Willow Visits the Carp Fair

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I loved going to the fair growing up. I grew up in rural Ontario, in a small town just outside of Ottawa (well, many small towns outside of Ottawa), and part of the tradition was going to the county fair each and every year. The rides, the lights, the noise, the greasy food and seeing […]

Brookstreet’s Lumiere Gala

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Last night, Crystal and I attended the Brookstreet’s Lumière Gala in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. This year’s theme was, “A Splash of Red” and between the decor and the dresses, it was a perfect, merlot-inspired night. If you haven’t been to the Lumière Gala, it’s an absolute must-attend event in the city. The cause […]

New York, New York (Day One)

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Just a couple short weeks ago, Steve (Willow’s dad) got a call from a local radio station in Ottawa called Live 88.5 with some fab news. He had won an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to see the Black Keys live in concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. When he found out, […]

Quiet Fun for a Tired Dolly

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Willow has been in school now for a couple of weeks and while she’s spent the past year at a full-day pre-school, this is a new transition for her and the changes have left her a little quieter and a little more tired in the evenings. I’ve been trying to keep things low-key in the […]

A Rainy Afternoon

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Today has been rainy, cold and almost borderline miserable. I made the weather just slightly more tolerable by wearing skinny jeans, tall boots and a sweater (my favourite fall go-to outfit) but I still needed to solve one problem: how to keep Willow occupied for the day. A bit blurry but you get the idea… […]