Friday, July 26, 2013


Friends come and go but TRUE friends are always there through the good times and bad!

As I posted in my last article about a condition I was going through, you find out who your true friends are.  I used to have lots of friends when the times were good but when times are tough, whether you are going through a financial battle, emotional battle or physical battle a true friend will try to be understanding and be there when the going gets tough.  I don't have lots of friends any more but I have a few TRUE ones and that is all you really need in life!

We don't always want to go through battles but when we do we gain a new perspective in life on many things and gain more insight and direction.

I believe that people are brought in our life to teach us lessons or to help and be an encouragement to us or us to them. When someone crosses our path we can learn from them and vice versa.
I have found that since I told a few people about my battle some of my friends have fallen by the wayside in life but I am being blessed with other people that are being brought into my life that are encouraging to me.

I hope you are blessed with true friends and encourage the ones you have!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Battle Equals Victory!

I just wanted to share about a battle I am going through.  I went to the doctors and had a patch on my hip and it was dry and flaky, I had this for many years but my Father and Mother both had Psoriasis so I just figured that is what it was.  It started out the size of a dime and got bigger over the years.
  A few years ago I went to my family doctor and he froze it and took a small cut of it and sent to the skin centre to be analysed.  I  went back for the results 3 weeks later and he said it was eczema.  I thought that was kind of odd as there is no eczema in my family history but just shrugged it off and got creams and stuff for it.  It never went away but faded a bit so I just figured it was fine.
  I noticed it getting bigger and I went to the doctor in March of this year as I had an appointment and I told him I have to see a dermatologist.  He sent me to one, at the appointment I told her that my doctor dissected it and sent it away for testing and the results were eczema.  She told me that the tests were inconclusive as he didn't take a proper specimen.  I was a bit surprised so she froze me and sent my sample away for analysis.  I went back 3 weeks later and she told me I had Cancer(Mycosis Fungoides).  I asked her what it was and she told me this is cancer of the skin and t cells in the lymph nodes. and then she told me just to research on the internet.  I was in SHOCK when she told me !  In the meantime other things in my life was going on like getting ready to move.  I was glad to find a diagnosis for what I had on one hand but on the other hand I was scared.  It answered a lot of questions as to why I felt fatigued for the past year as I didn't understand why I felt the way I did.  Another symptom of this condition is night sweats which I had been having but I figured because I was in Menopause that this is why I was having night sweats.  I was so stressed out at work that I had to take a leave.  I went to Toronto to the Women's Health Center to see a specialist and the treatments are set up for August.  I have to have 30 treatments of light therapy.  So I have to commute to Toronto 3 times a week(Mon, Wed, Fri ) for 10 weeks and after I will be checked.
  When I found this news out I went to work and felt sick and stressed, I felt alone and isolated with this condition.  Some people do not understand what you are going through and think you are fine because you look alright.  I have felt terrribly fatigued with this condition and have started taking vitamins to help me through this.
When I felt scared to hear the word Cancer I though of a scripture that gave me peace.  It is If God brings you to it he will bring you through it.  After I read this I had the reassurance inside of me and  I knew that I was going to be alright.
Without a Battle there is no Victory!!
Remember if you are battling Cancer you are not alone, there are people that do care and are survivors. I met a few people that have encouraged me through this ordeal. Try to stay positive to get you through and avoid any negativity in your life!
I have my days when I feel down and don't feel good but I know I will make it and everything is going to be alright.  This is just a storm cloud in life and the storm will pass and the sun will shine again!
One day at a time.

~Remember sometimes people can look good on the outside but you don't know what is going on in the inside of them so never judge by someone's appearance~
~Try to be sensitive to others as they may be going through a strong storm in their life.  Try to be a blessing and Encourage them~

I hope that my story encourages or inspires someone and remember you are not alone!
If you have any comments please share them below if you would like or send me an email at I would love to hear from you.

~Have a Blessed day! ~

Saturday, July 20, 2013

How to Repurpose Clip-on Hoop Earrings

Here is the end result of my window!

I moved into a house and found that I had nothing to put on this window.  There was already a blind there and I thought about how I could make this window look nicer.  I had a piece of material  that was originally a sheer curtain so I thought it would make a nice window scarf by hanging i it sideways  I originally had it tied on the corners with black hair elastics and they were hooked on two push pin tacks. but the elastics dried out and it started sagging,so I thought what can I use that is stronger and more durable,  Then I had an idea!

