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Are you one of those people that would rather follow a penguin onto an ice flow than eat your veggies?  There’s help for that!

This week we “Uncovered” a local business that offers a simple way to bridge the gap between how many servings of fruit and vegetables we actually eat and what we should be eating.  Check out this “Uncovered” website.


The business is Juice Plus and the representative is Veronika Kovecses. Veronika became a firm believer in her product line when her daughter suffered a severe reaction to anesthesia, 6 years ago, with possible “failure to thrive”.  Her daughter’s specialists at Sick Kids Hospital were struggling with the case and asked that Veronika include Juice Plus in her daily nutritional intake.  There was a measurable difference!  In fact, all Children’s hospitals across North America now recommend Juice Plus products to the parents of their young patients, making it the   #1 recommended dietary supplement.

To date there are over 36 medical studies showing an increase in healthy gums, heart health, cardio vascular wellness, immune system, DNA, reducing oxidative stress, healthy skin, and systematic inflammation just to name a few.  Most of us are aware though, that the best way to reduce the possibility of disease is to eat healthy.   There are many more benefits of absorbing the nutrients from fruit and veggies for sure, and they’re all important!

Juice Plus puts their emphasis on whole food, plant based nutrition. They work with mid-sized farms that carefully grow crops as naturally as possible.  This allows products with a much wider variety of vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients.  Check out Veronika’s website to see the array of products to choose from for each different lifestyle!


A great idea is to join the Juice Plus family. If you don’t want to sell the products, the small administration cost of joining is well worth the savings in product costs for your own purchases.

If direct sales are something you’ve considered – this may be a healthy fit for you in a number of ways.  It’s a 100% virtual relationship based business – all for a $50 start up fee.

Think about increasing your daily intake of fruit and vegetable and think about how easily Juice Plus can help you to do that.  Then call Veronika at (705) 305-6369.  You’ll learn some interesting facts!!

Whatever your choice, just remember…

                                                                    ”Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.”

                                                                                                                 -Jim Rohn

Are you a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us know!  We can get you Uncovered!



Oh those jumbles of jewellery!  What a mess of broken chains and single earrings!  We were going to sell them for the gold content – but there are just so many memories.

Imagine our joy when we “Uncovered” Bliss Jewellery right here in Barrie at 32 Ross Street.  We’d like to take a moment to introduce Jennifer Wolfe, the owner.

Jenn has brought her love of metal-smithing to the public in Barrie.  After her studies at Georgian College, Jenn rented a bench at Metzger Studio downtown.  She can’t say enough about Mike and Bev’s love of the art as well as the community.  In fact, Jenn feels that the community here in Barrie is more collaborative than it’s ever been because of them!


Collaboration and customer service make Jenn one of the best in the business.  Take her your “jumble” and she’ll sit with you to design a brand new future heirloom piece that incorporates your desires with her talent.  A perfect partnership!

Jenn also invites us to consider taking one of her workshops to create other pieces to love.  Classes are small and intimate, which works very well under COVID protocols.  The class sizes work even better for learning the creative process.

Have you wished that you could design your own wedding bands,  even make them?  In the New Year there will be classes for that.  Actually there are a number of workshops to choose from – right from beginners to advanced; everything from hammered rings to stone cutting.


In the studio, for the Christmas Gift Season, there are one of a kind pieces for sale.  We were astonished at the variety of design and exquisiteness of each piece.  Jenn has created entire collections of incredible artistry.  The Saxon Collection touched our hearts.  This collection was inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard, discovered in 2009.  Ancient pieces brought to life through new eyes – astonishing!

Another collection that must be seen is the Fiji Pearl Collection.  Jenn has Canada’s only supply of these very unique and breathtaking pearls! 

Whatever your tastes are there is a piece for you.  Take a moment and visit her website, or give her a call at 416 697 8199.  Check out the workshops, the collections, and the collaborations.  Think about creating your new heirloom piece.  Here in Barrie, we’re so proud to uncover such talent! 

Shop Local – You’ll be glad you did!

Are you a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us know!  We can get you Uncovered!

