Stuffing Your Face with Delicious from ShopBake.com!!! (Banner)

Stuffing Your Face With Delicious from ShopBake.com!!!

Back from a weekend on Arran Lake, I’m catching up with the digital life I put on hold for a few days to soak in moments like this:

Arran Lake — Sunset

But now that this urbanite’s back where he belongs, I’ve unpacked the bags, finished the chores we didn’t get to on the way out and I’m finally getting to the pile of notes and ideas that’re supposedly what you’ll see on my blog for the rest of 2014!

One thing you definitely learn with a workload as big as mine is the Art of Prioritization — some things are simply more urgent than others, like when you’ve got baked goods in your fridge waiting to sate the sweet tooth of one lucky winner!

CONTINUE READING: How to sate your sweet tooth by winning my FLASH contest for a ShopBake.com prize pack!

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Making Sage Decisions in Your Life — Surviving Small Business

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man

Let me handle my business, damn.”

— Jay-Z on Kanye West’s “Diamonds from Sierra Leone (remix)”, Late Registration (2005)

Holding a job down as a youth in 2014 has a very different meaning than what was I led to strive for a decade ago. Yes, the traditional jobs are still around — you can be a doctor, lawyer, carpenter or plumber — but life has gotten harder, people are working longer, and here just aren’t as many opportunities to go around for everyone. Blogging’s shown me it’s no exception, with plenty of bloggers trying to make the jump from hobbyists to full-fledged digital consultants, always on the hunt for the next paid gig.

But being hungry for opportunity and working hard isn’t going to cut it in the ultra-competitive world we’re in today — you also have to work smarter than the competition for success, and, from my experiences, Sage’s budgeting tools will help you keep organized so you can spend more time using your energy in the right places.

CONTINUE READING: How Sage can make your life easier as a small business owner and a LUCRATIVE contest!

Getting Back-to-School Set With Best Buy Canada & #SetMeUpBBY!

Can Best Buy Canada Set You Up for Back to School with a $250 Gift Card?

Summer’s over — time to go back to school!

“Back to school” is a strange concept for me as it’s been about a decade since I was last a full-time student. Having worked all the time since, I barely recognize the summer vacation months when they come along, noting only that it’s a little hotter and all the fun stuff in town’s a lot busier than it was a few months prior.

Which is all fine and dandy — until you have a kid.

Because Back-to-School is Different as a Parent.

I woke up early on the Tuesday following Labour Day, getting my Facebooking in before the toils and tribulations of the day ahead. I’ve spent 9 years seeing my Facebook evolve from club kids without a clue to travel, weddings and baby announcements, but this morning my Facebook feed was plastered with kids getting ready for the first day of school. My little guy’s only creeping on 10 months old, and I already find myself thinking of all the things I’ll need to keep in mind when he’s in preschool. Then in elementary school. And later in high school.

CONTINUE READING: Find out how Best Buy can hook you up, and a shot at a $250 Best Buy Mobile gift card!

The Months of Ber — One More Time With Feeling (Banner)

THE MONTHS OF BER: Once More, With FEELING.

And out of nowhere, like a dreaded cold that chills your bones, The Months of Ber have fallen upon us, signalling the time to check on our affairs and tie up loose ends wherever we can.

The Team Trolling July 2014 Hangout — Casey's Birthday
With the summer gone, it’s time to cherish the memories, but prepare for an entirely new season ahead with entirely new challenges. Photo Credit: Justin Baisden

With summer wrapped up but a wealth of work still sitting on my plate, I looked at my desk and didn’t even know where to start. When I added cleaning my desk to The 2014 100 back in January, it was no joke — the pressed wood of my 2% stake in my home has long vanished under piles of unfinished ideas, half-read books, and a plethora of resources I got with good intentions, but ultimately used them so seldom that all they do is take up space.

It’s time to figure out what really needs doing in my life, and with luck, I can enter 2015 much farther ahead than I was a mere 9 months ago.

CONTINUE READING: A list of 7e things to do — that’s not daunting… right?

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I AM NOT A FOODIE: The Return to G… for Gelato and Espresso Bar!

As father to an infant, my expectations shot through the roof for my dining experience compared to where they were a year ago.  Now that my evenings away from home have plummeted in frequency, I want every time I’m out to be an amazing one, and I pity the establishment who’s lacking in their skills.

G... for Gelato and Espresso Bar — Pizza Party — A Table of Bloggers

But on those odd occasions where I’m out and someone gets it really right, the effect stays with me, seeing me rave about it to friends and family seeking a solid recommendation.

One of the good ones is G… for Gelato and Espresso Bar, run by Shant Behesnilian, a man whose dedication to customer service is readily evident in the dining experience his patrons receive in his restaurant.

CONTINUE READING: When you return to a restaurant, can it live up to the hype you gave it from your PREVIOUS visit? Find out below!

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