This Dusty House

This Dusty Kitchen: Beef Stew and Cheese Roll Biscuits

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

I am not a food blogger.
Well, wait a minute. That can't be entirely true, since this post is going to be about food, and I even have a whole section of this blog dedicated to the various eats that come out of my kitchen. I guess what I actually mean is that I'm not a very good food blogger. I could never dedicated a whole...

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Off My Needles: A Baby Sweater for Chilly Days

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

I didn't do much knitting in the months before Isabel's arrival. Oddly, I felt a little guilty about it. I was going to be a new mother. Shouldn't I be knitting little baby things like mad for the tiny person that would be needing them? In fact, the only thing I had knitted up for Isabel was a light baby blanket, intended...

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Time to Paint: Accessorizing

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

As 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...

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Time To Paint: A Makeover Reveal

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

Nothing 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...

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Time To Paint: Colour for a Small House

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

We 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...

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On Leaving My Daughter For The First Time

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...

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An Adventure in Diapering: My Stash

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...

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Time to Paint: Finding Inspiration

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

I'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...

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Time To Paint: A Look Back

Authors: ThisDustyHouse

I 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....

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This Dusty Kitchen: Garden Vegetable Quiche

Authors: ThisDustyHouse

Postpartum 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...

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