• "Old Man Russia" lived by McVicar Creek... however this Port Arthur Man was not Russian... | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy History

    Old Man Russian down at McVicar Creek

    The other day my dad told me a story about “Old Man Russian”, who lived on Elgin Street – just a few properties down from Maudslay Court. His lengthy backyard sloped towards McVicar’s Creek, it was…

  • Misfortune at Maudslay Court | Alex Inspired
    History

    Misfortune at Maudslay Court

    In an innocent search for information regarding Port Arthur’s oldest apartment building, Maudslay Court, I stumbled on misfortune. As I mentioned, Maudslay Court is Port Arthur’s oldest apartment building – perfectly situated on Court Street,…

  • Custom Winter wedding Invitations and menus | Alex Inspired
    Designs

    Julie + Joey – Winter Wedding

    My cousin Julie and her new husband Joey, celebrated their winter wedding this year! woo hoo! Jule, in regards to anything design, was pretty bride-chilla. Her only “must have” was a snow effect. Both her…

  • 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…