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Alison Graham

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 […]


Todays great find…

by Alison on February 20, 2010 · 1 comment

Today, as I was perusing the newly opened Cat and Fiddle store in Victoria – I noticed a staffer unpacking something particularly interesting — Stainless Steel Bottles.  One look at the sleek, polished designs and  I was intrigued – I had never seen them before and was unaware they existed.  I immediately purchased 3 and was thrilled when she informed me they will […]

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For the little fashionista…

by Alison on February 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Its no secret to those that know me well that I love shiny, sparkly things.  I remember years ago secretly affixing these cheap plastic rhinestones to my bedroom walls with crazy glue.  My parents were livid since during removal they ripped the paint and some drywall right off the walls (and it probably didnt help since […]

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This past weekend I was flicking through the channels when I came upon it.  The Miss America pageant and I confess I stopped immediately, mesmerized as I always have been by these shows.    I remember the first pageant I ever saw on television, it was The Miss Oktoberfest Pageant. It was televised across Canada in […]

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