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Another Bucket List Item Checked Off

 Today, what can I say about today? Today I had one of the most exciting experiences of my life. One of my long-time bucket list items have been to have a makeover done on tv. And what better place to do it than on The Marilyn Denis Show!

I grew up watching Marilyn. I remember her show was one of my mother’s favourite daytime talk shows to watch. I remember my mother always raving and boosting about how fabulous Marilyn was. And I’ve seen Marilyn transform women into their truly potential best self.

Today, Marilyn and her team gave me the opportunity to transform my boring, all-black date-night look into a va-va-voom look. Her team and the amazing and successful stylist, Denise Caldwell ignited the confidence in me that I had lost so many years ago.


For a woman, who at one time in her life always felt like a million bucks and then through a devastating divorce and years of feeling like she didn’t deserve to be beautiful; and then to turn her into a diva through the help of an enthusiastic and confident fashion stylist, hair and makeup gurus and an opportunist talk-show host, is one of the most exhilarating experiences a woman can have. Today, I felt like I was 20 again and like I was a stunning, desirable and confident woman again; the first time in over 12 years.
How do I thank you Heidi Allen for giving me this opportunity? How do I say how much you’ve inspired me Denise Caldwell? And how do I say thanks hair and makeup gurus for bringing back years of lost confidence? But most importantly, how do I say thank you Marilyn for giving average gals like me this experience of a lifetime and memories to last forever.

 Thank you The Marilyn Denis show and team for bringing back the me I thought I lost years ago. Xoxo

Bucket List: Zip Lining

This past week I crossed off one more item off my bucket list. I went zip lining at Wild Water Kingdom. It was an amazing experience. I was scare half to death and didn’t even want to go. But D and all of our friends forced me to do it. I’m so glad I listened to them. It was an experience I will never forget. I believe it’s about 100 ft drop across the park grounds. Whatever it is, it is horrifyingly breathtaking!

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures if us zip lining because its a water park and our phones and camera were in our rental lockers. However, you can check it out HERE if you want more info. It’s called Face Drop and is one of the longest face-first (aka Superman position) zip line in Toronto.

The park is now closed for the year but I totally recommend, if you’re in Toronto next year to check it out.


CN Tower EdgeWalk

The Canadian National Tower (CN Tower) is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and has recently announced  Toronto’s newest attraction. The CN Tower EdgeWalk will allow visitors to walk around the Tower’s main pod; which is 116 ft above ground. In the summer of 2011, they will be charging $175 per person to experience this thrilling adventure. Visitors will be strapped to a harness attached to an overhead safety rail and will be able to walk hands-free around one of the “worlds highest full circle on a 5 ft wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod.”

The website describes the experience to last at least 1.5 hours with 20 to 30 minutes actually spent walking around the edge of the tower. It’s a little pricey if you ask me. But being able to experience something like this is a once-in-a-lifetime type of thing.

I’ve never gone bungee jumping or skydiving. But both are on my bucket list.  So, why not this?

D and I have already planned to go bungee jumping at Paramount Canada’s Wonderland this summer. It’s called the Xtreme Skyflyer and takes visitors 170 ft into the air and drops them; or as they describe it: “takes riders through a breathtaking pendulum swing, soaring a mere six feet above the ground!” The Xtreme Skyflyer is cheaper than the CN Tower EdgeWalk and costs about $15 per person for 3 people or $45 for a single person (I think that price is still relevant).

I’m not entirely sure when we’ll get to the EdgeWalk but sometime this summer for sure! I was recently at the CN Tower and will post pictures of our in-door experience both here and on Tamana’s View soon.