We closed the cottage yesterday. As soon as we got north of the city there was snow. I’ve seen snow every winter of my life but I still feel a burst of energy and excitement for the first snowfall of the year. As we got progressively¬†north the snow continued and we drove through our first snow squall¬†(almost blizzard!). Since the…

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In case you need a reminder…

Last night I was not feeling great. I wasn’t sick-sick but it had been a really busy day. My head was full of¬†anxiety, my mind was racing, and I¬†was feeling stressed TF out. I realised it’s easily been two weeks since my last yoga class and I can 100% feel a difference in my mental health when I stop going.…

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Getting Involved and Giving Back: War Child Canada + National Philanthropy Day

Last week I attended the What If Women Gala in support of War Child Canada. Since I was young volunteering has been something¬†very important to me. In the last¬†year, I’ve donated my time with Telus, served a few meals at Evangel Hall Mission, Movember Canada, Brands For Canada, and partnered with War Child Canada. Aside from¬†the gala being super fun,…

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HO-HO-HO! Need a Holiday Jumper? I Got You!

I’ve been growing my collection of holiday sweaters for years. In honour of the holidays approaching and the ease of Amazon Prime, I’ve selected a few great holiday sweaters that you can order just in time to rock that holiday party.¬† Called on Sean to model some of the sweaters I ordered. Photos were taken using portrait mode on the…

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A Super Good Time Celebrating Mexico w/ Jarritos!

It was the day after Halloween, I’d been working from home, did some work, and took a¬†nap. When I woke up I was in a hungry daze. Checked my calendar and I was so glad so glad to see this dinner because¬†I love Mexican food and Marian invited me + I was really hoping we’d get to sit together.¬†¬†On the…

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Social Media Week Kicks Off Today – Visit YouTube, Twitter, Inspiring Speakers

Today kicks off Social Media Week in Toronto. I’ve been part of it every year since it started, in some capacity. This year I’m on the SMTWO¬† Advisory Board for my second¬†year and speaking on a panel Wednesday. It is truly amazing to be part of an industry that has grown and developed SO MUCH the last 10 years. I…

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Winter on the Outside, Summer on the Inside

Oh man, did you get a shock when you woke up this morning? I opened my curtains to see that the patio door had a layer of icy frost! Damn. It’s cold out there. Broke out the winter boots and warm jacket. Here we go guys, it’s winter. I’ve been a little off my game this week. Maybe I’m coming…

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It Pays To Have Friends! Use Booking.com & get $40

Some people like aisle seats but I always pick window if I can.¬† I like something to lean on and I love staring out the¬†window. Takeoff is one of my favourite parts. I love being on planes, it means you’re going somewhere! I’m deep in planning my winter vacations and couldn’t be happier, it’ all starting to come together!¬† I…

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Weekend Workshop + Book Recos + Monday Motivation

This weekend was fun.¬† I went out for one last kayak before we put all the stuff away. It was surprisingly warm, but damp, great weather for getting things done. Although it’s a lot of work, and I can feel it in my arms today, closing the cottage is something I kinda look forward to. Sean and I do together…

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5 Things To Do In Prince Edward County

Last week my sister and I went on an adventure to Prince Edward County. PEC is¬†southern Ontario with a coastline on Lake Ontario‚Äôs northeastern shore. It’s been about 20 years since either of us were in The County. I have fond memories of Jenie and I¬†camping at Sandbanks Park with our parents, playing on massive¬†sand hills, making things with clay.…

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My Job Rocks: It Finally Happened, I’m On A Kids Show!

Ok so, for years Sean and other friends have said I’d¬†be great on a kids show. I’ve never disagreed and this weekend, although it was only a one episode interview, I was on a kids show! I love doing tv. It’s so fun and being on camera is something I’ve always been into. A post shared by CASIE |Writer Speaker…

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Celebrating the Power & Promise of Women! #Whatifwomen

#WhatIfWomen is a fundraising event for¬†War Child, an organization that helps children in war-affected communities get back their childhood by giving them access to education and opportunity. On Monday I’m excited to celebrate The Power and Promise of Women with War Child Canada. You can get a ticket here.¬† Growing up, my mum really instilled in me that I could…

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