When I think back to all the past dad eras, the father-knows-best, the dad-as-disciplinarian, and the like, I couldn’t be happier to be a dad right now. I love that there’s no wrong way to be a dad. Stay at home with the kids, take paternity leave, work 9 to 5… there’s little or no preconceived notion of what a dad has to be anymore. Continue reading
So there’s this pair of super ugly buildings right on the lakeshore in Toronto. Real eyesores. I posted about them a while back because I couldn’t believe someone looked at the building proposal, slated for prime waterfront and stamped “OK” on them. They basically exemplify all the worst qualities of “beige”. Continue reading
“Costco is for members only.”
That’s what I think of every time I walk in. I remind myself that this is an elite club that only those with $60 and some photo ID can join. Continue reading
Have you seen these new reusable cups at Starbucks? How is everybody not talking about these yet??? At $1.00, they are an easy buy. And unlike other options, you can still let everybody know you fancy by keeping the classic Starbucks look. You can even sport the paper sleeve if you’re so inclined. So why pay ten, twenty, or even thirty dollars on a travel mug when you are just going to:
- leave it in the car until it’s so gross you need a hazmat suit to remove it;
- leave it behind at a friend’s house;
- let your kid pee in it on a road trip and render it too gross to ever use again;
- lose it on public transportation; or,
- tuck it away in the back of a cupboard and never use it?
The fact that most coffee places will discount your drink by 10 cents for BYOC (bringing your own cup) means that these sweet babies pay for themselves in just 10 visits! Compare that with the hundreds of visits it takes until you get your money back on other, fancier cups.
Green? Because it’s just simple plastic, it’s easily recyclable in most places. Sweet!
I’ll bet these will be available at almost every coffee shop (appropriately branded, of course) before too long. Kudos to Starbucks for bringing these out.
If you’re a heavy Tims drinker and don’t know this trick already, prepare to have your life changed.
Pushing the lid into the cup, as pictured, instead of folding it back makes a baffle inside the cup that keeps the hot contents from splashing out when jostled. This is especially helpful in the car.
As an added bonus, you can bid farewell to the crazy-making task of getting that little, flimsy tab to fold and stick back on the lid.
It’s a fact: people smell terrible when they sleep. Accept your humanity with this free printable.
Simply print on a letter-size page and cut out as indicated. For best results, print on card stock.
Alexandria asked me for a waffle maker for Christmas. Which makes sense, because pancakes and crêpes are already big weekend players in our house and waffles are the next logical addition to the roster.
So I set off onto the internet to figure out what waffle maker to get for her. It turns out there’s a lot of crappy-looking waffle makers out there. There are cheap, disposable waffle-machines a’plenty on the internet. Good ones seem to be few, and tend to be pricey. But I did eventually stumble upon something pretty fantastic. Continue reading
Apparently we’re getting new flooring on Tuesday in half of our main floor. So I guess we’ll be tearing up the living room today and tomorrow to get ready.
Looking forward to the new floor. Not looking forward to finding a home for all the furniture that’s sitting in the livingroom right now.
No pain, no gain. Right?