5 Signs he’s not the one for you

Freddy facts of the week: 

Last week we reviewed how to identify the great guy, this week let’s examine those who aren’t worth your time. Any of these 5 reasons are HUGE red flags and should have you running for the hills if you’re not already. 

1. He only calls you after midnight

You, my dear, are a booty call. No one wants to be that girl. You deserve to be the number one to someone, and if he’s not talking to you through the day, he’s probably not worth your time 

2. He waits days to text back and has some lame excuse for being busy.

Ladies, unless he does business at the top of Mount Everest, there’s a point throughout the day that he has both time, and cellular signal to contact you. If he doesn’t it’s typically because he chooses not to. Even if he works 8-12 hour days, if you’re on his mind, he’ll text you. And why shouldn’t he? You’re fabulous! 

3.You haven’t met any of his circle

Friends and family are the first indication that he’s planning on keeping you around. If he’s only taking you out alone you might want to question your worth to him. 

4. He’s rude to you

You’ve probably already forgiven him for whatever he said to you when he was drunk. But you have to ask yourself, if alcohol shows what people are hiding, does this not show you that he holds some form of malice towards you? Having someone call you derogatory names or  undermine your intellect are sure signs that he doesn’t respect you. If the person you think you love doesn’t respect you, you’re doomed my dear.  

5. He has another woman

You’d think this one would be obvious but let me elaborate. No man is with a woman because he’s stuck with her, give them a bit more credit than that. They do what they want to do, so if they’re still with her, it’s because they want to be. Not to mention, if he’s cheating on her, what’s to say he won’t cheat on you? Run away while you can.

Ladies, never lose your sense of value. You’re worth so much more than you give yourselves credit for. 

If you find yourself feeling alone and dejected, remove yourself from the drama, block his number and social media, take yourself on a shopping spree and plan a girls night. Never forget to treat yourself like the queen you are.

Speaking of shopping sprees, it’s Freddy Canada‘s semi annual sale! Now you can get the hottest styles for up to 50% off. Not in canada? No problem! USA head on over to Freddy USA.

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Hair and makeup: Tara Smith

Clothing by: Freddy (Chinook mall location) 

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5 Signs he’s a keeper

Freddy facts of the week:

We all wonder what to look for in a man. When in a relationship here are 5 things to watch for that can help ensure you’re not wasting your time:

1. He makes time for you

This is huge. With everyone being so “busy” in today’s world, it’s important to know where you file into his schedule. If he manages to take your call at work (or calls you back the second he can), if he’s at a party and takes the time to call/text you, if he’s watching sports and still makes time to call, your man is showing you’re important to him. If you constantly hear, ” I couldn’t talk to you because __________,” You should probably rethink your current man. 

2. He texts you good morning/goodnight 

This is sort of similar from the first but not quite. By messaging you at these key times it shows that in his most quiet moments, the times when he’s alone, he’s thinking of you. You’re one of his first thoughts waking up and one of the last before he closes his eyes. This is a way of saying, “you’re a priority to me.”

3. You can find the humour in the most stressful of situations

This is something you’ll experience the more you’re together and perhaps when you’re officially in a relationship. But when the chips are down and the whole world as you know it is crashing around you, you can both find a way to laugh about something. You need to remember above all else that you are in love, and love does not thrive in pain, rather it sees humour and play as fuel, you must be able to see past the present and remind your souls that you are true, and you’re there to support and cherish each other. 

4. You laugh at most of the same jokes

You don’t have to like the same things, but laughter and love are very similar languages. Try going to a stand up comedy show, if you both howl laughing about the same subject matter chances are you’ll be able to speak to each other’s souls for a long time.

5. He touches you often

This is a direct sign that not only is he thinking of you, but wants to be connected in more of a physical way. If he holds your hands, hugs/kisses you, grabs your ass, he’s letting you and everyone in eye sight know that you’re his, and he’s yours. 

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Hair and Makeup by: Tara Smith

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Becoming a mother

Everyone says your whole life will change when you have a baby. And they’re right…

For me I’m still in shock. I mean, considering everything that’s wrong with me, this little one has held on 6months and 2 weeks so far, she could technically be born today and have a decent chance of survival (better in a few weeks or rather, full term).

Since finding out I was pregnant I got my ass into gear. I quit all my medications for sake of the baby. I’d be lying if I said it’s not a struggle. My anxiety is through the roof. I worry about shit I’ve never even considered! How many germs are on a public change table? High chair? Mall floor? I watch how other children behave and think of how I would discipline or negotiate that behaviour. I worry about SIDS, infections, someone hurting her. She’s not even here yet and these are just the beginning. I worry about how to make the perfect cupcake. I worry I was too much of a tomboy growing up and such am making an effort to actively learn more makeup and hair skills so my little girl looks cute and stylish. 

