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Positivity Check

A lot of people always ask me the same question… Do I ever have bad days? Well the truth is my blog really is a true reflection of myself. I am a little cray cray (in a good way, I think). I am addicted to healthiness, fashion, jewellery, makeup, being a momma, love and most importantly my family – which I think I make very clear in my posts! And yes, I do talk exactly the way a write. Now more then ever it is true, because with the time crunch I’m on with Angelina sometimes I don’t even have time to edit my writing! Which I’m sure you’ve all noticed from time to time!

So back to the question, yes I do have bad days. It’s bound to happen once in awhile but it’s how I deal with it that I think I’m getting better at. I really truly do everything in my power to surround myself with people that I care about and have my best intentions at heart. It’s not to say that I have sworn off the people that don’t toodle my fancy. In some cases I’ve actually done the opposite, it’s weird how the world works sometimes. The people who I may of once had a “this is it moment” with i’ve actually noticed myself bringing back in my life. Because the truth is people change and the even harder truth is that I’ve changed. A lot! So I try to be with people where we both make each other love being exactly who we are and actually appreciate us for us. Plain and simple.

It’s easier said then done, I know. The hard part is actually deciding who are those people to let in to the Parita Loves You Club. This part took me really long to learn and truthfully I still am learning. But my main rule of thumb is actually really simple. Once we’ve hung out or had a conversation on the phone and part ways, do they then judge or talk about me? I would test this theory a couple times before making a decision though! Friends don’t talk ill about other friends behind their back. Although the truth is I will actually never really know the answer to that, but gosh darn it our subconscious is smart… Really smart! If you even think it, it’s probably true. Sad right?!? Well it shouldn’t be. How I look at it, I thank that person (in my head of course) and think to myself “okay okay, it’s all gravy, they may not be the right fit for me but they got to be for someone else. See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya.” And my once swinging door for the Parita Loves You Club shuts down for business until a later date.

I’m grateful for those people. The good part is, each one of those situations that has come into my life has been an amazing, sometimes life changing lesson. Those people made me realize even more that I love who I am, I love doing what I do, I love my life, I love the people in it and no one can ever take that away from me. That gives my a high! Like a drunk high where I haven’t slept in three days as I get ready again for a full moon party in Thailand kinda high. (I’ve never actually been to a full moon part but this is what I think I’d feel like!)

As for everything else going on… I love doing my paritaTIME Boutique. I love shopping! What girl doesn’t?!? More importantly I love shopping for deals, steals and good finds! Very simply put, if it makes me feel fabulous it will probably do the same for you. So why not share the details?!? That again toodles my fancy! Lots of toodling going on here!

DO THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY EVERYDAY, trust me!!! It’s fun! If that’s reading paritaTIME do it! Don’t let anything or anyone stop you! Bahaha I really kill myself sometimes, but you get my point.

Now this post is getting long, Angelina’s tossing and turning so it’s probably time for me to punch my time card in for mommy duty.

If you’ve left with anything from today’s post, start surrounding yourself with people that make you feel fabulous! Because whether you see it or not you are FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! Hip hip hooray!!!!

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

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Anything can Really Happen! Really!!!

Angie and I had another one of those nights where she just wasn’t feeling like sticking to our routine sleep that we have worked so hard to create. So needless to say it was a late night for the mother daughter team. When our princess did fall asleep it ended up being on mommy on the sofa, thank God for the PVR. When Angie has these days it’s perfect for me to have catch up time with my shows. Now the other day PBS had a special with Dr. Wayne Dyer called Wishes Fulfilled that I had been wanting to watch. Firstly if you do not know who Wayne Dyer is Youtube him, watch any of his videos… If you are feeling short of inspiration, he’s your man. He always does it for me, always brings a positive spin on life and really does keep me on this natural hip hip happy high!!!

This is an old story but a good one that really proves that if you put it out to the Universe, anything is possible as we really do have the ability to choose our reality. The good ol’ Law of Attraction. I was initially introduced to this theory by the “The Secret” movie. It is super cheesy and it definitely has not been nominated for Best Picture but it gets the lesson across. Wishes Fulfilled explains the Law of Attraction concept but a lot better, clear and it’s Wayne Dyer COME ON! (You’ll get it once you sit through one of his videos – he really knows how to toddle my fancy.) The one thing with this Law of Attraction business is that it’s not easy and requires work on a daily basis, well more like hourly basis or minutely (that doesn’t sound like a real world ) basis. You got to wake up with an intention, believe in that intention, act as though it exists, be grateful for it and so on and so forth.

