Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gratitude Challenge Day 5

Back at it for my blog reading buddies

Today I'm to make a list of all my blessings
I'm very afraid of the space this will require, because I am VERY thankful for things that others might find mundane.
I'm also writing this at 3am after working all day, so I hope I remember to cover everything. I decided to write the first 20 things that came to mind.
What does your 20 look like?
  1. My son-you knew that would be #1
  2. My best friend Diane, we're a duo what can in say?
  3. SYS pals (there's a post somewhere on here about SYS)
  4. MeFest (that's everywhere on here)
  5. Family
  6. Great health
  7. Our home
  8. Our dog
  9. My jobs
  10. My happiness, even if it drives others crazy
  11. My computer
  12. My vehicle
  13. Camera
  14. Social Media (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Forums) I love connecting
  15. Ability to buy food/pay bills
  16. Having fun
  17. Freckles (took over 30 yrs, but I finally like them)
  18. Vacationing (especially at Disney)
  19. Great deal I find
  20. Ideas that I have (even the wacky ones)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gratitude Challenge Day 3 & 4

Today I am very thankful that I feel much more confident & organized than yesterday.

The negative thing in my life that I am most thankful for, is not something, but someone. It makes me thankful to know that I do my best to treat people well & that I am strong enough to get past the mean mumblings that are always directed towards me.

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gratitude Challenge

As I wind down from my 38th Birthday (yes I admit to my age), I am so surprized by the power of social media. Both people I know & people I have never met have wished me a Happy Birthday, via sites like Facebook & Twitter. Some might find it strange, but I think it is completely AWESOME!

I have taken the time to individually thank everyone of them, as they each took an extra bit of their day to let me know that they are thinking of me!

After I was on Twitter & saw this

I've started by reading the calendar

I've accepted the challenge & since I'm unable to print it out right now, I will go on to Day 2 Which is list YOUR ABC's of things that your are greatful for.

Here Goes
A Able to make my own decisions
B Boy that was Born on July 28th 1999
C Camera that I use to capture moments that then live on forever
D Diane my best pal (okay & Disney too)
E Everyone who makes me smile
F Foster (see B), Friends & Facebook
G Good things that happen everyday (you just need to look for them)
H House that I call Home
I Investing my time in things that I feel strongly about (but others may find weird or wacky)
J Jobs that I have. I love all of them
K Keep Positive
L Love
M MeFest & the Morgan Family
N New people that I connect with
O Online, I love it
P Pasta & Pretzels (not together, but both are my faves)
Q Quiet time, not that it's truly quiet, but just hanging out can be great
R Roxane my Sister-In Law that I see seldom, but think of often
T Those2Girls, Toronto Trips, & Twitter
U Un-made bed that I hop into every night
V Vehicle that gets me to all the places I need & want to go
W Wanting for more, not more as in stuff, but learning, seeing, becoming etc
X My X stands as the Roman Numeral TEN, age of my son
Y Yummy Mummy Club & all the new pals I have made through it
Z ZZZZZZ the fact that I sleep well

This is my grateful alphabet. I'd love to see yours
For more hints & tips about pretty much anything visit

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Fab Friend Gay Isber

Hi my Blogalicious Buds!

Many of you have commented on my twitter pic & how much you love these tiaras.

They were made by my Toronto Pal (former KW resident) Gay Isber. She sent out this wonderful email tonight & though all of you would enjoy it too!

The Shopping Channel HERE I COME! Saturday, October 3rd
8am, Noon, 5pm and 8pm!

ALL jewels have been made in my studio by the loving hands of Jessica G from Kitchener plus Amanda and Elisa, new to the Sugar Factory. Almost 2000 necklaces from start to delivered in one month! Circle the date, clear off your credit cards, tell your friends and buy a few pieces.
You can watch it online, streamed live – book market now!

Now each necklace comes with a maple leaf and my name in brass. The new tags are even made with love from a family run company. Vintage beads and chain plus all of the good Swarovski crystals, semi precious stones, and pearls. “Vintage Treasures” is the name of my show! JOIN ME!

Jess really had her hands full as I had my gallbladder out and was in the hospital for five days smack in the middle of this. She did a wonderful job! THANKS Jess!

