Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Freebies Anyone?

Hello hello, I thought today would be a perfect day to share my guilty pleasure. This post is targeted towards my Canadian readers only, sorry I wish freebies were worldwide! Anyway, I get a huge thrill from receiving free stuff, who wouldn't?! This website I am about to share with you offers great freebies, coupons, contests and more! It's legit, with a few false posts, the good news is it's run by a group of great people who pick out all the scams! THANK YOU! My family of four can always find a great sample that we can put to use! I have gotten multiple razors for Chris, TONS of freebies for my kiddies, coupons for free items at the grocery store, perfume samples and so many more! Check the site out, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

---------->  FREEBIE SITE

I hope this site is as useful to everyone as it is to me!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Fruit Explosion Smothie!

As I have stated in previous a post, I really enjoy trying new things in my kitchen! The same applies to my blender! I have a personal blender, the lid opens for me to either drink directly from the piece I blended in, or it can come right off for me too pour out the contents. I reallllllly  need to invest in a full sized blender (any suggestions?!) I love having my personal blender, but it's a pain having to make multiple smoothies! Here is what I used to create this healthy, tasty drink!

  • 1 Orange
  • A handful of Green Grapes
  • a handful of Red Grapes
  • 1 portion Blueberry yogurt
  • 1 portion Peach yogurt 
  • Ice

    I threw them all in the blender, hit the button, and now have a fruity blend!
    Enjoy! :) 

Gender Reveal Party!

It's a ...... BOY!!!!

On November 26th, 2012 1:16PM my dreams came true! Adrian Christopher was born! I know as a new parent the joy and love you experience. My journey started off terribly, after facing so many failed attempts at pregnancy, miscarriage after terrible miscarriage I was discouraged I would never get to endure pregnancy. On December 13th, 2011, I was blessed to have Chriss' son Damian placed into my home, to raise as my own, at seven months he was the perfect gift we needed to mend our hurting hearts! When we got Damian I was so blessed, but still feeling empty. I wanted so badly to experience the bond between a mother and the life that grows inside. I don't know why, or how my pregnancy with Adrian worked, but I know one thing is for sure, it was by far the best thing that has ever happened to me!

During the first twelve weeks of my pregnancy I was terrified that I would have to go through the nightmare of loosing my child, as the weeks went by, and my belly got bigger the fear lessened. With this being my first full term pregnancy it was and still is an amazing feeling. Everyone could feel the excitement radiating off of me, I wanted the world to know that I was having my baby, my body took to this pregnancy and I couldn't be more thankful. I decided I would get everyone together to share the gender. My sister was brilliant and planned a gender reveal party for me and Chris! BEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!!

Basically this is how it went; I invited a group of my closest friends, and of course our families. We decided to take advantage of the nice weather and held the event outdoors at Kiwanis Park! I had an ultra sound early in the morning, super excited to get a sneak peak at my bundle of joy, Chris, my sister and I headed to the appointment. We wanted to know the gender of our little miracle, but we made it VERY clear to technician that my sister would be the only one who left knowing, NO MATTER WHAT! We asked everyone to meet at the park a couple hours after my appointment, my sister blew up both pink and blue balloons with helium, decorated a box with pink and blue accents and when she got home from my ultra sound filled the appropriate color according to gender, and sealed the box shut!

Throughout my pregnancy I was certain I was having a girl, it got to the point where we had teams being formed, the pink team, and of course the blue. When we sent out the invites to the gender reveal party, we asked people to wear either pink or blue, to support the team they were rooting for.

Everyone was super anxious to know if they chose the right team! When it came to be the time to find out, Chris and I opened the box together, I got a face full of blue! For anyone who wants to see our video, here it is! :)

- (click here----->) GENDER REVEAL!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Personable Canvas Part 2!

I haven't actually had a moment to sit down and introduce the people who make my life worth living. I am so lucky to have my three boys, they keep me going through thick and thin! Chris and I are so proud of our two boys. Damian is the oldest, nearing the wonderful/terrible age of two, and his little brother, Adrian is three precious months! Needless to say, our house tends to be on the crazy/hectic/busy side. We have ONE family picture of the four of us,honestly, balancing four different time schedules isn't easy! It's far from perfect, but sums us up so well!

I noticed a huge response to the first post on personable canvas. I have finally completed part two of this! I wanted to create something that the kids could get involved with. They had a blast getting messy with the paint! Well Damian did at very least!

  • Canvas! ( I have two kids, so I used two )
  • Acrylic Paint.
  • Mod Podge
  • Photo 4X6.
  • Paint Brush.
  • Cosmetic Wedge.

I had old yucky pictures on my walls, they were cheap from the dollar store, I figured a more intimate picture would be more our style! So I painted the canvas solid black, the great thing about these projects is how personal it can be, choose whatever colors you wish to use! I highly recommend getting blank canvas if you wish to use a light color! 

As I waited for the paint to dry, I went through all my photos of the kids, battled with myself for a good twenty minutes, and decided! I made sure the paint was 100% dry, and laid the photos on the now black canvas! I mod podged the backs of the photos, stuck them to the canvas in the spot I wanted them. I put a layer over the entire canvas, pictures included! Let that coat dry! The last step was the hardest for me! Chris usually works, and I have little to no patience when it comes to my projects, if I get an idea in my head I want to try it right away! Well I went ahead and did the kids hand and feet prints! Tip of advice, GET SOMEONE TO HELP! Here is my final result! 

They may not be precise buuuut they are perfect to me!
                                                           Please share your work with me!