ONE WEEK UNTIL VACATION MODE BEGINS. I feel like I just got back form Vegas, but in reality, it will have really been 2 months (exactly) of being home, plus after going on vacation without London, and being scolded about how “that can never happen again”, the timing was perfect. My grandparents have a property in Mesa, and I found a weekend that wasn’t insanely busy. Plus Kris and I have been talking about going to Arizona ever since we found out Mesa is home to Cubs Spring Training camp. Now I am mildly disappointed Arrieta didn’t get resigned, because if I’m honest, he’s the reason this whole thing started…

*Trip Down Memory Lane* Anyone who knows me, should know I am obsessed with the Chicago Cubs; it all began when I was in Las Vegas for the Life is Beautiful Festival September 2015; I was sitting at Tilted Kilt, waiting for food and something caught my eye, or someone caught my eye. It was Arrieta. Jake Arrieta. They were playing Pittsburg and he was pitching. Oddly enough, I wouldn’t say I was ever into beards, I’ve always been into blondes with blue eyes, but Jake changed everything. I remember seeing him and I couldn’t take my eyes off the TV. This also made me realize that I have an addictive personality; when I find something I like, I really like it.

I ended up watching the playoffs until the Mets eliminated them in October 2015. Spring Training camp started up again in 2016 and I was still in love. I watched a lot of their 2016 season! I even stayed up way past my bedtime to watch them WIN the World Series. I remember being so excited that they finally did it. For those who don’t know, the Chicago Cubs when 108 season without a World Series win.

I finally get to make one of my dreams come true, by watching the Cubs spring training! (Another dream of mine is actually GOING to Wrigley Field – but that may be too much for me to handle.) Am I the only one utterly obsessed with Baseball?!


I love being busy; I actually thrive off of it. I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I went home from a 9-5pm job every day and just sat around; that is not me. I work two jobs to keep me busy, I sign up for committees to be involved. So this isn't at all me complaining, its more so me explaining why I'm always "busy" and why do the things I do.

A few weeks ago, I signed London up for baseball this spring; she has never played, or really shown an interest, but it was her dad’s idea. So now, I find myself volunteering for a Division Director position, as well as the Opening Day volunteer. Almost immediately after doing so, I stopped and asked myself why it’s not possible for me to just do the minimum. Why do I always need to sit on boards, and volunteer for everything? I sometimes feel like I am over compensating, and I constantly feel like I need to prove to myself that I can do everything.

I did a workshop a few months ago, and the topic was “I’m Always Busy” and basically talked about how whenever you ask someone how they’ve been, the response is “busy”. But who is making them busy? They are. We are. We, parents, have busy lives to begin with, then you add on school, activities, play dates, sports, etc. and there goes your entire life.  Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic but you know what I mean. During this workshop, we were asked to make a list of all the different “hats” we wear.

In my case, I AM:
A mom
A girlfriend
A baby mama
A daughter
A sister
An aunt
A friend
An employee
An assistant
A server
A parent council member
A board of director member
A baseball divisional director
A Meeting Planner International member

Plus the little things, that aren't actually that little; a cleaner, a laundry mat, a time manager, a taxi, etc. Obviously certain things take priority over others and sometimes things fall behind; I get overwhelmed when I am not on top of my to do list; I don’t sleep well or sometimes at all when I have a millions things to do. I need to stop putting so much on my plate, I need to be more in the moment with those who matter.

As I get closer to 30 and realize I have a little human watching my every move; I want to strive to be the best person I can be and when I saw this on someone’s Insta story a few weeks ago, I had to share:

A Simple Formula for Living
Live beneath your means. Return everything you borrow. Stop blaming other people. Admit it when you make a mistake. Donate clothes not worn to those in need. Do something nice and do not get caught. Listen more – Talk less. Take a 30 minute walk every day. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Be on time. Do not argue. Get organized. Be kind to unkind people. Let someone cut ahead of you in life. Take time to be alone. Cultivate good manners. Be humble. Realize and accept life isn’t fair. Know when to keep your mouth shut. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone. Learn from the past. Plan for the future. Live in the present. Don’t sweat the small stuff. (It’s all small stuff)

So, do you consider yourself a busy body? Do you thrive off being busy? How many hats do you wear?

Comment below and share!


I was given a last minute opportunity to do a CoolSculpting demo at Dr. Barry Lycka’s office a few weeks ago; I went in with zero knowledge but of course, just googled photos and got excited. I did get a lot of good information during the demo, but of course, I already had the machine on me and there was no turning back. For those who don’t know “CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure; non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable and lasting…

My experience: I went into a room, got comfortable on a reclining chair, exposed my stomach, (all the people piled into the room) and they put this small vacuum onto the right side of my stomach, (obviously) causing a strong suction; it felt cold, but it didn’t hurt – the only way I can think of describing it, was it felt like a powerful vacuum was sucking my skin. It was mildly uncomfortable until I got use to the feeling, then it became soothing.

