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The Art of Small Talk

Networking events are a necessary part of working in any professional field. Sooner or later you're going to have to stand around with a bunch of people you don't know and think of something to say. These experiences are often boring and can be downright paralyzing, especially if there is someone in the room you want to impress. — Read More —
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Flower School

I have few talents. I can play myself on TV, string anywhere from 2 to 1000 words together and maybe have them make sense and I can ski. (Skill or talent? Potato, pot-at-toe.) One thing I absolutely cannot do is arrange flowers. My soufflés are better than my bouquets. Basically, they both suck. — Read More —
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Taking Stock

A friend of mine died this week. Cancer. Fortunately for him, he didn’t suffer for long and when he passed he was surrounded by people who love him. We should all be so lucky. — Read More —
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The Best Piece of Advice

Are you a worrier? Worried about money, worried about the future, worried about getting from the office in time to pick up the kids from school, drop them off at soccer and then get home in time for dinner? — Read More —
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Life Simplified – A Shopping List

While I am a lover of beautiful things, I despise clutter. I would much rather pay through the nose for exactly the right thing, which gets used and cherished, than have several sub-standard stand-ins, none of which is quite right. I feel at peace when everything has it's purpose and I don't own any two items that replicate each other's use. — Read More —
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Bone Broth-ing My Way Toward Beautiful Skin (I hope)

Stopping in at a friend's place for my morning coffee this week I was shocked (and slightly disgusted) when the mug placed in front of me looked nothing like the latte I was expecting but was instead a steaming cup of chicken broth. What gives? — Read More —
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Favourite Online Videos of All Time

These days, my morning routine consists of coffee, Instagram, Twitter news and then Facebook, inevitably slipping down the black hole of newly posted videos for my morning chuckle. — Read More —
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Your Spring and Summer Cocktail

As warmer weather is arriving in many parts of the country my thoughts are turning to summer parties, what to serve the next time I'm entertaining friends al fresco and what to order when hitting restaurant patios this weekend. — Read More —
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My Idol – The Latest App Craze

What can I say - I see and I MUST HAVE! I'm talking about My Idol, the app phenom that's circulating the web. — Read More —
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Designer Shoes For Less

If you love shoes like I love shoes and you are anywhere in Western Canada on May 6th, you will not want to miss my all time favourite annual shoe sale event at Army & Navy discount department stores. — Read More —
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Remembering a Beloved Pet

I have a confession to make. A slightly macabre one. My beloved cat Whidbey died quite a few years ago. When the vet asked if I wanted to keep her ashes, I said yes. Well, they’re still in a little box in my garage. — Read More —