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Throwback Thursday: My First Job

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Something that has always amazed and intrigued me is the way certain smells – even the tiniest of whiffs – have the ability to instantly trigger a flood of memories.

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 7

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I am so excited – I actually get to go out and do something fun tonight! OK, so that might not sound too exciting to you, but considering that I only left the house TWICE over the past month, it’s rather thrilling for me. Here’s hoping I don’t cough too much! [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 42

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Remember when I wrote the other day that I was having a hard time putting down my new Kindle Paperwhite? Well, there are only so many hours in the day, and unfortunately this week my obsession with reading took over the great majority of my [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 27 – Linkup Etiquette 101

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As you may know, I host a regular gratitude linkup on Alphabet Salad. I also hosted a 2015 Word of the Year Linkup back in January (which was a whole lot of fun!), and have participated many times in linkups hosted by other bloggers. [click to continue…]

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Welcome to a fresh new month of gratitude! Yes, March is here, and with it (in just a few short weeks) the official start of Spring. Although it’s currently cold and snowy where I am (and quite possibly for many of you as well), here’s hoping Mother Nature [click to continue…]

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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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