Adventures in line drying, continued.

Since our dryer quit a few weeks ago, we’ve been getting along just fine without it, though my darling husband would never willingly admit that. He just shook his head at the sight of the laundry hanging out in the snow when he came home the other day. He can’t understand how I can honestlyRead more

Climate Changes

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I watched An Inconvenient Truth over the holidays. Having read a fair amount on climate change already, most of the information didn’t come as a real surprise to me, but it did discuss a couple of things that really shocked me. One of the most alarming thingsRead more

Demolition Sales

I went to my first demolition sale yesterday. Our family gave us Christmas money to use for our ongoing renovation projects, so we were on the hunt for some deals.We originally went because they were selling an entire basement suite (kitchen cabinets, newish fridge and stove, bathroom vanity and fixtures, etc.) for $675. We wereRead more

Hung Out to Dry

So, it would seem that one of the things that, according to my darling husband, makes me an oddity (attempting to hang laundry to dry during monsoon season) is about to become a permanent way of life for us. Our lovely little washer/dryer combo (one machine that does both) bit the dust yesterday. We knewRead more

Stanley Park

Sorry for the long delay in posting. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! We decided to take my grandfather to Stanley park since the weather was so gorgeous today. It’s a pretty typical thing to do with visitors from out of town, but it was quite different from the usual trip to theRead more

Stormy Weather Ahead

We’re sitting here tonight waiting for yet another major storm to hit the coast. According to the local news, we normally see about 2 major storms in an entire winter, but so far this year we’ve had 9, and it’s not even the new year yet.I have never seen such devastation to the city’s trees.Read more

Cigar box ideas.

I got a great collection of (mostly) wooden cigar boxes off of Freecycle the other day, and I thought I’d pick your brains for some brilliant ideas of what I can do with them.Bee promptly turned one into a bejewelled keepsake box as a gift for one of her friends. My main reason for rescuingRead more

Take a load off.

Amanda over at Soule Mama has a category on her blog called Corners of My Home, which I absolutely love (her whole blog is wonderful).Since it’s winter and I’m having a hard time coming up with blog topics, I thought I’d do something similar. This is one of my favorite places in our house, becauseRead more

A few fabulous finds.

I popped into a new thrift shop that’s gone in where a great furniture consignment store used to be, and was thrilled to find a couple of things that I’ve been wanting for awhile. I’ve always adored these little copper butter warmers but have never sprung for one because they’re ridiculously expensive. I’ve been usingRead more

This and That

I’m feeling rather sorry for myself tonight, and for a pretty pathetic reason, unfortunately.We found ourselves a gorgeous set of used kitchen cabinets on Craigslist last weekend, just the colour and style we were looking for, and for only $500. We drove out to take a look at them on Monday night, made plans forRead more