About Us


I'm April and I live with my husband Daryn, our son J. and our daughter A. in Milton, Ontario, a relatively small (though on-the-grow) suburb town outside of Toronto.

We live in a 1956 bungalow on a quiet court street. Ours is exactly like all the other houses on our street: single level, orange brick with small rooms, few windows and a myriad of decorating and design challenges.

We love its history: I was raised in this house. My grandparents purchased it on spec in 1955, moved in in '56, and brought up four kids and a stable of dogs, cats, drop-in friends and grandchildren in it. They lived here until 2004, when we purchased it and moved in. We love its location and we also love its potential. 
How, then, to take a home with so much history and make it ours?

Over the next 
two three hundred years we have committed to transforming our space into a comfortable, beautiful, functional family home: renovating and beautifying our nest, one twig at a time. We are like many other people we know: long on dreams and often short on cash. Some projects - like our recent bathroom renovations - are small money pits that require every last cent we have (and some generous donations!). Other rooms will be designed and transformed on a shoestring budget. I am totally confident that we can achieve beauty and function without spending the earth and while we already have a good start on the make-over process, I am excited to share our experiences past, present and future.

The original idea behind starting a blog was to document the renovation of our home and to share our progress with friends and family. I've come to realize that it's also a great opportunity to share the ideas, images and information that inspire and celebrate beauty, creativity and great design. 
I'm very excited to have found a venue to share my experience and enthusiasm for all things living well- and lifestyle-related, and I hope you'll enjoy it too.

Welcome to Money Pit Love ... I hope you'll stay with us and perhaps visit us often as we navigate the process of making this house a real home!