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21 Feb, 2008

f-word award

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

So I found out that I’m a now finalist for that F-word award… Thank you to the peeps who nominated/voted for me. The list of finalists is posted here. :) Share the post “f-word award” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

17 Feb, 2008

One thanks and an oops

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

So…. the Most Esteemed Miss Vicky nominated me for an F-word award for best family blog (thanks!) and I promptly forgot to tell you all about it (oops.) BTW, that’s “F” as in Feminist. The first round of voting, um, over, so you can’t exactly VOTE. What can I say? I’m all asnooze over here. […]

31 Dec, 2007

Reviewing 2007

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

Few are the memes that catch my interest, but Dani posted one that was kinda neat. What you do is take the the first sentence of the first posts of each month in 2007 and post ’em in a group. So simple I could do it without having to think. :) Here’s mine: Jan: [no words, […]

05 Dec, 2007

Pay it forward (with handmade gifts!)

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc|Swaps

[ETA: three participants have been found. Yay!] Don’t you love getting mail? I do. I reeeally love getting mail. There’s no better feeling than seeing something poking out of my mailbox and knowing it’s a surprise for ME. :) I’ve been scripting a post in my head about a new pay-it forward** project. And then I […]

22 May, 2007

A list

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc|Oh! Things!

I was happy to see this post on Lex’s site this morning. List 10 simple joys in life that give you a small hit of pleasure when you experience them It’s exactly the thing that’s been on my mind this morning. What things make me happy? My ten simple pleasures, in no particular order: Outdoor floral […]


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