Back to my story, nine years ago I had a dream. I wanted to become a model. Like really really wanted to be a model. Now being from a small city like Winnipeg moving to Toronto seemed like the most logic place to do it. Now when I told my parents who have always been very supportive in my life, they were a bit taken aback. Their one and only little girl wanted to move and pursue a not so indian dream. It was hard to swallow at first, but as always they supported me. First on the list was finding an agency that would put me on their roster. We flew to Toronto, rented a hotel downtown, rented a car and went from one agency to another to another. Some were interested, some weren’t, some had girls similar to me already, some I didn’t fit the requirements. It was not easy. One minute I’m on cloud 9 the next was pure frustration. Then it happened. My dad was driving, I was sitting in the passenger seat and my mom was at the back. We had the AC blasting, we were all exhausted and ready to call it a day. We pulled up at the lights on Yonge and Queen St. We were facing The Bay, there was a massive poster of Naomi Campbell on the side of the building and with all my frustration I pointed at her poster and said I just want to be up there one day. Is that too much to ask?!?! If I do that, I’ll know I accomplished my dream. Then as always my parents said their encouraging words, reminded me how much they believed in me and that whatever decision I chose to make after this trip they would support me. We came back to Winnipeg, I had two agencies that were interested in me. The decision was mine. Everything moved really quickly after that, since I was considered “older” for the industry (I was twenty one) my window of opportunity was small. We jumped on it quick. Thank God for my parents, I moved to Toronto shortly after with their help. I hustled. I took any jobs the agency would get me, some paid, some not. I did some creatives, Toronto Fashion Week, editorials, novel covers, TV commercials, print and a fun Dentyne Ad. I was living my dream. I loved it.

Then I got a call from my agent, I was booked for a photo shoot with The Bay. There was a new campaign starting called ” World Party” and it was only going to be a picture of my eyes. Easy Breezy. I went in and did my thing. A couple weeks pass and my agent called to see if I had seen it yet, I had not. All he said was they decided on using an entire face shot instead of the eyes and to go to Yonge and Queen. I convinced a friend to take me that night, as we turned the corner I saw it! My dream had come true, the Universe listened! I was in the exact place I wanted to be. LITERALLY!! I cried like a baby! I couldn’t believe it! That’s when I knew that if I put my mind to ANYTHING, I could do it. Sometimes it could take a while, but I really can happen!!

That was an extremely long story, but honestly when I feel like I’m in a rut or things aren’t going my way I remind myself of that story. With a new chapter starting in my life, I have new dreams. Big ones! They aren’t easy ones either, but Excuse me Miss Universe, if you are listening… This sista means business!!! I know I’ll have to hustle, but I’m up for the challenge. Sooo look out world, big things are on their way for me!!! I can’t wait!!!

If we say it out loud, strong enough and truly mean it with every bone in our body, it will happen. It’s the Law of Attraction!

See what my dear friend Wayne Dyer sparked! Ring in your Spring with some positivity and motivation!!! Set your intentions today and remind yourself every morning and live as though it were real or on the verge of happening, because it will.

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

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Be the Type of Person You Follow on Instagram

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Be the type of person you want to meet – said someone really smart, who knew what they were talking about and felt it deep within their soul.

The other day Hubba Bubba and I took our princess to the mall. We thought it would be nice to go for a stroll and maybe do some wardrobe updating for me while we were at it. To our surprise, we walked into a treat… It was basically a mini hands on zoo. They had massive turtles, alligators, anacondas, house hippos, OH NELLY I could go on. The best about this is you were able to hold them. Right away hubbalicious jumped on holding the alligator, even with his mouth closed shut I was trembling at the thought. The house hippo was easy breezy to hold, it was basically like a slimy puppy, then from the corner of my eye I saw this massive snake… With my stroller I RAN, incase she lost control and came my way. Then I found myself staring, no matter what corner I was in for some reason I was drawn to this beautiful animal. Now if you know me, a snake is something that would scare the living day lights out of me, but for some odd reason she wasn’t doing that. Then something in my head told me, if everyone else can do it, why can’t I? I had this quick brief moment when I started thinking, the older I’m getting the less gutsier I am. I used to love challenging myself and doing things people would never expect me to do, what happened? At that moment I chose to flick a switch, NO MORE. I looked at Hubba and said “I want to hold the snake'” he looked shocked, THAT LOOK! That’s what I was looking for, WOOHOO so easily!

That moment is when I realized how easy it is to change my mind set and how people view me. HECK I held a snake… A big one, even as it took its tail and started wrapping its way around my leg, I was calm. She was beautiful, that’s all I saw.

