This is the timeline of our family couch history, in a nutshell: 1995 or ’96: Mark’s Swedish “park bench style” bachelor couch was traded in for one we bought together at The Bay. April 2005: our family won a huge contest hosted by the Ottawa Citizen. The prize: a complete overhaul of our living room. Our couch was taken away, reshaped […]
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I have a confusing and conflicted relationship with The Act of Shopping. I am not a clothes horse, but I do love good clothes. I don’t like cheap clothing that falls apart and I don’t like fast fashion and everything that goes along with it. I will spend money where it’s warranted, on a great […]
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The eldest and I decided to check out a big Etsy-sponsored craft show at the Sensplex this weekend. It was hot, busy, and the overflow parking was overflowing, but I’m glad we went. I picked up a few really cool items (which you can see over here on Facebook!) including THIS… It’s a butter knife. […]
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This terrarium is one of two that was given to the girls by Laura Daub, a local artist and former blog patron. Once upon a time it contained two plants, but one shrivelled and died. The other one flourished after we remembered to water it a little more. ;) I recently removed the dead plant parts […]
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This bike light from MEC has knocked my socks off. I used it for the first time in total darkness riding home along the Ottawa River after Bluesfest and was amazed at how much light this thing generated. It has a ton of good things going for it: it’s compact, it’s sturdy, it’s inexpensive, it’s […]
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Part one and two are here. We have one of those big, black compost bins in the back corner of our backyard. It’s in a part of our backyard that is out of sight, and has become overgrown. There’s no semblance of a flowerbed back there, just a shady area with a lot of random […]
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