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Winter reading (Parenting Times)

If you’re looking for some upbeat, holiday reading material over the next few days, pick up the winter issue of Parenting Times magazine – available free at community centres, libraries and coffee shops across Ottawa (or… 194 more words

Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine

Stuff I Like, December Edition






I really like reading these kinds of posts on other blogs, so I thought I’d post one of my own.  If it’s fun, I’ll do it again sometime.   431 more words


The Nativity Wars (a re-post)

Along with a tree, our family decorates our house for Christmas with lots of Christmas books and five nativity sets: one I received as a child, painted by my grandmother; three others Dave and I received for our Christmastime wedding more than twenty years ago; and one that the twins’ Sunday School teacher gave them when they were in first grade. 643 more words

A Ten Thousand Villages Inspired Wedding Wish List

The Ten Thousand Villages‘ end-of-season clearance email arrived in my inbox over the weekend, and I immediately fell prey to the lure of its eye-candy.  456 more words

Wedding Decor


AMONG MY many ornamental objects of questionable modern utility is a perpetual calendar. After all, there’s always the Calendar icon on my smart phone. Also, complete data are displayed, to the minute, on my computer screen. 682 more words


Ten Thousand Villages: Organization Helps World Artisans Help Themselves

I fell in love with Ten Thousand Villages as a store when I first shopped there over ten years ago in Raleigh, NC. But recently when I researched an article for Candid Slice about the store reopening in my town, I fell in love with the motivation and aspirations of this organization to help many in developing countries through fair trade. 824 more words


Saba’s Picks: Good Christmas Gifts for 2015

The holidays are a special time, and I really enjoy the process of curating good Christmas gifts for my friends and family. Here are some ideas intended to inspire you and delight others. 423 more words

Gift Guide