Help – I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

Pile of some of the books I'm buried under - Foran, Gobeil etc

Hi everyone. Yes, I’m the person you see buried under a pile of books. That’d be my hand flailing, too. I’ll be able to dig out in two weeks, but in the meantime, I’ve now canceled all social engagements until my first critical exam next Saturday, December 1. The FPE1 for the CFP can only [...]

Body By Vi – Transformation Kit & 100 Shake Recipes

Body By Vi - Visalus Transformation Kit

After months of being FAR too busy to get on the weight maintenance / loss bandwagon, I’ve decided to shed these twenty(ish, maybe a bit less…) pounds I’ve slowly added back on due to bad eating, no exercise, and indulgences like enjoying wine with friends on the weekends (which I know causes this body to [...]

Apple, Fido, Telus and stopping the insanity.

Paying the Fido tax...

I’ve gone and done it. I’ve successfully factory-unlocked an iPhone 4S that I paid full price for January 1st. The backstory is that I really, really wanted the iPhone 4S (I had an iPhone 4 that I had upgraded to in July of 2010). But, alas, I got bad information, and sold my 4 thinking [...]

#ToyotaLove – Right vehicle for your family’s needs?


Last week, I was invited to a Toyota blogger event at Canada Olympic Park (COP) – it was a #ToyotaLove themed morning, based on things you should consider when choosing a vehicle. Having recently bought a new vehicle myself (and a larger crossover to boot) I was impressed with the thought the organizers put into [...]

Quick, someone pass me a brown paper bag!

PFP path

Don’t mind me… I’m officially in a state of panic, thinking about all the exams I have coming up. At this point, there is zero room for bad results, as I need all three PFP designation courses behind me by October 23. (I can’t write my CFP exam Dec 1 unless I provide them passing [...]

It’s Apple launch day! Is it just me, or is it like Christmas morning?

Good morning kids! How are you this fine morning? Me? I’m excited! Today is Apple launch day, and for a tech geek like me, it’s just like Christmas morning!! My husband thinks I’m weird, and that’s okay. I own that… I’m from Vancouver, after-all – Where everyone will be breathlessly gathered around computer screens reading [...]

Friday afternoon DANCE PARTY!

Wooohooo!!! It’s Friday! Although it’s been a good week, with two of my workdays spent in a seminar (I love learning about stuff I’m passionate about), and a short work week to boot, it’s been a hectic week nonetheless. So, when four o’clock rolls around, and I’m stepping into a jam-packed Ctrain, I need tunes [...]

Ring, ring… is that a phone I hear?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about social connections – and how bad I’ve become at reaching out to people. I used to be the person that picked up the phone and called my friends just to see how they are doing, but these days, life seems to be crazy, and it’s a struggle even [...]