Hullo to the Haus!

My name is Alexandra, but you can call me "Miss Shortcake," or "Shortie," or "Ally," and if you're lucky I may even respond to a whistle and wink. ;)  I'm a twenty-something-year-old Vancouverite living in Winnipeg while Mr. Shortcake (that's him on top of the totem) finishes up his Masters degree. I stumbled into blogging after getting engaged, and for a year I was a regular blogger at while I planned our 1950s vintage-inspired wedding - that's where the sweet pseudonym comes from! Now that our wedding has come and gone, I love sharing the things that I love - and I love EVERYTHING - and Our Little Haus is where all of that love and inspiration comes together into one big pot of enthusiasm. I'm an avid crafter and DIY-er, and love mid-century fashion, media, and ephemera. You'll most often find me wearing pearls, playing with my furbaby, Harvey (he's the cute one), playing photographer, baking cupcakes for the love of my life, and glittering anything I can get my hands on! I have the unfortunate tendency to break into song-and-dance routines in public, and tend to view the world through pink (cats-eye, nach!) glasses.  I'm so happy you've stopped by, please take a look around, and if you like what you see, drop me a line at [email protected] !




p.s. Sparkles are SO the new black.

p.p.s. You can check out my flickr page here!