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 now lets you load your Optimum card right onto your smart phone, making it a digital Optimum Card. Instead of having to scramble and search for your Optimum card in your wallet, you can now easily open the app at the cash and scan it right from your phone. For those that love coupons, you can now choose to accept coupons that are customized to suit your personal tastes. This is a awesome feature because every week Shoppers will send you great offers that will help you save on products that are specific to your needs. Plus, they are saved in the app until you are in store to use them. The app even makes it convenient to order refills for your medications, too. I will admit, I’m a total tech nerd. However, I know not everyone is. But, trust me this is an easy peasy app to use. If you don’t have a smart phone, the Shoppers Drug Mart website includes those personalized coupons and medication refills options. But, the app is the best! ~...

Tips on Picking the Perfect Luggage

I obviously have vacation on the brain these days and I can’t be the only one! So, let’s stick with the travel theme for this post. Are you planning (or dreaming of planning) a winter getaway? A good set of luggage can make or break the ease in which you travel. From sturdy wheels, to durable material, to size and weight, here are a few tips that I recently gave on a recent episode of Cityline. I hope these tips help when choosing your next luggage set. ~ Shoana...

Super Easy Way to Hang a Picture

It can be tricky to hang any wall decor that has 2 fixed D-rings; especially by yourself. I have an easy tip to ensure the screw mounts are the exact distance you need them to be. And, you can do it by yourself… first try! Happy decorating! ~Shoana...

The Find ~ Weekend Getaway Packing

’Tis the season for warm weather weekend getaways! Like many of you, I have a few weekend getaways planned this summer; weddings, get-togethers and fun with friends. When I travel for longer vacations, I can’t say that I pack very light. I’m not too bad, but I am NOT a carry on only kinda girl! I do, however, like to go light for weekend trips. For those of you who know me, you know that I love to be organized! These travel organizers are a new must have for me!! The travel bottle set is the PERFECT size for a weekend! There is even a little spray bottle for hairspray! The cube has moveable dividers to fit your needs. Jewelry, electronics… anything really. I love this for keeping things in place! ~ Shoana...

Moving Time!

Earlier this year I moved and because moving isn’t a stressful situation already, I agreed to tape the whole thing for Cityline! I know what you’re I thinking, but I totally knew what I was agreeing to and I wasn’t worried. It is no secret that I am organized, so that helps. But, I also called upon 2 great companies to help me and that made the whole moving experience a total breeze. The first was FrogBox. I love this company. Not only for how it works, but for what they stand for. This is how FrogBox works. Instead of buying or scrounging for boxes and then throwing them out, you rent your moving boxes from them. Brilliant! They must be Canadian to come up with such a clever idea! 😉 FrogBox will deliver your boxes AND pick them up after they have been unpacked. A great service and friendly people. Finally, this is what they stand for. 1% of their gross revenue is donated to frog habitat restoration… love that! Now, choosing a mover comes with many concerns and questions. Are they reputable? Reliable? Professional? Ultimately, will they take care when moving my belongings? All my questions and more were answered when Frogbox recommended Rent-a-Son. Yes, Frogbox does provide referrals for movers upon request. They track the feedback customers provide them on movers they have chosen. Upon their recommendation, I chose Rent-a-Son and they are worth every penny! The guys from Rent-a Son were on time, organized, professional and friendly. Although my husband and I packed up the FrogBoxes ourselves, the guys from Rent-a-Son took great care in packing...

Easy & Organized Grocery Shopping

A big thank you to all those who attended my presentation, at the National Home Show, today! It was a lot of fun. As promised, here is the printable to help you organize your grocery shopping and keep you on budget. If you didn’t make it to the Home Show… of course, feel free to use the printable, too. Thanks again! Happy meal planning and shopping! ~ Shoana Click here to print it – Grocery Shopping...