So I’m back again with some random thoughts for you!  My Thursday Thoughts post was actually quite well received and I will continue to bring random thoughts your way on occasion until you beg me to stop the madness.

Today’s three:

255 Government Street

This amazing house was brought to my attention when we did tour through the city of Victoria in British Columbia Canada.  If you have not seen this house yourself, you can view it on this link here: It is apparently on the market for anyone who not repulsed by the gaudy mish mash of opulent finishes inside, and the rainbow of colors on the Victorian exterior.  I think this is the definition of “Extra”!  It is pretty much the complete opposite of my own personal style.  I have to concede that there may be someone out there who will think this might be their dream home. Yikes.


I have been eyeing subscription clothing boxes for a while.  I heard about this one on a podcast that interviewed the owner.  I think knowing a little about her background and reasons for starting the company influenced me to go to her website to see what it is all about.  Evereve is actually the name of the company that has over 80 stores, although none near me.  Their subscription service is called Trendsend.  I decided to try it out as I loved the idea of having a personal stylist send me clothes to wear and I don’t have to research what’s trendy or hunt for the perfect item at the price I want.  I filled out an extensive form about my tastes, size, budget, needs and voila!  I received a box with 6 items, 4 of which I kept! One thing I really like is that you could choose your subscription to be every month, every 2 or 3 months or on demand as you like.  Sometimes I feel that the monthly subscriptions can get cumbersome and stack up when life gets busier. I opted for every 3 months to give a little boost to my wardrobe to step it up a notch.  So far, I am very impressed! To check out Trendsend, click here:!

Speed Ovens

I just attended a training from Monogram appliances about their products.  One of their favorite items is the speed oven, in which they cooked a complete meal for us in no time.  I have known about and seen speed ovens around without knowing exactly how versatile they are, and that they can in fact replace quite a few appliances in the kitchen: microwave, convection oven, steam oven, toaster oven, even a conventional oven if you are not into cooking large turkeys.  I also didn’t know that they have the option to operate as a microhood.  Seems like a no brainer with its pre-programmed settings and recipes to make your busy life simpler.  I love learning new things!  Here is how you can learn more about Monogram speedcooking ovens:


Rebecca Ward