The roundup is coming out a little later than usual this week because of the football game, among other things. Let that be a lesson to me — plan ahead.
- Trent Wilkie salutes his wife’s bravery in the face of chronic illness, and seeks the strength to be supportive.
- Elizabeth Withey fondly recalls her summer job as a gas jockey in Nipawin.
- Glenn Kubish gets a lesson from his son, and is pleased to see his classics education in action.
- Shayne Woodsmith turns his Faces of Edmonton camera towards a doctor who helps kids realize how smart they are.
- Lori Godin offers up eight holiday hacks for parents with small children.
- Maegan Lukian teaches you how to make little terrariums you can use as Christmas ornaments or anytime decorations.
- Sharon Yeo takes in the Canadian Finals Rodeo for the first time, and learns about cooking burgers at FarmFair.
- Christine Bruckmann shows you how to turn a burnt-out light bulb into an ornament.
- Love cookie dough but need to wish it were a little healthier? Julie’s Kitchen Adventures has a recipe for cookie dough hummus.
- Lindsay of Edible Woman shares recipes and raves from Christmas in November.
Reading and writing
- Bill Thompson writes a heartfelt letter to C.S. Lewis.
- Laura Frey lets us peek at her to-be-read pile.
- Wondering if you’re ready to blog full-time? Vickie Laliotis lists the signs to help you know.
- Dave Cournoyer made an Alberta politics crossword! (Don’t peek at the answers before you give it a try.)
Taking care of business
- Jobber’s Sam Pillar reflects on what his business has accomplished in four years, and looks to the future after a new round of investment.
- Ad man and Poppy Barley customer Justin Archer shares his thoughts about business with Caroline Gault. (And Kendall Barber looks back at three years of Poppy Barley.)
- Jason Foster has news of craft breweries startup up in Plamondon and Grande Prairie.
- Amanda from Life’s Too Short… Buy the Shoes shares a fashion statement and a little black dress from Lucid Lifestyle.
- On The Local Good, Elyse Williams sings the praises of Carbon Environmental Boutique.
- Stacey K covers a challenge between two stationers to create wedding invitations in the other’s style.
- Corinne Simpson guest-posts on Scream Queen B with her thoughts on how Hollywood doesn’t like to let women act their age.
- Jay Runham offers another entertaining and informative look at the movie news.
- Lawrence Herzog tells the story of the Prins family, which helped hundreds of Dutch immigrants settle in Canada.
- Matthew Dance offers his take on Paths for People, an effort to rethink transportation to make it safer.
- Jenna Marynowski previews She Loves Me, a family-friendly musical that isn’t about Christmas but suits the season.
- Mack Male is trying something new with some quicker takes on items that fall between full blog posts and mentions in his Edmonton Notes.
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