CASH PRIZE: What Would You Do with an Extra $450? #BlizzardBucks {Giveaway}

Blizzard Bucks Cash Prize

The holidays are a fun and joyous time for many. However, for some people the holiday time can be a challenge financially. This is where our Blizzard Buck Cash Giveaway comes into play. If you win, you may decide that you could use this cash to help you purchase gifts for others. You might decide, instead, to use it to treat yourself to something and that is ok too. And some other people might decide to use some of it to donate to their favourite charity. However the winner decides to use this cash prize, we know that it will … Continue reading

Everyday Cooking: New Canadian Cookbook Author Sandra Katanic

everyday cooking

Do you ever set goals and dreams? Perhaps ones that you think are so far out of reach, but you put them out there anyhow? Sandra Katanic of Everyday Cooking is one of those people who inspires others to go after their dreams and to never look back. “Dream and Believe in Yourself” Sandra Katanic Last night, I spent an incredible evening with Sandra Katanic, her friends and family, celebrating the launch of her very first cookbook: Everyday Cooking Real Food | Real People | Real Life. The event took place at Willow Springs Winery in Stouffville in a beautiful, … Continue reading

Travel Savvy Tips When Travelling with Kids

travel savvy with kids

Recently, I have spent some time with the two lovely women behind K+A Personal Concierge. They are full of amazing tips and are great at helping people make life easier. Who doesn’t want more time to do the things they love? One of the areas where I feel these two are experts is travel. They have come up with some amazing travel savvy tips when travelling with kids that you should read before you travel anywhere with your family. We absolutely love to travel. Before kids we didn’t think twice about spending a weekend snowboarding at a mountain resort, exploring … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes for Birthdays {Giveaway}

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Birthday parties are a wonderful celebration, however birthday food can often be a challenge, especially if some of the guests need gluten free treats. This is why I was super excited when I came across this Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe that has now become my “go-to” chocolate cake recipe. And now, I have turned it into Birthday Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes. Last year, at the Green Living Show, I came across Quinta Quinoa, a Canadian Quinoa producer. Actually, I was very intrigued when I learned that not only are they Canadian, but they are also in Ontario.   Quinoa … Continue reading

21 Days of Gratitude Challenge {Printable + Giveaway}

For me, October has become a month to focus on GRATITUDE. Because we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, we are already mindful of giving thanks. Not only that, my Norwex team also practices 21 days of Gratitude. Because I look forward to this, for so many reasons, and one of the items that I am most grateful for is my health, I wanted to share some non-traditional ways to be prepared for this upcoming cold season. With some crazy colds already floating around, I feel grateful every single day that my hubby, kids and I wake up healthy. I have created … Continue reading

Cell Phone Gadgets

Cell Phone Gadgets

Yesterday, I gave a talk about the importance of branding yourself when you’re a woman in business. We talked about having courage and confidence in putting yourself “out there”, the importance of lowering the wall and allowing people the opportunity to get to know, like and trust you as well as some tips for making great videos! I admit that I was a bit surprised to see how many people in the audience loved cell phone gadgets as much as I do! It is not surprising that video has become a huge part of social media. Video is eye catching … Continue reading

Whole Life Expo Ticket Giveaway and Gift Basket

Whole Life Expo Toronto

The motto of the Whole Life Expo in Toronto is that while life might be hard, living well shouldn’t be. If healthier living is something that you strive for, I highly encourage you to check out the this Expo. This event is being held at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. With a line up of exhibitors and speakers from across North America and beyond, this show will have something for everyone. Check out last year’s show… I’ve got some exciting news! Not only is one lucky person going to have the opportunity to receive a gift basket filled with goodies … Continue reading

Super Girl Costume for Halloween

Super Girl Costume

My daughter decided she wanted to get a Super Girl Costume this year for Halloween. I grew up in a home with a very creative and talented Mom who encouraged us to have homemade costumes. So, purchasing a costume was a foreign concept to me. However when your tween gets an idea in her head and you’re a busy Mama, sometimes you tweak your ideal plan. A Busy Mom’s Big Sigh of Relief After brainstorming how to make our own Super Girl Costume, I came to the realization that this year especially (because I’ve been so busy organizing She Succeeds, … Continue reading

Halloween Baking: It’s Time to Get Ready for Halloween!

Pumpkin Muffins

I love Halloween, but only the cute and fun aspects, not the horror and gore. I remember being terrified as a young child to visit certain houses at Halloween. To this day, I don’t love staring at the scary decorations. In my adulthood, I have embraced what I term the “fun part” of Halloween for ME and that is the pumpkins, black cats and creative costumes. Our neighbour across the street always brings over fun and delicious Halloween baking for the kids to enjoy. It has become part of our Halloween tradition. Do you have any Halloween traditions that you … Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

It’s no secret that I’m a coffee lover myself and happen to have quite a few friends who are coffee lovers as well! This led me to do a search on Amazon to see what unique gift ideas existed for people who enjoy a good cup of coffee (on a regular basis) and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there are quite a few options. While a coffee lover always enjoys to receive a gift card to their favourite coffee place, there are so many other options to consider. Metal Coffee Lovers Signs – a wonderful addition to your … Continue reading