Ep 40: Holiday Tips Special Edition

The experts are here with advice to help you survive and thrive this holiday season! Caron Irwin is talking holiday parenting, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe has holiday health covered, Lisa Orr’s taking care of holiday etiquette and Chelsea Montgomery has tips for holiday stress! It’s a jam-packed episode that you won’t want to miss! Thanks to […] Read more…

Ep 39: Dr. Andrea Gelinas, Toronto’s Coolest Dentist, plus Ways To Give Back, DIY Gel Manicures at Home and Suspense Novel Recos

Dr. Andrea Gelinas is a mom and business owner with an eye for design – and she’s also been called Toronto’s Coolest Dentist! She’s here to chat about all of that and more. Also in this episode: ways to give back (you may not have heard of all of them), DIY gel manicures at home […] Read more…

At-Home DIY Gel/Shellac Manicures – My Review

A few weeks ago I purchased the supplies to do gel/shellac manicures at home (grand total: $94), and as promised, here is my review! To put the bottom line at the top: they’re way better than regular at-home manicures, not as good as salon gel/shellac manicures. The details: I purchased my supplies through Amazon: UV/LED […] Read more…

5 Ways to Give Back at the Holidays – and Beyond

I find that as the holidays approach and I’m reflecting on my blessings, I’m particularly motivated to try to pay it forward – perhaps you’re the same! Below are five routes to giving back with which I have firsthand experience…and most of these organizations are looking for help year-round, so feel free to save it […] Read more…

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Photo Shoot

Whether it’s a family holiday photo, engagement pics or new headshots for your business, my go-to photographer Mary Zita Payne has tips for helping you get the most out of your photo shoot! (I’m interspersing the tips with some of the great photos from the shot she did with me and my girls!) It’s not […] Read more…

Ep 38: Home To Win Host Sangita Patel, Nonfiction Recos and Parent/Teacher Interview Tips

Sangita Patel, host of Home To Win on HGTV Canada, is here to talk about Season 4 of the show – they’re giving away a Home for the Holidays! We also talk about her famous Fitness Tuesdays, parenting our tween/teen girls, racism, travel tips and more! My previous interview with Sangita Patel Find Sangita on […] Read more…

Ep 37: Amber Mac on Parenting and Tech & HerTurn, plus Microblading and Wife Books!

Tech expert Amber Mac is here talking about screen time, outsmarting your kids online, warning sides of internet trouble, tween/teen platforms, online etiquette and HerTurn, Canada’s Online Business Competition Series for Women! You can find Amber on her website, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also in this episode: My Lovely Wife by Samantha […] Read more…

Ep 36: Elizabeth Cline on The Conscious Closet, Plus Unwrapped Life, Cladwell and Downton Abbey Books

Author Elizabeth Cline is here answering questions about her new book, The Conscious Closet, and offering advice for sustainable fashion. Also in the show, I’m reviewing shampoo and conditioner bars from Canadian company Unwrapped Life as well as Cladwell, your personal stylist right on your device – my new favourite app! We kick off this […] Read more…

A Look at My RepliKate Jewelry

A few years ago I started following the life of the Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. her maiden name, Kate Middleton) more closely, and became particularly interested in her fashion. I then discovered that there exists a whole group of passionate repliKaters who search out the clothing and accessories of the Duchess, whether the originals (“real […] Read more…

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