a peek inside the fishbowl

01 May, 2012


Posted by andrea tomkins in: My media (sideblog archive)

Today on the UsedEverywhere blog I’m writing about our antique doors and trying to come up with some creative ways to save three others. If you have some ideas or advice I’d love to hear it!

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  • Steph: I love the 6 piece Bento Box set. I think it would help be me more creative with lunches.
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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (16) and Sarah (14). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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The #dailylunches project – 1000 lunches and counting

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