fabfitfun – Spring 2017 Box Spoilers

Hey Beauties,

Here are the first three spoilers for this upcoming fabfitfun box! I must say, I’m pretty excited about all three.

Which is your fav?

Remember, you can use this link: http://xo.fff.me/eIHig to get 20% OFF your first box!!

If you don’t like spoilers, stop here. If you love them as much as I do, keep reading!


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Putting Some Fun in Fragmin Injections

Hi Guys and Dolls!

Two days ago, my needle sucked so bad. I lied around writhing in pain after – It was ridiculous. Yesterday, I decided NO – If I’m going to do this every single day, that’s not how things are going to go down. Everything in life is what you make it, and this right here is what I’m making of these needles. Because this is who I am – A strong, independent woman who likes to laugh and dance through life. All of it.



My Invisible Battle

Hi Guys and Dolls,

For 7 years now, I’ve been battling an invisible illness. One, which I’ve only recently become more public about – Something I wish I had done long ago. However, everything in life happens when it should.

I’ve written a small story about what I’ve gone through here – Please give it a read, if you have the chance.

This is my 30th year of life, and I’ve dedicated it, as well as all the years that follow to making a difference by raising awareness and support.

My dear family, friends, and followers, if you can, please donate – Every single dollar counts; In honour of my 30th birthday, and in the hopes that we can find a cure for the ones that follow.

With love,


Progress Update – February 20th 2017

Traded in one needle a week for seven. Doesn’t feel like #winning, but if it works, it certainly is 😉



New Specs!

Hi Guys and Dolls!

Over the past few months I’ve noticed that my vision has been going down hill – A crazy thought considering I had just gotten a new prescription and purchased glasses early last year!

Since being diagnosed with the blood clot in my neck, it was important to get my eyes examined, as vision changes can be associated with a clot of this nature. I also learnt in this examine that there’s always the potential for a piece of the clot to break off and travel into my eye(s) – Another thing to watch out for! Lovely.

Anyways, having just purchased expensive Tory Burch frames with high quality lenses less than a year ago, and only being covered for a couple hundred dollars every couple of years, I knew I had to seek out a less expensive option.

A friend of mine had recommended Warby Parker – It was the first time I heard of this concept where glasses actually seemed affordable! The cost difference from what I would usually spend honestly blew my mind a little.

I was set to check out Warby (and I still will one day) when I stumbled across a similar site/store – Bonlook! I was instantly obsessed with their collection.

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Today Was a Heavy Day

Progress Update – February 17th 2017

Remaining optimistic.

Progress Update – February 15th 2017

Hi Guys and Dolls!

I received an unexpected phone call yesterday that allowed for a wonderful opportunity to thank the person who caught all of this in time. Watch below for my little update about it!



What Should Have Been, What Could Have been, and What Happened


A 30th birthday should be special. It’s a milestone that should be celebrated. My 30th birthday came and went with little fuss. It certainly wasn’t what it “should” have been; More importantly, it wasn’t what it “could” have been.

On December 21st, the day before I was set to leave to head home for the holidays, I went to work, as usual, and afterwards headed over to my friend’s place for our annual Christmas dinner (pizza this year) and gift exchange. That evening I had noticed that a pain would shoot through my neck and into my head whenever I bent down. Prone to headaches, migraines, and suffering from stiffness that I attributed to sitting at a desk job, with poor posture, for 6 years, I made note of it but brushed it off as a long day.

The next day I had a flight to catch but not before an early morning brow and nail appointment. It was at the salon that I had first noticed that I could barely turn my neck either way – I was super stiff, and I was just thankful that I was flying home rather than taking the bus. Once again, I brushed off the stiffness as occupational, or perhaps a slight injury from being jerked the wrong way on the streetcar. I assumed that I would get home, relax, and wake up feeling much better. I certainly was wrong.

The night I flew in my brother and I headed to watch the newest Star Wars movie in DBox (motion seats) 3D. I was nauseous the whole time, however the vibration of the seats seemed to sooth my neck stiffness a bit – “Free massage!”, I joked.

At this point, I should note that I had been throwing up for about a month or so, nearly every day. As someone who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, I chocked this up to a new symptom of the illness. The problem with suffering from an underlying, chronic illness is that you essentially attribute most new health symptoms to it, especially when they fit the bill.

As the days went on, the stiffness quickly turned to pain that went through my neck and into the base of my skull. Fortunately for me, my parent’s home is equipped with every medical gadget you could imagine, and I love them for it! They have what’s called a TENS/EMS machine, which essentially sends little jolts of electricity to your muscles – An odd sensation, however when applied to my neck and shoulders, a bit of a relief. My mother would lovingly apply that, and I’d place a warm Magic Bag over it nearly ’round the clock. I propped myself up in the comfy recliner and hoped for the best every day.

I heartbreakingly missed my nephew’s 7th birthday party. Missed Christmas Eve at my father’s place, and nearly missed Christmas dinner as well. Christmas Eve, I lied awake all night. My niece was sleeping with me, and I was so worried to wake her. The pain and stiffness was horrible. I tried to quietly grab a heating pad for my neck, and my niece stirred awake, simply to sleepily ask, “Auntie, will you hold my hand while we sleep?” My heart melted. I lied there trying to soak in one of the sweetest moments of being an Auntie, while simultaneously waiting for her tiny grip to loosen as my pain got so severe.

Eventually, I quietly ducked into the bathroom to see if a hot shower would help. It didn’t. In that moment, I was ever so tempted to just curl up on the bathroom floor and cry myself to sleep. I was physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted, and beyond sleep-deprived. This was my one visit home the entire year; My one vacation that I had waited an entire year for – This was not how it was supposed to go.

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