Alright this Saturday Night

My children wanted to learn our traditional dish of Filipino Lumpia. In a short description, they are small egg rolls usually made as appetizers, snacks, sides etc. I had so much fun teaching them how every piece is made with care and love. It was a nice bonding moment shared with my young men. I hope they will pass this recipe and technique to my future grandchildren.

I remember helping my mom and aunties make hundreds of these egg rolls. I was responsible for carefully pulling each wrap away from the other making sure they didn’t rip.

Overall, I’m proud to say that, despite the efforts to cut corners, they did a wonderful job and it’s nice to have help to make these traditional treats. The delicious Homemade Lumpia was devoured.

Enjoy the video! There will be more recipes and adventures soon!

Stiletto S

Family Time

The summer continues with some very unsettling weather but I’m taking advantage of every moment of the bright warm sun. With 2 poodle puppies, socialization has been challenging. Luckily, we discovered a park with a pond! We walked around and I’ve never been so grateful that I added 2 standard poodles to our family. They have brought a lot of comfort to every member of our family. The smiles on the faces of my children playing fetch in the water with Tootsie has been such a blessing.

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I’ve spent time learning more about the history, as well as how much this breed of dog, the Standard Poodle, has contributed to the many breeds of dogs on the world today. Getting 2 standard poodles at around the same time I see so many differences between them. It’s so interesting to own the same breed of dog yet they are so different in their own way.

I decided to train my 2 dogs in the best way they’re suited to. So far, I’ve observed Tootsie’s drive for a job and natural love of water. Babbette has already helped me as a service dog so I will be training her differently as well.

I’ve been so inspired by my children and the dogs. They all stay in the moment and to them less is not only more, it’s way better.

Here’s the kind of fun we had on our first outing to the pond. My goal is to walk the dogs there and back regularly. 🤞🏽🤞🏽 (Weather permitting) With all my renewed energy I want to do as much as I can to get to my goals.

Cheers for summer inspiration

SS

Babbette ready to jump in the water

Over already?!

It's the Civic Holiday weekend and it feels like the summer months passed by so fast! I blame most of this on the weirdest weather I've seen in years! It would rain so hard it sounded like hail against my windows, thunderstorms at least once a week followed by extreme heat where I could hardly breathe. Although, I'd rather have this weather than the upcoming winter months.

The back-to-school supplies and clothing are in all the stores, I can almost hear my bank account cry for my school shopping days that are just around the corner. It will be an emotional school year for me as my last little pterodactyl will be leaving the nest to go to school. So far, he knows his numbers up to 10 and backwards, but he refuses to sing the alphabet song lol. Thanks to the iPad he does know what the letters are, but he just doesn't like the song. I'm guessing that he thinks the song is dumb, he rolls his eyes every time I ask him to sing it.

Lately, my days are filled with doll orders and event planning. It's a truly exciting time for me. I have found what I love in all aspects of my life from the kids, social life and now my artistry. They often say that when your personal life is good everything else around is chaos. I am living proof that the saying is NOT true. We all need to find the balance in our own lives or things get harder and harder to do. It's like the universe makes some things in our lives difficult in order to accept something better in our lives. "Out with the old, in with the new" has a deeper meaning than we think. This whole year has unraveled many important life choices for me. My family relationships have been stronger now than ever, financial security is finally here, reuniting with my childhood best friend, maintaining deeper relationships with my friends from all over my online world and forming new amazing friendships who have cleared my mind and settled my soul.

Yes, you can have it all, yes abundance is attainable. If you want these things, you have to release everything that you know is holding you back. It will seem so difficult to let go, but it will be worth it and those difficult moments you are experiencing right now, will be in your distant past. Right when you're about to give up hope is when you have to gather up as much strength as you have to get through the rough moments. You will see your end goals, not when YOU want to see it, but when you're ready to accept it.

SS

2017 Heatwave in Ontario


Time to get my summer shoes out!

For the last 2 days it’s been so humid and hot I couldn’t go outside. The dogs didn’t even want to stay outside for very long.  I’m thinking of getting a hose that mists around the deck in the backyard. It’s hard to explain but when I find one I’ll post a picture. 

The air conditioner has been running hard and I’m sure my hydro bill will be a hefty one 🙄 thanks to the Ontario premier. (I don’t like her at all, to put that politely)

I’m still excited about the summer. When the kids are finally done the school year I can sleep in. Lol that’s my goal.

On that note be aware of the heat and stay cool during these unpredictable heat waves. Drink lots of water and relax as much as you can. 

Until next time ✌🏼 

SS

A quick change and away we go…

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!

SS

What a Week!

It’s Sunday and the week is officially over and I couldn’t be happier.  I had an unusually productive week that lead to a relaxing weekend.  I’ve been making my Christmas lists and planning out the colour scheme of this years Christmas.  Being in the new house makes this year extra special and makes me more excited about all the holiday activities I have planned for the kids.

