meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend! I have 75 cards to : write, stuff, label, stamp and mail! Tis the season… who’s writing a holiday letter?

And if by chance you missed this:

Oh, and this morning is the LAST chance to order your calendar. Thanks to everyone who supported my business by purchasing one – very much appreciated.

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a few (more) of my favourite things

In 2014 I made a 50 under 50  favourite things list… it was epic and in my opinion, it still holds up:

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So this year I am back with more things I love which may or may not be more than $50

10 more things I love, but they ain’t cheap fav-things-r

  1. Hello Anna: I love my bottle opener. Amanda gifted her to me years ago and she’s never failed! Easy to use and fancy enough to keep on display so you never need to go rummaging through your gadget drawer in a moment of panic.
  2. And Speaking of wine, we are sharing a Case of Compassion from Feed Nova Scotia with Mike’s parents for the holiday festivities. Drinking for a good cause sounds like a great idea!
  3. I loved my SPIbelt… I miss my SPIbelt. I lost it on my travels and replaced it with another brand which is not as great. It was an awesome companion on long runs, carrying my phone, gummies, etc. and fit so nicely that I never felt it bouncing or moving.
  4. Cusinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor: I have had this for 10 years and it has survived many pestos and baby food creations – it’s small but mighty and I give it a big thumbs up.
  5. Booties: I just got these Clarks Taylor Shine Somerset Chelsea Boots on sale but I also love the Sam Edelman Petty in black. I think I need both.
  6. Tivoli Audio Model One radio: Another item from our 10-year club but still sounding strong – it’s pretty basic, and you can get more bells and whistles but it works well and plays daily in the kitchen.
  7. Mac Mini: We got a Mini four years ago when we ditched the cable. Although an Apple TV works great for Netflix, I love the Mini because it holds all of our movies and it links to our other devices. We keep it under the TV and it can take CDs, DVDs and USBs…etc. easily. There are times in life when you need a YouTube dance party, and the Mini delivers.
  8. Longchamp Large Tote Bag Le Pilage: The bag that can hold many (many) things but always make you feel classy. I love mine for traveling and think it’s a great alternative to a diaper bag if you are in need of a diaper bag.
  9. Le Creuset 4.2L Round French Oven: Le Creuset is amazing for cooking but even more amazing to clean. You can burn a full pot of soup in there and it will all just wash away in a jiffy. I love this size for making sauces and soups and especially risotto.
  10. Gym membership at Cyclone Group Fitness: I will be the first to tell you I don’t go as often as I’d like but when I do, I love it! Group fitness classes are a treat – especially when I spend so much time running alone. Find a gym that makes you happy – I like barre / TRX and spin which is why this place works for me!

Check out the original favourite things list to find links to all the items shown above
Check out my stocking stuffer ideas
And up next, my wish list! 

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stuff to stuff a stocking

10 awesome stocking stuffer ideas for ladies like me:
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  • A. Mountains of chocolate : because despite my disappointment with the new design, it will always be my favourite
  • B. A great winter tea : for cozy evenings binging on The Crown (or at least that’s my plan)
  • C. Good reads : a magazine rolled up is always a treat to read during the holidays
  • D. Fancy salts for cooking : I am stealing this idea from friends who gave each other fancy salts for an anniversary gift
  • E. Dream Cream : I love LUSH and this reminds me of my mom
  • F./G. Smartwool socks : for whatever you like to do – I love the tall ones for skiing and the micros for running
  • H. A fancy holiday candle : because the smell of balsam brings me so much joy
  • I. Saje Aromacar : because you deserve to drive in peace and have a car that smells good
  • J. Something sparklysomething sentimental and affordable! 
  • K. Fun festive affordable undies : because these are the ones my friends and I are digging

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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  • Shopping for some Patagoina TODAY!?!?!Patagonia will donate 100 percent of global Black Friday sales in our stores and on our website to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations
  • I’m a Compartmentalizer
  • Get it done
  • I’m a believer. I Do it daily. Often more than once
  • And staying on a positive note
  • Made me smile
  • This site is full of great gift ideas for kids. Mike and I want to get this for David (okay, we want to get this for us)
  • I want to test this budget and see what it’d cost in Nova Scotia (require 10 people)
  • Going to make this
  • I’ve been ready for years but a few of you may be currently involved in intense binging
  • Lets all agree that after this weekend there will be NO more pumpkin talk until next October! Pecans however are okay
  • Okay Reece, you can stop trying to be just like me … I guess we will play nice and share #HelloSunshine

Have a great weekend! I may pull out the plastic snowmen and other decor and get the holiday started! Who’s with me?

Oh, and don’t forget to order your calendar or request a refill!

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calendar girl

Mark your calendar, 2017 is coming!

As mentioned way back here, I have been designing desktop calendars since 2009 and it has been one of my favourite things to make for friends and clients.

To change things up, I have decided to share a sneak peak with you today and if anyone wants to get their hands on one, I am taking orders! Yup, that’s right, for the first time ever, they are for sale!

Hello stocking stuffer:hello-2017-calendarThe calendar is ~5″ x 5.5″ and comes in a clear plastic calendar case – here are pics from last year’s run to give you an idea of what you’ll be getting. I have them printed digitally at a local printer and cut and package everything at home with my trusty paper cutter. The Hello 2017 calendar is $10 (includes the case)* and you’ll receive it before December 23. DSC_0598DSC_0603DSC_0612DSC_0611DSC_0616DSC_0609DSC_0595

If you are interested in one, please send a private request to meghanrushton@icloud.com before December 2** – I need to order, cut and package all of them and it takes time! BUT!!!! for those who have a copy of the 2016 calendar, the 2017 refill will be FREE – just let me know before December 2 if you want a refill (case not included in a refill).

*If you live outside of Halifax and need one (or more) mailed, I will add shipping to the cost. **Order fast, I have 50 cases and will limit orders if things get too crazy. 

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