This Dusty House
How To Make a Ring Sling
- Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerYears ago, my brother went on a trip to India and brought me back a beautiful length of cloth. I tucked it away at the time, lacking faith in my abilities to sew something I would love forever. It moved with my twice, living in totes, and bags, and finally, tucked in a corner with my stash of yarn. I assumed I would always...
A Garage Sale Day and Some New Treasures
- Published on Monday, 18 August 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerOur neighbour is moving. (Sadly, not the neighbour that caused all the drama a couple months ago. The neighbour on the other side.) They are neighbours who welcomed us onto the street with open arms three years ago. Neighbours who invited us to backyard barbecues and shared flats of vegetables for our gardens. Awesome...
This Dusty Kitchen: BBQ Meatloaf
- Published on Thursday, 07 August 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerThe very first time I had meatloaf, I was in university. It seems late, I know, for a first taste of something so many consider comfort food. Meatloaf can be inconvenient, time-consuming, requiring far more preparation and effort than my mother, a hard working dairy farmer, had the patience for. Meatloaf may be a classic,...
- Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoer
Garden 2014: Neglectful Success
- Published on Monday, 04 August 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerBack in May, during planting season, I dragged my pregnant self into the garden and, after some half-hearted prep work, planted my vegetables for the year. I didn't plant a lot, especially in comparison to other years, but I planted enough to feel like I had a garden, while acknowledging the very high likelihood that...
News! Hitting The Books
- Published on Thursday, 31 July 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI've been keeping a secret. It's kind of a scary secret. Well, scary for me. I'm taking a big jump, a risk. I'm making a bit of a sacrifice now, in the hopes that it pays off at some point in the future. It's only a secret because I've been too nervous to talk about it too much.
I'm going back to school.
I am enrolled to take...
Faking It: A Stair Solution
- Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerBecause our attic is brand new living space, one of the things we needed to address during our renovation was a brand new set of stairs. Have you ever looked in to new stairs? Even low-end models made with cheap wood and no extra details go for thousands of dollars. Of course, that includes measurements, manufacture, and...
- Published on Monday, 21 July 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerIsabel was baptized on Sunday. She didn't sleep well at night or during the day for two days before hand. She was bright eyed and fussy; I was stressed and running on 5 hours of sleep and caffeine.
But this event was so important to us. From a theological standpoint, baptism is one of only two sacraments celebrated in our...
When Your Dogs Are Your Babies, Until You Bring Home A Human One
- Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerAnyone who has read this blog for any period of time knows that the Husband and I are dog people, through and through. True, we have a cat too, whom I love nearly as much as Mocha and Kingsley, but there is nothing quite like the relationship we have to our two four-legged canine fur-babies. We even used them to announce...
So Much Progress: Attic of Awesome Update
- Published on Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerIt's been a while since I properly updated about the attic. In fact, it's been a while since I've updated about our house at all. But, believe it or not, there has been a lot going on with our attic renovation and our little dusty bungalow. With the help of a cuddly baby carrier, I somehow managed to clean up and finally...