Category Archives: movies

Thrifting on the Isle of Skye

I have to confess that I seem to have inherited a bad traveling habit from my mom: buying books. Last year when we traveled with her to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, she bought so many books we weren’t sure that … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies with a Message

What’s the message, you ask? An Anti-Consumerism message! I LOVE (certain) Christmas movies and there are certain movies that we watch each and every year, including several versions of A Christmas Carol (Alistair Simms, of course, the Muppet version and … Continue reading

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Festival Finds

One of my favourite events of the year happened this weekend: the MCC Festival for World Relief. This is where thousands of people gather at the Tradex to eat, bid, buy, donate and visit all in support of MCC’s work … Continue reading

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Take me out to the …. Movies!

This post might turn out to bite me in the future. I am going to tell you how to go and see movies for cheap or free all the while I am supporting a son who is a filmmaker. So … Continue reading

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Campbell River Quickie

My new job took me to beautiful Vancouver Island recently where I had a chance to visit several of the places that Communitas Supportive Care Society serves and meet some of the extraordinary people who I can now call my … Continue reading

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Recent Finds and Resolutions

I’m back and if you want to know what I’ve been up to, take a good look at the photo above. If it piques your curiosity, then visit my other blog and you’ll get all the details. The other reason … Continue reading

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Black Friday Thrifting

If you’re a die-hard thrift shopper, you know that every day is Black Friday when you shop thrift! You also know that the secret to successful thrifting is constant visits to a thrift shop. Because I volunteer at a thrift … Continue reading

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Thrifting during the Lazy Days of Summer

I spent last week in Oliver, BC where we holiday each summer with my side of the family. The significance there is that I am holidaying with folks who are as excited about thrift shopping as I am. While most … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Wisdom from the East!

I spent last week in Ottawa visiting family and celebrating my beloved mother-in-law’s 90th birthday.  It was a great little vacation and while that was our primary purpose for visiting, I also happen to have sisters-in-law and niece who are … Continue reading

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Thrifting in the Nation’s Capital

Happy New Year, everyone! I had the privilege of spending Christmas in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, and home to my husband’s family. We had a wonderful time visiting with family, going for walks in the snow and, of course, thrift … Continue reading

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