Oct 22 2012

Blissdom Canada: Lucky

Amazing Moments From Amazing Women

by: Sharon DeVellis

Every year I leave Blissdom feeling inspired but this year I left feeling lucky.

Lucky that I work with such a talented, diverse, fun group of people.

Lucky that so many of the women I admire are now also my friends.

Lucky that Twitter has allowed me to connect with people I would never have met otherwise.

Lucky that I've been offered amazing opportunites I will never take for granted.

Lucky that I know learning never ends and there are no stupid questions so we need to continue to ask.

Lucky that I am surrounded by wonderful, supportive women—both online and in real life.

Lucky because there's nothing more kick-ass than going Gangnam Style with these wonderful women.

 

It never ceases to amaze me that I am here doing what I love. It was surreal to me to be sitting at a table with Ann Douglas, an author I admire and adore, and to have her hugging me and making jokes. I bought her books when I was pregnant with my older son and now here we were, chatting like old friends.

Or to be across the table from Jen Reynolds, who teaches me something new every single time I talk to her, and have her include me as an example in part of the session. Mind-blowing, really.

So many women that I admire and wish to emulate and they have become a part of my circle. And the best part is the circle continues to expand, to include new people who make me realize what an incredible life I have.

I feel like my heart might burst if I think about it too much.

Lucky. That is me.

Oct 19 2012

What The (Bird) Flock?

What's Happening With The Birds

by: Sharon DeVellis

The birds in my neck of the woods have been acting a bit cuckoo lately. There's been large flocks flying around in swarms and it's kind of ruffling my feathers because I don't know why. Thankfully, I was a lucky duck and able to catch a bit of it on video.  Can someone tell me....is it Armageddon? Or simply natural behaviour?

Oct 15 2012

Ombre Grey Nails For Fall

50 Shades Of Grey Nails

by: Sharon DeVellis

If you know me, you know I love doing my nails. I've had denim nails and used nail polish that changes colour with your mood. 

One of the hottest nail colours of Fall 2012 is grey (thank you Anastasia and Christian) so when I went grocery shopping this past weekend I couldn't help but scoop up four bottles to try out an ombre look. 

Spill it! What do you think - Yay or nay to Ombre Grey Nails?

 

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Sharon is a Common Sense Parent which is somewhere in between being free-range and helicopter. She believes in being active as a family and eating well 85% of the time. The other 15% is for the days when she's PMSing and then all bets are off. So far her parenting style has worked wonders for her two boys who astound her on a daily basis but that's not to say she doesn't have time to totally screw it up. She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you've found your tribe.

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