Two Day Transformation - Forever Home Update

Over the course of seven days we worked on the Forever Home for 2 days.

March 30th - Morning capture of the home.

The plan:

1. Burn all of the wood below the left side large window.
2. Stuff the garbage bags with all of the insulation sitting outside the left side large window.
3. Install as many windows as possible.

Completed at the end of day March 30th:
1. Two windows installed and wrap around the front left side of the house.
2. All of the wood was burned and most garbage collected.

Sunday, April 3rd.

1. Collected more exposed wood to burn
2. Put up wrap front right side, back left addition, and side left addition.
3. Installed 4 windows. ( 2 front right side, 1 side of addition on the left wall, and 1 back window left addition)
4. Cut down OLD TV tower that was located centre back of the house.

April 3rd Side View:

Next step will be to finish off the wrap in the back of the house and start preparing to shingle roof. 


Random Acts of Kindness

DATE NIGHT!!!!!!!!

We all get excited for date night especially us girls since we generally like to get dressed up, do our hair and make-up and go out with our husbands. Whatever it is the night may entail a nice dinner, a hockey game maybe even just a couple of drinks at your local bar. 

Our date night usually involves dinner and a hockey game. I get a little more giddy then Branko because lately we haven't had time to get out like we used to...as the B-man would call it back in our "Honeymoon" stage when dinners were our thing and we would go all the time. 

We had tickets for the hockey game that started at 7pm, so we left the house early and mapped out a restaurant on our way downtown. Milestones is one of my favorite places since it's not too casual but also not too fancy plus the Bellini's are amazing! (maaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe I really go just for the Bellini's ;)

Our waiter Matt was awesome! Nothing can ruin a night out as quickly as a bad waiter. But he doted on us all night and didn't rush us to get out of there.

I was kidding, I like the steak too.

At some point Branko says this "what if we just give our tickets away to a random father and son". Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm WHAT - it's our DATE NIGHT! 

But my selfish thoughts quickly went out the door and it became a game of eyeing creeping out families in the restaurant........when we said OK lets just do it we called our waiter over.

Conversation with Matt went like this:

US:  "we have a question??" 

Matt: " ya, sure go ahead"

US: " we want to randomly give our tickets away to a father and son in the restaurant"


US: (totally caught off guard by Matt's response) "ummmm I dunno just to do something nice, so can you look for a father and son and ask them if you had the opportunity to go to the Leafs game tonight would you go?"

Matt was eager - him and 2 other waiters quickly started searching the restaurant. The first family was a fail because they wanted 3 tickets. But then the next family - a father, son, and what looked to be like the grandparents were completely shocked and excited(Matt told us that)

Branko quickly ran to the car and grabbed the tickets. The father looked so excited and said to us " Are you serious???" The son just had the biggest smile on his face. The grandparents looked beyond elated. We didn't exchange names or anything like that. We were at the table for about 1 min and had our jackets on since we were done dinner. 

We left that restaurant like 2 little kids practically skipping out of there. The feeling of random acts of kindness is pretty awesome. We are day in  and day out extremely hard workers. We are thankful for everything we have and never want to take for granted the opportunities that we have been handed. Neither of us came from extremely wealthy families but hard working families. 

I'm sharing our story because I hope it encourages more people to take this lead. I can tell you this isn't our first random act of kindness but probably our biggest. Time and time again the feeling is always the same, the feeling of gratefulness.

This is how we ended up watching the game....Starbucks in hand.

Have you ever done a random act of kindness?????? I hope you share below.

(sorry for all the crappy pictures, they were taken with my blackberry)


Forever Home Update

It has been a while since I provided a Forever Home Update. If you looked at the weather network forecast you will see no sign of spring. When we looked at that Friday night we knew that we couldn't slack off like we have been and get to work.

The next steps for the Forever Home are to wrap the entire outside home with a hard insulation(we need to do this to meet code requirements based on our addition and the old house). Once that is done we will wrap the house.  

As of Sunday night this is where we stand, the entire back is covered with the insulation.

 The 2 plywood pieces are going to be windows 

 I am still so in LOVE with the overhanging roof above the entrance doors. 

This pictures proves no perfection here, so much mess to clean up but progress is really happening! 

