John’s 1st birthday party!

Smash cake in waiting.

It’s been [almost!] a whole year since John became the center of our world. It really did fly by, considering the long and agonizing nights, as well as the routines we had to establish to avoid said nights. What a year. I’m convinced we lucked out in the baby department — aside from how terrible I was at adapting to lack of sleep. In two days, this guy turns a whole year old. We made it! It feels that way, anyhow, even though I know … Continue reading

Why I still heart my Samsung Galaxy S4 in 2015

pink Fossil Bee S4 case

Samsung releases the Galaxy S6 on April 10, 2015, comprised of metal, glass, non-removable battery and no expandable memory — offering instead impressive internal storage with 32, 64 and 128GB models.   Its release date makes this my perfect birthday phone, or so you’d think. I’m just not sure. I may have been extremely fortunate that my Galaxy S4 has lasted through so, so many terrible things. This week, Johnny took his first steps (!!!!!!!) and then proceeded to drool all over my phone. I wiped it off … Continue reading

Review: Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth speaker with thick bassy sound

Remember this pre-Christmas list? I was delighted to discover that Miklos had this wonderful little sound box I’d mentioned wrapped and under the tree for me! Best! I decided to give it its own review post because it really is one of my favourite things. If you love taking your music with you wherever you go (e.g. parties, outside while you garden, BBQ or work, down by the dock or campfire, or even just from room to room) you will love this speaker. [This post contains … Continue reading

DIY: Upcycle an old nightstand to bathroom storage for free!

nightstand to bathroom table upcycle

Remember 2 years ago (sure you do!) before I was a wife or mom when we found a bunch of old junk on the side of the road? I finally got frustrated enough at the ugliness of the nightstand we got in that haul to turn it into a pretty one to use as bathroom storage. You can do the same, or simply refresh an old nightstand for a bedroom — and all for the low, low price of $0!   What do you think? OK, … Continue reading

Wow! Old Dresser to DIY Vintage Bench Pinned 2000 times!

DIY vintage bench from old dresser

Awoke to see that our old beat-up dresser to pretty vintage bench post has reached 2000 pins on Pinterest! UPDATE: 3000+ a week and a half later! :O Thank you thank you thank you! That makes me very happy! And to think we found it for free on the side of the road. Best! Soon I want to make a simple upholstered bench out of an old coffee table we have for the foot of the bed or even for our small entryway. More on that after… And … Continue reading

See ya, 2014!

Today my baby boy turned 9 months old. That means 9 months ago our lives changed forever. 2014 has been without a doubt the most defining year of my life. If I can be frank for a single post in time… I honestly never thought I’d have kids, and when we decided to have one, I read a lot. I tried to prepare. Miklos… eh, I don’t know, you can ask what he did. I remember him laughing a lot and generously driving to the store at night to … Continue reading

Today: Remember

Remember the fallen, not just today, but any time you find yourself thinking “What a great country I live in.” Remember that you are here and you are free to enjoy this country as you do because someone put their life on the line. Remember not to take that for granted. Share the post “Today: Remember” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

5 Baby Items That Helped Save This Mom’s Sanity

5 Items That Helped Save This Mom's Sanity! -- commatose.ca

Have you noticed my blogging absence lately? Has it made the heart grow fonder? Are you rolling your eyes? Stop doing that. They’ll stick. As a parent I can say that now. It turns out kids are life-altering in just about every way you can imagine! A baby is a bundle of joy, love and is a living, breathing bootcamp for patience and problem-solving skills.   Here are some game-changing baby items that have saved our sanity. I’ve used affiliate links here but I have not … Continue reading

One year ago today, my life changed.

John at 20 weeks old

Last August 19th, I found out my life was changing forever. I sat in disbelief, spouting happy obscenities to myself as I stared at a plus sign. From behind a closed door, Mixicat meowed something similar to the word “MOM?! MOOOOOMMMMM??” over and over, making me question my sanity and this moment even more. That night, I put the test in an envelope addressed in fake old lady handwriting to Miklos and left it on the counter for him to find. When he opened it up, … Continue reading

1 month of Johnny

Johnny loves art

I never knew why our moms never killed us when we were bad kids. Now I know it’s not just because of the threat of jail. Not that Johnny has had a chance to be bad yet. Over the past month, though, I realized quickly that I love this kid so much that if he ever does something very wrong the only thing I could probably do is be extremely sad or disappointed. Parent-love is a new thing for me, at least from this perspective. I don’t know how people do … Continue reading