August in Our Garden

tomatoes

Hello home-grown vegetable lovers. We finally finished all the beans and peas and pulled up the plants along with the potatoes which are now drying out in our shed. Our garden started to look a little sad and empty It's sad to think that summer's almost over, but, at the same time, I love the … Continue reading August in Our Garden

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Hi all. It's been a busy weekend! After almost two years on worker's compensation, hubby has been cleared to go back to work! Yay! It's been that long since I made lunches, and this weekend I decided to keep it simple until I could come up with more, er, creative but not too time-consuming, ideas. … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Small Space Solutions – a Place for Books and a Cozy New Living Room

Hi Guys, I know I keep saying this, but we live in a really small cottage - 650 sq. feet - and I think I'm slowly getting the hang of this small space living. One of the rooms that we hadn't really tackled since moving in, was hubby's man cave. A lot of stuff was … Continue reading Small Space Solutions – a Place for Books and a Cozy New Living Room

The Craft of Keeping House

Clean House

Like many of you, I suspect, I grew up resenting cleaning. There wasn't much explanation on keeping house at home - my mother believed that it was quicker if she just did it herself. And she was probably right. But that didn't teach me anything. When I moved out on my own, I struggled to … Continue reading The Craft of Keeping House

Cleaning Day: How to Clean Your Kitchen in 30 Minutes

Half an hour might not be enough time to deep clean your entire kitchen as I did last week, but when a full-blown cleaning session is out of the question, this 30-minute routine will keep your space tidy, sanitary, and usable. And in any event, there's nothing wrong with a "nearly spotless" kitchen.   Clear the … Continue reading Cleaning Day: How to Clean Your Kitchen in 30 Minutes

Care and Maintenance of Wood Cutting Boards

  Hello and happy Friday! My wooden cutting boards are one of my most used and loved kitchen tools. Here's some simple advise on caring for your wooden cutting boards. Oil your wooden boards regularly and they'll never warp or crack.   Wood or Plastic? This is based solely on personal preference. I use wooden cutting … Continue reading Care and Maintenance of Wood Cutting Boards

I Confess! When Was the Last Time You Cleaned These 18 Items in Your Home?

  I confess that I have been guilty of a few of these myself! Did you know that there are 10 million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge? How about the fact that your pillow is as germy as a toilet seat? Horrors! When was the last time you cleaned - The Remote … Continue reading I Confess! When Was the Last Time You Cleaned These 18 Items in Your Home?

Spring Cleaning: The Bedroom

Hello everyone! Well, what started out as a simple bedroom spring cleaning, turned into a bit of a nightmare - I ended up steam-cleaning the bedroom carpet twice after discovering my cat did her, er, business in one corner! She's never done that before. It was a sunny day yesterday, so a good day to … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: The Bedroom

Daily Minimums: A Cleaning Must for Organized Families

  Hello everyone!  Between work, children's activities and trying to get everyone fed and out the door every day, there doesn't seem to be much time to clean house. Even the weekends don't seem long enough to get everything done at home. That's where "daily minimums" come in. I made up a list of these … Continue reading Daily Minimums: A Cleaning Must for Organized Families