Friday, February 27, 2009

Survivor - Destiny's Child

We've made it to another Friday!

Have a fabulous weekend, ladies! See you Monday!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ultimate Ketel One® Lemonberry Twist

Navigated your way through a lot of twists and turns at the office this week? Give yourself some kudos by mixing up this delicious cocktail!

Ultimate Ketel One Lemonberry TwistUltimate Ketel One® Lemonberry Twist

1 oz. Ketel One® Citroen
1/2 oz. Raspberry Schnapps
2 oz. Lemonade
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Alcohol content: .48 fluid oz.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Optimize your RRSP before the deadline

Just a few more days left to contribute to your RRSP! If you want to contribute and reduce your taxable income for the 2008 tax year, the RRSP deadline is March 2, 2009. Here's a video to nudge you towards acting before the deadline.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Retrenchment is the wrong response to adversity

Here's a great article we found in business magazine Fast Company. Set Smaller Goals, Get Bigger Results by Dan Heath & Chip Heath talks about how to overcome inertia in your personal and professional life. The Heath brothers make a case for the fact that the dread of doing something (like making a cold call to a sales lead) is oftentimes worse than the thing that's dreaded. The answer? Set "whisker goals". Make tiny steps to move forward and you'll find yourself getting the kick start you need to accomplish your goals in no time. Click here to read the article or copy and paste this link into your web browser:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stylish and Funk-tional

Melissa Beth Designs Velour Funk-tional Compartment Laptop Sleeve Dress up your laptop and carry it around town in style with the gorgeous Velour Funk-tional Compartment Laptop Sleeve by Melissa Beth Designs. The sleeve's exterior feels super soft and is available in six colours, each with a different retro-inspired inside lining. How groovy!

$48 USD at or visit the site to locate a retailer

Friday, February 20, 2009

I Can't Wait for the Weekend to Begin - Michael Gray

TGIF! The weekend is here and here's an awesome song to get you looking forward to the clock striking 5!

Have a fabulous weekend ladies and see you Monday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini

Doesn't every career gal love martinis? Sit back and relax tonight while sipping this yummy pomegranate martini co-created by Rachael Ray and none other than ultimate career gal and talk show host herself Ms. Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini
Serves 2

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
1 ounce Cointreau liquor
Cup of ice
Splash of sparkling water (optional)
Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Working with a "KIA"

Check out this very hilarious skit, just one of many Cube News 1 episodes featuring Kim the cube worker who dispenses advice on surviving life in the corporate cubicle. If you work with a "KIA" (Know-It-All), you will definitely appreciate the humour in this one!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A mentor during recession-laden times

Here's an interesting article from the February 6/7 weekend edition of The Globe and Mail (p. B16). A hand up to the next level is about how getting a mentor can be an important part of your career strategy plan, especially during tough economic times.

The article was written by Toddi Gutner and was originally published in the Wall Street Journal under the title Finding Anchors in the Storm: Mentors. Click here to read the article or copy and paste this link into your web browser:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Surname Switching Made Simple We discovered this very cool service to help newly-married gals go from "Miss" to "Mrs." in a snap. Based in Vancouver, is an online service that takes the headache out of changing all your ID cards and documentation from your maiden name to your married name. Once you sign up for a package, you'll have access to the forms and documents you need to change your last name on your credit cards, passport, driver's license and more. Your details will be auto-completed on the forms and then all you have to do is print and send them off to the appropriate organizations (instructions on where to send the forms are also provided). Finally, an easy and fast way for us busy working gals to take care of the business side of our nuptials!

$29.95 for standard package
$49.95 for premium package

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