Nostalgia 3

by - July 31, 2015

but first, link up with us on Monday as we recap our month, you know I'll do mine in numbers!!!!

....I thought this was a good one because little did I know that three years later my husband would join forces with his brothers over at Skipthedishes.  They have grown in the three years from one basement dwelling employee to over 100 employees.   It has been a good change for Dan and I can't wait to see what these boys do with this company!
A Repost from September 7th, 2012 (here for original post)

Don't SKIP this post

I mentioned earlier this week that we have a new addition in our house, well in our basement to be more precise and when I say addition what I really mean is a built in babysitter or kids energy user, or something like that.  That's right, Uncle Joshy, affectionately coined by the kids, is ours for the time being!

What you need to know is that Uncle Josh was out globetrotting for a couple years; working here, interning there, so on and so forth.  I would love to see his resumé from all his adventures because he covered some ground.  And seriously, we thought he was never coming back when he had settled in London, England to do his banking thing.   Skype filled the void and daydreams of trips out to see him, but that's never the same.

Eventually, things would work out in our favour when he started dreaming up a start up company.  And if you know the Simairs, you know they have vivid imaginations and tons of success in what they set out to do (but that's another post).  So Josh packed up, moved back home with plans on creating a company that would cater to online ordering.  Et voilà, was born.  With the computer genius of the other brother, Chris,  the boys teamed up and over the course of the past 12+ months, we've watched this grow from an idea to a legit, you can order right now, company.  Quite fascinating.  I have mostly enjoyed the pow-wows that have taken place at our house as the two younger Simairs bounce ideas off of their bright (and may I add) dashingly handsome older brother. I love seeing Dan with his brothers- they are so similar !

Back to the important part, which officially launched yesterday with over 20 restaurants from which you can order.  No longer do you have to frantically search for that outdated menu or remember where you stashed your phone book or google the bejeebus out of restaurants that deliver in Saskatoon.  Nope, instead all you have to do is pop over to, choose the flavour of your day, the pickup or delivery time, the method of payment and BAM! the next thing you know you are enjoying a meal without even having to clean up after yourself.  And it is seriously user friendly, in fact, Josh had Willis ordering from it the other day.
I have to say, as a busy mom, this has been a hit for me, not only because no longer do I have to waste time searching out the info but I have a bunch of places to choose from that I would never get to because of the kid factor.  It has been a success in our house each and every time we've used it.  And Josh didn't even have to pay me to say that.

So this weekend, when you can't come up with anything to eat or you forgot to take out that roast, why not give a try and treat yourself to the break you so deserve!

Also- in case you missed Josh on News Talk Radio yesterday, here is the link for the interview he did with Richard Brown.  I am so proud of Josh and even happier to have him back in our daily lives!


Join me again on August 31st for the Nostalgic Series Link-up.  Post an old post that you are proud of or talk about some good memories!

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  1. Have loved all these old posts this week!! Skip the Dishes is an awesome business!! Congrats to the Simair brothers!! And what a fun link up! You are so creative!!

  2. I'll get on those boys to get some delivery out on the isle of length. Also, creativity is powered by ketchup chips.

  3. What a great business concept! Congrats to your husband and his partners!

    Doused In Pink

  4. I really hope that Seattle is on the long term expansion plan. Then you and Dan would need to come visit to check out how things are going. Just saying.

  5. I LOVE this idea, I think I've said that before though... now we just need it here :)

    I NEED to try and get my sh!it together to linkup on Monday

  6. I would've made sending you pizza waaay easier.

  7. oOOOOORRRR we just come visit and "test" the restaurants first


Have a lovely day!