May 26, 2014
Hey guys! Apologies for the loooong radio silence but moving really kicked my butt, in a big way! Honestly, if I never have to sort through another drawer or closet, I’ll be totally happy! We’re still settling in but are absolutely loving our new townhouse and it already feels like home. To tell you the truth, I’m actually totally surprised by how much we really do love it here, considering what a big decision we felt it was to downsize in the first place. Even though it’s smaller than our last house (a rancher), living in a split-level feels like we have so much more personal space than we had before. Something I honestly didn’t expect was how much more freedom the kids have here in our new complex…it’s like a giant cul-de-sac for them to run wild in and they’ve already made a tonne of friends! We’re all loving the myriad of trails and hiking paths in our new neighbourhood too…I’ve been walking up a storm! Now that we’ve got the basics in place (i.e. closet organizers, etc) I’m finding myself a little slow to be motivated in the decor department but hopefully showing you some “before” pics will get me hustling. Here’s a little glimpse of the main floor of our townhouse right before we moved in:
It was completely renovated (we’re talking down to the studs) before we moved in so it’s a clean slate and ready for some personal touches. Brad’s already been busy and built custom closet organizers and garage storage (so awesome) so now it’s up to me to make things look pretty 🙂 I’m trying hard to use what we already have (although I am on the hunt for a great new couch…slim pickings though!) and it felt so awesome to purge the clutter before we moved in. I’m feeling a little hesitant to decorate though, which is odd for me, but I guess I just want to get a feel for how we actually “live” in the space before setting up house. Can any of you relate? I’ll keep you posted on each room as we settle in and you can always keep tabs on me on Instagram in the meantime. Talk soon!