I guess I never really got into the habit of posting – otherwise it would probably feel weirder than it does to try and return:) Maybe I was waiting for the mood to strike…except it has several times and for some strange reason I turned it down. In fact, in the middle of doing a… Continue reading It’s Been Awhile…
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Canadian Thanksgiving today – a celebration of family, friends, and the fall harvest. I love this time of year – the fresh smell of fall, apple picking, roadside stands of pumpkins, mums and cornstalks and of course the fall colours changing as you drive down country roads. Wonderful! Family Traditions When I was… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
When we decided that now was the time to install new floors throughout the majority of our main floor, it wasn’t without a lot of consideration. I wanted to share with you how we made our decision and the source we used for our beautiful floors. What We Started With We had old narrow strip… Continue reading Why Wood Wins…
Hello! I hope you’re doing well today – or at least in this moment. I’m excited to share The Living Room Floor. Oh yes, with a capital T. These hickory floors are beauties. Although we do kinda miss being able to see if the basement lights on our through our floor. Now we have to… Continue reading Hickory Dickory Dock….
Wow? Where did the month of March go? And the first two weeks of April? March through early April is one of the busiest times of the year for me at work – so why we decided to start renovating then I’m not sure…. I’ll be posting soon with photos and details of finished dining… Continue reading Oops!
A couple of week’s back I posted about how the start of our major 2013 reno may already be behind before we got started! This is just a little note that all is well and on track! Yay flooring deliver/weather gods! Soon I’ll post pics of what we’ve accomplished these past two weekends. All I… Continue reading On Target!
Hello and Happy Thursday! As I’ve shared before, our major 2013 reno is new floors in the living room, dining room and kitchen – along with that huge gut job in the kitchen. Yesterday, our floors were supposed to arrive so they could “acclimatize” over the following 72 hours and we could install them in… Continue reading Behind Already?
Most of our projects have involved some level of inconvenience or discomfort but the level of work has never been so difficult and challenging that we’ve thought twice about this whole turning a house into a home thing. Now, this could be because we tend to take things slow:) Why rush? Or because we’ve sometimes… Continue reading Getting Uncomfortable….
My #oneword for 2013 is FOCUS. Yes, in ALL CAPS because that’s what it takes sometimes. Part of why that word resonated with me this year was that there are a few major things here on the home front that require our focus. No more planning, window shopping or thinking about it. It’s time to focus… Continue reading What’s on Tap 2013
Deciding where to start a renovation project can be influenced by so many factors. In our case, practically won over anything else. For our home to be insured new wiring and plumbing was required….and then things kinda went from there…. In late 2010, after we took possession of our house, we re-wired and re-plumbed the… Continue reading Deciding Where to Start…