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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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  • andrea tomkins: I'm happy to hear! Thank you for letting me know Inge. :) Merry Christmas to you!
  • Inge: Our family still uses our Advent Envelopes inspired by you! I think we are going on twelve years now. Thank you for the inspiration! Merry Christmas!
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  • Michael: You could mix up all your ingredients and form the dough, cover the put it in the fridge. This will cause the dough to perform a slow rise, so if done
  • Sally Dowe Marchand: Wow. Well done. I too have done something as absent-minded as walking into a store and taking my mask off. Inside right so remove it. I immediately re
  • sassygirl: i like hearing your voice on the browser version. it’s well done! (:

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. 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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