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The Lainie List

I write a list each week.  It’s like looking at my browser history and all of the things I have loved over the last 7 days.

I share my lists with others.  It’s like when you watch a really good movie and have to tell your friends about it.

If you like them, you can sign up to have #thelainielist sent to your inbox each week.  I once had someone describe it as getting a piece of joy to their inbox each week.  How sweet is that?!

This week’s list below:


 

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Thatcher was a big fan of Easter.

 

  1. Baffled by Conceptual Art? So Are Will Ferrell and Joel McHale
  2. What to make with leftover mini eggs.
  3. I want to make this.
  4. Grid sticky notes. love these.
  5. What To Do When I’m Gone
  6. Extraordinary Routines – Mari Andrew
  7. Orange and cranberry hot cross bun recipe
  8. Vintage sewing patterns online for download
  9. When I grew up, I wanted to live in Dryden.
  10. Hooded towel tutorial. Making some this weekend.
  11. For notebook lovers.  Field Notes: Dime Novel Edition.
  12. English Paper Piecing: How to Make Hexagons
  13. Removing paper templates (of hexagons)
  14. I made my own watercolour paint from flowers!
  15. Share Easter chocolate with neighbours
  16. YOUTHMUD™

 

Have a great weekend!!

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Thatcher continues to hug every fire hydrant he sees.

 

  1. The New Mr. Roger’s Neighbourhood documentary.
  2. Pantone in postcards
  3. For those who love letter boards
  4. #the100dayproject starts April 3rd! I’m in.
  5. Me First! a picture book for kids.
  6. Stories by the Month
  7. ‘Orange snow’ baffles eastern Europeans – BBC News
  8. Dad faces backlash for bungee jumping with toddler.  Thoughts?
  9. Your Taste In Drinks Will Reveal The True Age Of Your Soul.  I’m 12.
  10. The Crossroads of Should and Must.
  11. Harry and the Hendersons
  12. All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes
  13. I bet you can’t watch this without laughing.
  14. A hockey dad’s last ride – The Globe and Mail
  15. For the sticky note lover
  16. Making Keepsakes for Kids: My Free 5 Day Email Course!

 

Happy Easter!!

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A big week at the Holmes’ residence! Charlie Bear is now able to get up on all fours.

 

  1. Oh man, I might actually give this a try.
  2. Inspired.  I’m thinking about creating my own ecourse related to kids. Stay tuned!
  3. Can you wash dish towels with regular laundry?
  4. Classes I’ve taken on Skillshare this week: one, two, three, four.
  5. A list of feeling words. And another. Something to teach the kids.
  6. How to embed Instagram photos in a webpage
  7. I ordered one for each of the boys.  Charlie’s is now on its way!
  8. How to freeze garden carrots.
  9. The Best Canadian Children’s Books for kids under 5.
  10. Meet Me First Melanie
  11. Homemade baby gifts.
  12. #friendmail17

 

An early Happy Halloween to everyone! Next week I’ll post a picture of our little crew dressed up.

Have a great weekend!
Lainie

 

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A fun morning wandering around Brickworks.

 

  1. 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviours That Keep Children from Growing.
  2. Baked Pumpkin Donuts.  When you see the picture, you’ll want to make them.
  3. Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dead at 53
  4. Humans of Danforth East: Paola from Sugarmoon Salon
  5. Meet Fake Francis (a part of myself I’m not proud of).
  6. What to put in DIY Microwavable heating pads…

 

Officially, my shortest Lainie List ever.  And officially the longest week ever with three little sick ones and myself as well.

I hope you are avoiding the cold season!  Have a great weekend,
Lainie

 

 

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When you find your boys like this, you take a picture.  #nofighting

 

  1. I love it when people have fun with photoshop.  Too funny.
  2. Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon recreate Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Islands in the Stream.
  3. Two new books to add to my “to read list.”
  4. Tips for using a slow cooker.
  5. White or gray grout for white subway tile?
  6. This Halloween costume is so creative.
  7. My Christmas Wish List
  8. Ryan Gosling can carry me into a room like this any day…
  9. Storytelling with Infographics
  10. When someone from your small hometown ends up on The Bachelor, you actually watch it.
  11. The best place for Gelato.

