Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GENDER REVEAL!


Of course the big question once you find out your pregnant and everything is healthy and looking good is....is it a BOY or GIRL?! For Grayson we wanted a surprise, for Westyn we wanted to be prepared so we found out and for our 3rd...

We already got a big surprise in finding out we were pregnant AGAIN, so we felt this baby's surprises were already well used up, lol...so we found out....

Want to know? Watch the video below :)




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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What WOOD you do?

Moving is mind boogling enough, but to decorate, organize, create, parent, work, and grow a baby is making my mind even more jumbled! I practically think and dream Pinterest (when I'm not having freaky dreams about being a spy agent jumping off bridges-damn hormones!) but what I really should be doing is getting my butt in gear for the upcoming Made in Canada Etsy show in just over a week....eek....plus I started writing here again too-and I need to stick with that! LOL...

TODAY I need to get off my chest the first decorating obstacle that my husband and I stumbled upon in our new house...

WOOD TRIM VS. PAINTED TRIM!

Oh yes, the same old thing, husband wants the dark wood to stay the wife wants it to be white!
Mind you, I have no energy or time to strip, sand and paint it, but white just seems better-no?

Here are some pictures I took a few weeks after we moved in, so you know what I'm talking about...




After debating for weeks, we finally settled on leaving the wood, BUT only if after we change out the paint colors (which are so dreary!), we I like it :) And Mike thinks he won the battle, hehe....

Some inspiration that helped ease my mind on the decision...

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At Home With Rachel Denbow

victorian home with a bohemian decor


dark wood trim

What do you think? Did we make the right choice? What WOOD you do?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bye Bye Summer

So were into week 2 of back to school, yet it seems weather wise that were still in summer! In fact I don't think the summer actually came until 2 weeks ago....

For one last warm weather kick off we celebrated with a trip to the beach a few weekends ago...

Grayson is a huge water fan, so he was straight in....

Westyn on the other hand usually runs the other way at the mention of the beach, rain drops, splash pad....UNTIL NOW!


Who would've thought?! Water is actually fun! Such a goofball :)


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our Home-Outside Progress

The first thing on our to do list after moving in was to tackle the jungle outside...But being a few months pregnant didn't really help that plan too well. It also didn't help with the whole unpacking thing either, but that's a whole other story! Lucky for us, our families have been pitching in with shovels and chainsaws...My mom has been working the hardest to help us get our yard looking neater and ready to plant some prettier things! She's been amazing! Even the neighbours love her :) It still has a long way to go, but let's take a look at some of the progress she's made...

The biggest difference in the front yard was the removal of an 85 foot Spruce tree. It was a massive tree that had become tangled and grown around the hydro wires, so it had to go! The end result will be lots of flowering ground cover overflowing different sized rocks with bulbs and perhaps some ornamental grasses...the vision is still a bit blurred.




Looking back on the before photos, everything looked so lush and green, but weeds and overgrown shrubs are in fact green! The after photos show grass that has been trampled by millions of feet and shrubs that have been cut back to the ground with hope that by next year everything comes back fuller and more manageable! All a work in progress...


So what do you think so far?

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Life Lately

Well, well...hello my friends! I don't even know where to begin, where to start filling you in, where to begin to tell you where I have been for the last year...So I am going to keep it short and sweet for you and hopefully by hitting 'publish' on this post I will continue on and not disappear on you for any length of time :)

So the short and sweet part. Life happened :) Some of it was good and some of it was bad, the aftermath of that led to some changes, a lot of things to think about and rework and most recently it brought us to a new house! Just 3 short weeks ago we moved into our dream home...

Which looked like this when we first walked through in late Spring...

And on our move in date it looked like this...

Seems like we have a bit of work on our hands to bring it back to it's former glory :) But we are up for the challenge...

AND THEN....

A few weeks prior to that we found out some pretty surprising news...


We will be expecting a wee little one in February 2015! You know, cause moving with 2 kids wasn't enough! LOL....

So there you have it! Your caught up :) What have you been up to?

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