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How to Clean Sterling Silver if yours is Turning Grey, White, Black!

By Erin L / July 31, 2016 / Comments Off on How to Clean Sterling Silver if yours is Turning Grey, White, Black!

There’s nothing worse then pulling a cherished piece of silver jewelry out and finding it’s turned black, grey, white or yellow.  Trying to figure out how to clean silver it  can be tough.That colour is called tarnish and it’s the bane of any silver-lover. I love making sterling silver jewelry in my spare time. Occasionally…

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Travel Guide: Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru

By Erin L / April 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Travel Guide: Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru

Against the parched Andean earth, flecks of brilliant white. Drawing closer, there are hundreds–thousands– of what look from afar like smooth,white pebbles here. Woven among them, scraps of cotton bleached by decades of blinding sun, and piles of what appear to be broken sticks. But this sun-whitened debris is not at all what it seems;…

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Fitbit Blaze Review

By Erin L / March 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

I’ve been a Fitbit owner ever since I bought my Flex. It’s been a staple for me, not so much because I’m a gym junkie, but because it sit at a desk for the vast majority of my day. I try to keep active and get in my 10,000 steps, and my Fitbit keeps track…

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Brand new Fitbit Alta is slim, pretty and does more

By Erin L / February 3, 2016 / 1 Comment

Fans of original Fitbit Flex’s low profile, slim design and ease of use, rejoice!  The best things about the Flex have been carried over and improved upon in a brand new band, the Alta. Fitbit Alta is a new stainless steel tracker, with a satin finish and a sleek, modular design that includes a quick-release…

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Want a better movie experience? Get a Projector like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema Projector 2040

By Erin L / December 28, 2015 / Comments Off on Want a better movie experience? Get a Projector like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema Projector 2040

Super-sized flat screen TVs are all the rage.  Mention a home theatre projector, however, and people will tune out.  After all, many folks remember projectors as dusty, weak-beamed devices with a noisy fan and little appeal.  Not any more. Movie theatres use uber-powerful projectors to kick out Hollywood-sized images with crystal clear definition, amazing contrast…

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Philips Hue Go Portable Smart Lamp Review

By Erin L / December 22, 2015 / 5 Comments

Regular readers will know I get way too happy about smart lighting. I particularly love coloured lights as I feel like you can totally change the look, feel and even decor of a room with colour, minus the paint brush! So I was thrilled to get a test model of the new Philips Hue Go…

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Jewelry Fix: What to do if Your Sterling Silver is Turning Black, Grey, White!

By Erin L / October 4, 2015 / 61 Comments

Silver will naturally turn colours or ‘tarnish’ over time. But here’s how to clean is safely and easily.

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12 Things I Love About Calgary #YYC

By Erin L / July 13, 2015 / 2 Comments

Calgary can be  a tough town to adapt to–mainly because of the climate. But there ARE  many things here I’ve learned to LOVE. Here’s just a few. 1. The Ruins; Lindsay’s Folly— Calgary has 2 sets of cool ruins. The crumbled bricks of a man’s incomplete and ruined mansion-cum-money pit alongside the Elbow (Lindsay’s Folly),…

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4 Awesome Things to Do with All Your Digital Photos

By Erin L / May 13, 2015 / Comments Off on 4 Awesome Things to Do with All Your Digital Photos

We’ve all got hundreds, and possibly tens of thousands of digital photos on our devices. For the most part, they sit on those devices and collect digital dust. So this week on Tech Talk on CTV, we’ve got a few ways you can bring them to life. 1.  Print Them! Pocket-sized photo printers are available…

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Which baby Monitor Should you Get? Lorex and D-Link Compared

By Erin L / February 28, 2014 / Comments Off on Which baby Monitor Should you Get? Lorex and D-Link Compared

Which baby Monitor Should you Get? Lorex and D-Link Compared Click the link for full article. Baby monitors used to use 2-way radio technology to allow you to listen for cries at the other end of the house.  Today; it’s all about video.  While you can still find the old audio-only monitors for about $30-40…

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