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Social Media Notes (#102) – Links for the Week of February 1 – 7

Linda Hoang - February 8, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  Let’s start with all the Twitter news Lots of people were freaking out over news of Twitter’s ‘algorithmic timeline’ last week but we’ve been assured now …

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Review + Giveaway: Creation Crate (Tech Education In A Box)

Linda Hoang - February 6, 2016
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I love the concept of monthly box deliveries! I think part of it is the delight that comes in being surprised at the goodies inside the box. I know friends who do monthly snack boxes, make-up/beauty boxes, I even tried getting boxes for the cats (through Meowbox) for awhile. Admittedly, when you start adding box after box, prices add up so you need to get selective about …

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30 Valentine’s Date Ideas in Edmonton (2016)

Linda Hoang - February 1, 2016
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I love Valentine’s Day! My husband Mike and I always make a point to celebrate (but we also celebrate year-round, really). I don’t mind the commercialization of it – if there’s another opportunity to spend time with my loved one, then why not? This year as Valentine’s Day falls on the Family Day long weekend, Mike and I will be heading out of town for …

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Social Media Notes (#101) – Links for the Week of January 25 – 31

Linda Hoang - February 1, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  Congrats to Janet McNally, you’ve won a 1-hour social media consult with me! I’ll be sending you an email to set something up. Thanks for entering my …

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Recap + Recipe: Tuna Tostadas from Earls (and enter to win a $100 Gift Card!)

Linda Hoang - January 29, 2016
Earls Restaurant - Edmonton

One of my Mike’s favourite restaurants is Earls! Over the years, he would typically pitch Earls as the place to go for dinner, or is delighted when we end up at Earls. Receiving gift cards to Earls is always a joyous occasion for him too. Most of Mike’s birthday dinners have also been at Earls (the one off Whitemud has a nice space for large parties for 20-ish people!) I …

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Recap: Weekend getaway to Jasper in January + Enter to Win Lift Passes to Marmot Basin!

Linda Hoang - January 28, 2016
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Do you ever have just the most wonderful weekend getaway and wish it wouldn’t end? That’s how I’m feeling after coming home from Jasper in January – the national park town’s winter festival that features both free and ticketed events themed around adventure, food, and arts. Mike and I had a whirlwind trip just last weekend for the “Appetites” (food-themed, of course!) weekend of Jasper in January. …

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10 Tips to Get The Most Out of Jasper in January

Linda Hoang - January 28, 2016
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Every year, Jasper throws a three-week party in January. It’s the national park town’s premiere festival with both free and ticketed events themed around adventure, food, and arts. And it’s awesome. This year, I had the pleasure of doing a whirlwind weekend getaway to Jasper for the Appetites (food-themed, of course!) week of the 27th Annual Jasper in January. I had so much fun – ate …

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Social Media Notes (#100) – Links for the Week of January 18 – 24

Linda Hoang - January 25, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  It’s the 100th Social Media Notes! How exciting. If you’re in the Edmonton area, I’d love to give away a 1-hour social media consult to celebrate the …

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Review + Giveaway: Brunch at Hotel Selkirk (Fort Edmonton Park)

Linda Hoang - January 21, 2016
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I love brunch! Some of my favourite places to brunch in the Edmonton area include The Loft at SandyView Farms (out in Spruce Grove), XIX Nineteen (currently only serving brunch at their new St. Albert location), New York Bagel (which I haven’t been to admittedly in years, but used to go all the time with my brother), and Urban Diner. We even recently tried brunch …

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The #EIAGreatJetaway!

Linda Hoang - January 19, 2016
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2015 was an amazing travel year for Mike and I! We went to Florida (Disney World/Universal Studios), Portland, Las Vegas, and Japan (plus mini trips to Banff, Jasper, and Calgary – whew). Circumstances this past year just had it so that we were able to do these great trips (we fit into that “dual income, no kids” bracket which is helpful), but I know not …

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