Mother’s Day Adventures

My mom is my favourite person period. She is my best friend. After her many stays in the hospital and being sick I just appreciate her more you know?

This mother’s day I decided to take my mom to the Peel Art Gallery downtown Brampton, Canada. I know, weird mother’s day idea right? Well, I asked her what she wanted to do and out of all my suggestions this is what she picked. DSCN0507

My mom is a very simple woman. She likes sitting in the couch watching TV, she doesn’t really like going out much so this was a simple relaxing activity for her.

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We arrived at about 1:30 pm and were greeted by some really nice ladies. After we paid we went inside and looked around the Museum and the Art gallery.

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Below are some pictures of how our day went.

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We learned so much about the history of Brampton.

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We had a really good time and got a view of the courthouse in the 1860’s.

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We spent about 45 minutes inside, we toured the art gallery and viewed an old courthouse that was built in the 1860’s.

The museum wasn’t as big as the one in Toronto and there wasn’t a lot to see but my mom enjoyed herself and that’s all I care about.

 

What activities did you do with your Mom for Mother’s Day?.

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How to be Happier

People might think that happiness is elusive, it’s not. Just because you’ve had a lot of sad days, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be happy. Bad days don’t last. Yes, sometimes life  circumstances might occur that are out of our control, but happiness can be attained. God didn’t place us here, to wallow in sadness, he wants us to be happy. God says “Though weeping may endure for a night, Joy, comes in the morning”.

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I’ve often feel like I don’t deserve to be happy, or I shouldn’t feel happy because of this, or that. I used to feel so guilty. But you know what? Tell that voice to shut up. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY. You deserve to laugh after all you have been through, you deserve that house, you deserve that new job. Stop feeling guilty because God wants you to be happy.

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How can someone feel happier? Well, here are some tips that help

Play an Upbeat Song– You know that song you like? Yeah, that one that makes you get up and dance? Yeah play that. And get up and dance. I like playing Cardi B’s “I like it”, to get me in the dancing mood or some of Kesha’s old songs. Dancing makes me happy.

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Go Outside– Fresh air, is good for the soul. If you’re feeling stuck or sad just go outside it will do wonders for you, try it out.

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Make Plans– Even something small like going to the movies to see that film that you’ve wanted to see with a friend will make you happier. I like going out at least once per month. If I don’t go out sometimes I start feeling blue.

Get off Social Media and Find Something to do– You wanna know something? Endlessly scrolling through social media is not healthy. Get up and go do something. Go call a friend or go for that run that you’ve been planning since last week. The only reason, I’m on social media so often these days, is because I have to keep up my engagement and for my blogging. I’ve deactivated my Facebook so many times in the past and honestly, I felt happier. Find a hobby, clean your house, that’ll make you feel better.

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Express Gratitude – Sometimes when I’m feeling blue, I  start listing off all the things i’m grateful for.I feel so much happier and lighter afterwards. I say things like “I’m grateful for my 10 toes”, “I’m grateful for the roof, over my head”, “God, thank you for my family, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have them”.

Be kind – One day, last year, when it was really cold, I helped this blind guy find the bus stop and I helped him get off the bus as well. I felt really good about that. I couldn’t stop thinking about how, if I wasn’t there, there would be no one to help him. That made me really happy that day. Sometimes the smallest acts  of kindness can do wonders for others and for your soul as well.

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Treat Yourself – Girl, go on that shopping spree, or go for that massage. This will break you out of that rut that you’re in.

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Let things go – Negativity isn’t good for anyone. That person that you hate from 3 years ago is enjoying their life and what are you doing? Hmm?. Holding on to things will only make you angry and unhealthy. If you don’t know how to let things go you will never be happy. Leave the past in the past.

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Be positive – My philosophy is that, a positive attitude always goes a long way. I say it to my coworkers all the time, and when I do I always feel like some motivational speaker or something LOL. But it does go a long way. Mindset is everything. The computer broke down at work? Still a good day. You forgot your jacket at home? Still a good day.

I’m not saying that you’ll never have bad days. In fact, happiness is something that you have to work on consistently. I’m also not saying you’re going to be walking around giggling all day. But, happiness is a choice. You can choose to be Happy or wallow in sadness. Choose Happiness. Life is too short to not be HAPPY.

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Outfits : Spotlight on Dungarees

In Canada, the weather can be very volatile. Recently, we’ve been having somewhat warmer days, as recent, as last week. Dungarees, are a great option for this transitioning weather. They’re long, so if it gets cold, you won’t be freezing and they’re very versatile.

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The ones that I’m wearing are from Asos.com. They’re made of polyester and they’re very comfortable. Throw on a T- Shirt underneath and you’ll look like one of the cool kids, or add an off the shoulder top and you’ll look like a bohemian babe.

 

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Dungarees are making a comeback this season and I’m here for it.

 

I chose these black ones because black, is my happy colour and I feel like my best self wearing black.

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You can wear these to brunch or on a hot date with your man. They are very effortless and fashionable and you won’t break the bank trying to purchase one of these.

 

I bought these about 4 years ago, but here’s a link to purchase similar ones : Asos.com

Here’s to living our best fashionable lives!

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How To Make Green Juice

People ask me all the time “What’s in your smoothie?” or “what does that taste like?”, or they’ll say stuff like “eww it’s green” or, “that’s nasty”. I’m not a health freak or anything but I like to take care of myself, given my family history with illness. I lack energy and most times I have to take iron tablets to feel better, so what better solution than going the natural way?

 

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Green Juice is easy to make, really easy. All you need to get is a green leafy vegetable and a fruit or, if you wish to forego adding fruit, you can just use veggies. I like  adding fruit to my juice because it adds taste but everyone has their own preferences.

Once I drink green juice in the mornings I feel more energized and just overall better.

Green juice tastes like fruit, really, (You’re probably saying “stop lying”), but I’m not lying, it really does taste like fruit juice. Many people have this misconception that green juice tastes very bitter or nasty but it doesn’t, trust me, if it did I wouldn’t be drinking it EVERYDAY. And I wouldn’t lie to you, I’m a very straightforward person.

So, how does one make one make green juice? Well…….

  1. Add half cup of water to your blender
  2. Add Kale leaves, or any other green leafy vegetables that you may have e.g. Spinach, broccoli etc
  3. Add 1 banana or any other fruit you might have e.g. apple, strawberries, blueberries etc
  4. Add 2 ice cubes
  5. Blend and pour into a glass

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Green juice promotes healthy skin

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Green Juice promotes weight loss

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Green Juice promotes improved energy

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Green Juice promotes overall health

I’m not trying to convince people to drink green juice. I’m just sharing my experience with green juice and how it makes me feel.This post is for the people who want to know how it’s made or they’re curious about what it tastes like. It tastes really good that’s why I drink it everyday and it makes me feel really good

I’m curious, what natural drink makes you feel good?