First Home Dreams
First Home Dreams documents the restoration, renovation and decoration of a brick farmhouse built in 1899. Things rarely go as planned, and we change our minds about things frequently! We are located in Minesing, Ontario, Canada.
More on Meowzer
- Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Authors: AshleyTo anyone reading that got hit by Sandy, I hope all is well and if any damage was done, that things are set right soon!
I wrote last week about Meowzer's day trip to the vet due to her inability to urinate properly.
Turns out that the problem wasn't any one of the three possible outcomes that I listed. In fact, there is no medical...
The things we do for our pets. Or not do...
- Published on Friday, 26 October 2012
Authors: AshleySo, anything involving money is on hold right now - that includes baseboards in the bathroom and painting our new bedroom.
Meowzer is at the vets today getting x-rays and urinalysis done to find out why she can't pee properly. There could be one of three things wrong...
- Struvite crystals: these are caused by food and can create ...
Less is More.
- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Authors: AshleyHow cliché.
These days I am tired. I am overwhelmed. I am in a rut.
And I think my house has a lot to do with that. It's not a happy place for me to go home to right now. Not because of who's there, absolutely not. But because of the stuff that's there. The things, the clutter, the chaos.
I am tired. I am overwhelmed.
Switch It Up Some
- Published on Monday, 22 October 2012
Authors: AshleyIn a rare moment of rational discussion about the house, the other night Mike and I tossed around the idea of moving into the spare bedroom from the room that we're currently in. There are a few positive aspects of doing so.
- 1. There are a whopping TWO outlets in that room, compared to one in the room that we're in right now.
- 2. ...
Chatting with Canadians - Gangnam Style!
- Published on Friday, 19 October 2012
Authors: AshleyAnd what I really mean by Gangnam Style is...let's talk about pop culture. Because there is no way I am doing that crazy awesome dance, let alone record it.
In this second installment of Chatting with Canadians (check out the first one here over at Casa de Christine), I'm going to blather on about popular Canadian faces, places,...
Bathroom Reno: Shower Time!
- Published on Sunday, 14 October 2012
Authors: AshleyOur bathroom renovation has dragged on and on and on. We finally got one more thing crossed off the to-do list this weekend - sealing the grout in the shower!
In case anyone needs a reminder, or if you're new around here, our shower was pretty awful when we bought the house. Dirty, leaking, rotting...bad. You can see more before...
It's a cold and rainy day...
- Published on Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Authors: Ashley...and all I want to do is be curled up on the couch with a blanket reading a book. How original, right?
The mood I'm in has me thinking about comfy cozy clothes, so I decided to do a little virtual shopping spree.
Burton Dogwood Hooded Cardigan in Canvas
I love love love hoodies and sweaters, and this one from Burton is calling...
Chatting with Canadians - A Series
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012
Authors: AshleyHappy Friday, friends!
Content around here has been sparse, and will continue to be over the weekend and into next week. Tonight kicks off the Elmvale Fall Fair, where I'll be out watching the tractors pulls (following a dinner out with my girlfriends for a birthday), tomorrow we're heading off to Sudbury for a wedding (open bar,...
I'll take the knock off for $25, Alex.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Authors: AshleyI received the mammoth that is the Restoration Hardware catalogue yesterday, and while I was flipping through, this guy caught my eye.
This is essentially the exact same chair that I got at an auction last year. I fixed mine up a little differently, though.
I really, really like the linen and weathered wood look of the RH chair,...
- Published on Monday, 01 October 2012
Authors: AshleyMike and I hit up a couple of auctions on Saturday, and while there weren't any real treasures, we did buy this, for just $5.
The jury's still out on what exactly we'll do with it (tool storage? craft/sewing station?), but we better decide soon because it's taking up a whole lot of space in our kitchen!
Did anyone else do some...