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  • First Christmas in Nova Scotia

    It’s hard to believe we’ve been here for 9 months already. Where did the time go? Winter has finally arrived, and though we’ve had a couple of days with snow on the ground, we didn’t get a white Christmas. My cousin Laura brought us lobster on the 23rd and we had a great lunch – […]

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  • Meeting Katy Perry

    Last week I had the opportunity to meet one of the biggest pop stars in the world – Katy Perry. Sheri from This Bird’s Day invited me as her guest as part of her #PGMoms and @Covergirl campaign. What do you wear to meet Katy Perry? Pink! And kitty shoes! And hair extensions! Sheri recently […]

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  • Razzle dazzle ’em

    “Give ’em the old razzle dazzle, Razzle Dazzle ’em. Give ’em an act with lots of flash in it. And the reaction will be passionate.” When I first started playing roller derby six years ago, the game incorporated a lot of showmanship – fishnets, tutus, elaborate make up and wild derby names were the norm. […]

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  • Finding friends at a conference

    I spent the last few days in Toronto on a work conference with 1,400 people from across the world. An hour into the welcome reception, I had found my people, the people I’d spend much of the next four days hanging out with. Walking into a room full of strangers is intimidating for most people, […]

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  • A lesson from a girls weekend

    You know how every circle of women has that one friend who is a little bit out there? She’s loud, smart, confident, generous, funny, blunt and willing to let it all hang out (literally, she might whip up her top at a moment’s notice) in the name of honesty, friendship and fun. She’s authentic and […]

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  • Maple Bacon Sriracha Caesars

    One of my favourite cold weather drinks is a made-in-Calgary classic – the Caesar. A variation of the Bloody Mary, the Caesar replaces the tomato juice of the Bloody Mary with clamato juice (clam and tomato juice) for a twist. I like to have a little fun with my Caesars, and came up with this Maple […]

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  • Sasquatch

    “Sure doesn’t look like there’s anything out here,” my driving companion commented as we drove through low bush farmland in Washington state on our way to the Gorge Amphitheatre. My buddy and I were making our first trek to the Gorge to see Dave Matthews Band after a weekend of surfing in Tofino, BC. (This […]