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Walking around old Montreal

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Winter's here

It's been cold. Stay warm.

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January 22, 2012 2 tags (show)

Welcome 2012

2011 was a great year and I don't know how 2012 will be able to top it?! I find myself saying this every year, but 2011 was really good to me! I quit making specific resolutions a while back since I wasn't sticking with them... So this year I decided to make a few general resolutions for 2012, here they are: - Get organized! My house, workspaces and everything else that could use organizing. - Travel. I want to the see the world, and it won't be possible this year but I hope to at least go to two different (and new) places this year. - Healthy living! I'm not getting any younger and this is the time to do it! I started playing team sports again in 2011, and I plan to continue this in 2012! Overall general better eating and being active :) - Follow through! When I have a project in mind, I will complete it! (this includes blogging more)! - All of the things! This is just an attitude I'd like to have for 2012 ;) I think for someone who doesn't make resolutions this list is pretty good! I hope everyone has a safe, happy and prosperous 2012. @lizzymac

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January 01, 2012 4 tags (show)

This is Hugo

This is my cat. 20111120-033319.jpg He's a sweet little guy but is currently driving me crazy. He's overall a great cat! After all, who wouldn't want a cat that fetches, likes water, follows you around and snuggles with you. I know you might think I'm describing a dog, but this little guy is in fact a cat! 20111120-033758.jpg He's a menace to society, while drinking anything anywhere! But really he loves to drink. Not just water, he loves beer and if you have a glass anywhere near you, his paw will have been in it or he'll have just done his best to knock it over. Today Hugo sat in my sink as he's been doing for a while... 20111120-034443.jpg I turned on the water to see what would happen and to my surprise he was completely fine with it! He was happy to sit under the water and play and try to drink it! I'm just always shocked by his behaviour and I truly think that he's a dog trapped in a cats body. Which I'm totally ok with! Want to adopt a little kitty of your own? Check out the Ottawa Humane Society or a Humane Society in your area. In the words of Bob Barker, help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.

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November 20, 2011 2 tags (show)

Wine & Food

This weekend in Ottawa was the Annual Wine & Food Show at the Ottawa Convention Centre. I had the pleasure of attending on the Saturday which proved to be busy as the rumors said! Got there early on Saturday, it was around 2pm and the line was already starting to form. It didn't take long to get in, which was great! The smell of food drew us into the main room and it only took a few minutes to get our first few drinks! It didn't take long after that to get some food and I think my favorite was Petit Bill's slider! It was just excellent, the best part was the gorgonzola cheese. The Clocktower had some great sweet potato fries as well, but let's get to the drinks! My first was a Yellow Tail sparkling wine. Following that I sampled a number of different beers, white wines, whiskey, rum, sangria, tequilla, prosecco, and repeat! It was never ending! Here are my do's and don'ts: Do: - get there early - get two sheets of sampling tickets right away - wear flats - I was very thankful for that advice, but of you're only going to be there for a few hours, you'll be fine - pace yourself - there's lots to see and try - have fun Don't: - be the person escorted out by the police - goes along with the pace yourself - get separated - it happens but it's a pain to find each other. My cell reception was spotty but I always ended up finding my groups

Some of the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of sampling with
If you have any tips, suggestions or stories, add them to the comments. Happy wining and dining!

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Take chances, make mistakes & get messy!

Ms. Frizzle said it best! And although taking chances can be scary, making mistakes can even more terrifying and getting messy can be fun, all three are needed when it comes to learning!

This is why I've decided to share my little project with the world. We are off to a slow start but we're in no rush. What am I talking about you ask?

Let me be the first to introduce you to Raid Our Closets:

A website where my friends and I can sell the gently used items from our closets all at a reasonable cost.

The concept is simple. We take the best possible (non-profesional) pictures of the items we have, we give the best possible description and we let you pay either using PayPal or Cash on Delivery! You're probably wondering why we're using this type of website instead of just posting our things on Craigslist, Kijiji or Used Ottawa? The reason for this is twofold. First, because I wanted to really get to know the Shopify Platform. Secondly, I've been wanting to have a garage sale for a while and this seemed like a fun new "constant" garage sale.

Although the majority of our products are clothing, we do have a variety of products. Take a look around, share it with friends and let us know if you have any questions!

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