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Archive for the ‘Erica’s Favorite Things’ Category

@Aeroplan Breaks It Down

Friday, June 27th, 2014

As you all know, back in 2013 I became a Brand Ambassador for Aeroplan, a program that I’m a big fan of!  I have been a LOYAL member of the program for almost 20 YEARS.  I know this program well; I accumulate miles with my Aeroplan credit card as well as booking airfare travel, and have used my miles for travel to New York, Florida, Nassau and New Orleans.  I’ve rented cars, stayed in partner hotels and even bought merchandise on  But even I sometimes have questions about how the program works.


This post is for all the readers who also have questions about the program. I sat down with Aeroplan to help clear up misconceptions and give you the goods when it comes to earning and redeeming Aeroplan Miles.


Great News If You Enjoy Traveling or Shopping!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

It’s no secret I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS. In fact, I just returned from the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York City and flew there all on my Aeroplan Miles!

For the new readers, an intro to the Aeroplan program:  It’s simple: sign up for a FREE Aeroplan number, accumulate miles, and redeem them for practically anything you’d want! Beside redeeming miles for Flights around the world, Car rentals and Hotel stays, Aeroplan also has 12 categories where you can also redeem. You can also earn Aeroplan Miles today simply by paying with a CIBC,  American Express and now a TD Bank credit card!


Leon’s: Every Family’s One-Stop-Shop #Sp

Monday, May 19th, 2014

We were recently on the hunt for a new mattress. In fact, we were so long overdue, that sleep for my husband and I had become the running joke in our family. Every time one of us moved in bed, you could hear the squeak down the hall! We had shopped all around the city. Everything was either too expensive, or we couldn’t find one that fit our needs just right.

Enter Leon’s!


The minute we entered Leon’s we felt at home. Our kids were greeted with two hot chocolates, and the staff gave them little trucks to keep them occupied so we could shop. We took our trip to the Laval location in Quebec.


Microsoft OneNote: Great News for iPhone, iPad and Mac Lovers!

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Hello ladies! As most of you know, I have been a proud Brand Ambassador for Microsoft Office for a few years now. Why was this the perfect partnership for me? Cuz not a day has gone by in 20 years that I haven’t lived on one of Office’s many programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and most recently, OneNote.


The funny thing is, as I transitioned from PC to Mac a couple of years ago, many readers said to me, “Erica, how can you still represent Microsoft Office when you can’t even use it on your computer now?” While it might have seemed like a legitimate point, it couldn’t have been further from the truth. Firstly, I would NEVER represent a brand I could no longer use or experience in my life. And the second misconception: that Microsoft Office doesn’t run on Apple devices. I have been running Microsoft Office from the day I bought my Mac just a few years ago. Oh yes!

Now, you’ve read my blog posts on the power of Microsoft Office and its many programs: how I create my family budget in Excel, how I wrote my book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business in Word, how I manage my contacts, emails, tasks and calendars in Outlook, and create my speaking presentations in PowerPoint. But I haven’t described yet just how OneNote truly simplifies my life on a daily basis.


Spring Clean Your Life With Microsoft @Office

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Spring is around the corner! Springtime is when I get busy in my kitchen, office and closets and get organized. Spring Cleaning is wonderful. Gotta clean up, ladies!


If you’re looking to start spring cleaning, allow me to help. Microsoft Office 365 has been helping me spring clean my life for almost two decades. So if you’re ready to get started, allow me to make some fun suggestions:



How @Microsoft @Office Simplifies My Life As A Busy Mom and Businesswoman

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

As a busy blogger, mom, entrepreneur, Lifestyle coach and TV correspondent, I need to be organized. Microsoft Office 365 has been keeping me on top of my business and family for many years, and I simply could not function without it.

I wanted to share with you some Office programs I can’t live without, reasons why I love Office 365 and why you would too. The exciting part about Office 365, is it’s ONE subscription for FIVE DEVICES! Everyone in our house now has the new Office 365! And today, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Office 365, which now has more than 3.5 million subscribers, so congrats!!



Disney’s Magic

Monday, January 20th, 2014

With Spring Break around the corner, there is no better time than now to start thinking about making your children’s dreams come true. I have been lucky enough to have saved up and visited both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Orlando. The trips were a dream come true for parents and kids. Both were absolutely magical.

Here are a few memories. We took our son to Disneyland for his second birthday!


Me and my 2-year-old boy who was itching to get out of the stroller and explore Disneyland!


Blowing out his candles for his second birthday at Disneyland


It’s a Small World After All! Curious little boy.