Stressless Holiday Shopping with The Avion Holiday Boutique

  As much fun as holiday shopping can be, it can and usually is a stressful time. Trying to fit your shopping in between daily responsibilities can be overwhelming; never mind the crowds, the parking, the lists and the money! Where can you find time to relax? Is...

Google Home and Philips Hue Review

We are in the midst of moving into a new home. Like any new venture, we hope it brings something new and exciting. Well, in this case, Google Home happens to encompass both the new and exciting. For those who don’t know what Google Home is, it is a voice-activated...

“Flex” Your Laundry Muscle

I read recently, that when doing laundry, 3 out of 4 Canadians are willing take the extra step to ensure their clothing is cared for correctly. I am definitely one of these people! I want my favourite sweater to have a nice long life. I have discovered a new washer...

We Bought a House! Woo Hoo! We are NOTL Bound!

Hey everyone, we have some exciting news! For years we have dreamed of having a place in the country to call our own and about 2 years ago we got serious about setting our sights on making our dream a reality. Greg and I have roots in rural communities. Me in a small...

Thai-Style Beet Salad

  Want a quick go to for a healthy dinner? Here is a great suggestion that I recently discovered. I made this tasty beet salad with a Thai inspired dressing and I just poached some salmon filets to go on the side. The whole meal took 20 minutes! It's hard to beat...

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,...