Happy Mother’s Day!

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In lieu of our regular Monday post, I’m posting a day early and wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!  Usually, I send my mom some flowers and take the family out for dim sum.  This year, I’m forgoing the flowers and taking the everyone out for a slightly more expensive dinner at a Japanese tapas bar in Vancouver called Suika (check it out if you haven’t ever been there!). Photo...

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Twas the night before Christmas

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It’s Christmas Eve and Brian and I are busy enjoying some time off and getting ready for the holidays.  There’s apple cider simmering, rum and eggnog to drink, and even a cute little Christmas tree to make our little condo a bit more festive.  We both have the week (and a bit!) off of work and we plan on enjoying every last moment. Our (tiny) tree In the spirit of end-of-the-year laziness,...

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Happy Remembrance Day

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Happy Remembrance Day everyone. Brian and I are taking a holiday today and tomorrow, so instead of the usual Monday post, here are a selection of Remembrance Day events around Canada. Photo credit: Rego-d4u.hu via Flickr In my own beautiful, rainy British Columbia: Vancouver – Remembrance Day Ceremony Lighting the Torch Jack Poole Plaza: Come and see the Olympic Cauldron being relit at 8am...

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3 Ideas for a cheap and frugal Halloween

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Halloween is one of those retail holidays that can easily suck the life from your wallet until it is dry.  Mail-ordered costumes, custom stencils for artistically sliced gourds (technically pumpkins are gourd-like rather than true gourds), environmentally unfriendly half servings of sweets… oh the madness!  Don’t let it!  So many years, Brian and I tried to go all out for Halloween...

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