Posts By: Portman Doe


Dear Housewives, What an amazingly productive week it has been! I sewed myself a maxi dress (in the final stages I mangled it in the serger and had to throw it out), repainted our front door (didn’t prime it correctly and still have to scrape all the paint that’s now peeling off), and rearranged our… Read more »

Eating Pidgin

Dear Housewives, It’s early in our relationship, and I need to make a confession: I am a liar. It’s true, as housewife to my beloved Kit, I do all the cooking. Ever so often I post pics and status updates about what’s for dinner, just like many of my Facebook friends do. For instance, I’ll post… Read more »

Be sure to fill your box!

Dear Housewives, Are you currently filling up your box? I am. Last Christmas, Kate Trgovac, the social media maven of Vancouver, took part in the Shoebox Project. The Shoebox Project is simple: People fill a shoebox with around $50 worth of Christmas goodies to be given to one of the many women in Canada living in… Read more »


Dear Housewives, We’ve all been there, online in the wee hours, compulsively pinning images to our Pinterest boards. Repinning others’ treasured finds. Perusing West Elm and Crate and Barrel for the perfect terrarium and pinning one’s furniture hopes and decor dreams to the appropriate board. For a while now I’ve been carefully cultivating a certain… Read more »