September 2015

Sep 30 2015
The 9 to 5 lifestyle is slowly fading into oblivion. With the blurred lines of office hours at work, options like telecommuting and flexible work hours, doesn't necessarily equate to shorter work days. Most American's work days stretch from about 9 a.m. until whenever they get their work completed (which is well after 5 p.m.). People are hardly taking vacations anymore and quite often are making work decisions out of fear. Even millennials are worked to the point where the thought of starting families, or taking decent time off to rest their bodies and minds is ludicrous. more...

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Sep 30 2015

Shake up your usual ice cream outing by chilling out with one of these old-school milkshakes instead. Kids of all ages will love the cool flavours and sweet selections of these top spots for milkshakes in Toronto. The Big Chill With more than 30 flavours of ice cream and topping and themed kiddie parties on [&hellip

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Sep 29 2015
5 Things that make me go AHHHHH…. My body landing/melting into the mat at the… more...

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Sep 29 2015

“All Women Deserve To Feel Attractive and Confident” The 2015 Pink Diamond Fundraising Gala was held on Sunday, September 27th at the Riviera Parque. The After Breast Cancer Luncheon Gala raises money that allows the organization to provide financially challenged breast cancer survivors with Bras, Breast Prostheses and Education to move forward with dignity and improved quality of life after they’ve survived breast cancer. Surviving breast cancer can take a […]

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Sep 29 2015
Get Mentored by Zlatoslava Petrak a sought after 
International Speaker, Inspirational Success Mentor & International Best… more...

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Sep 29 2015
Post Views = 1633Guest Post:  Healthy Workforce, Healthy Company – How To Stop Your Employees Going Off Sick  by Gemma Sutton   It is estimated that absenteeism and compensation due to workforce sickness costs the US economy around $576 billion annually [1]. If your business is plagued by constant gaps in the employee roster due …

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Sep 29 2015
It was 29 years ago, today, Sept 29. I was 29 years old, and sobriety finally took up residence in my body. Puking in a garbage can at Bloor and Yonge subway, I said, “Well Deb the party is over.” Still makes me laugh that I thought I was having such a great time. People Read the full article... more...

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Sep 29 2015
Fall is here, making it the perfect time to research a Thanksgiving long weekend getaway or Christmas vacation. Enter Aeroplan! For my regular readers, you know I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS. I am also their proud Brand Ambassador, so it gives me great excitement to announce a few cool things today. It used to be thought that Aeroplan Miles could only be used for flights, but no, no, no! more...

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Sep 29 2015

To keep you living a fabulous life we have another edition of our Where & Wear event listings – helping you fill your social calendars with fabulous events from across the country. We are here to help you with that dilemma that arises every weekend: Where are you going and what are you going to wear? What: Start Up Fashion Week Young aspiring fashion entrepreneurs gather for a week to […]

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Sep 28 2015
It's funny what you remember from your childhood. Our earliest memories of events, interactions and people can stay with us and resonate for the rest of our lives. It's also cool how at the moment of conception, thousands of generations that preceded us, come together at that magical moment, and give us all the qualities and challenges we will have as individuals-- our strengths, our weaknesses and perhaps even more importantly, our temperament. There are those, even as infants, who will go willingly to anyone that wants to hold them. These babies have no fear of the unknown or strangers, and they willingly use every day as an excuse to explore the world. more...

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Sep 28 2015
Hey Hey Hey there woman/Hey Hey Hey there girl The time has come/There is work to be done Come on you Women of the World Hey Hey Hey  there sister/Hey Hey Hey there friend Come and walk by my side/Sing out with pride Come on you Women of the World Thanks to Women of Substance... more...

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Sep 28 2015

Whether she is busy putting in her hours, or constantly making us laugh, it is safe to say, Rent frock Repeat would not be the same without Misha! Her hard work, funny comebacks and easy going personality are the reasons she is this month’s Employee of the Month! Here is what our staff had to say: Misha, our unsung hero (up until now). Not only is she a key contributor […]

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Sep 26 2015
Hello Beautiful Souls, Happy Weekend!  There is lots going on in the Design Studio and pending any unforseen circumstances, you will be getting your weekly dose of Beauty & Blessings from a new home next week…The Newly Launched Big Picture Fine Focus website! That’s right folks, with the evolution of one’s life comes the evolution […] more...

