Since 1999, I have been aggressively researching a wide range of subjects, particularly those pertaining to human health and environmental issues. I have written for local, regional and national publications and am well versed in chemicals in consumer products and the harmful effects of pesticides. I graduated from London School of Journalism with a diploma in Freelance Writing & Journalism.
Things I love: photography, arts & crafts, animals and birds, (especially my pet chickens), walking, wildcrafting and berry picking, organic gardening, seed saving, developing personal care recipes, cooking and baking great organic foods...I have a great passion for architecture and home design.
I insist on certified organic, people friendly products, environmentally friendly comes second to people friendly. I love nice things, nice homes, nice cars, pretty stuff and fantastic food...I don't think anyone has to go all out granola to be a healthy eco-consumer.
Things I detest: green-washing, pink-washing, toxic pesticides, synthetic ingredients in personal care and household products, fabric softener (hate it!), factory farms, GMO's, ignorance and judgmental people.
More about us: Myself and my husband (Zuki) live in a home that I designed, drafted and contracted to be free from toxic chemicals.
We plan on building another home in the future with more outdoor living space. We may consider moving out of the province but have been looking for a non existent utopia, when we find the next best thing I will then set my sights on a new destination.
I dream of living near a sandy beach, in an area which is pesticide-free, has clean air and water, a temperate warm climate, lots of markets and local organic food and to hopefully meet some like-minded friends to spend evenings beach combing, enjoying a cup of organic tea and good scent-free fun.
All products on my blog are safe products which I would use myself. I carefully choose products I promote...They must be organic, natural, safe and healthy.
Why Colorful Canary?
Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would routinely bring canaries into the mines. Canaries are especially sensitive to toxins, which made them ideal for detecting any dangerous gas build-ups such as methane and carbon monoxide. Other animals were used occasionally, but only the canary had the ability to detect small concentrations of toxins. Having extremely heightened sense of smell and sensitivities to chemicals, myself and others who have such sensitivities often refer to ourselves as canaries due to our ability to detect small amounts of chemicals in our environment.
Colorful is just how I feel my life is...I have so many different interests, I know who I am and live authentically; I choose to do and support the things I am passionate about and share them with others.
Who Is Zuki:
Zuki is my husband who has been mastering the art of building things from wood without toxic glues or chemical finishes. He also enjoys helping with the heavy garden chores, and eating the organic recipes from our kitchen. He also has a passion for Mountain Biking and has many cool videos on his Newfoundland cycling excursions. I've decided to add some of his many fun projects to my blog so just click on "Zuki's Blog" at the top of this page for more on easy wood working projects & Zuki's ideas and interests.
You can email us any time at: colorfulcanary(at)gmail.com
PR Media Kit
PROMOTING YOUR PRODUCT/BUSINESS WITH ME
If you would like to see your product or website featured on Colorful Canary, I invite you to send along a pitch via email. Please note that products must reﬂect the values of Colorful Canary. Followers of Colorful Canary are interested in certified organic foods & personal care, natural fiber clothing & accessories, gardening & plants, natural arts & crafts, woodworking & home repairs and products which promote healthy living.
ADVERTISING WITH ME
Advertising on Colorful Canary will increase your traffic at a low cost to you! Not only will you benefit from increased traffic, you in turn will be supporting a blogger that lives, loves & promotes healthy, eco-friendly, organic and green practices.
Would you like my honest review? (I will give constructive criticism when I feel necessary).
I will not accept payment for positive reviews.
I will offer an honest, fair and balanced review of products based on my personal experience. I have a moral obligation to my readers and I will only offer a positive review of products which I personally believe in but will in no way bash product samples.
If you would like a review on your organic personal care or foods or on non-toxic home & garden products send me an email linking to the product or products you would like reviewed, please include a complete list of ingredients, including which ingredients are organic and the certifying bodies or materials used.
People friendly first...I am most interested in products which are the safest for people and animals, environmentally friendly is second to that.
After I assess the ingredients I will let you know if your products meet my criteria for a review. I only accept full sized functional products.
Thanks to all who have requested a review!
*Please ask before mailing any products, as I cannot guarantee a review.
*I can not, under any circumstances, return products sent to me for review.
Giveaways are a great way to increase your products exposure and traffic to your website. I have some unique ideas for giveaways so contact me to find out all about it!
If you have great products and you would like to host a giveaway on Colorful Canary, I will need to review the product for consideration and will gladly host a giveaway for safe, healthy, green and organic products. Simply email me with the details of your product. I will contact you within 7 days to let you know if your product meets the criteria for a giveaway.
*If you would like to provide a product for a giveaway you will be responsible for mailing the product directly to the winner (Please do not mail it to me directly) and must be willing to send to Canada & USA and must be mailed to the winner within two weeks of receiving the winners mailing information.
*Unless otherwise negotiated, winners are chosen at random using Random.org or Rafflecopter.
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