It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start the spring cleaning of our homes. These five tips have helped me clean and tidy up, hope they help you too. 1) Make a list of what you would like to accomplish 2) Take out your calendar and match up time slots with the activities on […]
Author Archives: Stella Garcia
Awesome Ottawa seeks new Trustee
Awesome Ottawa is seeking a new trustee! Think this gig might be for you? Do you have $100 to give away each month and want to be on the Board? Know someone that is awesome and wants to spread the awesomeness?
Non Profit Video Awards
YouTube is launching its 5th Annual DoGooder Non-Profit Video Awards with a brand new award aimed at spurring online participation. The competition is a collaboration between YouTube and See3 with participation from Flip and NTEN. I’m really looking forward to watching the submission videos. From my first hand experience in the sector I know that non profit […]
Ottawa ranked as BEST place to live in Canada!
A couple of weeks ago I heard that Ottawa-Gatineau ranked top of the list as the best place to live in Canada according to MoneySense’s 2011 list! I completely agree with the results of the study……
Are you new to Canada?
Like most newcomers to Canada you are probably trying to juggle all the paperwork to start a life in your new country. You are not alone, about 250,000 people go through the exact same process every year. The good thing is that you don’t have to start from scratch! There are some great blogs that […]
Panasonic makes you pretty?
Have you heard about the new Panasonic Lumix FX77 camera that went out on the market in Japan last week? The camera claims to “improve the looks” of people. It can make your face smaller, whiten yellow teeth, make eyes bigger, remove dark circles, give you a chin lift and even apply makeup instantly! I am not sure I […]
What Valentine’s day means to a Mexican
Valentine’s day is more than just an excuse to celebrate a lover. In Mexico the day is called “Día del Amor y la Amistad”, which means “Day of Love and Friendship”. Romantic love is indeed celebrated, but so is the love between parents and children, between friends, between family members, collegues, etc. There are so […]
Patience paid off
Yesterday was a very happy day for me. I was finally granted full permanent residence to Canada!!!! I sent my initial forms filled out to Immigration Canada 489 days ago. So after a long process that required lots of attention to detail, organization, translating of paperwork and above all patience, I am glad that the […]
Super Bowl Sunday
During most of the year I am grateful that my husband isn’t glued to the TV every time a football game is taking place. We spend a lot of quality time together on weekends/evenings. I know that not all wives are this lucky, and many “lose” their husbands during football season. My dear Canadian husband […]
YOWYOW in Ottawa
My husband and I attended the 1st ever YOWYOW event last night at Raw Sugar Café on Somerset Street in Chinatown. It’s described as an unconference and networking event featuring interesting people and ideas in Ottawa. The Raw Sugar Café is such a lovely and cozy place (Read Ottawa’s Foodies review on the place). I […]