After rigorous research and many days visiting sites, we have finally settled on the location of our first family home! We are ecstatic, as in today’s market in this City it has been very difficult to find the perfect home. I mean, it maybe isn’t that difficult if you’re just looking for a home and aren’t picky like us… but we had specifications that had to be checked off before we agreed to anything.
A few of the main factors on our list for the perfect home were location, size of lot, size of house, floor plan, and price. Since we already own a condo, we had an idea of what we want and don’t want in our next home. Of course, I’m sure there is a difference between a stand alone home and a condo, but at least we’re not completely new to owning our own place.
So far, we have visited the site twice and honestly both times it has looked exactly the same. The construction won’t start until early 2018, so not much will change anytime soon… but it still feels so exciting to see our future home location even if it’s just land!
Anything and everything F L O R A L!
I just can’t get enough; I could buy all things floral, all of the time! If it wasn’t for my husband, I think I would literally have floral everything – understand that it’s not that he won’t let me, because he literally has no limits for me, but it’s because I am a good wife, and won’t do that to him!
Well, as mentioned in an earlier post, on my recent trip to the UK, I stopped into one of my favourite stores; Cath Kidston! So, what did I purchase? HA! What didn’t I purchase? Everything in that store is so tempting, its unbelievable!
After circling the store, about three times (and I visited maybe, 5 different Cath Kidston stores, and continued this routine in each store), I finally decided on a few items:
- Classic floral mugs
- Mint floral soup bowls
- Bright floral breakfast plates
- Floral bento box set
- Owls and Flowers iPhone case
- pretty flower travel mug
- body lotion and hand lotion
I’ve recently taken interest into a new theory: H Y G G E !
“Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word that is a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. Hygge is about being present enough to recognize and acknowledge an act, moment or feeling when the ordinary feels extraordinary.” – quoted from Hygge House
I love how positive and realistic this theory sounds! This is exactly what we need to turn those “normal” days into extraordinary ones; to turn monotone weeks into fresh chapters.
I am currently in the process of researching this theory deeper, and am pretty sure I will have lots of posts and comments to make on this topic!
If you have any advice for me; which books to buy, where to find more information on this topic, or if you have experience or knowledge on this topic, I look forward to hearing from you!
I have always wanted a vintage teacup/mug collection, and recently, I have started fulfilling that dream. We recently received a few vintage English teacup sets; all with different patterns and designs, and I have completely fallen in love. These pieces are the official start to my vintage collection. Above, you can see a snapshot of a few of my newest additions!
During my recent visit to Europe, I made a few more mug purchases – I just couldn’t resist the pretty floral and polish folk designs!
While in the UK, I of course had to stop in to one of my favourites; Cath Kidston, and of course purchased a few more peices – a few mugs, soup bowls and plates. All of these items of course floral explosion!
In Poland, I stocked up on all things Polish Folk – but thats a whole other post. I have to share with you all of the wonderful items I bought with my beloved Polish Folk prints!