Can’t wait for the Ontario Southwest City Fare tomorrow with Jason, Kristin & Doug. There are two sessions (2pm-5pm or 7pm-10pm) and it’s this Saturday, May 30th at Artscape Wychwood Barns , 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G4C7.
If you like wine, beer, cider and culinary adventures and want to attend I’ve got a 40% discount for you!
Tickets can be purchased HERE and use the promotional code: OSWCityFare
As some of you may know, my mother-in-law’s house burnt to the ground on Sunday, May 24, in Fort Myers Beach, FL. She and her partner Paulie were able to escape with only the clothes on their back. Tragically, their friend and neighbour Joanne, lost her live in the fire.
Paulie suffered burns and he has been released from the hospital. Carol was airlifted to Tampa Burn Center where she is in ICU and being treated for 2nd & 3rd degree burns to 28% of her body. She has a long road to recovery ahead and unfortunately no health insurance to cover it.
We have set up a fundraising page to help Paulie begin to rebuild their lives and to help with Carol’s extensive medical bills.
Please donate if you can and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
What a whirlwind of a week! I’ve posted a ton of new jobs, for all of you that may be looking and IQ PARTNERS has a whole whack of new opportunities across industries HERE.
This weekend Jason, Mom & I are going to look at our first wedding locationand I am pretty excited. From the photos it looks like a pretty great option, so please keep your fingers crossed! I’ve been in full wedding mode, which is actually pretty fun but VERY stressful as well. I am mostly excited to have both of our families in the same place at the same time!
Can you believe it’s almost the END of April! It seems like this year is flying by and I can’t wait for the warm Summer weather to get here. I want to spend as much time as possible outside this year. I want to go to cottages and swim in lakes and drive a boat again! I haven’t driven a boat since we lived in Florida and that was in 2011!
Gala wrote a really good post called 20 Things to Write About When You’re Totally Stuck. I’ve been blogging for quite a while now. My first blog was started in 2004 on Blogger (which I sadly lost :() and then I moved to kaponetwo.com and now we’re here. I’ve had days/weeks/months where I’ve got so much to say that I blog too much and times when my creative spark just isn’t there. Helpful advice on things to share.
I am lazy and don’t get as much exercise as I should and could. With a wedding coming up, of course I want to get in shape, but the chips & dip are just too yummy. Thanks to This Beautiful Day I’ve got 7 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise.
Break The Cycle is beautiful. I love Pink & Dallas Green together. you + me
I love hard boiled eggs. Generally, when I eat a sandwich it’s an egg salad one and I love to eat hard boiled eggs as a snack. I’ve been making them for years and it’s pretty easy, but I tend to overcook them. So last week I Googled “Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs” and of course the top listing was from MarthaStewart.com. I decided to follow her instructions and the past 4 batches HAVE BEEN PERFECT.
So do yourself a favour and try her method. You’ll never look back.
I’ve done this with 1, 2 & 4 eggs at a time so far.
Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 12 minutes.
Transfer eggs to a colander; place under cool running water to stop the cooking. Eggs can be peeled and served immediately.
This has been a great week. Probably one of the best weeks of my life so far. Tomorrow we actually have to sit down and start planning a wedding, which is such a foreign concept to me and I have no idea where to start! I’ve got to give you guys fair warning that I will be posting about wedding stuff over the next few months. I will make sure for every wedding-ish post that I’ll do a regular one but this event has really inspired me to write! Woo hoo!
Sooo, in other news, I’ve been MIA on the Show & Tell posts since February (sorry!) so here is an extra long one to get you through the rest of the day.
This weekend the Evergreen Brickworks is having and Earth Day Weekend! It’s a full weekend of events with something for everyone! “Spring into nature and celebrate Earth Day® at Evergreen Brick Works! Explore the spring sights, sounds and wildlife at Evergreen Brick Works and Toronto’s Don Valley.”
You might remember a few weeks ago the “Dicks By Mail” post going viral. Well I jumped on the bandwagon and sent a “Bag of Dicks” to Jason for his birthday. Coincidentally we got engaged a week later…lol!
Spring is finally here and I am in clean, declutter and get rid of mode. Then I saw the Poppin Office Collection on The Domestic Peach and I am now in time to reorganize, redo and update my home office! I LOVE office supplies and these bright colours will bring a pop of colour and happiness to my workspace.
Science says lasting relationships come down to two basic traits – and they are so simple it’s amazing that more people don’t realize it. The secret to a healthy, happy and lasting relationship is… Read the whole article here.
This is big news in Toronto and I actually can’t wait to see how it turns out. The Honest Ed’s redevelopment plans include several surprises: 1,000 rental apartments, many of them family-sized, and no condominiums for sale; a permanent public market; and retail space largely divided into small units that mimic the scale of existing storefronts on Bloor Street.
Back in March I attended the Bessie’s Awards and you may have seen me live tweeting how the Always “Like A Girl” campaign won Best of Show. This campaign has started a global movement of girls show they things they do “Like A Girl”. It’s great. Watch it. Share it. And keep doing your thing Like A Girl.