30 Years Later…

This Saturday I’ll be going to my 30th high school reunion. As anyone facing such a milestone may relate to, my thoughts go to who will be there, what I should wear (!?) and of course, everything that’s happened over the past three decades. — Read More —

Happy Mother’s Day!

This year for Mother's Day I sent my mom some cute tea towels along with a sappy Hallmark-type card that helped me express my love and thanks and which I know she appreciates so much. — Read More —

E-commerce Gone Wild

My new Restoration Hardware bed linens arrived this morning. So exciting! I'd been waiting almost two weeks after ordering them online. So just imagine how disappointed I was to discover the fabric colours weren't exactly the same as the swatches I saw in-store, meaning I now have to go through the hassle of packaging it all up and sending it back. E-commerce is killing my shopping high. — Read More —
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Best Day EVER – My time at Wild ARC

Recently I had the special and rare opportunity to spend the day as an intern at the BC SPCA’s Wild ARC in Metchosin on Vancouver Island. ARC, stands for animal rehabilitation centre - it’s a facility that cares for dozens of animals 7 days a week, 365 days a year. — Read More —

Joining the Fitbit Gang

This Christmas almost everyone in my family got a fitbit, except for me. After comparing steps and spending three months trying to one up each other, I was feeling pretty left out. I wanted in on the fitbit gang! — Read More —

Bake(d) Sale Coming Soon – The Road to the Legalization of Pot

I'm looking forward to the day when the prohibition on marijuana comes to an end in Canada. It's a promise the Liberal government made during the election campaign and appears to be one they plan to make good on. It's not going to happen tomorrow, but as far as I'm concerned, the sooner the better. I'm anxious to get baking. — Read More —

Pink Shirt Day 2016!

While scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning I noticed someone using the hashtag #stupid to describe former Bachelorette and Love it or List it Vancouver host, Jillian Harris. I took note because today I'm attending the annual Pink Shirt Day Ladies Luncheon, which raises funds to support anti-bullying programs. The mean spirited swipe at Ms. Harris made me shake my head. As an auntie to five nieces and friend to several pre-teens, I worry about what its like to be a young girl in the digital age. — Read More —

Gym Etiquette

I can’t sweat it any longer, I have to speak out. The gym is starting to gross me out. — Read More —

Valentine’s Day Survival Tips

No matter what side of the relationship status bar you sit on - longtime single, freshly broken-hearted, star-crossed lover or old married couple - Valentine's Day can cause a whole lot of heartache. Because every one of us wants to be loved. There is nothing better than feeling the spark, flutter, thrill and comfort of knowing someone out there thinks you're neat. To feel it is to be human. — Read More —

The Obituaries

I'm afraid to turn to the obits section these days. 2016 is off to a sad start in the arts. What's with all the icons dying? — Read More —