Monthly Archives: December 2009

Great kid’s music game…

Found this one on the TVOKids website…

It’s called the Make Your Own Music Game‘.

You pick the musicians, DJs or beat boxer and create your own piece of music.

My 3 year old [almost 4] son loves it…bonus is you can record the piece of music your child creates and email it to family and friends.

Here’s one that he created this morning


Christina Grimmie…

Plays piano by ear…can’t read notes….totally self taught singer and pianist….I say she has that ‘it’ thing industry people are always talking about.

Her name is Christina Grimmie. 15 years old.

You can check out her cover songs on her YouTube site.

Love her version of The Fray’s ‘Never Say Never’.

Goodbye 2009…

2009 was a fab year for music…[OK not all of it]….here is the best mash up that brings together all that was musically in 2009.

DJ Earworm returns with his annual United State of Pop mash-up of the top 25 Billboard songs of 2009.


Happy New Year. All the best in 2010.

Why I love music….#1007

This is just yet another reason why I love music so much…

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony Orchestra ‘Nothing Else Matters’

For real?

Ahh yes another needed invention Really.
And here I thought that was what scarves were for….my bad.

Presenting…The Necky.


My favourite though is this comment on YouTube: “[Those] stupid enough to buy these products should be charged with inhibiting the progress of humanity.” jetsam50000


Saw this in the Style section of Toronto Life…..

André Leon Talley, Vogue’s over-the-top editor-at-large (remember that tennis scene from The September Issue?), will be a full-time judge on America’s Next Top Model. This season—excuse us, cycle—is currently filming in Auckland, New Zealand. We thought Tyra was crazy when she debuted her Smyze superhero, but clearly the woman is a television genius. Talley and Miss J in a room together plus clueless models equals reality TV bliss. [Independent]

I cannot wait until Cycle 14!



Love this Owl City ‘Fireflies’ parody….a tribute to IKEA. [the guy’s voice is spot on]

Lost Generation

This video was created for the AARP U@50 video contest and placed second.

It is based on the Argentinian Political Advertisement “The Truth” by RECREAR.

I think it’s the worth the 1minute 44sec it takes to watch it.

New Music

Here are are four tracks to check out…new releases this week on iTunes.
Brilliant stuff.

1. Danger Mouse + James Mercer = Broken Bells. This is their first single ‘The High Road’ from their debut album dropping on March 9th.

My Best of 2009….

Here is a random in no particular order of preference collection of things that I came across this year that I absolutely love…

1. Victoria Beckham’s perfume: Beckham Signature…I love the fact that it reminds me of cotton candy.

2. The TV show ‘Glee’

3. The website ‘Beyond The Rack’…big fancy names, ridiculous prices

4. The ballet flats by Pretty Ballerinas…now in Canada [Montreal]

5. The children’s singing duo ‘Bobs & LoLo’ [Treehouse]

6. The website ‘Etsy’…I could spend hours checking out all the online shops.

7. CoverGirl ‘Exact Eyelights’ mascara in Black Pearl

8. GOSH cosmetics Lip Gloss #009

9. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Lipcolor #035 [Iconic Iris]

10. Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Espresso & Black

11. Tide Stain Release In-Wash Booster pacs [they really do work amazingly well]

12. nuyu facial cleaning milk [love the smell]

13. Dan Thompson’s Beauty Busted blog [Yummy Mummy Club]…the man has saved me a fortune in cosmetics

14. [cause we all love playing DJ]

15. Rice paper pulled pork Spring Rolls from the Mekong [divine]

16. The album ‘The Fray’ by TheFray.

17. The children’s TV shows Yo Gabba Gabba and Olivia.

18. Hydrasense Nasal Care sprays [colds what colds?]

19. Boiron Coryzalia Cold Homeopathic Medicine

20. Triaminic Flowing Vapours for children

21. Aleva Naturals: Breathe Easy Cream

22. Triaminic Pure Remedies Non Medicated Nasal Saline Mist for Children

23. Studio M clothing line [The Bay]

24. D’lish Clothing Co. handbags

25. Lori Michaels dresses

26. Porter Airlines

27. Twitter [I’m @cbernardi]

28. Vimeo

29. Evian Roller Babies TV ads

30. Kashi Original 7 Whole Grain crackers

31. Kashi Cherry Dark Chocolate TLC Chewy Granola Bars

32. Two Monkeys Coffee and Tea House in Ottawa

33. For everything food and recipies:

34. Farmville

35. Green Mountain Coffee…their Hot Cocoa is so good.

36. Keurig® Single-Cup Brewer

37. Tassimo Coffee system

38. Olay Quench Body Wash

39. The artist: Florence + Machine and the song ‘You’ve Got The Love’

40. Lebanese spinach & meat pies from Aladdin Bakery in Ottawa

41. Stuntman Stu Red Line Merlot

42. The Yummy Mummy Club [yes I write a blog for it but that’s besides the point]

43. Gok Wan’s TV Show: How to Look Good Naked

44. Best websites for the kiddlets:,,,,

45. Canadian Olympic Team Unisex Trapper Hat by Hbc

46. Tuong Ot Toi Viet-Nam Chili Garlic Sauce

47. Allessia La Bomba Hot Antipasto Spread

48. La Belle Excuse White Balsamic Vinegar

49. Crerar’s No. 1 Golden Honey [Vernon, ON]

50. Prairie Premium Ground Flax Seed

51. Dimpflmeier Healthy Living Prebiotic Multigrain Bread

52. La Vache Qui Rit Cheez Dippers

53. Natunola Health’s Delight Omega-3 Instant Oatmeal with shelled flax

54. Y & Y Brand Rice Paper

55. Pastene Fillets of Mackerels in Olive oil

56. Fruits & Passion Green Tea Body Souffle

57. Fruits & Passion Cucina Lime Zest Regenerating Hand Cream

58. Fruits & Passion Cucina Ginger & Sicilian lemon Regenerating Hand Cream

59. Purell Moisture Hand Sanitizer Therapy

60. Smith’s Rosebud Salve