Blog Post – My beautiful son and his battle with Leukemia 

Just so you all know, my Angel Card readings will be on hold for a while. My 3 year old son was recently diagnosed with High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We are doing everything we can for him, and I do not plan to leave his side until he is able to leave this hospital, which will be at least another few weeks. He has 7 months of intensive treatments and 3 years of ongoing treatments at home and in hospital after that. He has a high risk of infection, and is going to require to be closely monitored for a long time, basically the rest of his life. He has a long road to recovery, but we are just thankful we caught it when we did, as the Leukemia cells were rapidly dividing and it could have become dire within a matter of weeks. If you would like to donate, here is the link to our Go Fund Me page, . Your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated, and will not be taken for granted. 
Thank you all so much for your support and love during this time.

Magazine Review – Cosmopolitan


My once beloved Cosmo, which I rarely read anymore, and I realize why. My boyfriend picked this up for me, and it was hard to not be appalled by most of it, which was also my inspiration for my poem called “Materialism”. (see previous post) I am sorry Cosmo, what are you trying to sell me? Or should I say, what aren’t you trying to sell me… This magazine looks like it should be geared towards men! I don’t need to see boobs all over… I just laugh at the thought of this, or any girl for that matter, wearing something like this around my town. LOL!! You would probably get attacked, but for surely you’ll be harassed… (not to mention the stares as you stick out like a sore thumb, and people wonder where the hell your going!) And just hope you don’t pop out!! Like really, real women wear stuff like this? I doubt it.

This woman in a PSA in NY got harassed 100 times in an hour, and she ain’t wearing no blouse showing off her tatas. Now this woman is receiving rape threats! Why why why do we keep selling sex!!


This article almost made me choke. Kill the negativity. Sounds actually like it would be a good article! It’s advice? Change the subject. Like duh!! Filler articles.


And when you haven’t spent enough cash keeping up with the Kardashian’s, now you should go pay to bling your eyebrows!! 🙂


Although the cute little stuffed animals representing STDs made me want to shred the magazine to pieces, there was some good articles. I am glad they touched on the income gap between men and women. This is a very important subject. I also liked the conversation on salaries. I have always been a firm believer we should be able to discuss our salaries, for matters of equality and fairness.

Even with the couple of decent articles, I really felt like most of the mag was crappy superficial filler, and actually inspired me to write the previous poem!! I must have been very moved by it..



That’s hot for November!! LOL. Not in Canada!! That’s freeze your ass in Canadian. If you love the skin tone of pneumonia!! Obviously I’m kidding, but this magazine has let me down more and more. Maybe I’m just getting old. I would rate this magazine a 4 out of 10. I don’t think I would spend my money on another issue ever. This blog is just my opinion!

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TV Review – Teen Mom 2


I am so attached to the Teen Mom 2 girls, Jenelle, Chelsea, Kailyn & Leah. A lot of people hate on these girls. I guess I have always been able to easily relate to people, and being a mom myself (not a teen mom, but close enough), and going through a lot of challenges in my own personal life, I find myself closely relating to all these girls in different ways. Co-parenting is such a struggle, that is another reason I like to watch the show. It is a good reminder why I feel it is so important to make it work as a family, even when times are rocky, and even when people still have a lot of learning to do and mistakes to make. People hate on this show, but I like the harsh realities, it IS real life, and I feel people don’t like it because sometimes real life isn’t pretty. Life ain’t easy. People want to believe in their own minds that they are so perfect, that they would never be a certain way or do this or that, yet we all have a ton of issues we deal with on the regular, even the best of people. We ALL make mistakes and bad judgements. Hormones, emotional issues, enviromental stressors, financial and life challenges, relational challenges, it just never ends, and this show really highlights how hard being a teen mom really is. I know it has reduced teen pregnancy rates, and that is a huge accomplishment. I think Chelsea is a really great mom and person, she deserves a good man and husband in her life, and I wish her all the best. Kailyn and Javi are adorable, just like their kids. Seems like Jo misses what he could’ve had as a family with her, but I like Vee and they are a good couple, as are Kail and Javi. Jenelle and Nathan’s relationship seems pretty tumultuous at times, but I am a firm believer that things can always change for the better, and time matures us and allows us to grow. It’s important to remember that things aren’t always going to be rainbows and even when things get ugly, we have to swallow our pride and do our best to make things right. That is something I always learn from Nathan and Jenelle. I also wish them the best in the future. I feel especially bad for Leah and what she is going through with Corey right now. How dare he call her out about therapy when he never takes Ali, and he has no idea the demands she is under being a mom of 3 with a young child. I always thought Corey was a good guy, and I liked how they could be friends, but he really does seem to throw Leah under the bus. Corey’s girlfriend Miranda seems more understanding than Corey is, and I think she needs to encourage him more to be understanding and helpful. I am glad Leah is standing up for what she needs and deserves. Looks like by the preview of next weeks episode, Corey is going to take a stand for what he thinks he deserves too. We will have to stay tuned and see how the court proceedings turn out! Why wouldn’t they favor Leah though, it’s only right they be with their mom, and she never did anything to deserve to not have full custody of her children. I like Jeremy, although in the last few episodes he seems quite abrasive. I can only imagine the pressures of having your life broadcasted amongst the regular pressures they face. Having a child with special needs, I can relate to the pressures Leah is under. The worries, concerns, appointments, and attention, it can take a lot out of a person. Other than Jeremy being a little snappy and having a lack of understanding, I still think he is a supportive and loving husband who has proved he always has Leah’s back, and that’s so important. I think Jeremy and Leah are a perfect couple, and I wish them the best in their future, and I wish the best for their adorable kids. In closing, I really love this show, and I can’t wait each week to see what is going on with each of the girls! They should be referred to as women now I suppose! They are a source of inspiration and learning for me, and I can only imagine for many other women and girls around the world. Keep it up ladies!!! Your doing a good job no matter what anyone says!! Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV on Wednesdays nights, don’t miss it! And if you do, catch up online! I would rate this show a 7.3 out of 10. This blog is just my opinion!

