Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Spring Vibes: New Discoveries & An Old Favourite

I love being introduced to new products and new brands. Thanks to Influenster, I have spent the past several weeks testing out a number of products from their Spring Vibes Vox Box. Some brands were new to me, some brands I had heard of but the product was new to me, and one product/brand I have been a fan of for a while. There was variety, which I loved!
Curious to know what was in the box?
NesCafe Sweet & Creamy- I loved the individual coffee sachets, which are perfect for home, work, or on the go. Super easy to use, makes a nice cup of coffee, and can be used hot or iced. I am keeping a couple of these in my desk, in case I need an 'emergency' mid-afternoon coffee.

Nivea Q10 Firming Body Oil- I didn't really notice a difference in the firmness of my skin, but I have only been using it for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping the more I use it, the more of a difference I will notice. I do want to mention that this oil was great for my overly dry skin, which I really appreciate!!
imPRESS Press On Manicure- This is actually a product that I have been using for a couple of years- I am such a huge fan!! There were enough nails for both me and my sister, plus extras. These are so easy to apply- peel and stick- and they stay on for a few days. I love how natural they look, and my sister and I both got TONS of compliments!
Ebates Popsocket- The popsocket helps you get a better grip on your phone, or acts as a stand for watching videos on your phone. I'm so surprised that more people don't know about Ebates! YOU GET PAID TO SHOP!!! Ebates has partnered with a number of retailers- including Hudson's Bay and Sephora. You can access the online stores of partner retailers from Ebates and they will give you cash back for shopping. 

Annie's Shells & White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese- To say this was delicious is an understatement! Made with real white cheddar- none of that fake powder stuff- and organic shells, this is a health take on traditional comfort food.

Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks- First of all, I am fan of 'power pak' type products, as they do the pre-measuring for you. Arm & Hammer not only gets out stains, but smells great too.

Quaker Harvest Fruit & Nut Granola Bar- About a month ago, a friend and I decided to use our Parks Canada Pass to spend the afternoon at Point Pelee- the Southern most part of mainland Canada- and packed these granola bars for a snack. Another delicious product! They were the perfect in between meals item...just enough to tied you over and feel satisfied without making you feel full and sluggish. I love that these are a health alternative to other granola bars, but still taste delicious!

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Inspire Me: Awesome & Jealous

I always try to make today a great day, to focus on the positive, enjoy the happy, and laugh as much as possible. It will be a challenge to do that today, but I am going to keep this in mind and do my best:

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tu Vas Nous Manquer, Rocky

Today I am saying goodbye to Rocky, someone I have known my entire life. His wife and my mom were good friends in high school- and still are to this day. His daughter is around my age, so I spent a lot of time with her when we were growing up. Throughout the years, Rocky and his family were part of my life.
Last Thursday, Rocky passed away. It was rather sudden. My heart goes out to his wife, children, and siblings. I can't imagine what they are feeling and are dealing with. 

Rocky was also a politician, so I would see him on a regular basis at events and public meetings. He always made the point to say hello to me, ask how things were going, and to update me on his kids. Whenever I was in Chambers, he would make the point to come sit with me in the gallery for a few minutes and chat. He would also let my dad know I was there. Rocky was always looking out for me, making sure I was taken care of and that I was ok.
He was dedicated to his community and the people he represented. No issue was too small for him to look into and he always did what he could to help people. Rocky was also a proud francophone. He was an advocate for the francophone community, always advocating for the importance francophone culture. There was no one more passionate about the preservation and promotion. 

I'm struggling with what to say...nothing sums up what I feel, how much Rocky will be missed, or the impact he had on our community. I feel that I will never be able to do him justice.
Rocky- I didn't have the chance to say goodbye to you. My heart hurts knowing I will never see you again, never sit in Chambers with you again, never talk to you again, never hug you again. We never had a grand adventure or a groundbreaking experience, but our interactions were of the small, ordinary kind- which I think is more significant. The role you played in my life, the fact that you were part of the day-to-day is more meaningful than a one-off big memory. I know that you would have done anything for me...I appreciate that, I really do.

I consider it an honour that I was part of your life, and you mine; and honour that I knew you since I was born. You were hardworking, dedicated, and passionate. Even though I am not a francophone, I will continue to learn about and support francophone culture in your memory. 
Merci pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour notre communaute, et pour moi. Je me souviendrai tourjours de toi. Tu vas nous manquer, Rocky. 
Jusqu' a ce que nous nous retrouvions.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hey, It's Ok

With Amber from Airing My Dirty Laundry

That Big Brother starts on Thursday! Can't wait!!

To have had a great weekend, especially celebrating my great-grandmother's birthday! Always nice to see her, and celebrate her, as well as spend time with cousins.

That I need to start planning my trip to Quebec City! It is weeks away and I have no idea what I want to see and do while I'm there...I need to get on that.

To be loving all the Canada 150 merchandise that is out! So many cute and patriotic things...I want it all!!

That I spent the first day of summer (after work) at the beach. It was the perfect way to kick-off my favourite season.