Personal update: changing directions

So this is the entry where I lay out all the ridiculous stuff that has happened this fall. As you know, we were merrily swimming along saving for our goals to buy the house we live in and… Read More

Unharried holidays

I used to run myself ragged making everything perfect for every holiday. Like many women I had kids and then became determined to give them the same specialness that I had experienced as a child. Of course, the… Read More

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

Managing the holiday season sanely

It’s hereeeeeeee… I have lapsed a bit on blogging due to a hectic week. I had my ankle screws out yesterday and it is a lot more painful than the original surgery was, work is super busy, and… Read More

A tale of three Halloween choices

This is Halloween, this is Halloween! One interesting thing about living in the social media age is you get a window into other people’s choices. I am always particularly fascinated to see the way people entertain themselves because… Read More

Getting Hygge with it

It’s so cold in this country Every road home is long … It’s so cold in this country You can never get warm – The North by Stars We’ve been pretty lucky (but not, like, in the global… Read More

Transitioning back into a two-job family

Well that was surprising – they offered me the job. Of course, I have yet to sign the piece of paper so until I do I will be wary but barring any HR issues, I will be heading… 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

Lessons learned & a little life update after a crazy month

Sure, it’s pretty but it also means winter isn’t far behind… Well I haven’t written anything over the past 30 days mostly because I was busy just surviving. It’s been a heck of a merry-go-round here in Bungalowville… Read More