Happy Canada Day!

Wishing my fellow Canucks a very happy Canada Day! July 1st is also the anniversary of the day we moved into our house, we have been living here for two years now. We’ll be taking part in community celebrations, followed up with a barbeque in the rain (how west coast). So grateful to live whereRead more

And now for something completely different…

I spent far too much time updating my blog template today, so there’s no time for a real post.  Instead, I’ll share two silly photos that I just downloaded off of my phone.  Both were taken by me while in Vancouver recently.  The first one we see on the way to my mom’s place, andRead more

Faux Flagstones

It’s a little embarassing to admit that we’ve been living here for almost two years and still have a mostly gravel front yard. We have grass growing over most of the back yard and the septic field, but the front is what suffered the most during constrution, and we’ve never really had a clear idea ofRead more

This Is Ridiculous

Okay, I realize we’ve got a million other projects on the go (the chicken coop being priority number one at the moment), but I don’t know how much longer I can go on like this: We seriously need to hurry up and build a laundry line. I really miss my clothes line!!

Playing Catch-Up

First off, thank you for all of your kind words of support and encouragement! I loved hearing about others who have lived or are currently living a similar kind of live/work arrangement. So, as promised, here are a few photos to show you what we’ve been up to (none of them are very new, butRead more

Rumours of my death are greatly exaggerated…

I thought that, on the off chance anyone’s even bothering to check in here anymore, I’d better get with it and post some kind of update so you don’t all think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth! The big news is, we’re officially living here!! We moved in on Canada Day (July 1,Read more

And so it begins…

First off, thanks for your nice comments about my little dresser project. I’m sorry that I haven’t been responding to each of you individually as much as I’d like, and I promise to be better about it when things settle down a bit! Speaking of not having a spare moment, the house is finally toRead more

Restoration

I’ve been living for the past year and a half with a dresser that only has two functioning drawers. The gliders for the other four have lost all of the little ball bearings that are supposed to make them slide smoothly in and out, and they’ve seized into a permanent state of not-quite-open/not-quite-closed. If I’mRead more

Good Omens

Whew! Things are starting to fly along at lightening speed around here! We’re in a rush to find things like fixtures so that the plumbing rough-in can happen (it’s starting this weekend!), as well as finalizing a few other things. We bought two of our kitchen appliances yesterday, so I can move on to dreamingRead more

A Slow News Day

Things are still cruising along at a pretty slow pace around here, but I just had to share my big splurge! I’m not a woman with the stereotypical shoe fetish – I’m pretty monogamous when it comes to footwear. I have one favorite pair of boots which were a gift from my brother and sister-in-lawRead more