I don’t know about you, but I am SO glad it’s Friday!!  We’ve had unseasonably warm weather here lately, so I’m really looking forward to going for a long walk downtown to get ice cream this weekend, and maybe having a BBQ!  I read so many amazing stories this week, that it was hard to choose just a few for my link dump! Check out these great posts that I enjoyed: How to Have an Adult Apartment on a Budget… Read more »

Yay, it’s the weekend again!   I have lots to do this weekend (what else is new) which should make for some good posts next week! Oh, how I would love to have even one completed room in this house!  Oh well, I guess all I can do is just keep working away at it; and religiously playing the lottery! 😉 Check out some of the posts I enjoyed this week: Check out this cool Ikea hack! Pretty paper punch… Read more »

Wow, I can’t believe it’s Friday again already! I have lots of work to do around this house this weekend, and hopefully I’ll get to do something fun with the kiddos.  I read lots of fantastic posts this week in blogland!   Here are a few of my favourites: Cute kitty beds I LOVE this chandelier! Alice in Designland showcases a home that I really would sell a kidney to own.  Seriously. The art of the vignette  This is such… Read more »

Happy holiday weekend, everyone!   We have a fun weekend planned!  Our city hosts free concerts in the park every Wednesday and Friday, so we’ll be walking the 10 minutes downtown to watch the concert and fireworks with the kids.  On Saturday, we’re going to an old friend’s house for a BBQ, and then Sunday we’ll probably get some more work done on the veranda, which, by the way, is looking fantastic!   Before the long weekend fun begins, grab a… Read more »

OH YEAH, BABY, IT’S THE WEEKEND!! I sure would like to go for a spin on my bike this weekend, but unfortunately, it needs a few repairs.  Oh well, I guess it’s just as well, since all week I planned to strip the stairs and the new front door, and I didn’t even spend five minutes doing either. Check out these great posts that I enjoyed this week: This dresser would look amazing in my house! Try this DIY Schoolhouse… Read more »

I’d say TGIF, but then, weekends aren’t much different than weekdays for me.  I’ll still wake up early.  I’ll still cook.  I’ll still renovate.  I’ll still clean.  I’ll still try to keep the kids from killing one another.   This weekend I’m hoping to finish striping the stairs, and hopefully take the kids to the zoo for a picnic.  Maybe I’ll top off that awesomeness with some laundry.   While I’m doing that, you should check out some of the… Read more »

Today might quite possibly be my best Friday ever!  My littlest boy (Ewan) turns 9 today AND we get the keys (finally) to our new home! We have a tradition in our family that the birthday boy or girl can go to school if they choose, but have the option of staying home with Mike and I if they want to.  And who’s kidding who… no one has ever opted to go to school on their birthday!  Besides taking Ewan… Read more »

TGIF!!  I have lots of plans for this weekend!  I need to finish the cold cellar, plant the front garden, and finish some half-finished furniture. Then there’s buying/making Halloween costumes, and shopping for winter coats, since it was snowing this morning.  Ugh. Ugh to both snow, and winter coat shopping with my insanely fussy children.  I’m also planning on making caramel apples with the kids, which I can then use to bribe them both to cooperate with me on purchasing… Read more »

I have procrastinated my housework all morning just so that I could work on this post to dazzle all of blogland.  Or at least the handful of you who actually read my blog. 😛   Unfortunately, it’s time for me to get up and power clean, since 4 of my 5 children are having a friend sleep over tonight.  That makes 9 children in my home.  Yay. So while I’m running around here like a lunatic, those of you who… Read more »

Today I’m cleaning. I much prefer to decorate than to clean, but unfortunately, it has to be done. Once my house is decorated pretty much the way I want it, I actually keep a very clean, organized home. But when it’s in transition, like it is right now….. not so much. Whenever I’m feeling particularly unmotivated, I normally spend some time checking out blogs and websites devoted to cleaning and organizing. I also try to catch an episode of Clean… Read more »