Organic Coffee at the Push of a Button

Ethical Bean Coffee have done it again. Actually two things. They continue to be an inspiration for promoting organic, fairtrade, and delicious coffee, but they’ve alleviated me of my Keurig guilt. The coffee pods or ‘K-Cups’ have been a point of contention since the single-serve coffee machine was invented. Apparently, there were enough plastic K-Cups discarded in 2014 to circle the earth more than 10 … Continue reading Organic Coffee at the Push of a Button

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Trying Out My Dream-Truck: 2017 Ford F150

First off, thanks to the very generous Ford Canada for loaning me the F150 Supercrew for a week in exchange for an honest review. Now that’s out of the way, brace yourself because this is going to be a gushing review of the truck that I’ve always wanted to drive. Or is it? (It is), (or is it though?). As I stepped up into the new-car … Continue reading Trying Out My Dream-Truck: 2017 Ford F150

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My 30-day Sea-Licious Challenge & Giveaway

#Spons Aside from my daily multivitamins, I’m pretty bad at taking any supplements. To be honest, I only take them because they’re basically candy. I know we’re constantly reminded that a balanced diet is the key to a healthy life, but living that mantra isn’t always the easiest thing. As a recent expo for the BMO Half Marathon, which I ran last week, I met … Continue reading My 30-day Sea-Licious Challenge & Giveaway

The New Trend for Dapper Dads [and contest]

#sponsored  While I try look put-together in my typical British way, I don’t really know how to look ‘fashionable’, and I never have. I think that’s ok though. Dad’s don’t really need to look smart outside of the office, and wearing a suit or expensive fashion-forward threads isn’t practical when you’re carrying around someone who just loves to spill drinks and get her hands in anything … Continue reading The New Trend for Dapper Dads [and contest]

Celebrate Summer With Local Ale

Sponsored The first day of Summer is almost here and I can’t wait. Here in Vancouver, we got snow, more snow than usual, and the city was a mess. Then it melted, and oh look, more snow. After what seemed like months, it melted and turned to rain. We all ducked for cover and waited it out. Now, the clouds are starting to part and … Continue reading Celebrate Summer With Local Ale

Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs

Coffee is delicious, fact. We’ve all bought in, on some level to the feeling of routine, community, and indulgence when going to our favourite coffee shop and requesting our own specially made, ever-so-specific type of refreshment. The truth is, wouldn’t you rather have all the convinence of a to-go coffee, combined with the flavours and real coffee taste that you’re craving? Not sure where to … Continue reading Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs

The Live Green For a Week Challenge for #EarthMonth

This week I’ve been invited to take part in the Ford Live Green For a Week program with Ford Canada. In aid of Earth Month, I’ve been challenged to take my sustainability and eco-friendliness to a new level. These include: Use a travel mug for my coffee Go paperless at the office. Use digital only Switch all light bulbs to energy-saving LED light bulbs Recycle … Continue reading The Live Green For a Week Challenge for #EarthMonth

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The Canadian Sisters Who Changed Baby Food for Good

Cheryl and Christa Giampa are sisters from British Colombia, Canada. When Cheryl was diagnosed with cancer, she didn’t have the time or energy to make her baby’s food, so she headed to the store. What she found was pretty bad. There were lots of processed, heavily packaged, preserved and cooked so much that most of the goodness was actually removed. So Cheryl partnered with Christa … Continue reading The Canadian Sisters Who Changed Baby Food for Good

The Non-Disposable Movement

It’s always a pleasure to get out and meet new brands and start-up companies that are making something worth making. At the Healthy Family Expo in Vancouver, BC, I met a few companies who are just starting out and are coming with a message, “we’re making a change”. Among the genuinely nice brand ambassadors, entrepreneurs and impassioned business-folk were Kisha Kinrade and James Spain of Timberchild. … Continue reading The Non-Disposable Movement