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Sep 26 2015
Hello Beautiful Souls, Happy Weekend!  There is lots going on in the Design Studio and pending any unforseen circumstances, you will be getting your weekly dose of Beauty & Blessings from a new home next week…The Newly Launched Big Picture … Continue reading more...

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Sep 25 2015
There are several couples I see here in Toronto who often tell me that they want to get divorced but they cannot afford it. They have more than 1 child and would need to pay for an apartment with at … Continue reading more...

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Sep 25 2015
Fall is in the air, which means the kids are back in school. If you're a mom, that means more "me time." More time to explore, reassess and figure out where you're at, and where you're headed. Perhaps this will be your season to become a mompreneur. As most of my readers know, fall will be my season of transition as well, as I transition into a new kind of entrepreneurship with the launch of Hadry next month. more...

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Sep 25 2015
What is Your True Purpose? In the busy-ness of life, its easy to forget what your true purpose is. You can think its about doing one more thing. More to do lists at home. At work, more marketing and getting more customers, or landing that job. But I believe your true purpose is to cultivate Read the full article... more...

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Sep 24 2015
Whether your desire, your goal is to thrive in business, find and sustain a fulfilling… more...

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Sep 24 2015
I often get a chuckle out of other people’s parenting fails. Not because I’m a bad person who enjoys other people’s fails, but because I can SO often relate to them. There are times when I feel my life is one big #parentingfail hash tag. We all try to be great parents and before we(...) more...

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Sep 24 2015
Fall is here (insert happy :) and sad emotion :( ) -- love fall fashion, don't love that it signals the freezing weather that's around the corner in Montreal. Whether you're a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some fall fashion looks that you might like to sport. Get ready for some HOT looks for fall! Don't forget to click the images to see more looks! more...

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Sep 24 2015
Way to go Buffy Ste-Marie for winning the 2015 Polaris Music prize! One of my heroes who greatly influenced me in my music. Saw her live last Summer in Charlottetown -she is A MA Z I N G! So proud of Canada for recognizing that great talent has no age ... more...

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Sep 24 2015

Didn’t nail the backpack thing before the start of school? No sweat. Fun meets function in this list of snazzy knapsacks for back to school. Read on for our top picks of Toronto shops. Silly Goose Kids From Herschel to SoYoung, Silly Goose has your little one’s back—in style. 2054 Danforth Avenue, Toronto Mountain Equipment […]

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Sep 24 2015
“I just don’t know what to write about.” Entrepreneurs know, intellectually, that it’s vitally important to keep in front of your audience consistently. And one of the easiest ways to do this is by writing a newsletter each week and getting in front of your community. While I love writing and have always kept a... more...

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Sep 23 2015

What do you think would be the biggest regret of people over 65?  You might be surprised.   

Karl Pillemer, a professor at Cornell University launched the Legacy Project in 2004 and asked more than 1,500 Americans about the most important lessons they’d learned over the course of their lives. 


He was surprised at what he learned,  because over and over again he heard versions of “I would have spent less time worrying” and “I regret that I worried so much about everything.”


This started me thinking.  We have an expression in our family – “worry wart” or WW for short, which would be bandied about when one of us was fretting over something, usually something beyond our control.  What do you worry about?


As women the answer is likely everything and anything.   Case in point, my daughters and son-in-law went off on an exciting vacation, driving from Ontario out to Banff, BC and back.  While I envied them the trip, I worried the whole time – that they were safe; that they weren’t in an accident; that the truck wouldn’t break down, and even that they would still be speaking to each other when they got back.  They are.


What a waste of energy.  I was nervous the whole time they were gone, picturing in my mind’s eye something disastrous happening to my family.  Fortunately they kept us posted and it was clear from their photos on Facebook that they were having a great time, but I still had those niggling concerns while they were gone.


