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I have exactly 3 days until I need to get on a plane to Mississauga via Toronto for my second annual Blissdom Canada conference. Am I thrilled? YES. Am I packed? NO! This is so not like me. I’m a planner. I’m a list person. I’m totally not prepared. So this is what’s happening today. I’m picking and packing outfits … Continue reading


I’ve been to the west coast and Los Angeles a lot over the years and I always thought of myself as more of a beaches and sun type of person but apparently, after winning the most amazing trip to New York city courtesy of Blissdom Canada and Rent Frock Repeat, I just might be an east coast gal after all. … Continue reading


How come none of you told me that having 4 kids was gonna to be so expensive? We’re bleeding green over here and never mind Christmas people, fall is the worst! Back to school supplies, back to school clothes, re-stocking the pantry with all the necessities for daily lunches, school fees, bus fees, music classes, hockey equipment, horseback riding lessons, my … Continue reading


It’s been 14 school days and I just want to tell you all how AMAZING it is to finally have 4 kids in full day school. No, not just amazing, I mean ah-maze-ing! This is the culmination of more than 11 years of work. 11 years of having babies, driving babies to baby gym, meeting moms for play dates, nap times, … Continue reading


Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming. I’ve had THE most amazing week and to be honest, I keep thinking it was a dream because it came and went in such a flurry of excitement that I’m still spinning from it. To sum it all up, I went to New York Fashion Week! Me. Yes, the gal who loves fashion … Continue reading


Less than a week to go before school starts. Where has the time gone? Summer has been filled with camping trips to the lake, long nights laughing with friends, lazy mornings sleeping till 9am, swim camps, bike riding, rock collecting, horse stables, ice cream, s’mores, fireworks and BBQ’s. So why not end the dog days of summer housebound with a … Continue reading


Have you ever thought about exactly what it is that makes you happy in your life? I’m not just talking about your shoes and the $10 coffees and the logo stamped on the inside of your purse. I’m talking about the kind of stuff that fills your soul and makes you smile or even laugh when you roll around in … Continue reading


Mommmmmm, I’m bored. mom, Mom, MOm, MOM! Can you play with me? Mom, lets go to the mall. Mom, can you take us for ice cream? Mom, we want to go to the movies. Hey mom, why are you locked in your room alone? Are you crying?   Yup, it’s 6 weeks into summer break and I’m looking for my … Continue reading


What do you do when a friend sends you a message and says, “hey, lets get tattooed while we’re in San Francisco for 24 hours?!” well, you do it, of course. One of my absolute favourite things to do while traveling is to get a tattoo souvenir and so in all honesty, it didn’t take much convincing to get me … Continue reading


Being the totally spontaneous traveler that I am (NOT) I got roped in to adding a 24 hour hit and run blitz of San Francisco the day before I was due to check in for BlogHer ’14 in San Jose. Fun? Yes. Crazy busy? Yes indeed! Here’s how 4 gals on the fly had a fantastic, spontaneous day of site … Continue reading

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