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Extending Summer

We are half-way through summer but that doesn’t mean it is almost over! There is still plenty of time for outdoor activities and backyard barbecues. And, great news is that August also happens to be Willow Park Village’s 40th Anniversary! Lucky for you, I can tell you all about the...

39 Is So Last Year

You know, they say 40 is the new 30, which makes us even more excited to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Like any birthday, we are planning a big celebration. For Willow Park Village’s 40th milestone, we will be hosting a birthday party pop-up shop, across from Starbucks. Stop by on...

Stampede Essentials

It’s that time of year again! Yes, Stampede starts this week and no one could be more excited than I am. I love Stampede - I love the energy in the city, the outfits, the pancake breakfasts, even Family Day on the grounds (we all know how crazy that day...

All About Dad

Hello everyone! Now that my Mother’s Day “month” is over, I suppose it is time to acknowledge the man in my life. He is a great Dad, so for me, the beginning of June will be about spending time with my kids to think of the perfect Father’s Day celebration. This...

Mother’s Day in the Village

Loved by mothers everywhere, May has to be one of the best months of the year – because of Mother’s Day, of course! When I was growing up, I always did the same thing for my Mom. I bought her flowers, chocolates and gave her a hand-made card. Now that...

The Village is Blooming

There is no doubt that the beginning of spring means a spring cleanout of my house and wardrobe! Of course, we must hope that spring actually arrives in Calgary first! That being said, I have been emptying out my wardrobe for the last couple weeks. A rule of thumb that...

Spring Break Essentials

Unfortunately, I am past the day that my spring break essentials included simply a swimsuit, a bottle of tanning lotion, Advil, and maybe a Gatorade. Nowadays I have much more to consider than an all-inclusive escape to Mexico. With my husband and two children both dependent on me to plan...

Wooing Your Love

Moving into February there is one date (no pun intended), that is on everyone’s mind; February 14th, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day! I’ve often found myself debating if this holiday is truly over-rated, as many of my friends seem to think so. However, as my children get older, I find...

Hitting the Reset Button

Following the holiday season, it’s always so hard for me to get back into my daily routine. But a new year often accompanies a renewed commitment to achieving my goals, both professionally and personally. While it can often be difficult to get back in the habit of eating healthy, exercising...

The Women’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season has officially arrived, so bring on the festive music, homemade treats and twinkling lights! December is by far my favourite time of year; I love getting in the festive spirit by sipping on a holiday-themed beverage, throwing a dinner party for my friends and family or cozying...

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