What else do you worry about?  When you are in business for yourself – often it’s getting enough customers so you can pay the bills, making ends meet and if you have staff – making payroll.  Being an entrepreneur is not a worry-free zone or calm work choice.  Being worried goes with the territory, right?  Or does it have to?  Certainly from a business perspective, there are concrete steps you can take to problem-solve and come up with a plan B, should business go awry.


But then there’s the personal stuff – definitely one more for the ladies.  Will they like me?  Do I look good in this outfit?  What if I don’t fit in?  Was that meal OK?  It’s endless what we worry about, and far better for our health if we just let these ones go.


Let’s face it, not everyone is going to like you.  (Hard to believe I know.)  As women we tend to be pleasers, always wanting to keep everyone happy.  Sometimes to the point that we forget what makes us happy, what we want to do. 


Maybe it is because I am a Pisces, a Blue, an ENFP, but I worry a lot about relationships, especially when they are not going well.  My tendency is to want to go in and fix them, make everything all right.  But then I hate confrontations.  So I am learning the hard way that sometimes that’s not possible.  It takes two to tango and sometimes the damage and hurt done needs to fade before the relationship can be fixed.


What I do know as a cancer survivor is that worrying is not good for your health. It doesn’t just eat away inside your head, it festers in your body.  Stress – and really that is what worrying ends up being – while sometimes good in moderation – can hurt you.


The seniors in the study offered some great advice:


·      Remember this too will pass.

·      Take it one day at a time.

·      Think short term instead of long term.

·      Instead of worrying, prepare.

·      Ask yourself, if I did that, then what?

·      Let it be. 

·      Let go and move on.


As Bobby McFerrin’s song goes  - in every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double. So don’t worry, be happy.  

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Sep 23 2015
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Sep 23 2015

Whether you’re looking for first walking shoes or stylish sneakers for back to school, these top shops for little soles have you covered. Petit Pied This Bloor-West boutique carries the cutest baby shoes, and the sturdiest footwear, including Geox and more, for bigger babes. 2390 Bloor Street West, Toronto > Check this out 5 things […]

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Sep 22 2015
Pop quiz! When you start feeling sadness, anxiety, or anger coming up, you: A. start… more...

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Sep 22 2015
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Sep 22 2015
It’s time to reframe the gender conversation at work. Join Rashmi Biswas as she presents “77 Cents on the Dollar” during a lunch and learn brought to you by Women In Niagara, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. Date: Tuesday September 29 Time: 12 noon – 1:30pm Location: Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre, St. Catharines, […] more...

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Sep 22 2015
Tomorrow is a day known to Jewish people as Yom Kippur- the holiest, most religious day of the year. Tonight kicks off the day where we repent our sins, and ask G-d for forgiveness. Tomorrow is also a day of fasting. (Confession here- I’m not that strong in the fasting department). Tomorrow night will mark my favorite synagogue service of the year. We will stand for one hour at a service called Nilah.... Lire la suite » more...

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Sep 22 2015
There is something about having a fully charged phone when I’m heading out for the day. Call me crazy but it excites me when I see that my computer is fully charged, my iPad is fully charged, and my phone … Continue reading more...

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Sep 22 2015

When it comes to dressing right there are a lot of factors at play. A crucial consideration when choosing a dress is how long the dress will be (or should be). Thinking about this is especially important when it comes to specific occasions. You may be attending a conservative wedding or work function where a dress code is in effect. If this is the case, There is no need to […]

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Sep 21 2015
It is always a privilege to be celebrating women who have achieved some measure of success in their careers. Yesterday, […] more...

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Sep 21 2015
I am a hockey mama, there's no denying it. 432349_10152321154930623_588731885_n 1908477_10154935001235623_2309426675828808759_n I'm also kind of a home body. When I walk into my home at the end of a work day, I feel safe. Home is where I cook with my children, home is where I take my nightly bath to relax, home is where I lie cozily in bed and watch a great episode of Ray Donovan, home is truly where my heart is. more...

