Post-Christmas to-do list

to-do list, Christmas, post-Christmas
I am sad to say that 2011 is almost over!  Now that the busy holiday season is coming to a close, I’ve had some time to get things done around the house that have been on my to-do list.  The time after Christmas is a great time to knock a few things off the list, especially tasks which are infrequent or sporadic in nature. Housekeeping At the end of the year when you are probably home during...

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Posted in: Home, Life Hacks

Update: December 18-24

Happy Holidays! CF and I are getting ready for an early turkey dinner tonight – I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday and eating lots. As 2011 winds down, it’s hard to believe we’ve been writing on and off for the better part of a year. Watch for a recap of our favorite stuff from the past year next week. There hasn’t been much of a slowdown in the blogosphere through December...

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Posted in: General

Surviving the exam period – cheaply!

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The exam period is a stressful time of year for many students.  There’s massive amounts of studying to do, textbooks to open for the first time, and professors who refuse to provide sample questions on principle (*shakes fist*).  As a returning student, I have found that getting older did not necessarily get rid of my exam habits.  Indeed, I have several bad habits that come up every time...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Season of giving?

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Brian and I recently attended the Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast here in Vancouver.  It’s a yearly event in Vancouver and one that I have attended before.  The idea is simple: You bring a new, unwrapped toy down to the hotel and you get to go have a free breakfast from their buffet afterwards.  Yum! For our gifts, I purchased two new puzzles from the dollar store – one geared towards...

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Posted in: Philosophy
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