Category Archives: Personal

De-cluttering using Feng Shui

Within hours I felt the “energy” of my space change from negative to positive, using the bagua and Feng Shui principles described in Karen Kingston’s uplifting book: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. I tackled months of clutter that had piled up over the winter months in my creative studio and office. I felt free again… Continue reading

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Green Tomato Relish

At the end of the season, I had tomatoes on the vine that were still green. What follows is my version of using “what God gave us” and turning it into something special – my own recipe for Green Tomato … Continue reading

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Selfish and Guiltless

I love the holidays because I take time to do what I want to do – without remorse. Ayn Rand said “The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.” And yet we all do it. We feel bad when … Continue reading

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How to remove a jar lid jammed in a sink

Have you ever had the opportunity to take an axe to your kitchen sink? Wish you could? If you hate dishes as much as I do, perhaps you too have fantasized about doing just that… Well I recently did – but … Continue reading

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Oatmeal in a mason jar

While I was working at Fenigo one day, a customer came in and wanted six 8 oz (half-pint) Mason jars. Being curious, I asked what she would be doing with them. She told me about her new-found recipe for “Overnight, … Continue reading

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Just being, not doing

There is nothing like spending time with small children to make you realize the value of “just being”. Just sitting on the floor and laughing. Just walking in the snow. Just eating cookies you baked together. Just hugging and cuddling. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Happy New Year! This morning, I was excited about the fact that it was a new year and was anticipating all of the new things that I was going to do. I think everyone looks forward to today because it … Continue reading

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Outsourcing a “wife”

If you are a working mother, you know that you do not have enough time in your week. And you are not alone! In this article Get a Wife, that Leah McLaren wrote for McLean’s Magazine , March 2012, she … Continue reading

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It’s party season

I love this time of year as it is a time of celebration and I am a natural “party girl”. I picked up the Globe and Mail yesterday and read some great inspiring suggestions for holiday drinks paired with food (more … Continue reading

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Welcome

This is the blog of Judi B – your on-call personal assistant. After retiring from the corporate world, I still have plenty of energy and lots of ideas to offer small and medium enterprises as well as individuals seeking on-location … Continue reading

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