Wed. May 29th, 2024

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Christmas 2014

It’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit when your living room consists of a couple of plastic-wrapped chairs covered in drywall dust. Our first bit of festive cheer began…

Carless and Renovating

Alex and I are both urban planners (by training, anyways), and we love to hate on the irresponsible suburbanization of North American cities, especially with regard to how car-dependent we’ve…

Under Attack

We seem to have finally won the battle against the raccoon living in our garage. For now. But now we have a new problem: squirrels. Squirrels are relatively cute creatures;…