• The Court Street Ridge, Port Arthur
    History

    Vanished from the Ridge

    Court Street has a very interesting and long history. It was one of the first streets developed in Port Arthur, with stately homes and sprawling properties. Van Horn Street was actually considered the end…

  • Coco Chanel was a Nazi | Alex Inspired
    History

    Admiring the Despicable – Coco Chanel

    I find it extremely interesting when women (specifically), post or pin “inspirational” quotes and photos of women who I find utterly loathsome. Exhibit A. My biggest irritants are Coco Chanel quotes and admiration for this…

  • Glenna Golden's Recipe Box | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy

    Secret Recipes, or just Secrets?

    Today would have been our Nana, Glenna Golden’s 97th Birthday. Nana was a pretty funny chick. Here’s a photo where she’s falling out of a hammock, and it’s hilarious. Or maybe it’s just hilarious to…

  • Kathern McKinnon's Michigan State College Employee Record | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy

    It’s Kathern, not Catherine.

    There are three Catherine Goldens in our family. That’s right, three. Great Grandmamma Catherine Golden I (nee McKinnon) Who favoured the pet name, “Kitty” and enjoyed her Sargon. Aunt Catherine Golden II Granddaughter of Catherine…

  • Do you ever wonder about Home history in Port Arthur? Court Street's Civil War Connection
    History

    Court Street’s Civil War Connection

    1906– Port Arthur Nestled between Wolseley and Van Horn streets at the end of city limits, sits a stately home. It is comprised of three floors overlooking Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant, it…

  • Paulina & Jordan | Custom Wedding Menu
    Designs

    Paulina & Jordan

    Paulina and I go way back, to our Pole Dancing days. Yes, such sweet, darling little Polish Dancers we were. What were you thinking? Paulina emailed me and asked if I could do some…