Fun Friday #15: Exploring A New App☺️(2)

Happy Fun Friday everyone!

This Friday I’ll be sharing another app I recently found and have been playing around with. It’s a photo editing app called Photofy. 


I find that it is similar to Canva and a few other editing apps. I do believe that Canva is better, but Photofy is just as great.

I’ll be featuring the beautiful Cherylene from livingvsexisting to show you how the app works:)
Let’s get started:


Photofy allows you to edit photos into different collages and templates. It comes with ore designed artwork for text and even social media. While a good majority of the apps features are free, there are some templates and artwork that require an in app purchase. Of course we’ll only be using the free items. Here is a shot of some of the artwork you can add to your photos and templates:



Here are some templates I tried out featuring Cherylene💙

I really wanting to change this templates colors using blue which is her favorite color, but unfortunately this app doesn’t give you that option.  Some of the templates had a bit more customization but for the most part it’s limited. It still turned out really nice in my opinion.

I do like that you can add stickers, which is where the arrow came from, and you can change the color or add different patterns/textures. You can also do this with the backgrounds. See below:



The app comes with a lot of free fonts, of course some are for purchase. And many are also in Canva, but there are some that I didn’t see in Canva.


You do have to pay to remove the watermark but honestly I don’t think it’s that distracting, it’s very small and light.

Overall I think this is a great app despite the few things I didn’t like and I’ll definitely use it again for my own pictures. I really want to try out those artwork @Handle features.

Have any of you heard of this app or tried it before? Let me know in the comments if you haven’t and decide to try it out✨

This Q&A Gets Interesting!☺️

Today I woke up feeling much better than yesterday and I couldn’t be happier about it. Of course I’m still dealing with and working on things but I don’t feel completely down. Yay for me and please stay for me! Word to brighter days.

As you all know, I’ve been doing these fun interviews with a few bloggers (the 5 that won my 500 follower Q&A Game). This week I’m featuring Cherylene from livingvsexisiting and today I’ll be sharing just how fun and interesting this interview got 😉

I’ve been coming up with questions/tasks that relate to the blogger or their blog, and questions they may have never been asked before to make it more interesting. Let’s see what questions I came up with for Cherylene and how she responded☺️

Questions for Cherylene (her answers are in italics)

1. Name 3 things that rhyme with love.
Three things that rhyme with love – dove, glove and shove.

2. If you had to choose a different name for your blog, what would it be?
If I had to choose a different name for my blog, I would probably call it Chery’s Perspective.
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Ooh I like that Chery!*

3. What is the healthiest thing you’ve eaten today?
Fruits – watermelon slices with an orange and a small portion of grapes to be exact.

4. What are the first 7 words to the last song you listened to?
“Even if we can’t find heaven, heaven” – from the song Stand By You by Rachel Platten.
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This sounds beautiful.*

5. Would you rather have nightmares every night for the next 5 months, or never be able to dream again?
Those options aren’t all that great. I’ll have to pass on the 5 months of nightmares and settle for never being able to dream again. I would settle for a peaceful night sleep any day! 

6. If you had to choose one or the other for a pet, which would it be: Spider or snake?
Lee, why are you doing this to me? No fish, puppies girlfriend even an ant farm had a better chance at ending up at my house. I’ll take the spider.
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LOL! I apologized for putting her in this horrible situation but I knew she had never been asked this before… “No fish, even an ant farm”😂*

7. Can you remember a line you’ve used from any of the rap battles you’ve had with your son?
We usually just rap off the top of our heads but let’s see, ok here’s one. “You think you’re so cool trying to play me for a fool but you know little boy that just not cool. I’m going to show you that mummy still rules!!!!” We just have fun with it going until someone can’t flow or gives in. We both enjoy them.
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I love this!:)*

8. When was your last fun family outing?
Our last fun family outing was a trip to the mall on Tuesday. The kids were financially rewarded for doing well in exams so they got a mini shopping spree.
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Good for them! They definitely deserve the reward:)*

9. Is there a song that can always put you in a great mood or make you want to dance?
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
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Great song choice!*

10. What is your favorite thing about summer and your favorite thing about winter?My favourite thing about summer is that here in Trinidad we get that type of weather most of the year outside of the rainy season. Winter is not something I’ve had the opportunity to fully experience but I love the idea of being able to play in the snow.
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Wow! I hope you’re able to experience playing in the snow one day. The snow to me is what makes winter so beautiful.*

11. What is the first thing you can think of that is the color blue (other than the sky or ocean)
Oh that’s easy, my navy blue Toyota Collora.

