Winter Solstice

I know it’s been well over a week since December 21st, aka the winter solstice, but it’s a subject I really wanted to write about before it was altogether too late. The winter solstice is both the best and worst day of the year: the worst, because it’s the shortest day; the best because from thereon out … More Winter Solstice

Merry Christmas

Nothing like being home for the holidays. No matter what you celebrate, if you even do at all, I wish you all a wonderful season of love, joy, and much good company. Merry Christmas, everyone ♡

A Canadiana Christmas: Behind the Scenes on My Holiday Cards

First off, I love the word Canadiana. We have Americana, but what about us neighbours to the (Great White) North? There needs to be more use of this word – and in general, a prouder presence OF Canadiana. Give me some moose motifs, cedar sprigs, and snow-scrubbed panelling any day. For this Christmas, I decided to embrace my Canadian … More A Canadiana Christmas: Behind the Scenes on My Holiday Cards

Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! Canadian Thanksgiving, that is – because ours is like a month and a half earlier than in the States. There’s a few ways that the holiday is different up here in America’s hat, so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share them! 1. Sunday, Monday, Happy Days! While American Thanksgiving … More Canadian Thanksgiving

Le Monde en Fête: Chambly’s Neighbourhood Festivals

If you know me, you’ll also know that I knock the town I live in for being both in the middle of nowhere and kinda boring. Mostly this comes from being super lonely. Since coming home last summer, however, and going with Ricky to all the new restaurants, bars, and cute little shops that have … More Le Monde en Fête: Chambly’s Neighbourhood Festivals

Back in Action!

Hello all you lovely folks! I’ve missed you!! It seems I took an impromptu month-long vacation from blogging. Not that it was a vacation in any other way: I’ve been working solidly since the last week of July, continuing my strict workout regime, and all the while been having people from around the world – … More Back in Action!

Canada Day! (aka Moving Day in Quebec)

Happy Canada Day, you hosers! 149 years ago, this vast nation of beavers, maple trees, and tundra officially became Canada. For most, this means fireworks, barbecues, and red and white festivities. For Quebec, however, Canada Day is just Moving Day. Given that Quebecers celebrate their own “Fête Nationale” just one week before July 1st, it makes … More Canada Day! (aka Moving Day in Quebec)

Saint Jean Baptiste: Quebec’s National Holiday

Yesterday’s post might have pushed this one back, but there’s not much that can keep Quebec under the hood for long. In fact, it’s almost more apropos than ever in light of recent politics: June 24th is our provincial celebration that is fuelled by the Québécois fires of independence. Not that we are independent (to the dismay … More Saint Jean Baptiste: Quebec’s National Holiday