garage Sep11

Grim and Bear It

Yes, I am aware that the title of this post says “grim” and not “grin.” And yes, it is a play on the name of the colour (CIL’s Grimmy’s Grey) we painted our exterior bits this weekend. You should know by now that I love me a mediocre pun. And the colour...

Kitchen Aug11

To Ikea or Not To Ik...

If Shakespeare wrote Hamlet about our kitchen, this is how his famous soliloquy would start. He might also want to change Yorick’s skull into a measuring tape and skip the whole iambic pentameter thing (sooooo 1599). See, when Scott and I started this whole kitchen renovation thing we...

Pre-reno kitchen Aug09

We Get By With a Lit...

Here’s the post where I tell you the secret to remodeling your kitchen for cheap. Like $10 000 cheap. Ready? Still waiting? Excited yet? Ok. The secret is to know as many people as possible who can do useful things such as framing, drywalling, electrical work, plumbing, and the...

PICT3616 Aug05

Why I Love Kijiji

Making your bed is a complete waste of time. It’s like the modern myth of Sisyphus – make your bed, sleep in it, make your bed, sleep in it, make your bed – FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.  In my opinion, there are only three reasons why you should make a bed: 1) you’re 8...

Dishwasher Jul27

The Appliances of De...

When Scott and I met, it was love at first sight. Let me revise. When Scott and I met our house, it was love at first sight. After looking at 20+ houses, we knew this was the house we wanted within the first 5 minutes of walking in the door. It just didn’t have the kitchen we wanted....

Kitchen Island Jul27

Faking It

Remember when I said that I am unable to sustain life of the botanical kind? I wasn’t exaggerating. Thus explains my obsession with fake florals. Don’t get me wrong – there is a time and a place for the real thing. Like at my wedding, supplied by a professional florist. For...