Mala Bracelets

I’ve always loved these gemstone bead braclets. In High School I had a few that I wore, purchased based on their “gemstone meaning.” After awhile, the strings broke and I didn’t realize for years that you can buy the materials to restring them! Of course, after all of that time I’d lost some of the […]

Ottawa BeaverTails

When traveling to Ottawa, or hosting tourists, one thing always gets mentioned: “Make sure to get a BeaverTail!” Their history goes back to the late 70’s, and with current fans including Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, it’s no wonder they have a reputation. The BeaverTail is a Canadian dessert icon, so it makes sense that the […]

Parliament Hill

One of the biggest tourist attractions (with about 3 million visitors a year) in Ottawa is the Nation’s capital – Parliament Hill. That being said, in the almost four years that we have lived here, we haven’t done the tour! Thankfully, we had friends in from Winnipeg and that gave us a good excuse to […]