This Dusty House
New Years Day
- Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerWe've said goodbye to our guests. The dishwasher is running for the first time and the second round of dishes are stacked neatly beside the sink waiting for their turn. The dogs are sleeping on the couch in positions that look so awkward, but they're so out of it, they don't notice. My eyes have that itchy,...
Photo Friday: The Christmas Tree
- Published on Friday, 28 December 2012
Authors: Mark @ this dusty houseIf I wanted to show off our Christmas tree, I should have done it before Christmas, right? I mean, that's the point - share how ours looked so you can gain some inspiration and a few creative ideas. But, I didn't share it before and I am going to share it now. We took it down yesterday in order to fit a new...
Photo Friday: Plans for Christmas
- Published on Friday, 21 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoerThis Dusty Household has been ill. Brutally, unexpectedly, suddenly, disgustingly ill. I caught it Wednesday morning, almost exactly 12 hours after returning home from the mall with a bundle of gifts for the Husband. Thursday morning, the Husband was thrown his curveball. He slept all evening last night in a bundle of...
Almost there: 2012's 19th book - The Pigeon Pie Mystery
- Published on Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoerThe Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart
I started this book with a little trepidation. I don't usually like books that are set in the Victorian era or, really, any era that involves women taking four hours to get ready in the morning with the help of their ladies' maids. There is far to much romanticizing, idealizing of...
- Published on Monday, 17 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoer
I am not a baker.
Well, wait a minute. That's not strictly true. I make bread. I love to make bread. And I'll throw together a quick biscuit to go with a soup for supper. Also, I have this brownie recipe from my mom that whips up easy in 20 minutes with one bowl, a spoon, some measuring cups and a nine by nine pan. But...
Kingsley and Nan
- Published on Friday, 14 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoer
I found this photo buried in my photobucket albums. It's from about a month ago. We had met up with Meagan from Row House Nest at the dog park and these two just didn't stop playing the whole hour or so we were there. Kingsley has gotten even more energetic and crazy the past few weeks, but somehow, even more lovable....
- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoerA few months back, when I posted some shots of my living room, one of you observant readers commented on the range hood that had magically appeared above our stove. I promised that reader a post on it, a post which I never got around to. In fact, my own home has been much neglected on the blog lately. It's been over a month...
Bedbugs and The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
- Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoerApparently, when I signed up for Goodreads in July, I decided I should read 20 books in 2012. I clearly remember making this decision, thinking it was a conservative goal for my first year of actually tracking what I'm reading. After all, I majored in English Literature in university! Do you know how much English...
A Bed and Breakfast Weekend: Christmas in Ottawa
- Published on Monday, 10 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI was three and standing with my family in line to go up the elevator to the Peace Tower. We had been waiting for a long time, especially when you're three. And, here we were. Almost to the head of the line. But there was a problem. I was three years old and I had to go to the bathroom. Right now. My dad missed the short...
Old Homes and Open Houses
- Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Authors: Jeanette deBoerMy imagination has been caught by old homes. You know the kind: the ones with worn, wooden floors, run down fireplaces, scratched and faded kitchen counters. Homes that haven't seen a bit of paint or been touched by a bit of sandpaper. My imagination has been caught by neglect.