About

My name is Alex. I’m married to my better half James. Mom to Little Miss L and Little Miss C. My Nikon is surgically attached to my hand and I needed a place to put the photos. We live in a little McHome in the suburbs in Canada that we are trying to fix up while dreaming of living in a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere.

This was me when I was little. Everything you’re thinking about that kid when you see this photo, is most likely true of my personality today.

Alex Baby Photo

Except now I have longer hair and I can’t rock those shorts anymore.

Alex K - northstory

Random facts about me:

  • I am sci-fi nerd. LOST. Fringe. Smallville. The Matrix. Westworld. One of my favourite movies is Empire Strikes Back. One of my favourite movie quotes is “I love you.” “I know.” I have an R2-D2 cell phone case. Enough said.
  • In my pre-suburban life, I worked in television and lived downtown in the city. When you go from being a TV producer to staying at home with your kids, it’s kind of like the equivalent of being grounded as an adult. I needed to maintain my love of creative story telling so I started this blog.
  • I do not blog on a regular schedule. If you are a person that wants posts delivered on certain days each week, that is not me. I write posts as I do projects and have things I want to share. I am just warning you in advance in case you’re like “Did she go on vacation?” No. I am just probably watching The Walking Dead marathon on AMC.
  • I was a bad Canadian and hated beer my entire life until I was pregnant with my 2nd child. Then it was all I craved. Now it’s the reason we built the mini bar in our previous basement. That and wine.
  • My favourite author is John Irving. The Cider House Rules and A Widow for One Year changed how I saw literature. I got a chance to work at an event where he did a reading once. And I spent 10 mins awestruck standing next to him and his publicist backstage and I couldn’t figure out how to get out a “Hello” if my life depended on it.
  • I could probably work without training in IKEA’s market hall. It’s a problem. On that note, if I buy something from IKEA there’s a good chance it will be discontinued by the time you read about it on here. If you like something, buy it before I do. It’s like a curse.
  • Do not make me look for a Font to use for a project. I love Typography and will easily spend an entire day choosing one.
  • I have a big addiction to Scandinavian decor but I am also obsessed with Canadiana. I affectionately call my style Modern Antique. Somehow put together it all works.
  • Thrift stores are my second home. Possibly first.
  • I like white walls. Please don’t make me paint anything in colour. I will get tired of it by next week. Ok, I lied. We just painted our dining room dark navy blue and now I feel like a traitor to all my Pinterest boards.
  • I have a very dark self-deprecating sense of humour. So if you read about my going to the LCBO with my kids, I’m totally joking. Maybe.
  • Nocturnal by nature, I am not a morning person, yet my favourite time of day is just before the sun rises. I am never awake early enough to see it.

Just a side note, if you’re new here, my first blog was called northofseven. Because of this I have a lot of older posts and photos watermarked with my old blog name. So I apologize in advance for any confusion they may cause. I am working on updating them. Read: that is never going to happen. I’ve accepted it.

My Project Gallery is where you can find a variety of projects and crafts including: Celebrations, Decor, Everyday Crafts, Holidays, Kids and Outdoor projects.

Life & Style is where I blog about fashion, day to day life and product reviews. Blogging is where you can find my musings about blogging and social media. Travel – pretty self explanatory and it’s a section I definitely hope to expand upon in the future. And everyone’s favourite Giveaways. Because who doesn’t like free stuff?

Feel free to say hello! Due to the volume of requests, I apologize I can’t respond to every inquiry though I do read every single one.

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23 Comments

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    ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD for getinmyhome! | getinmyhome
    July 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    […] you to the gorgeous Alex of northofseven – one of my first followers and followees (!) – for nominating […]

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    gonerustic
    August 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Hello from a fellow Canadian who defected to Aussie Land! Don’t tell anyone, but I like Bryan Adams too … =D

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    reretro
    August 30, 2012 at 1:41 am

    can you win the one lovely blog award twice? if so, i am nominating you!

    edwina

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    Apartment Envy
    September 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    You’re so great that I nominated you for a “7 Things About Me” Award! Hooray!

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    The First Six Months « Growing Up in the Garden
    September 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    […] North of Seven I always feel lighter after reading humorous blog posts on all successes and failures in crafting, […]

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    Leah
    September 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award :). Check it out here: http://inspireandindulge.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/humble-beginnings-my-1st-award/

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    pillowsalamode
    September 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Good morning! I know that some of you have already seen the post, but I want to “officially” let each of you know that you were nominated by your blogging friends for the “Good Neighbor Award!” Congratulations! 🙂 Best, Katherine http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/good-neighbor-award-winners-2/

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    Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    September 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Hello from south of seven! I was drawn in by your blog title on Pillows a la Mode and curious to see if you are also an Ontarion. Where we live, hwy 7 is referred to (jokingly, of course) as the IQ line…

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      Alex @ northofseven
      September 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      HA HA! I call it the weather changing line because it could be a snowstorm north of 7 and it would be summer south of 7. Yes I am an Ontarian and ironically am debating whether or not to change the name of my blog should I get a domain – if only that all of the ‘good’ north of seven domains are taken. And if I move, that would be a hell of a predicament. Nice to meet you!

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    thelittleredhorse
    September 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Found your blog through Cobwebs, cupcakes & crayons and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Cant wait to read more!!!

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      Alex@northstory
      October 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Sorry for the late reply! I’ve moved domains since you found me so I hope you’ll see you there too!

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    Denise
    October 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Hey Alex! So glad you liked my post!! 🙂
    Feel free to visit my blog anytime.

    I love yours too and from now I will be following you… (that does sound a bit scary, doesn’t it?) 😛

    Many greetings form the north of Sweden!
    Denise

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    nicole
    November 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can’t tear myself away from your thrifting round up posts – it’s virtual thrifting – I LOVE it!

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    Stephen Hughes
    December 11, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Variety, quality and bespoke hand made beauty!
    Love it all!

    Steve
    http://we-love-wood.com

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    thebestdressup
    February 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

    ciao! luvFAB blog.
    thebestdressup

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    Jessica@CapeofDreams
    April 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    You might have noticed a lot of hits on your older entries this weekend. I found your blog while holed up in my house fighting a cold and became addicted. Read every entry from beginning to end. Love it. Keep up the great work.

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    Elaine Ori
    July 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I LOVE your blog! Just found your blog via the Canada Day linky. Very funny!

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Bethany the ngnrdgrl
    July 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Hey, Alex! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Hope you check out my 7 factoids and play along. Have a great long weekend! Cheers!

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    Feature Friday: Northstory | I don't blog, but if I did…
    July 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    […] Sharp-witted, talented, smart and creative, hers is exactly the kind of blog I like to read. Northstory is a snapshot of Alex’s life in the burbs, but it’s not what many may expect. I […]

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    Kerstin
    December 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Alex!

    Sooooo, sooooooooo, soooooooooooo nice!!! I love all your things and really admire your creativity (oh, I hope, the word exists 😉 )!
    My name ist Kerstin, I’m from Austria and I found your site per accident (because I was looking für ideas for my kids in school).

    And now, my BIG question: I’m going to marry next year :-O and there I need some ideas how to decorate the tables, and so on. Habe you made anything like that or do you have ideas? You really would help me a lot!!!!!!!

    Bye and, once again: Soooo nice……!!!
    Kerstin

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    Sandy Neff
    February 5, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    LOVE THE PINK FISH!!! LOL
    WHAT PET STORE DID YOU GET IT AT???
    THANK YOU, SANDY

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      Alex
      February 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      We found Mr Pinky at Pet Smart! They had quite a few of them!

    I love your comments!