I had a pair of silver clip-on earrings and thought I would try them on this project, they worked perfectly.  I clipped them on each corner of the scarf and hung each earring on the push pin tack that was on  the corner of the top of the window. This worked out great and I got to recycle things I already had around the house.  I love decorating on a dime but like to have a nice finished look.  Next project is painting the room as I am not crazy about the colour/

Its amazing what you can create once you start thinking and planning and getting your creative juices flowing/
I was happy with the end result of this project.

What do you think of  the project ?  I would love to get  your feedback!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Make a Skirt out of Long Sleeve Button up Shirt

Do you often find yourself throwing out shirts or donating them because you don't wear them any more? I know I have in the past but will definitely try this project first and see how it turns out and looks on me. I found this video and am stoked on creating a skirt now.
  I totally love the idea of creating your own and recycling your clothes to make something new.  I wanted to share this with everyone!
Watch the video and let me know what your thoughts are on this.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Crest Pro-Health Review-Use these products for a Healthy Mouth!


I have been using my Crest Pro-Health Products that I received and I totally love them.  I am now sold on this brand. @Crest Pro-Health. The toothpaste was a nice minty flavour, not to overpowering, texture was a good consistency. It  made my teeth feel plaque free and wonderfully clean. My teeth look a bit brighter as well.  The Crest Pro-Health Rinse  made my whole mouth feel clean and germ free.  I hate to admit it but lately I have a bit of bad breath but this mouth rinse cuts the bad odour or taste in the mouth and keeps it quite fresh for a long time.  The Oral B toothbrush was a soft brush but firm at getting the job done.

Crest Pro-Health Gets 5 out of Five Stars on all the tests on all 3 products
Quality of the Product

I would highly recommend trying these products to see for your self the extra wonderful clean that your mouth will feel.  
Thank you Crest Pro-Health and my mouth thanks you!!

Buzz Agent Campaign-Crest Pro Health

A quick overview of being a Buzz Agent
Connecting people and their favorite brands since 2001, BzzAgent is the leading social marketing company. What's that mean to you? We put products in the hands of hundreds of thousands of real consumers and help them share their opinions about them with friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts and more. We wouldn't call ourselves heroes, but it's okay if you want to.
It is free to sign up and you get invited to campaigns to try products and give your feedback.  below is a link to sign up

Crest Pro Health fights and kills germs, gingivitis, plaque and bad breath.
I signed up for the Crest Pro Health Campaign and received my shipment today!  Its always an exciting day when you receive free products in the mail.  Here is a picture of what I received below.

\Here is the breakdown of what each product costs to buy individually.
Crest Pro Health Toothpaste- Retails for $3.96
Oral B Toothbrush- Retails for $7.46
Crest Pro Health Mouth Wash-Retails-$8.96
The total cost is $20.38 to purchase the three items, through Buzz Agent it was FREE
I made a $1 donation to a charitable cause to receive it.

These are full size products and I cant wait to try them.  I heard great things about Crest Pro Health and am excited to try these.

Have you joined Buzz Agent yet?  What have you received to review? have you tried any of these products yet?  What are your opinions on the products?
Let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beat the heat with Extreme Pita Contest

Today is another hot summer day and I think the Humidity is going to take effect.  When it is hot and humid I do not like to cook, I am sure many would agree with me on this one.  I always try to eat healthy and at the same time buy something tasty.  I just love pitas!  

 Do you love gift cards?  Do you love winning ? 

Starting today; I have a $10 CAD Extreme Pita gift card to give away!

This contest is opened to Canada and the USA.
Contest runs from July 16/13 and ends August 30/13
You can enter this contest daily for extra entries

Good luck!

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This contest is listed on - Contests for Canadians

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hot and Humid!

The weather the past few days has been very hot and humid. I am glad the heat is here so it feels more like summer. We have been getting so much rain so the heat is very welcoming. The only thing that is not so great is the humidity. When we have hot days like these most people hit the beach or a pool. We all have ways of coping with the heat. What do you do to tolerate the humidity?

Take the Poll and if you would like to share you favourite thing to do in the summer I would love to hear from you!

How do you deal with the humidity?
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Häagen-Dazs - The Perfect Cup

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