At Home in the City

Real Estate, Design, and Life in Toronto

Bath Bomb Success!

I’ve been experimenting with making my own bath products for about a year. I’ve been wanting to make bath bombs, but the recipes that I’d seen were unnecessarily fiddly and … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

How Does Your Garden Grow? (From Mud Pit to Patio).

We bought our house in the fall and moved in the winter.  When it started getting warm, we discovered that the previous owner had turned the entire back yard into … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

High Park Cherry Trees

I’ve finally made good on my promise to make it out to High Park when the cherry trees are blossoming! I spent this sunny Saturday afternoon communing with nature right … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Kitchen Chalkboard

I spend too much time looking at DIY projects on the internet. A few weeks ago, I decided that I needed a kitchen chalkboard. The problem was that my tiny … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Home Show finds

Last night I spent four hours browsing the National Home Show and Canada Blooms in Toronto. Here are some of my favourite finds: Veggie Penguins from – a Ceramic … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Think you know your neighborhoods?

Think you know your neighborhoods? Me: “Where do you want to buy?” Buyer: “I don’t know somewhere near the highway and transit.” It’s surprising how many long-time Torontonians don’t know … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Add it up – How to start saving

A lot of us would like to save for something but aren’t sure it’s attainable. It could be something big like your first home, an education fund for the kids,  … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment