Author: Aeryn Lynne

Babies Need Birth Certificates Plan Canada

All She Wants Is Her Birth Certificate For The Holidays

Every year, 51 million babies are not registered at birth according to Plan Canada. Even for a global count, that number is incredibly high.  It might seem like just a piece of paper, but it’s so much more. It’s a yes or no kind of deal. Do you have your birth certificate? If yes, then you can go to school, you can get a job, you can vote and be heard. If you’re not registered, you’re stuck with no health benefits, no education, no rights.  It’s a sad reality, but you’re essentially not a person when it matters without that...

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Plus Size Holiday Glam Picks

Have you got all of your prezzie shopping done yet? Its time to get ready to party, and if you’re like me, you’re shopping for a fabulous dress last minute! I’ve yet to figure out when I’ll be hosting a party here at home (depending on when the rest of the fam wants to hold theirs… and the ‘rents usually monopolize the 25th,) my dinner hosting skills might not play until New Years eve, heh. Regardless, I want to find a few outfits with a bit of glitz and glam for the multitude of dinners I’ll be having fun at...

Geek with Style's Beauty Bag Holiday 2014

Find Out What’s in Our Holiday 2014 Beauty Bag

Welcome to Geek with Style’s very first Beauty Bag blog post, woot! Figured it would be fitting to start this new seasonal segment with sparkly holiday makeup goodies that I’ve been wearing this month. Before we start on the fab shades though, here’s the bag that fits it all with room to spare for cash, ID and keys! The moment I saw this bag at Target, it really had to be mine. Love the little bow in the front, and it works for those lunch dates and holiday parties alike, so no need to keep switching bags throughout the day....

#TabletsForAll - Choosing the Right Tablet

Figuring Out the Right Tablet For Anyone On Your Gift List

So you want to buy a tablet for someone whom you obviously adore (’cause let’s be real, tablets can be minor investments, so this isn’t a Secret Santa gift!)  You might have gone online recently and got entirely perplexed over the massive choices available to you.  They almost all look the same, especially if you’re not sure what to look for, and you can’t help but wonder if the only difference is perhaps the brand name. Well, isn’t it lucky that you found this post! Because while tablets can all look the same, they aren’t. And similarly, any given tablet...

Dingbat fonts available for web use.

Five Steps To Get Christmas Fonts to Brighten Up Your WordPress

What if I told you that the red and green title design down below was made up simply by fonts I have loaded on Geek with Style, and a bit of CSS styling? Kinda neat, eh? Like virtually everything in website design, there are both pros and cons to using designer webfonts instead of images. One or the other could take up more loading time depending on webfont size versus image size. But, while we’re told to not go too crazy on loading fonts directly from our site, we also don’t want image heavy pages, especially with our audience becoming...

Disney's Into the Woods

Disney’s Into The Woods – Toronto Screening Giveaway

Have you seen the trailer yet for Walt Disney Studio’s Into the Woods movie musical? With an incredible cast, including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine, how can it not be full on awesome?? This movie is based on the old adage, “be careful for what you wish for,” and weaves four of the Brothers Grimm more popular fairy tales for one exciting trip across wishful thinking. And it’s not only the stellar cast in front of the cameras that are sure to entrance the audience, but with powerhouses like Rob Marshall (acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy...

From Brooklyn to Toronto

For the Musically Buff Sports Fan: From Brooklyn to Toronto

If you’re a Toronto Raptors fan, you may be familiar with sportscasters   Jack Armstrong and   Eric Smith. What you may not know is that they’re also infamous Christmas carolers that made a CD back in 2010 titled “From Brooklyn to Toronto – Jack  Armstrong and Eric Smith Sing the Holiday Classics”.  This album is as epic as the title is long, and now in 2014, its back for an encore! If you have a sports fan that knows a great tune when they hear it, I encourage you to pick up a digital copy of “From Brooklyn to...

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...

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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...