 

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Happy Friday the 13th!
Lainie 🙂

 


 

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When old Scrabble pieces become the best toy…

  1. The Best Small Towns in the World
  2. Slow cooker beef gyros. These were amazing and so easy.
  3. Caramel Pumpkin Oat Bars
  4. A nail polish wall.  Amazing.
  5. Maybe I’ll read this someday.
  6. A course to add to my list.
  7. Meet Protective Patty
  8. Homemade Pop Tarts…yes!
  9. I want to go here for my birthday this year.
  10. How to live Nordicly.
  11. Ten reasons to HYGGE
  12. Pumpkin and Almond Stuffed French Toast
  13. Foodland Ontario: Apple Pie recipe
  14. Chicken Roti. So good.
  15. You have to watch this video.  It will make your day.

 

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I hope you eat lots of pie this weekend!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Lainie 🙂

 


 

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Charlie Bear was SO excited to play with this toy at the park.

 

  1. The Get to Work Book – perfect for those who love to be organized!
  2. Design your First Email Course
  3. Humans of Danforth East: Colleen from the Nooks
  4. I want to make my own.
  5. Why Aluminum Foil Has a Dull Side and a Shiny Side
  6. I want to order this!!!
  7. Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles
  8. Nurse creates a piece of art from hospital plastic
  9. My new fall boots!
  10. Our latest Netflix binge
  11. Two Lives on Instagram
  12. Making animal tracks

 

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I hope you have a great weekend!
Lainie 🙂

 


 

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Spending time at Cherry Beach was the change in scenery we all needed this week.

 

  1. This is how often you should be washing your bedding.
  2. I want to sew my own: microwavable heating pads for kids.
  3. Order an IKEA catalogue online
  4. I would love to try this.  
  5. 12 year old app developer gets to meet Apple hero Tim Cook. His reaction is priceless.
  6. If this doesn’t impress you, nothing will
  7. This video has over a million views and will make you feel human.
  8. This is on my Christmas wish list
  9. This book is changing the way I see others and myself.
  10. I want to learn how to make hot cross buns.  Jamie Oliver recipe.
  11. A-how-to-tutorial for paper collage.
  12. How to make faux fur pom poms. So easy!
  13. The best books for toddlers, chosen by toddlers themselves.
  14. Shame and Humiliation: From Isolation to Relational Transformation.  I’ve upped my reading anti 😉

 

#TheLainieList @holmeslainie
A weekly list of what I’ve read, tried, or laughed at.

I hope you have a great weekend!
Lainie 🙂

 


 

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This week we baked Daddy the BIGGEST possible cookie for his birthday.

  1. This milkshake will bring all the boys to your yard…
  2. Famous paintings brought to life with real models
  3. This Is What Happens to Ambition in Your 30s
  4. Retro Spaghetti-O Jello.  This looks so disgusting.
  5. How to Make Jon Snow’s Cape Using an Ikea Rug.  Bahahaha.
  6. Sew a Baby Carrier for Dolls (made one for a friend this week – too cute).
  7. Are you a Perfectionist?
  8. People with Museum Doppelgangers
  9. The Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe
  10. Give your Inner Critic a Talking To
  11. Jessica Biel’s Amazing “Dirty Dancing” Entrance is Ellen’s Best One Yet
  12. Herbs for Kids: What’s Safe, What’s Not

 

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Have a great weekend!
Lainie 🙂

 

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Charlie was super excited to have a new high chair and sit with her brothers this week.

  1. I need to get one of these! Yes, I’m a nerd.
  2. Preschool Pocket Treasures, a photo project of Melissa Kaseman
  3. Game of Thrones Real Life Partners
  4. Hootsuite’s Guide to IG Captions
  5. The Best Time to Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  6. I had no idea Burning Man looked like this.
  7. How to Sew Your Own Pencil Case
  8. 8 Wow Worthy Pie Crusts – pie as art
  9. Free sewing and knitting patterns from Purl Soho.  
  10. Free pattern for a lamb bonnet.
  11. Top Ten Tips to Help Siblings Get Along
  12. The Word On The Street Festival (Toronto 2017)
  13. Former IKEA boss reveals the trick.  Get through a store in 5 minutes.
  14. The Collapse of Parenting: Why It’s Time for Parents to Grow Up
  15. Freelance Achievement Stickers
  16. This 16 Year Old Makes Breakfast Look Like Art
  17. Funny “I woke up to this” moments

 

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