Thursday, May 31, 2012

Let The Blogging (re-)Begin!

Hello everyone!

After months of anticipation, we are FINALLY in our new place!
And for the most part... it is great!
The first few days involved living in a pile of boxes and a disorganized mess. Last weekend we put our butts into gear and unpacked almost everything (except for one spare bedroom, which is still a pile of boxes...that we will ignore for now.)

After a whirlwind of a week, things are starting to look a little more organized around here. (I will try to get a house tour up sometime in the next couple of days!

Let me re-cap our lives since the move. We have gotten around to a few little things on our to-do lists, but nothing major yet.
For example, we changed the yellowy-orange lights that lit up the front of the house:

And replaced them with bright, white lights. (This seems like a small change, yes, but you have no idea the change it made in person!)

We bought planters for the front and back yards...9 in total! We got a good deal at the local market. Getting them home in the Rav4 was...interesting!

We also put in an automatic garage door opener, and installed a few new register covers. So, nothing too exciting, but stuff that just needed to be done.

Of course, we've taken some time to enjoy our new place, too :) Look at the poppies that began to appear the first morning we were here! We have been LOVing the backyard, the pool, the hot tub, the privacy. It is awesome.

And Mira seems to be adjusting alright, too. She even found a way to get on the roof so that she could meow at us through our window at 5:45 am. That little....

However...we have a *little* problem. We need new furniture. ASAP.
The only existing couch we had was the blue one that used to look really cute in our old place. We had plans of putting it in the basement here and to get new (at least to us) furniture for the fireplace room. But, the couch doesn't go down the narrow stairway. Back to the drawing board!

I've also been putting my creative juices to work and trying to pick out paint colours! It's exciting...but I can't seem to make up my mind. The people at Lowe's must have thought I was a crazy lady hoarding all of the paint guides and paint chips in sight!

On a completely unrelated note... did I mention it is report card season?
And did I mention that my Mum got married on Tuesday? It was a great day! Married in style :)
My Mum and Rick looked amazing and happy, and dinner was a blast. Thanks, guys!

Needless to say, it has been one busy week. I'm excited to get thinking about the projects we will take on over the next months!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

3 more days!

It's hard to believe that it is only 3 more days until we move.

We did our final inspection at the new house yesterday, and got to see the pool and hot tub up and running! Super exciting.

Right now, our entire house is either full of boxes and things, like this:

Or else empty, like this:

Needless to say, we are ready to move!
What else have we been up to, you might ask?

1. Buying a sweet teak buffet (that we plan to use as a media unit for Joe's record player.Yeah!) We found it for $125 at a thrift store! Not too bad!

2. Enjoying Spring. It has been particularly beautiful. Of course, I cut some lilacs for our kitchen table... my favourite spring smell!

3. Having random dance parties with my cute 15-month old nephew. Oops!:

4. Enjoying our lovely backyard for our last weekend with a campfire.

5. Mira has also been enjoying the nice spring weather. She's been bringing us daily "gifts"...her latest specialty is baby rabbits.

I may get around to blogging one more time before the big move, but afterwards it will be a WEEK before we get internet access again!! Bummer...I'll see what I can do before then.
Until next time!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A break from packing...

You may have noticed that I have been MIA.
I have decided to take a break from blogging because 1. Joe and I are in packing mode! and 2. Nobody really wants to read about it. I'll wait until I have more exciting things to write about (like in 2 weeks when we take possession! Wahoo!) Look out for some new and more exciting posts at the end of May!

On a side note, tonight Joe and I made a stop at our local thrift shop and Joe found a GREAT item that we'll both get a lot of use out of.

What could it be, you ask?
A pair of Jeans, of course!

Can you believe that a pair of jeans that fit Joe well:

Also fit me well?

Joe seemed convinced that they were a men's jean. And I was convinced that the 1% spandex content made them a ladies jean. So I looked up the website for IT Jeans, found here.
Yep, they are ladies jeans made by a ladies only brand. Upon further research I learned that they have been promoted by Oprah for "Real Women with Real Curves". But I kind of think they look better on Joe! Thoughts?

We'll share them for now.