?
I would like to say thank you to God for everything he has given me. Life is a gift and I’m grateful to my mother for bringing me in to this world. I’m truly blessed and grateful for everything and for everyone who is in my life. Thank you all for your wonderful support with my blog and with your positive words and encouragement. I’m truly grateful.
Truly grateful for the lovely gifts I received. I’m sharing these with you not to show off or anything like that. Just wanted to share with you what I kindly received.
Here I have a lovely gift from my husband. He bought me a jean jacket from Forever 21 and some amazing aviator sunglasses. He also bought me beautiful flowers and a Michael Kors purse also a HARVARD Sweater. So happy and very grateful!
Last week the weather was so nice I went shopping at Scarborough Town Centre. I bought two lovely camisoles and a pretty handbag from Forever21. I also bought two quarter length sleeve cotton tops from ZARA and two perfumes.
I also had my hair highlighted at the salon.
So today is my 40th birthday and I don’t know if you remember the post and video that I made about ’40 things to do before 40′? Well I wasn’t able to complete all the things on my list but I have half of them completed. Would you like me to update the post with the things that I completed? Let me know. I also want to get back in to my vlogs. I’ve neglected my vlog channel and I really want to work on it more. What are your thoughts?
On Friday I went out with my good friends Leanne and Chris downtown Toronto and I’m really glad I did because I miss them so much and I had so much fun with them. Being a full time mommy I haven’t been able to go out and enjoy my self and It was so nice and really amazing to get out of my routine and catch up on good old times. I have a vlog from our outing coming very soon. We went to the Korean Grill House on Queen Street and it was really great! I’ve never been to a restaurant where you cook your own food so it was a really nice experience. After the restaurant we got some amazing dessert.
Here is a picture of my friend Chris, Leanne and I having fun at the restaurant.
After dinner we walked toward Spadina to grab some dessert and we spotted this amazing tribute.
KeKou Gelato is really delicious gelato. So refreshing and I love the flavours! I got Green Tea Whiskey and Mango. I miss it already!
Here I am with my best friend Leanne. I adore her and she is a sweetheart! I’ve known Leanne for over 20 years and our friendship is truly very special to me.
Love you Leanne! 🙂
I’m truly grateful for all the people in my life including all of you who read my blog and leave me wonderful comments and support me. It means so much to me. Thank you so much! I also want to thank all the people whom follow me on other platforms of social media. It truly means a lot and thank you from my heart!
Thank you to my wonderful friends and family who came over, had cake with me, who left me messages on Facebook, Twitter and IG and on the phone. I love you all!
Thank you all for all your Birthday wishes and love!
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