A few days after, my stomach was completely numb, I had no feeling what-so-ever and I was extremely itchy. A better way to explain the feeling, is it feels like my skin is stretching. Plus I have to be conscious when I scratch, because I will scratch until I bleed. I found massaging the area helped A LOT with the stretching feeling.

A week after treatment, I’m slowly starting to get feeling back! (although it can take upwards of 3 weeks to get feeling back completely) There hasn’t been a noticeable change, yet. I also have some mild cramping in the area.

Two week after treatment, I am noticing a difference in the way my stomach looks. I have 75% of the feeling back. The cramping as completely gone. I feel normal.

A month after treatment, I'm still at about 75% feeling in my stomach. I don't know if I see any difference than I did at the two week mark. I'd be curious to see what would happen if I do the other side.

Conclusion: Would I do it again? 100%. I remember during the cramping stage, I thought "if this didn't have amazing results, I would never go back to do the other side" Well. After as soon as the cramping subsided, I wanted to go back. (I am a sucker for pain).

Go see Tina at Dr. Barry Lycka 780 425 1212


I’m not usually one to try new “fads” but I was reading a post on my most favorite blog, and well, let’s just say I am a sucker for anything that claims to make your skin look better. I’m prone to breakouts, mainly due to stress but I swear, even when my skin is flawless, I never get that "glow" that all the Instagram models have. While I was serving on Sunday, I had a lady compliment how glowly my skin looked! I can't remember the last time that happened.

So, “The Glow Molecule from FOUNTAIN, is a concentrated form of a reactive type of Glutathione that is completely stable with extraordinary bioavailability and no sulphur after-taste. The high concentration of our reactive Glutathione in pre-oxidized form brings out a bright, youthful-looking glow within a week of use with continued improvements.

Radiance is now available in just two teaspoons a day. Our extra-strength reactive Glutathione complex is shown to bring out a youthful-looking glow as quickly as just a week.”

I just added it to my morning orange juice (that is a new thing as well, I replaced orange juice with my morning coffee). I DID notice a change in my skin by week two. NOTE: do not add it to Diet Rootbeer, it tastes awful (you’re welcome for testing that out). I did find The Glow Molecule a little pricey at $50 Canadian, but I would continue drink it regularly, even with that price tag. There are a few other options from the Fountain line, I want to give a try once I am finished this bottle.

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I can’t say I’ve figured out weeknights yet; by the time I grab London after work and get home, it’s 5pm. I typically like to start getting her ready for bed by 6:30; that leaves us with an hour and a half to cook, eat, bathe, and most importantly play (her words, not mine).

I should mention I can’t cook to save my life; I’ve mastered crockpot chicken, crockpot stew, crockpot roast….do you see the pattern? I wanted to give one of those meal planning/prep companies a try and I’ve been seeing HelloFRESH everywhere. So decided to give it a try.

For the promo price of $39.99, it got me three nights of dinner, for two people; I chose, Pan-Seared Steak, Shawarma-Spiced Chicken & Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Taquitos. I had to cancel the following week because I do not eat pork or seafood and there wasn’t an option to double up on a meal; you have to choose three different meals each week.

Night one, we did the Shawarma-Spiced chicken. Anyways, I didn’t love the Shawarma-Spiced Chicken, but I think it was the chicken thighs; I’ve never had dark meat before, so the texture itself wasn’t appetizing. I did like the bed of “bulgur wheat” and the flavor was good. I was very disappointed to find the pomegranate was moldy. I legit can't remember the last time I had a pomegranate and was looking forward to just eat that!

Night two, was the Pan-Seared Steak. Okay. This was amazing. The steak was so tender. I had to add extra potatoes because I didn’t feel like there was enough for 2 people. But over all, this was my favorite meal. Also, the pepper was moldy when I cut into it. Thankfully I had a red pepper in my fridge, waiting to be used. So it worked out.

Night three, the Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Taquitos; I swapped out the chicken thighs for shredded chicken breast; it was incredible.

Overall, if they could get the produce up to a higher standard, and the option to double up on meals, I would 100% do this again. It was nice having a quick easy dinner, already portioned for me. It saved me having to think of a dinner plan every night and it got me trying new things. Plus I was saving money since I wasn't running to the grocery store every other day or ordering take out.

If you want to give it a try, & save $40! Click Here & let me know what you thought!