12. Name 5 things you must have in your dream home.
Five things I must have in my dream home include:

1. Smart home devices for various parts of my home.

2. Mini Movie Theatre so the family and I can watch movies on a big screen.

3. Walk-in closets for each bedroom.

4. Self-cleaning pool

5. Lots and lots of storage.
Lee, I forgot to ask who was paying for all of this.
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Hmmm? Maybe one day we will both become financially able to fulfill these dreams lol.*

13. Mango or avocado: which do you like best?
Avocado hands down. I can eat it with almost anything and by itself.
*Can you believe I have never tried avocado?*

14. Would you prefer cloud watching or stargazing?
Although there is beauty to be seen both at day and at night I think I would go with cloud watching because the clouds change shape and sometimes you can see different images. I think that’s amazing and fun.
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Definitely agree that there is so much beauty in both. I’d love to stargaze as much as I cloud watch.*

15. Can you draw a tree, an umbrella (because I noticed you like the rainy season) and 2 identical things of your choice (it can be 2 hearts, 2 people, whatever you choose) the drawings don’t have to be perfect this is just for fun. Please take a picture of your drawings and attach.


Okay, can we talk about how cool Chery’s drawing is?! I love the palm trees and the 2 cars on the road. You’re really creative and definitly have an artistic ability. I enjoyed this whole interview and I’m glad you did too! I also love the bit of your personality I’ve learned through the interview and behind it:)

If you like Chery’s drawing let her know in the comments. What question and answer did you find the most interesting? Did you relate/agree to any? Comment below.✨

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Poetry makes you feel & think…✨

There are times when poetry can tell the perfect story. There are times when a poem sums up your entire life, or even just the situation you are in. I love reading and writing those most. You can feel all of the emotion but there’s something about those words that can temporarily take the pain away, or have you thinking differently in a positive way. You feel inspired. At least I do.

There are a few poems Cherylene has written that has done just that- described my feelings and current situation and then brought light to my dark thoughts. I’ll be sharing them with you today and also why I felt a connection.

A snippet of Cherylene’s poem Breakthrough:

“…This type of existence is diminishing your significance

That self-defeating attitude is drying up your gratitude…”

My connection: Yes! The issues I am currently dealing with and how I am handling them are causing me to live a depressed existence. Keeping me from following in my life purpose which I believe is to tell my story and inspire others through my writing and other ways of creativity. To help others. I can’t begin to help others until I can help myself. This self-defeating attitude I have lately is only doing me harm.

Cherylene’s Poem I Refuse:

I refuse to be still

As you seek power over my will

I refuse to be quiet when there’s so much to say

Can’t stay silent another day

I refuse to be the victim

So that kind of thinking

I’m definitely changing

I refuse to do nothing

When I know I can do something

I refuse to accept mediocrity

As this limits who I can truly be

I refuse to let you steal my joy

Playing with it like some sort of toy

I refuse to give your negative words meaning

It’s my happiness you’re intent on stealing

I refuse to believe the lies you’ve told

In an effort to corrupt my soul

I refuse to be anyone but me

Because even in my imperfection

My life still has direction

So long as I have purpose

I will continue to focus

So you do you

And I’ll do me

In the end

I will still be free.

My connection: Usually, when i’m feeling down or hurt about something I keep quiet about it. In general I let all of my thoughts and emotions build up inside of me until I can take no more and explode. Many people have walked all over me and taken advantage of me because of this. I’ve been picked on and bullied because of this. Many people underestimate me because of this. I can continue to be silent and do nothing but i’m choosing to speak and take action. This is for my personal life and blog life. I refuse to continue my blog like this while i’m not happy with it, I refuse to be afraid of changing and losing views/follows by making a fresh start. The fresh start is needed and needs are better for us than our wants. I’m not at my best right now but my life still has direction and purpose. I will stay focused. I will be free, and happy.

A snippet of Cherylene’s Daily Post Prompt (using the word catapult) Life Challenges:

“…Just when we feel like giving up

Just when we wished the world would stop

Just when we’ve said, “enough is enough”

In come our blessings to catapult us up

Up, above and out of the strife

Up and into a better life

All we had to do was endure

All we had to do was explore

Digging deep into our core

Soon to discover we are so much more.”

