Adrienne Goodine fashion

Photo credit: Denis Duquette

Adrienne Goodine is a co worker who is crazy talented and she designs amazing things so today I wanted to show case her. Not only a designer but a wife and a mom.  Introducing Adrienne

Photo credit: Denis Duquette

1. What made you want to open your own business?

Designing and making clothing has been my dream since I was about 8 or 9 years old.  
Fashion Television played a big part. I was immediately mesmerized and knew exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up. My goal, graduate, go to fashion school and be a famous 
fashion designer. Easy peasy! It seriously started to pursue a career when the company I worked for for 11 years , What on Earth Jewellers, closed their doors. I knew it was time to take that leap. I would say that fear crippled me and that’s why I didn’t pursue it sooner. I also got comfortable with a steady income. So, I just did it, registered my business and built it up from there.

2. How did you get your business concept?

It’s not easy figuring out what kind of business you are, especially when you are a creative. I just wanted to make things. But after a lot of thinking, research and having a 
mentor that asked questions to get me thinking, I finally figured it out. I offer custom made designs in clothing and jewellery as well as made to order. I am currently dabbling with ready to wear but the heart of my company is the former. At the moment I design and create from start to finish, all pieces of jewellery and clothing. Eventually my goal is to have people working with me to help with this process. My goal is to have an atelier where I would have a number of people working, thus creating jobs in the province.

Photo credit: Hailley Fayle, modelled by Ashley Dearing.  

3. How do you advertise your business? 

At the moment I do my advertising on social media, word of mouth and my business cards. I am however, hoping to get some adds in magazines that fit my brand. 

4.  What do you contribute to your success?

My success is a combination of things: having a dream, believing in that dream and never giving up on making that dream come true. There is persistence, determination and 
motivation. I am also blessed to have friends and family that support me as well as great mentors who see my potential. But honestly, hard work.

Photo credit: Hailley Fayle, modelled by Ashley Dearing

5. What are your future goals?

My future goals are to be doing this full time and be a true boss lady! I will have an atelier with numerous people working with me, bringing jobs to NB and expanding the fashion industry.

Next we have a design for the Cashmere bathroom tissue held in Toronto a few weeks ago where she created this dress and was also in attendance.

Tell me more about the Fashion show:

I was one of 16 designers, chosen and invited to design a couture gown out of bathroom tissue for the  Cashmere Bathroom Tissue fashion show.   This years theme was Legends of fashion.  We were to choose our favourite legends of fashion  to inspire out piece.  For me, it was Hubert de Givenchy.   My dress was inspired by his relationship with one of my favourite style icons and a muse of mine, Audrey Hepburn.  She was his muse and they had a fabulous relationship.   I drew from the understated elegance of his designs with a focus on a few of the more iconic designs he created for Hepburn.  I of course gave it a twist of modernity and my own touch.   The event itself was amazing.  I met lots of like minded people, designers, influencers, models...etc.  It gave me a clearer vision of what I want!  And holy cow, I had my design on a runway in Toronto!  That felt incredible.   I was honoured to have been chosen to take part in this wonderful event to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer.  There is a vote for couture for the cure going on now until October 26th, where you can vote for your favourite dress.  And for every vote, a dollar is donated to the fight against breast cancer.

Photo is by. George Pimentel.

7. Have you created something for a famous person?

 I have made something for a famous person! I made a custom blazer for Serena Ryder a few years back. She was the headliner for the Heart and Stroke Foundations, Red Dress 
Fashion Gala, an event I have been part of for many years. It was an amazing experience. She 
is an unbelievably talented, down to earth and all around cool woman.

8. What is unique about your business? 

What is unique about my business is that I design and hand make garments and jewellery. I do this all on my own, from start to finish. For me making a custom piece is so 
personal and I put my heart and soul into it. It brings me so much joy!

9. What is one piece of advice for someone just starting a business? 

One piece of advice I can offer to someone is to stay in your lane. Focus on your goals and don’t compare your self to other people. Also, slow and steady wins the race. Take your 
time and figure out what works for you. Don’t be afraid to ask and there is no better time then now to start. One thing I read the other day was to not compare your start with someone else’s middle. Just keep on believing!

10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

 I see myself living my dream.

11. What do you do in your spare time?

Thinking of designing and creating!
Lol jk
I’m usually hanging out with my family :)
But I’m always designing.  It’s everywhere I go and look.

You can find Adrienne Goodine Fashion here: 

Instagram it’s @adrienne_goodine 
Facebook is @adriennegfashion

Things To Know About Medical Supplies

Medical supplies form an integral part of medical and healthcare services. You cannot imagine a medical facility running without medical supplies. Nowadays, many people are switching to online stores for such supplies. Online stores offer competitive pricing. These supplies find application in the pathological lab, research centers, hospitals, home, healthcare units etc.

