Boxes, Paint Chips & Nurseries

I've failed to really mention it, but we're going to be moving at the end of the month. I feel like we just moved into this apartment {but hey, that was back a year and a half ago!}. Time flies. We're not moving very far. We'll be in a house and have much more space for our little family. We weren't expecting to move, however, because of certain circumstance we just are. We do love our little 2 bedroom apartment though. It's been cozy, quiet, suited us well, and it was baby girl's first home - so it's not necessarily the easiest to leave.

I'm not going to lie, trying to pack up your house while taking care of a just turned 11 week old baby is not easy and rather overwhelming. Thankfully, we were able to get some much needed packing done this past weekend {thanks to my mom!}; so we're currently surrounded by boxes and chaos here. But I'm sure these next couple of weeks will fly by, so it won't be for very long.

Something else I've done these past couple of weeks is narrow down paint colours. I've learned that picking paint colours for your own home is harder than picking paint colours for someone else! I had a hard time deciding but finally chose 3 colours for the whole house. There's been too much going on for me to pick colour schemes for certain rooms like people sometimes do. Plus, that's not really my style anyways. So I narrowed it down to just a few. I'll share the choices at a later date, but here's a hint: think "light, airy & neutral". 

One thing I'm really excited about, aside from having more space, is finally putting together the baby's room. It was quite neglected here. This is about as far as we got:

Well, there's more to it than the above. But not much. The room still served as a guest room, the crib was never set up {because it only arrived a few weeks ago}, and to be fair, baby girl sleeps in our room at the moment. I'm still a bit sad that I never had her room set up here the way that I wanted, but  I'm looking forward to making a special space for her in our new home. 

That pretty much sums up life around here lately.
Oh, and baby snuggles. Lots of baby snuggles.

Posts of the Past: Summer Edition

Here are a few posts from summers past that you may have missed out on, or that you may find worth viewing again.

  • Thinking of having an herb garden this year? Here's some herb garden inspiration that I can't get enough of.
  • Plus, here's a look at how simple it is to make one of your very own. I'm hoping to get one ready for our patio within the next week or two. 

  • Have a small balcony or deck space? Here are a few great spaces with ideas on how you can make it function well for you, all while making it cute too! 
  • Last summer I made our balcony a nice little place where we wanted to spend time. Check out all the details here.

Happy Monday! 

The Sun is Out!

It's been rainy, foggy, and not very warm in these parts; but, the sun is out today and has given me that little extra boost. You know what I'm talking about? So, while we are still adjusting to life with a new baby -- who is now two months old (!), by the way...where does the time go?!?! -- I thought it would be fun to share some summer inspiration. It's the perfect day for it, the sun is out and summer is just around the corner!

  • I love the light & airiness feel of this bedroom. Not to mention the pops of turquoise-y teal! It definitely feels like summer in the space. Check out the rest of this bedroom over at The Shabby Creek Cottage

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  • Beach-y blues & grays are always a favourite of mine. Especially this time of year.

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Just a few lovely summer-y things to inspire you to get your home in summer mode.
I know I'm definitely looking forward to warmer sunny days!
Happy Thursday!

Just Checking In

It's been a while so I thought I'd check in. I've been a bit busy lately, but all for good cause! One month ago today our little girl was born. We are loving just getting to know her and settling in as a family of three. 

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I'll be back (hopefully soon!), promise!