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. Most recently I completed my Master of Leadership in Service Innovation, MLSI, from the University of Queensland. 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.

In 2019, just before the pandemic hit, we got an Afghan Hound – Daphne, or Daph-Daph or Daffer as we usually call her. She’s such a great addition to our family. She keeps us on our toes and ensures we get our daily walks!

Daphne the Afghan Hound: 3ten.ca

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!


  • Colleen

    Hi Ali,I absolutely love your posts and
    all your boler renos. I’ve always wanted one, but have never done a reno and have no idea how to . I live in Saskatoon and have been looking on line for one ,but cant seem to find any close by. Do you take orders ?

    • Ali

      Hi Colleen!

      Thanks for reaching out – we don’t take orders. We do list them on Instagram and they’re first come, first served. Let us know if you’re on that platform since I have a list of people we tag when they’re up for sale. The next one might not be for a while since we’re putting our own boler (Tipsy) back in the shop to overhaul her again.

      Talk soon,

  • Anne Anderson

    Hi there,
    We’re renovating an old Boler but the previous guy pulled out all the inner skin. Have you replaced this, and if so, with what? How did you figure out what pieces to cut and how big to make them?


  • 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


    • 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.


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