The first part of my inspiration to add a little sumthin’ to our entryway had nothing to do with the entryway at all. Instead, it had everything to do with a little slice of counter in our kitchen that would get covered with mail, sunglasses, wallets, keys, and other entryway type things. This was beacause,
Though I’ve previously posted a photo of Dubrovnik in travel tuesday series, I have to admit, it isn’t my favourite place in the world. Too busy, too many cruise ship tourists, and just a bit too intense for me. But then we took a ferry over to Dubrovnik’s little brother, Korcula. And I fell in
I have to say, I’ve been a bit remiss on posting this amazing recipe for thai beef & mango salad. I found a draft in my drafts folder, from June 1, 2011. You read that right… 2011. So, I’ve been intending on posting about this salad for 383 days. In any event, now is a
Last year on Mother’s Day, I told you all about my mom, which may have left you wondering about my dad. And what better day to talk to you about my dad than today, father’s day. From as far back as I remember, I’ve known that I was loved. My dad, much bigger than me.
I mentioned last week that we picked up a 3 ceramic pot thing-y for $0.50 at a local garage sale. Every week I spend at least $2 and usually about $8 on fresh herbs, so I knew from the moment I set my eyes on the ceramic thing-y that it was going to become an
If you are my facebook friend you may have seen this pop up on your newsfeed on Sunday. At which point, I’m pretty sure you would have thought to yourself “dang self, that girl is cr-azy!” And you are right. The following is what possessed me to bake bread, pitas, cookies and to prepare a
After 1 and a bit beautiful days in Vancouver, we’re back to fall-like weather. So to “celebrate” I am sharing one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you ever get the chance to go to Japan in the fall… go. And then go to Kyoto. My husband (who was my brand-new fiancé
Getting a couch. Stressful: always. Extra stressful if you don’t currently have a couch and have to rest your weary bum on the floor. You’ve already heard about our trials and tribulations with Karl the Sofabed. Our next step after that was to head to Ikea to see if we would have even liked Karl
As I mentioned yesterday, on Sunday morning we picked up a sweet pasta maker for $2 from a garage sale. $2 people! (I have just googled said pasta maker, and it may or may not sell for $85 in stores). Pretty much from the moment I bought the pasta maker, all I could think of
I have a love/hate relationship with garage sales. I love happening upon garage sales with good deals and sweet stuff. I hate heading to garage sales with a particular item in mind. I love garage sales where people are just trying to clean out their homes, and price their goods accordingly. I hate garage sales
Whoa. Month 8. That means I’m 2/3 of the way through my 29th year (and 98.8% of the way through my first 30 years of life… but who’s counting). Month 8 was crazy. We moved into our new place. I did projects. I started a new (new) company that I haven’t talked about on this
This is the last of three instagram travel tuesday posts. Today, some quintessential SF shots taken in the beautiful weather last week. I love that city, though I have to say: I’m happy to finally be home with my hubby!
It’s Monday friends! Are you going to do big things this week? My to-do list is daunting, but I’m excited about getting back down to business this week! And how better to get lots of things done than fuel. And by fuel, I mean food. A thing that I used to do when I had
Remember item 14 on my 30-before-30 list? “To Cook Something That Takes More Than One Day”? Well folks, I’ve scratched it off the list (a couple of times, if you include my home-made bread from last-last week). Months and months ago I came across Matt Bites’ post about Sriracha Pulled Pork from the Sriracha cookbook.
We have medium-sized renter plans for our kitchen (which I showed you for the first time a couple of weeks ago). The colour is going to change. The table is going white. We are doing mis-matched colourful chairs. The first such chair is the white one you see in the picture. This chair was free