The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Earthquake Preparedness Guide Giveaway

Emergency preparedness guide

Living in an earthquake prone area, and having seen the after-effects of earthquakes in other dense urban areas around the world, I know the importance of being prepared for when the Big One hits. One of my clients, emergency preparedness expert Jackie Kloosterboer, wants to help you feel prepared, not scared. To do so, she's offering a copy of her book My Earthquake Preparedness Guide for giveaway.  … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make your Home Office more Productive (Plus Giveaway – Canada Only)

Productive Home Office

A well-organized work space allows you to efficiently work on your computer with the greatest of ease (or maybe binge watch shows on Netflix while you scroll through your Facebook feed in the middle of the day. Whatever productive and efficient mean to you. No judgement).  I'm showing you how to have both energy and workspace efficiency with these 3 ways to make your home office more productive: … [Read more...]

Scotch Expressions Tape Giveaway $50 ARV (Canada only)

Scotch Expressions Tape

What is it about summer that makes me want to spend all of my time working on craft and DIY projects? I keep  checking out local thrift stores, online sites and other places to see if there are pieces I can repurpose, up cycle or otherwise fix up. With all the lovely colours and patterns of tape in the Scotch Expressions Tape collection I'll have plenty of options for how to decorate the furniture pieces I find this summer. To change out my décor seasonally, I'll be using Scotch Expressions … [Read more...]

The Last Screen Protector for your Devices: Phantom Glass (with Giveaway)

phantom glass

Genius. I don't use the word often, unless I'm being sarcastic. But seriously, I think it applies to the fellow who invented Phantom Glass. I love hearing Arlene Dickenson (of Dragon's Den and many other non-TV things fame) say that the country will be in good hands when she sees a young entrepreneur come on the show to present their product or business. That is exactly how I felt when I met with Richard Waters, the inventor of Phantom Glass. When Richard told me he was only 20 years old, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: SmarTrike 10m-3years 4 in 1 Touch Steering Chic Tricycle ($170 ARV)


The 4-in-1 Touch Steering Chic tricycle is SmarTrike’s premium tricycle offering both parent and child the ultimate outdoor experience. Equipped with SmarTrike’s patented Touch Steering technology, the Chic enables parents to steer the trike just like a stroller, directing it easily in any direction with the lightest touch of the parent handle. Its red navigator button allows for easy transition from parent steering control to child steering control. Its 4-in-1 capability allows the trike to … [Read more...]

Way Spa Father’s Day $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Way Spa gift certificate

This Father's Day, treat the men in your life to a different kind of gift: a gift certificate to! I used to treat my dad to shoulder and back massages as a child, so I know he'd appreciate a Way Spa gift certificate for Father's Day. What about the men in your life? I bet they could use a relaxing massage or other spa services, too. I'm pleased to announce that I have a $50 Way Spa gift certificate for giveaway right here! This is open to Canada only and ends June 23rd at midnight … [Read more...]

Wagner FLEXiO 890 Stationary Paint Sprayer Giveaway

FLEXiO 890-2

Do you have some fun DIY/Décor projects coming up this summer? Maybe you plan on re-painting the exterior of your home, want to change the look of the inside of your home with a fresh coat of paint, or want to refresh some furniture pieces with new colours. This giveaway is totally for you! My mom is going to be selling her home in the next year or so, and I think the Wagner FLEXiO 890 would be so amazing for her—to get her home looking more fresh and ready to sell! Whatever your painting … [Read more...]

Jabra Vox Headphones Giveaway Canada Only Ends December 20

It's getting to the end of the year now and I know my stress levels are pretty high. I find that having some alone time with my tunes and my thoughts really helps to suppress the stress. What type of music do you usually listen to to de-stress? The Jabra Vox Headphonesare great for zoning out during some downtime—they are wonderfully noise cancelling. Vox’s sculpted design is based on professional in-ear monitors for musicians that give maximum space for powerful sound and strong bass.  … [Read more...]

How to Decorate for the Holidays in a Rental Place PLUS #Giveaway $200 ARV

decorate for the holidays

I love to celebrate the changing of the seasons by decorating accordingly. Usually, a few changes to my sofa in the form of different cushions and throws work well—but around the holidays, I like to make things extra cozy. I'm sure you can think of a few types of decorations that you typically bring out every year around this time— The challenge: how do I add these fun, festive seasonal elements to my apartment without damaging the walls and angering my landlords? I've got just the solution: … [Read more...]

The ShopWise App Saves me Money

ShopWise App

I haven’t received paper flyers to my apartment in over a decade, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t consider myself to be thrifty—someone who want to get the most for the least amount of money. I usually check flyers online prior to shopping, but on many occasions I’ll decide to stop by a store on my way home or while I’m already out running errands. I’m excited to have recently discovered the new ShopWise app just in time for the busy holiday season, so that I can get my shopping done in a … [Read more...]