I am so excited and uber impressed with this new feature! Now I can bring everyone with me on my journey away from other social media platforms. I feel like this stories feature will also bring a more intimate feel cor those who have been subbed to me for years. No need to find me I will be right here. Yesss! To more interaction
I had such a fun weekend and I’m so happy that the stresses of the world melted away. I ordered more supplies, worked on some fine details and now I feel more prepared for all my future projects. As a bonus, I got to meet up with some great friends and we ended the weekend with sharing some great laughs and stories.
All in all life is awesome!
Bring on the new week!
The heat is on and it has been scorching hot outside over the past few days. With weather history in the making we have the lava flowing in Hawaii and poor air quality readings which seem to be triggering a lot of allergy suffers. I don’t have allergies, but even I notice how hard it is to breathe outside. I’m praying for safety and good health for our dear friends in Hawaii.
So much is happening that I was starting to feel like I was even giving myself enough time to rest. I evaluated my current status and I was slowly starting to slip back into my workaholic tendencies. My worst “crash due to exhaustion” left me so mentally drained I couldn’t even remember how to write my name! I had orders booked and was working at a great pace, I was trying new techniques and really having fun, BUT I was working around the clock. I was designing as I was doing detailed work then taking pictures and shopping for supplies.. I was all over the place. The thing that was the most exciting was how productive I was and how ahead of schedule I was in all that I did. I was down to my last two orders and I remember working all day and I stayed up until 4am. The birds were chirping and I got up from my desk and stood out on my patio deck staring at the rising orange sun. I stood out there for, what felt like hours, 20 minutes and felt all my lack of sleep hit me so hard my knees buckled a little. I had to struggle to keep myself balanced. I went right into the house and straight up to bed. I was completely exhausted and in bed for 4 days. My deadlines were getting closer but I was done. I could hardly stay awake. I do not need a repeat of that!
I decided to keep the weekends as my designated “No Work” days, so far so good. 👍🏼
Another very interesting week of up and down weather. BIT I’m still not complaining! I’ve been looking forward to coffees outside in the mornings and afternoon barbecues.
I decided to go to the local farmers market (Trails End) for some fresh produce. This is my favourite place to shop, I like to travel to small towns to shop, I find so many great deals! This visit, I purchased some smoked mackerel fish, broccoli, asparagus and mushrooms. This is one of the kids’ favourite meals, of course with a side of rice, lol.
I browsed around the furniture section ( I’m redecorating the basement ) and got some great ideas. There were also some beautiful summer dresses for sale that I found. I’ll definitely be going back to stock up. The resort will be open this weekend so I need to get prepared!
If you get a chance, please support the local farmers in your area and fill yourselves with some fresh fruit and veggies!
I had a fantastic Thanksgiving celebrating with family and some new found friends. I love being surrounded by so much positivity. The weather is beautiful, the kids are happy and there’s nothing but awesomeness coming up!
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 7 years ago and I’ve come to understand my disease more and more each day. It’s much like riding a bike or driving, I remember how to do all those things regardless of how long it’s been since you tried riding each. MS is constantly called the “Monster” for good reason. There is no cure for MS and it leaves permanent damage everywhere it travels.
I’ll be going over the disease in a self-documentation of what my symptoms are and the various treatments that I have been trying over the years. I’m still learning more and more about my disease as well as being aware of how these symptoms have effected myself physically, emotionally and mentally.
I hope you enjoy my MS and Me serious.
I will post the video on my YouTube channel under: StilettoSupermom
Off we go…..
This is one of my favourite things to do in my surroundings. We have a fabulous fresh Farmer’s Market close by and I just love it. Fresh fruits and veggies, meats, baked goods and the sound of vendors yelling out their upcoming sales is like music to my ears. I even had a chance to look through all the furniture that I will be decorating my house with.
