Category: Holidays

Whoa.. it’s been awhile!

December 07, 2015

Wait… What?!? I haven’t updated this blog since the end of October?

Cray – Cray!

Okay.. in brief here is what is going on.

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Back at Aspire after being sick and working my buns off. Fat loss is still a struggle but everything else is awesome, including the people I train with daily.  Get a jump start on your New Year Resolutions and call today!! They even have a new nutritional program available! Aspire Health and Performance is so great!

Started going to Valeo Health Clinic (Shout out to Dr. Shannon Snow!) to figure out what is going on with my knee and hip and we seem to be making gains!

Please note: going to people that truly know what they are doing makes a HUGE difference. DO IT! 

 

Ratings came out and we continue to grow our numbers at Q103.1 (Yippee!)Susan and John

I can fit into clothes at stores that don’t carry plus sizes and got the sweetest little Christmas party dress, and a pair of hot boots.          dress

So know that we are all caught up, a quick head’s up; annually I do a “Holiday Shopping Blog” usually it starts December 1. Obviously I am running behind, I promise to get it started tomorrow!

Until that time I leave you with some Christmas cheer! Love this family that makes up a dance every year…

That’s one way to keep busy!

 

 

All The Beauty Of Fall!

October 13, 2015

What fun!!

Posh Jewellery is a big supporter of The Q103.1 Big Breakfast with Susan Knight and John Stone and recently she let me loose on the Pandora charms to create a fall themed bracelet.

What fun!!

Here is my beauty! The thinking behind it was my favourite colours of fall along with traditional things like wine, Thanksgiving, leaves, apples, back to school, sparkling candles, twinkling stars on crisp nights and family all wrapped around your wrist to wear with jeans, sweaters and boots or on a fabulous date night at Waterfront Wines!

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Heart clasp bracelet with….

Wise Owl, Shimmering Blossom, Fascinating Orange, Forever Pandora, Signature Heart Ruby, Red Hot Love, Maple Leaf, Inner Radiance, Vino, Red Pavé Apple, Twinkling Night Clip, Ring Cluster, Many Thanks, Coral Looking Glass, Sparkling Leaves, Angelic Feathers, Mystic Floral, Wind Clip.

Go in and see Kate at Posh today and ask to see Susan Knight’s fall beauty!

 

Full price to purchase as is: $1,422.40 tax in / or you can purchase the pieces separately

 

14/365 is not an acceptable score on an exam, it shouldn’t be for your health

January 14, 2015

How are you doing with your New Year Resolution?

Six of the top 15 resolutions are health-related which include to stop drinking, eat healthier, stop smoking, improve overall health, exercise more and lose weight.

“Experts” tell us that by January 14th many of our resolutions will be gone. *POOF* back to habits and lost in routines that are hard to change in the hectic lives we lead.

That is a tough statistic.

Here we are at January 14th.

I have set some health goals for 2015 and I can feel the pull of old habits and routines calling my name, so I reached out for some help (for all of us) I asked Andrew LoCurto who is training me out of Aspire Health and Performance for a little motivation to keep us all on track. Here is what he said:

“For all of those out there thinking about adjusting their timetable to eliminate or change their training routine. Stop!!! Things always get hard before they get easier, training is no different. At one point, this meant something to you, find that someone or emotion that had you fired up January 1st, rekindle that passion and keep the routine. The first two weeks is your body just getting used to the new you! 14/365 is not an acceptable score on an exam, it shouldn’t be for your health.” 

Take a moment and let that sink in. 

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I will be repeating that in the back of my head more than once! Perhaps it will help keep you on track as well. 2015 can be the year we hit all our goals, let’s do this!

If you are interested in finding out more about where I train just check out Aspire Health and Performance! You can also find them on FB — HERE 🙂 See you soon!

New Year Resolution. It’s a good one!

January 03, 2015

New Year, the time of resolutions and life changes! There are a million blogs on how you can keep them, what they should or shouldn’t be and why they are a good idea or bad. I will leave those debates to others.

I often have used the New Year to kick my butt into gear to do some of the little things that linger on my :to do “list. Often I find I am successful, examples include wearing ear rings everyday, drinking more water and taking better care of my nails.

