Misc.

Merry Christmas

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We had a lovely Christmas. We visited Grandparents and ate lots of food. I Skyped home (twice!) and watched brothers and sisters dig into stockings and unwrap presents. There were Archie comics and Christmas oranges and scratch tickets, TMNT shells and Iron Man aprons and new boots and winter jackets. My dad sat down and walked me through some new updates for my laptop (OS X Mavericks is now mine) and it’s ready to face the new year.  I got dressed up and got to hold babies and eat as much chocolate as I could stand. I (finally) put the Christmas cards I’ve had waiting for a week in the mail and watched Christmas movies. And I hope you all had a very merry Christmas with loved ones and favourite people and those you care about.

Things I’m Loving:

+ This cheesecake – (How delicious does that look?!)
+ Salted Caramel Eggnog Pancakes – (Two of my favourite things in this recipe!)
+ Mulled Apple Cider – (My favourite drink of the Christmas season!)
+ Some giveaways to enter – (Because: free things!)

 

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Misc.

Christmas Mice

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Almost every ornament on my family’s Christmas tree has a story behind it. There’s the wreaths made out of dyed bow tie noodles that have pictures of my sisters and I when there were only three of us. The three or four of my face through various years of elementary school. The one my brother got from his god parents for his first Christmas. The Mickey Mouse shaped ones we brought back from Florida when we went in 2008. Everyone has a couple that they specifically hang up every year, for whatever reason it may be. One of my favourite ornaments is one I made way back when I was in grade two or three. My school had an evening for families to come and there were activities and one of them were these baby mice.  Continue reading

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Good Things, Misc.

Good Things

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1. Christmas shopping is, slowly but surely, getting finished.
2. Coffee and a snack with a friend before she heads home for Christmas.
3. Christmas letters are also almost finished and ready to be posted.
4. I attended my first Real Madrid match on Wednesday (post to come!) and had an absolutely amazing time. I will be back! Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish List

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1. The Hobbit Limited Edition Notebook/Day Planner – 2. Hex Stacking Ring – 3. Burt’s Bees Lipbalm – 4. Chai Tea
5. 20 visit swimming pool pass – 6. Toronto Blue Jays Cap – 7. iPad Mini – 8. Michael Kors Slim Double Wrap Watch
9. iPod Touch – 10. A visit home – 11. Real Madrid tickets

Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted several links to gift guides and bits and bobs for the holidays. However, I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to throw together a bit of a wish list, just for fun. It’s a bit all over the place, going from ‘actually realistic’ to ‘lolz nice try’. Continue reading

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Good Things, Misc.

Good Things

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1. We went skating Saturday night and even though my feet were sore and I could barely walk Sunday, I loved every minute of it.
2. My Grandma sent her Christmas card and it made me smile.
3. Sunday’s final tapas as we watched football and drank beer.
4. New jeans. Almost nothing better than new jeans.

 

Things I’m Loving:

+ An adorable printable – (For anyone who still has a letter to Santa to write.)
+ Get your trip sponsored – (Like Kickstarter, except for travelling. HOW COOL WOULD THIS BE?!)
+ Recommended reading – (To make you think.)
+ Wannabe Hacks – (For aspiring journalists.)

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