Two brand new Jettas and a Passat Later…

And here is my open letter to Volkswagen Canada: Ok Volkswagen, let me get this straight, you knowingly defrauded your customers, got caught and have the audacity to propose mileage and depreciation into your settlement negotiations? Are you kidding me? Yes, buying back all of the vehicles that you sold under false pretences will be…

Oh My: She’s Preggers

So…I’m 37 years old and 17 weeks pregnant with my first child, and perhaps my only child, although I really don’t know that yet.  When I was a kid I just assumed I would be a mom, probably to three. I also assumed I’d be married and have kids in my 20s. Back then I…

The Key Lime Boozie

Now that all the awesome Moms out there have survived the back to school shopping, I figure it’s time to take a deep breath and add an extra twist to our smoothie! Now, I am in no way claiming drinking to be the healthy choice but after reading and reading and even some experimenting, I…

The ‘Month Of’ Coordinator

Now that wedding season is in full swing, I am constantly seeing posts in wedding related Facebook groups of brides asking for feedback on month-of wedding coordinators. Everyone wants to know whether it’s worth it to hire someone to take over in those last few weeks. I hear a lot of, “well I already did…

The Dreaded D Word

Yeah…I’m talking dinner.  I know I can’t speak for everyone but who in their right mind wants to do a lengthy tedious chore at the end of the day when all you want to do is put your feet up and relax?? I despise making dinner but the hungry family members that await a meal…

Don’t Get Distracted By The Lipstick

When you are shopping for a re-sale home it is important to be educated on the meaning of a true renovation. Beware of the “lipstick” to embellish an old product. It will look fabulous at first glance, however after an intense inspection, reality will set in when you move in. Don’t be fooled, be prepared!

Fall Fashion – Go Beyond Basic

Fall is by far the most coveted styling season. The change in weather brings on an inevitable sense of new beginning, whether you are headed back to school or getting back to the grind. It’s an unofficial new year and the best excuse for a new (more stylish!) you. If you’re looking to refresh your…

Parsley Beet Salad

A popular dish at parties that has become my most requested recipe. A rustic, flavourful salad that combines the earthiness of beets, tartness of goat cheese and freshness of parsley and mint with a touch of balsamic sweetness. It can be enjoyed as a great vegetarian/gluten- free starter or main course, as it is a…

The Upcycle Challenge

There’s absolutely no question that I love a good DIY project. So, when I was asked to participate in the Calgary Home + Design Show’s DIY Runway, I could hardly contain my excitement.  Not only did I receive done fabulous RustOleum products, but the proceeds raised at the auction were donated to Habitat for Humanity….