I live with my husband and my dog in the west end of Ottawa. I love to try new things and new projects, just to see if I can do it myself, and this blog is a catalogue of my experiments (failures and successes) in life as a grown-up.

Chinese in Gastown

I also love to test out new recipes and new products and I promise I will be brutally honest with you. If you want to work together, I’d love that! Feel free to reach out to me: allythebell [at] gmail [dot] com.

I hope you learn something or at the very least are entertained by what you read here.  I welcome any and all comments, ideas for new DIY projects, and even criticism (as long as it’s constructive of course).  I look forward to hearing from you.

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[Please note that all photos on and, unless otherwise indicated, are from my Flickr page and are © Alison Bell.]

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