You know those corny sayings that seem to clog the internet, you know, the ones where they are supposed to inspire you or uplift you? I read those quotes and I find one common thread between them all and that is the moment I was reading them, I should have been moving on and taking the next step towards my goal. As positive as they are, these are things we should be telling ourselves on a daily basis. I’m a strong believer in self preservation for the sake of the quality of life that you really want.
I was doing research, making appointments, drafting plans… and I stopped myself and smiled. In all my adulthood, 2017 has been the best I have had yet. I used to do things here and there, not out of things I had to do but for things I felt I needed to do. Going with the flow and letting go of this invisible control we all think we have.
Today, I started to notice how all the things I’ve been doing up to this point have come to fruition. I used to get stressed out when I didn’t know what was going to happen after working so hard. Now, I find myself smiling more and knowing that this whole journey was preparing me for something bigger than just what I love to do. I’m on my way to fulfill that mission I gave to myself.
My new addiction… The art of letting go…
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.
What a fantastic celebration for my beautiful country! I’ve been reuniting with family and solidifying our bonds all day!
I’ve had weeks of excitement watching my fellow Canadians decorating their homes, cars and clothing with our beautiful red and white colours. This is the one day that I wanted to be filled with love and laughter and it came true.
Canada has given my family so much opportunity. From the Philippines to Canada my family was welcomed despite the ignorance of racism and the uphill climb to success. Being born and raised here, I have learned so much and I continue to learn more about Canada each day. I am a proud Canadian living in the best country in the world. The best part of living here is being surrounded by so many cultures and traditions from all over the world united in one country. Canada is best described in our own anthem. If you ever get a chance come on up here and enjoy us. We work hard and play harder 😊
O Canada, our home and native land
True patriot love, in all thy sons command
With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The True North strong and free
From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
God keep our land, glorious and free
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
O Canada we stand on guard for thee
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…..
MS and Me Vlog Intro
MS and Me Vlog 1
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 ✌🏼
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a gadget review, however I had to say something about this pretty yet purposeful gadget targeted to women.
I found this product in Winners while looking for a new replacement for a wallet I’ve had for over 3 years. I sifted through many styles including a Tommy Hilfiger one and I had to decide between the two. This is a wallet designed by Adrienne Vittadini it has a phone charger BUILT IN!
I am on my phone all day so yes I have to charge my phone before I leave then pray that my battery isn’t going to die. I drain my battery about halfway through my day and it is so annoying. This battery charger has already been a saviour!
The inside pouch has a semi-detachable charge station built inside secured by 2 snap buttons. It has a micro usb cord with a lightning adapter. Simple instructions on how to use the usb; flashing red light means charging solid red light means fully charged, blue means charging device. I have an iPhone SE and it fits perfectly in this wallet which has a wrist loop. I was looking to downsize my ever swollen wallets of the past and this is a great incentive to do it. So far, when I need an extra charge it’s right there and can be charged discretely without loose external batteries hanging around which isn’t very cute. Yes as a gadget gal, I will fall for anything that makes gadgets look cute.
If you have a chance to find this wallet or something similar, I highly recommend you pick one up to add to your summer fashion accessories. This will make an awesome gift for your fellow gadgeteers. If I find more of these wallets I’m gonna pick one up for my Mom. 😀
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..