December 2010

A few of the great products from the PC Holiday Insider’s Report

8 December 2010 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

So remember I got that great big box of goodies filled with PC Holiday treats a couple of weeks ago? It was followed up by two more shipments of goodies, each item wrapped and dated in the most delightful advent-style grocery calendar. I’m pretty spoiled. I think this is the third — maybe fourth? — […]

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A few clicks for a good cause

7 December 2010 Life in Ottawa

Remember when I promised I wouldn’t grovel for your votes in the Canadian Weblog Awards? Well, I promise, I still won’t grovel for your votes for the Canadian Weblog Awards. But, if you’re feeling generous with your clicks this week, could you please take just a minute or two and help a wonderful Ottawa organization […]

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The Great Christmas Tree Quest 2010

6 December 2010 Happy holidays

The alternate title of this post is “In which she becomes convinced that natural trees are the best possible option for Christmas.” It was about -10C with the faintest hint of snow in the air when we headed out to Ian’s Evergreen Plantation to find our very first not-plastic-and-metal Christmas tree. Did I mention it […]

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Today’s cautionary tale brought to you by the letter F, for furnace. And failure. And f*ck.

3 December 2010 Happy @ home

So here’s my nickel’s worth of free advice for you. When your 19 year old (but only two months old to you) furnace starts making odd squeaky noises when it starts up, you should not ignore it. You may wish to ignore it, especially if you are in the midst of a newly identified mould […]

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Enjoy an “olde fashioned” Christmas in Manotick this weekend

3 December 2010 Happy holidays

Looking for a great way to kick off the countdown to Christmas? Why not come on down to Manotick this weekend and enjoy the village that has completely captured my heart? On December 4 and 5, the village transforms itself into a Christmas village with horse-drawn carriage rides, a crafter’s market, breakfast with Father and […]

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Find Red!

1 December 2010 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

A couple of weeks ago, I got a really fun pitch. I have to say, I get so many news releases and pitches and one-pagers these days, that I barely have time to scan them, let alone reply or take action. But every now and then, one pitch stands out. This was one of them. […]

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You think I’m funny? You think I’m FUNNY! *squeee*

1 December 2010 How I love the Interwebs

Beloved will tell you, there is no living with me right now. Not since I found out that Postcards from the Mothership was shortlisted as one of the five finalists in the Humour category of the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards. Did you catch that? The HUMOUR category. *swoon* Humour! I mean, I was so honoured […]

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