I don’t consider myself to be a professional photographer by any means, very amateur, as I want to ensure complete honesty as always. I have not taken any photography courses or any training in the field in any form. I am, however, a lover of great true life, candid photography and have fallen head over heels in love with my new Fuji camera. The X-T20 24.3mp mirrorless camera makes me want shoot everyday and everything and for the past couple of months, I’ve done just that. This camera has so many great improvements over the X-T10 that it will make you want to run and get one yesterday!Read More
That time of year has come again when your little, or maybe not-so-little scholar takes their step into the future. It could be transitioning from one grade to another, one school to another, or out into the workplace. Whatever the situation, Best Buy can help more than you probably know. Each and every time we log onto bestbuy.ca we see something else that they have to offer, and think, what circumstances could this be used for. Thinking of our scholar’s, and being a school bus driver, I asked students at different grade levels, “what would you like to see for grading day”, and the results are below. Some answers may even be a surprise to you, as our daughters was to me. Read More
Oh Canada! Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary
I’m sure you’re all familiar with that little orange box in your fridge, freezer or baking cupboard. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has been helping generations of Canadian families cook and clean for decades. Over the years, the team at Arm & Hammer – with the help of their loyal fans – have come up with more than 100 uses for baking soda and I’m sharing some of my favourites here. Let’s face it, we can all use some extra ideas to help with the cleaning in our lives, especially when some of them doesn’t feel like we’re doing so.Read More
Ok, so summer is right around the corner, yet the warm weather has already begun and the BBQ’s have been sparked up. Our favorite time of year and way to cook. The downside is that we sometimes don’t have the time needed to do it right and the way we want. Some days you want a great meal, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to get it done. Not only is that not the case according to some friends whom have used one, we also want to help you find out for yourself!Read More
Father’s day smiles found at Hallmark. #LoveHallmarkCA
Father’s Day is right around the corner and Dad truly deserves your best. Yes, if he’s anything like my father, he has poked fun at you but all in fun. You have shared moments with laughter and maybe even tears. Hallmark has some fantastic options to show all the dads in your life that you care. I like to make it a week long and give him a little something each day leading up to it.Read More
Bees matter. Maybe even more than you realize? #PlantforBees
Bees, bees, bees. If you’re thinking, “I don’t care about the bees,” you really need to consider why they are important in our day-to-day life. What are you eating right now? Would you be able to eat it without the presence of bees in your life? Did you know that 1 in every 3 bites of food is thanks to pollinators such as honey bees? The last question is also a fact! 1 in every 3 bites of food, as we know it, and enjoy it, is due to pollinators. Hopefully, you have already taken initiatives to keep our honey bee population healthy, but if not, read more as to how you can help and the importance of doing so.
I can’t tell you enough that my favorite time of year is upon us. That’s right, the warm weather seasons have arrived, including late spring, straight through the summer. Why am I so excited? I’ll give you a hint. The smell drifts through the summer air, across patios and over fences to awaken your senses and taste buds. Did you get it? I’m sure we are both on the same page and can agree the answer is a barbecue! The season of cheddar smokies, a salmon or T-bone steak or maybe it’s as simple as some hot’s n’ hams. No matter what your choice is, the smell gets me each and every time. So, if it’s barbecue season, that means it’s also Patio season. Did you know Best Buy Canada has some products to make or change your patio into the comfort zone you so greatly deserve?Read More
Beauty Secrets: It’s all about the hair
While we often complain about the long and cold Canadian climate, it’s not uncommon for us to see snow fall in March and even April. This means we’re sporting toques, trousers and too many layers to count for at least six months of the year. So, when the temperature soars into the double digits, we’re ready to take full advantage of the sunshine and warmer weather.
As we say goodbye to the hats that hide our unwashed hair and trade our long pants for short shorts and skirts, I’m sure I’m not the only one who enters a state of ‘hair emergency’. Do I shampoo and blow dry every day? Where did I put those extra razors? How much time am I going to need to get ready in the morning? And the list goes on.Read More
Netflix – What you want and when you want it!
We live in a world where things happen out of our control. Sometimes these can be great and other times not-so-much. When the not-so-great things happen in our communities, special people with hope for a better tomorrow come forth to do everything within their power to create change. Tangerine Bank is stepping to the plate in a big way, and an initiative in your community could be one of five on the receiving end!Read More