3 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie

5 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie


There is a great joy to watching your loved ones tear open their gifts on Christmas morning. Seeing them revel in the gifts you picked is rewarding and fun.

And yet…the copious amount of paper waste that Xmas generates can weigh on your conscious.

But it doesn’t have to be all shiny wrappers and bows!

Consider these reduced materials ideas that you can right here in Barrie to cut the clutter.


3 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie




Barrie’s recreation centres offer gift cards that can be preloaded and applied to swimming, workouts or any number of leagues and classes. And keep in mind that the locally owned gyms and health centres can still be open in the red zone, with strict restrictions. 



Take advantage of the dozens of great eateries in town and grab some gift cards for a night out.

The Farmhouse, Barnstormer’s, Limoncello and 147 Dunlop are just a few of the locally owned joints that offer passes. And great grub.



Both the Barrie Film Festival and Cineplex have gift cards for purchase if you want to give the gift the big screen, from the comfort of your own home! 

What did you think of our 3 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie? Let us know if we missed any spots or experiences! 



At Jeevanaya Wellness Centre there’s excitement in the air!  We all know that Christmas is the Season of Giving – and they have you covered!

Anita Kaur, owner of Jeevanaya Wellness knows just how stressful this year has been!  Opening a new business during 2020, (the COVID year) has been a lot of hard work and hesitation.

It has paid off though.  Anita welcomes everyone to her beautiful centre to experience treatments.  These treatments will not only relax you, but better your health in many ways.

Save 10% on your gift card purchases!

In the spirit of the season, Anita is offering her community a 10% savings on holiday gift cards.  Choose from Yoga, Reiki and Reflexology or gift a variety of Ayurvedic therapies.  Choose from Shirodhara (head flow massage), or maybe Kati Vasti (a warm oil treatment specifically for lower back and leg pain).

Jeevanaya Wellness Centre offers something for everyone.  Some think of it as pampering while others understand it to be an integral part of their health care regime.

Anita is well-trained in Ayurvedic Therapies, understanding the need to heal mind and body equally.  Each therapy is meant to heal your body and relax your mind, giving you the best of both!!

For those hard to buy for on your list Jeevanaya Wellness offers fresh, feel good ideas.  Check out their website for all available options!

If you yourself want to experience the benefits of these ancient practices – gift yourself.  Often relieving some of our own stress makes happier holidays for everyone!

Drop in or Shop On-line!

You can choose to drop in and purchase a gift wrapped certificate or visit this link to shop online.  Either way you’ll receive the savings!

The gift certificates are available with this discount until January 15th…what a perfect gift for your loved ones this year!

Are you a Barrie Based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us know!  We can get you Uncovered!



No one’s sure what the Holiday Season is going to be like this year.  One thing that you can count on though is that there’s always great food!  What’s even better than great food – is when it’s made for you!  Whether you need a break for a light meal after rushing around, or you’ve been chosen to host your social circle – you can count on Simmering Kettle ( or Dosti Eats( to save the day!

Shalu Persaud, owner of both, understands your need for sustenance.  Both Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats are set up well for catering.  Whether it’s a very intimate fathering at home or a larger group at the office, they’ve got you covered.  If your crowd is looking for something a bit different, Dosti Eats offers ethnic choices from around the world.  Simmering Kettle has those wonderfully traditional dishes to add to your menu.

If you’ve been hard at it – shopping for loved ones, and need a break, pop in to relax over a good cup of coffee and a great meal.  Just taking some time for yourself will make the shopping chores easier.  Better yet, meet a friend and just catch up over an all day breakfast or a soup and salad.

Either restaurant will fit the bill.  Both are found in our South End Retail Centre at 531 and 535 Bryne Drive, located across the parking lot from each other.  As you’re making holiday menus, you may want to check out the website at  Shalu has added a very valuable Meal Plan Menu as well.  Shalu knows how much time is spent in your kitchen to prepare good meals, so this menu has been added to give you a real break.  Everything is done for you to eat seriously good food in your own home.

Call (705) 828-2257 to talk to Shalu about catering, meal plans or even hosting your Christmas events.  Like I said, “She’s got you covered!”