Settling in.

July 25, 2014

Sipping sweet strawberry wine, overlooking Rear Big Hill in Baddeck NS, on our honeymoon.

Hey guys! We are back from our honeymoon! Actually we've been back for almost a week. It's been a busy one and it doesn't help that I've been dragging through it! But, our home is finally starting to look like we live there. We've got pockets of beautiful spaces, like half our bedroom, and part of our living room, and one small space on our kitchen counter. Little by little though, we're making progress!

We had a great trip to Cape Breton the week after our wedding. Our cabin in the woods had a beautiful view (you can see a little from the above picture.) We relaxed, toured around, and enjoyed our first week of marriage - but were both ready to get home and settle into real life! I hope to share some pictures when we have internet hooked up at our place.

For now, I'll leave you with the one sneak peek from our wedding day. Our photographer, Simon Reid, was great to work with and we are excited to see the rest of the images!!


Home Update

July 4, 2014


Just popping in for a quick minute to talk home renos. It's been a flurry of work, and we're into small projects that make a big impact right now. A little of what we've accomplished in the last two weeks:

  • finished laying flooring on the main level (except the music room & bathroom - we're not doing these two rooms right now)
  • installed trim in the living room, kitchen, working on the dining room
  • filled in and painted the seams of the living room trim
  • purchased and installed wall lights in the bedroom
  • ordered transition strips for between rooms (waiting for these to re-install the doors!)
  • ordered blinds (they should be in a few days before the wedding)
  • scrubbed the bedroom windows (turns out the handles aren't rusty, that was just a ton of grime!)
  • cleaned the main floor bathroom
  • painted the screen door and patio door frames in the living room
  • purchased and installed a bathroom track light
  • painted the hall closets and shelves
  • moved most of my worldly possessions into the basement, waiting for the main level to be cleaned so I can unpack!
With only a few days left until the wedding, we are in a mad dash to complete projects - and try not to start any new ones ;) - so we can move in!

Nine. More. Days.

July 3, 2014


In nine days, we'll be wed! Man and wife. I'm gonna be a wife, y'all!

He and I will no doubt have a lot to learn about each other and about marriage but that's a journey we're willing to make together.

There aren't enough words for how amazing this man is.
In short, I'll say this. My Shayne is wonderful and I praise the Lord for him!

Can. Not. WAIT. to be his Mrs!

Photo credit: Simon Reid Photography

Home Decorating Dreams

June 25, 2014

 

 



17 days away from "the big day" and all I can think about is getting into our house and actually living there. Decorating takes time (the Nester had a great post about this yesterday!) but I'm itching y'all. Since none of us can be there right now...join me in dreaming about decorating our home.

Ahhh. It all looks so clean and beautiful!

(each image is linked to give credit where credit is due!)

Ramblings {right now}

June 18, 2014


:: taking a mental break for fifteen minutes

:: exhausted from burning the midnight oil with house & wedding stuff for weeks and months

:: looking forward to our wedding in 24 days, but possibly looking forward to the vacation that comes after, just a little more?? ;)

:: reminding myself to rejoice in these days because they only come once

:: caught up in list after list of details

:: sporting rainy day hair & new navy blue crop pants that FIT!

:: pushing hard to get ahead at the office because this July will be a write-off for productivity

:: dreaming about that calming oasis which is our new bedroom (and wishing I could take a nap in our comfy bed!)

:: thankful that we were able to obtain our marriage license & purchase wedding bands yesterday; thankful that planting season is almost done; thankful for a rainy day brunch with my farming man

:: getting back to work now!

What are you up to?