Confessional Friday

Today I am Confessing:

1) I confess I got emotional last night while wrapping a present i got for my supervisor, it is going to be a very difficult day tomorrow as it is my last one. 

2) I am loving having Jaredene back living with us, she is such a sweet girl and I am happy she is here

3) I am looking forward to going skating tonight, our church are all going skating, I am looking forward to it, I cant remember the last time I was on skates, I think it was when Brooke was like 18 months old, so who knows what will happen to me tonight. hahaha

4) I need a date with my husband, he has been working a lot of overtime and I miss him, next week is March break and Brooke is going to be gone for a couple nights out of town with a friend, so maybe during that time we can have a date. 

What are you Confessing today 


Truthful Thursday-- Who is your Idol


I was browsing blogs and Pinterest one day when I came across these questions to answer for other bloggers to get to know you.

1) Who is your idol
2) How did you get into blogging?
3) If you could have one Super Power, what would it be?
4) Favourite TV show?
5) What would be your dream job?
6) If you could go back in time and do something differently,what would it be?
7) Favourite Social Media Platform?
8) Cats, dogs or Neither? 
9)Your top blogs that you must visit every day?
10) Any Hidden Talents?
11) Would you rather be blind or deaf?

So every Thursday for the next few weeks I am going to share some answers to some questions, if you want to know something, leave it in the newest Truthful Thursday and it will be featured with a link to you

Today, I am sharing the answer to question 1

1) Who is your Idol: as a christian I obey the commandment- have no other Gods/ idols before me, but as a person I would look up to would be my Grandma- who despite her circumstances she had a positive outlook and a smile on her face, she had LOTS of patience and she loved when people came over to visit, she would have tea parties with us grand daughters, she would keep her house spotless, she would have dinner made every single night for her husband and sons who still lived at home.

Who is someone you look up to?


Wednesdays for Women- Guest Post- Chloe

{To inspire and encourage}

When Chloe sent me this, I read and read and cried my eyes out, it is beautiful all over, read this it will bless you . 

A Mother's Love

All throughout my pregnancy, I had friends and family telling me about how much I was going to love my baby. I would always smile really big and say, "I know I will." 

But I didn't know just how much.

It wasn't an instantaneous feeling for me as soon as I saw him. When Travis was born, I stared at him and it was the strangest thing, knowing that I had just pushed this little human out of me. He was so tiny.

I honestly can't remember my feelings at the hospital, it was all such an overwhelming blur. But as soon as we brought that little teeny human being home, it definitely got much more real.

I cried every night for the first few days that we were home, scared to sleep while my little baby was sleeping. I didn't want anything to happen to my perfect little angel.

I was angry at first. Angry at myself for getting pregnant and having a baby. Angry at his dad for not understanding why I was crying. Angry at the fact that for the rest of my life, I would have this terrifying feeling of what would I do if something happened to my baby? 

I would never again be able to worry only about myself and I hated it. But there was absolutely nothing that I could do to change it.

No one prepared me for that. That feeling of helplessness, of terror, of wanting to protect my child at all costs and the absolute devastation that would undoubtedly come if anything were to happen to him.

No one told me that anytime I heard about a child being hurt or dying that I would suddenly tear up and imagine just how I would feel if I lost my little boy.

No one told me just how vulnerable I would feel every time I left home without my baby. What if the babysitter does something that I wouldn't do? What if he cries for just a little too long?

No one warned me just how much seeing my little boy smile could make my heart melt, or hearing him cry make it hurt. No one ever says just how much joy I'll get out of every single laugh, squeal, and screech, or how I'll want to cry right along with him anytime he gets hurt.

Even if they did, I wouldn't have understood it. The love you have for your child is something you must experience to fully understand. Something that would never make sense to someone without a child.

These are only feelings that a mother can understand. The way it feels to get that big huge smile in the morning when you go to pick your baby up out of his crib. Or the way it feels when you pick him up and he wraps his arms around your neck. The way he screams and gives you a big hug when he's so excited that he's learning to walk. 

Life changes the instant you bring that baby into your home. You lose sleep, you miss out on activities and social events, and sometimes you don't shower for days. You want to keep your baby in your arms as much as possible and your baby is all you ever want to talk about anymore. You lose time and even things in common with your friends. But all of it is so worth it.

It's worth it to watch that baby grow and achieve new milestones every day of their life. The second they learn to roll onto their back and then back onto their belly, whenever they learn how to crawl or walk, or even babble something that might slightly resemble a real word, it's all cause for a huge "I'm so proud of you, you're growing so fast, look at my big boy!"

