Spicy Thai Noodles

Last week, I did my very first Facebook Live broadcast and it was so fun! I partnered with Yves Veggie Cuisine and made a super easy and healthy dinner. Forget take out, this dish can be whipped up in 10 minutes. It takes us longer than that to decide and order take...

Highclere Castle…YES! DOWNTON ABBEY!!!

Our visit to Highclere Castle was not a regularly scheduled tour. And, no, we didn’t break in. Both Greg and I are big fans of the show Downton Abbey and wanted to make this a part of our trip. Tours are limited to only the summer months, but there were none scheduled...

LONDON – Eating & Shopping in London

  Yes, London is expensive, if only because of the poor Canadian exchange rate. So, I'm going to try and give you prices of things where I can,  because that is always a concern when traveling. When we were there in June, our basic rule of thumb with any purchase...

London – Where We Stayed And What Sightseeing We Did

Our Hotel -  We stayed at a lovely boutique hotel in Kensington, near Hyde Park, called The Caesar. We stayed in a Deluxe room, which was nice because it had a separate sitting area. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There were no drawers, but there was...

Rain Boot Round Up

Spring has sprung! It’s rain boot season. Take a look at my favourite picks from a recent Cityline segment to help you look cute during this year’s rainy season! Click here to watch the clip!   ...

Mother’s Day with Hallmark

May. The month of spring flowers, warmer weather and of course Mother’s Day. To show your Mom how special she is give her a gift from the heart. A handwritten note or card. Technology provides a multitude of  options to stay connected to friends and family, but the...

Gifts That Give Back

I got such an amazing response from a recent “Gifts That Give Back” segment I did on Breakfast Television Toronto!! I wanted to share it with all of you and include the links for anyone who wants to know more about it! These are all really great gift ideas and you can...

Travelling with Pets

There’s more to travelling with your pet than first meets the eye. In this segment that I recently did on Cityline, Murphy helps us discover the best pet transportation and travelling carriers for pets. Planning and being organized for your trip with a pet is the most...

A New Favourite Find – Knotties Hair Ties

We are in the midst of our first heat wave of the summer in Toronto, but there are no complaints from me. I love the heat! But when those sizzling temps mix with that humidity it gets downright HOT! So, if you have long hair like me, trying to curl or style it during...

Tech Tip – A Great New Smart Phone App

There aren't many points cards I use anymore, but there is one I will not part with. The Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card. I loooove my Optimum points and now there is an app to help you and I collect those points even easier. That’s right, the Shoppers Drug Mart app...

Summer Essentials

Summer is finally here and once again I have partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to highlight this season's summer essentials! These are few of my favourites, but there are more in the video below. Happy Sunshine Season!   Yes to Cucumber wipes, Sun Bum Cool Down,...

We Moved! Sometimes a house is like an ex boyfriend

If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) then you will know we recently moved. I know some of you are probably thinking didn’t you JUST move? It does kind of feel like that, doesn’t it? Actually, we moved into our house 2 years ago! Boy, time...

Wedding Gift Ideas – Think Outside The Toaster

Wedding season is here and for many people it is a time to try and find gifts that will make the newlyweds feel special, but also ones that are useful and a little outside the box. Here is a list of some of my favourite ideas that I recently showed on Cityline:...

One Pot Pasta!

Yes! I cook! I know most of you know this about me as I share some of my fav recipes with you here. But, you would think it was big news the way Tracey and Jason reacted when I prepared my first 'On Air' dish last week on Cityline.   This healthy and quick...

DIY Easter Eggs with String and Sugar

String eggs You will need: Sugar Water Embroidery string (or any other type of natural fibre string) Balloons of different sizes (I used water balloons) A bowl   Make a stiffener mixture: In a medium pot, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water and heat until...

Think Outside the Basket this Easter

I hopped 😉 on down to my local Shoppers Drug Mart the other day to see the goodies they had for Easter this year. Here are few of my favourites. You can find a few more in the video we made below. I hope this helps with your gifting this year! Happy Easter! ~ Shoana...