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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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  • Liz Dick: Just came across this forum now. Funny after all these years I've never seen it. Rummoli has been a family favourite of ours for four generations.
  • Molly: A great read, Andrea! I have been to a few estate sales - they can be fascinating. I am far from a minimalist but I am always trimming the amount
  • Lynn: Perhaps this could inspire a series of posts about Special Things - the history and what makes them precious. Going to give this some thought! Thanks
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive The stories of our stuff - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] we commissioned Dave Allston, a local historian, to compile for us awhile back. (I wrote about it here, if you’re curious.) I was fair
  • andrea tomkins: I try not to look! ;) New nightstands would help the problem, for sure. They're just not in the cards right now. Unfortunately, everything I really li
  • Marianne: The bed not being centred would definitely bother me. I'd solve it by opting for nightstands on legs, or installing floating shelves. But Id probabl
  • andrea tomkins: We actually won it in a blog giveaway a few years ago. It's made by Phillips. I really like it! It has a few different alarm sounds too, all are gentl

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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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