A Book and A Beverage: April 2018 with fancypaper!

Welcome back to A Book and a Beverage everyone! Because I think that settling down with a good book and a good beverage, I wanted to open this monthly post up to other bloggers and guests to sharing what they are reading and sipping at the moment. This month I am joined by Orla of fancypaper, one of my favourite bloggers- she will make you feel like you are sitting with her, enjoying a cuppa and relaxing for an afternoon when you read her blog. (I’ll wait while you go and catch up…) She is sharing her book and beverage choices with us today, so let’s dig in!

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Homemade Dog Treats

If you have ever had a puppy, you will quickly learn that healthy and nutritious dog treats are far more expensive than the most premium dog food, as you can easily go through 100+ in one puppy class! I was doing research on alternatives to commercial training treats when one of my coworkers made training treats herself and brought them in for all of our dogs- these are an easy and nutritious way to train your dog at home and possibly use up some leftovers around your house.

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Introducing… The Way I C It Podcast

Today I’m very happy to share something from a very good friend and Alpha Gamma Delta sister of mine, a new podcast that is launching today! The Way I C It debuts today (four episodes are live already), and Carolina is the perfect host to bring a new podcast in your listening life. Coming in at 15-20 minutes, it is a quick but thoughtful podcast that will make you think about you and your life but keep you moving forward rather than stuck in thought. Carolina sat down with me for an interview and to give more background and insight into her podcast, which I am excited to share with you today!

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Will the Trend of Cheap Ever End?

Have you ever told someone that you liked their top, and you heard “Thanks, it was only $8/£4/€1/whatever cheap cost”? That always takes me aback, as I didn’t comment on the price of it whatsoever, but revealing how cheaply it was purchased seems to be a knee jerk reaction now for most people. I am in no way arguing for spending money for no apparent reason, but why have we, as society, become crippled by a need to be cheap? Why is buying things cheaply considered an accomplishment? (Note, I did not say frugally.)

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What a Break Up Can Do to You

I’d like to think that at least with my blog, I’ve been keeping it together for the last month or two. It takes so much more planning and forethought and energy than it ever did before to keep the blog going, but I’m hoping that it’s still enjoyable and useful to everyone as it was before. If you aren’t interested in a personal post, I’m not offended if you don’t read today’s post- Style File Friday is back on Friday, as usual.

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4 Co-op Board Games to Bring to a Party

I’m a big fan of board games, and thankfully, so are a lot of my friends and family! Although I can sit and talk as much as the next person (probably more than the next person), it’s fun to have something do for the evening that everyone can take part in. I’m a big fan of co-op games myself, as it’s nice to work together instead of ending your evening in a fight over that fourth railroad that Rich Uncle Moneybags wouldn’t cough up. These are my 4 favourite board games to bring to your next party!

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Snapshot- 21 March 2018

To everyone complaining that where they live is getting slight snow flurries and grey skies for “spring”….
Spring won’t be here in Winnipeg for another 2 months and we are still probably a month away from actually seeing (still frozen) grass. So, if you can see grass that isn’t frozen, you are doing pretty well!

Is it truly spring where you live?

Until tomorrow,
The Historian

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