a spring brunch – so original

Spring has officially arrived in Ottawa! Technically, it’s officially arrived across Canada as of March 20th… but we actually have the sunshine to prove it now! Spring is my absolute favourite season. It’s so full of promise and possibility. Plus, my birthday, wedding anniversary, and favourite sports all convene in the spring. Once, I was able to play hockey AND rugby on my birthday… it was the best day of my life. Most importantly, this spring […]

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My Office: When “After” is Still “Before”

Let me introduce you to my workspace: Underwhelmed? Confusingly overstimulated at the same time? Eyes sore from overexposure and lack of focus? Ugh. Me too! First, some backstory. When introverts move in with other introverts, they aren’t suddenly capable of spending every second together. Instead, they continue to seek out places for solitude and quiet activity within their shared home. In our old apartment, we had two bedrooms. One was our actual bedroom and the other became […]

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The Guest Room: Progress Update

  Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day! Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, and melting snow everywhere! We spent most of the day sitting in the small patch of the backyard that’s now snow-free. It was wonderful and I think the dogs really enjoyed being able to sniff all the fresh, spring scents.  Sitting in the sun and warmth, my brain started churning with the possibility of ramping up our curb appeal and sprucing up the backyard. But […]

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Why Marrying Fabric is a Great Idea and Other Musings

I’M BACK!! Did I fall off the face of the Internet? Hardly. I’ve just been that magical combination of super busy and super lazy that makes the typing of a blog post seem unduly onerous while I’m willing to spend seven straight hours painting the basement in a Buffy-and-fumes-fueled haze. Greg’s out of town this week, so I’m taking advantage of the empty house to turn it on its head! Lucky for you, I’m going to […]

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