Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Earthly Pleasures from DK Canada

DK Canada Smithsonian Earth

Learning more about the Earth sure makes me appreciate all its beauty. It also makes me want to do what I can to protect it. This Earth Month I've been reading up about rivers, lakes and glaciers around the world. As well, I've read about weather patterns, oceans and waterways and the forests of the world. I didn't know what to expect with a book called Smithsonian Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide. Maybe I didn't expect the book to be quite so definitive! It really does cover a lot in … [Read more...]

Spring Self-Care Treats from LUSH

Spring LUSH Cosmetics

Since April is Earth Month, I thought I would share some of the Earth-friendly things about all things LUSH cosmetics. Packing (or lack-thereof) is one thing that likely comes to mind when you think about ways that LUSH is environmentally conscious. It's true that LUSH prefers to focus on what's inside the their products rather than what's on the outside: "Creating Naked and packaging-free products at LUSH is at the core of our philosophy. We use as little packaging in our LUSH shops as … [Read more...]

WeMo Home Automation (with Giveaway – Canada only!)

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I remember reading about Smart Homes years ago—prototypes of things that haven't yet (and perhaps never will) come to pass. One of the coolest things I read about was the ability to control your electronics from a handheld device, as well as have motion-sensor activation and notification just as easily. This may sound cheesy, but . . .the future is now! Have you checked out the capabilities of the WeMo Home Automation products? There are so many cool things you can do with the WeMo system, … [Read more...]

Get Prepared for Summer Camp!

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FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? I was lucky enough to go away a fews times when I was younger, and often went to day camps, too. … [Read more...]

Home Office Essential: Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker

Sonos play:1

Every home office needs a Sonos Play:1. I really think that having clear, inspiring or motivating music streaming in your work space can really make your day just so much more awesome. Whether or not you're doing the boring (but necessary) work, or actually doing something enjoyable—the right music streaming from the right sound system can seriously improve things. These are my thoughts and results—I feel like there should be a disclaimer, but who amongst you wouldn't love to have a great music … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Makeup Ideas

Spring Makeup Tips

Long months of staying inside is enough to leave most people excited to see colour again. For some, this shows up in the green grass and pretty pink or bright white flowers on cherry blossom trees. For others, who are still seeing snow, spring colour must be brought. Here are a few easy spring makeup ideas to get you looking forward to the warmer weather ahead:  … [Read more...]

How to Make a Blurb Cookbook

(This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you purchase through these links) Ever thought of putting your favorite recipes into a beautiful book you can give as a gift or pass down the generations? Blurb is a company that lets anyone create beautiful books from their favorite content, and get those books shipped in any quantity (even just one copy). Not a designer? That’s ok, Blurb’s free BookSmart software is an easy route to a great cookbook. What's the best way to get … [Read more...]

My Devices Deserve a Smart Wireless Home Network

Linksys-AC1900 Wireless Network Smart Wi-Fi Router

They work hard, they're loyal, and (because I chose them) they're awesome—my devices deserve the Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Router. I get the best cases and covers for them—make sure they're dust-free, so this is just the next logical step in making sure my devices know that I care about them. About 10 minutes ago something exciting started—I initialized the set-up of my new Smart Wi-Fi Router. Yes, it only took that long to get everything connected, and test that it was all working (as … [Read more...]

Vegan Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe

Vegan Strawberry Banana Milkshake

It's been a long time since I've had a milkshake this good. The vegan milkshakes I find at restaurants are often really complex, with tons of different ingredients and a non-smooth texture. This recipe is super-simple—only 5 ingredients! … [Read more...]

Case Logic Laptop Bag— Perfect for Entrepreneurs

caselogic laptop bag

A backpack is too juvenile, a hard case laptop bag is too stuffy, but the Caselogic laptop bag I just got is just right. The Case Logic MLA-116 Laptop Bag allows me to take all the essentials with me when I'm meeting a client, giving a presentation or teaching a workshop. I can easily carry my 13" MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, wallet, notebook, pens, and room for a little more.  I like that it has both a shoulder strap and comfortable handles, so that I have options when it comes to carrying the … [Read more...]