On New Years day I saw the usually list of status updates with well intended resolutions and as I scrolled through them I came across this status update from my wonderful smarty pants friend Lisa Garvey.

“I don’t normally do New Year’s resolutions, but this year one just fell into place. For 2015 I’m determined to live a Schrödinger’s Cat kind of life. I want to enjoy life like I could die tomorrow and simultaneously take care of myself like I’m going to live forever. Be both carefree and careful. I want to find that balance that will lead to my best life.”

BOOM. Best. Resolution. EVER!

“Enjoy life like I could die tomorrow and simultaneously take care of myself like I’m going to live forever.”

That will be written down and put on the fridge or perhaps the bathroom mirror as a reminder everyday of a great way to look at day to day life!

Perhaps you will enjoy the idea as much as I did. Happy New Year!

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Christmas Countdown Hottest Gift of 2014

December 08, 2014

What Really??

I found out this weekend what gift has been selling out and has people scrambling to find for under the tree…

I admit.. it’s a bit of a head shaker..

selfie stick

 

That is a “selfie stick” while I may mock the whole idea, it is pretty handy for group shots and other creative fun ideas. Plus if you have a friend that is selfie crazy it’s a homourus gag gift.  The girl at the kiosk in the mall said the demand has been simply insane and they keep reordering as they sell out over and over and over.. for 40 bucks you to can have a selfie stick.. FYI: They come in a selection of fun colours!

 

Onto something a little more refined…

 

I popped into POSH over the weekend to find some Pandora charms for under the tree and found Pyrrha pendants. #sostunning All the rage with celebrities at the moment, but Kate knew 10 years ago when she first started carring the line that is was something pretty special!

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This handcrafted talisman necklace reads ‘Fortem Posce Animum’ in Latin, which means ‘Courage to Challenge Life’. The hand holding the laurel leaves symbolizes the spirit’s triumph over adversity.

So many different pieces for him or her with touchstone design and meaning. If you are looking for a super special meaningful gift.. this could be it!

Christmas Countdown

December 01, 2014

The Christmas Countdown continues with fun gift ideas from both end of the budget! I LOVE this concept.. it’s art and it’s personal! DNA11 is a super cool company that takes your DNA, fingerprints or lip prints and turns it into art! Even better, it’s a Canadian company!

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How much fun would it be to stake out your side of the bed with a DNA print?

Check out the company online — HERE 

 

On to the other side of the budget, but still a spectacular gift!

I recently discovered Oh! The Post. Based out of Kelowna Laura turns postage stamps of the past into jewelry. Pendants and ear rings that feature stamps from around the world and across the ages! You can even specify a country and year which Laura with cross check and show you what is available!

stamp artCheck out her Etsy store for many many many ideas and get some serious shopping done!

 

Favourite Things 2014

November 26, 2014

Its become a bit of a tradition, leading up to Christmas I indulge and share with you some of my favourite gift ideas; yes, this was inspired by a slightly bigger celebrity than I.  This year when I post I am going to share 2 ideas on different ends of the budget spectrum.

On the upper end of the budget, but money well spent…

While many people remember Tarzan Dan as a voice on the radio, perhaps even from his days when we worked together as The Breakfast Club in Kelowna, or a TV personality counting down the hits on YTV, Dan also has a passion for photography. He specializes in dance photography and has started to garner some serious attention in the field, so much so that his work is featured on a line of bags from Totem Bags. If you have a dancer in your life, or someone that just loves everything ballet this is for you!

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Take a look at the full line of bags ——  HERE

BTW: You can still find Dan on the radio in Calgary at KOOL FM

From the lower end of the budget…

Give Santa a hand with stocking stuffers, I swear by this smiling face! It seems crazy but this is the best pot scrubber ever! It softens in hot water and hardens in cold plus it offers scratch free scrubbing! You can find it at Home Outfitters and most other places that sell kitchen stuff and it’s under $10.00.

2014-11-25 19.19.10Another excellent feature, your fingers fit perfectly in the eyeballs!

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