Itatu Orphan Care in Malawi

My sister-in-law, Jennifer Douma, is in Malawi this summer opening an orphan care facility and she’s blogging about her experience at On the site there’s a donation widget thingamajig – if you feel you can spare a buck or two to help Jennifer setup and buy supplies, she’d appreciate it and so would the […]

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baby on the dustbin

The huz and I are happy to announce that our little fetus – code name “Kielbasa” – is 11 days old today! Finnegan Marek Holke Douma – he’s a little meatball at 5lbs 3oz – was born July 10th at 8:47am in Alliston, Ontario with great support from Caring Hands Midwifery and the good folks […]

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Taking “hair helmet” to the next level…

Whenever I think of “hair helmet” I think of that 1987 Avalon/Funicello classic, “Back to the Beach”. Didn’t see it? Oh well… there’s a scene where Avalon’s awesome punk-kid is making fun of him for his, you guess it, hair helmet. Twenty years later, with trucks of hair product in tow, I see the concept […]

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I hate to say I told you so.

For you non-believers, some sinister proof that horses are conspiring to take over the planet: “The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never…”

Crafty encounters of an Etsy kind – today’s word is Canada

Happy Canada Day!! Currently there are 6900 canuck crafts tagged “canada” on Etsy. Here are a few of my favourite picks: Item: PAGES OF CANADA hand made book ANTHOLOGY Seller: yummihouse Price: $15.00 Item: CAT ON VACATION series – niagara falls – 8×10 print Seller: CrazyBliss Price: $19.99 Item: Vancouver, BC Road Trip Badges No. […]

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