Dear 2013…

Dear 2013…

Posted by: on Dec 31, 2013 | 7 Comments
Dear 2013, This is the end of the line for you. I know it's never easy to say goodbye, but I think it's best that we go our separate ways. Granted our relationship was not quite as toxic as with some years prior-- but I think even you can admit that our love-hate tug-of-war should end before either one of us really gets hurt (you know-- flying backwards and breaking something or some serious rope burn). We started off hopeful. We did our dance to size one another up. The usual. Then things Read more [...]
Book Review and Giveaway: The Invention of Wings

Book Review and Giveaway: The Invention of Wings

Posted by: on Dec 28, 2013 | 11 Comments
PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS: Hetty "Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who Read more [...]
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Posted by: on Dec 24, 2013 | No Comments

LOVE & LIGHT TO ALL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Posted by: on Dec 19, 2013 | No Comments
When I was huge and pregnant, my wonderful sister-in-law and mother-in-law made me the most lovely diaper cake for my baby shower. I had never seen one before, and I thought it was the absolute sweetest thing. Such a perfect gift: practical, adorable, full of love, and a beautiful centrepiece for the party! I resolved that the next chance I had, I would learn to make one, too. Luckily, my cousin is very pregnant right now, and we recently celebrated with her at her shower. I was advised Read more [...]
The Silent Wife: Penguin Canada’s #PenguinDelights Pick for December 13th

The Silent Wife: Penguin Canada’s #PenguinDelights Pick for December 13th

Posted by: on Dec 13, 2013 | No Comments
Today's featured book from Penguin Canada's #PenguinDelights Advent Calendar is The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. I read this book over the summer, and I can still say with every conviction that this was one of the best books I have read all year! Deep, dark and psychologically thrilling. You can read my review here. Go check out Penguin Canada's Website for an awesome "Blockbuster" giveaway, including a copy of The Silent Wife. Oh, and you can also enter to win $750 in books! In Read more [...]
Have Your Voice Heard Against Bill 60!

Have Your Voice Heard Against Bill 60!

Posted by: on Dec 12, 2013 | No Comments
As some of you may know, my husband is planning to go before the National Assembly next month and speak out against the proposed "Charter of Values", aka Bill 60. He wants you to be heard, too! You can read all about his plan here: http://thefunnyaccountant.com/2013/12/04/for-my-daughter-i-will-participate-in-the-bill-60-hearings/ As a very proud wife, I just listened to him speak on our local news talk radio channel, CJAD800. Thank you to Barry Morgan for helping Mitch get the word out! Here Read more [...]
Book Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Book Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Posted by: on Dec 12, 2013 | 2 Comments
PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS: Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of Read more [...]
Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2013 | 4 Comments
Hello everyone! It's been a very busy final quarter of the year in the Kujo house. Between a revolving door of illnesses, activities, out of town visitors, parties and special occasions, on top of the everyday work/daycare routine, unfortunately my writing and posting has fallen to the way-side. Alas, I am very behind on all of the things I want to share. Sigh. On Friday, our daycare is having a holiday party and bake sale to raise funds for the reading centres in each of the classrooms. I Read more [...]