• One Hundred Christmases Ago | Alex Inspired
    History Holidays

    One hundred Christmases Ago

    One hundred Christmases ago, like today, children all over the world were writing letters to Santa Claus. Unlike today, some of the items listed are a tad unconventional; I don’t know of any children…

  • Have yourself a Canadian Little Christmas - blog hop, hosted by Alex Inspired
    Holidays

    Have Yourself a Canadian Little Christmas

    Boy, do I ever have a special treat for you today! I’ve teamed up with 8 amazing Canadian bloggers; bringing you an awesome array of Christmas activities, recipes, decor, adventure and more! It’s almost like…

  • The Port Arthur Cenotaph | Alex Inspired
    History

    The Port Arthur Cenotaph

    Did you know… The Port Arthur Cenotaph , located in Waverly Park is all thanks to women? Yes women –  The Women’s Canadian Club of Port Arthur, to be precise. They not only advocated for…

  • Phantoms of Port Arthur, the take of William Gehl | Alex Inspired
    History

    Phantoms of Port Arthur

    On the occasion of All Hallows’ Eve, an evening dedicated to remembering the faithfully departed, I have found my way to the 1800s to visit the Phantoms of Port Arthur.  This starless story isn’t my usual…

  • DIY Vintage Halloween Ad Art | Alex Inspired
    Creative Holidays

    Vintage Halloween Ad Art

    It’s no secret, I have a fondness for vintage ads and pretty artwork – especially from the 50’s and 60’s. I was thinking of someway to incorporate this appreciation into classic Halloween decor, nothing…

  • The Perfect Classic Fall Playlist - Featuring Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and More > Alex Inspired
    Holidays

    Classic Fall Playlist

    Apparently Fall is here. Yay!? I’m still on the fence because of the nice weather *knock on wood*, however I’ve put together a few classy favourites you can play from September to October. Heck, this…

  • Old American Passport - 1919
    Genealogy History

    Passport Application Particulars

    I stumbled upon a treasure trove of Passport Applications from FamilySearch.org. So many Passport Application Particulars! Sadly, all of these applications are American – apparently the Government of Canada didn’t keep copies of passport applications or…