Ladies, serious questions:  do you ever meet someone and just WANT them in your life?

Like that feeling of —  you bring me JOY already (Kondo approved lol). When I met Mandy Lines a few months ago that’s exactly how I felt – I wanted to grab a bottle of wine, and sit down for hours. & hear her story. She’s an inspiration — she ALWAYS has something positive to say and is so full of love it’s contagious. The other thing I noticed immediately about her: she challenges you to talk about yourself. Which — creates vulnerability and the ability for authenticity, this is RARE, and a beautiful thing to experience with a new friend xo 


Mandy shows a genuine interest in your answers –  she listens AND she loves style. SHe’s got the good stuff, and can instantly transform your living room, bedroom or office to be a place that LIGHTS you up. She’s one of our FAVOURITE women to watch this month and I can’t wait for you to check out all the creativity that comes from her. 

Mandy Lines and her husband have owned Budget Blinds in Airdrie since 2009 – that’s 10 years! Am I the only person who hears 2009 and thinks – that wasn’t that long ago –  it kinda  but truth is it’s TEN entire years ago.  Which is why I was super excited to talk about her company — 10 years in Airdrie, supporting local companies & our community. Not only does Mandy’s name pop up all over town when you think of ‘women to watch’ – she’s also an inspiration.

She is fiercely passionate about supporting Airdrie Power (Airdrie First and ONLY women’s shelter!). & is constantly looking for ways to fundraise to help women in need.  

Mandy was an ENGINEER before owning the Franchise – which is pretty much the complete opposite from each other. From Mechanical engineering to window coverings –  if that’s not inspiring you to make a shift I’m not sure what would 😉   


What is your biggest reason for offering the service/ product? 

We have realized over the years what a simple and easy change new window coverings are in a home – and just what a BIG impact in how the room looks and feels they can be!


What is one of your favourite companies that you watch, that inspires you everyday’ll day?  

Other Budget Blinds franchises all over North America keep inspiring us – also I love watching magazines like Style at Home and House & Home to keep on trend and ideas flowing!





What is the thing you do to make sure you feel BALANCED in life?

We are lucky and blessed to have the opportunity to earn some of the most amazing travel trips through some of our vendors – so travelling has become one of our favourite ways to reconnect and maintain balance! Also, on a daily basis, our kids sports and activities and just our kids in general are a great reminder that business is not always the most important thing in life!

-Megan xo




My name is Megan Lockhart and I am the CEO of Hello Life Academy.

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