About Winter & maple

Winter & Maple is a place to see and learn about the beauty of ordinary life in Canada. I aim to live wholeheartedly and share these stories with love in hopes of genuine connection, or at least to make you smile.

A letter from the editor

Hello, I'm Ilse Barrios

I started this blog as a journal to document my life in Canada. My family and I came to Calgary in 2016, and I’m still figuring out life around here.

In case you haven’t noticed yet, (ha!) English is my second language, so I apologize in advance if misspellings or lousy grammar get in the middle of the stories 🙂 but writing in English is an everyday challenge, and I love it!

By the way, this blog is not about procedures, regulations, or statistics, but about experiences, accomplishments, and perseverance. 

“Winter & Maple” is like a friend that does not hesitate to tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly, but with a humongous amount of optimism. (I can’t help it, I am an optimist at heart).

Lastly, I hope you find here what you are looking for, or at least, you have a good time and get inspired!

Love,

Ilse Barrios

I'm Ilse Barrios.

I started this blog as a journal to document my life in Canada. My family and I came to Calgary in 2016, and I’m still figuring out life around here.In case you haven’t noticed yet, (ha!) English is my second language, so I apologize in advance if misspellings or lousy grammar get in the middle of the stories but writing in English is an everyday challenge, and I love it!

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Thank you so much for being here. I truly appreciate it. winterandmaple.com does participate in some advertising and/or affiliate marketing links. This means that I may get a small commission on sales of some products that I link to, or payment for sponsored posts. Opinions are always my own and I only promote what I like/love/believe in.
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