Showing posts with label real life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label real life. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sneak Peeks | Around the House

Isn't life just hectic! I'm horrible at this blogging thing... with renos and a baptism coming up... let's not forget Easter. So, I thought I would get on here and share some sneak peeks from around the house. And what I should be blogging about daily... but truthfully might not get around to... well forever!

Anyways, here's what we've been up to:

The backsplash is done! YAY! And the kitchen is pretty much done... I say pretty much because we're hoping to add some crown moulding above the cabinets at some point!

Not the greatest picture... but we're back to working on the bathroom. And well, lots has been changing in there!

Some new bedding from Target (Tar... Jay). Am I the only one that insists on saying it like this?

On top of all the renos... I asked the hubs to make me this desk yesterday... and well it will be done tonight. Stay tuned... I've finally figured out the perfect spot to put it... I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!

And well... I'm experimenting with these bad boys... Corn nuts anyone? They are soaking today and I will take to roasting and flavouring them tomorrow. You know, because I have time for that!

Chat soon - well as soon as life slows down?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Introducing Parker Rye | Baby

He's finally here. After a week and a half of no posts... This is definitely the best one to get back on track with. Born Sunday - December - 08, at 8lbs 14 oz 22 inches long, Parker Rye is more than we could have ever imagined.

Delivery was quite quick, just over 12 hours in labour and less than 40 minutes to get him out once I was given the okay to push. They said I did an amazing job for a first time mom and a baby of his size... But I couldn't have done it without my amazing hubby who was helping all along.

I have been blessed with the most amazing husband and now daddy, who's been more than I could have asked for before, during and after my labour. I don't know what I would do without him. 

Anyways, enough sappiness... Introducing our newest little family member who has us absolutely wrapped around his little finger!

These are just a few off my phone... Of course I'll be posting a whole lot more soon.

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Weekend Away | Real Life

Enough was enough - we packed our bags and disappeared for the weekend and it was so nice! No drama, no phone calls, no reality... just the peace and quiet of a cottage. With the hubs only having every other weekend off in the summer, it seems every chance we have at a day to ourselves someone is looking or needing us for something. It's only June and we'd already had enough - so we rented a cottage.

It was our first time renting one and we were hooked. Nothing beats waking up and sitting looking over the water. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if we find a way to buy one in our distant future. We were in love. No hustle and bustle, just relaxation.

Anyways, I snapped a few pictures from our tour to the 1000 Islands. Of course, I forgot my good camera so they are all with the iphone. But, I did discover the HDR setting halfway through so some are better than others. (These are all RAW photos.)

The view as we left on the boat.

Sailboats are beautiful - the hubs kinda wants one - not that big though!

The hubs learning how to use a fly fishing rod.

The view from our cottage.

1000 islands tour - dream home.

One more time - by the cottage - the colors are breathtaking.

I went back to work today feeling like I haven't been there in a while. It was nice. I don't often feel that refreshed after a weekend. And, sorry to everyone at my work but I really didn't miss it. I loved that time with the hubs and enjoying life. I can't wait for my year off with the baby enjoying everything and everyone around me and not spending my days in a cubicle.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ever Wanted a Fresh Start | Real Life

I know I can't be the only one that dreams of packing up and starting fresh somewhere far away? But I want to know someone who has... what was it like - scary, exciting? How did you decide where? What made you go?

Ask my husband how bad I am for wanting to always move. We had just finished moving into our new house and I was already on MLS (a real estate site) checking out what was up for sale in the area. But sometimes, I turn to him and say... "let's just pack up and move away". I mean besides leaving family behind... it would be so nice to have a fresh start, nobody in your business and especially no drama. And well let's face it... depending on the day... the husband is all for it too.

So that's why I wonder... what makes someone finally do it? It is such a gutsy thing to do. I mean it would be scary, but would it be as fun as I'm imagining? A fresh start. A completely new beginning - just me, the hubs, soon to be baby and cat... A girl can dream right?

I'm looking for your thoughts - have you ever just gone for it and started over? Or are you like me... always dreaming and slightly afraid of whether it's really the right thing? And, if you could just pack up and go where would that place be?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Feelin' A Little Chubby! | Real Life

Oh the awkwardness of a growing baby bump. Here's a quick post to show you the progress on it... I say it's just "chubby" but others insist it looks like a bump...

You can decide:

I won't complain at the barely there bump... although, catch me on the right day and it certainly sticks out a little more. It all depends on when and what I've been eating. But I've been googling like crazy to see how I compare to others... and it looks like I'm not as big as most :o)

While it's still "smaller"... truthfully it's a pain. And the acid reflux/heartburn is killing me. I'm sure it will be worth it though. Oh and did I mention... I have yet to purchase maternity clothes - I'm sure that won't last much longer!!

(Photos courtesy of Instagram - I should have stood up straighter in the second one!!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The "Formal" Living Room | Real Life

Welcome to real life at our house. The other day when I told you I was living with minimal furniture upstairs... Well here's the proof...

Oh hello vacuum. I think you need to collect some of that dust in the next picture...

Oh I lied... there's one... okay two pieces of furniture...

Our over-sized chair and an end table... enough for me to crash on when I get home and wait for the hubby. Oh and that partial wall in the first picture... that's where the fireplace mantel is going... remember? (The Future Mantel) And... that's all I have.

But, picture this... A white couch against the big wall. A leather bench under the window. Wood end tables made by the hubby. Oh and that wall you see... the little one beside the end table... I want the hubby to put a built in shelf/cabinet there... like yesterday's picture of one only not as wide.

Alright... that is it for now. Proof that I am normal like you... I don't keep things that tidy... I have a lack of furniture and I really need to sweep my floors. Oh and let's not forget... this is my second post this week... progress... YAY!