Last Chemo And Life Update

Hello my lovely friends!

How has your summer been so far? I hope you are enjoying the weather and I truly hope you are all well, happy and healthy.

This summer I’ve been stuck indoors because I had to be very careful not to get burned from the sun. Chemo can make you extremely sensitive to the sun. So I stayed indoors. I didn’t do much with the girls this summer. I feel bad because I usually love to take them to various places. But now that I’m done with chemo and have my energy back we will start exploring more.

Last chemo! The side effects were so bad but I’m just so happy chemo is over!

I have completed my chemo and I am feeling so much better. I still have some side effects but they are not that bad compared to doing chemo. I still have 13 rounds of Herceptin to do and I receive the Herceptin via IV every 21 days. Herceptin can cause heart problems so every three months I will do a heart eco. I just did a heart eco last week and the doctor said that my heart hasn’t changed so this is good so far. He also said I should do some physical activity three times a week for 30 min. He also said that it should be something that I enjoy. I am still trying to get a routine going but I haven’t established my routine yet. I find it challenging to create a routine when you have kids. When you have children and two kittens life is so unpredictable! Oh yes and that’s another thing. We have two cats. Ziggy and Auggie. They are brothers and they are blue bi-coloured ragdoll cats. Ziggy is 9 months and Auggie is 4 months old. Ziggy is very smart and listens and Auggie is a rascal. It’s been a challenge to have them get along.

Sometimes they get a long. Very rare to see them like this.

This week I start radiation. I’m nervous about radiation but I’m trying to stay positive and strong. I am trying to adjust to all the changes. There are a few things that are happening at the moment in terms of change but I’m trying to just focus on one thing and that’s to finish radiation. I have 19 rounds to complete. After that I’ll be able to tell you all about the new changes.

With everything that I’ve been through the past two years it’s very challenging at times to feel optimistic and excited. I am so grateful for all my family, friends, neighbours and online supporters like you. You keep me positive and motivated and offer me so much encouragement. I thank you for all your support and love.

I didn’t share my latest video with you so here it is:

Also I would like to say thank you to a few beautiful products that I won on Instagram:

I won lovely skincare Beauty by ZERO and I love these so much. Gentle and all natural plant based products. I already started using them and love them so much. These can be purchased at shoppers Drug Mart.

I also won beautiful Maybelline LIFTER lip glosses and Garner Micellar waters. I absolutely love these products so much. The LIFTER glosses smell like coconut and are so beautiful and not sticky at all and Garnier Micellar water is the best to remove makeup and refresh the face. So lovely and hydrating at the same time. So blessed to have won all these beautiful products.

For a couple of years I’ve uploaded a lot of Autumn posts and this Autumn I am hoping to have a few blog post created. Not as many as previous years but a couple of good ones. I just really love Autumn so much. Don’t you?

This month I was fortunate to attend an event. It’s been many years since I’ve been to one so this was so incredible! I brought my daughter with me. She Absolutely loved it! The event was for Leuchtturm 1917 company. I’ve been using their bullet journal for two years and I love them. I’ll have a blog post up from the wonderful experience soon.

Thank you for reading today’s blog post my lovely friends! I will be writing about the Leuchtturm1917 Event next. Oh it feels so good to be blogging again!

Thank you and remember to live your life to the fullest!

My Cancer Journey Chemo and Side Effects

I haven’t written since chemotherapy one. I have finished four rounds of chemo and I have documented my journey on Youtube. YOUTUBE #MYCANCERJOURNEY It has been the hardest thing that I’ve had to go through in my life. Going through chemo is not just feeling a little sick. It is very physically and mentally challenging. I was told in the beginning that I might get some side effects. Well I got all the side effects! The only one I didn’t get is vomiting. Everything else from head to toe is still rolling in as I’m writing this.

From head to toe: Insomnia, migraines, head aches, hair loss, muscle twitches, eye leaking tears, nose leaking, nose sores, extreme dry skin, jaw pain, teeth pain, dry mouth, no taste, shoulder and neck pain, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, tiredness, loss of appetite, leg pain, muscle pain, bone pain, nail frailty, numbing of fingertips and toes, mental stress, chemo brain/fog brain, depression and no patience at all. Also very emotional.

