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Chartier Farm Dinner

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, I attended a farm dinner put on by Chartier, a much-celebrated French Canadian restaurant in Beaumont. They partnered …

Bread

The best market bags.

These past few weeks have passed in a big whirlwind of happy announcements, life changes, renovation progress, and creative collaborations. In the …

Renovations

thezoomfamily

Summer Vacation Packing; 2 trips, 4 weeks, 1 carry on

A lot of people seem to really dread packing for trips and I really don’t know why. I’ve also noticed that most people leave it to the last minute …

jeromemartin.ca

I visited Saskatchewan friends, towns and villages in a brief trip to southwestern Saskatchewan last week.<p>The Cypress Hills haven’t changed: they …

Au Revoir Alberta

I can’t even write one word without welling up… As you can tell by the absence of posts over the past few months, my world has been consumed with <b>The</b> …

Canada Day

Creative Living: Interview with Andrea Beça

Employment

Get Started on Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Remember when social media was this crazy new trend for businesses to use for marketing? Many companies jumped at the opportunity to promote …

Public Relations

Healthy(ish) Summer Drinks for the Whole Family

‘Tis the season for summer drinks! I had so much fun designing these three fabulous features (mostly because I got to taste test all of them). I …

Balsamic Vinegar

Cinnamon Bran Flakes - Edible Woman

Being a food addict with a huge sweet tooth, there are few dietary rules that I take seriously. I know I eat more sugar and less protein than I’m …

Breakfast

Food Notes for July 3, 2017

<i>It sure was a beautiful weekend to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial – hope you made the most of the gorgeous weather, too! On to this week’s</i> …

Brewpub

June Review / July Preview

It's time for the monthly look back at recent temperatures.<p><b>High Temperatures</b><p>It might be tough to remember, but this May was really warm, with most of …

IT’S THE REAL THING: WOODMONEY!

One of the things this blog can count among its real accomplishments: Some very smart people have passed this way over the years. Some have gone on …

Pat Rice

Edmonton Police street checks show racial profiling

<i>This is an updating post about the issue of carding in Edmonton. If you’ve been here before, you’ll want to jump down for the latest as items are</i> …

Canada

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #258

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:• <i>The Worst Show Ever</i> is 100.3 The Bear FM’s new morning show featuring Scott McCord and Yukon Jack. It …

Canada

On Canada 150

Relationship status: It’s complicated.<p>If you live in Canada, the events and hype surrounding #Canada150 are impossible to avoid. Everywhere you look …

Canada

94 birthday wishes

I am no longer Canada’s biggest fan, as I used to be. At Canada’a 125th birthday I was a big fan of Canada. I was a crazy fan doing my bit, at 22, to …

Canada

The women run the show: The Merry Wives of Windsor are having a blast in the park

Robert Benz as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Photo by Lucas Boutilier.<p><i>By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca</i><p>Dance party! You will never get a more …

William Shakespeare

War & Peace & Women

<i>Et bien</i>, <i>mes</i> readers-along, <i>si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire,</i> go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more.Today’s the day: start …

Literature

Fringe 2017: Call for media releases

Some of you may remember my Fringe 2014, Fringe 2015, and Fringe 2016 preview binges – and I’m excited to say I’m going to do the same thing this …

Edmonton

Working 9 to 5 is Old News | Smile & Conquer

How many of you work a standard 9 to 5 job? And of those who answered yes, how many wish that weren’t the case? I’m guessing there are a lot of hands …

United Airlines

The One Quality to Look For in a Daycare

My daycare deserves a big, online pat-on-the-back.<p>Maybe yours does, too. (<i>Or your dayhome, or preschool, or nanny…</i>)<p>For two months now, I’ve been a …

Parenting

July 2017 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Summer is officially here! Get outside and go on some adventures! Click any of following links, which will open up the images in a new window so you …

iPhone 5

June 2017 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Wishing you tropical daydreams, from our non-tropical office to yours. Sigh. Click any of following links, which will open up the images in a new …

iPhone 5

Guide to Top Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

I’ve been on a bit of an “Instagrammable Wall” kick lately. Whenever I visit a new city, one of my top “things to do” now (outside of eating lol) is …

Streetwear

Kids Can Catch 2017 - Fort Lion's Community Fish Pond - Let's Go Outdoors Canada

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and our presenting sponsors, Dow and Cabela's, invite you and your friends and family to bring your fishing …

Last Canadian Thrift Haul

Whoa. This is getting <i>really</i> real. In one month, I’ll be on a plane with a one-way ticket to Texas. Though I’m sure I’ll thrift a piece or two in …

Clothing

Finding the fairway despite the trees in Sundre

There are golf courses that welcome my finely honed slice with yawning fairways, virtually transparent stands of spindly pines and light rough that’s …