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How i get my tweens to read

    We are in a big transition right now with our girls. I have 2 tweens, gulp, who are itching to move away from cartoon movies about princesses and forest animals and start watching more “grown up” movies like Goonies and The Hunger Games. To be perfectly honest, it’s a welcome stage for me because as much as I … Continue reading

tattoo tuesday watercolour

Woo hoo, it’s another edition of Tattoo Tuesday: Watercolours! First off, let me make something clear, I would never get a tattoo just to be trendy but I have to admit that when water colour tattoos started becoming popular, I was immediately drawn to the beauty and softness of the style. How lucky for me to find an artist right … Continue reading

How to pick a blogging conference

    I started blogging 4 years ago. I immediately wanted to learn everything I could. I had idea where to start. Ummm, I didn’t even know what Google Analytics were. (True story) I, eventually discovered (thru Twitter) that conferences were the best and fastest way to get all the training, exchanging of information and community building that I was … Continue reading

5 tips for camping with tweens

    We seem to have suddenly found ourselves smack dab in the middle of tween-ville with a 12 year old and now a 10 year old. Gone are the days where a bucket full of dolls and toys was enough to keep them busy indoors or out; we’re now challenged with letting our 2 older daughters stretch their legs … Continue reading

1985 honda prelude

If you know me well, you know that I love cars and I love driving. It doesn’t matter what make or model; cars to trucks to SUV’s to sports cars, I like them all. Each one gives a different experience and each one solves a different problem. I’ve been obsessing over what will be fit our family. Who will build … Continue reading

8 tips for using Periscope

There has been an awful lot of talk about live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat lately. I’ve joined the Periscope camp and decided to embrace the idea of allowing followers to see what I’m doing in real time as well as filling that voyeuristic need we all have to watch other people live (think Big Brother on TV but … Continue reading


Guilty as charged. I’m holding a confessional over on my YouTube channel, I was unfaithful and I’m not sorry about it. Nope, not one little bit. Check out my first official VLOG and let me know what you think in the comments. What do you have to confess today?  

5 reasons why roam is the best social media conference

    I recently attended the first ever ROAM conference (@ROAMevent) in Kelowna, BC. It’s taken me a week just to digest all the information and strategies I got from the 2 day event and wow, I’m still working on implementing all the great stuff I took away. First off, lets not call Roam a conference at all. It was … Continue reading


Wait, there’s no way the 90’s was that long ago! Didn’t I just graduate high school? Oh that’s right, it was 20 years ago! TWENTY! Ok, think back to the 90’s and how awesome things where. The music, the fashion, the lack of cell phone technology to document the proof of said fashions. It was when I was finishing high … Continue reading

zucchini spaghetti and sauce

  I don’t do recipes often but when I do, it’s something I love and something I’m cooking weekly. This instalment of dirty dishes is zucchini spaghetti and sauce. I created it after I picked up a Veggetti spiral gadget in Times Square in NYC. I love spaghetti but sometimes want a lighter version. This recipe is so quick and easy that … Continue reading

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