Friday was Valentine’s Day. A day of lovers, chocolate, flowers and cards. We were so invested in the sentiment of this day that I fell asleep watching the olympics – possibly skating. I don’t really remember since my eyes kept closing. I was pretty wiped out and went to bed earlier than usual, leaving my valentine to look after my usual evening tasks of loading the dishwasher, cleaning the kitchen and feeding the cat. I’m such a romantic… [Read more…]
We are trying to build a new kindergarten playground at my kids’ school. We have made the semi-finals in a contest to win funding from Aviva Insurance. We need your help and your votes.
I’d appreciate if you could take minute and cast your vote.
You can vote today and every day until the 11th. Every vote helps!
It’s done. I finished off the baby’s room (minus some cosmetic things like hanging pictures on the wall) this weekend. Fortunately for me, my brother was visiting and so I had help to move furniture around and get the room set up. We put together the crib which was considerably easier than building loft beds from scratch.
It seems that these days – particularly weekends – my time is spent preparing for the arrival of kid #3. Not in a nesting kind of way or psychological preparation. Just in the old-fashioned hard labour kind of way. So far I have constructed two loft beds and moved our five and almost seven-year old into a shared room. Before the bed construction came the room painting, then the beds and general furniture moving. Now that the soon-to-be baby’s room has been emptied, I’ve started labouring as it were to make room for baby. [Read more…]
After an epic weekend of sanding and building (and a birthday party thrown in for good measure) the loft beds are done. The girls are moved in together and now the work can begin on the baby’s room. I managed to burn out a belt sander and an orbital sander in the process. They were both around 30 years old so they have served well.
I know you are thinking “that’s great for you, what’s in it for me?” Well, I am here to give you some lessons learned in the great Summer 2013 bed build… [Read more…]