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

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 →

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.

Mental Health & Understanding

Mental HealthIt still baffles me how people cannot seem to understand the complexities of mental health issues. Maybe the only reason I do, is because I am a survivor and ongoing learner of it, I get it.

I grew up mostly in a heavy cloud that would follow me around day in and day out. It would rob me of sleep at night, my interest and my love for others. It wouldn’t be an uncommon thing for friends to beg me to come out with them, do something-ANYTHING with them. But I would opt to be alone, be by myself with nothing but my music and many journals.

Yes, it got to the point that I would stopped being asked to do anything. And yes, I was a target for many unfortunate situations. (Some that my handful of friends would bluntly tell me to knock it off, or to actually think about what the hell I’m choosing for my life.) I couldn’t explain to them why I was feeling the way I was, or why I did the things I had done, simply because I couldn’t explain it to myself. Continue reading →

Engaged – The Story.

EngagedThat exciting moment when you get engaged. The man of your dreams plans a spectacular evening filled with love and hope. He gets nervous and quiet knowing that any moment will the moment that will lead you both to the next step.

You laugh about silly things you’ve done together. He laughs while you rap Eminem flawlessly and dance kind of wildly to old 90’s favorites. It’s the smile he loves to see so much from you.

You go for a drive around the city kind of grateful to be out passed 8 in the evening, since you both rarely have a moment to yourself since life, work and family are your priorities now. You laugh about the fog that rolls across the pavement while you talk about what skills you’d need to survive a zombie apocalypse. Continue reading →