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Oh, Canada!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share more of our trip to Michigan & Canada with you! One of the ways I prepped for this trip was by collecting, if you will, shops and places to visit via the Instagram accounts of the makers and shakers of those who reside in those cities. 490 more words


What I Wore Wednesdays

Happy Hump Day! I am going to keep this post short and sweet, because you see, I am on vacation in sunny Florida and there is a chair at the pool that is calling my name! 158 more words

Shopping Tips

Victorie: A Review

Writing about the history of one’s own family can be tough—especially when you are met with reluctant relatives, scarce material facts, and time’s inevitable erosion of people and memories. 553 more words

Women Writers

Sydney to Hobart: a past and a present winner

It’s another afternoon of chaotic, stormy weather as I put these words together. It reminds me of a simple thing the late Trygve Halvorsen said to me not long ago about the Sydney to Hobart race: ‘You have to finish to win it’. 1,066 more words

Australian Register Of Historic Vessels

Holiday shopping at my favourite local shops

Ottawa has some amazing boutiques that I think everyone should know about. Not only is it great to support local stores, but these shops have a great selection of clothing (often from Canadian designers!) and unique gift ideas for the whole family. 367 more words

Shopping Tips

My 5 go-to gifts this holiday season (under $75!)

I thought this might be helpful for some of you! I’m always looking for unique gift ideas that won’t bankrupt me, and these are some of the items I’ll be giving out this year (I’ll try not to spoil the surprise for my sisters-in-law and friends who are getting gifts from me, so the list won’t be as complete as it should be!) 559 more words