Our New Home

I have had lots of people asking what our new house will look like so its time for an update! It is currently being dry wall taped and is supposed to be done some time in September. The new house is around 1,000 square feet bigger than our current home and it is on a pie shaped lot so our back yard is nice and big! The main floor is very open with a flex room right by the front door, upstairs has 4 bedrooms with a bonus room.

Floor plan for the main floor:

Floor plan for upstairs:

Images: Landmark

These are the colors I chose for the outside of our home. The grey color to the bottom right is our siding color, the white on the left is our trim color, and the blue on the right that is touching the grey and white will be the colour of the door.

And this is a close up of the rock that goes around our garage as well as our fireplace in the living room.


This is the progress of the outside. The trim around the windows still needs to be made white but other than that it is finished. IMG_0781 IMG_0792IMG_0794IMG_0809

For the kitchen we are going for a bright, clean and airy feel. We decided on white cabinets, white subway tile for a backsplash with darker grout, light white/grey granite and gold hardware. Here where my inspiration photos:

Image:Apartment Therapy


Image: Design Sponge



We chose these gold cup pulls for all the drawers in the kitchen and knobs for all the cupboard doors.

IMG_0775IMG_0774In our washroom upstairs the spare bathroom will have white cabinets but in the master bathroom we wanted a grey cabinet so we picked this colour below. The granite will be the same as the photos below for both the bathrooms upstairs.

The tile that will be in the back entry just off of the garage and in our bathrooms will be this medium grey tone.


This is a photo of our hardwood colour and our carpet is the lower square of carpet.

Our new wall colour is called Smoky and this is it held up to our current wall colour. Similar just lighter.IMG_0771 IMG_0773

That’s all for now! I will keep you updated, hopefully the cupboards and fun stuff start going in soon!

Ol McDonalds

We are trying to use our trailer as much as we can right now because we have wedding the next two weekends and then we are moving in the middle of July. It is going to be a busy summer but we are trying to squeeze all the camping in we can. Only an hour and a half away is Ol MacDonalds farm so we decided to go there for a few days. Hendrix loved the animals, roasting marshmallows and all the fun playgrounds. The first day was so hot we had to go in the lake to cool down and the second day was so cold we needed to wear jackets and toques!

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DIY Teepee

There are so many DIY tutorials on lots of blogs and I read a few of them before I started our teepee. But to be honest I pretty much just winged it. One of my friends really wanted to make one for her daughter so we got together a few nights while the kids where in bed and got it done! I went with copper pipes for the base of the teepee and then a thicker canvas type fabric. I got the 5 copper pipes from Home depot and I drilled a hole in each one about a foot from the top. Then I put twine through each one of the holes and tied it as tight as I could. After that I spread out the copper pipes to be the size of teepee I wanted. I then took the fabric and draped it around the copper pipes to figure out where I would need to sew to get it to stay on. Sewing took hardly any time at all because all I need to do was sew about 1 foot at the top and then I hemmed the bottom.
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Yoga baby in his teepee!June018 copyDeer Pillow: Society6 Sheepskin:sheepskinstuff Dreamcatcher: Garage sale

Weekend Getaway

We went camping this weekend for the first time in our trailer! Hendrix had so much fun being outside all weekend long and he slept amazing for us! We went to a friends lake lot that was just over two hours away. I loved being able to use the trailer after all the hard work I put into it last summer. I still have to do an official “after” post of the trailer, hopefully I will get around to it soon!June027 copyJune026 copyJune067 copy June081 copy June069 copyJune063 copy June061 copyJune055 copyJune057 copy June052 copy June043 copy June039 copy June033 copy June029 copy