I still have a year of medication to complete and radiation as well. At this point in my journey I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed and I need time to heal. I need more positivity and positive visualization. I need to start my yoga again and even meditation. I have so many questions floating in my head. I sometimes still can’t believe I have Cancer. That it can come back. I now feel stressed about food intake as well. I then get bombarded with people leaving me comments like don’t eat meat, sweets, white pasta, white bread, no potatoes, no dairy and no juice. It’s very overwhelming and stressful. I do understand their concerns but it feels like so much right now. I don’t even know where to start.

I will ask my doctor and oncologist all these questions and I’m thinking of getting involved in a small support group. I also need to get back into doing more artwork. Artwork really helps.

I want to thank you all your love, positivity and support. Thank you for all your prayers and love. I’m truly grateful. Your support has given me so much strength and hope. Thank you. As I continue this road of healing I look forward to sharing my journey with you. I would also like to say sorry if I repeat my self. I still have chemo brain and my eyes and concentration don’t work as well at the moment. Thank you and lots of love and positivity! God Bless!


My Cancer Journey

I really don’t know how to start this post. Sometimes it feels like I’m stuck in the twilight zone. It feels very surreal.

A year ago I found a lump on my breast and I thought it was a cyst. It was on the surface. I waited a little to see if it would go away. It didn’t and I decided to go to the doctor. She sent me to get a mammogram and they said that I should do a biopsy. The biopsy was so annoying by the way. Waiting for results can take years off of you. It’s so stressful. Biopsy results showed that it is cancer and that it is HER2 positive.

HER2 positive is:

“HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). This protein promotes the growth of cancer cells. In about 1 of every 5 breast cancers, the cancer cells have extra copies of the gene that makes the HER2 protein”

This was so shocking to me. I never in a million years pictured my self going through this. I mean no one does. I felt like I was in a black hole when I first found out.

My breast surgeon sent me to do all the testing to make sure that it hadn’t spread anywhere in the body. I did it all. CT scan and MRI are the worst tests. For me personally. Uncomfortable tests. At this time it felt like I was lost in a vortex.

All the tests came back good. Thank God and I had the cancer lump removed. I did not remove the breast just the lump. I also had lymph nodes checked out because cancer can spread to the lymph nodes under your armpit. Thank goodness it hasn’t.

I am now in a place where I’m ready to battle rather in a place of loss and confusion. I had to switch my mind set. I need to feel like I’m in control and the only way I can do this is to be optimistic, positive and determined. I need to be strong for my children and husband whom I love so much. I’m so grateful for everything in life.

So my treatments begin next week. I start chemotherapy, followed by radiation and hormone therapy. The entire process should be completed in a year and I also have to continue taking a prescription that puts me into menopause for five years or longer.

I also have to do a heart echo after each chemo because the medication can have an effect on the heart. This is scary but I’m working out on my treadmill to keep my heart in good shape.

I’m documenting my journey through videos because I want to share my story with others and I want to help others that are going through this as well.

Yesterday I had my PICC line put in and next week I will be ready to do my first chemotherapy. The first chemo takes 4 hours. I definitely need to bring a bag with me full of essential things. I will share #mycancerjourney on my YouTube channel.

Please subscribe if you want to follow me on this journey.

So this is what’s been happening in my life. It also sucks that we are in lockdown 3 in Toronto and I can’t bring anyone with me during my chemo. But I’ll be ok. I’m strong.

In April I celebrated my 45th Birthday. I don’t feel 45. I feel like I’m 30. 🎉

We have a kitten and his name is Mr. Ziggy He’s a blue bi-colour Ragdoll. He is only well behaved when he is sleeping. 😂
Hi I’m at the hospital doing a heart echo. All went well and I’m ready for my 1st chemo treatment.

I would like to say thank you 🙏 for all the online support and love that I’ve been receiving. It really brings me strength and gives me so much hope so thank you. I’m so grateful for all of you. God bless!

Spring is in Bloom! AVON FEATURE 2017


“Spring is in bloom and so are all the flowers!” – AVON

Spring is almost here and with spring comes this beautiful collection by AVON. Lovely florals and positivity. Pink and more beautiful pink! I love pink do you? I can’t wait for beautiful blooming flowers and fresh spring air!

My daughters have fallen in love with this collection and they wanted to help out so I’ve included them in the photos and they are very excited and happy to be a part of this blog post.


