This is an {un}blog, and not really a blog (because I never really do anything completely conventionally), but I certainly do have a lot to say and share (for those of you who know me, you did not need me to spell this out). I’m SO fortunate to be able to connect with people, products, and ideas that I find incredibly inspiring every day, and I hope to use this virtual space to give you an inside look into what’s going on in my (crazy) world…which, I share with you.

Along with my small but mighty team, we will be posting content under 3 main departments, and encourage you to share with us as well. If something excites or outrages you, if you have a product or service that we should know about, or should you have any comments, complaints, criticisms or compliments please be in touch.

Our Stories
tea bags

Not All Tea Bags Are Created Equal

We love both waking up and winding down with a hot cup of tea. A good tea is not only comfort in a cup, but it can also give us a boost, help us sleep, or nourish us – all depending on what’s in it. Especially when we’re on-the-go, it’s handy to have pre-divided, portable tea bags containing your favourite blends. But, buyer beware… (more…)

Healthy Skin

Did you hear about this study out of University of California, Berkeley, that shows that after just 3 days of using makeup, shampoos and lotions free of hormone-disrupting chemicals, levels of those chemicals in the body dropped up to 45 percent? That means switching your body care products right now will make a difference right away. (more…)

Lisa Sweetman and Cassandra Rizzotto

IWM: Lisa Sweetman and Cassandra Rizzotto

We interviewed Lisa Sweetman and Cassandra Rizzotto, founders of Earth + City. We found out the key to successful partnerships, what they love about being employers, and how to spot a great farmers’ market. (more…)

not all maple syrup is created equal

Not All Maple Syrup is Created Equal

Who among us does not love maple syrup?! It’s a Canadian staple, a natural sweetener, and features over 63 antioxidents (in fact, it has the same beneficial classes of antioxidant compounds found in berries, tomatoes, and flax). Compared to sugar, maple syrup is less refined, has more nutrients, and has a lower glycemic index, meaning it doesn’t impact blood sugar levels as dramatically.


On Connectivity and Being a Network Orchestrator

I believe that no company is too small to make a difference, but I also know that we create our biggest impact when good people, doing good things, stick together and work together for good.

IWM: Joey Storm

We interviewed Joey Storm, creator of jocycle, original author of The Tale of Kale, and the inspiration for No Nuts Please. We found out what it’s like to go to school, parties, and camp with a nut allergy, which allergen-free school lunch her friends all want to try, and what it’s really like to be Lisa Borden’s daughter.   (more…)

hire a business coach

Why Not To Hire a Business Coach

Hiring a business coach can be a valuable, game-changing decision for your company—but it’s not for everyone. It might not be the right time, you may not have the budget for it, or the first business coach you meet may not be the right fit for you. The right coach will be able to offer you a return on investment (ROI), without making unrealistic promises of what you’ll be earning and how quickly you’ll start earning it. (more…)

special projects

Our “Special” Projects

Borden Communications + Design is focused on growing good businesses for our clients, but as a small, determined team, we are also super proud of the projects we’ve created out of passion, outrage, or to fill a need in the market. We’ve shared them in this post – there are many, and in 2017, we look forward to introducing a few more. (more…)

Not all dryer balls are created equal

I switched from dryer sheets to dryer balls a long time ago – Fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain some not-so snuggly ingredients that are doing a lot of harm to our health and even our planet! (more…)


Wisdom: From Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs

Reflecting on this year in business conjures up the same extreme gratitude that the other 22 years of Borden Communications has for me. Without triple-good clients and colleagues, also in relentless pursuit of running good businesses with strong, successful results, I wouldn’t be in a position to do and support this good work.