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The Beach Babe’s Shopping List

The summer months mean it's time to get your bronze on. And for those of us who were born beyond pale that means a trip to the drug store, not the actual beach. Here's my list of must have products for skin and hair to give you that gently sun kissed look. — Read More —
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Anna’s Summer Reading List

If you plan to be lazing about on a beach, a dock, campsite, boat or sofa this summer, you'll need a good book.  Here's my list of 5 to take you through to Labour Day. — Read More —
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Buying and Selling a breez?

I donate things to charity, take things to local consignment stores and sell stuff on both Craigslist and eBay. I luuuv getting rid of stuff, and if I can make a buck or two to put towards a future purchase, so much the better. — Read More —
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Your Father’s Day Menu

As promised, here are my suggestions for cooking for the dad(s) in your life this Father's Day. This is a labour intensive but not difficult list of dishes so of course feel free to pick and choose and I'm including a couple of short cuts along the way. — Read More —
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Cooking With A Charcoal Grill (and other death defying activities)

There are certain things in life I avoid due to a fear of failure. And I don't mean big, death defying challenges like skydiving (check) or entering a rodeo (double check. Got the belt buckle to prove it), but rather small everyday things like cooking over a charcoal grill. — Read More —
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The Best of Gluten Free 2015

One third of Canadians are reaching for gluten free products, with the global gluten-free market expected to reach $6.2 billion by 2018. — Read More —
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When A Kiss Is Not A Kiss

The other day I kissed someone's earlobe by mistake.  It was an oddly intimate moment and I fear both I as the kisser and the receiving kiss-ee felt a moment of awkwardness. I almost wanted to say sorry. And maybe I should have. — Read More —
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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 —