If we didn't have so much amount of snow sitting around the house this job would have taken us at most 2 days. Those insulation pieces are incredibly light. So working together I could bring them all out of the basement to where ever Branko was and he would nail them down. 


Winter wrecked havoc on us and this job has taken us over 4 days combined. Walking through the snow carrying these things are a pain in my arse. Then we had to dig up the snow around the entire parameter of the house. 

Here is our to-do list for the next 30 days. We have a week vacation in April which we are praying for some decent weather because we feel a lot of work will be done. 

- Shingle the entire roof
- Run the floor joists in the master bedroom
- Remove the remaining ceiling and insulation 
- Rebuild and move the stairs to the new location 
- Start running the plumbing from the old house to the new part
- Run all of the electrical in the old and new part 
- Move the electrical panel

The list might be a little ambitious right????


Princess Margaret Lottery Home Wine & Dine Night

The Princess Margaret home wine & dine event request could not have come at a better time. I was in need of serious inspiration as this winter has made it terribly difficult to work on the Forever Home.

My response was YES please to the RSVP. The home was in the King/Vaughan area, I was able to head over after work and enjoy a night filled with food prepared by the amazing Chef Steve Gonzalez from Valdez Restaurant located downtown Toronto on King St. and wine tasting prepared by Krystina from Rosewood Wine which is located in Beamsville. 

The night started off with a private showing of the 3.85 million dollar home by the designer himself Jack Celli of Greenpark Homes.

The first thing I noticed in the entrance were these chairs. So grand and beautiful that I was too scared to sit on them! Behind the entrance was the dining room. The design feature I enjoyed the most in here were the velvet stripes on the wall. As you can see in the picture the mirror reflects the other wall which matches. I love that they covered both walls instead of doing 1 feature wall.

photos via Andrea(my guest of the night) 

The next room I enjoyed was the master bath! So many things that were just stunning in here. I loved how the Hackwood flooring continued into the main bath area from the bedroom and tile was laid down to step out of the shower(which was massive). I love the faucets on the free standing tub. An island stood in the middle of the room with a sink on each side. 

photos via Andrea(my guest of the night) 

I'm pretty sure you get the idea of this room! Truthfully the thing I loved the most in this room were those 2 lights on each side of the runway! I could see this room being used for that little princess daughter having the time of her life trying on her mamma's shoes and walking down that runway. 

photos via Andrea(my guest of the night)

Only a veranda like this can make winter look beautiful. This area is going to be great for those long summer nights and watching the sun set. 

photos via Andrea(my guest of the night)

The picture below was provided to us by the amazing host of the night Laura Z. The stunning kitchen! Jack told us the entire design inspiration around the house started off with those hanging chandelier. 

photo via Laura Z. 

Now onto the food & wine! 

Everything Chef Steve made was soooo tasty! We don't get into Toronto too often but I am sure Branko would love the food he cooks. Hopefully during the summer we have a chance to check it out! 

photos via Andrea(my guest of the night)

In that little cup is dessert! A coconut rum raisin mixture frozen on a stick. If you follow along on my blog you know how much I love coconut!!!

photos via Andrea(my guest of the night)

Oddly enough Rosewood Wines is down the street from our parents Restaurant in Beamsville. The next time I visit my parents I will be sure to stop in and pick up some of the wine we tasted with Krystina! Especially the first one she talked about, it had such a beautiful taste to it. Krystina also comes from a family of bee keeping! She educated us on the process of making honey and taking care of bees which was pretty interesting and gifted us all with a bottle of Wildflower Honey! Probably one of the best honey's I have ever tasted! The honey will be available in Chapters so make sure you keep your eye out for Rosewood estates honey and the wine will soon be available at the LCBO. 

Jordana from White Cabana and myself with our honey. 

The evening turned out to be so much more than I expected. From the personal tour of the home to the wine and food as well as running into Jordana and hanging out with my sister, it was a night full of laughs. 

This home is stunning in so many ways and I was definitely able to soak in all of the inspiration I needed. Even though I know our Forever Home will never be worth 3.85 million dollars in my mind it will be forever priceless. 

Now that you were able to hear about how amazing this home is make sure you link up HERE and purchase your very own ticket!!!!


Spring - Are you alive???

I've been down in the dumps about the weather, it has put me into a constant cranky mood. 

Spring - Are you alive? I need you. 