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When did I stop challenging myself? If you remember from my last blog, I mentioned that I am a raw/vegan wannabe. I follow people living this lifestyle on a daily basis on Instagram and on different blogs, I’m obsessed… I can see myself being like that. I want to be like that. But whats stopping me from giving it a chance? I have absolutely no clue, that’s sad. Challenge accepted!!! That night as I was lying in bed, I decided its time. I made myself an achievable goal, but still a hard one. Eat as many fruits and vegetables for one whole week straight, no meat, no cheating, no processed food, no sugar, no nothing bad for me that doesn’t serve my body it’s highest good. Paired with at least 2L of water. The goal is not to loose weight (hey if I do, BONUS) but to start feeling amazing and do something i’ve been wanting to try forever. No more limitations. Day 1 complete, on to Day 2!

Goal: I want to be the type of person I want to meet, or in this day and age, be the type of person you follow on Instagram.

Heart, star.

Parita xoxo

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My Numbers! Ship Shop Shape Time!

We are now on Week 7 and I think that we have finally got this parenting thing under control. Yes, she does throw curve balls once in awhile (like today… We’re going through a growth spurt right now, but that’s a whole new story) and that’s when we practise the hand off and we tag team to ensure that we stay sane, but other then that we whistle as we work.

Now comes the next hurdle, ME. I did get a mini makeover thanks to my husband for Valentines Day and I got my hair did. Got some fun highlights and lightened it up a bit. A change was desperately needed. Now I never thought I would share this with the internet world, but here goes nothing:

Starting weight: 130lbs
Weight while pregnant: 186lbs
Weight now: 158lbs

I weigh 158lbs!!!! What the Heckla Island!!!! It looks like I have shed all the weight my body is going to go naturally, now it’s my turn. I have to lose 28 lbs on my own and safely since I’m still breast feeding. So no crazy dieting or starving myself, not that I would do that anyways… Doctors say that it is safe to start working out after the first month. I know that it’s easier to lose the weight right away, I know I wanted the weight off yesterday, I know I want to be a sexy manexy momma, now I just need to do something about it. Honestly, when I look in the mirror at the moment, I am not loving what’s looking back. This is not how pictured myself looking once I had a child. I refuse to be one of those mothers that just stopped trying. My mom has a 29 year old daughter and she still works it every day, ohhhh hayyyy!!!!!

First things first, when having a winter baby you don’t have the luxury of going for outdoor daily power walks or jogs with the stroller. Luckily we have a treadmill in the basement. Have I used it since giving birth you may ask? Noppers. But I am hoping that since I am laying it out there to the world, it would just be embarrassing for me if I didn’t do anything about it now. It’s not like I need to be hardcore, but I got to get the heart going. More than when I lay my eyes on my husband, awhhhhh!!! CHEESE ALERT! The Hubs is amazing with Angelina as well, so once he’s home I have no excuse. Right? Right!

And I’m sure we have all read this somewhere, working out is 20% and 80% is food intake or diet. This part I’m actually looking forward to because I was pretty strict with myself prior to getting pregnant and loved the way I was looking. A lot of it goes to coming across this life changing documentary I watched last year – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It is all about juicing, how it works, the benefits and most importantly what we are capable of doing for ourselves. I watched it with a girlfriend this weekend and I’m PUMPED! Somewhere along the way of pregnancy I fell off the juicing train, but I bought a one way ticket to Sexy Healthy Town. I’m coming for ya! So to all the moms out there, WAIT… To everyone out there who needs to lose some weight and feel good about themselves watch the movie. It will give you the boost you need to get this party started. If the people in the movie can do it, so can we! Spring is almost here, let’s all look fabulous together!!!!

So my plan, just to make it clear. Start the damn treadmill (after all time on the treadmill does equal perky cute butt… Right?) and juicing. It’s the recipe for success and it’s not too far fetched, totally doable. Ultimate goal, to love my body again and be the confident Parita I once was. It’s happening. Positive updates coming soon, stay tuned!

Dearest 130lbs Parita, I’ll see you soon!!

Heart, star.

Parita xoxo

P.S Updated Angelina pics below! Have a gorgeous day love bugs!

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The Rachel Zoe Project – Hats, Hats and more Hats!

I have always been one of those girls that wanted to be a hat girl. So anytime I saw a fabulous hat, I’d buy it. Then it would sit in my closet or behind my door. As the years Went by they would slowly collect, one after the other after the other. Every closet makeover that I did I would refuse to get rid of any of them incase one day that opportunity would come where the perfect hat was needed.

