Sunday, April 14, 2013

during our first two weeks in the new house...

trees were planted...
seven norway spruce, lookin' good, along our back property line.
parquet was re-finished...
lovely husband jeff, a figure of some repute at our local home depot!
shelves were painted...
yep, i had pink (and white!) paint leftover from the closet
or lined...
dear dollarama, i♥u!
or neatly filled with possessions...
(and sometimes, all three!) 
in the apt, all of these "overflow" kitchen items lived in the (easily accessible, but still a flight of stairs away) walk-up attic; so this seemingly humble cupboard is a pretty big deal!!!
furniture was purchased...
a few miscellaneous items from my favorite "overstock" store
or cleaned up... 
this rocker was purchased for my teenage bedroom;
does that make it an antique?
or shifted from room to room...
(and, in the case of the kitchen-- site of the aforementioned parquet-- shifted back again, later!)
having all one's appliances IN ONE ROOM turns out to be a really great idea!
in addition,
and perhaps most excitingly,
 lots more stuff 
little white hyacinths

big pink hyacinths

riotous yellow forsythia

and rhododendrons, which, in 24 rainy hours, LITERALLY went from hardly having buds, to full-on flowering!

to sum up: life has been very good, and very VERY busy!!!
hope you are having a great weekend, darlings!


  1. LOVE those white and pink shelves! It sounds like life in a new house is treating you happy for you!

  2. Love watching your progress!!!! How blessed you guys are... congratulations!

  3. omigosh! i had been checking in routinely but in the last couple of weeks i haven't - and looky what you've done - you've become a homeowner! CONGRATULATIONS! sO funny cos my nephew also just purchased (in Basking Ridge)but hasnt moved in - too much fixin up to do. I'm thrilled for you! Enjoy all those firsts sweetie - and welcome to the wonderful world of owning a home - life is good :-)

  4. So much awesome :) It is so much work, but truly amazing to see it become YOURS :)

  5. Sounds like you are really enjoying the new home! So happy for you! And, yes, flowers are the BEST!

  6. Oh, how wonderful! The floors look AMAZING. I am pea green with envy over the arched doorways :)

    I am so happy for you both!

  7. fun! I love your new home!!!!!

  8. I want your house. You know when my birthday is, so if you could just make that happen, I'd appreciate it.

    I KID! OMG, this is the PERFECT house. I'm so happy for you guys!

  9. your house and gardens look lovely...Love that Dollarama shelf liner...LOVE that store!
    Hey...just figured out that you must be Canadian if you have a too! West Coast girl here.

    Have fun in your new house...looks like you are getting well settled.

  10. So happy for you guys and it looks like you are doing very well in the new house with Norwegian spruce in the garden. Wishing you a fantastic week. Hugs

  11. OMG! Where have I been? Your place looks brilliant. Loving the shelves so very much.

  12. Loving these pics. Where is your craft area? It is may first and still snowing here. Not sure what is up with that?? No green to be seen. Not even tree buds yet. Crazy.

  13. Your house is so pretty!!! I can't wait till the day I can come and see it all spruced up! Hopefully in spring because it all looks so nice with the flowers growing. I hope you are enjoying all your space and homeownership! :)


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