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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 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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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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