This Dusty House
Time to Paint: Accessorizing
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerAs soon as I finished painting and cleaned up the epic mess I caused by spending 4 days at the project, I realized my accessory situation was a little lacking. I've spent all 3 years we've lived in this house waiting for a time when we would be done renovations and could actually start the decorating stage. Now, with every...
Time To Paint: A Makeover Reveal
- Published on Tuesday, 09 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerNothing spruces up a space more than a fresh coat of paint. I don't always feel like I'm either a great decorator or the most immaculate house keeper, but somehow, painting a room makes me feel like both. Recently, Benjamin Moore sent me one of their ben & ME bags to try out. The timing was perfect, considering the...
Time To Paint: Colour for a Small House
- Published on Monday, 08 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerWe live in a small house. Since we added 300 square feet through our attic renovation, I can no longer say that it's a tiny house, and these days, it feels like it's quite a comfortable size, even with the addition of our little one and all the baby things that go along with her. But, it's still not large in North American...
On Leaving My Daughter For The First Time
- Published on Friday, 05 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoer
The night before, I spent hours packing her diaper bag. What would she need? Diapers, of course. Wipes. Diaper cream, maybe, though she hasn't had much of a problem with rashes yet. Multiple changes of clothes. Blankets. An extra pacifier. Bottles. How many? One? Two? Or is that not enough? Breastmilk. 15 ozs? I'd read...
An Adventure in Diapering: My Stash
- Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoer
I waffled back and forth a bit about whether or not I wanted to use cloth diapers. In the early days of my pregnancy, I was certain we would be purchasing a stash of cloth diapers and would be using nothing but. Turned out, the Husband wasn't quite on board, skeptical about how easy they would be to use. Why should we be...
Time to Paint: Finding Inspiration
- Published on Monday, 01 September 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI've talked before about the difficulty I have in picking paint colours. It's not something that comes naturally to me. Flipping through a paint deck, I feel like I'm merely stabbing in the dark as I pick paint colours, and attempt to develop some sort of cohesive colour scheme from room to room to room. I have difficulty...
Time To Paint: A Look Back
- Published on Monday, 25 August 2014
Authors: ThisDustyHouseI don't do the painting in our house much. More often than not, it's the Husband picking up the paint brush. He spent a summer or two during high school painting with the pros on a team of house painters, so it never makes much sense for me to get in his way. I learned this the very first time we painted anything together....
This Dusty Kitchen: Garden Vegetable Quiche
- Published on Friday, 22 August 2014
Authors: ThisDustyHousePostpartum eating has been confusing. On one hand, I have approximately 15 pounds of extra to lose in order to get back to my pre-baby weight and a healthy BMI. I've lost weight before by counting calories and increasing my activity levels, so getting rid of it doesn't really worry me. Except, on the other hand, I'm...
A New Changing Station: Swallowing My Pride
- Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014
Authors: Jeanette deBoerA couple years ago, a good friend of the Husband bought all his roommate's furniture and then promptly left the country, passing said furniture around to his friends to sell, use, or store as needed. We ended up with a bed frame and two huge bedside tables, none of which were my style, but both of which got incorporated...
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...