The other day I happened to catch one of those handy dandy tv marathons. Sex and the City you think? Surprisingly nope. The Rachel Zoe Project. To be honest, up until that day I didn’t even know this show existed. But after a couple of 1 hour episodes, I was pot committed, I was not moving. I loved her fashion, her cute little boy, how much she values her family and that time with them and… Wait for it… Her hats. She rocks them all the time with big sunglasses. By the end of my 6 hour marathon I was patting myself on the back for all my hat purchases. She honestly wears them with any and every outfit and it works. So my dear readers a word or warning, I think one of my new 2014 looks will be hats and shades.

Check out the inspiration below, it looks so effortless but sexy. Something about it just toddles my fancy. # winning 🙂

Heart, star.

Parita xoxo

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See Ya Later 2013!

Happy New Years to my friends on the opposite end of the world who have already rung in 2014!!!

Its 5:00pm on December 31st here and we are just getting ready to get our mini shindig started.  This year is definitely tamed down to say the least, our bags are packed by the door incase Bam Bam decides to be a NYE baby and I think I can safely say for the first time WE ARE READY. I had a minor heart attack when I had heard that an old high school friends wife gave birth yesterday morning and she was actually due two day after me.  It really put things into perspective for me.  Reality check Parita!!! SNAP SNAP!

This year has obviously been a good one, well that’s an understatement.  The best one yet, with the great news that we were blessed with!  Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t easy breezy sailing from the beginning but everything lined up by the end.  Which was very noticeable from my blogs, as I kind of fell of the social media world for a bit.

But I onceeee was lostttttttttttt but now i’m found! (It just seemed so fitting.)  I feel that I am exactly where I am suppose to be right now.  It feels as though my stars have finally lined up.  My creative side is back in full effect, I have my own paint studio in my house thanks to the best husband ever, I’ve found a way to share my passion for fashion with you all, I wake up happy, I wake up full of ideas, I have REAL DRIVE FOR LIFE, I love everything I do and the people I am surrounded by and most importantly I have been given the best gift of all. Being a Mother.

My final thoughts are simple ones, I learnt a lot this year.  I learnt that I choose my destiny, I choose the people I allow in my life, I choose the way my life will go, I choose to follow my dreams, I choose to be who I am, I choose to be who I want to be, I choose to live my dream.  Its easy to say and trust me I have been singing this song forever, but I truly believe I have learnt a way to make it my reality.  Anyone can do it, it just takes effort.  And trust me, if you let this be your mantra for 2014 and you sing it loud and proud good will come.  Actually it won’t just come, it will make you fly, it will take you to Cloud 9.  Let this be our year of change! Our year to do whatever we all want to do, beacause anything is possible and we deserve it!

I am grateful for you all and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store! Stay tuned to paritaTIME as there will be lots on the horizon!

Heart, star.

Parita xoxo

Dearest Bam Bam… please hurry now.  Mommy and Daddy are getting super anxious.  More then anything we just want to meet you and hold you in our arms and cuddle together.  You have already taught us so much in such a small period of time.  We can only imagine what effect you will have on us once you grace the world with your presence! Can’t wait to meet you!! We love you to pieces already!

Any guesses what this little one is going to look like?!?

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A Mother’s Conversation with Her Unborn Child

We are getting down to the wire now.  It’s getting close.  Hubba Bubba and I have been going to our prenatal classes for a couple weeks now and it is getting more and more intense every week we go, in a good way.  A lot of people gave us the spiel that the minute we go into labor you forget everything you learn, it’s a waste of time, it will all come naturally… blah blah blah.  I refused to listen to them, and thank God I did.  Instead of the Lamaze classes we hear about everywhere, we are actually taking Hypnobirthing classes instead.  What’s the difference?  Well instead of the hee hee hoo hoo typical breathing techniques, we go through changing a mother and fathers thought process from what most of society has led us to believe and letting the mothers body take its course without hopefully requiring intervention or procedures and having a healthy natural birth.  This class helps your partner to become your birthing partner, you mentor, your backbone.  We rely on each other.  It actually begins to change the bond in relationships as well, strengthening it and intensifies the love for one another. It’s definitely been an experience.

