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Change of address

So we’re living with my mom. When I moved out at age 20, I thought it was for good. I was just starting my third year of university. Darling Husband (Darling “Boyfriend” at the time) and I found a craptastic little apartment in the…

You CAN go home again

Where the heck did the last two weeks go? Just over two weeks ago, our condo sale become official. Sorry for abandoning you guys as soon as I spilled the news! I got caught up in a crazy flurry of packing and organizing and…

My new favourite four-letter word

Yes. It’s happened. We sold the condo. As of today, it is official. I have no idea what it going to happen next, but instead of being scared, I am excited … well, and a little scared, too. 

The price of a sale

The condo is still for sale. I was very excited last week, to be able to tell you that we had sold it.But it fell through.Again. Yes! Two sales falling through! What are the odds? As I have lamented to Darling Husband, “we have…

Public service announcement: When your husband goes on vacation

I miss Darling Husband when he’s at work.But sometimes? When he’s home?He drives me friggin’ insane. I feel like a bitch even writing this! I love my husband like crazy! We’re coming up on our anniversary (three years married, 11 years together), and he’s…

Five steps to easier laundry

I am a reformed laundry perfectionist. I may be lax about other household chores — like ironing (in this house, irons are for smoothing fabric for sewing projects and doing crafts with HeatBond). But up until about a month ago, I was the queen…

How to keep a clean house (without running yourself ragged during nap-time)

I don’t vacuum during nap-time.I also don’t fold laundry.Or wash dishes.And you don’t need to, either. Let me back up. When Baby Boy was about five months old, I was visited by a friend and their baby (who is a bit younger than Baby Boy)….

The airplane nursery

In the spirit of sharing more about my real-life life, here are the long-awaited photos of Baby Boy’s airplane-themed nursery.  I’ve mentioned before that Darling Husband works in the airline industry, so this was a no-brainer theme when we found out we were expecting…

A fascinating, must-read post … about cupboard organization

Remember my messy, disorganized baby-stuff jumble from yesterday’s post? After being totally inspired by Emily over at imperfect, I attacked the cupboard during Baby Boy’s afternoon nap. Here’s what it looks like now … No, we don’t feed our baby Hamburger Helper. Not yet,…

Babies come with a lot of "stuff"

I think I need to be more diligent about storing baby eating-ware in the kitchen. Over at imperfect, Emily has it all figured out. One tidy basket to hold all of Thomas’s bibs, bowls, spoons, cups, bottles, pump parts, etc. Our place? Well, for starters, it’s…

The housewife’s lament

Sunday, October 11, 20096 WEEKS PREGNANT First of all, wahoo for today! Six weeks pregnant, which means I’m about halfway to the end of the first trimester — when I can start blabbing to people IRL — AND today is Canadian Thanksgiving. Editor’s note:…

Hit the floor

We have been wanting to re-do the floor of our condo’s kitchen for a while now, but the cost of ceramic tile is daunting — especially since we don’t want to be there much longer. We currently have a blah-looking white-and-beige linoleum, but I…