15 Positive Affirmations/Mantras

Hello, to all you wonderful people out there!! I thought today I would share with you a few of the positive affirmations/Mantras that I have been repeating to myself as of late. We always hear about the concept of positive thinking and how we can open ourselves up for something great. By bashing  away the negativity with some decent thoughts, good might actually come of it! Well, having a happy way of thinking can certainly turn your entire day around, that’s for sure.  I decided to place them all on photos that I’ve taken, just to jazz them up a bit for you!

I was in a rough patch for a while. A terrible way of thinking and allowing myself to get sucked into the vortex of: “I wish” or “Why Don’t I Have” or “Life Sucks”. I noticed a pattern. Every time I took on that notion, my day got worse. The more terrible I felt about myself, the more it ingrained into other parts of my life.

Finally I had enough. I decided to try it. I picked probably one of my worst days, as everything that could go wrong, was going wrong. It was like life had some kind of score to settle. From not fitting into my clothes, to angry and fighting children, to completely cracking off a canine tooth. (And trust me, that was only the beginning.) After I had myself a good cry, I did my best to switch my train of thought to something positive. Reminding myself that things could always be worse, and I that I am grateful for the things that I have around me.

It was hard at first, but it came easier as the day went on. I noticed I was starting to smile more. Then like a domino effect, everything else started to follow in the same direction! Kids were getting along, I was singing in the kitchen again, I started working out again. Now when I find myself starting to fall into those nasty negative thoughts, I stop.  I spring back and recite some of my little chants in my head over and over until I start to feel better. Believe it or not, it really does help me feel better!

Here are some that I like to repeat to myself! I have to admit that since I started repeating some of these to my day, they have really changed my outlook and how things have been happening for me.

Be the Energy Design

Every Day Is A New

Good Things Are

I Am A Creative

I Am A Strong

I am Grateful

I Am Happy

I Am Patient

I Am Surrounded By

I open Myself

I Trust Myself

I Whole Heartedly

I Will Not Let Fear

My Past Does Not

My Positive Thoughts Are

31 Flexible Work At Home Income Ideas

31FlexibleIf there is one thing that I learned while not working, and trying to find work, is that it’s CRUCIAL nowadays for both parents to be working and generating income. Imagine the days when it was only necessary for one parent to take on the financial responsibilities while still being able to have some financial freedom in the process! Those are long, long, LONG gone.

So, I’ve decided to put together a little list of things that would be able to help find that perfect side hustle job. One of these just might be able to help keep up with the bills (or even just add a little extra cash to your rainy day fund.) Either way, I hope that those who found this page, find success in their hunt for extra income!

*Side note* I am in the process of learning how to do some of these myself, and I am not affiliated with any companies I may have mentioned in this list. Any of these that I complete and try myself, I will share with you at a later date!

 

31 FLEXIBLE WORK FROM HOME INCOME IDEAS!!

  1. Data Entry/Transcription

  2. Freelance writing

  3. Blogging

  4. Childcare

  5. Teach a Class!

  6. Mystery Shopper

  7. Lawn Maintenance

  8. Newspaper Delivery

  9.  Grocery/Personal Shopper

  10.  Product Tester

  11.  School Pick up/drop off – Would be especially helpful for other parents if your child goes to the same school. That way, you’re earning a little extra for something that you’d have to do anyway for your own kid!
  12.  Party Planning

  13.  Social Media Expert (Come on, you’re on it all the time anyway. Why not earn some cash from it?)
  14.  Etsy/Facebook shops

  15.  Painter (murals) – I love this idea. If you’re the artistic type, offer your services for painting a mural! There are lots of parents out there who would love to have something original and unique on their child’s nursery wall! But why stop there? You can sit and discuss options of full on themes, and draw/paint accordingly. Doesn’t have to be just the nursery, since it’s an idea that would be amazing for other rooms too! (Game rooms, Rec rooms, Play rooms, ect)
  16. Bulk Garbage Pick Up

  17. Telemarketing

  18. Website Tester

  19. Write and Publish an E-book (Self publishing can cost next to nothing these days!)
  20. Side Businesses like Coaching, Avon, USbourne books, itworks, Scentsy, Partylite, ect

  21. Meal Maker – There are many of those who are in need of help when it comes to meal prep or making. Especially those who are slightly older and are quite not as spry as they used to be. Why not be the person who cooks and delivers their meals! Take one last worry off of their plate by being able to provide it for them 🙂
  22. Travel Agent

  23. Pet Sitter

  24. House Sitter

  25. Voice Actor

  26. Buying & Selling (E-bay)

  27. Proofreading

  28. Surveys

  29. Chat Agent

  30. Music Listener (Slice The Pie) –  This one is new to me, but seems like such a cool concept!! Paid to listen to music? Yes please!
  31. Sell your own photography for Stock photos. – This is one that I’m interested in looking into more!

 

 

There you have it, 31 one ideas of ways to make some extra income while at home. I could certainly go into more detail with these, but I figured I would save that idea for a later post!  Each of these topics would certainly have a lot to offer, but like anything, it will take time. I am looking forward to be doing even more research to give you all a clear indication of what each of these would entail.

If any of you out there would be interested in me going further in depth of these ideas, please leave me a comment, or send me a message! I would love to hear from you!

Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins!