It's worth losing sleep, showers, and sometimes friends, because helping your little person grow is the most amazing gift in the world.

I had someone ask me the other day what my goals in life were. Ask me that a couple of years ago? It would have been something along the lines of moving to a big city and having a fabulous job.

But now? I just want to give my child the best life he can have, love him and understand him, and teach him to grow up to be the best person he possibly can.

Not only has becoming a mother given me a new perspective on my own life, it has given me a newfound respect for my own parents, and in seeing how much they love my little boy, it has helped me to also realize just how much they've loved me.


New Job

Now that the resignation letter has been given to my employer, I can share with my favorutie blogger friends.

I have taken a new job, it is with Dept of Fisheries and Oceans which is federal government- a nice govt job, I am so excited.

I begin March 4th, it is a full time position for 90 days then it will go causal but the chance of getting my full time hours are great...

I am so excited to begin this new adventure, it is a Office job, I will be in the accounts payable dept , my supervisor is incredible, I met her today, she is so easy going.

It is going to be so hard when I work my last day on Friday- Feb 28th, I am going to miss my co workers because they are some of the very very best, I feel so blessed to have such awesome co workers.
I went in today and gave my supervisor my notice, she almost cried, but she was so happy for me.

I am so excited to begin. :)


PicGIF for Mac- Review

As a Mac user, I find it difficult to find a program like this one I am about to share with you 

PicGIF enables you to quickly create incredible animated GIFs from photos or short videos. It’s easy to customize GIF Size, Sequence, Frame Delay, and add text. In just one minute, you’ll get a satisfying GIF. When everything is done, you can send the GIF to your friends via E-Mail, iMessage or simply save it in Finder on your computer.

•Turn continuous snapshots to animated GIFs.
•Re-edit existing GIFs. Adjust its size, speed and add text, etc.
•Create GIF photo slideshows from your life photos.
•Transfer short videos to smooth and animating GIFs.
Now all the trouble I had trying to find a new program like this, has ended, PicGif is all i needed- I had a lot of fun playing this program and will definitely be using it in the future. 

I recieved this program free in exchange for my honest review. 

Weekend Recap


Then I called my neighbour and asked if I could take her dogs for a walk, as I don't feel safe with the amount of deer that are roaming around. To be honest, I love deer but they do make me nervous. I have been reading about them on Feed That Game in the hope of finding a way to keep them away from the house. My neighbours had just gone into town for an appointment so I did go alone, it was the middle of the day and I kept singing- that scared them away I guess... (at least my husband and daughter think so, if I sing in the car they turn the music up higher, haha).

Hubby worked til 8:30 then him and I made chilli for a neighbour who is moving 

I then did some sewing, making all kinds of clothes for my niece. 

Spent the day painting for a friend who just bought a new house, the same one we made chilli for- we had a nice day, she is newly single and got her and the girls a mini home, it is so cute
here are some before/after pictures 
thats all the pictures I got today, oh and this one :
her appliances have not arrived yet, so we used the cold snow to keep our drinks cold, and to keep our coffee cream cold- you know your in Canada when.. 
My hands and legs are angry with me tonight from all the painting, scrubbing etc, it was a crazy day. 

I hardly saw my hubby today, he worked some OT, then he went for coffee with a friends, he helped our Pastor with some things, then he came home, had dinner and had to go back to help Pastor, next weekend we have a date apparently :p I love dating that man 

The long awaited surprise for Brooke came to be:

This girl moved back to NB and she is staying with us until 
she gets a job and her own place, we are beyond excited.
She is an incredible lady who will also clean my house :p
no for real we are just happy to have her with us. 

The other great thing about this Sunday was:


Went to PM service and got a picture taken with a pretty girl 
We matched and she is beautiful <3

We had an incredible service, I love it when it goes above what we planned or thought it would be. 

Have a great week 

Review: Debt Solutions that work

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 Debt Solutions That Work: Your Guide to Get out of Debt and Stay out of Debt for Good

Debt solutions and strategies to get out of debt can vary for everyone, however, the sooner someone is able to deal with their debt, the more options they generally have available to them. Part of getting out of debt is learning new money habits, which help someone stay out of debt in the future.

This book is the one for every person who is looking for financial freedom, if you follow this book, you will get that freedom that you are looking for. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Kidecals- review

Kidecals.com is your one stop shop for everything pertaining to labels! What makes this online company so exceptional is that it offers a wide selection of the highest quality, premium labels for virtually every need. From waterproof name labels, Keycals, gift labels, canning labels, chalkboard labels, pantry labels and so much more…….Kidecals.com is sure to have what you need.