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Sep 21 2015

To keep you living a fabulous life we have another edition of our Where & Wear event listings – helping you fill your social calendars with fabulous events from across the country. We are here to help you with that dilemma that arises every weekend: Where are you going and what are you going to wear? What: Planet Booby  Rethink  Breast Cancer present’s their annual Boobyball  which will be touching […]

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Sep 21 2015
Meet three volunteers that worked behind the scenes at the Toronto International Film Festival. more...

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Sep 20 2015


Maybe by Catalfo will be hanging out all day Saturday, 
September 26th at the 2015 Etsy Made In Canada show!

FREE admission
MaRS building, 101 College Street, TorontoCome and shop from 10am-6pm. 

Visit Maybe by Catalfo at booth #33 inside the MaRS building. 

A great time to pick up some handmade, unique gifts or
get a head start on your holiday shopping! 

We're offering a special intro price on our NEW fall lace kimono's for Saturday only! Stop by to browse, shop and try on our new pieces.  (Intro price applicable to bridal and fashion styles). 

We also want to treat you to our new Maybe by Catalfo bridal fashion!
>> With the promo code: BloggedByMaybe << receive 20% OFF any bridal fashion orders placed at the Etsy Made In Canada show, and up until 7 days after (until Oct.3rd, 2015)


New bridal fashion and bridesmaids dress styles will be available to our Etsy Made In Canada customers to browse and shop. 








Forever Bridal Kimono


Boho Lace Kimono in 'French Roast'



Boho Lace Kimono in 'Tea' 



He Loves Me Bridal Kimono

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Sep 20 2015
And now for something a little different…..Ladies & Gentlemen….It’s the Dazzlebugs!  Ta-Dah! Love doing this show with Fraser Hardman who is not only a consummate professional but SO much fun to work with.  Songs & skits from the vaudvillian days through to the 1940s. Songs include Five Foot Two; Smile, Anything You Can Do, I... more...

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Sep 19 2015
Hello beautiful friends, Happy Weekend! This week’s goodie bag is dedicated to the magic makers, the folks who add a little (or a lot) of wonder & awe(some) into the lives of others.   Inhale Blessings. Exhale Gratitude. Inhale Peace. … Continue reading more...

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Sep 18 2015
I congratulated our grade 7-11 students this morning on a fine start to the school year. There’s a palpable buzz on our campus. Teachers are impressed with students’ positive engagement in the classroom, and our athletic teams have been busy practicing, playing, and preparing for an exciting fall season of competition. For those students who are uncommitted, it’s not too late. If they’re shy and haven’t tried out for a team, I urged them to be brave, ask a friend what’s involved, or find the coach, and give a team/activity a try. Young people never regret being part of a team – and pulling on a school jersey. As Nike says, they need to “just do it”! We are having a club and activities fair and the same message about involvement applies: students should dive in with both feet and try a new activity or build a new skill. They need to accept a challenge and see where it takes them. We’re lucky at our school as there’s a lot of choice here – literally something for everyone. more...

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Sep 18 2015
If you’re looking for love, this blog is for you. Online dating has become a new normal, because spending time online has become a large part of social culture for many people. lf meeting people organically hasn’t been working out … Continue reading more...

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Sep 18 2015

This week’s Customer of the Week is the lovely Kim Bondi! Kim Bondi rented the David Meister Multi-Floral One Shoulder Dress from the Rent frock Repeat showroom and definitely stood out. This David Meister dress is a fun one for so many occasions. Whether it is a wedding or a corporate event, this frock from Meister is definitely one to try. Kim sparkled and shined in this little number. And […]

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Sep 18 2015

It’s not a major hike to find fun spots in Toronto that even little legs can get a glimpse of nature. This autumn, take a wander along one of these city escapes for an adventure walk that even toddlers will enjoy. Humber River Toronto’s Humber River and adjoining marshes are home to more than 50 […]

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Sep 17 2015
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Sep 17 2015
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