In this article, the emphasis would be on those things which are needed to look into before selecting a medical supply.


The following are the few points discussed below:



1.      Do a good research: One of the best ways to find about medical supplies is to do a thorough research on the internet. Since most of the services are available online, people can get the idea of the services very easily. Reviews can play a key role. Read through the reviews and weigh them. This will help you in understanding whether it is okay or not. One can also consult with the neighbors and use his or her social capital to know the names. In this step, we are only concerned with generating the names who can qualify.


2.      Evaluate the names: The next step is to analyze all these names. Once you have shortlisted some names of medical supply companies, you need to check their reviews and ratings. Online portals give you access to the same. You can find comprehensive details about the brands. This decision should never be made in a rush. It should always be made with a clear head. Any hesitation before finalizing, should get it cancelled.


3.      Checking the quality of services: There should be no compromise done with the quality. The services should be up to the mark. Moreover, you must also check that these companies manufacture products which are safe to use and matches the safety parameters as specified by the industry. The option that we should always choose should be the one that gives you the best quality of services. In the medical and health care department, one should never look to save his or her purse.


4.      The price factor: Price plays a key role in choosing the medical supplies. There are many online stores that will offer you competitive pricing. However, a lower price doesn’t guarantee quality products and vice-versa. You must analyses the product based on different parameters like quality, price, safety etc. You need to decide your budget first. The simplest way to decide the budget is by taking the help of the people. People who have already got it done will tell you in a better way what should be exactly done at this stage. When you take the price factor into account, then you need to know that if you are choosing an offline store , then you must choose the store which is nearby , this will save the shipping cost and if you are ordering online, check the with medical supplies provider about the shipping cost.

5.      Comfort and luxury: During the time of getting any medical supply, one thing that should be taken care of is the comfort and luxury aspect. The person should go in for any treatment with a cool and calm mindset. That is why it is important to see the comfort aspect.






For beginning with any medical supply, one needs to see a few of the valuable points. These points are to be seen before the person actually goes in. Doing good research is one of the most basic and fundamental things that one should always do. This step should never be skipped. It is always good to consider 3 to 4 names, rather than finalizing the first name that you see. Always choose the best medical supply service and spend some time researching about them, before making the final decision.



5 Signs That Indicate You Need To Hire A Bathroom Renovations Services

A home renovation project requires a lot of planning and farsightedness. Not only the current trend is kept in mind, but the aesthetic approach is also a part of it. Not every remodeling project becomes a success. This could happen mainly due to following an unplanned method. Renovation services require meticulous approach to weigh all possibilities and work on the same in advance. This approach applies to the bathroom renovations as well. Many homeowners overlook the signs that lead to major issues with the bathroom fixtures. Hence, it is good to understand the signs and come up with a good plan for renovation.

Here are the elements that you need to pay attention to and plan for bathroom renovations at the earliest:


1.      When you buy a new house:

Generally, people shifting to a new location consider renovating the house as per their comfort. But they neglect bathroom renovations. It might be due to budget issues or something else. The right way is to get it renovated or remodeled according to your needs. There might be improper functioning in the bathroom, which needs to be addressed. The house would be complete when rooms, as well as bathrooms, are remodeled uniformly in the new property.


2.      When you notice the onset of minor issues:

Whether you have a new house or an old one, keeping in mind the little wrong things in the bathroom is evident. You might not have an idea of how a minor problem can damage the entire structure. The issues serve you as warning sign signaling you get away from costly repairs in the property. The leakage in the faucet or an unnecessarily high-water bill should not be overlooked. Instead, you should get the minor problems solved immediately. You can get the guidance from a professional if you are not sure of the repairs of the hidden leakage.

3.      When you are changing the overall décor:

If the bathroom design does not match the home décor, would you be satisfied? Obviously, you would like to have the bathroom design that matches your choice. You should plan to include good tiles, lights, mirror, storage space, etc. to transform the bathroom that goes well with the overall home décor. The professionals famous for bathroom renovations are always a good choice in getting the perfect design matching your expectations.


4.      When you sell the property:

There are certain rules that homeowners need to follow when they plan to sell their house. The bathroom renovations become necessary if any interior issues are to be addressed. You cannot just handover your home with a bad functioning bathroom to the buyer. Also, the home improvement in a way will fetch you more money from the buyer and you can make a quick sale of the property.


5.      When you add safety features:
You need to install safety features as a part of bathroom renovations. This is required to protect the users from getting hurt. The addition of handlebars in the shower, railing by the toilet, etc. are some of the examples that you need to keep in mind when upgrading the bathroom area to make the home more comfortable for elders as well as kids.