I worry about my looks… Now I know most of you who’ve had a child can back me up here. Our bodies, that were once so petite, have morphed into the mothership and now we have a protruding belly that soon spontaneously jumps in areas with no provocation. I mean it’s one of the greatest, and strangest feelings in the world. This little being, this little you and your partner, is just churning around in there, pushing and kicking and swishing around. But then, at the same time, say goodbye to your favourite clothes, shoes (farewell Ivanka trump shoes, I’ll catch u next summer 😦 )

If you’re anything like me you’ll be needing a makeup bag near by. They say it’s an old wives tale that female babies steal your beauty… Well this one is siphoning it out of me. I don’t feel pretty unless I paint my face right up, I definitely didn’t get that pregnancy glow. 

But there’s something unique about carrying a baby. It’s like they already know you and understand you. If I’m sad, she starts to kick and I calm down. Despite hating that I lost my cute abs, I sit/stand there, rubbing my belly like I’m a god damn Buddha statue. It feels so cool. And sometimes she can feel my hand and touches it from inside. It’s terrifying. It’s amazing. I’m filled with fear and the most joy I have ever felt. 

So while I wait to meet my little princess, I’ll sit outside on the deck, listen to the birds chirp and write this, as id be a fool to think moments this peaceful will continue after the baby’s here. 

To my daughter: It’s the homestretch now my little love, I’ll meet you at the finish line, daddy will be there too, and we’ll start a whole new journey. I love you more than anything in the world. 

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Windows 10 Invasion

For months I have received notifications on my laptop asking if I would like to update my system. Every time I responded “no.”

This last week I went to start my laptop, and when I did, it took forever to get going, and somehow, magically had installed Windows 10 all by itself.

I understand that automatic updates happen. But, when you ask me to update for months and I say no you just force it on me? Well gee thanks for raping my laptop Microsoft. I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t want it. I was happy with my previous system, (which took me forever to learn as it is.) 

I discovered I’m not the only one this has happened to. Many of my friends have also been hacked by the software giant. And not one of us is thankful for it. On top of hijacking our systems we are now getting instructional emails on how to use this new software, being told “welcome,” to something I never invited into my system in the first place. Honestly I feel like my computer and my email have been violated.

This statement has been used to describe religion but I’m going to alter it in regards to this current phenomenon:

“Having the new windows is like having a penis. It’s ok to be proud of it.  But don’t go whipping it out in public or shoving down people’s throats. 

Or in our case, uploading it to our computers without our consent.

End rant 

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5 Crucial points to maintain coloured hair.

Freddy fact of the week:

All too often I see girls get a beautiful, vibrant colour, it lasts one week and the next week the same girl’s hair looks busted and as though it hasn’t been styled in weeks…
So what happened? 
Well girls you HAVE to take care of your hair, if you don’t know how to, that’s cool I got you covered ..
There’s 5 crucial things you need to keep in mind in order to maintain your colour: 
2. Wash with colour treated shampoo and conditioner from a SALON as it will be free of sulfates (sulfates dry the hair out, leaving it brittle, it’s also a cleansing agent so it literally strips the colour from your hair). 
3. Wash in cold water for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd wash. This closes the cuticle, sealing the colour in. 
4. Try to use dry shampoo to spare another day without washing your hair. 
5. Use a Leave in conditioner as it also keeps the cuticle closed, also moisturizes, protects from heat, and reflects the light making it much more lustrous. (Aka shiny 🙂 
So there you have it! 5 simple tips to save you colouring your hair every two weeks. 

For the latest fashion to match your beautiful hair head to 

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5 Great Date Ideas

Freddy Fact of the week

In the world of 2016, so many people are dating. The same old “let’s go to the bar,” or “watch Netflix and chill” is getting really overplayed. So here’s some classy and fun ways to impress your next date, and who knows, maybe they’ll be the one.

1. Comedy club

There is nothing more interesting than seeing what makes your love interest laugh. You get to a know a side of them they may not show all the time, and the most pure you’ll ever see someone look is when they genuinely laugh. Here in Calgary I suggest The Laugh Shop, second to that would be YukYuks. Laugh shop you get your own table and can have some private time before the show starts. YukYuks has some private booths but you may be on a long table with other couples, so if you want more intimacy between the two of you I would take the former suggestion. 

