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Wanna toilet train your cat? Tame a chipmunk? Make a toast? Then you’re in the right place. Oh! Want to learn how to fold a tee shirt Japanese style? ALSO in the right place. This is all the stuff that doesn’t really fit anywhere else. The misfits of the website. These are the cast aways, the downtrodden. In truth, these are a few of my favourite things …


Why they might want to kick me out of Canada.

  That’s my porch up there! Photo by Donna Griffith for Canadian Living magazine. If you want to see some STUNNING food photography take a look at her page.  Read my feature in Canadian Living Magazine now! Today is Canada […]

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Proof your mom was lying when she told you the drawing you made at age 6 was genius.
Childhood works of famous artists.

When I was 12 I made this drawing of a horse.  I knew art historians were going to want to refer back to it when I was older and more established as an artist so I purposely put my age […]

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If you read this post you’re helping to keep me in business.

laHello.  How are you? This is my monthly sponsor post. You may have noticed that once a month I feature the businesses you see featured in the little square ads on my sidebar. It’s my added bonus to the advertisers […]

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Songs I wish they’d never, ever, ever play on the radio again.
Because I hate them.

This post is going to rile a bunch of you up, so I want to say simmer down right now. You’re going to get the chance to have your say at the end of this post. But for now, the […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan

  Many years ago when I was working at a television station in Toronto I ate the same thing in the cafeteria for lunch every single day.  This was not unlike what I did in highschool when I ate french fries […]

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Why I don’t care that I found a worm in my bed.

  This will be the year I go to bed. Raised beds all around. I’m not going to get into it now but in the coming weeks I’ll fill you all in on the raised beds I built, how I […]

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Yes there is an alternative to …

I love the classics.  If there’s an old fashioned, classic, timeless way to do something, that’s usually the route I take.  The fact that I drink “Diet” Coke instead of the original confuses and alarms me to this day. I […]

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Strawberry plant decoys

I’ve never had much luck growing strawberries.  Mainly I think it’s because I’ve never planted them.  I’m not saying I’ve never had strawberry plants in my possession but I’ve never actually planted them.  A couple of years ago I had […]

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Where ya from?

When I first started this blog I was pretty surprised when anyone showed up to look at it let alone someone from another country.  I figured maybe they were lost.  Ya know.  Stumbled here while looking for a real blog. […]

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So it’s about that hair on your chin. I’m not gonna lie …

Never tell a lie, that’s what I always say.  I don’t say this to my friends because they abandoned me long in ago in favour of friends who are champion liars.  This “Never tell a lie” motto really keeps the […]

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Cuddles lays an egg! And my 2 year anniversary.

It’s been a longggg time since I’ve updated everyone on the saga of Cuddles, the chicken that could. Here’s a little refresher. Last summer, Cuddles got sick. Chicken sick. Which means she almost died. Chickens tend to do that. When […]

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What you’ll learn tonight.

  My niece asked me what I was doing this week and I told her, I’m teaching another online workshop. Huh. She said. What’s the class about this time? And so in a quick text message I explained to her […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.