Review: Writing Retreat Near Toronto

I went on a retreat last weekend. An incredible, powerful, purpose-finding kind of retreat with a group of 10 writers and three staffers from Firefly Creative Writing. We descended on Loretto Maryholme Retreat Centre, a beautiful old home on Lake Simcoe, for three days of inspiration, hard work and delicious food. I’ve been searching for […] Read more…

recipe for happiness icing

Recipe for happiness

If you know me at all, you probably also know my favourite food in the whole wide world is cake. You see, cake is my favourite and my best. I would eat cake every. damn. day, if could. And if I didn’t know firsthand that doing so would result in a very large waistline. But […] Read more…

Applying mascara

PRODUCT REVIEW: Caution Extreme Lash Mascara by Hourglass

I’ve spent 30 years searching for the perfect mascara and I think I’ve finally found the one. Plunk. Plunk. Can you hear that? It’s the sound of my eyelashes hitting my glasses. Plunk. Plunk. Hey, there’s that noise again! I’ve been hearing it a lot lately, thanks to my Caution Extreme Lash mascara by Hourglass […] Read more…

How a flamingo lamp changed my life

Last year, my annual winter depression was really bad. I dealt with it the way I always do and tried hard to shop myself happy. Now, logically, I know shopping can’t cure Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) but during the winter of 2019 I wasn’t logical, I was a big old mess. I clicked Add to […] Read more…

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