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She likes long, romantic walks down the beauty aisle: Update your skincare and makeup for summer with TSC + A giveaway! - I received the products mentioned in this post for free from TSC in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own and not those of Rogers. Of course there’s worse things than using makeup past its expiry date (like going to the dump and bringing back more than you took or making […]
She: Muses, Visionaries and Madcap Heroines by Kate Spade New York - Abrams Books sent me a copy of She in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  I keep thinking about a blog post I read about Kate Spade shortly after she died. “It is important to not only celebrate her life,” wrote Kate Arends, “but to try and […]
Five things - Hey everybody! How’s July treating you? I’m writing from the train home to Ottawa after a few days visiting family in Barrie and Toronto. I hadn’t seen my brother-in-law and his hubby in ages and my own brother and nephew in even longer so a trip down was well overdue. I’d planned to write a […]
What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food + Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart + Win a copy! - Abrams Books sent me a copy of What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  Ottawa summers are like Zac Ephron: short and hot. California hot. Too hot to think about what to have for dinner, but too short not to make […]
What’s Inside July’s Sweet Reads Box - I received July’s Sweet Reads Box free of charge to review. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  What kind of books do you like for summer? A light romance? A mystery that keeps you guessing? An epic historical drama spanning four generations? Or do you like to read the same kinds of […]
Nathan Turner’s I Love California: Live, Eat, and Entertain the West Coast Way + Fish Tacos + Win a copy! - Abrams Books sent me a copy of Nathan Turner’s I Love California: Live, Eat, and Entertain the West Coast Way in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  Although Nathan Turner didn’t get as much air time as the other stars of Million Dollar Decorators (probably because he stayed pretty […]
Five things - I received some of the products mentioned in this post free of charge and name the sponsors below. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  For a couple of years in my teens I worked at the only Tim Hortons in town. The steady stream of customers kept us counter girls hopping, but […]
What’s inside June’s Sweet Reads Box - I received the June Sweet Reads Box free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  Summer is the season for adventure and June’s Sweet Reads Box celebrates that with a story revolving around one fateful camping trip and a selection of outdoorsy goodies that us indoor cats can […]
Staycation vibes: Playing ladies of leisure at the Alt Hotel Ottawa - Lily and I enjoyed a complimentary one-night stay the Alt Hotel Ottawa in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and from the heart.  A girlfriend just told me she heard someone say that 80% of the time you spend with your kids happens when they’re under 10. Which totally makes sense, […]
Tour my new home-away-from-home: Indigo Innes + A giveaway! - I partnered with Indigo for this sponsored post. All opinions are my own and from the heart. “It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but a good amount of it actually is.” — Adam J. Kurtz I think I could move into an Indigo tomorrow and be quite happy. Thousands of books to read, dozens of […]

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