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Bedroom closet transformation

April 24, 2016

A couple of months ago I decided enough was enough. The closet in our girls’ bedroom just was not working for them (or us for that matter). After pointing out the problem to our girls, they seemed quite happy to help make an improvement. Again, this closet transformation is not a “pat us on the back” post, but encouragement to those DIY-selfers.

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Board games for couples: Innovation

February 15, 2016

Next up in our series of board games for couples reviews is the Golden Geek award winning card game Innovation. Despite being a 2-4 player game, the consensus is that this game works best with 2 players.

We play the 2nd edition of Innovation, but other than upgraded art and a few keyword changes, this review should apply equally well to the original edition.


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2015 resolution review

January 11, 2016

My 2015 resolution was to make more “Me” time and blog. Although, I wasn’t successful blogging throughout the year, I feel like we did well on the “Me” time. The reason I say “we” is because most of the year, it was David encouraging me to carve out that time for myself.  Read more…

May is the month of asparagus

May 31, 2015

Really? A post on asparagus? Yes, I honestly look forward to May when these green stalks appear at the grocery store. I know I will be making meals that we only enjoy for one month each year. It has won over the palates of each member of this household and has become one of our favourite vegetables.

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Turning a closet into a mudroom

May 11, 2015

Last fall we embarked on a redesign of our living-dining space. Maybe that adventure will get its own post some day, but for now, I will focus on the closet transformation. Not because I want to say, “Hey, look at us, we’re so handy!” but rather: “Look, if we can do it, so can you!” Read more…

Thoughts on Carjacked

February 8, 2015

As mentioned in Reading Non-Fiction, my goal is to share what motivated me to read the books and some thoughts that came from said reading.

Carjacked kept coming up in conversation with people, so much so that I was getting annoyed. A little skeptical, I decided to read it to at least be able to better converse with people. This is what I took away from the book. Read more…

Thoughts on The True History of Chocolate

January 31, 2015

As mentioned in Reading Non-Fiction, my goal is to share what motivated me to read the books and some thoughts that came from said reading.

I do not remember my first taste of dark chocolate, but somewhere between making brownies with my mom in my tweens and my grade 10 art project on food, I did and there was no turning back. “White chocolate” and milk chocolate have been lost on me since. David knows my chocolate history, so for Christmas 2011, he gifted me a class at Xoxolat with his sister-in-law.

Hodie, the owner, hosts hour-long classes focused on “learning the many facets of chocolate, from the bean to the bar, and tasting samples of different beans, origins, manufacturers, and percentages of cocoa”. Seriously, the best class ever! Afterwards, we had so many questions that we spent another hour chatting with Hodie. She sent us home with a reading list and the invite to email her with any future questions.

One of her recommended books was The True History of Chocolate. Read more…


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