Friday, December 19, 2014

This Christmas - Lady Antebellum

From Christina Aguilera to Harry Connick, Jr. to Mary J. Blige, singers have long since been covering Donny Hathaway's 1970 modern holiday hit, but it's Lady Antebellum's version that we're loving the most this Christmas.  

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gals We Admire: Amy Miranda

If there's anyone who can't stand the politics of business, it's Amy Miranda, executive producer and founder of lunch, a creative production network that offers every service imaginable (animation, illustration/fine art, motion design, sound design/composition, technical consulting, hosting, media strategy, you name it, they do it). "They [politics] get in the way of getting real work done, I believe in being honest and approaching things in a direct way," says the no-holds-barred businesswoman.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chevrolet Holiday Message Benefits United Way

Here's a nice way to give back during the holiday season — share the Chevrolet Holiday Message via your Twitter or Facebook account and the company will contribute $1 to United Way for each share and retweet, up to a total of $50,000.

“Along with our commitment to customers, our company is dedicated to giving back and supporting the communities in which we live and work,” said Bob McClelland, brand director for Chevrolet in Canada. “We hope Canadians will take a moment to share the spirit of giving with their friends and family while helping United Way.”

So, spread some holiday cheer to your friends and family and support a good cause while you're at it:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaching Kids Money Basics as a Life Skill

Knowledge of money management basics is a necessary life skill - and experts are weighing in, declaring that a consistent curriculum needs to be put in place to teach kids about money from a young age. In Canada’s schools need ‘focused, consistent’ financial education program: experts, Paola Loriggio reports that an investment of time to train the teachers and have effective resources is required to prepare the system for successful, broad-based implementation, a process that may take three to five years. Certainly, students would benefit from having structured, hands-on lessons on dealing with budgets and other practical money topics. But, as money guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade points out, finance education starts at home with the parents — and that means you showing your child by example how to properly manage money, save for the things they want, and not spend beyond their means.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Adorable Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree

These are the cutest (and most clever) ornaments that we ever did see – darling additions to any Christmas tree!

1. Fisher Price Chatter Telephone Ornament; Fisher Price Pull-a-Tune Xylophone Ornament; Fisher Price Rock-a-Stack Ornament; $10 each (sold separately) at  
2. DAVIDsTEA Tea for the Tree Set, $15 at
3. Child To Cherish Snow Print Ornament, $15 at
4. Starbucks Red Holiday Cup Ornament, $6 at
5. Hallmark Runway Queen Keepsake Ornament, $19 at Hallmark stores
6. PC Home Life at Home Vintage Owl Ornament, $4 at Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore
7. philosophy purity made simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes Ornament, $13 at
8. Dylan's Candy Bar 6-Piece Holiday Ornament Set Filled with Candy, $14 at
9. Forever 21 High Shine Lip Gloss Ornament, $4 at
10. Disney Elsa Frozen Shoe Ornament; Disney Frozen Anna Shoe Ornament, $24 each (sold separately) at