Keep these minds to undertake the remodeling project. It is observed that bathroom renovations top the list of the failed home improvement project. The right way is to know the probable pitfalls and make the worth of the time, money, and energy spent on the project. Check out the ongoing projects of the professional and hire the best one for your plan to remodel the bathroom.

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Four Fun Things To Do With Your Kids

Keeping your kids entertained can often be a challenge, but it’s important that you give your children as much experience in life as possible so that they themselves can get excited about living their life as they get older. So here are four fun things to do with your kids. 

Do Something Creative
Having creativity is essential for those who would like to be successful in life. This skill offers you so much in the way of confidence and of standing out amongst the crowd. Creativity can come from a lot of things, but one way of sparking it is through something like a fun museum or baking. Letting them tap into this creative side will allow them to flourish and discover new things that they’ll enjoy and may find a further passion for in life when they get older.

Create A Boredom Jar 
A boredom jar is something you want to put together so that when it comes around to the school holidays, it’s a thing they can crack open and have fun doing whatever’s inside it. A boredom jar can be made up of lots of little activities that you can either do around the house or outdoors to relieve the boredom for perhaps a few minutes to a couple of hours. It can be like a game for the children to play when they perhaps need a distraction from doing very little. It’s great to get them involved with the making process of the jar, but you could fill up the jar with notes so that they have no idea as to what’s in there.

Ask Them To Help With House Chores
House chores are necessary for everyone in the household. When you all share a space, you want to encourage your children to play an active role, and even though it may be a boring task for them, it’s teaching them about looking after their belongings and being respectful of spaces. This will hopefully translate when it comes to them owning their own home, how they are at work, and in other people’s homes. Set a weekly rotation of tasks to do and ensure that everyone does their fair share. Even the little ones can get involved by teaching them to tidy up after themselves, putting toys away, etc. You want to teach them these rules when they’re young because they’ll easily pick it up because they do what they’re told most of the time!

Make a Fort
Ever built a fort out of blankets, pillows, duvets, and towels. Literally, any soft furnishings that you can assemble into something that resembles a fort can be super fun for children. It’s like building up a fantasy world, and it can be a great way of getting children to play and not to be using technology so much. Good old fashioned playtime is important for young children!

There are plenty of ideas that you can do to keep your children entertained, so try out as many as you can.



10 years

Oct 6 - Celebrating 10 years since I thought life was over for me, Drs kept reminding me just how risky this lung surgery was, when I was outside the OR.. my husband, parents and friends and daughter took turns hugging, and prayed with me, kissed my husband good bye and away I went... 14 hours later I was alive and in ICU where I would remain for several days... 6 days later I celebrated my 27 birthday only by the grace of God. 
Today I am free of pain related to the tumor, scars remain, yes even fear some days but God has helped me get thru this and I trust for many more years. 

Norah is 5

Today is extra sunny and extra bright because a special little girl is celebrating her birthday!Happiest of birthdays, little love.We all have been looking forward to this day so we can all celebrate the life of this young girl we dearly, dearly love. You’re growing up so fast, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.We will just watch you grow into this beautiful girl blessed with so many talents. Happy 5th birthday to you, little love!
 You make me so very proud, my love!  Don't ever forget that I love you so much, and that I will do everything in my power to make you happy.


Here's how to flip the script and start putting yourself first

What is self-care exactly?

The idea of self-care has been all the rage as of recent, but what does it really mean for us? At a high level, it means honoring your mind, body, and spirit. However, this looks different for everyone depending on their individual needs. It’s about finding what brings you peace in each of those areas and prioritizing yourself to make it possible. 

If you’re someone who’s always giving your all to make sure others are happy and healthy, it’s time to flip the script and give some of that same love and attention to yourself. Some of the main benefits of proper self-care include increased productivity, enhanced self-esteem, and improved physical health.

Here’s how to achieve it:

1. Assess what’s been getting in the way

There may be a hundred reasons why you haven’t been putting yourself first, however, it’s important to assess what specifically is getting in the way. Common life priorities include family, health, work, and relationships. Two of these (family and relationships) are outer priorities, while the other two (health and your work) are internal priorities. Both sectors are important, but the only way to succeed is by striking a balance.

It’s also important to note that putting yourself first doesn’t mean you’re focusing solely on yourself 24/7. Taking care of yourself should be just as important as taking care of others. Sometimes, to maintain the balance, it will require you to take a step back and say, “no.” Other times, it will require you to be assertive about what you need from those around you. Once you assess what’s been holding you back, you’ll be better equipped to achieve inner happiness.

