Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Wednesdays are our days off. Today we went to a pumpkin patch.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Four Boho Book Shelving Ideas

(Source: Pinterest)
Happy Monday. It's windy and cranky here on my end and I'm happy to be wrapping up the remainder of the day at home. In my last post, I shared the wicker bookshelf I found at Goodwill. Here are four shelving ideas I've been drawing inspiration from for how to decorate. 
Next stop : my favourite plant store to buy some hanging indoor plants for the top shelves. 


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Home Update - The Entryway Shelf

Hey guys, long time no chat! Since last writing on here so much has happened. Shay and I moved into our new place a little over two months ago and life has been hectic! We moved in with barely enough things to fit two car loads and so the journey of buying pieces and decorating has been a long one. I've honestly been so focused on putting together our little place that I thought it was about time to share some parts of it. Home decorating is something I'm insanely passionate about and it's my little secret obsession. I'm lucky enough to have a partner who has similar taste and we both really enjoy making this new apartment feel like home. 

I wasn't sure where to start so I decided to begin with what you see when you first walk in.  Shay and I are both very savvy when it comes to saving money and we've actually been diy-ing a ton of things for the home. I love the vintage wicker/rattan trend and incorporating wooden pieces into the home as a boho touch. I've been looking for pieces on etsy or even furniture shops and some of these are a couple hundred bucks which isn't in our price range right now. We're both young, this is our first place together and we're not in any position to be spending a couple hundred on anything at the moment so every week or so I go to our local Good Will and literally do a walk in just to scope out their furniture section. I keep an open mind when I go to secondhand stores and look at any piece with the idea of repurposing it. 

Last week, I did my usual drop in and saw this incredible wooden book shelf priced at only $15. I bee-lined to the cash register, paid right away and then squeezed this big guy into my Prius. I drove it home and pulled it into the apartment, taking at least ten 2 minute breaks before finally getting it through the door. This thing's pretty heavy but it's amazing and sturdy. I just saw so much potential and for fifteen bucks, it would have been ridiculous to leave it behind. 

So now our little entryway nook has been filled. The beautiful wicker book shelf frames its corner and is empty for the time being. We don't have too many things and I don't like to buy random nicknacks just for the sake of it so the shelf will be filled over time with memories and definitely some hanging plants. I've been on pinterest looking for inspiration but I wanted to share this awesome find and see what ya'll think. How would you decorate this shelf? Do you like the wicker/rattan trend?

I'm going to start posting more about our home and sharing images or DIYs. I'm excited to just brain dump some of my thoughts on here and it'll be awesome to document the journey along the way. Looking forward to sharing the next ten months of this apartment with you all. 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Have A Move In Date

It's currently six in the morning on a Saturday and I'm waiting for my first shoot of the day to come by. Today's going to be exciting. We're climbing to a location and it's going to be more of the kind of photography I've been wanting to do lately so I'm actually in a good mood this morning.

I don't think the reality of this week has hit me just yet but to sum things up, Monday we found out that we weren't accepted to either of the condos we'd applied to. Tuesday was melancholy and seemed hopeless. Wednesday we opted to decide to go look at an apartment building in town that had a few places available as we hadn't really considered complexes yet. That same day we applied for an apartment and were declined. Ahhh, the time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning was probably one of the most anxious of my life. The apartment building offices opened at 9:30 and after calling them a handful of times at 9:30 on the dot, we had a meeting that afternoon. Apparently something went wrong with the online portal and we were accepted. So suddenly Shay and I were looking at a lease agreement and we have a move in date. 

July 25th. That's exactly twenty-five days from today and I don't know what to think about everything. We got a place but it also happened super fast and sometimes when things go that way, I worry that we didn't think things over enough. 

Here's my thought stream: 
Did we settle for a place because we weren't getting accepted to anywhere else? Should we have kept looking? We wanted a two bedroom and now have a one. The rent doesn't include utilities and wifi and hidden fees; will we survive? Is our relationship going to be different? 

Two years ago I moved into this place, my place and it's been my safety zone. I love it here. It felt like the first place no one could kick me out of. I was never unwanted in a place I paid alone. It's small and falling apart but if anything ever happened, I knew I'd have a room to at least sleep in. Is it scary moving in with Shay? No. We've practically lived together for two years now. We've never had to run away to sleep at a different places but we always had the option to. 

So there's a lot of thinking going on. There's a lot of anxiety and preparation and I just want to start packing up and getting all this over with. I'm excited, I'm happy we found somewhere and I'm relieved that we'll have a place for both of our things for once. We have a garage to work out in, we have a bedroom to close the door to and we have a huge kitchen that I've always wanted. We also don't have a couch or a table or chairs and we have two mattresses and two kittens. What an insane series of days and this month is only going to be crazier but honestly, I'm moving in with my best friend.

I'm moving in with the man of my dreams. I still feel so much for one person and it's never a settling feeling, there's always more to us. There's always new things I notice or experience or breathe and he's always making me realise how easy and beautiful it is with us. 

So yes, it'll be goodbye to my little small place off the side of the road but it's also hello to the new beginning and our real first place. I wonder what next week is going to be like. 

T minus Twenty Five Days. 
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