Same Blog, New Name

Well, sort of same blog, and definitely new name. It has definitely been some time since I have posted an update on this blog. Initially it was for a good reason, I was busy. I was working full time, two kids at home, we were planning and building a new house and getting our old […]

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New House Noises

Whether a new build like ours, or a new to you home, there are noises that this new home makes that you have to become accustomed to.  But after a couple of weeks in our new home we were  surprised to be awoken by a new noise in the middle of the night.  It sounded […]

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Happy New Year!

I can’t believe another new year has started, the last one went by so fast.  Probably the reason for only one blog post last year! A lot has happened since that post.  We sold our previous home in what can only be described as a bit of a whirlwind.  Ottawa and its surrounding areas had […]

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Construction Progress Update 4

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about house construction since November! While construction did continue throughout the winter, I guess most of the stuff wasn’t “blog” or “picture” worthy (if this was a more technical blog maybe it would be).  Insulation, vapour barrier, plumbing, electrical and ducting don’t create the same excitement as say…….SIDING! Now […]

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I’m Still Here

I can’t believe it has been November since my last blog post.  I have been busy.  As my husband and I head into what I hope are the final stages of house construction (blogged here), and prepare our current home for the resale market, I fear it might be a while before I post again, […]

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MERA Christmas Fair

Once again I will be participating in the MERA Christmas Fair as part of the Schoolhouse Weavers this Saturday.  This sale showcases a lot of talented artisans and is a major fundraiser for MERA.  I look forward to seeing you there!   Kelly

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Construction Progress Update 3

The biggest change to the house since my last post is that we now have windows and doors, yay! The windows are triple pane argon filled European style tilt-and-turn windows from Bonnechere Valley Windows in Eganville, Ontario.  From other blogs that I have read, it seems that many passive house builders have chosen to purchase […]

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Construction Progress Update 2

Progress is being made with the second floor now framed and roof trusses installed. You will notice in the above pictures that all the windows have a box around them.  To help make this house energy efficient, our exterior walls will be thicker, with more insulation than your average house build.  To do this, we […]

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