Mish Mash Flowers

Hi friends!

Those who know me, know my love for being creative and making pretty things;)

And I’m SUPER passionate about making my pretty veggie, fruit and cheese flowers!

In the Hamilton, ON and surrounding area?

Fancy some flowers? 

Give me a shout!


or use the contact menu to send me a message!

I’d love to create something pretty for YOU for your next special occassion, or no occassion at all;)

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Ask these 36 questions to fall in love

I recently read a very interesting article on CBC News which indicated that you can fall in love with a stranger by asking 36 questions and staring into each other’s eyes for about 4 minutes.


Is this for real?  Not that I don’t believe in true love, love at first sight, etc., but REALLY?

Here is the interesting part.  The original article by Mandy Lan Catron originally appeared in the New York Times in 2015 and was based on the writer’s personal experiment.  Guess what?  You got it, it worked!  The subject in her study is now her life partner!


Catron based her experiment on a study  by psychologist Aurthur Aron, who suggested a pair of strangers could fall in love by asking each other a set of 36 personal questions, followed by staring into each other’s eyes for four minutes.

Dr. Aron’s study was conducted in a laboratory, where the strangers walked in through separate lab doors, sat face to face and answered the questions.  Then, they silently stared into each other’s eyes.  Fast forward six months, they invited the entire lab to their wedding.  YUP!

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Okay guys, you need to try this!  Even if you’re already dating, or are married.  Doesn’t this sound intriguing?  Might be a fun date night thing to make your love stronger! love1-e1510539384368.png

Sooo, grab some wine, sit down with that someone special and go for it!  Read one question to your partner, you both answer and then switch roles for the next question.


SET I (1-12)
  • Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
  • Would you like to be famous? In what way?
  • Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?
  • What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
  • When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
  • If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?
  • Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
  • Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.
  • For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
  • If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
  • Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
SET II (13-24)
  • If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
  • Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
  • What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
  • What do you value most in a friendship?
  • What is your most treasured memory?
  • What is your most terrible memory?
  • If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?
  • What does friendship mean to you?
  • What roles do love and affection play in your life?
  • Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.
  • How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?
  • How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?
SET III (25-36)
  • Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “
  • Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “
  • If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.
  • Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.
  • Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.
  • When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?
  • Tell your partner something that you like about them already.
  • What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
  • If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?
  • Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
  • Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?
  • Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

Good luck lovebirds!  Let me know how you did!





We trained.  We raised funds.  We gave it our all.  We did it!  CN Tower conquered! Woohoo!

Dominick and I stepped up to the challenge and climbed all 1,776 steps (144 flights of stairs) to the top of our tower.


It was a big day for us!  The night before, Dom couldn’t sleep (and yes, I admit, I had trouble too).  He was excited and I was nervous.  We woke up at 6:00 am, had a healthy breakfast, got into our comfy shoes and set off to Toronto.

After making our way into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, getting all registered and signed in, wrist-bands on, we went for it!


Well, Dominick was off like a rocket!  I didn’t see him at all after the first flight of stairs.  He got to the top after 19 minutes and 18 seconds!

I made it in 27 minutes and 7 seconds.  Hey, not complaining, but will definitely try to get in more training for next time;)


Let me tell you, having Dominick climb with me this year meant SO much!  I’m super glad he was able to be part of something so big and important.   You really feel the sense of community at this event.  At the end of the day, it just feels good to do something good.


If you plan to climb the Tower for the next charitable event (they run in spring and fall), here are a few facts:

  • I suggest you train at least 3 times per week and start early!  Give yourself plenty of time to get into shape:)
  • Register for the climb online and start your fundraising efforts.  Remember, you are doing this for charity!
  • On the day of the climb, plan out your time accordingly.  Plan to stand in line-ups for registration, coat check-ins, etc.
  • Once you’re climbing, you’re in good hands – there are paramedics on stand-by every few floors;)
  • Stay to the right-hand side of the stairwell so faster climbers can pass on the left
  • Try not to stop – it’s hard to get back into it after you’ve stopped
  • There are about 10 more flights of stairs after you finish!  YUP!  You think you’re done…you scan your wristband and….you need to climb more!  I know, what a tease!
  • LONG lineups at the top to get into the elevators.  Good news is that you get plenty of water while you wait
  • Some lineups to find out your time and get your t-shirt, but not bad at all!

Dominick and I will definitely go back next year!  Join us!  Daniel is planning to climb one day too;)