Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 – Oh What a Time We Had…

I’ve had a challenging time trying to explain to non-attendees just exactly what TempleCon is, and what it’s about. Trying to come up with a short, pithy response has been difficult, as there is so much to say! The blurb below, paraphrased from the Providence Journal’s article on TempleCon, I think says it best: “Founded…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 – One more sleep…!

Sorry for being MIA for the last little while; as mentioned in my previous post, the hubster, some good friends and I are heading to a great little Gaming and Steampunk convention very soon! Since my last post, I’ve been feverishly working on my wardrobe for this event, and even though our departure is now…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 is a GO!

Ok, I admit it. For several years of our relationship, when it was just the Hubster (then the BoyToy) and me, we had been getting old. I don’t mean chronological age, mind you — because, well DUHHH — but more like we were getting a little too set in our ways, stuffy, and boring. Rut…

Knitting Project Confidential: The Reveal!

As I mentioned back in this post, my lovely sister was due a lovely cowl or infinity scarf for Christmas from me, made with this amazingly weird, super-slubby yarn (her choice): Well, I finished it in time for Christmas, and it was well-received! however, I had forgotten to take pictures of it and only shot…

One more (belated) Christmas present!

Waaay back in late March of last year, a good friend and I picked up a couple of lovely, somewhat odd lace scarves at the OOAK (One Of A Kind) artisan exhibition. They were expensive, but we both fell in love with our respective colour choices.  And, being the crafty-face that I am, I was…

UPDATE: Knitting Project Confidential Progress!!!

I’ve mentioned before in previous posts that I’m a bit of a yarn whore (‘scuse my English…), and while I’ve been up with family this month, I’ve gone a little koo-koo-banana-pants on the buying yarn thing. What can I say: there’s a Michael’s store waaay too close to me up here! Well, I’ve decided to…

It’s Cookie Swappin’ Time Again!

So excited! I just received the mailing addresses for the three Canadian food bloggers who will be getting cookies from me for the 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!!! I’m pretty sure which new cookie recipe I’m going to be making, though I’m not allowed to mention it yet until the cookies are baked off, packaged,…

Knitting Project Confidential

“Hello, my name is Alicia and I am a knit-oholic.” …ok, that may not actually be an official addiction, or even a real word, but I certainly am doing my best to stretch my ability to complete a knitting project to the breaking point! I’ve just bought more yarn today for my ever-growing collection. ..after…

Algonquin Park, Here We Come!

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my new job, and all of the potential I can see for my career advancement. My boss likes me (I think…hard to tell with women…), and I like her, and my colleagues are super-golden awesomesauce and great fun to boot. But man, am I ever exhausted. I work…

Happy World Pride Week…in Knitting!

How can you not LOVE this yarn?!? It’s so colourful and interesting and such a fascinating texture, even if it is a bit of a pain in the butt to knit with! It’s honestly the most colourful yarn I have ever *seen*, never mind purchased for myself. For those interested knitters out there, this yarn…

Recipe Post: Sorrow Bread

Original Source: Kitchen Secrets; Readers’ Digest cookbook (c)1998 When I was in my mid-twenties, *cough cough* years ago, I discovered a previously unknown passion for living on my own. I had initially gone from the family home to a few different living/roommate situations, and I had been quite happy doing this for several years. Eventually,…

Geekery: Arkham Horror Board Game

I mentioned a couple of months ago in this blog how I was a huge fan of the D&D spinoff RPG series, Pathfinder.  Well, before I had ever heard of Pathfinder, there was another game, actually a board game, that had totally captured my mind and heart.  Funnily enough, I first heard of this game,…