We bought a house!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

We are excited to be homeowners!

My husband and I had been looking to purchase our first home for over a year, after looking in various cities and putting our search on hold last summer after we found out we were going to have a baby. We are so happy to now be homeowners and start settling into our new home.
The market was crazy this spring and we had some disappointments, but we are so happy with the house that we now can call our own.

There is a lot to be done in terms of updating the house, but I look forward to transforming each room and making it our own. It's always fun to see before pictures, so I wanted to share the listing photos with you and take you on a little tour of the house.  

Kitchen | Dining Room

Living Room

Master Bedroom
Main Bathroom
2nd Bathroom
Guest Bedroom

So that's it. Our little abode.
Stay tuned as we turn this dated bungalow into a fresh and cozy home.

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10 items for my 2017 "To Do" List

Friday, July 7, 2017

Being the type-A personality that I am, I love making lists and planning things out. As I look back on my previous Bucket List's (2012, 2013, 2014) it's fun to see a recap of the exciting events from the year.  

Even though we are already half way through the year, I wanted to share my list with you. There's something about sharing it that makes me more motivated to get things checked off. Some are bucket list items and others are goals that I have to start a healthier, more well-rounded lifestyle.


2017 "To Do" List

1. I was finally be able to check off "Have a Baby"!

2. Go on a family vacation: We are hoping to be able to go to Calgary, Alberta in the Fall.

3. Buy our first house: We are in the process of moving into our new home! More on that coming soon.
4. Read more: I have an ever growing list of books that I have wanted to dive into, and I think I will finally get a library card and start checking off some books this year.

5. Develop and maintain an exercise routine with my husband

6. Join a mom's group

7. Find a home church

8. Learn to cook at least 5 new meals

9. Find a creative outlet

10. Live simply: I have been reflecting on this a lot lately as we pack up our house. I am looking forward to a fresh start with less "stuff" and more focus on things that really matter. I have also been thinking about how we want to raise our family and what kind of environment we can create so that our daughter has a peaceful and nurturing environment.

What are some things you have on your To Do list for this year? What have you accomplished so far? 

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Spring Capsule Closet

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I know I'm a little late on posting this, because it's officially summer, however, I still wanted to share some of the outfits that I wore from my Spring Capsule Closet. 

At the beginning of each season I try to start with approximately 30 pieces, though through process of elimination and purchasing a few new items, I usually end up with a totally different wardrobe by the end. I am constantly re-evaluating my wardrobe so that it reflects who I want to be and how I want that represented in my clothing. Obviously becoming a mother has had a drastic affect on the way I dress, since the rules of dressing are totally different than when I worked a 9-5 job.

Here's some of my Spring 2017 Looks.
Note: Some pieces I have already gotten rid of since taking these photos since I realized I didn't like how they fit or just weren't that flattering on me anymore. (hello 30 year old post-baby body)

New purchase of the season: Boyfriend jeans 

High-waisted Dark wash jeans

Light wash Super-skinny jeans (seen here): Purged - too tight and unflattering on my new tush

Relaxed fit dark wash jeans

Striped ankle jeans

Black dress pant

"New" thrifted purchase for the season: Jersey patterned dress (seen here)

After trying out different version of the "capsule closet", I have found what works for me.
Here's the breakdown.
spring capsule closet

Shop these pieces here:

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