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I grew up in a very small town in rural Ontario before moving to the West Coast where I now reside in the most beautiful city in Canada, Victoria, B.C. Since a very young age I... (read more)

Cassis Le Creuset set. I want this skillet!!! One of my favourite gifts I received upon recently getting married was from my maid of honour and trusted bestie known as Timmy. Timmy’s gift was brilliant and it was a moment I will remember. We went up to the spare room where no one was present […]

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One of the best things about parenting is the second-chance to see the world again through little eyes.  I find when I really stop and watch her take in every wondrous moment with her expression and her eyes – I can really see the way they just light up over new discoveries and sensations.  Seeing her create and learn – […]

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On May 22, 1972, the Duke of Windsor took his last breath. His abdication of the English throne and subsequent marriage to the American divorcée Wallis Simpson had given his mother, Queen Mary, a great deal of grief. According to an article by Ian Watson, in a November 1986 issue of the Sunday Telegraph, when […]


When I was a little girl I dreamed about having the big fairy-tale wedding. In fact, I spent many a diary describing things down to a minute detail. Wedding colours, venue, food, guests, who would be my maid of honor. I even clipped pages from magazines of what I liked. As I grew, my ideas […]


What a glorious day it was today! We picked the perfect Sunday afternoon to host a ’fairy tea party’ toddler style. There was glorious warm sunshine… and best of all — lots of darling pixies! It was utterly enchanting, and I can’t think of a better way to welcome spring then with a Fairy Tea […]

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The Act of Simplifying

by Alison on April 5, 2010 · 1 comment

I guess by now I’ve realized that the theme of 2010 appears to centre around the act of simplifying…or  the desire to anyways. The struggle is that I’m just not quite sure how to go about it without feeling guilty. A month or so ago, I had a glorious revelation about the purpose of my life and living […]

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Tip of the Day…

by Alison on March 11, 2010 · 0 comments

As I was searching for new  meal ideas (read: creative but easy ways to get her to eat her veggies) for my 16 month old I came across something I thought was absolutely brilliant and thought I would share it with other Moms out there. My little gal loves her bread and recently I have tried tortillas […]


Society Says…

by Alison on March 3, 2010 · 5 comments

You know, its interesting how things manifest themselves when you are sick, fearful, sad… I find its in my darkest moments that I see the person I truly am, and the person I really want to be. Stripped away from the name brands, from the external makeup that makes one a so-called productive member of […]


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