Totally Random Friday – Nov 6

Hey folks! Sorry for the lack of Fashion Friday again this week but it’s been raining for almost two weeks straight which is unheard of here in the Prairies. Everywhere you go someone is commenting on how we’re having Vancouver weather, all rainy and gray. I’m still working out how I’m going to do Fashion Fridays in the winter as -30 isn’t exactly conducive to wearing cute outfits but I’ll figure something out.

So, a couple of fun things this week:

It seems to be some kind of toy sale conspiracy this weekend here in Winnipeg. Mastermind Toys is opening their first Winnipeg location on Kenaston and mailed out a 25% off coupon for any purchases made this weekend. The Disney Store is also having a 25% off sale this weekend. Print this coupon or show it to the cashier on your mobile device. Chapters is having 25% off Friends and Family event (instore only and it looks like you must print the coupon). Toys R Us has launched their Big Holiday Toy Book with many top Christmas toys discounted. Even Sears has offered a large selection of toys from 15 – 40% off. Retailers know that parents are starting to look at buying Christmas presents and are eager to get a piece of that action.

My niece came to Bring Your Kid to Work Day this week. Of course i wanted her to get the full experience of what it’s like to work, so we went to Starbucks at lunch and got our red cups.


Both Teavana and David’s Tea unveiled their holiday collections. I picked up Snow Day and Mulled Wine in cute 50g tins from David’s Tea.


And lots of Joy tea from Teavana in this beautiful limited edition holiday tin.


Inside Out was released this week. If you haven’t seen this latest Pixar movie, you should definitely put it on your list. While it was a little above my toddler’s head, she enjoyed it and there were so many jokes aimed at adults, I can guarantee you’ll chuckle at least a few times. I bought one copy for our house and one for another niece having a birthday soon.


What did you get up to this week? I’d love to hear about it. Happy Shopping!

Totally Random Friday – April 10th

Another Friday. Even though it was a short week, it still seemed to take awhile for Friday to get here. We seem to be having a bout of colds/flu running through our house which is making the days feel long but at least everyone is sleeping through the night.

HomeMovieLast weekend was Easter weekend and our cousins came to visit and we all went to see Home. It was hilarious. Borrow some kids or take your own, you must see this movie. Jim Parsons, from The Big Bang Theory is in it and is so funny. Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez voice the other two main characters. I was a little nervous about taking four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 2.5 to sit in a theatre for 90 minutes but they were total stars. Although the littlest one couldn’t decide whether she wanted to sit with Grandma or Mom and changed laps a few times. The five year old rivalled me in how much popcorn she ate (and I love popcorn). I’m also totally loving the soundtrack. Check it out here.





We also went shopping and swimming and I only got one picture.

It doesn’t even have all four of them in it! Ugh

It’s definitely spring and I’ve definitely wrecked all of my $20 umbrellas. It was time to invest in a new umbrella and I knew exactly which one I wanted.

This is Shopping Weather from Cheeky Umbrella.


I bought these three Cheeky Umbrellas for my bridesmaids back in 2011 and they have all told me since what great umbrellas they are. I also loved how they fit in the pictures. The pink one says, “It’s raining, it’s pouring, other umbrellas are boring.” The yellow one says, “When does it start raining men?” and the blue one says, “I like umbrellas in my cocktails.” While none of them are still available on the website, she has many other cute ones, perfect for wishing the rain away.

Hubby and I went on a date night a couple of weeks ago (shocker, I know). We checked out the new sushi restaurant on Pembina, Kimchi Sushi South (in the old Sushi Train location). It was good. They had our favourite red wine by the glass (Apothic Red) and the service was relatively quick. My only complaint was that our rolls showed up before our appetizers. There was also a small problem with our bill but that was quickly taken care of.

Then, we went to Thermea. Wow… just wow. It is an outdoor hot springs spa. There is a hot pool, a warm pool, a cold pool, a sauna, two steam rooms and two relaxation rooms. You can also book a massage (in advance) and eat at the restaurant. It is definitely a high class establishment that Winnipeg has been missing and it is extremely popular since it opened just before Christmas. I highly recommend it for date night, girls’ night out or even a relaxing afternoon by yourself. They do not allow pictures or even cell phones out on the pool deck so despite my best attempts to get some covert ones, I only have one of the lobby to show you.

What’s new with you? Happy Shopping!

Win tickets to The Best of Me Premiere in Winnipeg

Get your girls together for a fun Girls’ Night Out! I am SUPER EXCITED to be able to offer my first giveaway in conjunction with eOne Films. I have five double passes to the Winnipeg special advance screening of The Best of Me on Wednesday, October 15th at SilverCity St. Vital at 7 pm.

