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Drying the Chive Harvest

Today I finished up drying and getting the chives into jars. Everything in the house smells oniony and delicious. I have read that some people do not like to dry their chives because they feel it loses a lot of the flavor but I have to say that has not been my experience. 232 more words


In Which We Repaint Furniture For The First Time

My parents gave us this beautiful Howard Miller mantel clock for our wedding, and when we got it home, we had no place to put it. 365 more words

By Emily

Called the Contractor

After our shopping trip the other day we thought we had better phone the contractor and double check.  He nixed the idea of DuraCeramic type tiles because they chip on installation and our floor has too much movement in it.  653 more words


Garlic Bread

Nevaeh wanted lasagna for her 9th birthday dinner.

Since she decided to go ice skating instead of out to eat, we ate at home.

When I asked hubs what to do for the food he replied “buy a frozen lasagna, it’s just as cheap and takes less time”. 114 more words


Dollarama Finds - July 2014

While popping into the local Dollarama to pick up a few items, I happened to walk past the HBA section and noticed more brand name items being sold there. 242 more words


DIY Money Organizer

A few months ago my family began using an envelope budgeting system.  We budgeted a set amount of money for various things, and put that money in an envelope.  346 more words

Do It Yourself!

What do I need to retire at 40?

I’ve recently discovered Mr Money Mustache and have consumed all of his posts and delved headlong into the Forums. What a treasure trove!

One of the themes of his blog is… 625 more words

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