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Food review – Rock Creek Tap and Grill

We went for a meal at the Rock Creek Tap and Grill on the west side of Saskatoon last night before the fireworks festival. I haven’t really posted any food reviews because nothing has stuck out at me lately as worth the effort to blog about. Rock Creek Tap and Grill on the other hand is always a good choice, and never leaves me feeling disappointed. The servers are generally good, the menu is intriguing, the ingredients are fresh, and the atmosphere is always good too. If your looking for a good meal for an average to higher price, I would definitely recommend the Rock Creek Tap and Grill. I would rate it a 8.5 out of 10. This blog is just my opinion!

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It’s been a while!

Well here I am, finally back to post a blog. I have been watching so many great shows lately, I have been dying to share them with you all. So keep watching for my television and movie reviews that will be coming up. I haven’t blogged for quite a while now, I was going through some hard times in my personal life, and changes in my work life, and I felt like I needed to spend more time on myself versus on the internet or doing more work, work, work like us Mom’s tend to do. Right after my last blog, I took my Reiki Level One course, and have been led on somewhat of a spiritual journey in the last couple years of my life. I know, it sounds crazy. I totally get it. If these things hadn’t kept happening to me, I would never believe in some of the things I am starting to believe in, understand and contemplate. It took me quite a few days to process what I learned at Reiki and start to feel comfortable with it all. It turns out, Reiki is truly a great healing process, and I have found substantial relief and relaxation from practicing on myself. I will go into more detail of my spiritual journey hopefully in another blog soon. It has been great taking a little more time away from technology, but I am back! Back to share the wonderful things in life that make me smile and laugh, and to share everything wonderful I am learning in this life. Thank you for reading my blog and following and liking, all your wonderful comments are sincerely appreciated, and will be returned!! Hoping everything is good with you all, and thanks again, Carrie

Recipe review – Easy supper recipe – Frenchs Fried Onion Chicken

As I have gotten older, and with the responsibility of feeding 3 boys, my cooking skills have definitely improved from what they once were. That being said, I am far from a master chef, and would classify myself as a beginner cook. Normally when I make chicken, I would make shake and bake, or seasoned chicken, but it just wasn’t quite as delicious as I had hoped for. I picked up a container of these French Fried Onions, and made the chicken recipe on the container. Very simple, 1 egg beaten to dip the chicken. The container of the French Fried Onions crushed up with 1 Tbs of flour to coat the chicken after the egg. Cook for exactly 20 mins at 400. So easy!! The best part was, it was incredibly delicious and was more of the flavor I was looking for in my chicken (I am not a huge meat eater.). Tonight I made it with gravy to go along, and potatoes, corn and peas of course, and it was so yummy. I recommend this meal for anyone looking for and easy simple home cooked delicious meal. Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you enjoy!!
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Blogs are for writing ;)

I seem to be posting a lot of photos lately, and I feel like a blog is meant for sharing your writing and thoughts. It’s been a hard week, my toddler is suffering with ear infections and went to see the specialist. He was fevering, and then last night ended up with a rash. The doctor thinks it is scarlet fever, which is a reaction some kids have to the strep bacteria. So he has been extra uncomfortable and grouchy. I have been feeling quite frustrated and tired, and not like compiling my feelings and sharing them with the world. So I have been using my photos as a scapegoat. I like to post my photographs because I love the feeling I get knowing people actually look at them and like them, it’s a great feeling and it’s one of the things that keeps me going. Every time I get a like or follow, it makes me so happy inside. I appreciate you all and I thank you so much for following! I hope to post more substantial blogs this weekend if I get time/energy, so stay tuned!

Thanks again! Carrie