Time To Live In The Moment

easter bannerDuring March break I got the flu and it caused me to slow down. I had time to teach art and do a lot of soul searching and living in the moment.  I enjoyed being away from social media and blogging. I enjoyed it so much that I’m calling a halt to blogging for the time being. I pushed my self into doing a lot of work and creating a lot of content. I’m the type that likes to deliver good and amazing photos and create amazing blog posts. I always go above and beyond and this has caused me to feel anxiety and stress. The opposite reason I got into blogging.


Some people think its amazing to received PR samples, don’t get me wrong I’m grateful and I don’t want to sound rude. PR Samples come with a lot of work. When I receive samples I photograph them, read up on the product, I test it out for a while, write a blog post and do a video sometime.  I put a lot of time and effort into it and sometimes way too much.

The funny thing is that people with high social media following sometimes receive PR samples and all they do is show it on camera and then say “oh look! Thank you so much for the samples” and they are done. Wow right? Then I look at my self and say “what the fudge! Something is wrong here! I literally spent over 8 hours or more on one blog post!” How come I have to do so much work and they just showcase it like the friken Price is Right!

My time is valuable to me and I need to use my time wisely. So I don’t want to work for free anymore. I’m done with it. I think this happened to me last spring as well. But it is my fault I fell back into it.  I truly feel that no one should work for free. I don’t care if it’s the most expensive or posh brand. I won’t do it anymore.

My future posts will be more lifestyle, recipes, art, culture and travel.  I will have some products but they will be products that I’m finishing up and products that I buy on my own.

*I can  feature products on my blog from PR but I have a fee. Please have a look at the PR and DISCLAIMER Page.

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In April I’ll be mostly living in the moment and vlogging on my vlog channel. I like vlogging because there is no pressure and it feels relaxing. Please Join me there if you like. I will also do a couple of blog posts like I did last spring and summer of my travels in and around Toronto.

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Here is a piece I did when I was teaching art in March. The kids and I worked on Abstract and collage work. We used a small sponge foam to paint instead of brushes. I enjoyed challenging the students’ to use foam shapes instead of brushes.  I’m currently planning a Spring Painting Party for Kids and one for Adults.


I’m truly grateful for everything that has come my way. I’m truly blessed and I definitely need more courage in my life do you? Sending you oodles and oodles of Courage in your life to speak up and do what you love. We learn from our mistakes and weaknesses and it’s okay to have faults and bumps a long the way. I encourage you to learn from mistakes and not to be so hard on your self. We are only human and the beautiful part is living, loving and learning.


Currently Reading the book The  F Word , written by Lily Pebbles. She is a YouTuber and now a number one selling author. The book is lovely so far and talks about friendship. I look forward to reviewing this on my blog.


So my friends, this is a beautiful new beginning and I’m very excited and happy. I feel courageous and inspired. I look forward to April and I feel it will be a MAGICAL one!

Until the next blog post,

Much love and positivity!



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Happy March! Spring Break Fun! Fun! Fun?


I’m not very happy about spring break because it means having the kids at home all day! lol just kidding! In all honesty though it’s a lot of work to entertain them and do arts and crafts and keep them fed and busy. They really like to keep busy and eat constantly. Are your kids big on snacks? Mine eat every 30 min! sheesh! So much work!

Let me remind you that no matter how much you plan, kids are unpredictable and things don’t always go as planned but it is better to be prepared. I like to plan the kids meals along with snacks and creative craft ideas. My girls love painting, stickers and colouring. They love hands on activities and I also like to add a little outdoor play time too. The girls also need alone time because they argue and fight and it can be a messy situation.

What are your plans for March Break? I know sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas for the kids. It can be frustrating at times. Planning is the key though. If you plan ahead it really helps. I really like to plan many crafts, activities, snacks and meals. 

I think PINTEREST is wonderful platform for gathering ideas. If you like to have a look at my pins for kids check out  FUN FOR KIDS , School Lunch and Oh Snack! 

One thing I like to do is really pamper my self and give my self extra time at the end of a busy day. Along with taking care of the kids and entertaining them I like to take care of myself with extra long baths in the evenings and I use a lot of my favourite products like G.M. Collins, IDC Skincare, Nivea, Blue Lavande, Clarins, Lipidol, Marcelle, Bio-Oil and more. I  find that taking care of my self more during stressful situations really helps decrease stress levels. I also have to go to a LUSH store and pick up some bath bombs. Love a good bath bomb!

Are any of you going on a trip during the March Break? As I mentioned in my previous blog update this summer I’m heading out East. If you like to read the article have a look: Summer Road Trip -Make Every Adventure an Unforgettable One!

If you’re going on a Spring Break some great ideas before you go on a trip is exfoliating every day and using a body lotion at least two times a day so your skin will be glowing when you’re wearing shorts, tanks and bikinis! BVspa Salt Scrub in Pomegranate & Acai is the perfect exfoliator to prep for the beach. The Salt Scrub contains Dead Sea Salt, which is a natural purifier that removes the toxins that block the pores of the skin. It helps the skin breathe easier, promoting circulation, while tightening the skin to improve skin texture. ($11.99, Shoppers Drug Mart)

After exfoliating, always be sure to moisturize your skin. BVspa Body Lotion in Pomegranate & Acai is lightly whipped and packed with moisturizing ingredients to rejuvenate your skin. Squalane helps prevent free radical damage that causes breakdown of collagen as well as Jojoba Oil and Sunflower Oil. ($11.99, Shoppers Drug Mart)

Avoid fogged up sunglasses & swim goggles! Sven Can See provides safe, instant, anti-fog relief in all temperatures. The “Spray, Wipe n’ Go!” solution comes in a pen-like, pocket-friendly applicator for easy accessibility. ($10.95, Mark’s)

I would love to know your plans for March Break. I was also thinking of taking the kids to the Art gallery, the Museum and the Ripley’s Aquarium. But in all honesty sometimes it’s really nice to spend quality time with the kids at home. I hope you have a lovely month everyone! Plan and execute! 😉

*Not sponsored. All opinions expressed are all honest and true.

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