Do you guys like the round-up/links/personal posts that so many bloggers do on Fridays? I enjoy them. They usually have a few links that are interesting to me, and they give me some insight into the person behind the blog.
The Odds & Sods posts that I do every so often are kind of my version of these types of posts (odds and sods was a phrase my paternal grandmother used instead of saying odds and ends).
I’m thinking about making O&S a little more regular. Not every week, but maybe at the end of every month. What do you think? Is this something you’re interested in?
I’m going to put one out there today. Please share any feedback you have.
The Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Home Tour happened a couple of weeks ago. I love seeing bloggers come together and supporting each other. Plus, I am proud of the talent, diversity and creativity from my fellow Canadians. I encourage you to check out all the homes on the tour. Here are some stand-outs:
- I love the style of Vin’yet Etc’s living room, and even more I love her hummingbird and the connection to her mom. We see so many signs that my Dad is still with us, so this resonates with me so much.
- Beautiful neutrals, blue-green glass, flowers and one of my favourite foods (charcuterie) from So Much Better With Age.
- Thalita from The Learner Observer is someone I connected with a looooong time ago. I’ve loved seeing how she’s built her career, her family and her lovely home. Thalita also published a real life (didn’t even put her bra away) tour.
In other home and real estate news, Justin Bieber is apparently going to be our neighbour. (What does it say about me that I didn’t recognize him in the twitter pics? And I misspelled his name when I first typed it? #notabelieber)
Ellie turned 7 months old yesterday. She’s been eating food for about a month now. She quickly began devouring her meals–and decimating my baby food stash. We’re still in the basic puree stage, but we’re looking ahead to more complex meals (and a time where dinner does not end up in her nose). Do you make your own baby food? What are your baby’s favourite foods? Do you have any good recipes to share?
- Once Upon A Farm (with Jennifer Garner) has an interesting business model: they make organic baby food, but they also publish the recipes in case you want to make it yourself.
- I’ve saved recipes for month of baby food–although I feel like my girl may go through this in less than a month.
Apparently I’m in a feminist kind of mood right now.
- As a new mom to a little girl, I hope my daughter always feels seen by me. And I hope she always wants to have fun with me too (and yes, I do dress us alike every so often).
- I’m trying very hard to think of Ellie as a person first and a girl second. But I have pride in being a woman and raising a girl. This blog post had some interesting thoughts–backed up by numbers–on being a #girlmom.
- I’m a bit late posting about Aretha Franklin, but I can’t miss sharing this video. This performance sums up her confidence, talent and message. Carole King’s reaction is a complete bonus too.
My writing elsewhere:
- Tips to Teach Your Dog “Leave It”—Training Refresher (worth the click just so you can see Baxter closing his eyes so he can better ignore the cheese in front of him)
- Top Gear for Babies and Dogs (I’m looking for a new carrier for Ellie. Anyone have a suggestion?)
- The Possibility Dogs – Book Review
I hope you all have a good week. We’re wrapping up September with a date night for Daddy and Mama, hopefully a trip to the swimming pool (a test run before Ellie starts swimming lessons next month) and a very special family project that I’ve been wanting to do for years.
What’s on tap for you?