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Wildcard Wednesday No. 8

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Not to bore you by talking about the weather, but… I am VERY happy to report that the temperature in my corner of the wintry world has actually, finally, reached the double digits ABOVE zero! Yes, we’re currently sitting at 10°C (that would be [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 43

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These Tangled Tuesday posts sure do seem to creep up on me lately. Time really flies when your social life starts to pick up AND you still find yourself addicted to reading in between time! Fortunately, though, I do have a couple of tangling goodies to share with you [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 28 – Split Personality?

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When it comes to my job (that is, the work that actually involves a salary) I am very, very organized. I have a Bring Forward file and a detailed task list in Outlook. I pay the bills on time and do my filing and backups every week. And I pride myself on [click to continue…]

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I saw a graphic that someone posted on Facebook the other day about Daylight Saving Time that cast my (mostly negative) attitude toward turning the clocks ahead in a whole new light. I don’t remember the exact wording, but it was something along [click to continue…]

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If we met for coffee

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Shamelessly stealing a brilliant idea from the lovely Sammy D. at bemuzin

If we met for coffee this weekend, it would be at a unique little café with exposed brick walls, mismatched vintage [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: City

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During the summer of 2013 I visited Chicago for BlogHer ’13, and fell in love with what I saw… so much so that it joined New York City and San Francisco on my small-but-growing list of favourite cities. When I saw that today’s Photo Friday challenge [click to continue…]

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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

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

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

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

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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