reading canadian

Most of the books that I read come out of the United States. Some of this is due to awareness; most book bloggers and reviewers that I follow come from the United States so they are promoting the books that are close to them, also many books from the USA get a lot more money…

an ode to my CSA

This is the second year that I have supported a CSA (community supported agriculture) and it is one of my favourite things to do in the summer. We ended up doing a different CSA this year than last year, due to the farm stopping their CSA program, but I have really enjoyed the ability to…

podcasts i am loving lately

It has been a little while since I have put out a podcast blog post, but I have started listening to a bunch of great podcasts that I am excited to share with you all. If you want to check out my previous posts you can see them all here. Many of them I am…

the best books i read this month – july 2020

Summer has arrived! It is so nice to actually start wearing the shorts that are in my closet and also to discover that my home stays pretty cool, even on the days that go over 30 degrees. I always love starting to write these blog posts because it means I get to take a look…

a little bit of paint and pixie dust – my latest DIY’s

I have talked before about how much I think paint can change up an item in a cheap, but very effective way. Today I am going to share some home DIY’s that we have been doing lately that are making out home feel even better. Dining Room Crates When we first moved in we were…

“the new normal”

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the phrase “the new normal” in the past few months. While there are quite a few things that I know will be fixtures in the future such as masks will probably be an accessory that I will get very used to wearing for a long…

july garden update – surprise sunflowers!

Guess what – our strange cucumber plants – they are not cucumbers. We had been having doubts for a little while and as the plants continued to grow taller and taller we started to look into it, and we have Russian Mammoth sunflowers. These giant beasts can grow to be 12 feet tall and have…

creating home – dining room

I have often dreamed of being able to host in my own home, in big dinners, in tables loaded with snacks for mingling people, and for board games taking up lots of space. Now, when I look at my dining room (sadly currently devoid of all people) I can imaging this in my mind. I…

another collection of empties – summer 2020

I have been saving my makeup, skincare, and bodycare empties for almost two years now. While this might seem weird for some I like it for a few different ways. For one it is nice for me to see it on an environmental level. I am trying to switch to more naked products and use…

quarantine cocktails

One of the unexpected benefits of being at home more is having the time to be creative with my drinks. Before we all started staying at home the only time that I got fun with a drink is when I went out to eat. At home I mainly stuck to wine and canned mixed drinks…