2. Fancy dinner and a walk

Any restaurant that has a tv commercial is not the restaurant you are permitted to choose in this category. Think 4-5 star, obscure menu, (there better not be chicken fingers on there), usually formal or semi formal attire. If all else fails you can laugh together about the strange dish one of you ordered or have a giggle at either one trying to pronounce some French delicacy. Afterward, drive to downtown or your local river valley and go for a walk. Walk in a public place though, no girl likes to be lead into a dark forest after a first date. Go feed the ducks together, or just sit on a rock for a minute and talk. 

3. Picnic storm 

If you catch wind that a storm is coming, (gotta be a fair distance away though) setup a picnic together on a hill where you can see the approaching storm. It’s incredibly beautiful to watch lightning and rain from afar. Plus with the quick drop in temperature you may even get to wear your partners coat or get to get close to them. 

4. Paintball 

For this one I suggest going on a random weekday so that you can have a course to yourselves. Suit up, and test your combat skills (or lack thereof) against each other in a primal setting. You soon learn how compassionate someone is when they can easily shoot you in the privates but chooses not to. Or you can watch them suffer in a playful way, up to you, but girls, don’t shoot men in the privates or the date might not go so well.

5. Tubing (in summer) skating (in winter) 

Summer; put on your cutest bikini, bring water and a snack (in a ziploc bag) apply lots of sunscreen, grab a couple DECENT PRICED tubes and hit up your local river. The reason I say spend a bit more on tubes (the same as you might on good pants) is that you don’t want to be the person half way down the river who’s tube pops. So splurge a bit so you have one that will last a few trips.

Winter: skating. Grab your skates (again, don’t use rentals, go buy a pair instead) take a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate (add a shot of baileys for even more fun) bundle up, and go to your local outdoor rink. There’s something magical about skating around with someone you love as the snow falls gently outside. Afterward you can cuddle up in your car together and warm up before you take your partner home.

Notice one thing about all these dates? Not one suggested sleeping together. Get to know the person you plan on dating, 2016 has little to no romance left and it saddens me. When you know a person inside out, their desires, their fears, what they enjoy, then you can truly love a person. And when you start out by dating you’ll always have a great “how we met” story, rather than the same old “we met at a bar.”

There’s a bit of romance in all of us, sometimes you just need to think outside the box.

Need the perfect outfit for your date? Head to your local Freddy Pant Room and get fitted for your one of a kind look today! 

In calgary, head to Chinook centre or elsewhere in Canada go online to Freddy Online

In the USA head to Freddy USA

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Hair and Makeup Tara Smith

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Shoes by Ivanka Trump

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6 Ways to cool your house without an AC

Freddy Facts of the week:

With summer fast approaching, Canadians are all too familiar with major heat waves that make it almost impossible to sleep (especially if you share a bed with your partner, in my case he’s a walking furnace).

So I’m going to outline 6 ways you can keep your house nice and cool, so you can rest up and really enjoy the heat in a healthy way.


Ever wonder how greenhouses can keep going all year? All that glass allows the Suns rays to be absorbed and reflected to create more heat within it. As tempting as it is in summer to open the blinds and let the sun in before you leave for work, if you don’t want to come home to a walk in sauna, keep them closed. Even better if you have black out curtains or a heavy cloth to go over the blinds (standard plastic blinds still let a decent amount of light in, so if you really want a chill house try putting up some thick towels or a dark fleece blanket over the windows, you’ll thank me later).

2. Turn your ceiling fans to COUNTER CLOCKWISE

Believe it or not, we’re supposed to switch our fans in winter and summer. Clockwise allows the heats to rise, whereas the opposite pulls up the cold air. Also, turning your oven extractor fan or your bathroom fans on will also suck out the heat as that is one of their main functions.

3. Don’t close bedroom doors

Houses have a natural air flow to them and disrupting that will allow bedrooms to trap the warm air in. Ever notice the living room is usually colder than your room? You probably kept the door closed. Open it up and you’ll notice a couple degree drop at least.

4. Change up your bedding

In the winter months we usually gravitate to flannelette sheets. In summer try switching to cotton, it doesn’t hold as much heat.

5. Make your own AC (my favourite)

A trick I learned when I had my first apartment in a ghetto, was to place a bowl filled with ice in front of a fan (make sure the fan can be seen from above the bowl) turn it on and voila! You have your own cheap version of an air conditioner.

6. Let the night air seep in

Many nights get colder than the day (some don’t so maybe step outside and make sure you feel a breeze) if you do feel that breeze, open up all the windows in your home and let that cool air circulate. You can even be strategic with your fans and place them near the air flow to help pick it up and travel through.

So there you have it. 6 ways to keep things chilled this summer. Every year the metropolitan centres like Toronto lose some elderly due to heat exhaustion, so if you have a grandparent that you care about try setting up some of these tricks for them, and they’ll be around to enjoy more summers with you in the future.

Stay cool Canada

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