Here’s another recipe from my bartering-buddy Amy (although she definitely seems to be holding up her end of the relationship more than I am!) In addition to today’s yummy pasta sauce, she has also made us vegetarian lasagna and some soup … Continue reading
Back at the end of January, I let you know about a bartering-based relationship I had formed with one of the other mums at daycare. I would be trading my diy ‘services’ for her love of cooking. In addition to … Continue reading
Last year I was overjoyed to open my blog up to a post by my friend Andrea (read it here). She shared her personal story about her families mission to bring visibility to children and families living with disabilities in…
Remember my friend Jenn who blogged about her dresser refinishing project back in September? Well she has written up a new guest post for us! This one is about her garage conversion project from last spring. Check it out and … Continue reading
I think that M’s favourite part of Christmas is giving me a surprise gift and watching my reaction. This year, there were tears involved. M wanted to encourage my blogging by getting me a book on blogging and upgrading my WordPress account. More than that, he decided to write a guest post of his own. Please check it out below. Love you, M!
I have to start this entry by saying how amazed I am that it has been almost a year since The ELM Life grew into existence as another brain child of my amazing wife. At the time, I joked with colleagues that this was surely the result of Lindsay spending too much time by herself as I was spending far too much time at work.
Initially, I have to admit that I was sceptical about this latest idea Lindsay had dreamed up, the culmination of a growing interest in DIY projects and the desire to share some of the great idea she had come across with the world. Given the timing, I did wonder if this would be a typical new year’s resolution, quick to fade as the calendar turned to February.
What has happened since that initial posting on January 1, 2013 has been nothing short of phenomenal. Not only did Lindsay stick with the blog, she has found ways to get posts up on a frequent basis (greater than once a week by my count) and write about a variety of topics throughout the year.
When The ELM Life was started, Lindsay set out three “personal benefits of blogging” she wanted to take advantage of: foster creativity, expand her social network to include other like-minded individuals, and document life as it speeds past. Sufficient to say, she has more than met these goals throughout her first year in the “blogosphere”.
The thing I have found most impressive has been Lindsay’s ability to input so much energy and thought into this space while still being the greatest Mom in the world (in my humble opinion) and the most supportive and dedicated wife for which a husband could ever ask.
With all that being said, my gift to Lindsay this Christmas is to nurture the creative space that is the ELM Life. In addition to writing this guest post, I am also buying Lindsay a WordPress.com Premium subscription with the hope that she will continue to grow and flourish as a blogger and as a person.
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive wife and I cannot tell you have proud and honoured I am to have her share this space with all of you.
Lindsay, I love you! Can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for The ELM Life!!
Happy hump day everyone! Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that my friend Jenn was going to be writing some guest posts? Here is her first one on a second-hand dresser she refinished for her baby-to-be’s nursery. I … Continue reading