54 Is Just a Number

My father turns 54 today and, like many people his age, he is constantly complaining about how “he’s getting so old”. Well, I believe that if you live your life to the fullest, acquire many interests, and just enjoy life there is no reason to complain about how old you are.

After all – your age is just a number!

To celebrate my dad’s birthday I’m sharing five things that my dad enjoys.




Pink Floyd – The Wall


Happy birthday Dad!




Fashion: TOMS Shoes

Summer is here and so is the “it” shoe of the season.

TOMS white glitter classics, $65

The comfort and looks aren’t even the best part! With every pair of TOMS sold, the company will send a pair to a child in need.

Sounds like the perfect mix to me – help support a good cause while treating yourself!

Images courtesy of TOMS.

Fashion: Ugg Boots

Winter is shortly on its way and what better way to be prepared than to get a pair of Ugg boots, white Ugg boots! Fight the snow in style.

Adirondack Boot II, $298

Mountain quilted short, $235

Images courtesy of Ugg Australia.

Me to We

On July 1st, I will be going to Kenya for three weeks this summer with my best friend Amanda to volunteer our time, love, and support. We will be part of the Me to We organization. While in Kenya we will be building schools, working with children, and working with others to create a change.

Me to We

Find out more at Me to We.

Washington: The White House

This month I will be going to Washington, DC for five days. I can’t wait to see all the sites, especially the White House.

The White House, a 19th century engraving

North lawn of the White House, 2007, photo by Scott Ableman

I’ll make sure to take a picture just like my mom did in 1984 so that one day my kids can do the same.

My mom at the White House, 1984


Update: Mackenzie is back from her trip to Washington and look – she recreated the photo of her mom. Isn’t it amazing? Like mother, like daughter.

Mackenzie at the White House, 2011

The White Swimsuit

With March Break quickly approaching, I think of how I will soon be in a bathing suit enjoying the sun down south. Much like these classic beauties, I will be sure to wear a white bathing suit and I will hopefully look as graceful as Grace, as marvelous as Marilyn, or as radiant as Rita.

Grace Kelly

Marilyn Monroe

Rita Hayworth via Life

Family Day Fun at Lake Placid

Family-day long weekend is coming up here in Canada and what better way to share it with your family and friends than on the mountains of Lake Placid. Here you can enjoy all your favorite Olympic winter sports such as skiing, skating, luging, and bobsledding. You can plan a weekend packed full of fun with many events such as Disney on Ice, sleigh rides and a visit to the Olympic museum. Hope to see you all on the slopes!

Lake Placid awaits

Lake Placid is perfect for family fun

Have a great and safe family weekend!