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Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

The film stars Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Liana Liberato. Click here to the see the trailer.

Enter in the Rafflecopter below. Contest closes on Sunday, October 12th at midnight and names will be drawn by random number generator on Monday, October 13th at 10 am.

The film opens everywhere October 17th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

October 13th UPDATE:

Used a random number generator today and the five winners are:

Amber Magus
Shirley Ramos
Martha Stoesz
Trysh Chipman
Florence Loewen

Thanks everyone who entered! Hope you ladies have an amazing time at the movies!

Totally Random Friday – July 11th

Hey folks! Happy Friday! Sorry about the lack of action around here. It’s been kind of dead for shopping and the week went by really fast. I’ll also warn you that I’m going camping with my family next week so it’s going to be pretty slow around the blog too.

So, a couple of interesting things this week:


You’ve probably heard of Jamberry nail wraps. Most people know a rep or know someone who knows a rep. My first impression is that they are expensive and the reviews are really mixed about those that love them and those that think they are just ok. At $17 a pack, the cheapskate in me needs them to be amazing. Well, Jamberry has jumped on the subscription box wagon. For $25 incl shipping they will send you min $30 worth of Jamberry nail wraps and other miscellaneous nail care products. They also guarantee that there will be subscription-only designs available. It’s unclear if they ship to Canada or how much extra that would be. It’s also unclear if you are able to choose your designs for the month or it’s all just a surprise. Watch the video here. Anyone signing up? I’d love to hear the reviews.


Temptalia (goddess of swatching and all makeup everywhere) posted about a MAC and Simpson collaboration earlier this week. They are slated to come out at the end of August and so far just teaser pics have been released. I am not a Simpsons fan at all and thought I wouldn’t be interested in this collection but the eyeshadows shown look amazing and is that yellow lip glass?? Um, wth? This definitely needs more investigating.

ID_D30_12018.dngAnyone else a Hunger Games fan? Refinery29 posted that the teaser trailer for the first part of the last movie (did that make sense?) is up for preview. Looking forward to more previews and will definitely be seeing this when it comes out.


Keeping with the movie theme, I loved Garden State when it came out 10 years ago (and now I really feel old). So I’m really looking forward to the new Zach Braff movie, Wish I Was Here. I was IN LOVE with the Garden State soundtrack as well so I am pumped about the soundtrack for the new movie. It releases on Tuesday, July 15th and is available for presale on the movie website or iTunes

What did you get up to this week? Anything coming up you are excited about? Happy Shopping!

Totally Random Friday – March 7

So, I’m pretty proud of myself this week. Not only did I post three times, I’ve actually been posting in the morning so you could read them during the day. Like, this post, you’ll actually be able to read it on Friday, March 7th as opposed to being posted in the evening and read on Saturday. Okay, I’ll try not to wrench my arm patting myself on the back. Lol

This week was pretty busy. Did some shopping on Saturday, both with a client and then with my daughter. Sadly, shopping is the only exercise she gets when it has been as cold as it has. Definitely looking forward to the warmer weather and maybe some tobogganing and walks.

Here are a few things I bought or found this week:

Here are the three pieces I purchased from Peter Pilotto for Target:


Long sleeve T-shirt for a client


This dress actually ended up going back. While I loved the print, I didn’t find the cut very flattering.


And this geometric shell.  (pants from Banana Republic, jacket from Rickis, shoes Nine West and necklace from ParaMix)

Sarah Stevenson is the next designer to do a designer capsule collection at Target. Here are a few of my favourite looks.


She says she is heavily influenced by florals. Could I have found my new designer soul-mate?? Collection is unveiled March 23rd. See the whole thing here.


Found this black lace Joe Fresh t-shirt when I ran into Superstore to get diapers. Love being able to buy clothing with my groceries!

catchingfireAnybody else pumped to buy Catching Fire today? I have to say that while I loved the first movie, the second one truly blew me away. I can’t wait to see the third and fourth movies (based on the third book) coming out in Nov 2014 and Nov 2015 respectively.



For my birthday (yes, that was over six weeks ago) my husband purchased the Ellie Goulding album Halcyon Days. I am totally loving it. In fact, all three of us have become pretty big Ellie fans. My daughter stops what she is doing and starts dancing when she hears Lights, Burn, or I Need Your Love (we are also Calvin Harris fans). And I loop the album (it’s pretty big) when I’m blogging and it’s mellow enough for evening but upbeat enough to keep me grooving while I search for links and upload pictures.

How was your week? Are you enjoying the warmer temps and the snow dump? What did you buy? Leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!