Browsing Category : Local

Adulting is Hard: Help Our Cat Get a New Home


My heart is breaking but, being an adult, I have to make the hard choice and do what is right for my family and my pet. Thorin no longer gets along with our older cat, Kali. ┬áSo we have tried everything and have come to the conclusion that Thorin needs to be the only cat in the household, which isn’t…

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Lash Extensions at Loud Lash (Or, Why Did I Wait to Get These?)


I LOVE discovering local businesses. People doing it for themselves rather than chain stores makes me so happy! I think part of that is growing up with my family owning a business and the trials I saw us go through. I want every small business that is worthy of attention to succeed. And I found another worthy business. As I…

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Find your Girl Gang. Photo Credit: Jenna Matthews

Halfway to Banff….


We are halfway through the week and it is almost time for me to go on my girl getaway! I am going to something called the Sweat Alberta Retreat with girls from my fitness group! If you are new here, I should backtrack. A year or two ago now, I bought a fitness program online that you can print out…

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Sometimes all you need to lift your mood is some pretty soap and a hot shower.

Alchemy Soap Co. Lotion & Bath Salts & Room Spray, Oh My!


I received a wonderful gift full of love and wonderful smelling products the other day! Alicia of Alchemy Soap Co. had sent me a present. I was so shocked to get it in the mail. I opened it to find a glittering box of gold and blue. The smell was intoxicating. Coincidentally, it came on Valentine’s Day and I could…

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Hey, Canada! Shop Locally this Christmas.


We all have a couple people on our Christmas list that are hard to shop for. Whether it be the man in your life that doesn’t want anything, the grandma that already owns everything or the secret Santa person you pulled out of the hat at work (but barely know), there is always someone hard to shop for. On my…

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Rescue a Feline Life This Christmas.


People I befriend instantly hear about one of two things: my kids or my cats. Thorin was a rescue cat that chose us at the MEOW Foundation. We originally (okay, it was all me) had the idea in mind to adopt an all-black cat. Unfortunately, all of the black cats HATED me. Hissed at me and went right to Josh…

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Discovering Green Butterfly Co.


I am going to continue my Discovering YYC series this month to help all of you fellow Calgarians and Canadians to shop more locally this holiday season. These are all businesses I have come across that have impressed me. I am continually awed by the talent of young entrepreneurs in our growing city. So much talent right in my backyard,…

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Discovering Alchemy Soaps


A couple of weeks back I attended a Harry Potter event in Calgary, “Hallow’s Eve in the Village”, in East Village here in Calgary, AB. Although the event was kind of a bust overall, with nothing really for decorations and very little entertainment to the shivering people with a pass to get in early (I wish they had theater kids…

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Beakerhead 2016


In Calgary, there is a yearly event called “Beakerhead” which they proclaim is “A Smash Up of Art, Science, & Engineering”. I was only able to go for a few hours during the day and, even without the lights on the impressive displays lit up, it was really cool. I went while my kids were at school but next year…

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The Meow Foundation Adopt-a-thon: Interviewing Some Very Special Cats.


On Saturday, September 17th, I was thrilled to be invited to the Meow Foundation’s new location to interview cats at their Adopt-a-thon. I am a huge cat lover and one of my favourite felines, Thorin, is a rescue from their foundation.     Meow Foundation is no-kill cat rescue center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. An acronym for “Make Each One…

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