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Getting around with an ELF

I get around most of the time by transit — I don’t like to drive (and DH does not like me to drive his vintage auto) and I don’t like to ride a bicycle. 266 more words

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Mixin' in the kitchen

Apartment Therapy is a great source for info on small spaces.  Let’s face it — most apartments are small.  That means getting clever with organization and use of space. 504 more words

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It's Alive! Living beneath a living roof.

One of the most unique features of our home is something we’ve come to take for granted — the living roof.

It was grown for us out at… 630 more words

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Someone's in the kitchen I know-oh-oh-oh

When I am not strumming on my old banjo (which is totally not something I do) I like to cook.  And I like to eat.  So a well-designed and -equipped kitchen was tops on the list of what DH and I wanted in the laneway home. 483 more words

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Fitting families into smaller spaces

Two people can live as cheaply, and in as little space, as one. One bedroom for two people just makes sense for us.

Families, however,  need private space for their children — and space is at a premium whether you live in a condo or a small house. 348 more words

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Springing ahead

Well, despite what good old nurturing Mother Nature is doing to various parts of the country, here in Vancouver it is definitely spring.

Last weekend I did my… 243 more words

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How does our garden grow?

Yesterday I went with DD to the store and bought my first pair of gardening gloves.  Plus a bag of potting soil.  Then, while she carefully delineated and planted her first sowing of vegetables in a narrow strip by the sidewalk, I planted eight little pots with herbs. 584 more words

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