About

Hi, I’m Ali and I’m so happy you’re stopping by. I live in the country in Northern Alberta with my husband. I love to sew, bake, cook and create so blogging is a natural harmony of ticks for me.

A bit of background…

When my mom describes me as a little girl, I’m the one who woke up on Saturday mornings marching into her room asking “what are we doing today?!”

Clearly, I like to go-go-go.

I studied honours English at The University of Western Ontario, receiving my BA; also, I have a BEd from The University of Ottawa and taught high school English in Dallas, Texas for two years. Those two years were challenging, life changing, and inspiring all at the same time. Since my first job in high school – making popcorn and dishing out ice cream at Pop’s Old Time Shoppe – I’ve racked up a decent sized resume. Over 15 jobs in 2 countries: 4 states and 2 provinces. The job I have now, working in recreation for municipal government, is my favourite. Such a joy.

Life now…

My life in the country is awesome, yet doesn’t come without hard work. We have 3.5 acres and a lot of grass. Lily was our Great Dane and she’s the kindest, gentlest dog I know. Life on the acreage is pretty great and I don’t take a single second for granted. We’ve been here since 2011 and I doubt we will be moving any time soon.

Below is a family shot from Glacier National Park in the spring of 2016.

Above, that’s me on a Michigan hike. I love photography.

Oh my – that’s Miss Bella-rama trying to steal a marshmallow from me some summers ago. She was a sweet pup and we miss her dearly.

Now, just a little bit about me!

Life has been so great to us and in the spring of 2016 we spent more than 3 weeks traveling Southeast Asia. Traveling is inspiring and eye opening. I’m looking forward to more exploring and adventures in the future – thanks for stopping by and learning a it about me.

Want to read a bit more on the name of my blog? Check out my history post!

2 Comments

  • Ali

    Hi Kayla!

    In most cases the Boler Trailers we’ve renovated haven’t had fridges, but rather iceboxes. We like the icebox functionality better, since then you don’t have to run your propane while in transport. We sand them down and paint them so they’re clean and fresh. In the Boler we’re overhauling right now we’re putting in an electrical fridge (just a little bar type one). Hope that helps!

    And you’re absolutely right – working on a vintage trailer can present a lot of challenges – wishing you all the best.

    Ali

  • Kayla

    Hi there,

    My husband and I are renovating a 1974 boler and I wondered if you might tell me where you order your boler fridges from (they look new). We are hoping to have our reno’s done this summer so we can use it but I have to say it’s been a challenge

    Thanks and great blog

    Kayla

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