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Archive for the ‘Erica’s Favorite Things’ Category

Back To School Shopping with @Aeroplan!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Back to school is almost upon us, and who doesn’t love a great selection (and a great deal?) In case you’re new to this blog, the Aeroplan eStore features over 100 retailers such as Apple Store Canada,,, and from 10 different product categories including accessories, apparel, gift cards and more. So from the comforts of your own home, you can avoid lines and do back-to-school online shopping and earn at least 1 Aeroplan Mile for every $1 that you spend and then double that if you pay with one of the Aeroplan affiliated financial cards.

So, just in time for Back To School, Aeroplan is offering great deals on Back To School items. Shopping is made easy through Aeroplan’s eStore and their newest retail partner SHOP.CA or members can use miles for back to school shopping (e.g. laptops, gift cards etc.) For more promo details, visit:

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SPONSORED: Family Photo Fun with BLACKS!

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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If you love seeing your pictures come to life in an array of different, fun ways, may I show you something awesome? I recently discovered BLACKS, which, at first glance, I thought was just an online photo developing centre.

It is not. It is so much more.

Before I show you all the fun things I recently ordered at Blacks, check out what you can create (and buy) at BLACKS.


Wordless Wednesday: Summer-To-Fall Transitional Fashion

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Fall is around the corner, and here are some fun summer-to-fall transitional fashion essentials that you might like to wear! With August now upon us, it may not feel quite like hot summer, but it’s not fall yet either. If you are a fashionista or just want some ideas of what to wear, check out these Summer-To-Fall Transitional looks from LE CHÂTEAU!


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@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.