Holiday traditions are always a fun thing to hear what other families do differently than yours, to hear about similarities, and to get great inspiration from completely out-of-the box ideas. When it comes to Christmas, I have got a boatload of traditions that I want to keep going, but this year felt like the perfect year to get a little crazy and do all the hosting before baby arrives. And of course, we kept our little ornament tradition alive!
View Full Post “Christmas 2018 – Keeping Up With The Holiday Traditions”
When it comes to choosing to be parents, you’d think you’d have more time and focus when it comes to getting ready for baby to arrive. Nope. You let time pass by thinking you have so much left, and then it hits you that you’re over 30 weeks in, and have less than 3 months to go to get everything done! View Full Post “Getting Ready For Baby”
I will let the photos do most of the talking on this one, but we are very proud of this shed that we helped my dad build, and we truly made it feel like another room in the house. Well, from the outside anyway–the inside is unfinished and just your garden variety of utility shed. It’s got dirt, planters, shovels, and will eventually house a patio set if we ever buy one, ha ha.
So what you would never know from these images is that the majority of the wood used to build the actual shed, not the outside (siding & shingles) was actually re-purposed from my uncle’s deck. View Full Post “We Built A Shed!”
Holiday traditions are always a fun thing to hear what other families do differently than yours, to hear about similarities, and to get great inspiration from completely out-of-the box ideas. This year was the first my partner and I spent together as husband and wife, and in our new home. When it comes to Christmas, I have got a boatload of traditions that I want to keep going, but this year felt like the perfect year to just do ‘us’, before the family and children come into play. And of course, we kept our little ornament tradition alive! View Full Post “Christmas 2017 – Favourite Holiday Traditions”
Our adventure to reupholster vintage chairs began so we could have beautiful and unique chairs to sit upon at our wedding reception’s sweetheart table, and it was a roaring success! And let me tell you that when I say vintage, I mean super authentic and really old! How old, you ask? Check out the ‘cushion’ that we found beneath the fabric! Yep, that’s straw! And yes, my dad helped and supplied the power tools…
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Every family has traditions, whether they be holiday related or not. One of the most interesting things in a new relationship is finding a way to combine those traditions together, and create new ones of your own. Since our families live so far apart, we find ourselves hopping back and forth between them, leaving very little time for ourselves and to come up with elaborate new traditions. We started small, and for our first Christmas together, we decided that instead of spending a ton of money on potentially useless expensive gifts for each other, that we would put the money towards saving up for a down payment on our future home, and buy each other an ornament for our Christmas tree instead. Christmas 2016 was no different! View Full Post “Christmas 2016 – What Are Your Holiday Traditions?”