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26 Dec, 2007

The Shopping Embargo of 2008

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Shopping Embargo|Yaktivism

Please note, updates are posted in the comments. Feel free to chime in. Let us know how your shopping embargo is going! Yes. I’m doing it again. It’s a shopping embargo and this time I’m extending it by a month. (!) Here’s last year’s post about it.  This is my promise to myself: Between January […]

29 Dec, 2006

Time to get my piggy back

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you|Shopping Embargo

ETA: thank you Andrea … for submitting my site as a December Just Post. –  I’m not big on resolutions. First, I hardly keep them. I tell myself that I’m going to exercise, eat right, yadda yadda but I inevitably give up …(although I REALLY do plan to get up off my @ss and do […]


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  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive The January reset continues - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] other day I posted about some promises I made to myself and we are ten days into the month so I wanted to share a small update. To summariz
  • Jinjer: Ohhhhhh!!!! The little jars/tins are so cute and I love the box! All those tea flavors sound tasty. I definitely want this and my Mom DID just ask me
  • Claudette: My 16yo niece all the way out on the west coast loves David's Tea stuff. So I get her gift cards from there...pretty good gift idea for a teen, don't

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). 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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