An Epic African Road Trip: Zambia to Uganda and Back in Classic Cars

Hi everyone! I’m so excited about this post. I was born and raised in Africa (Zimbabwe, to be exact), and moved to Canada in 1998. A few friends and family still live there and one of them, another Jane, and a group of fellow travelers, recently completed a road trip from Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, … Continue reading An Epic African Road Trip: Zambia to Uganda and Back in Classic Cars

Table Makeover – Before & After

Dining Table Makeover - Before & After

Hello everyone! Over the last week or so, Hubby has been very busy refinishing our dining room table. We bought this table and five chairs at a thrift store about three years ago. This is what it looked like when we brought it home. Not very interesting, right? We sanded it and stained it a … Continue reading Table Makeover – Before & After

Chair Makeover in an Afternoon

Hello all. I love turning stuff nobody wants into something beautiful - or repurposing my own stuff. A few months ago we found this chair sitting next to a dumpster outside a thrift store. We had been looking for a chair for our bedroom and when I saw this one, looking sad and rejected, I … Continue reading Chair Makeover in an Afternoon

Weekend Project – Ikea Hack: Kitchen Island to Drinks Trolley

  Hello Lovely Readers and happy Monday!! It's raining here (again). We actually had a bit of a break on Saturday and we took the opportunity to visit lovely Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver for Good Life Saturdays. You can read about that post here. Over the weekend, my VERY clever husband turned our old Ikea … Continue reading Weekend Project – Ikea Hack: Kitchen Island to Drinks Trolley

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

A Day Off: A Good Book, A Good Movie, A Good Dinner

  Hello everyone! Welcome to the first day of Spring! It's zero deg. C here - somebody really should get Mother Nature up to speed! Soooo, we were going to go to Lighthouse Park on Saturday, but it started hailing which turned to rain, so I filed that outing away for a more weather-friendly day. … Continue reading A Day Off: A Good Book, A Good Movie, A Good Dinner

What is Meal Planning, Exactly?

Hi Everyone. I've been meal planning for quite a few years now and I gotta tell ya, it's saved me a whole bunch of money, time and my marriage! It ensures that we get healthy meals every day and saves a ton of money on take out. It can be overwhelming in the beginning, but … Continue reading What is Meal Planning, Exactly?

How I Organized My Closet

Hi everyone. Our bedroom closet was starting to become messy again. With Spring just around the corner (I hope somebody tells Mother Nature soon), I thought today would be a good day to do some reorganization. Uugh - you see what I mean, right? The only thing I bought for this project was a shoe rack. … Continue reading How I Organized My Closet

A Tablescape & Just Puttering

  Hello Bloglovers! Hubby is sick today so I'm trying to do 'quiet' things, but mainly I'm trying out my new camera. I'm a very beginner photographer, so it's a bit of a learning curve. Aaanyway. We are soon to be freshening up our dining area. We originally bought the dining table and chairs from … Continue reading A Tablescape & Just Puttering

How To Organize Every Room in Your House

Hello everyone, I'm so glad you're here. I love to organize and, if you're on this page, I bet you do too. Or, you want to be more organized! Nothing feels better than a beautiful, organized and functional space. When you feel like everything is unorganized, I know it can be very overwhelming to try … Continue reading How To Organize Every Room in Your House