Travel Alberta

I love any reason for a road trip. Cute coffee shops on the side of the road. Curious signs that point to a pottery place down a winding road. Or even a public parks place that I haven’t been before. I love exploring. That’s why when I had to travel to Rocky Mountain House earlier…

How was your day?

How was my day? How was your day? How did it go? What happened? Anything exciting? Always the invitation from the former to converse about our day. Some of us are terse and short. “It was good.” “Ah, just the typical and you?” Other times when we are with someone safe we open up and…

Coffee Shops: Meeting Waters

You know when you get back home from a great trip and you’ve finally unpacked and there’s just that sigh of relief-you know like everything is where its supposed to be. A fine toast to a feeling like that is the perfect espresso drink. A friend tagged me in the opening of a new coffee…

Coffee Shops: The Mandolin Cafe

Edmonton. The capital of Alberta and holder of many coffee shops. You have four days to hit up as many shops as humanly possible while carting two small humans with you. Where do you even start? Where did I start? A search on google gave me the top ten shops to visit. Out of proximity…

Coffee Shops: The Remedy

Earlier in the year I got a chance to visit quite a few coffee shops within the span of a week. Why? Because I was in Edmonton looking after a brood of children and coffee is my life force. After a few days of coffee, I was …craving something just…different. Que google search for top…

Coffee shops: Liquid Therapy

Do you ever end up in one of those quaint, slow poke towns and the only thing you mourn is the lack thereof a decently good coffee. Well I can tell you Liquid Therapy located in the heart of the town of Bon Accord has no such problem. It’s a small, small space. Shared with…

Cake cake cake

New years goals. I have many of them. One is to become a better cake maker. These are two of my recent conquests: 1. Toasted coconut layer cake 2. Chocolate coffee flavored cake with cream cheese and slivered almond interior, draped in a chocolate shell. These were amazing and as always go well with coffee….

Coffee Shops: The Espresso Hut

I love coffee. I have loved it in all forms and the evolution of my taste in coffee has certainly come a long ways from college to motherhood and career woman. As such, I never want to stop learning, tasting, and experiencing new coffee venues. Recently I was kind enough to look after my sister’s…

Phyllo Apple Pie

It’s cold. It’s gloomy. Your stuck indoors and possibly have a case of the January blues. What is a true blue fix? Well if you have a sweet tooth like I do a likely fix is baking something DELICIOUS to comfort the soul right out of those melancholy wintery feelings. Enter Phyllo Apple pie. It’s…

If you start a conversation this way…

Right now we have an ever changing society. Social, monetary, and culturally. This means that many of the ways we connect, purchase, and practice life are changing to go with our fast paced Western culture. As the social, young mom that I am in our growing little town I get to meet many people. Sometimes…

Kind Deeds and Overheard conversations

I’m not sure if anyone else does, but sometimes I have the pleasure of standing in line. Most of the time people HATE standing in line. However given the right circumstances I love standing in line. Taking in the details of all the things people have in their carts in the grocery line, what their…

New Year, New Goals

It’s a new year so that means new goals. For the last three years I’ve created goals instead of “resolutions”. Your more likely to drop a resolution and go “Oh well, maybe next year.” For the most part I’ve held pretty good on some of those resolutions and not so great on others. Primarily you…