Oct 15 2013

An Auction where you always walk away with something (plus free credits from me!)

Like most people who visit here, I like to get good deals; especially for things that are “treats” for me and not a necessity. One of my indulgences, which is very good for my well-being, is an outing at a restaurant with a few of my friends. However, my monthly budget only allows for $20 …

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Oct 06 2013

My Adventure at the Toronto Fall Home Show 2013

Twice a year, the CNE grounds get descended upon and overthrown for four days with home owners, home buyers, renters and HGTV celebrity groupies for their Home Show. I was very lucky to receive free passes (via Twitter) from Melissa Davis; one half of the fabulously talented Catherine + Davis interior design brand. It\’s a …

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Jul 12 2013

International Delight Iced Coffee [giveaway]

I have officially become an iced coffee fan. This is a big change for me. I\’ve spent at least a decade shunning it since the fad began. (Guess I should stop calling it a fad since it is here to stay.) This change came about because of International Delight. They sent me some coupons to …

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Jul 11 2013

Lovin\’ Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Keeping you updated on your favourite blogs Bloglovin is a portal interface to many blogs available on the Net. After registering for free and creating your profile, you can add the blogs you would like to follow. Similar to other social media networks, those you follow will be listed on …

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Jul 03 2013

Cover Madness Giveaway Hop

Read-a-holicz is hosting a book giveaway that ends July 14th. Click the image below and get your entries in today! ONE follower will win a PRE-ORDER of one of 16 EPIC covers from Harper Teen.

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Jun 30 2013

I can honestly tell you….

Originally I was going to write a post for The Great Canadian Blog Bash about some of the wonderful things my USA boyfriend and I were planning to do during his visit this July. People frequently complain that Toronto is an expensive city. I know from experience that there are a slew of things that …

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Jun 27 2013

What Does a Blogger Need to Succeed?

Seeking Knowledge As someone who is new to the Blogging Arena (with hopes of monetizing it at some point) I have a lot of questions and uncertainties. To educate myself, aside from scouring the internet, I search for people that could be helpful in gaining knowledge. This can be tough at times. The bloggers that …

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Jun 25 2013

Trillium Organics [giveaway USA only]

One Punky Mama is hosting a great giveaway for a Trillium Organics product bundle. The six products in the bundle have a total retail value of $135. Giveaway is scheduled to run from June 28th to July 22nd. Trillium Organics was founded in 1994 by Karen Ciesar, when she traded up advocating for women\’s rights …

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Jun 22 2013

Alberta Flood 2013

Unless you live under a rock without Internet access, all Canadians are well aware of the devastating and fatal flooding that occurred in Alberta (June 2013). It is heart-breaking to hear the stories of people being evacuated for their safety then losing all their belongings and homes; families being separated and searching for each other; …

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Jun 17 2013

How To Control Everything In Your Life

For the past 15 years, I\’ve had this poem on my desk at work. It\’s a good reminder to me about how I want to live my life, and how I need to let others live theirs. It came in handy several (million) times when my children went through their teenage years and began adulthood. …

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