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September 17, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week We did not manage to avoid poison ivy after all. I wrote a few weeks ago about how we had an unfortunate run-in with the plant on our final day of summer vacation. When several days went by I thought we had dodged a bullet. A little over 72 hours after exposure the first spots … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life
September 16, 2021Frugal Living – How Eating Beef Jerky and Pickles Helped Launch a Startup What do eating miniature cubes of beef, cheese, and pickles have to do with launching a successful startup (and, for my husband, landing a dream job)? Maybe more than you think. First, some terminology. There is debate about the linguistics and application of terms frugal (righteous, maximizing value), cheap (unrighteous, miserly), thrifty (a hands-on DIY … Continue reading "Frugal Living – How Eating Beef Jerky and Pickles Helped Launch a Startup" Life Money Productivity
September 15, 2021Snippets of Life Lately: iPhone Dump I have a love/hate relationship with my iPhone. I hate that it has a tendency to distract me – I try really hard, not always successfully, to keep my screentime around 1 hr/day. It’s easy to get sucked into text loops (which can be a good thing) or newsfeeds (almost always a bad thing). I … Continue reading "Snippets of Life Lately: iPhone Dump" Life Nova Scotia Parenting Relationships
September 14, 2021Destination Nova Scotia: White Point Living in Nova Scotia for over a decade, I feel like we’ve covered most of the highlights. We’ve visited Peggy’s Cove (a dozen times), seen the Bluenose II in port, and even tested our sea legs for an authentic Maritime island experience. We’ve driven the world-famous Cabot Trail, spotted whales in the wild, and climbed … Continue reading "Destination Nova Scotia: White Point" Life Nova Scotia Relationships Travel
September 13, 2021Our In-Home Date Nights – Why & How I’ve mentioned our in-home date nights in passing several times but thought they deserved a post of their own. This weekly tradition originated back when we were financially strapped entrepreneurs. Living in a small space without much access to childcare – and without any real means or desire to spend exorbitant sums of money on … Continue reading "Our In-Home Date Nights – Why & How" Life Parenting Relationships
September 10, 2021Casual Friday + More Clutter Q&A Where I live, Tuesday marked the first day back to school. Despite an original forecast of rain, it ended up being hot and sunny all day long. What a great way to launch the academic term (we walked of course)! John and I managed to sneak away this week to use his grand-prize win – … Continue reading "Casual Friday + More Clutter Q&A" Life Nova Scotia