Almost seven years ago, we purchased a century home. We are both pretty hand people, my husband more so than me, so we are doing most of the restoration ourselves. For the most part, things have been going smoothly, but it can be overwhelming. Throw a toddler into the mix and we’ve seen our progress slow almost to a halt. More Optimism is about finding balance through good food, wine and play time during a century home restoration. It’s a place to chronicle our projects, share our favourite recipes, and provide the occasional wine review.