Monday, April 24, 2017

Dzień Dobry: Madison's Polish Heritage Club Spring Festival

A little background about my lineage. While I know I have a wee bit of Irish in me along with German and maybe one or two other things (I really don't know that much about my ancestry), I know without a single doubt in my mind I'm VERY Polish.

When I say I'm very Polish, I mean my paternal grandparents, lovingly referred to as my Babcia (grandmother in Polish) and Dziadzia (Americanized Polish pronunciation for grandfather) actually migrated from Poland in the 1950's. My father and both Ciocias (aunts in Polish) grew up in a Polish speaking household and thus, my sister and I grew up with a lot of the customs and learning a little bit of the language.

Thanks to my good friend Alisa of, I was able to reconnect with my Polish girl roots and attend Madison's Polish Heritage Club's Polish Spring Festival earlier this month!

Friday, February 3, 2017

My Depression Struggles & Finding Joy: The Happiness Perspective Book Review

Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Happiness Perspective by Diane Wing to facilitate this review on Kay's Adaptable Adventures. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research on a product or service as your results may vary.

How do people find #happiness and, more importantly, keep happiness? My review of Diane Wing's The Happiness Perspective touches on my personal struggles with #depression and how happiness IS attainable!

Author: Diane Wing
ISBNN-13: 9781615993208
Page Count: 132 pages
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Release Date: November 2016


Happiness is not just another emotion and state of being that most individuals find unachievable in this day and age of violence, illness, constant go-go-go and stressors, but a conscious and subconscious choice people can and do achieve as hard as that is to believe. Throughout The Happiness Perspective, Diane Wing (author of Thorne Manor & Other Bizarre Tales, Trips to the Edge: Tales of the Unexpected, and The True Nature of Energy) beautifully outlines just how people can realistically achieve this tranquil state of being by compiling different ways to help you transform your daily thought processes, patterns, habits, and behaviors so you can experience greater happiness and peace of mind in this crazy world.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Eat What You're Craving: A Lesson in Choosing Happiness

With Christmas come and gone it tis the season to start seeing peoples' New Year's resolutions posted here, there, and everywhere, one of the most popular being giving up all things sugary and fatty and hitting the gym.

Those who have followed me for quite awhile know that I'm not a big fan of making resolutions when the new year looms near; I feel if you're going to set a goal for yourself why not do it ANY day of the year instead of waiting until the end of the year for a 'new start.'

That being said however, I'm on a reading kick lately and I recently read something in a young adult book called Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (second book in the series) that made me really stop and think. The characters were at Thanksgiving dinner with all sorts of traditional Thanksgiving foods spread about. Along with a single bowl of spaghetti.

"You did all of this?" I asked.
"Everything but the spaghetti." 
"Which you have because...."
"Of my rules. I only eat what I'm craving and I was craving my dad's spaghetti."

Friday, December 9, 2016

5 Reasons Traveling with the Microsoft Surface Pro is a Game Changer + Offer & Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions expressed in the below post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research before committing to purchase a product or service as your results may vary.

You know that feeling when you start falling in love? Everybody who has been in love knows that I'm talking about; Just the mere mention of them brings a big smile to your face that ultimately hurts your cheeks. The anticipation of seeing them face to face simultaneously gives you unstoppable butterflies and makes your heart race. They're the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning and the last thing on your mind when you go to bed.

Yeah, you know what I'm talking about.

While falling in love with a person is romantic and grand, in this particular context I'm actually not referring to a person at all...

This is exactly how I feel about travel. Just the mere mention of traveling fills me with so much emotion it's hard to keep it contained; I'm continuously falling in love with the world and all it's endless possibilities.

Hence my obvious transition to a travel website! Of course with limited funds and health issues I can't just go full force into things like my heart, mind, and soul would like me to, especially with building my website back up and making a name for myself as a travel blogger.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

100% Natural Pain Relief: Quell Pain Relief Technology

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

Earlier this month we apparently had the biggest and brightest Supermoon that has appeared since 1948! My numerous social media news-feeds erupted with information on the November Supermoon and gorgeous picture after gorgeous picture snapped by friends, professional photographers, and different people from around the world.

There has always been stigma around full and new moons, especially when it comes to people becoming a little crazy or erratic with their behavior.

While some people have looked at me like I'm crazy when I bring it up, my fellow spoonies and chronically ill comrades will agree that the full moon and new moons' effects are very real for us and bring a whole new set of difficulties to our day-to-day lives.

Taken from Guam

This Supermoon was absolutely beautiful and majestic but boy did it really amp up my pain level for several days! Depending on the person, thankfully we only have to deal with that enhanced level once, maybe twice a month for a few days but sadly, we do have to deal with our unending regular chronic pain every day of our lives.

Hence why we all go through many different things to find some semblance of relief even if it's only just a small amount, which is why when given the opportunity to try Quell, a drug-free wearable pain relief unit through the Chronic Illness Bloggers platform I was extremely interested, especially with me wanting to start traveling.