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Sep
18
2017
Sep 18, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - belvita breakfast oatmeal crunch biscuits

Allow me to introduce you to this very crumpled up pack of Belvita Breakfast Oatmeal Crunch biscuits. I got it a while back as a sample treat to test out. I can’t remember where I was or how I got it but I came across these photos and realized I’d never done a post about them. I had a thought and wanted to share so here I am talking about these biscuits.

For the record, these Belvita Breakfast Oatmeal Crunch biscuits are crunchy, sweet, with a noticeable oatmeal taste. Would I eat them for breakfast though, that I’m not so sure of.

thingsthatwedo.com - belvita breakfast oatmeal crunch biscuits

I mean, treat, maybe but breakfast?

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Sep
11
2017
Sep 11, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com pic - face in tea

Well, here’s a reoccurring theme on our site. Here at ThingsThatWeDo.com, you know we love to focus on creativity whenever opportunity strikes and today’s post is one of those posts. As you stare at the photo, can you guess why it’s been posted?

When you slow down just long enough and give yourself the freedom to think outside the box, you suddenly make interesting and unique observations that you otherwise wouldn’t have.

Case in point: this otherwise very boring cup of tea. - Continue Reading

Sep
5
2017
Sep 5, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com pic - teddy bear vine

Have you ever heard of a Teddy Bear Vine? I never knew such a thing existed until my daughter came home with one from a school event. The leaves were adorably fuzzy and delicate with its violet green leaves. It almost seemed too dainty for me to keep it alive without doing some serious damage to its well-being.

The big kid assured me that the Teddy Bear Vine would be easy to take care of. It would only require occasional water and of course, some decent sunlight. Fascinatingly enough, she also told me I could make a brand new Teddy Bear Vine by simply taking off one of the vines and sticking it in some soil. Give it some water and sun and apparently, it would just keep going.

Could it really be that simple? - Continue Reading

Aug
29
2017
Aug 29, 2017

Do you try to eat healthy? Do you try to be mindful of what you eat? You’ve probably been keeping track of your sodium intake and your fat intake but have you ever considered how much sugar you consume on an average day?

I can’t say I pride myself on being the most health conscious person on the planet but my family does try to eat foods in moderation. We eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables mixed in with a bunch of different grains, meats, and dairy. Of course, you’ll know by these posts that we have occasional treats too.

Recently, I watched a really fascinating program about sugar called “The Secrets of Sugar” from The Fifth Estate, a Canadian investigative program. There’s research, there’s information, and a lot of hidden surprises that really made me question what certain companies are thinking about when they put their products on the market. - Continue Reading

Aug
23
2017
Aug 23, 2017
Posted in: Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - peppers

One of things I love about summer is seeing all the fresh fruits and vegetables; lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, peppers, zucchini, and grapes with all their vibrant colours gleaming in the sunlight.

It’s the best feeling, ever.

While I may enjoy eating my fair of ‘junk’ food, my heart belongs with those fruit and veggies. Ask my daughter and hubby and they’ll tell you I’ll snatch all the veggies if they don’t eat them fast enough.

Some days I crave a good hummus with veggies. Other times, I’ll want clementines galore. Oh, how about an amazing green salad with fruits, nuts, and seeds topped with a good helping of tomatoes, cucumbers, and maybe some quinoa? Finish it off with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it’s just divine.

Ooh…maybe with a bit of feta cheese?

Add a drizzle of honey?

You see, the options are endless.

Actually some fresh non GMO corn on the cob is pretty amazing too. Oh…so sweet and decadent.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - non-gmo-corn

Today’s post is a giant ‘thank you’ for all the farmers out there that make a difference in all our lives. I know the work isn’t easy and it most certainly is a labour of love. It relies on grit, determination, skill, and Mother Nature’s unknown will. As the summer slowly winds down I can’t help but wish it would last a little longer so I could have more days to bask in this kind of glory.

Things to do: take care of our planet. It’s ours and it’s our job to take care of it however way we can.

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Aug
16
2017
Aug 16, 2017
Posted in: Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - nature 2015

Can you believe it? Summer is almost done and the school bell is about to ring in the very near future. While I’m quite capable of telling time, the speed at which time travels continues to boggle my wee brain. One minute I’m celebrating the start of summer and the next thing you know I’m planning for thicker pants and cooler weather.

How did that happen? - Continue Reading

Aug
9
2017
Aug 9, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - likewise game by Buffalo games

A friend of mine owns a lot of games, I mean A LOT of games. She has boxes and boxes of board games and occasionally she decides to do a little spring cleaning. That’s when I usually get boxes and boxes of games because she’s convinced my family will love them.

Out of curiosity, I take the games home and our family tries them out. Truth be told, the games are usually ones I’ve never heard of until she passes them my way.

Allow me to introduce you to exhibit A: Likewise, a board game by Buffalo Games. - Continue Reading

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