The magic that is us

“Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” – Donna Hedges Families are messy and beautiful and wonderful and painful and magical and fiery. Mine is no different. 15 years builds a lot of beauty and a lot of agony. And in all … Continue reading The magic that is us

The magic that is us

“Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” – Donna Hedges Families are messy and beautiful and wonderful and painful and magical and fiery. Mine is no different. 15 years builds a lot of beauty and a lot of agony. And in all … Continue reading The magic that is us

Little Sister: My Investigation into the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood ~ Lana Wood (2021)

❤️❤️ I love true crime and I am just as fascinated by celebrities in Hollywood as the next Westernized woman. I mostly remember Natalie Wood from my all time favourite Christmas movie, Miracle on 34th Street, when she was all of nine years old, but I remember my aunt telling me that that lovely, serious-faced … Continue reading Little Sister: My Investigation into the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood ~ Lana Wood (2021)

How to provide relief to those affected by the BC flooding this holiday season

“SON of a NUTCRACKER!!” - Buddy the Elf Christmas is less than one month away!!! Hip hip hooray!! This year my neighbours have all gone all out on their Christmas lights, and I could not be more excited. It’s wonderful to walk my dog and be surrounded by twinkling multicoloured lights. The last 3 years … Continue reading How to provide relief to those affected by the BC flooding this holiday season

Feminist Mugs

I pulled out my Rae Dunn #Feminist mug for the first time in a while. It’s important when you are an obsessive coffee mug collector to rotate your options once in a while, so the mugs shoved to the back don’t get lonely. 😉 There have been a lot of situations in the news lately … Continue reading Feminist Mugs

International Women’s Day 2021

It’s International Women’s Day. Today we honour the incredible contributions women have made to all aspects of life - science, arts, sports, history, law, business, etc. We are inspired and excited by their life stories and measurable success, and admire them for their courage and fortitude. Today we honour the less measurable, less quantifiable successes … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021

I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

I am not gluten intolerant.I am not a heavy drinker.I don’t consume dairy products.I’ve tried cutting foods out of my diet.I’ve had every test under the sun. I’ve had blood work and colonoscopies.I’ve spoken to naturopathic professionals, and gastroenterologists.I’ve eaten strictly vegan.I’ve tried FODMAP.Keto.Paleo.Liquid.Rice cakes and peanut butter.Starvation. I was told to eat only raw … Continue reading I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary, Ty and Danielle! I cannot thank you enough for being my family. Not just my bio family, but my chosen family. The family that my kids can reach out to. The family that shows up for everything. Thank you for being a good example to our kids, and to us. Thank you for … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!

Happy 2nd COVID Birthday

Happy birthday, Christy! I think this is the longest we have gone in all of our years of friendship without seeing each other regularly! One day we will get lost driving to the beach again. One day we will go camping when it is way too cold again. One day we will play board games … Continue reading Happy 2nd COVID Birthday

#TBT – #BellLetsTalk2021

Before KaliDesautelsSpeaks, before KaliDesautelsReads, there was Kalijd. There was a lot of life in the before. I tend to talk a lot about this season in my life as something I had to get passed to get here, and yes - I had anxiety and depression and an eating disorder and an unhealthy obsession with … Continue reading #TBT – #BellLetsTalk2021