Things I'm Loving Lately

Since my last post of "Things I'm Loving Lately" was so popular I thought maybe it would be fun to continue sharing with you all some more new items I have been really loving.

This chocolate!!! One of the main reasons I am loving the Alter Eco chocolate bars is because of low amount of ingredients in each bar. You can purchase these at Whole Foods or Bulk Barn. I keep them kicking around and sometimes will break 1 or 2 small pieces off and bring it to work. The Mint one is by far my favourite.

A paleo friendly dessert that I have become in love with and so simple to make:

Toasted Coconut:
1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1 tsp maple syrup

Whipped Coconut Milk:
2 tbsp coconut milk(preferably cold)
1 tsp maple syrup

Whip the coconut milk and add the maple syrup. You can also add some frozen raspberries to this or skip the maple syrup all together.

Heat the coconut oil in a small pan and add the shredded coconut. Once it starts browning add the maple syrup. The maple syrup gives the coconut a special crunch and sweetness.

1 cup fresh blueberries or 1 banana. (OR BOTH) :)

Put the berries in a small bowl and top with coconut milk whip, then top with toasted coconut.

I took a small shopping trip on Valentine's Day as I needed something from Sephora and popped into Zara. I normally don't find anything but the second I saw this vest I knew I had to have it!

A "Love Day" gift to myself! My favourite part is all of the small leather details.

I was on the hunt for a nice throw/blanket. My sister came across Cambie Design and picked up the one below for me.They currently have no stock on the website but new product will be coming in shortly in the mean time you can just follow them on Instagram @cambiedesign. Make sure you check them out and they are Canadian!

I absolutely love this blanket. It's light but warm. We use it all year. In the winter I sometimes bring it with my in the car when I am driving and in the summer it's perfect for those chilly nights outside. I plan on buying a second one when the Forever Home is done because you can never have enough of these lying around. 

I joined MyFitnessPal!! Now I know everybody knows about this website and if you don't and are looking to track your food intake this website is great! I signed up to myfitnesspal last year but was not impressed with some of the functionalities with saving your food and changing your portion sizes but I am pretty sure they have issued some upgrades because I found that using the app on my iPad was much easier this go around. 

My eating habits have changes drastically in the last 3 weeks. When I first started I could not believe the amount of food I was eating during the day. I would love to build my friend list on here because I feel that it keeps you more accountable! So if you are just joining or are a member already send me a quick email with your contact information and I will add you as a friend! 

A day trip to Buffalo always involves grocery shopping. You can't go wrong with the products available and the prices!

Trader Joe's:
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - $5.99 (In Canada the one I purchase is $10.49 and the jar has less)
Coconut Cream $1.49 (A good quality coconut milk in Canada is $3.49)
Coconut Water - $2.99 (Ummmmmmmmm WHAT THE HELL - in Canada it is between $4.99 & $6.99)
Organic Gluten Free Chicken Broth - $1.99 (In Canada I can pay up to $4.99-$5.99 for this)

The other products I don't think are even available in Canada:
Chobani Almond Coco Loco - these are so tasty! This one is Almond + Coconut and I scored them on sale at Target for $1.00

Larabar ALT Chocolate Chip Macaroon - pretty sure these are not available in Canada. I don't eat powerbar/granola bars too often anymore but when I do I always stick with Larabar.

Angie's BOOM Chicka Pop - White Cheddar - I know BOOM Chicka pop has become more available in Canada but I am not sure I have seen the White Cheddar flavour anywhere.

Peeled Snacks - All gluten free - Peeled snacks are available but not the new clusters! These are so tasty!

I also picked up this cute dress and button up shirt from Target! I paired the shirt with the vest up top!

Hope you enjoyed all things I'm loving lately! I would love to hear of any products or stores you love to check out when crossing the border OR even any local shops in the GTA!


Forever Home Blues

3 Weeks.....

That's the amount of time that we have not worked on the Forever Home. It feels like time is passing and the Forever Home is just standing still.

It's been tough for us to cope with this nasty weather and yes we fully understand that we cannot do anything about this but owning two homes is taking a toll on us. We need to get our feet moving, dig deep and find the motivation to go and work.

Everything is 100 times harder when you have to do pre-prep work to actually work.

