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20 Nov, 2014

Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]

I was looking up a song that I’ve been listening to on repeat lately and found this video on YouTube that I wanted to share here: Isn’t that sweet? We’ve done stop motion projects before (like this one) but I think I’d like to try something like this with the girls over the summer. Share […]

07 Feb, 2014

Friday night dance party!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

You got your tight pants on? Happy Friday Fishies! p.s. this song is going to be stuck in my head FOREVERRRRRR! Here’s a direct link in case the embedded video above doesn’t work for you. Share the post “Friday night dance party!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

04 Oct, 2009

In my head …

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

… and special thanks to Refashionista for putting it there! Share the post “In my head …” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

25 Apr, 2008

on the iPod Shuffle this morning…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

… and singing on the walk home from the gym. I shudder to think my neighbors heard me. Here it is on YouTube*. * Whoa, is there ever some bad acting/direction in that video. I can see the director now: “Okay, when you hear the word RESPECT being sung, you hold up you little card […]


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  • andrea tomkins: Sassy: I would love the addition of the squash. Sigh. I like the idea of the gnocchi too! binki: do try it! Let me know how it works out!
  • binki: Panko in Mac'nCheese. That is brilliant. I must try this.
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  • Molly: I love mac & cheese. It is a cinch to make - I especially like it with a side of broccoli or a crunchy salad. I even whip it up (stove top versio

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