i started this blog in 2011 to keep a record of all the little changes that helped two adults, one baby girl and an oversized orange cat live comfortably in an 800 square foot brick bungalow in toronto. in early 2017, we decided to sell our beloved first home and move to vancouver island, a magical place on the west coast, for a new adventure. may 2017 saw us move from the danforth east neighbourhood in toronto to a pocket of victoria known as oaklands. our new house is over one hundred years old and 1177 square feet. i am now renovating and decorating this new smallish space for my family and documenting it all here. thanks for stopping by!