I stocked up in meats, bought some amazingly fresh butter and raspberry cream tarts and smoked mackerel. OMG I love this so much, it could be my childhood upbringing when my parents other family friends would get together have potluck dinners, there was always BBQd fish somewhere among the sea of Filipino foods. I decided that I want to share that same kind of traditions with my children.
I hope you enjoy the video of the travel to the Farmer’s Market!
More to come..
I know I’m late in the game of the wonderful world of skin cleansing spin brushes, but after watching many videos and advertising about how clean one’s face would feel I had to try it out.
I didn’t want to invest in a gadget that costs over $100, I figured this Danielle Ultrasonic Deep Facial Cleansing System would be close to the other big brands. I found it in Winner’s for $25 you can find it on Amazon for a little over $40, that being said I’ll get into my experience,
I started the brush up according to the instructions and it felt so weird! I was very careful in not adding too much pressure to my face with it and I prayed that it would make some kind of difference, which it did. My face felt smooth and yes, deeply cleansed. However, I found a concerning flaw though. I struggled a bit to wash it out properly to avoid any bacteria that could grow on it.
As you can see from the above picture that it’s not completely clean with my waterproof makeup. I left my face alone for a week. I did a round 2 with the brush and I doused the brush with rubbing alcohol.. this was a BIG MISTAKE! I didn’t rinse the rubbing alcohol completely and I started the brush up and my face started to burn… and you guessed it, I almost chemically burned my face! Don’t do that. Round 2 didn’t give me as much of a cleansing feeling, possibly because my face was burning.
The travel case was of great quality and it is my favourite colour lol. I tried the other attachments but there wasn’t much difference between all of them, they all scrubbed my face off. Overall, it was ok, I don’t think I’ll be reaching for it a whole lot but I’m also happy I didn’t spend over $100 on a product I just “meh” about.
If you are curious about the more expensive brands I would suggest you try out one that’s more affordable before investing a lot on a product you may not even like after awhile. Also, you have to sanitize it before and after you use it, it’s just a lot of extra work than buying a face cloth and exfoliating with it.
Let me know what you think of this skincare regiment I’m curious to know how long people stick to using this spin brush.
I had the pleasure of attending a great underground hiphop concert with Moka Only & Robbie G. These 2 artists never cease to get me moving on the dance floor, Robbie G has a smooth lyrical flow that is all heart. You can feel his passion for hip hop through his energy on stage.
Moka Only has a soulful style that represents why I fell in love with hiphop music. He kept the crowd jumping and my stiletto heels tapping. He would bust out in a freestyle randomly and interacted with the audience like we were all just hanging out. A very down to earth artist and performer like a breath of fresh air.
All in all, hiphop is alive and breathing, the future looks bright and I will be a true fan and supporter for these artists.
It seemed as if I was ready to put my plan in motion and move forward, then like the boom of thunder something happens and I’m lead yet again down a very unknown path. Making alterations and changing schedules has been an ongoing thing. Sometimes it feels like I’m 2 steps forward yet 1 step back and it can be a tedious cycle. Although it definitely feels like a Monday, it feels as if this is the moment where I have to adjust my plan to accommodate an even better opportunity. I’m not sure where it will lead me and I really never want to know, I just know that I am being slightly forced to venture into very uncharted waters. It’s both exciting and I’m full of anticipation I almost feel like a child with a great book, skipping forward a few pages just to be sure they know the outcome.
After moving and transforming over the last few months, I’ve accepted that for whatever reason, I chose this ever changing and unknown path and that’s ok. I still love what I do and I’m willing to leave more room for changes when it comes to my decision making.
My vision is becoming more and more tangible with every opportunity that has been presented to me. I am ever grateful to all my online people that have not only been inspirations but have become dear close friends of mine.
My next goal is to plan a family trip to Disney World… I’m thinking about traveling there in a large RV and a strong wifi connection.. maybee… hmmmm…
Hope you are all staying warm and safe!
Much love my Sweets!