Get to Know Her . . .

These days my day to day life is very simple.

Wake up, select a one hour podcast, go for a big walk, come back, get the dog, go for a 20 minute walk with her, make a smoothie, enjoy a morning cup of tea with Wayne, shower and off to the studio.  Get there, work on orders, strategize on my next launch, work on social media, ship orders, go home, pour a glass of wine, cook dinner, sit outside with Wayne if the weather is nice or watch Netflix or keep working at home, and repeat . . .

I don’t have extra time but I do have way more hours in the day that I spend alone, thinking and figuring stuff out.

For the last two years it has been my dream (more…)

The Quarantine Pivot! (sounds like a new dance move)

Wow, are you ever amazing!  You are supporting small business in a big way and I know this because I see how so many of my fellow business owners are flourishing during Covid-19.

The buzz word these days among entrepreneurs is “pivot”.  The question is, how are you going to pivot your business to give your customers what they need during this pandemic? (more…)

Our Neighbourhood Outdoor Art Gallery!

My husband has a little sign at his desk, it says, “Do Less, Be More.”  Today we had a chat about this little sign and he made a good point.  While we are doing less it is important that we be more.

There are some artists in our neighbourhood who are doing just that.  I am guessing these artists are probably between the ages of six and twenty.

In the evening we like to go for our family walk!  Wayne, Boink and I.  We are fortunate to live in an area where there is a wide path and we can safely walk six feet apart from other people.  Along this path is a fence (more…)

The Extraordinary Dr. Bonnie Henry

 

A months ago I had no idea who Dr. Bonnie Henry was.  In case you need an introduction she is British Columbia’s provincial health officer.

Dr. Henry has been a voice of reason and hope for Canadians, using phrases like be kind, be calm and be safe as we work through this global pandemic.

Dr. Henry was first noticed by many Canadians when she broadcast a video with (more…)

These Are My People!

Remember when you were a kid and you would play for hours, not a care in the world.  You and your friends loved being together as you laughed and played with no concept of time.  You were happy for hours with these people.

Then, as your circle grew, maybe a new little friend joined in who wouldn’t share toys, cried when he or she didn’t get their way or was a voice of gloom and doom, especially when they spoke negatively about your other friends.

Ugggh, remember that kid?  Then you would feel (more…)

Remember To Hold Your Head Up High!

Is it just me or have you noticed the fear perpetuating itself throughout our communities?  You go to the grocery store and everyone has their heads down, no one is making eye contact and we’re all trying desperately to stay six feet away from each other.

I totally get it.  I do it too.  I feel like when I’m out getting (more…)

Because Of You, We Have Hope

Sure these times are tough.  This is something that none of us, in our adult life have ever experienced before!  This is just off the rails crazy.

It is a privilege that we have homes where we can be safe and stay at home but our anxiety and worry grows.  We are concerned about our health, the health of our loved ones and our finances.  Not to mention there are people (more…)

All My Love To All The Teen Girls!

Our group was tight.  We were thick as thieves.  We did everything together!  Hit the malls, never miss a dance, hang out in each other’s basements, crash bush parties, spend Sunday afternoons at the movies and yak on the phone for hours when we couldn’t be together.

Sound familiar?  If you’re a Gen X kid like me, of course it does!

I LOVED my teens!  Like totally and completely LOVED them! But . . .

Boy did I have angst!  Seriously bad (more…)

20 Years of glamjulz . . .

2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of glamjulz !  With all of this time to reflect, it’s had me looking back on the most wonderful times.

This year I was planning for some celebrations which would have included lots of hugs.  So for now we will (more…)

Historically, Some Good May Come of This . . .

Here we are.  In our homes, waiting out the spread of this Corona Virus.  As with anything stressful that comes our way in life, there is a good side and a bad side.  The question is, where will you focus your energy?

Personally, I am choosing to stay informed but not obsessed.  We’ve got talented doctors and research teams to handle this virus.  So, what will you be doing with your time while we wait this thing out?

One of my favourite posts that I read (more…)