Happy Easter (musings on living in a great community)

It’s a long weekend here in the Great White North and while I get both Friday and Monday off, Mr. Tucker works for an American company so he’s working both days. It’s interesting to have a family who… Read More

Do a different Christmas exchange

Look at this haul! It’s December and that means I am upping my coziness game times a bajillion. Around here in Casa del Bungalowville it’s been all about hot pots of tea and books in front of the… Read More

Feeling stupid can make you smarter

I am a strangely private person for someone who is probably known as the most extroverted person in my group of friends. When I started this blog I kept it on the down-low, choosing not to let friends… Read More

They see me rollin’ they be hatin’

Some charitable elves from my book club felt sadness at my spilly mug Strangely, after having neurosurgery AND orthopedic surgery in the spring, just having orthopedic surgery seems like a treat! I ended up having a ridiculous whirlwind… Read More

Are you a failure?

The beauty of living in an old neighbourhood Since I was 18 I have been obsessed with personal finance. I was young, poor, living on my own and happened to come across the Tightwad Gazette II. From there… Read More

The Good Food Box

Behold, the bounty of the GFB! In the summer we are lucky enough to have a CSA drop off right down the street from our house. We get a basket of fresh veggies, eggs, and cheese weekly from… Read More

Happy Halloween, here comes the dark

The eldest’s vampire pumpkin in action So yesterday was Halloween. As parents, Mr. Tucker and I put a LOT of effort into making holidays special for the kids. Since we also don’t want to spend a lot of… Read More

Canada Day

Rocking some fine tattoos Living in Ottawa growing up you get used the fanfare and the madness that happens every year on July 1st. The entire city is pretty much closed down as throngs of people litter the… Read More