Author: HartGalla

Support #WeHaveThePower Campaign

  I know and believe in the potential social media has to bring good into the world. I also know how the anonymity of the internet somehow gives people the power to hide behind technology and be more hurtful than you could ever possibly imagine. My heart hurt when I heard about Rehteah Parsons. Initial anger gave way to frustration when we learned how something so devastating could happen and hardly a thing has been done about it. I read her dad's post. I can only imagine how unbearable it was as a parent watching your child suffer without having the ability to figure out how to support them. [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="165"] #WeHaveThePower[/caption] And then the universe aligned and I was introduced to this campaign. Sharing is one of the best ways to promote this conversation and I ask you to Share this FORWARD. Below is a summary of Dartmouth High School and...

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Adventure of the Windows Phone #HolidaySwap

  For a person who looks to her phone like an extension of her right arm, I can come clean and admit I’m a bit of an addict. Don’t get me wrong, my kids and my husband (hopefully) will never say they suffer from my addiction to the social space, but I do REALLY enjoy it and am intrigued with how social media is defining the varying degrees we all engage online . When Microsoft Canada asked me to swap my current phone for a Windows Phone over the holidays, I was a bit apprehensive at first. I am a fan of adapting early to technology but knew this would be to be more than a BIT of a learning curve…I would be working with a new phone, running my business, doing it all at the busiest time of year while figuring out the ins and outs, apps and tricks of a...

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Thinking about Mom Biz Retreat? DO IT…

  Don’t think about it any further.. if you are a mom and an entrepreneur and are trying to figure out where your business needs to go, THIS is the workshop for you. I honestly went into the MomBiz Retreat thinking it would be great to catch up with a few lovely ladies I hadn’t seen in awhile while picking up a few ‘tips’ on how to manage my business. I left the MomBiz Retreat feeling part of a powerful sisterhood of women who were all going through the same kind of experiences with their businesses…A group of women who completely understood working through the ebbs and flows of entrepreneurship while also working on being great moms. [caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ladies of Mom Biz Retreat- Ontario 2012[/caption]   I have never been to a workshop where I saw value in every module we went through: from who my ideal client was to where I need...

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Adult Halloween Party- Hallowine and Spirits

In our world, as much as we plan events for a living we also love hosting them. Halloween is like Christmas around here, a chance for a hundred theme parties to happen in one night. So this year to celebrate the anniversary of Hart & Galla, we chose to host a HALLOWINE & SPIRITS PARTY and asked guests to come dressed as the drink they were bringing. The night brought characters like Jager Bomb, Pink Lady, Yellow Tail, Fat Bastard, Slippery Nipple, Bombay Sapphire, Captain Morgan and many more...

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Motorcycle Party

Nothing connects with women more than bling. Add a bike to it and you have one of the most exciting charity events imaginable. This event was designed to engage women into the sport of motorcycling and helping them get closer to the idea of actually getting their license and riding one in Ottawa. The focus was on stations that mixed everything that women love- hair, make-up, jewellery, shopping with stations on getting into motorcycling by reducing the intimidation and barriers women feel. Motorcycle Stations included: -A photo booth area that shot you on a motorcycle, complete with a take home souvenir. -An information area on how to get your license -A demonstration on a technique on how to lift a motorcycle if it fell (we had 100 lb women lifting a 400 lb motorcycle) -A shopping area to suit you up for the ride   This was a charity event and did an incredible job of raising funds for the...

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Brazilian Carnivale Party

Nothing sizzles more than a Brazilian Themed Carnivale Party.  Turn the dial to HOT with an extra spicy, exotic, and energetic event that will knock your guests socks off. Decor We created the feeling of a Brazilian Street Carnivale with oversized giant round balloons in the traditional colours of blue, green and yellow. If you are looking to purchase these giant rounds, I picked them up from MSR Balloons. Note: with the brokerage fee I still saved a bit of money but it might have been easier purchasing in Canada if available. Every guest received a souvenir photo shot with a background of Rio and their favorite Samba girl to take home from the evening. Graffiti style table numbers played up the street piece while citrus coloured arrangements and sand filled mason jars helped keep the theme bright and lively. On the menu Signature Cocktails Caipirinha Brazilian Beach (Rum) Cocktail Salad: Palm Heart & Papaya Tropical Salad Entree: Sirloin of BBQ Beef...

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Dr. Seuss Party

How to do a Dr.Seuss party for under $100 Kids birthday parties can easily get quite expensive but you can do it much cheaper by just adding a bit of extra creativity to the mix. This idea might be a bit more effort but we did it in the weeks prior bits at a time and considering the money it saved, was well worth it. Below is a snapshot on how we created something out of hardly anything and had one of the best birthday parties around! Put me in the Zoo House Start by placing poster board polka dots everywhere outside the house to create excitement for the party as soon as guests arrive. BUY sheets of poster board from the dollar store and cut out two sizes that using a template could typically get 4-5 polka dots out of each piece. Adhere using duct tape. To get to the backyard, we created a balloon...

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