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Cool stuff: Duplo

Do you remember Duplo? I do. It’s really great for kids. Gets their creative juices flowing if you know what I mean.

When I was out thrift store hunting yesterday and we saw a big ol’ bag of it. I wish I would have bought it. Once I got home, I took a look on Pinterest to see what cool stuff I could have made with it. Here’s my Pinterest board on Be Creative – Duplo.

 Did you ever play with Duplo? Do you remember anything you made with it? Do you have a cool pin that I should have a look at? 

Once my daughter starts playing with it, I’ll post some of her creations here.

 

 

 

 

Personal Priorities

 

How do you set your personal priorities? I’m struggling with that a bit myself. There are so many things that I feel like I should be doing at the same time. I’m a great multi-tasker. As I’m writing this I’m drinking coffee, answering text messages, listening to Canada AM news, admiring this cute pin I found at Value Village and writing this blog post.

For myself, I’ve decided that family comes first. When my daughter is awake, I’m awake with her. We’re doing things, making her laugh, reading books. Those special moments are so precious, I don’t want to miss a beat.

I’m next in line. Me. I take this time to shower, brush teeth, drink coffee, sit for a minute, fitness, eat. I’m important too. I need to take care of me, in order to take care of everyone else.

Home. My home is my castle. Although it is messy most of the time, I do my best to keep it clean. I take this time to quickly Windex windows, take dishes out of the dishwasher, make the beds, etc…

This is where the blog comes in. Hello, this is where I’m at today. When I go back to work after maternity leave, things may shift a bit, but blogging will always be on my list.

Then my Etsy shop. Ha! Didn’t see that one coming!?! I’m working on an Etsy shop to sell my crafty creations and cool stuff I find in thrift stores. I’m a huge thrift store fan. I love #findthefind. It makes me feel good when I find something cool. I want to share it with the world. My house it pretty small, so unfortunately, I can’t keep everything, so I hope that someone on the Internet can find some love for the cool things I find.

Reading is also on my list. While on maternity leave, I’ve found a new love for the Ottawa Public Library. Lately, I’ve been into reading biographies and books on tattoos. It’s pretty cool stuff. Reading keeps me thinking creatively, so I’ve added it to my list of priorities.

Everything else comes after this.

What do you have on your list of personal priorities? Do you agree with my list?