Monthly Archives: October 2016

still happy regardless…

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I hope everyone had a great and happy thanksgiving weekend!!

I’m very happy I got a lot of likes regarding the handmade gratitude journal on Facebook and pintrest!  I’m a little disappointed that no one left any comments 😦 …that’s OK!

I’m still happy regardless and I still randomly chose a winner from the likes pile!

Lucky winner is Carm D!  Check your inbox!  I’ll be emailing you with details!

Until next time! Hope everyone is happy and laughing!!

Who doesn’t love long weekends??

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We’re already into October and for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, it brings with it the promise of changing colours of leaves everywhere.  That also means that winter and the snowy season is not that far behind.  OK let’s slow down and enjoy the now for a moment!

Thanksgiving is one of my most favourite holidays!  Not for the stuffing (because I’m gluten intolerant), not for the turkey (because I really don’t fancy turkey all that much), not for the pumpkin pie (can’t handle the sugar too well either) but for the all the blessings in my life that I am grateful for!!

I am so grateful my parents immigrated to Canada from Greece. I happen to think it’s the most amazingly incredible country in the world (no offense to anyone not living here – it’s just my opinion, maybe I’m biased! LOL)

I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had offered to me by this amazing land…the true north, strong and free…opportunities for education, for work, a land not ravaged by war..I could go on and on…but I’m sure we all have our long lists of things we’re grateful for.

I am so grateful for my family who without their love and support for one another would render me not so happy and laughing.

The beginning of Thanksgiving weekend for me is always a time when I start a new gratitude journal and for anyone who read the last post..I promised a free goodie!! No strings attached!!  I just want to share my journals with you!  I have posted a pic below and will be randomly choosing 1 lucky winner on Canadian Thanksgiving Monday!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and leave a comment! Thanks!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

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***(paper used for the journal is from Marion Smith Designs – I absolutely LOVE her papers)***

 

Haven’t been too happy lately…

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Almost a year has gone by since my last post!  I haven’t spent any time at all doing anything I enjoy.  I worked a crazy amount of hours.  I didn’t take any time for self-care.  End result: I’m tired, I’m sad, I’m craving creative time, I need ME time, I need quiet time…. That was me up until about a month ago!!

Having said that, I am very grateful, I had an amazing job working with amazing people doing amazing things on an international level!  I am grateful we lived closer to our hometown and were able to see our family more often!  I am grateful that I got to know what I’m about and the strength I had inside that I had no idea was there before.

We have since moved back to my favorite city, Toronto! I am so grateful for the beautiful space I have in our home to create!  I love to paint, I love to scrapbook, I love to write, I love to draw…ok you get the point!  I need to do those things to decompress, to breathe, to hear my thoughts, especially the ones that bring to life beautiful works of art.

Thank you for listening to my rambling!!

I am going to make it a point to blog at least once a week (if not more) because it MAKES ME HAPPY AND LAUGHING!!

Stay tuned for a special offer coming on the next post….

(Psst, I’m going to have a draw for a handmade journal..for freeeeee!!)