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Alison Butler
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Etsy Made In Canada St. John's Pop-Up Market September 26, 2016
I'm coordinating Etsy Made In Canada St. John's for the second year and I'm inviting everyone to join us for a day of supporting local makers + vintage sellers on Saturday, September 24 at the Landing @ Memorial University (UC -3018).  Special thanks to my ...
I'm coordinating Etsy Made In Canada St. John's for the second year and I'm inviting everyone to join us for a day of supporting local makers + vintage sellers on Saturday, September 24 at the Landing @ Memorial University (UC -3018). Special thanks to my Petit Mail printer cre8iv design studio ...
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Fairy Garden Gifts for Kids
Fairy Garden Gifts for Kids I'm a big believer in non-toy gifts for kids.  Gifts that spark imagination, play, creativity and maybe even some learning!  Recently I've been inspired by Fairy Gardens, what a magical gift idea for a child.  Uncover inspiration...
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7 Creative Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kids
It seems like many of the conversations I have with other moms lately revolve around the STUFF we are trying to get rid of.   For the past year, I've been on a decluttering spree and a move toward simpler, more minimalist living and for the past few years, ...
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When Life Gives You Lemons....
Sometimes life gives you lemons - like when your country's postal service stops mail delivery.  Due to the current Canada Post labor dispute, mail service will be suspended until further notice. This means some temporary changes for my Petit Mail Subscriber...
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How Petit Mail Works
As a mom with young kids, I usually feel like I am in a race with the clock.  Morning routines, bedtime routines.  Endless negotiating.  Trying to entertain, make a meal, tidy up, listen, diffuse tantrums, talk, remind. Repeat. Want to Spend More Time With ...
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Summer Bucket List for Kids in St. John's, NL
1. Hike/Walk on Signal Hill 2. Get an Ice Cream at Berg's 3. Visit the seals and touch tank at the Ocean Sciences Centre 4. Go to the Farmer's Market and pick out vegetables to plant in our garden 5. Have a picnic at Topsail Beach or Middle Cove Beach 6. Fe...
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Free Printable Postcard
I've been working on something special for you - these free printable postcard templates, featuring Petit Mail characters Oliver and Olivia. We enjoyed our recent Pen Pal exchange so much that I've been wanting to try other ideas to encourage letter-writing...
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Kids Dinosaur Fossil Dig
Need some inspiration for your own kids dinosaur fossil dig at home?   Kids Dinosaur Fossil Dig Here are some images from our sandbox fossil dig last year.  NJ enjoyed it so much she's still talking about digging for fossils.   The full instructions for mak...
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Free Online Yoga Resources for Busy Moms
I tell anyone who will listen about how important my weekly yoga practice is.   It has been life changing.   For the past 8 months or so, I have been practising yoga for one 75 minute class per week.   This is my "me" time. This is my stress release. This i...
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Finding the Quiet Moments: Notes from an Introverted Mom
When I tell people that I'm an introvert, they give me this LOOK, the kind of look like I'm telling them a bold-faced lie. Here's the thing, Introversion is not about being anti-social It's not even about being shy (although some of us can be) It's more abo...
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Gardening With Kids
This month's Petit Mail story postcard theme is Olivia Plants a Garden . Like you, I'm struggling to find quality moments to spend with NJ, especially during the week, and I want to make the most of our time together.  Now that the weather is FINALLY gettin...
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How To: Nature Walk With Kids
Inspired by our Oliver Goes Camping Petit Mai l story postcard, we've been going on a lot of simple nature walks this month.  There are so many benefits to nature walks, including:  getting outside connecting with your kids exploring with your kids learning...
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Blogging weekly inspiration for thoughtful gifting at www.thepetitcadeau.com
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I'm Alison, a part-time creative, a wife, and mother with a passion for thoughtful gifting. Grab a cup of tea and stay a while!
 
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