ontario-produce-july-2015

Every week I pick up our organic CSA food share to see what goodies they’ve harvested. This week we got carrots, beets, three types of kale, swiss chard, garlic scapes, broccoli, onions, rhubarb, parsley and basil. So much good, healthy whole food! We have a relatively short growing season here, which means I need to enjoy local produce while I can! I pick up most of our fruits and vegetables from farmers markets and through our food share, but it’s… Read more »

orange-daylilies

When we first laid our eyes on the farmhouse back in March, I had these ideas of making big gardens, a vegetable patch and a few planters…and just filling the whole place with all the lofty garden dreams from my Pinterest board. Looking back, I’m sure it was just first homeowners excitement with a touch of naivety. The thought of having our own land, where I can get my hands dirty and make some things grow was just too much… Read more »

home-show-tulips

Happy Friday! This week has turned out to be a pretty busy one because we have some exciting news. We’re in the middle of house hunting for our first home! It’s something we’ve talked about for a long time and have finally felt ready to take the leap! It’s both exciting and nerve wracking. I’ve got butterflies in my stomach and my dreams have been kind of crazy lately, but the whole thing is really fun too. Funny enough, before we even knew we’d… Read more »

When Behr asked me to be a part of their DIY Expert Team this year, the first project that came to mind was updating the pool area at my parents’ house. When I was younger, it was a hot spot at our house, but over the years it’s started to show it’s age. I kept thinking that maybe with a little bit of love (and paint) we could revive our beloved pool and make it more of a quiet haven…. Read more »

orchids

If you’ve been stopping by this blog for awhile, you might know that I have a bit of a black thumb. While I love plants and flowers, I’m not exactly the best at keeping them alive. I’ve even gone so far as to buy a couple of fake plants so that I don’t have to worry about killing them. Despite this, when my parents went to their house in Florida last fall, they gave me their orchids to take care of. It had been a… Read more »

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