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20 Jul, 2007

Linky love:

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination|My media (sideblog archive)

Some dreams do come true. Check this out. Share the post “Linky love:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

[Click image to enlarge.] You can make one too. Share the post “I made my own motivational poster!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

11 Jan, 2007

A bit about happiness

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

One of my very favourite blogs is called the Happiness Project. It’s written by Gretchen Rubin, who’s working on a book about happiness and how we can become happier people. Her insights (and the comments that follow her posts) often make me feel better for reading them. You must check out this post about the […]

… that is, a tin pickle like this one please. Funny, i’ve always believed that it was a German tradition to hang a pickle on the Christmas tree. Turns out I may be wrong. Share the post “Dear Santa, please send me a pickle” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

08 Dec, 2006

Inspiration

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination|Oh! Things!

Secret Agent Josephine is one of my favourite bloggers. She is a great photographer and is wonderfully creative. Well, she’s done it again. Check out the printable/sharable Christmas cards she designed. There are two in the series so far. Here’s the first, and here is the second! Share the post “Inspiration” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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  • SJM: My father sent epic care packages when I was at Uni - one per term. It included a 6 pack of beer and lots of food. This was when postage was much chea
  • andrea tomkins: I KNOW. It's crazy that we are now the parents of an adult. I can hardly believe it myself most days! :)
  • Allison: What!!??!! How is your daughter in university?!! That just cannot be!!! So glad to hear she is adjusting well and having fun and enjoying her classes
  • andrea tomkins: Great ideas Joy! Especially the POST-its! They're actually an expensive purchase for a student, so they'd make a nice addition to a care package.
  • joy: cute and fun - I would love to receive things like this! How about notebooks, magazines, post-it notes, seasonal treats, lip balms, gift cards for fav
  • andrea tomkins: Ooh! Good one Alison! A good (long!) phone charge cord could be welcome as well.
  • Alison in Ottawa: Another pair of ear phones. My daughter can never keep track of them.

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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 (18) and Sarah (16). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. 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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