Check it out: Handmade Hour & Crafty Saturday

Cedar Bee Handmade infinity scarves for kids

Every Wednesday I take part in #HandmadeHour and #HandmadeHourUSA (7 to 8 pm ET) on Twitter. There, I share items I’ve made most recently for my Cedar Bee shop, and retweet my favourite items others have shared with the same hashtag. (See, hashtags bring people together!) The amount of talent and unique items people share is awe-inspiring and the community is wonderful. If you’re someone who makes stuff, … Continue reading

Ice shoves on Lake Erie at Crystal Beach — just wow.

One of the coolest things to happen in this region in a long time has cost us absolutely nothing. It’s a totally natural wonder, one I’d never seen until this past weekend. If you live here, you should definitely go see it while you can. UPDATE 1: See the bottom of this post for directions on how to get there, and a map! UPDATE 2: Ice caves … Continue reading

2013 — The Year I Forgot About Flickr

Let’s summarize 2013 in one word: Hectic. For those of you who don’t have a year available to read this post but who have some opinion on Flickr, just skip to the last bolded sub-header. The rest of you, I apologize, for this is more of a journal entry than an entertaining post. Surprisingly, one of the shortest non-introductory blocks of text involves the most stressful aspects … Continue reading

Cyber Monday Nikon D7000 Deal! $979.99 CAD w/ lens, or $699.99 body only! HURRY!

Lots of great deals out there (I’m sure, as I haven’t found too many), but here’s my favourite so far. Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Kit with 18-105mm DX VR Nikkor Lens $969.99 for Cyber Monday! I have this camera, I love this camera. And today you can get it WITH an 18-105mm VR lens for $969.99! Normally, this is a nearly $1300 kit. Perfect as a gift, or … Continue reading

Pixlr Express: Photo Editing For Your Phone & Camera Alike

You’ve probably taken a picture of yourself with your phone at some point. Likewise, you might have taken a picture where you realized something was superficially wrong in that you weren’t 100% confident on sharing with the universe. Maybe you had a blemish, or a black fly bite on your neck large enough to give the impression that you spent the night at Makeout Creek. If you … Continue reading

Much Ado About Instagram Video

Here we go. Instagram now has video. 15 second long video that you can add filters to. Take that, Vine! Admittedly, I’m one of those dummies who doesn’t know what a Vine is yet. I think it’s a short video that you take for no reason but I’m not entirely sure. A few years ago, and I realize this is not the same thing, Flickr added video … Continue reading

Pretty Night for a Drive

Decided to drop my phone in the toilet tonight (I think it still works, but I haven’t checked again). Here’s a picture I took on our drive down the Niagara Parkway, with Miklos’s Samsung Galaxy S4, which is the same phone as mine except black and un-toileted. When I yanked the phone out of the (clean) toilet water, I instinctively tapped the “On” button to see if … Continue reading