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Archive for the ‘Erica’s Favorite Things’ Category

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.

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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.

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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!

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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:

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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!!

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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!

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

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Blowing out his candles for his second birthday at Disneyland

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

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@Aeroplan’s New Distinction Program

Thursday, January 9th, 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! It’s no secret that I was honored to become a Brand Ambassador for Aeroplan in 2013 after having traveled to New York, Florida, Nassau, New Orleans, rented cars, stayed in hotels, bought electronics and MUCH MORE, all because of Aeroplan.

As a reminder, I’d love to show you how the Aeroplan program works. It’s simple: sign up for an 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:Activities & Entertainment, Fashion & Accessories, Eco-Friendly, Electronics, Gift Cards & Ideas, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, Luggage & Totes, Media & More, Sports & Outdoors, Travel & Getaways and Money Can’t Buy. Please click here to see where you can start accumulating miles!! We’re talking accumulating miles at Esso, Birks, FTD, Sobeys, Home Hardware, Avis, Costco, and MANY MORE! We’re also talking about redeeming miles for things like Weber BBQ’s, Burberry Bags, Disney World passes and more! You can also earn Aeroplan Miles today simply by paying with a CIBC,  American Express and now a TD Bank credit credit!

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Big News for @Aeroplan Members!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

If you recall, I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS! Yes, I have traveled to New York, Florida, New Orleans, rented cars, stayed in hotels, and MUCH MORE, all because of Aeroplan that has let me earn miles for dollars spent. So it was thrilling to announce earlier this year that I was a Brand Ambassador for Aeroplan! ;)

I’d love to remind you how the Aeroplan program works. It’s simple: sign up for an 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: Activities & Entertainment, Fashion & Accessories, Eco-Friendly, Electronics, Gift Cards & Ideas, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, Luggage & Totes, Media & More, Sports & Outdoors, Travel & Getaways and Money Can’t Buy. Please click here to see where you can start accumulating miles!! We’re talking accumulating miles at Esso, Birks, FTD, Sobeys, Home Hardware, Avis, Costco, and MANY MORE! We’re also talking about redeeming miles for things like Weber BBQ’s, Burberry Bags, Disney World passes and more! You can also earn Aeroplan Miles today simply by paying with a CIBC or American Express credit credit.

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Arianna Huffington, Bobbi Brown and Grace Potter Invite You to Snack & Give Back this Holiday Season

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

If you read this blog, you know how health conscious I am both for myself, and my kids. When my long distance friend Arianna Huffington showed me what she’s up to this holiday season, I wanted to help her spread the word for a good cause.

Arianna’s new campaign is empowering people to give back through healthy snacking.

KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND), a brand of delicious, all natural foods made from ingredients you can see & pronounce®, is encouraging people everywhere to Snack & Give Back this holiday season in partnership with health-loving, do-gooders and notable tastemakers, Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Bobbi Brown (Bobbi Brown Cosmetics) and Grace Potter (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals).

Through KIND’s first ever Snack & Give Back campaign, people are invited to purchase Arianna, Bobbi and Grace’s limited edition, custom designed and personally-curated KIND cubes on www.SnackandGiveBack.co. By purchasing these cubes, people can show their support for the Committee to Protect Journalists, Broome Street Academy and the Alzheimer’s Association— charities of personal importance to Arianna, Bobbi and Grace respectively. As part of the campaign, KIND is making a $10,000 donation to each charity. (more…)