it’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to
mama self care

it’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to

“It’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to”. The house we owned was beautiful—’beautiful’, a word that describes aesthetic superficialities. It means I really, really liked it. I felt at home in it. I felt surrounded by beauty. It was a dream to build. Using pens and pencils was a hobby for me—just like … Continue reading

homestead

we’re not moving to the burbs

Big machines are playing at our property. Where will we live? In the middle of nowhere, not far enough to go ‘off grid’, but not close enough to manage the road to town without a 4×4 in winter. We have enough rocks to make our own quarry…or hewn our own granite countertops? Not exactly environmentally … Continue reading

homestead

four valuable aspects of a home

As I was planning our first home, a talented designer friend taught me to flip through magazines (pre-Houzz) and identify what it was I liked about the picture. Was it the colour? The window trim? The stone of the fireplace? Be specific. Write it down. This was great advice, because it helped me understand what … Continue reading