It's that time of year to start chipping away at that Christmas shopping. (Although some "I'm so cool" people probably finished their shopping in Sept). But for those of us who still have a lot of shopping to do and have no idea what to give anyone, we'd better get off our butts. If you have a Millennial on your list, I've come up with some ideas through my extensive Googling. Apparently Millennials like experiences more than actual gifts, although I'm sure they won't complain if you buy them a car. So if you've got a Millennial on your ...
Checking off that Christmas shopping list - Millennium edition
December 5, 2016
Set the goal and don't get distracted
October 13, 2016
Productivity is what everyone is always trying to improve. The amount of time I've wasted reading articles about increasing productivity is ridiculous. And yes I see the irony in it. The latest productivity hack, the so-called experts are saying now, is that the most productive hour is 4:30 am. This is where I draw the line and say "get off me bro". What happened to the so-called experts that say you need a decent 8 hour sleep? You want me to sleep at 8:30 pm now? Come on. I say the most productive thing I can do is stop reading and listening ...
Congrats Team Canada - Live Close to the Action
September 30, 2016
Last night's World Cup of Hockey championship game was amazing. Team Canada was clutch and won the game with a heroic last-minute shorthanded goal. The talent on Team Canada was off the charts with Sidney Crosby being named MVP of the tournament. The excitement of the World Cup of Hockey tournament had downtown Toronto even more alive and buzzing than normal. It is such a thrill to live in such an exciting city where there is always something to do or see! For those who love sports and find themselves at a lot of games at the Air Canada Centre ...
What's that noise? Quiet. Parents Rejoice!
September 6, 2016
It's the day after Labour Day, better known to parents as the day the kids go back to school! So now that those adorable monsters have something better to do with their days then drive you crazy, it's time to recoup. Plan out the goals for the remaining months of the year. When 2016 started did you have hopes of moving this year? Perhaps into something larger to accommodate the growing lads and lasses or perhaps into a location that would just be a dream to live in? Something with access to great parks and schools, or amenities and work? ...
Train like an Olympian in your fitness room
August 15, 2016
The summer Olympics are on and it is amazing to see all the wonderfully skilled people in the world! The friendly good sportsmanship of the Olympics makes it a truly inspiring event! It is also pretty motivating, as let's face it, these athletes are in great shape! Us non-Olympic athletes perhaps could use more time in the fitness rooms. Does your condo have a fitness room? Chances are it does, even if you choose to ignore it! So bring out your inner Olympian and see what amenities are yours for the taking. Most condos nowadays come with a pretty ...
Setting up shop in your condo
July 18, 2016
When designing an office space in your condo there are lots of decisions to be made. If your condo unit comes with a den then more likely than not your office will go in there. If you do not have a den then finding a small corner in your bedroom or living area will do the trick! I've noticed a lot of condo residents making use of the front hallway if there is enough space to set up shop there. Along with finding a spot for you to create your masterpieces or do your daily grind, another question would ...
If anyone deserves a day it's you Earth
April 22, 2016
We often take this miraculous planet for granted, and hardly look up and around to witness all of its splendour and beauty. So if anyone or anything deserves a day to show our love and gratitude it is our Mother Earth! One thing is clear, and that is we have to be more mindful of the everyday little things we do that can harm our planet. Remembering to always recycle, don't litter (does anyone still do that, if so shame), turn off water when washing the dishes etc... Condo residents have realized in the past few years that most of ...
Space saving furniture that multi tasks
March 23, 2016
Chatter about the full moon and lunar eclipse tonight has reminded us that whether your condo is big or small, the best way to utilize space is to have furniture that moonlights as other pieces of furniture. Take for example the everyday stool. This stool can be used as something to stand on when you're reaching up for something, but did you know it could also be used as a last minute seat or fill in for a side table holding your magazines in glorious sight? And if Ottomans are your thing, be sure to get one with an internal compartment that ...
Happy International Women's Day!
March 8, 2016
Women, whether you know it or not, or get the recognition or not, one thing is clear and that is you rule the world! You have the power to shape generations and you usually carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You are capable, you are strong, and you are filled with compassion and empathy. I think of my Grandmothers, Mom and Daughters as I write this, and many of the other inspiring, amazing women out there. Happy International Women's Day to all of you!
Happy New Year
January 2, 2016