Three years ago, I attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan on a special blogger trip with Ford Canada. I had the chance to see into the past of the Ford Motor Company while exploring the Henry Ford Museum, and then glance into the future as the Ford’s newest vehicle was unveiled for the first time. Of course, I also spent a bit of time admiring the many other gorgeous vehicles at the auto show too!
It takes a lot for a TV show to impress me. I tend to have a want-it-all attitude when I watch any show; I want to laugh, I want to be touched, I want to connect emotionally with the characters…needless to say, there aren’t many programs that can manage to satisfy my desires! But CBC’s new series This Life has had me hooked since the very first episode, and I know I’m not alone.
The series follows the story of Natalie, a single mother whose terminal cancer diagnosis turns her family’s lives upside down. While her journey and struggle are the focus of the series, the adventures of her siblings, parents and teenage children all provide their own substance and development to the story. It’s impossible to watch an episode and not feel your heart aching for the characters, even as you’re sometimes laughing along too. [Read more…]
There’s a lot to love about Christmas, but one of my favourite things about the season is making a little wish list of items I’m dreaming about finding under the tree. And I can find plenty of items to add to my wish list when I browse the Canadian Tire holiday flyers! Personally, I’d be thrilled to add a pasta maker to my collection of kitchen appliances this year. But I’d also love to add some of the stylish CANVAS Slate serving platters and accessories to the cupboards too!
If you’ve got a Christmas wish list of your own, Canadian Tire wants to help make your dreams come true with the Wish and Win contest! Just share a photo of the Canadian Tire item you’d most like to receive as a gift on Canadian Tire’s Facebook wall or on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CTWishAndWin. You can even share directly from the digital flyer by clicking the “Wish And Win” button on the product page! Every hour, Canadian Tire will surprise one lucky participant with their wish list item! [Read more…]
November is financial literacy month, and it’s a cause I’m pretty passionate about. All too often, young adults head out into the world with no concept of how to manage their money properly and end up drowning in debt as a result. I know all too well how easily debts can start to add up because I was one of those young adults myself! And now, as a successful and debt-free parent, I’m determined that my boys will start their adult lives with all the money skills and knowledge they need to avoid my mistakes.
That’s why I’m thrilled that TD Canada is as passionate about teaching kids money skills I am. And to celebrate financial literacy month, the company is sponsoring a fabulous Twitter chat that you won’t want to miss! Come join the #FinanciallyFit Twitter chat hosted by @simplystacienet on November 17, 2015 at 9pm EST to get some great information on how you can teach your child more about money. Whether you’re curious about first jobs or allowances, this is one must-attend chat for parents! [Read more…]
Last year I had the chance to attend the fun and fabulous Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Beauty Gala for the first time. This event has been taking place for some time now and once I’d attended, I was sad I’d missed it for so long! With beauty consultations, makeovers, free samples, refreshments and prizes, it’s a great way for a woman to enjoy a little pampering. Last year I even won a gift basket of beauty goodies just for attending!
But the best part is that with the purchase of each $10 ticket to the gala, a $5 donation is made to Beauty Gives Back Canada and I also receive a $5 coupon good for anything I purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart! The fact that I can support a very worthy cause while indulging my love of cosmetics and beauty products is so exciting for me! [Read more…]