Get fresh floors for CHEAP with vinyl plank

cat walking on vinyl plank

Before we sold our house (3 days after putting it up for sale!), we had a laundry list of things to do in order to appeal to a variety of potential buyers. Selling your house ain’t easy. Even if it sells fast. And I rarely say “ain’t”. After deciding to sell, it took about a month and a half to get all these things done with our busy schedules, a toddler and two big dogs. (And cats, but they don’t bother us until we want … Continue reading

How we treated our dog’s nasodigital hyperkeratosis — wait, what?

hyperkeratosis dog paws, almost feathery in texture

I thought to write this since as an animal-lover, finding a solution to our woof’s problem lifted such a weight off my back. Hopefully it helps someone else’s puppy out too. A few weeks ago, Casey started limping. We first assumed it was a pulled muscle since she does this often up north when she runs around. She had been roughhousing (ruff-housing?) in the snow a lot with Junior. After a few days it hadn’t resolved itself though. I checked her paws quickly and they seemed a bit cracked. … Continue reading

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Fruit

fruit smoothie pink

Since John’s been around, I’ve made a smoothie almost nightly to make sure I get in the fruit servings I miss out on during the day. It also keeps away the evening snackies and as such it’s been a lot easier to get rid of my pregnancy weight than I’d expected. My skin is also clearer than ever (uhh, except this giant pimple near my lip I happen to have for the first time in months as I write this), and now that John likes to play … Continue reading

Directions & map to the ice caves at Crystal Beach added!

After noticing a lot of traffic to the site looking for how to get to the ice caves on the shores of Lake Erie, I’ve added a map and directions for your reference on my post from the other day! Hope you’re having a great Family Day! Don’t forget to comment and leave a link to any pictures you took at the ice caves. I’d love to see them!   You might also like: Ice shoves on Lake Erie at Crystal Beach – just wow. … Continue reading

Ice shoves on Lake Erie at Crystal Beach — just wow.

One of the coolest things to happen in this region in a long time has cost us absolutely nothing. It’s a totally natural wonder, one I’d never seen until this past weekend. If you live here, you should definitely go see it while you can. UPDATE 1: See the bottom of this post for directions on how to get there, and a map! UPDATE 2: Ice caves were evacuated February 17, 2014 due to possible ice fractures. Please see this Erie Media write-up for more … Continue reading

Quick tip: How to soften hardened brown sugar

If you don’t keep brown sugar locked in an air tight container (or if your brown sugar-loving husband leaves the canister open often enough after spooning some into his coffee), you’ll find your delicious sweetener gets thick and hardens up fast.     I came across a great way to re-soften the stuff — no need to buy a new bag when you come across a hard one in the cupboard that you didn’t use soon enough. You just need an airtight container, a slice … Continue reading

Comma Blog: Popular Posts of 2013

Here are the posts that topped the viewing charts in this crazy year: The Masked Magician Unmasked Cats with horned paws — It’s a thing. Free & easy DIY cat hammock DIY Christmas wreath in less than 10 minutes Facebook asking for government ID And because I always find that writers (of songs, of novels, and of blogs) favour different works than their audience tends to, here are a few of my favourites that you may have missed (sorry, no Miley Cyrus): DIY: How to … Continue reading

Ostrich Pillow for Christmas: The perfect gift?

Remember the Ostrich Pillow? Come on. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s what it is. When you feel like you need to wrap your head with a pillow in public or at home, it’s your best option. And great news! It’s now available in Ostrich Pillow Light. You can get get the Ostrich Pillow Light by clicking on the above image. Amazon has a great deal on the original Ostrich Pillow (currently out of stock, but I imagine they’ll restock soon), They also sell an … Continue reading

Toronto neighbourhood toques, anyone?

This collection of community-themed toques and tops from the City of Neighbourhoods line at Tuck Shop Trading Co. is unique and fun. If you’ve lived in Toronto or currently live there, you might like to represent. That’s what the kids say these days, right? Repre… sent? The toques are $35, which is a good price for a hat in Toronto and terribly unreasonable anywhere else, but since they’re such a neat theme, it might be easier to ignore the tag. What do you think? Do … Continue reading

SOLVED: Black screen after Windows 8 logo during/after install. Frozen? Not quite.

Back in May we decided to install Windows 8 on my laptop. Long story short, my laptop stayed ‘dead’ all summer when we couldn’t find a solution for what happened to it. Fast forward to the past couple days. Miklos was upgrading four computers (three laptops, one desktop) to Windows 8. The installs seemed to have gone well. However, overnight two laptops ran into the same problem mine had. Upon booting up, the new Windows 8 logo would show for a few seconds, and immediately … Continue reading