I was so excited when I received my labels from Kidecals, I was trying to find a letter to mail so I could use them, instead I went around and put them on a bunch of things, haha

They have amazing colour and everything about them looks so nice. 

Connect with Kidecals.com on FacebookPinterest and Twitter.
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Cara Box Reveal

I love participating in the Cara Box with Wifessionals

My partner this time was 
Marly and 

Linda spoiled me rotten, she included all my favourite things. 

- penguin
- Eiffel tower keychain
-horse shoe keychain
- letter T
- pretty fake nails
- monthly calendar
- sparkly pencils
- sparkly clips 
- some things for my organization 
( I am the president of the school band and  hospitality co-ordinator at church) 

she included a little note for each item she sent. 

Thank you so much Linda
Cara Box is so much more then getting presents, it gives us the opportunity to become friends with these ladies, Linda is a friend that I will never forget <3


Confessional Friday

Linking up with Leslie and the beautiful A Blonde Ambition blog

Today I confess to you 

1) One week left to my Leave of Absence from work- I had to take a break, I could not handle it for another day, I needed a break and that is ok. I am back to work on February 28th. 

2) I am so PROUD of my sister inlay- she is being a Surrogate momma for the second time, alot of the family does not like it, me, I am thrilled for her, read it here

3) Each day I get more and more excited about our upcoming May Vacation, I hope to get a post on it coming soon. 

4) I am looking for some new recipes, I need to liven things up in the kitchen.. 

What are you Confessing today?


Wonder Woman- Review

I review for BookLook Bloggers

 I was thriled when I recieved this book, as soon as I was able I cracked it open and I could not stop reading, it was so helpful as a mom who tries to balance her life as a mom, wife, career woman. One of the most surprising (and troubling) statistics that I discovered in this book is that while many women feel overcommitted at home and at work, hardly any women feel that way with their church and friend commitments. In fact, when asked which areas they would like to improve in, the highest percentages were first at church and next with friends Kate does an even better job at explaining the tensions that modern women feel in relation to juggling all of her responsibilities and opportunities. To have kids or not have kids? To stay at home or work part-time or work full-time, or perhaps a combination of these? If a woman chooses to work, what area to pursue? What does “career” look like for a mom? So many questions, but most of the “answers” surround managing logistics. Kate shares about her own tensions: This is a book that every woman should read, study and enjoy just like I did.

Hugo, Secret to Happiness- Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The Secret to Happiness-

I was so excited to review this sweet children's book..

Even though it is a children's book, it includes a wonderful message for the whole family, in fact the next time your teenager complains about "not happy", bring out this book and make them read it, they will change their mind.

Happiness is within, not circumstances etc will change how happy or unhappy we are.
Read it and let it speak to you.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Wednesdays for Women- What does Marriage Mean to You

{To Inspire and Encourage}

Today I have my sweet baby sister writing to you, about What Does Marriage Mean to You?

What does Marriage mean to you?

Marriage is one of the most important things that you will ever do in your life, make it work and make it last.

Is there a difference between spending all your time together and being married? The answer is YES. 
Once you tie the knot the whole mechanics of the relationship changes you are tied to one another, you have made a commitment and you can't simply walk out when things don't go your way. 
You're in this for the long haul and that commitment makes all the difference.
The degree of love and affection that you share will intensify immeasurably you will find that there is potential in your relationship for the bonding of two souls within the security of marriage.

I always thought & said I would never date or marry anyone, yes in high school I liked guys but would never date ( besides some of them never really asked ). But that all changed in jan 04 when I meant the most amazing guy ever. We met on a Christian chat site, he was 10 years older then me, I was getting ready to graduate from high school, thinking about college to become a nurse. We chatted, phone calls for 6 months then my parents put a end to it because they/ me didn't really know him, but I knew I liked him. So after high school I decided to take a year of from college and babysit for my sister, so after living with her for a few months, she asked about this guy I told her we still email but nothing more, so she gave me permission to start calling him again. I was one happy girl.
 So in Dec 04 we met in person for the very first time, he was from the USA I was in Canada so long distance relationship was very hard.   He stayed for a few days and headed back but we kept in touch and he kept end coming to visit and getting to knew each other. 
In Aug 2005 our relationship went in a different direction  he asked me to marry him and I said yes. We started planing the wedding and  he was still living in the USA so we were planing long distance ( glad my sister was welling to help)  

So in May 2006  became husband and wife, I would not change a thing I'm the happiest girl there is, he treats me like a queen, he's never got upset and left...we would always work out what ever we would argue over. 
We never went to bed angry at each other and we still don't. 
We will be married 8 years this may. We have had our ups and down, tears and joys.

