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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.

Condo Waiting Game

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

So I feel like I've become the most patient person in this ridiculous waiting game for the condo to be completed. There are currently people living in the building up to the fifth floor. We've been told 3 times in writing that people on our floor will be moving in some time in March. March! So close...
 
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Condo News: Construction Update

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

I've been super busy these past few months and haven't had a working computer since March 3rd, but I have no excuse for this long of a blogging break. Just shameful!

Anyhow, I thought I'd give an update to the condo status. I've posting updated photos on Instagram, but it's nice to get a record of it on the
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Five Years

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

Today is mine and Kevin's 5 year anniversary (happy anniversary!)
Photo: Omar Hassan  We've come a long way in 5 years! A condo, a car, long distance, a few moves, a few jobs, and several vacations.... and soon, a wedding!
Photo: Maricel Salalila
I instagram-ed a photo, and tweeted our official engagement...

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Condo News: Construction

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

Construction is way behind schedule. Are you surprised? Yeah, me neither.

When we bought back in early summer 2010, July 2012 (the original occupancy date) seemed very far away... and now it's running about a year late.

In our last condo meeting the builder president came in to talk to us about construction...

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Pet Hair Management

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

I'm a self-proclaimed cat lady... I admit it! But what I'm not so fond of is cat hair all over the place. I wanted to dedicate a post to how I keep the pet hair to a minimum in my home and on my clothes, because as much as I love my little fuzzball, I don't want to wear her to work.


1. Brush her daily... or...

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Condo Progress: Choosing the Finishes

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

I haven't updated you about the construction progress because it's going incredibly slow....painfully slow if you ask me! We're not really much further along than we were when I last posted in March.
In June, we had our last appointment with the designer. We (um, I) had a list of demands requests for things we...

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Condo News: Choosing the Finishes

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

I haven't updated you about the construction progress because it's going incredibly slow....painfully slow if you ask me! We're not really much further along than we were when I last posted in March.
In June, we had our last appointment with the designer. We (um, I) had a list of demands requests for things we...

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Photography Challenge - Day 9: Someone You Love

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

Taking a photo of Kevin is hard. He does not like having his photo taken…so I have to be sneaky! Well, he calls it sneaky - I call it capturing the moment.

Anyway, here’s my handsome man reading at my parents’ house. We’ve been spending a lot of time at my parents’ house lately, as my cousins are visiting from E...

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Shower Power

Authors: EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

A little while ago, I tried to angle the shower head down when I was taking a shower. I prefer the stream to hit me more in the chest than the head and I can’t move back in my shower because it’s very narrow. It’s the kind of shower I picture on a space ship. I barely have enough room to bend to shave my legs. B...

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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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