Shovel the additions out for an hour

Layer on the extra clothing

Work in big winter gloves that make it hard to carry wood

Stand on ladders that are barely safe due to snow and ice below

Deal with a runny nose

Shovel one driveway, snow blow the second driveway

Split wood for the fireplace

Fix the car, fix the car, fix the car(don't ask, we are pretty sure my car has put a spell on me)

This list can go on and on and on.............................

I suppose I need to look at the positive side - the insulation is sitting in the basement ready to go

To leave you on a positive note I came across this quote and had to share since "it was rather beautiful"


Things I'm Loving Lately

Snowy Hills!!!

I kid....I am not loving the snow although some of the views in our area are very pretty when we have large snow falls. I shoveled our driveway over the weekend - twice - it's a 150 ft driveway. Don't ask how I felt when I was done.

We did nothing on the Forever Home because the snow wrecked havoc on us as well as my car is not being so friendly.

Two things that I have been really loving lately are these Paleo Muffins derived from a cookbook called "Make Ahead Paleo" by Tammy Credicott. Let me tell if you, if you are trying to go this route this cookbook is amazing!

In the cookbook they are called "Breakfast Muffins" but I would think Carrot Muffins suite better to how many carrots I choose to use.

Carrot Muffins

Dry Ingredients:
1/2 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients:
6 eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
4 medium carrots

I blended the wet ingredients in my Vitamix and combined the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. You can also just shred the carrots and add them to the wet ingredients. Mix everything together and pour into muffin pan. Bake for 35 min at 350C This recipes yields 13 muffins. I also added unsweetened shredded coconut on the top. Below is the calorie count. I'm pretty sure if you wanted these to have less sugar you could lower the amount of maple syrup and add 6-10 drops of stevia.

I used Calorie Count website to determine the calories in these:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 39
Total Fat 4.3g7%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 92mg4%
Carbohydrates 10.1g3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 4.1g
Vitamin A 5% · Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3% · Iron 6%

The calorie count website is great because if you are creating your own recipes it really helps you determine what to change in the recipe. You can save your recipes and create your own using the Recipe Analyzer under Tools.

Have you tried green smoothies/juices? Your answer is probably yes and you also probably looked at 5 million different combinations and possibly gave up unless you are not like me and were able to create your own mixture.

I finally came across this website Blender Babes and the options they had were amazing. OK maybe I tried 1 or 2 that were horrible but when they had the 3 day detox and 21 day challenge it really opened up my frame of thinking for what could and should go together in a juice.

Based on this recipe I now drink the below juice EVERYDAY as part of my lunch.

Green Juice:

1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup water
1 apple
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
3 cups spinach
1/3 cucumber
1 tsp ginger

Blend together (if using a standard blender you may have to blend for a longer period)

Here is the thing - this needs to be COLD! Do not attempt to drink this when it's luke warm or even slighly cold. I like my drink ICE Cold. Once I get to work I stick it in the fridge and give it a good shake before I drink it.

Calorie Count (yes there is lots of natural sugars in here, if you are looking to cut down the sugar you can use 1/2 apple maybe??) But check out the iron count!!!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 231
Calories from Fat 12
Total Fat 1.3g2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g2%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 333mg14%
Carbohydrates 54.9g18%
Dietary Fiber 11.2g45%
Sugars 33.7g
Protein 5.8g
Vitamin A 172% · Vitamin C 141%
Calcium 18% · Iron 37%

There you have it!!!! Hope you enjoyed a few things I am loving lately and have time to check out these sites! Any paleo recipes or new juicing sites that you might have?? Please share below!


Baby it's cold outside - Beam Love

We worked over the weekend - in the bitter cold.

I would like to just complain about how horrible that was but I am too excited to share with you the big changes we made in the Forever Home. Too many low beams and walls was making this place look so dark. So we contacted the engineer and decided to change some of the beam heights.

Let me remind you and take you back into the time warp for a second.

Before anything was touched. 

Removing the walls and checking what is load bearing. 

New extended beam & the post in which we thought we were going to leave. 

Let's play a game - can you see what's missing in this mess??????

The post is gone!! Go back look at the time warp and now this! 


When ripping the walls apart the post on the right has the height of all of the family members (only 1 owner ever lived here) We installed a new post added our heights and also added the old families heights. 
FUN right! 

The aftermath - the mess - we accept free labour if anybody wants to come over and help clean up. 

