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This post is unsolicited and un-sponsored and has nothing to do with anything other than an expression of appreciation for a Canadian treasure. I didn’t grow up in a CBC house. I mean, I do have fond memories of Mr Dressup and Danger Bay and Degrassi and The Friendly Giant and Video Hits (which, like, changed my [...]
Here’s what’s gotten me through my days lately: A new dishwasher. For months and months and months, the cycles on our Bosch dishwasher that we inherited with the house wouldn’t finish properly. This is a brand we’ve had problems with before, too. Like, the water wouldn’t get hot enough or something just wasn’t working [...]
Posted: August 29th, 2012 under family, food, good things, life, making a home, product review.
Tags: blackberry, blackberry bold, blackberry playbook, Cheerios, dishwasher, freezies, KitchenAid, popsicles
I’m sitting here in my pajamas, warm coffee in hand. I have already read the newspaper while listening to the radio, and slowly chewed my granola for breakfast. And I feel guilty, somehow. Like, because I am alone, I should have been up at 7am and running around the house since the day I got [...]
Did you ever have a day where it felt like the worst of everything happened all at once? Or the best of everything happened at once? I’m exaggerating, of course, because on the worst day I had last week no one that I love died, and on the best day I had (today), I didn’t [...]
Sunscreen stresses me out, man. If I apply it to my children and protect them from the sun’s harmful rays, then I might be allowing toxic substances to sink into their skin. If I don’t apply it, and rely on hats/clothes/shade, we all risk skin damage and eventually cancer. I tread a line between both [...]
I’ve given myself a gift this summer. A gift of four weeks of day camp for two out of three boys (the baby is not quite old enough to send out alone yet. YET). It cost a decent amount, this gift, but I think it’ll be worth it. The pros (7 hours of just me [...]
The house is steamy in this May heat wave but everyone is asleep so I’m content. It’s bad that I look forward to all three of them being asleep every night, right? But as it happens, as each of the three go down, and the last one’s finally quiet - it’s like I can finally [...]
I joined Pinterest in May 2011 (aside – why do all of my social media anniversaries happen in May?) and quickly became addicted to pinning and re-pinning favourite things. I use it primarily as a place to keep recipes or bookmark images or ideas that I my want to call upon later – such as [...]
There was a trending topic on twitter the other night, something like #2011in3words, and I briefly pondered using the hashtag and summarizing my own year in a few words. And then I realized it was totally impossible because just way, way too much stuff happened this year. We managed to cram a lot in. In [...]
Well, I couldn’t resist this opportunity. Get my house cleaned with Green Works products while I’m at home with a newborn and 2 unruly children? Yes please. How about you? Keep reading for your chance to win a house cleaning session. One of the first giveaways I ran through blogging was for Green Works laundry [...]