Category: Very Cool Stuff

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Lacy Angel Wings Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament My daughter received something like this lovely little angel ornament long ago when she was in Junior Kindergarten. Since then, we have modified it to look even more cute. You can use these on your tree, on gifts, or as gifts. I think they'd make lovely placeholders too. To make them you need pipe cleaners, wood beads, lace with a straight edge and a seam on one side. Also a fine tipped marker and something to hang them with. I added faces to the wood beads before I put them together in case I messed it up.…

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Netflixing Through the Holi-daze

What a year 2016 has been. For better, for worse. I think next year will be MUCH BETTER. In the meantime I am fully prepared to shut off my brain and allow the reward chemicals to seep out and gently buffer in the new year.  I've learned a lot about bingeing this year - a sport I am fully prepared to participate in on a moments notice. It turns out bingeing helps release those chemicals that make you feel happy. Makes sense right?  You know that feeling you get when you finish a really good book or show? How you…

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The Crown Cometh

There are so many great shows on Netflix these days I feel like I can't keep up. Especially during the busy times like, well, now. I'm definitely setting time aside for this one coming up November 4th - The Crown. I was fortunate to be able to attend a premiere of the first two episodes and had the chance to ask two of the stars from the show questions. Jared Harris plays King George the VI and Vanessa Kirby plays Princess Margaret.  They were kind enough to answer questions about getting into character, the amazing sets and costumes, and how their perceptions of…

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Home of the Boovs

We just watched a delightful move called Home. It's a Dreamworks Animation film on Netflix and sure it's a "kid's" film but my 17 year old and I loved it. It kind of reminded me of shows like the Flintstones where the humour can be appreciated by kids and adults. With the voice talents of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Nick Fletcher how could it not be awesome?  In brief, it's about a misfit alien named 'Oh' whose species conquers Earth, befriends an adventurous teen girl named 'Tip' and together they save the world. I also love how this show has a strong female…

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Top May IG Shots

May was a great month to have a camera - or in my case, an iPhone 6 camera. Much of the world around me was waking up and bursting out of it's winter sleep.  We had some unseasonably warm weather where I am and I think this is why the trees and flowers were blooming so early. It was a feast for the senses.  Here are the images I took that seemed to be the most popular in May on my Instagram account:  The beach continues to be one of my favourite places:   Found some pretty bits and pieces to…

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April Favourites

Favourite posts from April! (As voted by people on Instagram!) I love having a flower picture at least once a day - yellow seems to be a very bright, sunny and well loved colour.     Sunny flowers for a sunny Monday! Happy day everyone! I hope your week is wonderful! ☀️ ?. . . . . . #flowers #floweroftheday #daily #beautiful #love #instaflower #bloom #instablooms #pretty #cute #colour #color #bright #blessed #loveit #amazing #surprise #plant #fragrant #flowerpower #yellow #happy A photo posted by Carin Harris (@eclecticsoapbox) on Apr 18, 2016 at 3:43am PDT My favourite hangout is at the…

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Insta-Favs for March

I've fallen in Insta-love with Instagram It is a great place to post pictures of daily sights and memories. I love to look back over my insta - images and remember each day through my pictures - kind of like a photo album. I'm a visual person and I am always on the lookout for beautiful or interesting things to capture for all time as an image. insta  Do you have an Instagram account? If you do, let me know your link in the comments - I'd love to check out your world in pictures. Mine is here. insta If you don't have…

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Instagram Favs – #FiveonFriday

I've joined an exciting group of awesome bloggers who are making #fiveonfriday posts every week. I'm looking forward to learning more about these other bloggers and getting tips and ideas about how to bring great content to my blog.  Check them out: Product Junkie Two Fun Moms Simple On Purpose Just Another Edmonton Mommy Canadian Basics #FIVEONFRIDAY Part One My first foray into the #fiveonfriday realm will be to showcase some of my favourite Instagram's. I've been looking for a way to include them in my blog. Some of them make it to my actual blog posts as images in the…

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THIS Just Happened…BACONANZA!

BACONANZA! There are many crazy things on the internet these days. So many. Recently, Hubs and I have discovered the mad talents of the Ninja powered, safety oriented and video savvy Crazy Russian Hacker. This man combines elegant speech with wildly clever demonstrations for a myriad of breathtaking and awesome life hacks. Seriously - he is one cool dude and I admire his confidence. In an attempt to read something other than the usual health conscious bloggity-blog that pops up at this time of the year, I decided to post about one of my favourite things - Bacon. The timing for seeing this video…

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How to be a Super Hero!

Something very special happened today. Thing 1 donated blood for the first time. What a mature, selfless thing to do. He's only 17. He joins a long line of donor's in this family including his Dad (10 years) and Grandpa (who was a donor since it started until his death in 1999.)  Click here to find out: Who does my blood donation help? Two other teens we know were there as well. Yay teens! Each month Thing 2 volunteers at the blood bank and plans to donate as soon as she reaches 17. It was a long wait so I decided to…

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Dollar Store Treasures Part One

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why...  Have you gone treasure hunting lately? I went to a great xmas party tonight and saw some quality dollar store decorations. They looked pretty fancy. You don't even have to be on a budget to justify getting these now. Very soft, festive hand towel. Gail and Kelly enjoying all their hard work. Not a dollar store item but tres cool anyway. Cool giant stockings - big enough to fit a loved one into? Light up necklace! These cookie containers are thick, have tight fitting lids…

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Ready to Feel all Warm and Fuzzy Inside?

I just saw the cutest Pygmy Marmoset. Actually, I can't confirm it is the cutest - I've never seen one before. Meet Ninita. She was born deaf and rejected by her parents. Happily she was adopted by some loving people and, well, as you will see, she seems quite happy. http://youtu.be/g6ZM2Q-D0b8

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This Video Wins the Award for the Coolest of the Day

The Astro Geniuses at NASA came up with a neat idea - what would a GoPro video camera do in a sphere of water, in a no gravity situation.  Here is what they discovered: http://youtu.be/9ZEdApyi9Vw

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