Wednesday, 7 January 2015

New Year and a New House!

Hey Friends!

So I know it has been a little while since I have sat down to filled you in on life and my misadventures. This past  month has been a bit of a whirlwind! But the holidays are over and we officially closed on our house. Now I am finally taking a breath and sitting quietly with a cup of tea - so let's get caught up shall we!?

We officially signed on the dotted line for our new house on Dec 20th and we took possession on the 31st. So it made for slightly busier holiday season than usual. In between family get-togethers we were packing, planning, and getting ready to move to the burbs.

I was/am ridiculously excited about this move and all things home décor, so I often found myself up at 5:30am cruising the internet for paint colours and DIY projects. I have always been a bad sleeper, but all of this house excitement took things to a whole other level. Combine that with the craziness that is Christmas, and you have a very tired Krysten. I definitely struggled to stay awake until Midnight on New Years Eve.

But being able to show the house to the whole family on New Year's Day was definitely one of the highlights of my holidays. My sister was home from Halifax until Jan 3rd, meaning everyone got to be there for a champagne toast in our new empty home.

It was an emotional day and got a little teary eyed seeing everyone together. We have had a wild couple of years. So celebrating the start of the new year in a new home felt rather serendipitous. Hopefully it is a good omen for the year ahead.

We have our apartment until February, meaning there is technically no real rush for us to move in (*aside from my overwhelming excitement*). So we are planning to do some painting and renos while the house is still on the empty side.

We demoed a couple of wall this week and really opened up the main level. I have never broken anything on purpose, and it has secretly (not so secretly now) been something I wanted to try. So I was excited to help Shane (our friend and super-hero contractor) knock some stuff down. The change is pretty drastic already and I will share all the progress pictures with you as our epic home project progresses!

I hope you are all having a fabulous start to the New Year!
Happy 2015 Friends!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,