 

minimuffinsOkay, not going to lie. We buy banana’s all the time, and they rarely get eaten. We buy them for the purpose of using them in smoothies. But again, they rarely get used.

After seeing these bananas sitting on the counter for days, and quickly turning into the perfect banana bread consistency, drove me crazy.

Since time is always a factor I needed something quick and easy to complete, that would be tasty, and most importantly to use those damn bananas!

After a quick search, I found a great recipe on Allrecipes.com. You can find the original recipe here.

When I made these, I only had a couple slight variations. I used smaller bananas, and added white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and vanilla to the mixture.  Everything else I stayed true to the recipe.

Here it is! Continue reading →

Splat Hair Color Review!

 

Review“When a woman who cuts her hair, she’s about to change her life”. That brilliant piece of quote is by the ever loved and renowned Coco Chanel. The best part about this quote? It’s not only true for hair cuts, but for new styles and color changes, too!

Styling your hair on a budget is tricky. If you have the option of getting your hair done professionally at a salon, I suggest do that. The chances of you dying your scalp is minimal. But if you’re like me, and like to spice things up every now and again, but what you want is not in the budget, there are other coloring options.

My usual go to brand is Feria by L’Oreal. It’s easy, the color choices are pretty decent (especially if you’re going for a red tone.)

I’ve been dying my hair with box dye (yes I’m sure all those hair stylists out there are cringing, but I loved it then, and love it now.) Continue reading →

Under Construction!

under constructionHey guys!

Just letting you know that I am working on fixing up the ol’ blog. A little vamping up, if you will.  I’m looking to forward to adding new things, and sharing these things with all of you!!

It’s been a while since I added new categories and what not. I’m pretty excited about all the new ideas I have swirling around in my head.

The layout will stay pretty much the same, just the content and menu’s will be adjusted. Hopefully I will have it all under control in a day or so! See you soon!

Thank you for your patience!!

 

<3 Sherrie

Having A C-Section Doesn’t Make You Less of A Mother

C-Section ScarA photo about April being C-Section awareness month popped up in my news feed today. I have to say that it brought back many memories regarding my two precious little girls. Two separate births, and two emergency c-sections later, I’m a PROUD owner of my scars.

There is a ton of stigma attached to this. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people comment on how it’s not a real birth, or the connection with my children wouldn’t be there. I admit that I had it all mapped out when it came to a birth plan with my first Princess. There would be no section, I would go natural. (I also said that I would breastfeed but that was an impossibility that I will post about at another time.)

I never dreamed that by having a Caesarian Section that I would not be considered a real mom, or I would be debated against whether or not I actually gave birth to my child. I was floored to hear people argue and say that my bond with my child wouldn’t be as strong as other naturally birthed children. Well, I call bullshit on all those who think that.  Continue reading →

Spring has Sprung!

 

Spring has SprungSpring can be such a magical time of the year. Snow is melting, weather is getting warmer, and mother nature is sharing with the world new life.

This is a list of Spring has Sprung activities that I plan on tackling with my family in the near future. It’s kind of a goal to complete all these things before summer begins. We all know how busy life can get, so I’m also trying to add more family time in our lives. Anyway, as each task is completed I will be posting the how to’s and what not’s for each activity and how it went!

You can keep checking back if you like, or follow this blog for recent updates. You can also follow my Facebook Page as well! (I’m also open to suggestions on what to add to the list that you all might think would be a fun activity!) Continue reading →

5 Ways To Start Spring Off Right!

5 Ways To StartNow that spring has sprung, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors. If you’re anything like me, the chance to get the kids outside and active is crucial in maintaining your sanity.

I have put together a little list of things that can help start your spring off right!

If you are interested in a longer numbered list, you can find a list of 20 Spring has Sprung suggestions HERE.

Otherwise, you can continue to read on down to the list of 5 ways to Start Spring Off Right that I have listed and described for you. Continue reading →

One Year Anniversary – Back To The 5th Floor.

NoteMarch 16th, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I struggled with not only the day, but mentally as well. There were still no answers to why it had to happen, or what the point of it all was. I thought back to the day of her passing. The discussions with the doctor, and nurses. I replay it all. The collapsing. The anger. The rage. Truth be told, they did do everything they possibly could, and in spite of all the sorrow that comes with this, the nurses were god-sends. I wanted to do something that would show that.

I battled with my thoughts for the better part of the day. I finally decided I would like to give the nurses a thank you card as well as a Tim Horton’s gift card to them. I went back and forth on the decision to do this. I figured if I could actually walk into the building, make my way up to the 5th floor, and walk through the hallway, I would.  After a few hours of debating and fighting with myself, I decided I would at least try. Continue reading →

Video Letter to My Mother.

Mom and I celebrating one of my birthdays. <3

Mom and I celebrating one of my birthdays. <3

Hi Mom…

It has been a long time since I wrote you a letter. Every time I try, I break and can’t do it.

Tomorrow is the one year since you passed away. This is the best message I could do… I know I should have been writing more, and singing your favourite songs, but I can’t seem to do it.  So much has been going on and I would give anything to talk to you about it all. I miss your advice. Your laugh. Your quick witted come backs… I miss you and love you more than I could possibly say…Just below is my little message to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To anyone out there who knew my mother, and reads my posts, I’ve placed a video of her favourite artist at the end of this post. The song is by Kitty Wells and it’s called: My Mother.