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November 29, 2021Peek Into Our Christmas: Annual Holiday Cards It is cold and it is wet and I am just not feeling great about it. I had no problem feeling grateful last Friday during our temporary water crisis (that could have been so much worse!) but today…not so much. After what feels like an entire month of cold, grey, soggy days, I’m very much … Continue reading "Peek Into Our Christmas: Annual Holiday Cards" Family Holidays Memory Maker
November 27, 2021Still Grateful for Water (Or, Why I Re-Wrapped Christmas Presents at 4 AM) I’ve touched on our home saga before. After years of apartment living we bought our first home – in a wonderful neighbourhood in a town we love – and almost immediately (exactly one week after getting the keys) hit some major snags. Sewer and drainage issues consumed the better part of six months – hours … Continue reading "Still Grateful for Water (Or, Why I Re-Wrapped Christmas Presents at 4 AM)" Life
November 26, 2021Casual Friday + A Great Big Birthday Recap You know how you learn a new word and then see it everywhere? It was like that with Ingrid Fetell Lee this week. I heard her interviewed on an episode of the Best of Both Worlds podcast. I saw her TED Talk. And then I followed a link on a new-to-me blog and was redirected … Continue reading "Casual Friday + A Great Big Birthday Recap" Casual Friday Holidays Life Memory Maker Parenting
November 25, 2021Favourite Things: I Give Up…A Gift-Guide for Kids Okay, let’s call a spade a spade. I think I have to admit this is a gift guide? Here are some ideas for youngsters – or the young at heart – based on things our family has received and loved. We tend towards minimalism, so I like to avoid as many “extra” toys as possible. … Continue reading "Favourite Things: I Give Up…A Gift-Guide for Kids" Family Life Parenting
November 24, 2021Favourite Things: A Pseudo-Gift Guide for Husbands, Fathers, Brothers and More I think buying gifts for the special men in our lives – the brothers and husbands and fathers and teachers – gets a bad rap. Admittedly, it’s a bit tougher than throwing a scented candle and tea towel into a gift bag and calling it a day (though I did give my husband a maple-scented … Continue reading "Favourite Things: A Pseudo-Gift Guide for Husbands, Fathers, Brothers and More" Family Holidays
November 23, 2021A Few of My Favourite Things: (AKA – This Is Not a Gift Guide Because Those Are Stressful) I don’t read that many blogs and I don’t have any social media accounts. Yet, somehow, I feel like I’ve been bombarded by gift guides since mid-October. Since I’m aiming for a minimal Christmas, I’ve found these surprisingly stressful. Each guide I’ve come across has been unique (I can’t think of a single case of … Continue reading "A Few of My Favourite Things: (AKA – This Is Not a Gift Guide Because Those Are Stressful)" Holidays Life