It's the last weekend before school here in BC, and we're gearing up for Back to School! Already the evenings are crisp and you can just feel fall in the air. When it's not raining, that is.
1. Need To get Organized with all that School Stuff? More Time Moms has the Solution!
The mantra in my house is "unless it's on my calendar, I won't remember it." Regular calendars are pretty but often leave little space to actually write in anything. A few years ago I bought More Time Moms Family Organizer, and I loved it! Huge spaces to write, lots of room at the back for phone numbers, and even a little folder pocket for school papers! Check them out, they might be perfect for back to school.
Their site has everything from organizers for teens to meal planners, and you can buy them online!
2. Like Gourmet Chocolate? Try Dvorak!
We tried a sample from a stall at Granville Island market, and OH. MY. GOODNESS. Best dark chocolate ever! If you happen to pop by the market, pick up a bag! You'll so not regret it. They also have various flavored almonds, too. Mmm....no wonder the bag says, "Better then Sex."
3. Cool Vancouver Store: Paper-Ya
While you're at Granville Island, wander over to Paper-Ya and take a browse. There's beautiful papers, interesting stamps and sealing wax, feather quill pens and leather bound notebooks. Jake and I love this store and could spend HOURS in it!
4. Make a difference: SurvivorCorps
I really hadn't read much about the Russian Georgian conflict until just recently, when I received an e-mail from Survivor Corps. According to their website, Russian is using cluster bombs on civilians in their conflict with Georgia. Over 100 countries have signed a treaty banning cluster bombs in May, and for good reason. One munition actually releases small "bomblets" that not only kill civilians, but are more like land mines, just waiting for someone to step on them.
So what's fabulicious in that? Help Survivor Corp by going to their site and clicking on the links to send a message to senators asking them to help you fight against the use of the weapons, or local newspapers to educate people about cluster bombs. It really takes people standing up and saying that they won't allow this to happen any more to get the ball rolling.
This looks like a great organization that is well worthy of our support!
5. Labor Day weekend Fun: Party at the Pier (North Vancouver)
Sunday, August 31 from 11 am-3pm
-displays, entertainment, and more!
Get your tickets for the Harbor Tours in advance at: RBC Royal Bank Esplanade Branch (108 East Esplanade), North Vancouver.
See this page for more information.
Victoria's Classic Boat Festival
August 29, 30, and 31
Loads of boats to watch, some races, and just an all around good time. Hopefully the weather will finally clear up a bit so that we feel like it's actually August instead of November.
Have a great weekend!