Octaspring Pillows for a Good Night’s Sleep


If you're one of seemingly thousands of people I've seen posting recently about how tired you are and how much you wish you could be gifted with more sleep during this time of year, I've got just the thing for you. Sold exclusively at SleepCountry locations across Canada, Octaspring pillows, from international bedding brand Dormeo, use the same principle used in creating comfort zones in their mattresses. The technology used in the pillows makes it so the neck and head are fully supported. I … [Read more...]

Spruce up your Bathroom with a Speed Connect Faucet (with Giveaway)

American Standard faucet

It's officially winter now. In my world, winter means more time spent indoors.  To warm up during the cold months ahead, and to relax after a hectic holiday season, I plan on taking many more baths and pampering myself overall. Who wants to stare at an unsightly bathroom faucet that doesn't suit the general mood of the bathroom? Have friends and family staying with you? This is a great idea for enhancing the look of your bathroom or powder room. The Speed Connect line of faucets from American … [Read more...]

Winter Nails Gilded Dreams Collection


These shades of CND Vinylux, from the Gilded Dreams collection, will take you in to the winter season. I picture myself ice skating downtown at the Robson Square ice rink they set up every winter, with one of these colours on my nails. New to CND Vinylux? Here's a bit about their Weekly Polish:  The Weekly Polish system eliminates the need for a base coat, with the self-adhering colour coat. The top coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light. Each coat dries super-quickly, in … [Read more...]

DIY Holiday Treats for Gift-Giving #FeelGoodHoliday (with Giveaway)


I like to enjoy healthy, delicious cereal a few times a week, though not always for breakfast. I'm a big fan of the Love Crunch line, and was happy to see a few flavours of it in the box I received from Nature's Path. I got my brother hooked on it, too! For those of you who are gluten-free, there are several cereals to choose from, so don't feel left out! If you feel creative, you can use Nature's Path cereal in a lot of recipes this holiday season. With a few other ingredients, you can put … [Read more...]

Three Things I’m Letting go of in the New Year

3 Things I'm letting go of

As we head in to the New Year, I've been laying out my calendar for the next year and filling out worksheets, like the ones I mentioned in this previous post. I started by filling in some of the adventures I plan on going on/experiencing and then some of the programs I'll be launching in my Whirligig Social business. In order to add in more (fun/adventure/business launches), it's necessary to remove things from my life that are no longer serving me. Here are just three of those things. 1. … [Read more...]

Art & Sole Coffee Table Book

Art and sole

Rather than giving your friends and family another ordinary gift, how about a beautiful art book, perfect for a coffee table? Art & Sole by Jane Weitzman, wife of shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, features 150 fantasy art shoes made of highly unique materials she has discovered and commissioned by artists for the first Stuart Weitzman shop on Madison Avenue in the mid-1990s. The shoes in this book are unique and definite works of art. They're made from from feathers, paper, ceramic, … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m Doing to Plan for a Successful 2015

3 things successful 2015

Most people start making their resolutions in January, but there's still most of December left—so getting started now on thinking about how I want the next year to go and what changes I want to make in my life in general, can be started right now. I've been working towards daily habits of these 3 things: a before-bed gratitude list, a quick check-in list I like to call "I did good today" with all the things I accomplished (big or small), and a be/do/have list. Okay, I guess it's obvious that I'm … [Read more...]

Holiday Party Prep Must-Haves

Holiday Party Prep

If you’re like me, Holiday parties can sometimes seem like just another thing to add to an already hectic schedule. Given the amount of effort they demand, it can be tempting to just stay home. But, with all the things you have to do around this time of year, isn’t it also nice to be able to see your colleagues, friends and family in a setting where you can let loose and enjoy yourself? There are a few things you can do to make your Holiday party prep run smoothly so that you can focus on the … [Read more...]

Britta Ambauen Jewelry – Small Business Style

alexandrite necklace

A beautiful piece of jewelry that brings more love and luck in to my life. One of my favourite things to do during the holiday season is to support local businesses, artists and independent brands. Getting my friends and family unique, beautiful gifts from independent brands is such a joy. The fact that I can do so from the comfort of my home, with a cup of coffee and sweet treats to keep me going, is just icing on the cake. PinkLion is an online boutique where artists and designers can … [Read more...]

I’m Enjoying #SilkCreamyCashew in My Baking

Silk Creamy Cashew

Silk Creamy Cashew has a mild, pleasant taste to it. It's creamy and satisfying when you want something to wash down cookies, cake and other sweet treats with. Because of the creamy texture and the fact that the taste is mild, I like using cashew milk in my baking. I imagine it would work really well when used in ice creams, cream sauces and more. Have a recipe that calls for water, but want to add a bit of creaminess to it? Try substituting Silk Creamy Cashew. You can substitute it in other … [Read more...]