LOTS OF PRESS! Look for lots of Gay Isber Designs pieces on the RED Carpets for TIFF, too!
The new Miss Canada is wearing it. too!

At a private party at Holt’s last week, I got to meet my jewellery idol, Kenneth Jay Lane! Plus get an autographed book. He politely took my card.

THANKS to Lam for making it happen! Xoxo g

Baby Katie’s mother Lia Taylor shared these amazing photos – what a stunning child! Every Sugar Baby needs playthings! What eyes, oh my! Many kisses to her! is the photographer – and it turns out that I made a chandelier for her back at The Sugar Factory. Many thanks for sharing! Send me photos of you wearing my jewels and I will put it on my email blast!

A few pieces from my New Collection at The Rom for the Dead Sea Scrolls…..and for fall!

Go visit for a closer look!
More sneak peaks at my The Shopping Channel Vintage Treasures show!
So pretty!
New Alberta Sales Rep – Darcey-Lynn Marc
marc & associates incorporated
Ph 780 - 421-7714 I will be traveling out west in Oct. If you would like me to have a trunk show, please let me know! I would love to come meet everyone in Alberta and British Columbia – so let me know!

Only Accessories, in Toronto will be handling my high-end pieces! These are the ones you will spot on celebs and rock stars! If you need them to hook you up….

The Bay in Montreal is now carrying Sugar! Oh, La La!

RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Party here Sept 25th – 7 – 11pm byob + nibbles, bring your friends or make new ones! The beads will be out to make bracelets, as always. This will be THE LAST penthouse party, as I relocate into a bigger space. So don’t miss it! It will be a great time to snap up “gay” treasures, as I will be clearing out things for the move!

My god son Derek was here for nine days with his work friend, Melanie from Houston. I let them help me package the 2000 pieces of jewels! It was great to have the extra hands! xoxog

Photographer Kim Tran took this snap of me when he was here documenting a rap video that was being shot at my place… see more of the photos check out his website! He is a wonderful photographer…..:)! plus is a master of trick photography!

peaceandout! MORE SOON>>>>LOTS ON MY PLATE!

The Secret World of Gay Isber
Her Sugar Factory in the Sky

Fifty Five Charles Street West
Penthouse Two
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2W9
w 416.515.1885/416.305.5225 c
Facebook Sugar Isber

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Surprize in the Mail Today!

Came home to find a big envelope with a Simpsons Character drawn on it (not sure why).

Hmmm I wonder

Lucky ME!

(this was my 1st Wordless Wednesday post, for more posts go to

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

After this it's back to reality

So as you can tell by the amount of updates I am on holidays this week.
I blogged about things that I don't mention too much
Well here's one more...
I wrote an article for The Yummy Mummy Club & they liked it
Take a look

Normally I am everyone else's cheerleader (which is also a role I love) & don't get to toot my own horn, but since I'm still on holidays I am going to toot away.

Then it's back to work, which means less time to go to fun places, also means less time on the computer, which means less time to write.

That's still okay. I love working. I love being the Working Mom type. It makes you appreciate your holidays that much more.

The Ice Queen Cometh

As many of you who know me, know that I've been dubbed the ICE QUEEN at work.
1st it was to get me to react. You see I laugh at pretty much anything so when this was said I pretty much lost it (& not in a good way). Quickly I started to laugh at myself because they finally got the reaction from me that they find hard to find (Lisa in a moment of NOT laughing basically).
Now I embrace my "Ice Queen Status"
I am happy with the fact I have been single & NOT dating for many years now. I know it sounds weird, but I like it.
We all kid about the wall of ice surrounding my heart & really it's because right now I don't want to give my heart to just anyone. It's not to say that I'm closed off to Love. I'm just happy as I am & one day who knows.....

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall 2009 SYS Schedule

Here's what we're doing this fall for SYS. If you're a female looking for new pals in Kitchener Waterloo, & have Sundays free, then join in! Let me know if you are interested in attending.

Hi SYS pals
Well fall has arrived & hope we can all connect again for SYS.

We have a few events this month that are different times than normal, so please take note of starting & ending times

I will send out reminders with maps each week & PLEASE respond whether or not you will be joining us that week.