My connection: I came very close to giving up many times, I’ve had to endure many things in life but usually after a very bad time a blessing follows. I believe that things will be better soon, I believe blessings are coming as long as I keep that faith and keep going, as long as I keep exploring life and digging deep into my soul.

Never give up on life or the things you truly love that serve you purpose. I add “that serve you purpose” because not everything or everyone we love should be held onto. Not everyone or everything we love is good for us but life in general is something to never give up, no matter what!

Please leave any comments you have and make sure to visit Cherylene’s blog and check out her poetry while you’re there.✨

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Fun Friday #13 Featuring Maggie☺️💚

Happy Fun Friday everyone!

If you know me, you know that Fun Friday is my favorite day of the week especially for blogging. Fun Friday will continue to my new blog as well☺️

This week I will be featuring Maggie from Dreaming Of Guatemala. I decided it would be nice to design a few twitter headers and signatures for her.

Maggie I hope you enjoy these, you don’t have to use them but I had fun making them either way.💚

Since I know she loves the sunsets, specifically the colors, I decided to use one of my own photos of the sunset for this first header. Her twitter name is lovelywriter16. I have tested all of these headers out already to make sure everything fits nicely 🙂


For most of the headers I used Canva with a blank white background. I used the colors that matched with her blog, and with Twitter of course. So I thought blue and green were perfect.





I got these leaves from Pinterest



I even made a couple of blog signatures:



While on Pinterest I found these 2 cute wallpapers that remind me of Maggie and what her blog represents:

Uploaded by Izni Azman


And lastly, a flyer I guess you could call it? Lol. These are a few facts found on her about page. Click here to learn more about Maggie, her blog and post scheduling.


Did you all enjoy these edits? How about the cute and inspiring wallpapers I found? Let me know in the comments✨

Watching sunset with the trees🌳🌅

(All images are my own, I am not a photographer.)

On Friday, May 12th, I decided to watch the sunset from my balcony for the first time. Not just the first time on my balcony, but for the first time period. I didn’t plan on watching the sunset that day, I just happened to be in the living room with Izabelle and glanced out the window. This is what I saw stepping out:

Of course you see the trees want to watch also so they’re  kind of in my way.. It was still beautiful.

Izabelle was with me the whole time. She was mainly watching birds and cars by☺️💕






😂 Woah.

Minutes later:





By this point I was getting excited, and jealous of the trees front row seats at the same time.



Here’s the best moment (and I’m sure the trees can agree also)💛




Zooming in





The sky looks painted right? It’s beautiful.

My boyfriend and I will be going to the park near our apartment when the weather is really nice to watch for a better view. I’ll post that one too✨

Have you ever watched the sunset? Where did you watch? Did you take pictures? Comment below.🌅

Inspiration of the day✨


I found this picture online by someone asking for similar images with messages you could interpret. I do not know the name of the artist.

When I see this image, the pencil stands out on the crowd. All of the others have eraser heads and are surrounding the only different one. My interpretation is that the pencil top is trying to be different and be themselves in a world where everyone else is trying to be the same. The erasers represent those very people. They wonder why he is not an eraser like them, they want to erase his differences.

You don’t have to fit in with everyone else to be accepted or successful in life. Be yourself, stand out. There is nothing wrong with you for being different, you aren’t lost. You’re just on your own path. Everyone’s journey is different. We all have different obstacles, and slower/faster starts. Some of us may be on our journey on feet, in cars, or airplane. If your journey is a little slower or rougher, “on feet” you’ll get tired. If you’re a little more lucky, on your journey by car…you still have to stop for red lights, stop signs, and gas.

And of course… even the quickest way- an airplane can still crash and a flight can be delayed.

The point is no matter how different we are, or how different our paths may be, no one lives a perfect life and we’ll all have different obstacles to get through.

& remember, it’s how you get through that matters. Not when.

Have any of you seen this image before or where it actually came from? What would be your interpretation?

Inspiration of the Day

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How many of you are familiar with this image? I found it years ago searching for inspirational quotes and it stuck with me ever since. I’ve added my interpretation under the art work. I also want to add, if you give up too soon, someone else may be right behind and earn what could have been yours. This is something I plan to do every day on my blog from now on, post an inspirational quote or picture with my interpretation or something I’d like to say with it. I hope you all enjoy this one and that it inspires you to keep reaching all of your goals. Don’t give up! You’re almost there.❤️

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