Tue. May 21st, 2024

Office Upgrade

As we were starting our basement renovation, COVID hit and we had to create make-shift home office spaces so we could work from home. In March 2020, we were in…

Christmas 2023

For several years now, we have taken scrambled to complete major renovation projects in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Christmas seems to be a hard and fast deadline that…

Backyard Swing

When I was looking for backyard inspiration, I really loved the look of cedar post archways, especially contrasting against a black fence. I then saw a few examples where these…

Mexico

After my trip to Europe, I felt pretty guilty that I had gone on a trip without Alex, so I decided to surprise everyone for Christmas and book a trip…

Europe

Because of the pandemic and the twins, we hadn’t really travelled in 3 or 4 years. Our last major trip was our parental leave trip to South East Asia when…

Deck Refresh

During our kitchen renovation in 2019, we also built a new deck off the back of the house. Our contractor built the structure, but I then spent many weekends with…

Christmas 2019

Well, this Christmas looks a lot different for a few reasons. First, we finished our kitchen renovation!! After months and months of never ending delays and working like crazy (while…

Christmas 2018

Another Christmas, and another dash to a construction project finish line! With our dining room walls gone, we had a few last minute projects to complete before Christmas. Mainly finishing…

Backyard Upgrade

Our backyard has never been great. When we first moved in, it was a clean but unattractive gravel pit. The previous owner had 2 large dogs, so having grass never…

Christmas 2017

For the first time since we bought our house, this Christmas seasons wasn’t filled with frantically finishing major construction! We got back from our epic parental leave trip just a…

Southeast Asia

At the end of my maternity leave and the start of Alex’s paternity leave, we decided to take an epic trip to Southeast Asia. Our 5-week adventure is captured in…

Baby Bookshelf

When shopping for nursery furniture, I fell in love with Oeuf’s mini library. The only problem is that I really couldn’t justify the $895 price tag. Especially for something that…

Stair Upgrade: Part 2

Once the floors were finished, we were ready to finish our stair upgrade. Handrail During our design, we determined that both the handrail and baserail would be exactly 2½” wide.…

Grey Thumb

We’ve so busy trying to get the inside of our house done that the outside of our house looks pretty sad. We’ve also been using this excuse for a good…

India

I generally don’t deviate from renovation-related posts, but Alex and I just spent 2 and a half weeks in India and the trip was too interesting not to share. India…

Christmas 2015

Last Christmas we had just finished our first floor renovation and were finally able to relax in our home. Upstairs was a different story, however. We had a decent set-up…