The World
Of ElleSee
by LC McDonald

September 02, 2015

World Alzheimer's Month 2015


 The Forget Me Not is a symbol of the Alzheimer Society of Canada (source)

September is here once again, and, just as we did last year, 15% of the profits from the shop for this month will be donated to The Canadian Alzheimer's Society. This disease touched my family many years ago when my grandma was diagnosed -- she lost her fight 12 years ago now -- and continues to make an impact on our lives.

Earlier this year, my mom and I watched the film Still Alice, and were incredibly moved by it. We gained a deeper understanding of the affects that the disease has on the person suffering from it, as well as the impact that it has on the family members. I was especially touched by a few moments between Alice and her husband as I saw my grandma and grandpa up on the screen. It is most definitely worth watching. Even if you have not felt the affects of Alzheimer's personally, it helps provide a better understanding of the disease.

The money that you used to purchase a card, art print, or brooch from the shop this month will provide support to those who are suffering from the disease and their families, and to promote research. Help support the cause and give a voice to those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

September 01, 2015

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As we were walking back to the car after picking up some more paper for the shop, we noticed an amazing blue wall in one of the back alleyways. It was too much fun to pass up without snapping a photo. He was such a great helper with getting all of our errands done.



August 31, 2015

The Summer List 2015: Complete



I am proud to announce that we completed everything on the 2015 Summer List. It's a sad thing to be able to report, as that means that Summer has come to an end. But it was my favourite Summer so far, and I can't wait to go on more adventures with Little Boy next year. We might even go on some of these same adventures into Autumn and Winter. I was so happy to see him explore, see, and experience new activities and places -- Beaver Creek and camping were a fan favourite. I can't wait to see what next Summer will bring!



August 29, 2015

Shop Update: New Brooch Model Photography



I recently did some new model photography for the latest brooches that have been added to the shop. Just like last time, my brother-in-law's wonderful wife was kind enough to pose for me. We went to the same lush green wall of Virginia Creeper that they had some of their wedding photos taken at, and the rain stopped in enough time to let us use the last good light of the day -- thank you, Mother Nature :)



August 24, 2015

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We had a busy, but not so busy weekend -- if that makes sense. I had a mini market that I was taking part in on the Saturday, so the boys had a fun day to themselves, and were kind enough to bring me a passion iced tea lemonade from Starbucks before they headed home for lunch. I snapped these photos after they came to pick me up and I had put my supplies away from the market -- which was not my most successful one, but that's okay because I made a bit more money beyond the table fee. His smile makes it all worth while, anyway.



August 20, 2015

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My little Ralph Macchio and I enjoyed exploring Folkfest 2015 with my Mom this past weekend. It was another item on our Summer List 2015, and the first time that I had ever taken him -- I also hadn't been to it myself in seven years. We will most definitely be doing it again next year :)



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