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Living Room Tetris

Friends I need your help. But before I ask for help, let’s just make sure everyone knows what Tetris is.  Because I like to date myself like that. Back in the glorious time that was the early nineties, I played a game called Tetris on my Game Boy.  The point

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The Porch and the Piano

Have you ever had a really big dream?  Something you’ve wanted for a long time, but weren’t exactly sure you could ever make a reality?  Today one of those dreams has finally come true for me.  Like everything in this house, it’s not without drama.

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My Renovation is Actually Happening

When the hermit and I purchased this house, we were full of HGTV renovation dreams.  Could we transform our home from top to bottom within a year or less?  Absolutely.  The sky was the limit. Oh how cute we were. I painted and scraped, weeded and re-arranged, but the house would

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What’s it Like to Downsize to a smaller house?

My husband and I have owned 4 different houses in our 10 years of marriage. Yes, we are crazy. Like most people, we started out in a smaller 1000 sqft home, moved up to 1250, and then up again to 1350. We realized that we were only really using half

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St. Lucia-Inspired Cinnamon Buns

What do sea cucumbers, cinnamon buns, and bulk barn have in common? The creation of these St. Lucia Day inspired cinnamon buns. I pride myself on being a pretty experienced bread maker by now and figured that I would have no problem whipping up traditional St. Lucia Buns (which are

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Lessons learned from my 4 day renovation marathon

We bought a small house in our dream neighbourhood in November last year, and ever since we closed the deal I have been itching to renovate it.  However, I don’t live there full time yet.  When I am there it is for serious family time, so my renovation dreams have

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