Call To Action Button for Facebook

A Product Hit: With Facebook moving to limiting Facebook posts seen in the newsfeed unless businesses are paying for posts, it was a welcome sight to see the new “Call To Action” for Facebook pages.

If you have a Facebook page, the button option is rolling out now and will show up on your page automatically for you to set up.


Select the “Call To Action” that best suits your page or need.


Decide if you’re sending your fans to a website or app


To the right of your Facebook page, you will be able to monitor how often your “Call To Action” button has been clicked weekly.


I only wish they had a “Donate Now” option, as so many charities rely on Facebook, but perhaps that’s to come!  This is a great start to helping Facebook pages for business or pleasure offer their fans more options for engagement.


Beautiful Lashes Without Extentions

Who knew magic came in 2 tubes!?

Or as I call it, unicorns and fairies, jumping over rainbows and sprinkling lash love inside each tube.

Probably the greatest invention for make up loving ladies like myself.  And if you’re not into make up *gasp*, just having beautiful lashes can truly make all the difference in your day (I bet you’ll get a few extra smiles from strangers you meet) as it frames your true beauty!  Even on my blah days, a coat of mascara and a nice lip gloss make me feel ready to take on the world.

Did you know, mascara originated to ward off evil spirits and ill-wishers around 4000 BC?  Egyptian men and women, lined their eyes with kohl and used the mascara to deepen their lashes as eyes were believed to be the windows to the soul.  Concealing them would ward off any evil spirits and bad energy.

Through Egypt’s influence, kohl usage persisted in the subsequent Babylonian, Greek and Roman empires. Following the fall of the Roman Empire, kohl fell into disuse on the European continent, where it had been considered solely a cosmetic; conversely, it continued to be widely used in the Middle East for religious purposes

Mascara became a beauty product in Victorian times, as these ladies were quite the beauty divas! Mixing ashes and elderberry, Victorian ladies created their own mascara concoctions.

Fast forward to 2012 – and Younique introduces their 3D Fiber Lash Mascara!

Now, understand, this is coming from me, a 45 year old Granny, that went through a breast cancer conundrum which changes everything in your body, including the lashes you once had as a blossoming teenager and young adult. Age, health, the environment, life style – call it whatever you’d like, but I had very scarce lashes, even with my expensive department store mascara (bummer).

It's hard being me without beautiful lashes!

It’s hard being me without beautiful lashes!


I had a friend, selling mascara in Hawaii.  Being the good, supportive friend I am, I supported her mascara business and bought one <inside praying, but not expecting any mascara miracle, because I’m a born skeptic>.  You see, we’re a family without lashes! Even my precious pet kid Mattie is lashless!  Seems to be our fate.

Mattie the Min Pin & doggy extraordinaire.

Mattie the Min Pin & doggy extraordinaire.


Let me fast, fast, forward …. 3D Fiber Lash Mascara by Younique arrives and I fall-in-LOVE!  What’s not to love about this product?

3 simple steps – Transplanting Gel / Natural Fibers / Transplanting Gel to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of (even for us lash challenged folk)! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily wash off with warm water and your favourite facial cleanser or check out my DIY make-up remover.

You can't deny, one simple coat is a huge difference, imagine 3!

You can’t deny, one simple coat is a huge difference, imagine 3!


Now, if only I had this magic in a mascara bottle when I had to pose for pictures in meeting my all time crush Jim Cuddy  … duh dum dum dum

Don’t delay – get your 3D Fiber Lash Mascara today >> HERE <<  because I deem this a Product HIT!

Today I’m signing off …. lash beautiful Granny! ❤




A sensory experience you won’t forget

Step into Amy’s Place Handmade at Beech & Queen Street in Toronto and your nose will thank you.  If you love those great little shops where sight and smell go into overload on arrival, you’ll want to check out this quaint shop in The Beach neighbourhood.

Amy’s Place Handmade specializes in her handmade 100% soy candles, infused with essential oils and fragrances.  Made in re-purposed tea cups, mason jars, and vintage wall paper wrapped containers, you can’t help but feel you stepped into yesteryear when shopping and browsing here.


You’ll also find original photos for sale from Amy’s trips around the world, as well as jewellery, bath salts, floral waters, and fun items like the “Boyfriend Pin” (handmade pins to resemble your favourite fella) from other artisans Amy helps promote in her shop.

If you’re more about the “making” and less about the buying “completed”, Amy’s Place Handmade runs periodic workshops, so you can get your learning hat on, roll up your sleeves and find your inner artisan.

Be sure you add Amy’s Place Handmade to your list of “to do’s” next time you’re in The Beach or drop by her Facebook page to find out more about this incredible business.

Changing the world one loot bag at a time

There’s a cringe that seems to come over most parents when they’ve picked up their sugar rushed child from a party.  It’s never quite over just then either.  The little “bouncing off one wall to the other” sweetheart still has that “loot bag” full of useless items and *gasp* typically more sugar in that sack.

I always thought my little darlings were sweet enough <insert sarcasm>, so my typical scenario was to wait until they fell into a sugar induced coma and ever so gently pry that sugar sack out of their grasp and after nibbling on a few goodies myself would help it find its way straight into the garbage.

Fast forward 20 years and now having a 2 year old granddaughter about to embark on the “kids party” scene, I happily discovered Loot Bags For Life Inc.

Loot bags

This Canadian company, based out of Toronto, is where it’s at.  Buy loot bags, apparel, and/or tote bags (you’ll notice there was no sugar listed) and with that a portion of the proceeds will go straight to charity with many to chose from.  Kids get a take away on so many levels for this new and improved loot bag option.  And parents will love you for it.  If that doesn’t do it for you, you can create EVITES requesting guests to donate to charity in lieu of bringing a gift.  Lastly, you can send an E-CARD with the option of making a donation to a charity in the guest of honours name.


Great right!?

This is a hit. Teach children about charity – animals – helping others unselfishly.

For more information on Loot Bags For Life:

Phone: Toll Free: 1.855.4.LOOTBAGS (1.855.456.6822)

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