The Canadian Food Experience Project: Gardening

Gardening has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, thanks to the same Dad who made sure annual camping trips, driveway hockey, canoeing, and remote controlled trains were part of the lives of his 5 daughters.  Whether I wanted to or not, I was out there weeding and picking when […]

It Took 3 Kids and a Blog to Make Staying at Home Work

Some people settle into motherhood like it’s custom made for them, and, for that matter, they settle into many other life changes in the same way. Domesticity, I must confess, does not run strongly in my veins.  When I got married to my highschool sweetheart, my bizarre behaviour in the adjustment period made my mom […]

Furniture Refinishing: Oak Coffee Table

My sister and I were planning a fabulous stripping party while Carl was out of town (not a sentence I get to use often), but she backed out last minute and I almost put off my own project, but, despite the sub-par working conditions in the garage, I decided it was now or never.  A turquoise […]

Furniture Refinishing: TV Wall Unit

Welcome to another fun Furniture Friday! This one is a looooong time in coming, and I am SO excited to finally be able to share it! When we lived in Ottawa (so, like 2.5 years ago?) I found this fabulous wall unit second hand for a steal of a deal and just had to have […]

Furniture Refinish: Toy Cupboard

I’ve mean meaning to share this cupboard with you for ages, but I somehow managed to lose the before picture, so you’ll have to use your imaginations! When my in-laws moved into the basement, it required some significant downsizing, and one piece of furniture they were going to get rid of was their large highboy […]