Wheel Of The Year

I thought I’d sit down and bang out a quick post about the last decade. I thought it would be easy. As I started reflecting on the last ten years I began to ask myself a lot of questions. One that’s really rolling around in my mind is what success really means to me? What…

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Books on Our Shelf For National Family Literacy Day

If you know me, you know I love reading. All kinds of reading too, whether it be poems, short stories, blogs, novels, graphic novels, comics, or magazines! I love stories, but I also love information. I’m definitely the type to (accidentally) get stuck in a Wikipedia spiral for an hour just reading up on cases…

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A Resolution

Oh damn! Did you need to read that? I sure did. I was on a search for great quotes and stumbled upon this one by Erica Jong. She just called me right out! It’s the beginning of a new year. The beginning of a new decade. I wouldn’t say I squandered my time, but I…

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Gift Guide: The Resolution One

It’s a little late for holiday shopping now but a New Year, hell, a new Decade is around the corner. In a couple weeks, after too many gingerbread cookies, and too many just the right amount of dinner rolls, and not enough days off work, the whisper of resolutions will begin to float on the…

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Gift Guide: The Last Minute One

Okay, you messed up! We’re down to the wire here and the shops are packed wall to wall with all of the chumps who loath shopping but annually choose to save it until the last minute. These same people will choose to take this out on every retail employee they come across so please be…

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Gift Guide: The Green One

Something They Want *Pure Anada’s Zero-Waste Maven gift set is a great starting point for anyone who wants to start the new year on the right foot! We, personally use beeswax wraps, mason jars, reusable straws, and that BNTO mason jar insert in our own kitchen, so I love this set! Someone get it and…

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Gift Guide: The Jenzie One

Something They Want Kid won’t stop doggin’ me man! (“Sebastian”: She’s The Man voice…) He’s dying for an RC car and this one’s perfect for him because we have loads of Playmobil characters to ride around in it, and they make pretty durable toys so it should last him awhile! (Playmobil Action RC Turbo Racer…

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Gift Guide: The Grey One

Something They Want G’s two great loves are imagination play and animals, so this Playmobil vet set was a huge hit with her! We also got her the “dog walker” so she’d have extra dogs and she’s been playing with them ever since! (Playmobil Carrying Case-Vet at Chapters/Indigo) Something They Need This is for plushies…just…

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Gift Guide: The Eva One

Something They Want If you have a crafty kid like E, you probably already know about Kid Made Modern. They make the most amazing kits that cover a variety of interests. E loves stringing beautiful necklaces and this kit comes with everything you need to get started! (Kid Made Modern Jewelry Jam at Well.ca) Something…

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Gift Guide: The Ollie One

Something They Want I have it on very good authority that O has this Lego Minecraft Pirate ship set on his Christmas letter to Santa this year! If you have a construction and engineering minded kid in your life, Lego + Minecraft is always a winning combo! (LEGO Minecraft Pirate Ship Adventure at Chapters/Indigo) Something…

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