Author Archives: Alanna Banks

the best day and a plug for TVO Kids

Last Friday I had the best day with my kids. The majority of our days are spent rushing from one routine thing to the next while trying to do my own mundane routine things in between (boring!). Get dressed! Brush your teeth! … Continue reading

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it’s a new year – looking ahead!

At the start of every year I usually do a round-up of posts from the previous year as you can see here and here and here. Sadly I don’t have much to “round up” from 2014 because I spent most of it … Continue reading

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follow your dreams

It’s taken me some time for this to actually sink in, but two weeks ago I quit my full-time job of nearly ten years and (eek!) I don’t have a new job to go to. I completely ignored the old … Continue reading

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a summer cocktail – dehydrate and rehydrate

So after many requests I’m reinstating “It’s Friday and I need a drink”. I figure it’s only appropriate considering I’ve assumed the position of “stay-at-home mom” this summer. Until September it’s me, L’il E and LJ 24/7 and let me tell … Continue reading

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ConKerr Cancer and Fridays Off Fabric Shop

This is an old video, but it does a really good job of explaining what ConKerr Cancer is all about. I am so stoked to finally share some really fun news with y’all. Over the last year I have been … Continue reading

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we’re hiring a growth hacker

Fridays Off Fabric Shop is looking for a Growth Hacker! Fridays Off Fabric Shop is an online fabric shop serving Canada and the US. I have no problem taking care of all the fabric business but I need help on the back … Continue reading

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guilt free candy bars

Everyone is going bonkers over these “candy bars” I recently made. The hubs, friends, even my three-year-old L’il E is gobbling them up. The best part is they’re gluten free, vegan and sweetened with pitted dates (ew!) so no matter … Continue reading

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my jesus year – 2013

Every January I kick things off with a round-up of the previous year (as you can see here and here). This year I’m a little late because it’s taken me some time to figure out how I wanted to go … Continue reading

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back in the saddle

It seems I have a turned a corner. Could it be possible that I am back?! The last time I posted here I was actually in labour. Twenty four hours later our little LJ was born and since then (I … Continue reading

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fresh strawberry spelt muffins

I hope everyone had a great Canada Day! We struck close to home as we anticipated #2’s arrival. To celebrate and use up leftover fresh Ontario strawberries I made these delicious strawberry spelt muffins. They taste amazing right out of … Continue reading

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