I’ve been editing and uploading new videos to my YouTube channel more regularly and I’m enjoying the routine.   I’ve been working on some projects with my sons and we’ve all been having such a great time.  My kids never cease to amaze me with their fabulous ideas, they inspire me every day!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day, much love to you all! 😉

SS

Here are my most recent uploads:

Mixed Blind Bag Toy Review
#WhatIsLifeVlogs S1V3: It’s raining…Let’s buy stuff!
#WhatTheFace : 30-minutes-or-less Look

Lil Man’s Operation

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Nothing can humble a parent more than when they require an operation.  Although it was considered “minor” the powerless feeling was so overwhelming when they wheeled him out of the room in a steel crib that resembled an animal cage.

The newest hospital improvement is now a random number attached to the patient’s name.  The waiting room has a huge monitor to watch and track the patient’s whereabouts.  It’s a lot like the airport monitors where one searches through to look for their flight number.  He stared at me with his great big eyes and it took everything I had to not breakdown and cry.

The whole hospital visit took about 5 hours.

It took about 3 days for the pain to finally subside and his appetite has finally come back.  I’ve been awake on 24hour on-call nurse duties so, I’m happy that he’s back to his   sleep schedule.

Now that my son is healing, I’ve  been able to film and edit so you will be seeing much more of the video projects I’ve been working on as well as my radio show shenanigans.

Click the links to see my recent and previous videos:

StilettoSupermom Channel
#WhatIsLifeVlogs:
#WhatIsLifeVlogs S1V1: Operation Day

Much love to you all and thanks again for all your support during my son’s hospital stay.   Take care! 🙂

SS

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Transitional Fall… AWESOME!

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Fall has finally begun and I couldn’t be happier!  I love the cool breezes that make you want to put on a couple more layers of clothing.. but not quite commit to a jacket.  I’ve pulled out my old flannel shirts as well as purchased some new ones.. gotta love our flannels, cuz Canadian!

Unfortunately, I won’t be as invested in Halloween this year as my son is going in for an operation.  I’m anxious but with a bit of help from my family and friends I’ll get through.

The decorations are up and the ambience is set, although I’ll be playing an actual nurse for my son, I’m sure the festivities will be spooky and amazing!

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Happy Halloween 2015!

Much love,
ss

Midsummer days: Settling in and flying out…

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Midsummer is in full swing and I’m not only feeling the heat but my days have been filled with major changes in my lifestyle choices and a new beginning into a very exciting future!

A couple months ago, I made some serious lifestyle changes which not only included a lot of soul searching, but also required me to move into a new home, furnish it and put my business and travel plans into “full speed”.  In the midst of a tough situation, I managed to find my zen in a beautiful new home complete with everything I could ever hope for, the catch is that I have to furnish the entire thing!  Although, like many, I love to decorate and shop for my home I have to admit after almost 2 months of getting things organized and moved in I am EXHAUSTED!

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Not only am I shopping for the house, but with September fast approaching I’ve been spending my last couple days getting the kids ready for their new schools, new clothing and appointments.  Yes..I still use my planner on a daily basis and it has been a lifesaver.

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The whole transition into a new life may come with some hiccups, but I take each hiccup with a proverbial drink of positive water and keep on moving towards my goals.  Due to the move, all my traveling plans were put on hold, so it’s time for this girl to pack her travel bag and get some much needed relaxation.

 

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Being on Meerkat ( @AppMeerkat ) has introduced me to some amazing business contacts which have turned into some great friends.  After almost 5 months, I finally get to meet and hang out with some of my favourite people in New York!  My tickets are booked and now all I have to do is get packing!  My travel clothes are lined up and my itinerary has been finalized.  It will be an epic trip! 😀

Much love to all, I hope your summer has been a great one, too!  I’ll update you all soon!
SS

Hanging out on Mom's new chair
Hanging out on Mom’s new chair

My daughter has her back covered! lol
My daughter has her back covered! lol

Watching me, watching you… but LIVE!

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I’ve weathered the storm of the Easter weekend unscathed.  I had a huge turkey dinner with all the fixings and also several desserts, at my brother’s house.  The kids played Easter Egg cracking games and ran around with their cousins. I’m really happy we decided to have it on Saturday instead of the traditional Easter Sunday.  It gives me a bit of extra time to chill out and catch up on some need-to-do laundry.

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About a week ago I discovered a new app; now if you know me, you will know that I’m always looking for some cool apps and games for my phone and iPad; well, the app is called Meerkat.  It’s available of all IOS users (Android version to come), but you can watch live streaming on your computer.  Meerkat is a new social networking app which allows you to watch people and events through live video streaming.  Your viewers respond to you through their Twitter accounts.  I held 2 Meerkat Marathons to test the app.  I ran one 20hr stream and another 24hr stream during the first 2 days and Meerkat was connected and going strong.  I have also been able to meet new indie artists and great new friends.  It’s great to know that I can reach out and interact with my Twitter peeps as well as help others.  I am currently streaming every day which means I’ve gotta be somewhat camera friendly at least once a day haha.  This is a great tool for vloggers, businesses, independent work, etc.  It’s safe to say I have a new addiction.

I hope you are all having a great weekend and hit me up if you see me on Meerkat!

Much love to you all and thanks for stopping in!

SS

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