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It’s Me.


It’s me again. I feel like you’ve been expecting this letter. This letter with news that you might not want to hear. To be honest, when I clicked “New Post” I didn’t expect to even be writing this letter. But I think it’s inevitable.

It’s not you, it’s me. That’s really what it comes down to.

I’m not into Small Town Social anymore. I don’t love writing my posts and when the love of blogging goes away, you gotta listen. This will be my second exit from STS but, most likely, this will be the last.

It’s not like I’ll stop blogging/sharing/writing. I have two creative jobs at the moment that I blog for (Annex Suspended and my personal artwork site) but even then, it’s not like STS. If you miss me, you’ll be able to find me there.

I’ll miss you and I’ll miss this blog. I’ll leave it up so the information is still available and if you need a quick The Dinner Party fix, you won’t be sad.

Thanks for joining me. I appreciate you.




Music Break – Always Forever

May this song get stuck in your head like it did mine.

Changes Downtown Fernie

painting materials scattered inside room

I think there are some really cool changes happening downtown right now. There’s some moving, shifting, new businesses all happening on 2nd ave. It’s very exciting when things happen in this town because it’s a small town where everything is noticed…although, it took me a long time to find out that the eye glass place had closed in July.

Coal Town is moving, Valley Social is moving, Crumbs is moving, Fernie Arts Co-op renovated and a third marijuana dispensary goes in. Plus, did you know the Fernie Museum has a gift shop called Trites & Wood Mercantile? I didn’t, until recently.

I’m sure there’s a lot more happening that I don’t know about and I’m excited to see all the changes in our town. I always tell people back home that this is a small town but there’s so much happening here.

I love change and Fernie’s a town of movers and shakers.

I hope you are all doing well!

Business News : Crumbs Is Moving To Sparwood


From Facebook:

“We’re moving to Sparwood.
I’m sure you’ve heard the rumours but now we can finally let you in on all the juicy details!

First off, Fernie has been absolutely AMAZING to us. Our little shop grew so much faster than we had ever anticipated. Our hearts are truly humbled and we will be forever grateful for our start in Fernie.

However, the time has come for us to go home. An opportunity was presented to us and we truly thought there was NO way it could all work out but instead of doubting, we decided to leave it up to the universe and just see what happens. Turns out the stars aligned perfectly to make it happen.

This is huge for us.
This means no more two-car commute on the highway every day. This means more time together as a family. (20+ hours each week!) This means we can reduce our carbon footprint and hopefully leave a slightly better planet for our children. Ultimately, this means better work/life balance. As many of you know, family is everything to us.

That being said, our new location will be 113 Centennial Square, Sparwood. We will SHARE the space with my Dad’s restaurant, Funky Pizza. Our plans at this point are to be open from 5am-2pm (M-F) as Funky Pizza is open from 3-9pm. Let me be clear, Funky Pizza isn’t going anywhere!!!

Our last day of operation in Fernie will be September 13th. Tentative opening day in Sparwood is September 23rd.

We look forward to serving you in Sparwood!”

Did You Know: It’s Happened! Online Swim Registration

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie:

“Registration for fall lessons beginning on September 23 will open on September 10 at 4pm. Registration can be done online or in-person.

Follow these simple steps to make sure your account is ready to go for registration day:

  1. Returning and new customers need to visit the Aquatic Centre, during regular business hours, to update or set up a new customer profile.
  2. Once you have updated and/or established your account, you will receive an email outlining the additional steps required to register online on September 10.

Once you have an online account you can sign inΒ hereΒ to register online.”

Wapiti After Parties – Friday and Saturday

Let’s have a look at The Northern’s after party bands!

Friday night with The Frontiers

Saturday night with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Confessions of a Lazy Person : I was feeling lazy until…

Hello! I bet you’ve stopped coming to my website so frequently. Getting a little more disappointed every time you visit and still see the dumpster project information. Well, I understand. I have been a little bit busy and that means Small Town Social gets put to the side.

Saying that, I’ve been trying to get back into shape. A few things have happened over the past few weeks, like my parents came for a visit and told me the kids got their athleticism from my husband. I felt like they were completely wrong about that (I think I’m still athletic even though I don’t bike up a mountain every day) and my own athleticism definitely contributes to my children’s abilities. That’s a whole debate that my husband and I have argued and made up about and I won’t get into the details.

Also, during my parents visit, I saw my dad and how his body is aging and although I can’t stop aging, I can keep up a healthy lifestyle. My plan right now is to keep moving, creating and laughing. Let’s see how that goes.