In our last class, this poem was handed out to all the mothers and we went around the room reading a couple lines and by the time we were done, we were all moved.  Especially the last part. This really is a good reminder to all mothers to be what we are capable of and how powerful we are as women.  I can’t believe I’ll be a mother soon. Yay! xoxo

A Mother’s Conversation with Her Unborn Child

I am involved in a wonderful experience.
I am having a baby, and you are that wonderful baby.
I welcome this experience with such happiness.
I can feel the changes taking place in my body.
My womb has become a temple of joy because of you.
I can feel you grow within me, and my body swells with pride.
I love the way I look.
I keep myself looking neat and fresh
I’m taking good care of myself for both you and me.
I’m eating properly for both you and me.
I take pleasure at the thought of your moving inside me.
My life combines with yours in love.
I’m preparing myself for the time when you will be born.
I feel you within me ~ strong and healthy
I’m carrying you with such loving pride.
I feel the exciting bloom of being pregnant.
I have a beautiful glow about me because you’re in my life now.
I nourish you with love and take care of my body.
I’m learning to relax more every day.
I look forward to your birth with such joy.
I am confident about your easy birth.
I’m practicing relaxation so that you can move easily and comfortably into this world.
All doubts are put aside as I look forward to your birth.
I keep my mind calm and peaceful so you can be calm and peaceful.
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When you’re born, little baby, I will give you love so that you may grow in love and trust in yourself and others.
I promise to talk to you in such a way that you will listen, and I promise to listen to you in such a way that you will talk.
I will respect your right to be yourself and I’ll try to help you learn to respect the rights of others.
I promise to encourage you to seek answers that will lead you to know and appreciate this wonderful world around you.
I promise to teach you with love and guidance, rather than anger and punishment.
I will teach you, and I will learn from you.
I will provide opportunities for you to help you grow in love and happiness.
I see you, little baby, coming from my womb; and I see you cradled in my arms.
I’m elated at the thought of your coming to me.

Dear Little Baby, I love you.

Read more: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f257-natural-childbirth/546361-mother-s-conversation-her-unborn-child.html#ixzz2n5eGlfnH

Heart, star. xoxo

Parita aka chubby cheeks 🙂

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Thank you lady, you made my day!!!!

As I sit at my table sipping on some tea, I had another moment.  They seem to be coming a lot more frequently now.

I received some good news earlier today of a friend who allowed me on her journey of success. She saw the good and the bad of a challenge that presented itself to her.  She allowed me to share my knowledge and beliefs on Angels, affirmations, creating manifestations and really looking deep within.  This had been going on for a month or so and boy oh boy did this lady believe!  She knew what she wanted and did not give up on it, no matter what anybody said.  Everything in me knew that she had the ability to do it.

I have made a very conscious effort to become a positive person, to see the best in everyone, to love everyone, to forgive everyone, to put negativity aside as none of this serves my higher good. But last week I had hit a speed bump, by accident I allowed the bad to get to me. I let influence ALMOST get in the way.  It turned on my judgmental side. But quickly with my husband being who he is, helped me shut it off almost as quick as it was turned on. (That man is a blessing I tell ya!)  What I learnt, is priceless. It is constantly important to surround yourself with amazing people, happy people, positive thoughts and real gratitude! Because anything is possible.  Love is everywhere and in everything!

My friend taught me a huge lesson today.  She believed in everything I shared with her, without a doubt. She knew it would work.  She let nothing stop her. She not only strengthened my belief, she set an amazing example I can look back at years from now.  I am so proud of her today and am so grateful for the lesson she has provided me.

Stay on track, listen with love to others, and rejoice in everyone’s success!

Thank you pretty lady! xoxo

I love you all dearly.

Heart, star.

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Happy National Workplace Napping Day!

Yup, you heard it here and its legit today you should be able to take a quickie nap to be part of this festive occasion!

Apparently if you were to compare us to 100 years ago we are getting about one and a half hours less sleep a night! Sooo take today as catch up day and give yourself some beauty sleep, but don’t tell your employer it came from me. 🙂

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KONY 2012

Hi Friends,

As I’m sure you all know the Kony 2012 video is circulating like crazy and it is shouting the message out really loud and clear what we have to do as human beings to help our brothers and sisters.  After watching this inspirational and life changing video I know for sure that my husband and I will be going out of April 20, 2012 to paint the the city red.  As mentioned in the video, Joseph Kony is on the top of the world’s most wanted list, however, he remains to be unknown to 99% of the world’s population.  We are going to change this NOW.

This is what we are going to do:

  • Pledge
  • Order the kit
  • Have a Kony 2012 get together with family and friends to create posters and banners paint the city RED on April 20th.
  • Share this link with as many people as possible
  • Continuously create a buzz until we see that Kony is caught and children are set free

Check out my video and the original Kony 2012 Video…

P.S I know I said connected the link, which makes absolutely no sense… but you know what I mean.

Heart, star.