Beyond thankful

There is always something to be thankful about and this year is no different. 2016 has been a whirlwind of a year. From all the love, the moments and lastly, a new memory that will always leave an emptiness in my heart.

I have my health, I have my amazing dad and darling baby brother, I have my wonderful Oma, the most loving boyfriend and his caring  parents and last but not least, I have a large group of people that are more than just friends and colleagues to me… truly are an extension of my ever growing family.

Even though my heart will feel empty for all the years in my life, I know it truly will never be empty. This love that I keep receiving over and over, has made my heart full. And I am beyond thankful. (My heart is full Mama. Don’t you worry.)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. May you all cheers together and feel the warmth this weekend and season.

All my love,

So many thanks

Whoah Canada!

Happy Canada Day, everyone! I, for one, am proud to be Canadian. This year marks the 20th year that I’ve been living in Canada! Nuts! It’s been that long, who knew?

To celebrate, I am back with another TPO’s TOP 5 post featuring the Ryans and Justins of Canada. Plus an extra special guy in my work life, my buddy, Kevin! It’s been a couple of months and I’m truly sorry! But here you are and I hope you enjoy!


Links: 5) Baby, Boyfriend, Sorry | 4) TGIF-Ryan | 3) Yogi planks, three-way handshake | 1) Hipster, Milo

Spring Cleaning

Happy Friday!

The weather has been confusing here in Vancouver. But one thing is for sure, Spring Cleaning is around the corner, rain or not! Last week I hung out with my parents and helped them throw out old things that we really do not need. Last week, we donated 2 boxes of stuffed animals that we won in the fair over the years. We donated the ENTIRE cast of Sesame’s Street. No joke. I wish I took pictures…

Nevertheless, I’m moving soon, so I’ll be doing some more spring cleaning of my own! and because I’m a PRO in spring cleaning now (obvs!) I thought I’d share top 5 ways how you can do to declutter too!

Links: Nokia 6110, Sony Z1010, Sony W800, TELUS’ Return & Recycle Program

April Fools

I love a good April Fools Day prank.

This morning, someone told me that my little red mini was towed away. Did I panic? Yes, yes I did. I forgot to renew my city permit parking, which expired on March 31. The look on my face must have been borderline a child who lost their mom at the mall or a fully-grown adult about to cry over her red mini, because the person that told me immediately cracked and laughed it off. Thanks. Great way to start this day. Happy April fools!

Hyperlink on Joe (#3)

Furry friends are the cutest friends

It’s been nearly a month since my last TPO’s TOP 5 and I’ve been getting some heck for it. Sorry guys! HA. February was a very busy month. Even though we managed to get an extra day in February, it truly was not enough!

Nevertheless, this week’s TPO’s TOP5 is not a disappointment, whatsoever. These cute furry friends of ours are the beloved members of our Communications family in our office. They are the sweetest and loveliest beings. Too bad my fish aren’t furry…. but that’d be really odd.


Links: 5) @Eli.Pepperoni, 4) @Milothekleeklai, 3) @FrenchieChrncls, 2) @Indie.Kittie, 1) @Howiedoody

Love is confusing

Many of you may know (I guess this is an official statement) that I have joined a Bachelor League with some of the people on my Communications Team. We’re very proud of this and have had so much fun getting through Monday. The Vancouver team, have even taken turns hosting Bachelor Night and last week was my turn to host.

It was so much fun. I had baked up a lemon cheesecake topped with Blueberry goodness, a lovely tortellini pesto salad and lots of great charcuterie goodness. We had a nice lemonade and white wine spritzer and so much laughs. You see, to put things into context, on Monday nights, we like to watch the Bachelor, laugh, and just judge. It’s lovely.

I thought what better way to hit up this past week’s Valentine’s special for TPO’s TOP5! Guys. Love IS confusing. We saw it first hand when Caila was telling Ben that she’s falling for himbut has no idea. And thus. This list was born.

Enjoy all and I hope you had a special Valentine’s/Galentine’s day.



Fish mom and your must add apps

2016. Oh 2016, how good you’ve been to me so far. To start the year right, I needed company with me to make it through 2016 and beyond. Guys, I became a fish mom. I got adopted 3 neon tetras and two guppies and gave the homes of all homes!

The neon triplets are named Fin (the largest one and feisty one – his fin was hurt in a battle of some sort in his previous home in PetSmart), Alpha (the middle child who was a bit shy in the beginning, but has assumed his name) and last, the smallest one Dot (who has a dot near his tushy). The guppies are lively little swimmers and rightfully named Tequila and Sunny. Cute little mofos.

L-R: Neon Triplets, home sweet home, and the guppies (Sunny, left and Tequila, right)

In other words, TPO’s TOP5 is live and on its 2nd edition. This time, I wanted to discuss some apps I have handy on my phone! Enjoy!

Links: 5) snapchat 4) happn 3) thinkfull 2) telegram 1) foodler