A little bit of everything

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day dilettantes! I hope you get lots of hugs and kisses sent your way today! I plan on buying myself a giant cupcake and watching a good movie tonight. And while flowers and gifts are lovely, I really just hope you all share lots of love with the special people around you.

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Why I Would Rather Hide Under a Rock Than Try and Find Clean Nutritional Products

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I don’t think I’ve ever ranted on TRD yet, so I guess this will be the first. But can I just start by sending a gigantic amount of appreciation and respect to those who live clean? No really, I commend you, because it’s a gong show out there. Amid marketing labels, PR spin, and a slew of contradictions you somehow find a way to cut through all the crap and pick the right product. Continue reading

Baby Steps to Going Organic: Is it Really Worth the Cost?

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Despite the conflicting messages we are often exposed to about fitness and food, this much is clear: exercising and eating clean go hand-in-hand in working towards a healthy lifestyle. I think for many people, including myself, eating well is fine and dandy, but it usually falls by the wayside when schedules get busy, and it can carry with it particularly stubborn habits that are hard to break.

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Crafting Your Own Christmas Decor

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One of my favourite parts of Christmas is breaking out the Christmas paper and stamp sets and spending hours in the crafting room with my snowman mug of ┬átea working on different projects. The frames above are one of my best-loved projects, and decorating candles is great because it doesn’t take much time and yet it makes a big impact. Continue reading

Operation Christmas Child Party and Holiday Season Kick-off

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From The Runaway Dilettante to you: welcome to the Christmas season! That means holiday posts, holiday baking, Christmas parties, Christmas decorating, holiday music, everything! I’m smiling even as I write this – I truly sometimes believe I belong in Dr. Seuss’s Whoville. Continue reading