This Dusty House

Easy Chicken Alfredo

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

Pregnancy has done a number on my desire to cook. This didn’t surprise me at all in the first trimester; after all, nausea was a way of life for me for what felt like forever. But, as I moved into the second trimester and now the third trimester, I have been a little surprised that my desire to cook hasn’t returned. Every ti...

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Letting Go of Things

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

Yesterday morning was garbage day. As the husband gathered the kitchen garbage and compost to whisk out the door, I thought for a few minutes, just to make sure that the decision I was about to make was actually the right one. Then, I sent him upstairs to get the chairs.

Nesting has come out in me in the form of purging. I'm...

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A Laundry Closet That's Actually A Closet

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

For months and months - wait, years? - our washer and dryer have been sitting under the stairs in a laundry closet that had yet to be built.

For 3 years, it's always been a plan to hide them. After all, they create a lot of visual clutter that I've never been fond of. Originally, we planned to stack them, but the more I used...

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A Laundry Closet That's Actually A Coset

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

For months and months - wait, years? - our washer and dryer have been sitting under the stairs in a laundry closet that had yet to be built.

For 3 years, it's always been a plan to hide them. After all, they create a lot of visual clutter that I've never been fond of. Originally, we planned to stack them, but the more I used...

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Off My Needles: Baby Booties

Authors: Jeanette deBoer


I have a new favourite yarn. It's soft, and slips through fingers with just the right amount of texture. And the colours. Oh! The colours. If I could never use any other kind of yarn, I would be happy.
My wallet, however, would not be.
The yarn is Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label. I picked some up at the Purple Purl - my...

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On boys and girls

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

I am terrified of raising a boy.

Boys pee fountains.
Boys are expected to run and play. Boys are supposed to be active and noisy. They're expected to wrestle, fall, take risks, hurt themselves. They're expected to make messes, to build and destroy.
Boys are expected to be good at math. They aren't supposed to like to read....

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Life in the Midst of Winter

Authors: Jeanette deBoer

One

    We went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon in the middle of February with my family. It was incredible.

    Two

    I turned 27. It was exhausting.
    Three
    Baby is 26 weeks along. Kicking happily, especially after mommy's morning cup of coffee.
    Four

    I'm making a pair of socks.

    Five

    Because I've been knitting lots, I haven't been reading,...

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    This Dusty Bookshelf: Wake by Anna Hope

    Authors: Jeanette deBoer


    This is a first for me guys. Today, I'm participating in a blog tour! Essentially, that just means that there are 5 of us bloggers talking about one book this week. And this book? It's a good one to be talking about. Check out what they have to say about this book too!
    Wake
    by Anna Hope

    Evelyn. Sister. Fiancee.
    Ava. Mother....

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    Attic of Awesome: Nearly There

    Authors: Jeanette deBoer

    This is a picture of Kingsley licking himself in a way that should never be caught on camera.

    More importantly, this is a picture of our very nearly finished attic!
    My parents came to visit, and, while my mom (and aunt) and I headed out into the cold to tour Toronto and its many yarn stores, my dad and the Husband stayed home...

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    This Dusty Kitchen: Best Lasagna Ever

    Authors: Jeanette deBoer

    Claiming that this is the best lasagna ever is dangerous, I know. I'm sure everyone has their own best-lasagna-ever recipe. This one just happens to be mine.

    This is how I found it:
    Late in 2013, we got our attic spray foamed. You may remember - we spent two nights in a dog-friendly hotel in order to keep the dogs and the...

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