In December I moved into my new place (Downsizing: I did it ...so can you). Since then I have planned some improvements. I painted the upstairs but due to the rule that Gillie does not do ladders unsupervised (vertigo), I had a painter do the stairwell and downstairs. While I was preparing for her I … Continue reading Easy Fireplace Mantle Upgrade – Blah to Beautiful!
I had a real empty nest. Both my boys moved out and my husband and I divorced. It was just me and my zoo in a big house; a house that needed cleaning and heating. Time to make a change. Downsizing time! My house, including the garage, was over 2800 sq ft. My new place … Continue reading Downsizing. I did it…so can you!
I like my house to smell nice. I like walking in the door and being welcomed by a pleasant smell. I use essential oils for the home to achieve this. It takes hard work because I have two dogs and they are very good at making everything smell like dog. The carpets, the sofa, and … Continue reading Essential Oils for the Home
Here in Canada, we had Thanksgiving earlier in the month. In the US it is coming up. As an American living in Canada, I feel I have the option to celebrate both. Since the divorce holiday meals have been a juggle. This year the Ex had the boys Saturday, girlfriends' families Sunday and my house … Continue reading Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas – Different and Delicious
Make your own Blueberry Balsamic Jam. Homemade Blueberry Jam is easy. I am not an expert canner. I married into a family of real experts and was very intimidated. My terrific sister-in-law gave me some lessons and now I can manage the very basics. When I was growing up my mother kept bees. Every month we … Continue reading Make Your Own Blueberry Balsamic Jam – Delicious!