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01 Dec, 2017

University student care package #2!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

I sent a second care package to our university student earlier this week. (Here’s the first one, in case you’re curious.) This care package contained: a container of homemade fudge, made with love by my mother-in-law Smarties (because she’s SMART. Do you think she’ll get the joke?) knee high socks from Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s (I’m […]

I’m continuing my exploration of gift ideas here on the blog because I think that everyone needs a little bit of help in the gift-giving department. If you’d like to read part one and two, this link will display the list so far. I believe it’s time to reconsider the idea of Houseplant As Christmas […]

I received a sweet little package the other day from the folks at ME to WE and wanted to share it here in case you are looking for some inspired gift giving ideas: I should backtrack a bit. Part 1 of this mini-series about gift giving was about mittens, but it was about more than mittens… […]

Speaking of gifts… did your parents send you care packages while you were away at college or university? In my post about life with one less kid around the house I mentioned that I have found a tiny bit solace in sending care packages to the eldest while she’s away at university. I thought it might […]

Last weekend I went on a girls-only expedition to the All Saints Catholic High School Craft Fair in Kanata. This particular craft fair was new to me and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, as we approached the school I realized there were an awful lot of cars lining the road and more than […]

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