5 Best Museums to Visit in Montreal, Even if You Aren’t a Museum Person

Montreal is a great town for art. Local artists show their work regularly in galleries.  There is a fine arts museum and a contemporary one.  Plus, street art abounds.  But, art isn’t everyone’s jam.  (It really could be your jam, but that’s another post).  Montreal abounds with museums of all sorts. Here are the five…

Cactus Bookmarks

  The Story Do you remember the time when every pin was cupcakes? There were mini-cupcakes, cupcake tattoos, cupcake stationary.  And, then, as a collective, we exhausted of it. First, the cool kids moved on to pies, then pop tarts, and then donuts.  Eventually, everyone caught on.  This is the anatomy of every trend, first…

Felt Ball Coasters

The Story My nephew is one of those children that most people would call quiet, looking out at the world from large brown eyes.  Others approach him, not deterred by his poker face, and he seems to escape into his mind.  But, in actual fact, in the privacy of his own family, he is one of…

Felt Ball Garlands

The Story I remember learning that in a certain language the way to describe a person who is generous is say that their hands are large.  Immediately, my mind fill with a room full of hands directly proportioned to their generosity.  In real life, generosity is an act that is only marked on your heart,…

Minimalist Valentines

Recently, my daughter was sharing, with obvious disgust, that all of her friends gave out store-bought valentines. I had to break it to her that I, too, always had store-bought valentines. I have vivid memories of trooping to K-Mart with my dad, long after most kids were tucked away in bed, rummaging through the shelves late…