Hey yooo! Wanna play a little game? Below are 4 truths and 1 lie... #1 - It's the Goods' 3rd birthday and Guy Fawkes Day. #2 - Cat Parker's 16 x great grandfather was one of the ring leaders in Guy Fawkes' posse. #3 - We designed those innovative graphics on our own, without the help of a single professional. #4 - We're going to think this blog post is ten times funnier than you ever will.

  We love our brothers here at the Goods and my one and only bro turned 30 yesterday, thank the gods* the kid is finally catching up. I'm blessed to have grown up along side such an amazing person. Luc never gives up and he never settles. He has mastered the art of finding the positive in every situation. He's as stubborn as a terrier but will give you the shirt off his back... and lord knows my friends would love to see him pull that shirt off his back... ugh. His drive and work ethic is an inspiration and I expect big things from this guy in the years to come. Actually I was rallying this weekend for him to run for mayor of Windsor... watch it Francis. Basically Lucas I want to thank you for being the best and while I have been told my entire life that I have the best brother I don't tell you enough that I have the best brother. Thank you for everything and especially thank you for being there for me always. Oh and thanks for introducing me to this gem, I have it on repeat just like you used to! Happy Birthday little brother! Here's to your best year yet. xo *I'm on a Battlestar bender, frak me!  

What? Today is a very special day, it's Parker's 38th birthday. Seems like just yesterday we were standing around the agency lunch table negotiating the terms our first hangout. I can't imagine life without Cat, it'd be very dull indeed. I've watched her become a wife and shortly after a mother (read shot gun wedding), a homeowner then a mother again. While growing her exceptional family she's also grown her career and a new business. She maintains a level of personal style I find exhausting. Always has a story to tell, it's usually too long but entertaining... even if it's the 5th time you've heard it. She can manage a moon meltdown better than most. Has lived more fantastical lives than a dozen people combined and knows the scientific name for every bird and plant in the province. How/why!? She is proof you can have and be whatever you want in this life, I love this woman and I am not alone. I raise this green smoothie to Cat, you beautiful, magical, wild woman! Here's to the best year yet! xoxo

Elaina Love If you've been following The Goods for a while you've heard me mentioned Elaina Love, some of you even met her. Many of our best recipes are hers or inspired by her and she is the beautiful soul who taught me everything I know about the raw world. There are some people who come into your life and change you forever. Elaina is one of those people for me, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today if it wasn't for her and the academy. I don't think I've ever know someone who's light radiates out, in all directions across the entire planet like Elaina Love's does. It was her birthday yesterday, I would have loved to spend it with her. But I must be patient, waiting in anticipation for our next chance to team up, in some capacity, which I don't doubt will shake up things for me again. She is the queen bee, head witch, mother of raw, goddess of green and I'm blessed to call her my friend and teacher. Happy belated birthday Elaina Love. x