2. Prioritize your health

Setting up doctor’s appointments for your children is a no-brainer. However, always prioritizing others’ needs may lead you to push your own health to the backburner. In order to be the best person you can be, both toward others and to yourself, tending to your needs is essential. Doing so may be a bit of an adjustment to start, but over time, it will get easier to focus on your own health. Start by adding in weekly exercises and nutritious foods to keep you feeling your best from the inside-out. From there, schedule up-to-date doctor’s appointments to stay consistent throughout the year.

For the busiest of people, you can still prioritize your health by utilizing online health services. These commonly come in the forms of online subscriptions, such as for monthly feminine hygiene products. Or they can come in the form of telemedicine, which allows you to connect with doctors from the comfort of your home and even get sent prescriptions. Need a specific skin-care treatment from a dermatologist? Take an online assessment, and order it right to your door. With these services, prioritizing your health has never been easier.

3. Loosen your expectations

Many of us have high expectations for ourselves, whether it be from pressure at our jobs or the way in which we parent. In most cases, it’s healthy to set standards for ourselves to stay motivated to accomplish our goals. In other cases, we may set unrealistic expectations and beat ourselves up when we inevitably fall short. Although it may be difficult, it’s important to forgive yourself for not always meeting your expectations and to dissolve any guilt you may feel.

Guilt can eat you up alive. Fixating on where you may have lacked will only make it harder on yourself and diminish your self-esteem. It’s more important, moving forward, to loosen your expectations and build realistic ones instead. You can’t be everywhere at once or succeed in all realms of your life each and every day; that’s a fact. All you can do is try, forgive yourself when things don’t work out, and try again.

4. Find what fuels your soul

It’s easy to get into a daily routine and let your passions fall by the wayside. However, having passions that make you happy and feel alive are important. Find the time to get back into the hobbies that used to fuel your soul. Designate time throughout each week to tend to these passions.

If you no longer feel passionate about those things or have never had a specific passion, it’s a perfect time to do some soul-searching to find one that fits you now. Discover what ignites your interests and serves as an outlet for your creativity and thoughts. If you’re unsure where to start to find a hobby you love, look here.


10 Ways To Protect Your Quality Of Life As You Age

Protecting your quality of life is something you want to start doing now, before it’s too late. If you wait too long to start taking real care of yourself, then you’re no doubt going to have problems that you’re stuck with and have to simply manage. Prevention is so much better than managing a condition or attempting to cure it. Below, we’ll go over 10 ways to protect your quality of life as you age.

  1. Don’t Lose Touch
Make an effort to stay in touch with the people that matter to you. Not just on social media, either - call them and arrange a catch up. Losing touch leads to loneliness, and this is something that is sadly prevalent amongst older people today. 

  1. Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise will keep your mind and body healthy - it’ll also make you feel happier, as it releases lots of happy hormones. Just find something you enjoy and stick to it. You could train with resistance training, which is extremely effective, but even swimming or walking will help you to stay healthy if that’s what you enjoy. 

  1. Eat A Balanced Diet 
A balanced diet means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods, but not depriving yourself of a piece of cake or something else you fancy. It’s not an actual ‘diet’, it’s a lifestyle. You shouldn’t cut out food groups or do anything to the extreme. Balanced diets are sustainable, and you’re so much more likely to avoid yo-yoing this way. You’ll also be able to manage your weight! Learn how to read nutrition labels, as this will help you make smart choices. 

  1. Attend Regular Checkups
Don’t miss a checkup, whether it’s with a doctor or dentist. Make a note in your calendar and ensure you attend without fail. 

  1. Protect Your Hearing
Your hearing is one of the most common things to go as you age, particularly for those who abused it when they were younger. Hearing aids can be effective and are common, but taking care of your hearing now can help you to avoid that. Wear ear protection, especially if you’re going to a loud concert or using a loud piece of machinery. 

  1. Make Your Skin A Priority
Your skin should be a priority. Smother yourself in SPF, even when it’s not so sunny outside. The environment can be more damaging than you think. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses, too. 

  1. Take Control Of Your Sleep Schedule
Consistent sleep is so important, so go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each day, even on weekends. 

  1. Reduce Stress Now
Figure out what your stress triggers are and find ways to reduce them. This may mean asking for less work and responsibility, spending less time with a toxic person, and so on. 

  1. Figure Out How You Want To Retire 
Knowing how you want to retire will allow you to come up with a financial plan. Don’t wait until it’s too late! 

  1. Keep Your Mind Sharp 
Puzzles and games can help you to keep your mind sharp and memory at its best. Don’t forget to read and learn, either! 
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