Author: Aeryn Lynne

HP Stream 7 Tablet with Windows 8.1

Choosing The Right Tablet for Your Kids This Holiday Season

There are so many tablets out there, it can be a bit daunting at first look to find a kid-friendly tablet that won’t become a paperweight after a while. Tablets are quickly becoming inexpensive investments that can help any child learn and play, once the main hurdle has been jumped. Finding the right fit in a tablet can be just as important as finding the right pair of shoes, so hopefully I’ll impart a few helpful key elements on what to look for when searching through the tablet marketplace this season, as well as the pros on choosing a Windows-based tablet.  Keep an eye out early next week,...

Geek with Style Contest: Marvel's Hawkey #19 and AXIS: Revolutions #1

Own one of These Awesome Marvel Comics! (#giveaway)

If it hasn’t become readily apparently recently, I love to read comics. Despite popular belief, it’s actually not something to grow out of (there are rating systems, much like what movies use, and there are many comics out there that aren’t suitable for kids at all.) There have been quite a few issues recently that have wowed me for various reasons, and I’ve been compelled to share. Check out why I’ve decided to run a giveaway on two of my more recent fave comics, and enter the form below for your chance to win some awesomeness! Part of my comic obsession/dedication is that, most...

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Now available on Blu-Ray/DVD

How To Train Your Dragon 2 now on Blu-Ray (review)

If my nephew was going to write this review, all it would consist of him saying is, “Can we watch the dragons again?!” In fact, that’s exactly what he said on multiple occasions this past weekend.  We wound up watching How to Train Your Dragon 2 three times within 48 hours. We then watched the original AND the two short films (Book of Dragons and Legend of the Boneknapper) on Netflix the day after. KitKat (the nephew, if you’re new here) loves his dragons.  If I were to write this review, which I am heh, I might be compelled to say “Can...

PaperMag's Afternoon with Kim Kardashian West was informal to say the least.

Kim Kardashian Sat on the Internet and It Broke

I’m have so much on my editorial calendar to get through today. There are posts about comic book heroes, and plus size fashion and that coffee maker that I was gifted a month ago, but the power of Kim Kardashian West compels me. I’m instead writing about Kardashian butt, what is my life; and like Kim, I feel the need to get something off of my chest… PaperMag, Issue Winter 2014 | Photography by Jean Paul Goude You’ve must have seen PaperMag’s attempt by now to “break the internet” with nudes of Kim (do I need to say NSFW?)  I...

Shopper Drug Mart's GIFTS MADE EASY

In a Gifting Rut This Year? GIFTS MADE EASY with Shoppers Drug Mart

Wow, I can’t believe its already that time of year again! Time to prep the home for Christmas décor, which means figuring out where we’re going to display our tree this year, and plan out the ever-entertaining furniture shuffle. While rearranging our basement for the umpteenth time this season, I’m comforted in knowing that I won’t be preoccupied with gift giving confusion too. Already knowing what certain members of my family will want to be gifted with this year, I have so much more time to work out where Goofy Santa will sit happily this year (on a window sill?...

Dare2Give #DareYou Campaign

I #DareYou To Give Canada

There’s this idea that we’re all a big fan of monkey-see-monkey-do.  It’s why group moments of kindness works, like spontaneous bouts of pay-it-forward generosity, as what happened at an American Starbucks a few years ago, or 24 hour gaming marathons that support the Children’s Miracle Network. Luckily, there’s this drive to help each other out, which is what inspired the Dare2Give campaign by My Giving Moment.  The concept to is to help your fellow Canadian in any way that you can (from cash donations, to helping your neighbours with their yard work,) and dare your friends and family to do...

shomi great content for TV and movies

shomi Beta Launched!

Confession time! I am a TV junkie… though that’s becoming quite the misnomer, as I’m more liable to watch “TV” on my computer, tablet or even my smartphone these days, instead of an actual TV screen (though I won’t ever give up my baby in our entertainment room!) And is the “junkie” bit such a big surprise? It sometimes feels like I can’t get enough of story-based entertainment, particularly the action/adventured themed variety, which is why I’m all uber-excited over the Rogers/Shaw joint teamwork that brought us a new way to watch TV and Movies. It’s called shomi (Show Me,)...

Target Canada Womenswear Department XXL/TTG

Target Canada is Bringing The Plus to Clothing Sizes Next Year

Over a year and a half ago Target began opening doors in Canada, something which was wildly anticipated across the country well before the “Zellers” signs had any chance of cooling off. Canadians have loved Target for years, despite the fact that it was a US-only company only until very recently. Excitement bubbled in all corners of the GTA; from their clothing and accessory brands, the groceries with coupon stacking, the huge electronic market, etc, there was this collective eagerness for Canadians to finally get to enjoy what their American neighbours have been taking advantage of for years. Then in...

The Wisdom of Spider-Man that Everyone Should Read (comic cover: Marvel's Avengers - X-Men AXIS Revolutions #1) #comics #marvel #avengers #xmen #spiderman

The Wisdom of Spider-Man that Everyone Should Read

Happy Hallowe’en! Our house had all of 13 kids show up (and we bought a 90 piece box of Mars candy, so guess whose loaded up on sugar now, baby!) Two of the door-knockers were dressed as Iron Man, and my nephew KitKat was dressed as Spider Man, so yay, go Marvel! Not a single Batman or other DC costume this year, which kinda saddened me. Isn’t Batman a Hallowe’en staple? AXIS Revolutions #1 – Writer: Dennis Hopeless, Artist: Ken Lashley So yesterday, I had half an hour to spare at The Stockyards Mall and decided to enjoy an Apple...

