We’re having a private party…

This weekend will be Freshair Boutique’s 3rd Christmas Party!  We are all excited and ready for a good time.  The staff has changed a bit from last year.  We lost Emmanuel, Lisa and Crystal, but gained Chloe, Renée, and Rochelle.  It’s been a fun and busy 2012 and now we’re gearing up for 2013.

2011 Freshair Flairmenco

I love parties and I’m excited for our new staff to learn a little more about us and we, in turn, can learn a bit more about them and their partners/families.  This time gives us an opportunity to see each other in a different setting.  This time gives us an opportunity to get to know their partners and to better understand their lifestyles.

Freshair Line-up 2011

We see each other everyday, and yet maybe we don’t get enough time to get to know each other in a work setting.  I know some people hate their work parties because they actually have nothing in common with some staff members.  They don’t feel the importance of the time you can spend together apart from work.  I think it’s integral in the longevity of your team’s success.

Freshair Bow-tique Christmas 2010

With that, stay tuned for some images of our party and of the new staff.  Thanks for following us and sharing in yet another year of successful business!

Freshair Line-up 2010


so what had happened was…

What a whirlwind of a weekend.  It came, it went.  It’s March and I can’t believe all that I have lined up for this summer already…  My spring kicks off with my sister-in-law’s wedding social and all the sweet wedding functions a maid of honor has to prepare and be involved in through the summer.  My first-born is having her third birthday in May, there are talks of a kid party…yikes… There’s a family road trip and folk fest (plus all the other Winnipeg festivals and wedding stuff) peppered in throughout the summer.

I feel like this is a re-occurring topic, ‘where does the time go?’. Before I know it, I’ll be posting in September about how great my summer was.  It’s crazy, but I love it.

Here’s to life!  L’chaim!

Lisa, Amy and I getting down to some Beyonce.


Freshair Boutique

Freshair Boutique

Found this picture today.  It’s one of us at the holiday lunch I had at my place.  What’s up with my face?  Anyways… We take so much for granted and I never want to forget how fortunate I am, and how much love is in my life.  Thanks girls for being the best co-workers!


Wordless Wednesdays

This weekend is our staff party and we are doing a flamenco theme.  Just to help out with some inspiration I found some flamenco shots to inspire us.  We all have characters that we are going to play and these shots are going to inspire us for our photo-shoot. Below are the cast of San Carlos Nights…a Freshair Telenovela.

Praise- Alexandria Lucia

Christie- Gabriela

Amy- Carmen

Andree- Catalina

Lisa- Georgina Flores

Crystal- Sophia

Pascale- Karina

Emmanuel- Manuel

So stay tuned… sorry this post -not so wordless…


So we’re heading on to the end of our three-month workout and I couldn’t help but dig up some old photos of ‘the crew’ this time last year.  Wow!  We all look so different! And our hairs?!  Even more so…

We took these photos last year for our Freshair BOW-tique Christmas party and this year it’s on Saturday.  It’s a Freshair Flairmenco Christmas! We will be partaking in a Freshair Telenovela called San Carlos Nights

That’s all I’ll say for now but when the shoot is over it would be fun to do a compare and contrast with our P90X crew…

Without further ado, P90X crew circa 2010-

AMY- aka 'hold abs tight!'

CHRISTIE- aka 'splitstastic'

LISA- aka 'hang in there'

PRAISE- aka 'grunter/growler'

So, let’s give ourselves a round of applause for getting this far! In the new year we’ll have a new plan and it’ll be great.  2011 was great and 2012 will be even better… Bring it!


Also, everyone’s hairs look real good.  Good job gals…

image courtesy of Lisa King

I hope everyone had a restful weekend and accomplished all that they set out to do.   I re-did the storage closet on Saturday night and only had to get rid of one bag!  I’ve done very well in keeping it clean so it turned out to be an easy task.  I think cleaning it out every three months will keep it from getting to full…

I decided that for the month of November I’ll try not to use the microwave at all.  I just want to see how realistic this is for me.   Not that there is anything wrong with using the microwave, but I had heard that a sick man was told not to use one , on doctors orders.  That got me to thinking, why do they (Dr’s and such) only tell us what’s bad to use AFTER we’ve gotten sick.  Why won’t this guy tell his regular patients that their microwave could be harmful?

Now, maybe it isn’t harmful at all and maybe when the first models were being used they were dangerous.  Now, not so much.  If you have any information about the pros/cons of using this machine, please let me know.  I will carry on with my 30 day challenge and hopefully if y’all hear anything or know anything please let me know!


P.S.  Can you believe this snow??  I mean, I knew it was coming but some how am now feeling very unprepared…


Yikes!   Today is the first day of Freshair Boutique’s P90x challenge.  Team Freshair consists of Lisa, Amy, Christie and myself. We are going to be doing four of the many DVD’s that P90x has to offer over a period of three months.  Please feel free to hold us accountable as we are hoping to be in shape by Christmas.    Every now and then I like to do a little program to help break up the monotony of my physical activity.   All of you are now involved!   In preparation for our pow wow tomorrow, I made the girls some DVD covers for their discs…(Sunday night football is less than interesting so I’m crafting while I watch).

Okay, we start now and we will keep you posted.  Maybe if the girls will let me, I can show a photo of us half way through… I’ll find out.