Tell me, what do you think of the "Forever Home" changes so far???????


Friday Dreaming - Kindness Take II

If you missed it you need to go back to last week's Friday Dreaming - Kindness post and take a look at a few fellow bloggers who made an impact towards myself when I first started out this little old blog of mine.

Let me tell you, I could probably write a "Friday Dreaming - Kindness" post every Friday because of the number of individuals who have impacted me in a KIND way.

But I am focusing on the first bloggers that I came across and how they helped me to continue on with this journey of writing my own personal online diary as I like to call it.

Alexsandra from Realty Queen - I mean this girl is not just a realty queen, she is a renovating queen as well! She has a list of homes on her blog that she has flipped and sold. I came across her blog early on in my blogging days and instantly loved her style. Most times when you come across somebody who is really great at something and you are just starting out you would think might be a little snobby. Not this girl. She was always so KIND to me. Whenever I needed an opinion on something she would come up with some ideas right away. Go follow her right now! Oh and if you actually need a Realtor I suggest give her a call.

Thalita from The Learner Observer  - Let me tell you a story about this KIND lady. I met Thalita later on my blogging life. Again through twitter - and started following her journey. When I met her for the first time at Blogpodium I was shy and at that time figured she probably totally forgot who I was and what my blog was about. (I pretty much assumed most of that day that nobody knew who I was, therefore refused to give out business cards for fear of that look in somebody face - like who are you??) So I didn't take the opportunity to chat with her more. But she had this radiant smile and just seemed so genuinely friendly. Then we ran into each other at the Princess Margaret House. Yup - she was still the same person! Bubbly and funny that kind of person you know being friends with would be awesome. (OK, im sort of sounding like a creeper here, but there is a story to this) We pretty much follow the same people on twitter and have some many chats and laughs as well as follow each others blogs. One particular day we both joked about how much fun it would be to attend the Chapters Spring Preview event. Well guess what - Thalita got an invite!!!! Pretty awesome eh! It's gets better she could bring a friend and she decided to bring ME! WHAT - she could have asked anybody, a family member, a close friend. BUT nope she knew that I had really really wanted to go and asked me. No more words are needed that should be enough to help you understand what a KIND person she is.

I hope you have a chance to go and follow these ladies!

Before I end this note there are a few other fellow blogging buddies that I just love the follow along and pretty much keep me laughing on our social media platforms so take a second and check out their pretty little spaces on this world wide web of ours.

Alex from Northstory - she's pretty much famous, created an awesome facebook group for us ladies to share ideas and her blog is full of fun craft ideas with a touch of genuine words.

Amy from Love on Sunday - I could just stare at her header on her blog all day,  I love the simplicity of it. Check out her amazing design ideas.

Julia from Home on 129Acres - ummmmm the name of her blog says it all - 129 acres!!! Now that is awesome. They have a pond that is a skating rink in the winter and tractor with a name. Just for those reasons you should follow her.

Cate from Cate Moore - if you are not into following blogs at least go follow her on twitter because her 140 word statements are moving - so that along with her blog just makes you instantly in a happy place all day.

So there you have it....do you have anybody you want to share about??? Please leave a comment below I would love to hear about somebody that maybe I need to be following!

Have a great weekend and be sure to check back on Monday - BIG things happened this week at the "Forever Home"


DIY Home Additions - Part 3

The entrance to the "Forever Home" was probably one of my biggest hates of the house when we purchased it. Imagine walking into the house with no where to place your shoes or coat and walk straight into the kitchen. As well the stairs to the basement were immediately to the left of the door.

There was no grand feature because at that time the focus was on the front of the house which had a 1/2 wrap porch and sliding doors that allowed you a beautiful view of the front yard.

This had to change. We knew right away that an addition would have to be done to create a more welcoming entrance and more space for important storage areas such as a bench with coat hangers, proper closet, powder room, a place to move the stairs, and storage for fire wood.

Here is how the entrance looked when we purchased the "Forever Home"

The main entrance is that door on the side of the house. 

This is the view once you enter the door, to the very right of the picture you can see the door handle of the door to outside. The other door is the powder room and right across the powder room are the stairs. 

As explained above imagine walking in kitchen, dining room, powder room, stairs all in reach of each other.

Basically a home owners nightmare. 

