The timing of these posts is indeed random. I’ve been holding on to some of these stories since the spring…and while we are now into autumn, they are still good reads. Short reads and visuals “Family is just people you can trust and you love and they love you back.” 8 homes of a 13… Continue reading Randoms – #4
A few years ago we installed new hardwood floors in our living room, dining room, and kitchen. We did this ourselves, in a 100 year old house, that is so not level/plum or any of the things that would have made the job easier. In 2018, as we were getting ready to embark on a… Continue reading Easy Tips for DIY Success
One of the facts of my life is that I still live with a school-year mentality. Working at a university does that to you. Life centres around the 12 week semester, followed by two weeks of exams, and somewhere between 1-3 weeks of in-between time where we wrap up the semester that was and prepare… Continue reading Randoms – #3
Over the course of a week I come across some random stuff – articles online, images or ideas through social media, something I heard on a podcast, that I just want to share…in one place. And so this new little feature is born! I don’t know how often I’ll post Randoms…likely randomly…just to keep things… Continue reading Randoms – #1
I choose a #oneword for the 2018. PROGRESS. As I reflect on the month that was February, I’m reminding myself that there was definitely progress…with a ways still to go. It felt like we took one step forward and two steps back at times…but overall I know we’re doing just fine. Here’s a short recap… Continue reading February in Review
Happy New Year. I hope whatever you did to celebrate the end of 2017 and start of 2018 was fantastic! The last 8 weeks have flown by! It’s been hard to keep up with what we’re doing…because we’re living in just a little bit of chaos right now + end of semester + Christmas +… Continue reading Reno Diaries: December and January Progress
For those wondering about the title, it’s what you say when you’re sailing and getting ready to turn the boat. “Tacking” or “coming about” is a sailing term for turning – putting your bow (the front part of the boat) into the wind so the direction of the wind on your sails changes – and… Continue reading Prepare to tack….tacking….
When we started renovating the kitchen in 2013, we had no idea how long things would actually take. Which is why, we are FINALLY getting around to installing the bulkheads that will connect the cabinets to the ceiling and installing toe-kicks and some final cover panels. At the end of this weekend we will, of… Continue reading Gratitude, Thy Names are….
Today is the final day of a long weekend for most of us here in Canada. In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario it’s Family Day. In Prince Edward Island it’s Islander Day. And Manitoba is celebrating Louis Riel Day today. All of these days are about celebrating who we are, where we come from and who we share our… Continue reading Family Day….
For the past three years I’ve done a oneword challenge. Choosing only one word as a mantra or focus for the year instead of a number of resolutions that quickly go by the way side. It’s been helpful in many ways and easy to share with others (in hopes of feeling a bit more accountable… Continue reading Into 2015…the personal