a peek inside the fishbowl

15 May, 2012

And it’s only Tuesday!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I’m not sure how many readers out there follow my writing over on the UsedEverywhere blog but my latest post is another Fantastic Find that was sent by an Ottawa reader, and it’s a pretty good one too. I’m looking for MORE finds to write about! If you have a Fantastic Find you want to share (it has to have been acquired via one of the Used sites) please drop me a line via this form.

In other news, it’s Emma’s birthday today! She’s 13! She’s requested beef stew and homemade pretzels for dinner.

In other news, there’s a giant pit in our backyard. GIANT. PIT. Ack.

In other news, we’ve booked our move! It’s all going down two weeks from yesterday. Ack.

In other other news, I’ve been busy beavering away at Recipes.ca. We’re very close to launching. Yay! I am officially issuing a last call for beta testers! Interested in getting a sneak peek? I need dedicated people to:

  • Fill out a membership form and join the site (it’s free).
  • Poke around the different sections and give some freeform feedback about your initial thoughts.
  • Upload a few favourite recipes, and accompanying photos if you have them. There is a giveaway component here too. I have a copy of the latest LooneySpoons cookbook to give away to one randomly-chosen member who uploads a minimum of five recipes. (And it is AWESOME. I think it’s the best LooneySpoons yet.)

If you’re keen just let me know in the comments below and I’ll put you on the list. Thank youuuuu!


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6 Responses to "And it’s only Tuesday!"

1 | kev

May 15th, 2012 at 9:27 am

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keen! keen! keen! keen! (multi-keening because one word comments are not anti-spam friendly)

2 | Jacquie

May 15th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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Hi Andrea, Please put me on the list. I have some yummy recipes ready to go.

3 | Anne Walzak

May 15th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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I love your Blog!!!
Send me a membership form or direct me to it!

I love that I can really see your fish bowl…not this minute I’m in Sandy Hill but every day!

Cheers!
Anne

4 | andrea

May 16th, 2012 at 7:59 am

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Thanks guys! I will put you on the list. You will probably be getting an email from me this week. :)

5 | Irene

May 16th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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I’d love to test out that recipe site! Thanks for adding me to the list if you are still looking :)

6 | Mary @ Parenthood

May 17th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

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I’d love to test it out…

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