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Posts Tagged ‘fashion

14 May, 2014

New shoes and a night out

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Giveaways and product reviews|Oh! Things!

Awhile ago I was contacted by the fine folks at Shoeme.ca, a Canadian online shoe store. They offered me a pair of shoes in order to try out their service. How could I refuse? And how hard could it be to pick a pair of shoes from a website? Turns out, it was harder than I […]

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02 May, 2013

The tragedy of fast fashion

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!|Yaktivism

Some musings about the recent tragedy in Bangladesh. Will it change your shopping habits? Why or why not?

02 Apr, 2012

The trouble with tweens

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: parenting

My head is practically hurting from all the things I want to write about. So I will start with this one even though I know it’s going to come out in a big jumble. A few things inspired me to jot my thoughts down on the topic of tweens today, one of which was a […]

Making stuff out of old stuff!

An easy back-to-school craft for tweens: DIY pinback buttons.


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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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