In May 07 he lost his dad and we found out we were expecting our first child. It was hard because we knew his dad would never met his grand kids. 
Curtis Patrick 

In april 2010 we found out we were expecting baby # 2 and we were excited but on June 3 rd we had miscarried, but we just held on and knew God had his hand in it all. 
We did have a new baby 19 months ago I can't believe how fast they grow and YES she's daddy's girl. 

RaeAnna Lynn 

If you always put God first your relationship will never stray because its all in Gods hands and he's leading and you are following.  


Some Ramblings

An Update

Feels like it has been so long since I just sat here and rambled out an update on us.

I am still waiting for my surgery appointment, I called today and they said it will be for March which is not good because Andrew has to travel in March, I don't want his travel to have to change because of me, but he won't go if Im not completely healed.

Grandpa is back in the hospital, this time he has had another heart attacks, a stroke and 2 seizures, they have made the decision this time that he wont be coming home again, breaks my heart into. Right now he do not know anyone, not even his own wife,  I can not even imagine how that must feel to be honest.  It hurts to know he is suffering so much, as hard as it will be to loose him, it would be the best thing right now because he is suffering so much. Say a prayer for strength for the family to get thru this

Exciting News though:
This family will be increasing by 2 little feet in October, my sister is about 8 weeks along right now, I am so excited to be come Auntie again, and they make adorable babies <3

That about does the Rambling for this time , sometimes you just need to let it all out.. I Love you all so much and thanks for always being the best friends ever <3


Weekend Recap

The day of Love all over the world.
I hate the fact that one day a year is set aside for LOVE, there should be one every month, I show my love every single day, the little things make the biggest difference- packing his lunch, ironing his clothes, him unloading or loading the dishwasher, helping with laundry, sweeping the floor etc. { so did not mean to Ramble there}
We got a big snow storm Thursday night, so it was a late one arriving to work and not a lot of people made it.
It was a fun day thought, the social committee had "Love Song Karaoke" and they had pizza and candy-grams for Love day
We had a Sweetheart Banquet planned at our church but because we were in a storm it got cancelled, so I made a Valentines dinner at home for us, Lasagna, Caesar Salad and garlic bread :
it was a nice relaxing family night.

We were scheduled for our first Bible quizzing tournament but we were still in a major storm so it got rescheduled and right now I have no idea when it will be.
When I woke up, my back was in knots, I could barely walk, Im beginning to think it must be my bed, not entirely sure though, it was horrible to move
We had to go in town to get some groceries, and I needed to buy some shoes.. I got groceries and i couldn't handle looking for shoes, I was in so much pain.
Got home and I could not move enough to get groceries put away, so I laid in bed and read and I did take a nap, felt pretty good when I woke up...
Hubby made us dinner, we tried ground pork bbq nachos, so yummy.
My hubby also cleaned the bathroom, Brooke helped keep the house clean, I couldn't do much at all.
Service has been cancelled in the morning because we are in for another storm, I am so over winter, I want it to be Spring and Summer now.

Relaxed mostly all day, hubby made us ribs for lunch- so delicious.
My back was acting out again so I took it easy, need to be ready for work tomorrow
Some pictures of the storm

It has been a lazy kinda day and Im loving it.

Have a great week my friend <3


Confessional Friday

Happy LOVE day 

Linking up with Leslie, right over here

We are not big celebrators of love day but I wanted to Confess some things I love about my Love

~How he works tirelessly for him family, like lots of overtime so we can have the vacation that we are planning this year. 

~ How he holds me when I cry because the stress of the world has gotten the best of me

~ The incredible Daddy he is

~ His love for Jesus

~ How he picked me above all else

~ How he lefts me buy all the shoes I want :p

~ How he brings me flowers on a random day just because

I Married one incredible Man and I am so thankful that today marks 15 Valentines we have had together. 

I love you 
I would not be the woman I am today or the mother I am today without my husband. He pushes me, encourages me, and motivates me to be the person I strive to be and to be the wife and mother that I should always be


Our 15th Valentine Day

To my Valentine, 

Today marks 15 Valentines of us! 

We are not big on celebrating it because when you are married to someone as great as you,every day is a LOVE day. 

You work hard for your family, always looking out to make sure I am ok especially if I am having a pain filled day, you are ok with me resting while you take on the role of Mommy and Daddy and let me sleep the pain away. 

When you hold me, everything with me is ok, no matter the problems of the day

What about the way he is patient with me when I get frustrated over silly little things? The way he leads our family in the ways of God and helps me to become the woman God wants. The hours he spends in prayer for his family. The ways he wants to be with his family, instead of hanging out with friends.  The way he is patient when I have to go to bed because my pain is so bad, so he watches Brooke for me. 

