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…

creating home – kitchen

The kitchen is very important to me. With a husband who cooks for a living and me who bakes when stressed we both need a space that allows us to have room in the kitchen to do the things we love as well as be a mixture of functional and pretty. When we were house…

creating home – laundry/mudroom

This room is exciting for a lot of reasons, the first being that it is a room that I never thought that I would have. Knowing that I would be one day purchasing a townhouse or condo and not a detached house I figured that my washer and dryer would just be in a closet…

creating home – master bathroom and closet

One of my favourite things about having to spend all of my time in my home lately is the time that I have to get little things around the house done. Of course some things sadly had to be put on hold like the bathtub that is sitting in my second bedroom instead of the…

creating home – master bedroom

I have been a homeowner for just over a month now, and it is getting to the point that it is starting to really feel like home. Bit by bit the rooms are coming together and I am starting to feel like it is really mine. I knew I wanted to share my home with…

expectations vs. reality

Expectation. That is such a strong word isn’t it? I am definitely guilty of having too high of expectations and last week was no exception. Last week was moving week and I had a plan. We had a full week where we could be in both places which gave us tons of time to paint…

how to have a low waste move

Moving wasn’t something I knew much about for much of my life. I spent 22 years in the same home and then in the span of less than two years I moved across Canada four times. I suddenly had to learn what it meant to pack up all my stuff and unpack it somewhere else…

the 10-minute tidy

My house is definitely not always as clean as I would like it to be. Both Nigel and I work full time jobs (with hour + commutes each way) and then with social commitments, going to the gym, and just wanting to sit on the couch and watch Netflix the little messes can certainly add…

declutter with me – the linen/cleaning closet

It has been a little while since I last did a declutter with me post and to be honest, this is in part due to the fact that I have been very satisfied by my belongings and what I did have. In the past year and a half of embracing minimalism I have really been…

declutter with me: kitchen

Note: This declutter is specifically dealing with non-food kitchen items and I will be working with the food items next month. Both my husband and I enjoy being in the kitchen, baking and cooking and making lots of messes, but that also means that we have collected a lot of kitchen utensils and items that…