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Hi, my name is Emily-Jane and I'm the blogger behind Not A House, But A Home. I'm a huge fan of DIY and craft projects, interior decor, and design - the main subjects of my blog. I write from Toronto. I've been reading blogs for several years and have been blogging at this site since 2011.

What I’ve Been Up To

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

When I fall off the blogging bandwagon, I fall off HARD! I’ve been really slacking lately because this summer has been craaaazy busy! Kevin and I went to Boston two weeks ago. Had a blast, but I have yet to sort through all of my photos.. One of my best friends, Kerry, got married up north this weekend and I w...

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My New Camera: Nikon D5100

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have already seen that I bought a new camera… and I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT IT!!! I bought the NikonD5100. I’d been tossing and turning between Nikon and Canon, but honestly it was price that ultimately won out in the end. I don’t think I’ve ever been this ex...

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The Perils of Living Alone

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

I’ve been living on my own since April of this year and it’s been awesome so far. A lot of people were/are shocked to hear Kevin and I aren’t living together*.

Honestly, I’ve found very few downsides to living alone. It’s so freeing!! But there are some downsides…here are my biggest issues:

  1. Dishes.
  2. ...

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Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

Over the July long weekend, Kevin and I took a road trip to Chicago, Illinois. He’d visited once, years ago, and it was my first time. We loved it. We’re trying to make this the Summer of Road Trips because I still have 25,000 KM left on my car lease and only five months to use as much as I can. May as well! T...

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Craigslist Find: Storage Ottoman

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

A little while ago I was on the hunt for a coffee table for my apartment. My search led to a pretty sweet, custom-made ottoman with built in storage. Score! $50 later and it was mine.


What I love most about it is how versatile it is. The top is hinged, and has a very spacious storage space inside – I use it for...

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How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

This is by far the most effective method for getting rid of fruit flies that I’ve ever tried! It’s very easy and ridiculously inexpensive.

The old adage is “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar”. I don’t know who came up with that, but it’s wrong wrong wrong! At least for fruit flies.



Here’s how the
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Weekend Instagrams and the Like

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home


I haven’t done much blogging lately… been enjoying summer too much to get on the computer!

I think I’ve got to start setting a blogging schedule to get back into the swing of things! I’ve got plenty to write about but haven’t sat down to write it.

Here’s what I was up to this weekend:
1. I’ve made it a habit t...

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Green Onion Planter

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

Did you know that green onions can be put in water, allowing the green parts to regrow almost indefinitely? Just pick up some green onions with the little white roots attached (that’s how they’re sold in the grocery store), then put the bunch(es) in a container of water. Simple as that!

I tried it a couple of...

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Exterminated

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

The new apartment I moved to a few months ago is a basement. If anyone is even somewhat familiar with basements, they know that insects are a regular occurrence. I, for one, am not a fan of bugs inside. My thought (to bugs) is, “do what you want when you’re outside. Live your life, be free! But the second you st...

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Window Coverings–Sheers Out, Blinds In

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

My mom made sheers to go on the windows in the living and dining room. The biggest issue with this is my parents live in a house with several animals – three cats, one dog. At one point last year there were five cats and one dog (eek!). The bottom of all the sheers were pretty ratty looking from rips and animal...

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