Saturday, 30 November 2013


Are you ready for it?  It's our dirty secret.  I'm talking about our spare bedroom/home office/hubby's dressing room/junk room.  To say it's a disaster might be an understatement.  It's an eye sore.  And currently it is completely non-functional.  Is this not the most disorganized "desk" you've ever seen?

Trust me, the rest of the room is no better.  My Christmas plan is to organize (which will mean buying filing cabinets etc), tear up the carpet, possibly paint, and put up artwork.  I'm thinking new bedding, a new bookshelf (those things are expensive!), and an area rug will have to wait for now.  That might be my carrot for the rest of the year - a little gift to myself on starting residency in July, maybe.

I'll leave you with a few more photos and you can thank your lucky stars this isn't what your spare room looks like!  Or maybe it is... Hey, we're all human, right? ;)

Normally my house pictures are of rooms I have just styled and tidied up before taking photos.  If I used hashtags this might be known as: #thetruthbehindtheblog #junkroom #dirtylittlesecret.  Just a thought.  Wow, I just enjoyed making those hashtags way too much.

The room's bright spot - the dresser we bought off kijiji last year and a cute lamp from Winner's.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Hello all!  It's been a little while since I blogged about my travels... I made it to and from Ottawa without managing to take a single photo, which is quite sad considering I stayed with one of my besties there and I didn't document our visit at all.  Bad friend.  Long story short, I had a wonderful visit with my friend J and didn't want to come home! (She cooked me supper every night, had tons of baking in the freezer before I arrived, and had all kinds of lunch items ready.  And she was pretty good company too, I guess.)  :)

So between staying with J in Ottawa and A in Halifax, I was quite inspired to renew a commitment in my life.  To cooking.  Supper, specifically.  On a regular basis. is such a chore, is it not?  I'm happy (more like hubby's happy) to say so far so good!  I've had lovely dinners cooked every night which has included chicken soup and biscuits (J's recipe), baked beans, chicken and stuffing, fresh rolls, and I even made some waffles to freeze for special breakfasts.  Waffles freeze super well and then we just pop them in the toaster.

There you have it, folks.  You've seen behind the proverbial curtain, dirty tupperware and all.  But who really cares when the outcome was all of those waffles, chicken and stuffing - one to eat and one to freeze?  Hubby certainly doesn't complain about dishes if he ends up with a home cooked meal (and he's the dishwasher in this household)!  Just wait till my next post - I'm going to show you our spare bedroom as is where is.  No styling or cleaning up...just full out disaster that desperately needs to be addressed!  Some honest blog photos for once. :)