This beautiful collection has so many lovely things to offer. I’ll start with the loveliest Full Bloom Canvas Tote Bag. This bag is very sturdy, has an oval base which helps retain shape It has an interior slip pocket and the bag is 33cm W x 43cm H with 19cm L handle drop. It is a cotton canvas material and is $29.99.


My eldest daughter is very excited to help and she said that she loves the bag and she wants to help more often. I think this is a great idea!  What do you think?

Next I have the Be Inspired Travel Mug. It has the most adorable quote!

“Hello Beautiful” -AVON

I’m absolutely loving this cute mug. It helps keep my beverages warm. It is microwave and dishwasher safe. Holds 384 ml. It is Porcelain and has a silicone lid. This is $14.99. The little hands in the second picture is my youngest. She also loves helping out with my photos.


Tic Toc is it spring time yet?  This Pretty Floral Stripe Watch is decorated so beautifully and my little girl wanted to try it on right away. The stripes and flowers are a perfect match! Perfect for spring! It is made out of Silicone and it is 23cm in length, $29.99 each.


smile, You’re Gorgeous! -AVON

Loving how positive Avon is! We should definitely smile more. Spring makes me smile naturally and spring time is the best time to take care of my nails! Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Kit is decorated so beautifully and the quote is contagious! I absolutely love it! The flora design is so lovely. It includes cuticle clipper, nail clipper, nail file, scissors, cuticle pusher and comes in the case that is 12cmL x 9cm W. Price: $12.99.


Next I have the cutest Be Inspired Travel Set! This is so cute! It is a zip-close clear case, 13cm W x 14cm H. It has three silicone tubes that hold 37 to 59ml. It is made with PVC, silicone. Price: $19.99 the set. I love these because they are squeezable! So perfect for traveling.

take me somewhere magical! -AVON


The original best seller with a new SPRING inspired look! I posted this on my Instagram and I absolutely love this jojoba infused luxury bath oil. It has the loveliest botanical  and herbal scent. This is Limited Edition design. Skin So soft Original Bath Oil Locks in moisture during a bath or shower and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. This is 739ml Price $28.00 and available February 2017.

Beauty for a purpose. -AVON

A social selling pioneer, Avon has supported women entrepreneurs for more than 130 years, and is the largest corporate donor to the breast cancer cause, with $815 million donated globally. Help us continue the fight. Share a Cup of Courage. $5 from the sale of each cup goes to benefit the cause. -AVON

Breast Cancer Crusade Courage Mug

Mug holds 325ml and is dishwasher/microwave safe. Coaster is to be hand washed and is ceramic. $15.00 Each All taxes included.  $5 from the sale of this Crusade product goes to benefit breast cancer research, awareness and support services. The mug also has a gift tag and ribbon. Also the lid can be used as a coaster or as an ornament. It also comes with a hanging cord. Comes in English and French.


This collection is AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2017

Through avon independent sales representatives, 1 800 265 Avon, or online at

Thank you so much to AVON CANADA for the incredible samples!

My daughters and I are truly grateful and love everything!


Glamulet New Pink Limited Charms For Breast Cancer Awareness #GlamuletPinkOctober


Hello my lovely readers! I am here to share my story with you.  It is hard for me to write this post.  This topic hits close to home. I believe hits close to home for all of us.  I lost my aunt Stella and a few good friends (Cherl and Violet) from breast cancer and I truly wish that we can raise awareness and support charities that can truly make a difference.  Breast Cancer is the 2nd deadliest cause of death for women around the world.

There is a NEW launch with Glamulet to support women and families with Breast Cancer and to raise awareness to prevent breast cancer. For every charm bought 50% of the sales go to a charity fund for breast cancer.

“Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. We’re going to change that. By doing whatever it takes, however we can, working tirelessly every day.
We’re bringing together the brightest minds, the boldest fundraisers and the most determined campaigners. And we need you to join us.
Because if we all act now, by 2050, we believe everyone who develops breast cancer will live.” – Glamulet Web



About Glamulet

Glamulet has created Pink Limited edition charms that are created to support Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. For Every set of charms added to the shopping cart 50% will be donated to a charity organization.  You can find more information on their website. -> GLAMULET 

They are also on


Thank you so much my friends for reading my post. I appreciate it very much and I hope we can all make a difference and bring awareness to stop and prevent Breast Cancer.

Thank you!

Missing you aunt Stella, Cherl and Violet.