Took a quick day trip to Winnipeg IKEA with Sean this weekend. We’re excited about what we got and feel nearer to moving in. (Update on moving: basement floor being poured was delayed by a week… So we’re looking at two more weeks until plumbing and ductwork is done and we can move in.)
I know, I know… The old blog’s been seriously lacking in both the “Eye Candy” and the “Useful Information” departments while we wait to move into our house and I blog remotely from my phone. (What do you mean fuzzy filtered Instagram photos aren’t good enough?!)
Good news is, basement should be poured this week (wait for it… Heavenly choruses should be starting any minute now…)
Until then, and until I can give you a proper tour of MY house, here’s a summery tour from a lady I really adore design-wise. Margot Austin is an editor at Canadian House and Home, and I dig her taste. She totally gets trends, high-end looks, and design principles PLUS she’s not afraid of a little DIY, reusing old things, and has a proclivity for cottagey/coastal style. So here’s a home tour of her P.E.I. cottage - hopefully you American and International friends can see it online? Hopefully?
Enjoy! (I especially love the gallery wall of seascapes and nautical art, the dark blue entry, and the cozy bedrooms!)
Gah! File this one under “the one that got away”: a beautiful area rug for $50. Sold before I emailed. :(
Feels good to be getting ready a little bit for a certain little person. (Who is currently into beating me up from the inside. Brute.)
Painters left this afternoon so we did a little bedtime blitz to clean floors and move some stuff in before our tired kids had complete breakdowns. Crazy how excited they were to see some familiar old things! (L: “The ottoman! Daddy, the ottoman!!”). Still have to wait for plumbing and ductwork to be finished before we can move in, though.
#stillchaos #almosthome #thatrugisNOTgonnawork
Our sexy new appliances arrived today! (They will obviously be far more sexy unpackaged and installed.)
We bought stools for our island! But sadly, not these ones. We need three. And we need counter height (not bar height). And we need ones with backs. These didn’t make the cut. As pretty as they are…
My name is Justine. I recently turned 29. I am pregnant with my third child. And I am homeless. Well, not really. I’m living in my inlaws’ basement.
I admit, that sounds far more dramatic than it really is. My inlaws are lovely, and technically I have a very nice home - it just doesn’t have plumbing yet. So. We can’t exactly live there yet.
But we committed to being out of the Pink House this week as there are new tenants on the way. (The Pink House is a house owned by our church where we stayed since September. It is literally painted pink. With pinkish shingles.)
So this week has been a doozy with packing, purging, packing, cleaning, and packing. All while (wait… Let me calculate…) …8-ish months pregnant. (Thankfully I had many wonderful friends take my kids on adventures over the last week so that I was free to do all I needed to do.) That’s also why the blog’s been quiet: busy life stuff, and, you know, the homelessness. ;) So I’ll be updating the blog computerlessly (Darn you, autocorrect! Yes, that’s the word I want to use! Computerlessly!!) and give you snippets, that may or may not be interesting to you, when I can from Instagram and such until we’re moved in and have a computer set up. I’ve already posted some below. Enjoy!
I always have my fabric and paint samples (in a small coupon folder), measuring tape, and notebook of measurements in my purse these days in case I find something that might work for the house. Super handy. Super nerdy. Super awesome.