Picture books for snuggly days

Picked up season 1 of Fargo after watching the movie for the first time last weekend (shameful, I know!) and walked out with a stack of books, many from our favourite authors and illustrators, for my girls. The public library for the win! . . #library #ottawapubliclibrary #bookworm #bookstagram #book #read #reading #publiclibrary #picturebook #fargo #betterlatethannever A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:03am PST Winter is here and we've been doing Read more [...]

2017 will be my year of Tim Gunn

2016 was my Year of Yoda, with his mantra of "Do. Or do not. There is no try." being my focus for the year. This year, that doesn't seem to fit my life as well. I've completed my library technician diploma and have started doing casual work for two school boards. I've become a running convert and am considering joining the Zombies, Run! Virtual 5K this spring for something fun to do (and no, I cannot believe I'm referring to running 5 kilometers as 'fun' either but here we are!). I still do quite Read more [...]

BOGS keep feet warm in any season

Living in Ottawa, where we experience all four seasons and at times, two or three during a single day, you need to be prepared for whatever temperature Mother Nature throws at you. At least twice a year (early spring and late fall, usually), I complain about the fact that our front entryway is overrun with every coat and pair of footwear that we own because it might be warm or cold or wet or snowy and you just don't know what you need until you open the front door! Even in winter, it's not as Read more [...]

Keep on top of your pictures this year using Chatbooks

Every year, I make a photo book of all of our favourite pictures. Except that the truth is I haven't done 2015 yet, so I can't even think about starting 2016 yet. It's so overwhelming to think about how long it's going to take me to sort through each and every picture folder, finding the good ones that best represent our memories - because despite my good intentions, I haven't been staying on top of sorting them out either - and then figuring out which ones to put on each page and what embellishments Read more [...]

Here’s to 2017!

2016 was some kind of year! While there were so many tragic, disappointing and upsetting public events and deaths, personally it was actually quite a good year. My little family is thriving, we welcomed a new nephew (my brother's first child and the first boy cousin on either side of our families), I've taken up running and am quite likely in the best shape and health I've ever been, and I've completed my college diploma! Now comes the nerve-wracking part: job hunting. I've successfully joined two Read more [...]

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