The Village of Johnsonville for sale on Auction.com

Purchase a Town in Conneticut for Less than a House in Toronto

As of April 2014, the average price for a detached house in Toronto, according to the Globe & Mail is a staggering $965,760 – quite the price tag, especially when you’re hard pressed to find a nice backyard in newer developments (instead, you now share a local park with your neighbours these days.)  A big backyard is something that I’ve been dreaming about ever since I moved out of my parents house nearly 8 years ago.  I do love the house TheHubs and I currently reside in; more-so for its close location to so many of my favourite places to...

Packing for BlogHer Conference with Heys

A Big Deal in Toronto – Shopping Your Fave Plus Size Blogger’s Closet

The third annual Big Deal Toronto is happening this Sunday! What is Big Deal Toronto you ask?? (*gasp* WHAT?! What do you mean?) In it’s third annual, BDT is CurvyCanadian’s baby; a fabulous one-day event where plus-size fashion bloggers get together and open their closets to Toronto’s curvy beauties! I think the last estimate for this year was 19 bloggers, who are ready to unload their gently used fashion to women who are in absolute love with style. This means I’m spending this week to get ready for Sunday. I just might get lost in my closet as I pick...

Office At The FanExpo

Office? Oh you mean my fave coffee table… or the FanExpo?

A friend recently asked where do I work, and the easiest answer is everywhere.  Thanks to not one, but two #IntelPowered 2 in 1 tablets, including my ASUS Transformer 2 in 1, I can virtually make anyplace my office, and that’s an awesome thing, (Psst, find out more about Intel 2 in 1s here.)  I once sat in an oppressive cubicle for close to two years, and wound up with this unhealthy aversion for the colour grey; and the job just before that one, had my desk sitting directly in front of my boss’, which was perfect for him to...

Boston Cream Cake - #NailedIt

Boston Cream Birthday Cake #NailedIt (not really)

It was TheHubs birthday yesterday, and I wanted to bake him a cake. He says he loves cakes I make more than store bought, though I’m sure part of it is the frugalista within him not wanting to see a receipt for $10 to $20 spent on a cake for him. He’s just silly like that. I happened to have had a box of Angel Food Cake in the cupboard, so I did what any geek with a handy 2 in 1 Asus Transformer netbook would do and I searched God Google for an answer to “Angel Food Birthday Cake”,...

How Skechers Helped Me Walk Without Pain

How My Skechers Helped Me Walk Without Pain Again

There are a few Canadian bloggers out there that can attest to the fact that I like to walk. Living in a condensed city, it’s sometimes much easier and faster to walk from A to B, rather than driving there or sometimes even using transit. Much to their consternation, I will lead friends to where they want/need to go with little thought to distance; which doesn’t help when they ask, “How much farther?” and I answer with “We’re… close-ish.” It should also be a running joke now, whenever I go to a blogging conference, that I always wind up wearing shoes that somehow...

Addition Elle Stockyards

Addition Elle Now Open at The Stockyards

Have you visited The Stockyards mall yet? The one on the corner of St. Clair Avenue West and Weston Road? It’s my new hunting ground for fashion, because from what I can see, they have more trendy plus-size fashion than any other mall that is easily accessible in Toronto. I grew up on malls like Yorkdale and Eaton Centre, but neither of these popular shopping centres have anything to offer a fashion conscious, 2X+ full-figured woman between the ages of 24 to 80 any longer. The Stockyards though, has both a Winners (with a well-rounded plus size collection), and now an...

Microsoft Office for Students

Back to School Tech Series: Why You Need Microsoft Office

Welcome to Part II of Geek with Style’s “Back to School Tech” series! Today, I pretty much just want to reiterate how necessary having Microsoft Office suite on your chosen computer is to get all of those papers and presentations completed. Both TheHubs and I love to life-hack, and thought we could handle utilizing cheaper/free Office suites, since we were both living on a student budget (meaning we had to occasionally decide whether we wanted to eat or have enough money to get back home that night sometimes.) Student finances can be really tough without having to add extra software...

ASUS Transformer Back To-School Series

Back to School Tech Series: Finding the Right Mobile Computer

Welcome to part one of Geek with Style procrastinated Back to School Tech series! Okay, truth, not really procrastinated, instead more of an idea borne last night, but “procrastination” sounds more catchy right?  Its the best time to find a mobile computer for the post-secondary students in your life, so here are a few suggestions of what to look for, including my early impressions of an ASUS Transformer T100 2-in-1 netbook that I recently had the chance to play around with. Post-secondary (University and College) students need to pack a lot and lug around their stuff in the easiest way...

30 Ways - 30 Days of Beauty, Shoppers Drug Mart

It’s That Time of Year Again! 30 Days of Beauty at Shoppers Drug Mart

It’s the 4th Annual 30 Days of Beauty celebration at Shoppers Drug Mart, the biggest beauty event of the year, and I can’t wait to hit my local store to stock up on those much needed items, as well as stuff that I’ve been wanting to try out for a while now. From Now until September 14th, check out 30DaysofBeauty.ca for daily promotional offers, an exclusive gift with purchase, as well as some fabulous looks to try out both at home and in-store (including a free 5 minute makeover with a beauty expert at your Shoppers Drug Mart, if you...