 What about the other 364 days of the year when he was showing me how much he loved me by being a godly leader and husband, tender and kind father?  Putting in a load of laundry when he walks in the door, or unloading the dishwasher because he wants to make things easier for me. Fixing me a cup of tea or running a hot bath because I needed to unwind after this crazy day. 

How it touches my heart to remember the years of extra jobs he worked to provide for our family during difficult seasons. or working all kinds of over time so we can have a fun filled vacation this year. 
I love how he works with our daughter, teaching her necessary skills to survive in this world, but most importantly, training her in the ways of God.  Showing Brooke a beautiful musical piece on the guitar that he composed. Teaching her that is is okay to be quiet, that we must at times be still to hear what God has to say.
I am blessed beyond words to have a man that loves me every day of the year…not just one day set aside to show love. I am thankful that God blessed me with such a man. I am thankful for his patience and leadership in our home. I pray that I will love unconditionally, as he does.
How amazing to me that this man~who never knew love, never was shown love~ shows the love of God so freely. He has spent the last 15 years showing me what love really is.
I love you honey and i cannot wait to spend the rest of my Valentines with you. 


Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

This is the Epica Stainless Steel and Gridded Nylon Cocktail Muddler

I was so excited to get this and try it out in the kitchen, this time of year we dont make much in the way of drinks but it is also great for muddling spices, also can be used for citurs fruits.
The purpose of muddling is to release flavor-packed oils from where they're trapped in aromatic leaves and fruit peels

Some Pro's

Ergonomic handle
Nylon head wont scratch glass ware 

it is heavy duty, 
stainless steel and 
dishwasher safe( whoop) 

If you have never used a good muddler, then this one is for you. 

Head over here to purchase this amazing kitchen tool, you will not regret it and it just made your work in the kitchen easier 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesdays for Women- Joy

{To Inspire and Encourage}

  1. 1.
    a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
    "tears of joy"

    synonyms:delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilationtriumphexultation,rejoicinghappiness, gladness, gleeexhilarationexuberanceelation,euphoriablissecstasyrapture;

Do you ever wake up in the morning and you are filled with so much joy, for no apparent reason but you just know this is going to be a great day... 

Then you can't find your favourite outfit
then you spill your coffee over your outfit and have to change again
then the traffic is causing you to be late
then an email form your boss is taken the wrong way 
your lunch don't taste the way it should 

It don't take long for the joy to dwindle down does it

Joy need s to be so much more though, it is so easy to let circumstances take over our joy and we are going around all day saying 
"Wish I stayed in bed today"
"Can this day get worst" only to find out it can and does..
do you feel like that?
is that really just me who feels that way... 

You feel the weight of the world all on your shoulders, you cannot wait to leave the office and go home and curl up in your pjs with your favourite show on the TV, supper on your lap and kids all behaving, husband is staying out of your way and you are ready to relax. 

You plan to go to bed early and sleep the day off because you are home now and it can only get better.. 

then you get a phone call with some disturbing/bad news... 

How Joyful do you feel then.. 

We have to stop letting circumstances destroy our joy, some people think Joy should be circumstance based like they think happiness should be, not true. Off course it is ok to feel sadness, we are human after all and it is how we are made.. 

We need to activate our joy, let others see we are joyful. 
When people see us always with a smile on, it is contagious, we  will make them curious as to what we are so joyful about, that lady next to us at the cash may be having a "non joyful" day, the person next to us at the traffic light, the person on the other side of the phone may need our friendly self to give them that smile, they can hear a smile in our voice, it is proven, try it. 

So today, Show someone JOY, give them that smile, take away their frown, it will make you feel better and when you are having a tough day, think about that person who is hurting more then they are, show them the love you have. 

It will make a difference, I promise 

Wood Watches Giveaway

I am excited to bring you a great giveaway today .
This is a giveaway provided by our Sponsor WoodWatches.com
They are kindly giving away One wood watch to one lucky contestant up to a $130 value.
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Vitabath- Review

Vitabath’s Cupcake Couture Collection has got me falling in love with it. 

I was thrilled when I found out I was going to review Vita bath products. 
Sometimes you will get products like this that will leave your hands feeling slimy and greasy, not this stuff...

It not only leaves your skin feeling refreshed but beautiful smelling all day long. 
tell me what woman would not enjoy this, in fact I have liked it so much, I will be ordering some products for occasions that I have coming up. 
You can find them here to purchase:

I received these two products for my honest review. 

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