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Photo A Day Challenge – February 15-28, 2015

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Well, that’s February over – another month of blogging, photos, and winter, done and dusted. I can’t say I’m sorry to see the end of this one, as it’s been at various times challenging, unpleasant, and COLD. Here’s hoping that March brings better things… it’s when Spring officially begins, after all! [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Leaves

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I didn’t have to go too far to find my pick for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of “Leaves” – it was waiting for me right at my own front door! See, the outside walls of our home are slowly being covered with a blanket of ivy, and although this picture [click to continue…]

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Throwback Thursday: The Mixing Bowl

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If you were to sneak a peek into our kitchen cupboards you would find – amongst the utilitarian nesting stainless mixing bowls, the variously-sized modern black stoneware stove-to-table bowls, and the ornate glass serving bowls – a well-used, scratched and [click to continue…]

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 6

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The sun has been shining brightly all day, it’s only -8°C out there (hey, the below-zero temperature is finally in the single digits – I’ll take it!), and the official first day of Spring is less than a month away. Life is good! In the meantime, though (while we’re [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 41

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Happy Tangled Tuesday! I started writing this post with the overall impression that it had been a rather quiet week in my world of tangling, but as I looked back I discovered that I actually got quite a bit accomplished (particularly considering that I’ve [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 26 – Happy Two Years!

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I can scarcely believe it, but it’s now been two years to the day since we happily added Felix, Oscar, and Grisabella to our little family. Yes, two years already! Time certainly does fly – or, more accurately (at least in our case), race around the house in a furry frenzy. [click to continue…]

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Today’s Gratitude List + February 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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You know, it’s been kind of a rough couple of weeks. My cough and cold have been ongoing (albeit to a lesser degree this past week than the one before), as have Peter’s, and we’re both getting quite tired of the whole situation. I’ve only been out of the house twice [click to continue…]

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A cautionary tale of pączki and microwave ovens

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This past week was Shrove Tuesday, referred to by some as Pancake Day and also known – at least in my part of the country – as Pączki Day. I’d never even heard of pączki before we moved to Windsor, but as it turns out this yummy Polish pastry is [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Gray

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My choice for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of “Gray” was taken during my visit to Victoria, BC last fall. I passed this set of steps on my way to somewhere else, and just had to turn back to capture their message in a photo.
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Conference: BlissDom Canada 2015

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You might remember when I wrote earlier this year that I would not be attending BlogHer ’15 this summer. It was tough to come to that decision, and I was (and still am) incredibly disappointed to have to miss out on what has become a much-anticipated [click to continue…]

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 5

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Welcome, welcome, to another Wildcard Wednesday! You know, I’m really enjoying this new little Alphabet Salad tradition – the anticipation of seeing which “happy” items you end up with each week is surprisingly fun for me, so thank you for [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 40

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Welcome to another Tangled Tuesday – glad to see you again! I’m feeling a whole lot better than I was last time when I decided to take a bit of a break, and I’ve been doing some tangling here and there over the past couple of weeks, so let’s get on with it! [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 25 – In any form

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When e-books started becoming a “thing” several years ago, I swore up and down that I would never get one. Books in their physical form have always held a sort of magic for me, and no matter how much I might love my other electronic gadgets, I couldn’t [click to continue…]

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Today’s Gratitude List + February 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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Did you know that today – February 15th – is National Flag of Canada Day? And that this year – 2015 – just happens to mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of Canada’s flag? It seems like an appropriate opportunity for me to highlight my beautiful country, [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – February 1-14, 2015

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Well, so far February has been a bit of a bust for me in terms of photography, as finding the energy while sick to come up with something new in response to daily challenge prompts took a back seat to trying NOT to cough up a lung! Rather than [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Faces

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You might have expected that I’d select one of my many photos of the oh-so-adorable Felix and Oscar for today’s Photo Friday “Faces” challenge prompt – and I almost did, as there were a couple that I thought were perfect – but in the end I decided to head in an [click to continue…]

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On the road to recovery

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Happy Thursday! I’m feeling a whole lot better than I have for the past several days – I was actually able to go back to work today AND my appetite and tastes are slowly returning to something other than those of a picky toddler. (Seriously – in addition to [click to continue…]

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 4

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Well, I’m now going into my fourth full day of this ever-so-lovely (NOT) cold, and can’t say that I’m feeling any better at all. This morning I fed the cats and brushed my teeth, and after that major exertion was ready to go back to bed! And I think I forgot [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday Break

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Hello, Tangled Tuesday followers! I do have a bunch of stuff to share, but this cold is sapping all of my energy (not to mention brainpower), so I’ve decided that I’m going to save them up and include them in next week’s post. Hope you’ll stop by then!

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#MicroblogMondays 24 – Cold Comfort

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Well, the cold I mentioned yesterday decided to hit me full-force today, so thank goodness for the whole MicroblogMondays (emphasis on the micro) thing… because the idea of sitting at my laptop for any length of time – not to mention actually using my brain [click to continue…]

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