PSA: Contact Form

I need to apologize to anyone who tried to contact me via the contact form. I didn't realize the form wasn't working and to be honest, hadn't thought to check. I have now and to everyone who attempted to contact me - I am sorry...

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Saving Money #2: Make Do and Mend

Holey sweater

A little austerity chic is happening in my wardrobe right now. I have a weakness for dresses and did buy quite a few last year (didn’t blow my budget and paid cash, fyi) but this year I decided to cut back on my clothing budget and wear what I have in my closet. That includes remixing outfits and repairing anything damaged.

I am drawing the line at drawing on stockings though.

Cupcake Maker

This was part of the President's Choice Holiday media preview. I used this in a gift guide this year and it's been lingering in my mind. Mini cupcakes are fine but what else would you make? Quiche, muffins, bread rolls and what else?...

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Saving Money #1: Cooking

One of the new pots courtesy of my parents

I can cook. I’m not a gourmet chef but I can cook even though I haven’t mastered bread yet. Thanks to my mother, grandmother and two years of cooking class in high school with Miss Sooden, I can pretty much do anything, even make a white sauce.

The Vocal Mood Ring

Click here to listen to a Trinidadian accent. I have two accents but only speak one language or not, who knows? The outside accent is, I've been told, a decent Canadian accent (though I've told I ape a good Mid-Atlantic accent as well) but my inside accent...

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A Mixed-Race Family’s Values

There’s a certain freedom in growing up in a family that has been mixed race on both sides for five generations. We’ve never had to worry about our family’s reaction to a mixed-race relationship and when you’re mixed-race, every relationship is a mixed-race one.

Google Doodles

Right here: http://www.google.ca/logos/ If you go to the Google homepage, don't enter anything in the search box then hit "I'm feeling lucky," you'll see them. Not only will you see the North American ones, you'll see the ones that were created specifically for certain countries. The...

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The @ Ring by Wendy Brandes

I’m not huge wearer of jewellery. I own some but tend to run out the door without putting on any. Also, I’m notorious for losing earrings. My mother won’t lend me any of hers for that reason.

This ring, though, has been on my radar. Perfect for bloggers and tweeters. It’s $115 U.S. Not bad.

Whiskey for Women

I went to the Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey launch earlier this week and while I don't usually write about food or drinks unless I make it, I had a couple thoughts about the drink. I'm not a whiskey drinker. Usually I tend to go for bourbon...

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The Auntie Chronicles

I thought I’d start a new series about being an aunt. There are a lot of mommy blogs but nothing really about (or for) aunts and the children that they love.

I’ve got a niece. She’s two and I think she’s fabulous. The Auntie Chronicles will be about the relationship between the two of us. I expect a lot of it will be her asking me to do things and me doing them because I’m a suck.

I wrote this article earlier this year but unfortunately it didn’t make it to publication.

Suburban vs. Urban Divide: Toronto

It never occurred to me that the suburbanites and urbanites were at war with each other until the last mayoral election. I’ve always thought the two regions were like neighbours who are barely courteous to each other when they meet. Instead , they spend their time peering through the curtains and gossiping about each other.

Winning and Whining… the Two Lists You Need to Keep

My latest article for Workopolis

We’ve all been there, you’ve submitted your resume and now you’re in the interview. You have all your questions and answers ready and you know you’ll ace the interview and get your dream job.

Then that one question comes and maybe it’s nerves but you can’t answer. You know you have an answer but you just can’t remember it right now. You’ll remember it just as you walk out of the interview, but by then it will be too late.