Sunday Sept 13th
Sept. 13 at the Labyrinth
Some of you may know Cindy who did the Thai Yoga Massage at MeFest.
We are going with her group to a farm with a Labyrinth. I thought it would be really cool to see it upclose. There is a potluck & a charge for this of $10 explained below
Cost is $10 which is being donated to farm where the Labyrinth is.
Time: 10 am till 4 pm.
I will get more details on where we are meeting up soon

Sunday Sept 20th
Again there is a Time Change
10am-- and running tentatively until about 4pm
We'll be going on a FREE tour of "green" homes in KW

Sunday Sept 27th
Mary Allen Studio Tour
FREE artists tour in Waterloo Neighbourhood
12:45pm should be fine

Saturday OCT 3RD (note not a Sunday )
MeFest !!!!!!!!!
Volunteer times are as follows
7am-11:30am, 8:30am-1pm & 12:30pm-5pm
Please email with what time slot works best for you

Sunday Oct 12
Thanksgiving Weekend
No SYS meeting

More listings will be added as speakers/events are confirmed.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Twitter Fun

I know this is weird, 2 updates in one day on this blog, but hey I'm on Holidays!

I copied this from MY TWITTER PAL @BOREDmommy
Posted by Maria in MeMeMommy. Tagged: meme. 3 Comments

I have no idea where I found this, but I thought it would be perfect for one of those days where I have no time to be really witty and/or wordy. This is one of those days. It’s supposed to be a one word meme challenge, but I’m changing it to two, because I can’t say anything with one word (even swearing requires at least two!!) Enjoy?

Here’s how it works: USE ONLY TWO WORDS for each answer!
If you like, copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on.

1. Where is your cell phone? KITCHEN TABLE
2. Your hair? PONY TAIL

3. Your mother? GUILT PROVIDER
4. Your father? MOODY FELLA
5. Your favorite food? MONGOLLIAN GRILL
6. Your dream last night? DON'T REMEMBER
7. Your favorite drink? ENGLISH TOFFEE
8. Your dream/goal? EVENT PLANNER

9. What room are you in? TOY ROOM
10. Your hobby? INTERNET STUFF
11. Your fear? A LOT
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? FINANCIAL FREEDOM
13. Where were you last night? AT HOME
14. Something that you aren’t? INCREDIBLY SHY
16. Wish list item? A BLACKBERRY
17. Where did you grow up? KITCHENER WATERLOO
18. Last thing you did? FED CHILD
19. What are you wearing? MY PJ'S

20. Your TV? DRAKE& JOSH
21. Your pets? 1 DOG
22. Friends? SYS PALS
23. Your life? REALLY FUN
24. Your mood? HAPPY TIRED
25. Missing someone? NOT ME
27. Something you’re not wearing? WARM SOCKS
28. Your favorite store? DISNEY OUTLET
29. Your favorite color? IT CHANGES
30. When was the last time you laughed? MOMENTS AGO
31. Last time you cried? DON'T KNOW
32. Your best friend? DIANE MORGAN
33. One place that I go to over and over? DISNEY WORLD
34. One person who emails me regularly? DIANE MORGAN
35. Favorite place to eat? MONGOLLIAN GRILL

Now I’m supposed to nomiate 5 people to do this as well and then pass it on, but instead of forcing you to do so, I thought I would let you decide if you want to do that. I am so NICE, right? If you do this meme, feel free to link back to me so that I can feel your love. HAVE FUN!

My Five for Girl Talk Thursday

So over at Girl Talk Thursday

We are choosing our TOP 5

Here's mine

#1 Tom Welling

I know he's young, but hey he's SUPERMAN!

#2 Ewan McGregor

Can sing, act & wield a LightSaber (in Star Wars)
He's the whole package!

#3 Viggo Mortesen

But really only in this movie, rugged good looks + accent= mmmm

#4 Johnny Depp

I think this is a pic that covers it all, from his 21 Jump Street all the way through to Jack Sparrow

#5 George Clooney

As Danny Ocean. He's the only fella with Grey Hair that I think is UBER SEXY

I'd also like to add that honourable mention goes to
Orlando Bloom, Eric Lindros, & Gerard Butler

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Mom Song

Thought I'd share this with my Mom Pals for their busy WFMW

We all deserve a little laugh!

The Mom Song

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