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Styling Up Your USB Cord Charging Stations

How many charging cords do you have lying around? Do you sometimes lose them? Between two tablets, two netbooks, two smartphones, and a handful of portable USB chargers, TheHubs and I have quite a bit to keep powered up around our house. The numerous black cords have been known to coil menacingly like tiny, thin snakes, sometimes falling down to the floor, and have easily uglified the corner we’ve occupied for most of our charging needs.  I felt it was time to have a little fun with these necessary bits of tech, so while they’re still functional, they’re easier to...

Gevalia Coffee Featured

Enjoying a Good Cup of Coffee on Those Days that End with ‘Y’

So you know when your in-laws arrive to your home unannounced on a Friday afternoon and stick around for a few days?  Yeah, no… I’m so very glad I had just restocked my fridge and cupboards the day before that happened.  Don’t get me wrong, I love living with them whenever we have time to visit one another (my always full of energy, 3 year old nephew is hilarious, and is currently schooling me in the ways of Super Mario Bros on the Wii, I kid you not, he’s teaching me,) but a girl needs some notice so that she...

Addition Elle Summer 2014 Favourites

In Search of a Fabulous Outfit: Top Ten Favourite Focal Pieces at Addition Elle (Summer 2014 Edition)

So yeah, I’m totally in need of a new outfit (or two or more) for the summer, and have been stalking Addition Elle’s website for some must haves for my summer closet.  And boy, did I find a lot of must haves.  This season, I’ve bookmarked quite a few articles that I wouldn’t normally look at twice.  There would usually be a 10 foot distance between me and anything nautical (that wasn’t designed on a pair of shoes,) so imagine my surprise when I fell in love with a multitude of blue/white, yo-ho-yo-ho designs.  Also, I swear one of these seasons I’ll stop...

Facebook Complicated: A Study

There are 300,000+ People Facebook Owes an Apology To

Like everyone else, I’ve been hearing about Facebook conducting an emotional experiment, and everyone is in an uproar, and asking the big question – was the study even legally obtained. All that anyone can do is shrug their shoulders and say, “Maybe.”  Every time I heard mention of it in the past few days, I would walk away thinking that this issue was entirely uncool of Facebook to use its members in such a way, but they already watch you like a hawk, so what can you do?  It took me longer than I’d like to admit to finally find out...

The Moon in My Backyard

The Moon In My Backyard

Remember that recent meteor shower? That one we “may or may not see” a couple weeks ago?  No one knew if it would be visible (especially in a light-polluted major city,) but some of us were determined to check it out. Did you stay up for that 2AM start time, in hopes of catching a glimpse of the shower?  Did you see anything?  TheHubs and I wound up having an impromptu party in our backyard… I just hope the neighbours don’t hate us too much for our group of eight sticking around outside until 4AM in hopes of seeing chunks of rock fly through the air....

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Kraft Improving the Art of Coffee with NEW Keurig Compatible Pods

Coffee is just coffee right? If you’re laughing, snickering, or yelling at your screen, wondering how could I make such a statement, then you, my friend, are a coffee connoisseur, and I heart you for it! Coffee is magic when you have the right ground bean filtered into your mug.   I don’t mess around (too much) when it comes to what I drink in my Keurig® every morning. I need that moment of silence, just me alone with Joe Cuppa, where I can feel out how the day will be, and get into that frame of mind to take...

Wendy's Taco Supremo

To Get What’s On the Tin, Read It Thoroughly

Hey friends! So I did something rash-ish recently… I needed a change in my life, which usually means I either wind up with a wild looking haircut, a bold dye job, or both. This time, I went with colouring which, 9 times out of ten, usually works in my favour. I love experimenting, and there are some really cool out-of-box colouring systems available on the shelves these days. I’ve been wanting to try an ombre style for-like-ever, and wound up picking up an off the shelf version on one of my last trips to the mall. I know, seriously, I...

Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Released this August 2014! Have you seen the trailer yet?

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe. Have you seen Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trailer yet? If not, you can find it below! So… What do you think?  The racoon (Rocket) and tree (Groot) have both thrown me out of comic plot lines so far, though not entirely sure why, as its not...

FORD NAIAS F150 REVEAL 2014

Highlights from My Trip to NAIAS in Detroit with Ford

It seems like 2014 is the year of the automobile for Geek with Style!  I’ve been to a few car-related events already, which all began with an invitation to Detroit, MI for the North American International Auto Show thanks to Ford Canada.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it became one of those trips that I’ll remember for a long time coming. I think I wound up with only 8 hours sleep for the few days I spent in Detroit, because we had so much to see and do in so little time! Honestly, I’ve tried writing this post out...

Chapters Runnymede Goodbye

Saying Goodbye to Chapters Runnymede – Hello Shoppers Drug Mart?

October 23rd, 1998 is a special date for me.  A little over fifteen years ago, I made some great friendships that helped me get through my first month of university at YorkU; particularly with this one guy that was 2 years my senior.  We were quick to become friends and decided to try out dating, which is how Pleasantville became more than just a movie for us that Friday night; and subsequently the Runnymede Theatre, which is where we chose to watch the film, will always be a place that we hold dear. That first date night was the start...

Schema.org Microdata

Incorporating Schema.org Microdata into Your WordPress Theme

It’s time for another Biannual Blogathon, hosted by Kathleen Garber and biannualblogathonbash.com! Schema.org microdata is becoming increasingly relevant to ensure our blog posts are picked up and understood properly through Google and other sites, such as Pinterest. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to add schema microdata to your WordPress theme.

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We Girls Just Want to Have Holiday Fun

I had the most amazing time with my girlfriends at my home last week!   I was in much need of a Girls’ Night Out, and thanks to Moskato Life’s help, I was able to provide a really fun time for everyone that came over.  It was so enjoyable, we didn’t want the night to end, and were discussing on doing this get-together thing again very soon. I started putting this party together as a way to get into the holiday spirit, as up to this point, I was going through the motions, but not really feeling the joy as...

Holiday Girl's Night Out with Moskato Life

A Girl’s Night of Holiday Glam and Moskato Life

It’s weird. I don’t quite feel the holiday spirit despite getting work done on my Holiday Gift Guide, and seeing everything sparkle and shine online. I love the holidays, and look forward to them all year long, ‘cause despite the cold of the outdoors – there’s this simple warmth of ensuring you spend time with friends and family and just appreciate those relationships with fun evenings and music that everyone knows. I mean, can you easily name that tune from these few words? “Chestnuts roasting over an open fire…” “I wish I knew how, to break this spell…” “I’m dreaming...