When we were designing the main entrance addition we went through many different layouts.

First we had no plans to move the stairs and the room was only going to be around 200 sq ft. The door would have been removed but not enlarged.

Second layout we decided to enlarge the space so that it did not look off set to the master bedroom addition, so we created a larger 420 sq. ft area but because the master bedroom was going to be 560 sq ft. we decided on a 6 ft over hang to equalize the roof line. Still no plan to move the stairs.

Third, once we realized how much room we had the decision to move the stairs was easy. We spoke with the engineer in how we could break a portion of the wall in the basement and support the upper wall with an extra beam. When pouring the cement for the entrance addition we also added a stair shaft.

The fourth and final layout was that we decided to double the open door space between the the addition and the new house. Again, we consulted with engineer and he advised which extra support would be needed to tear down an extra portion of the wall and create more of an opening.

With the fourth layout we have now moved the stairs completely out of view when you enter. The powder room will no longer be beside the kitchen. Tons of storage space. We also decided to remove the upper glass on the peak of the entrance and leave that all open to the  new entrance.

Over the weekend we finished supporting the over hang by putting up the remaining rafters on the peak (just Branko and I did this) I might have cried a little holding the ladder that Branko was standing on. The remaining plywood was also put up to finally close the entire space.

Here is a view of how it currently stands:

I cannot wait for this room to be fully closed in. The stairs will not be moved for at least another month but having the plywood up really gives us a nice feel for the size of this room!

Have you built anything this weekend? Any tips for us on that over hang? We are still deciding if we want pillars and what sort of porch we will build here.

Hope everybody had a great weekend!


Friday Dreaming - Kindness

I've been reading many posts this week about all of the bullying that is happening among the blogging world and as I was driving home yesterday I thought to myself - screw all those assholes (the bullies) the fact is they aren't going away.

I know my "Friday Dreaming" posts are normally based on things I am dreaming about our "Forever Home" but you know what there has been a lot of kindness that has come along with all of this so it needs to be shared and I hope and dream that going forward more Kindness will appear.

So today's post is going to focus solely on all of the KIND people I have come across through blogging.

When I started all of this I was scared....I mean I am certainly not the best writer and I wasn't making super cool crafts to share. I just wanted to share a journey of building a home with my husband. Just the two of us.

Sooooooooooooooo without further waiting here we go.....

Jeanette from This Dusty House - When I first came across her blog I felt an immediate connection. Her and her husband are on a similar journey of fixing up there home together. I loved the way she shared her thoughts on her blog. I started following her on twitter and she was immediately KIND. We shared some laughs and one day I must meet this lady!

Lynne from Design The Life You Want - I clearly remember the first time Lynne started following me on twitter. I started following her after somebody shared a post of hers ( a very touching one). Then she tweeted me one simple KIND comment about my blog and I was on cloud nine. That's all it took for me to be forever grateful for reaching out to me I no longer felt completely alone.

Barbara from Hodge:Podge - I started following Barbara when I came across one of her showcase posts about Canadian Bloggers. I thought to myself, how KIND is this person! She's not just into the whole blogging thing just for herself but to promote other bloggers as well. One day she tweeted me something along of " I added you to my blogs I love list" WHAT! Thank you Barbara - also she's got some pretty cool design tastes!

Casey from Waffling - I developed a hastag for Casey - #CaseyJustWantsToParty - this just shows you how much we interact over twitter. Casey is one pretty funny lady but she also has a very KIND soul. You feel that as soon as you meet her. (Yes, we've met - YAY for Blogpodium) Casey shares her journey through life on her blog and it's pretty awesome. Make sure you check it out.

There are many more bloggers I would like to highlight so I am going to try and keep this up for next Friday.

Before I end off for today there are 2 more people I would like to give a shout out:

My sister - Andrea - she has helped me figure out the design on my blog and if it wasn't for her it would probably still look really tacky. She is a graphic designer and has some amazing skills. I love her dearly and the person she is molding out to be. She has a KIND heart. Thanks sister!

Thalita  from The Learner Observer - last night you did something so KIND that it made me realize I needed to write this post more than ever today. I will touch base more on Thalita next week and what she did for me.

Please share below the KIND things other bloggers have done for you and your thoughts on this! Let's focus on the positive of this blogging world we share!