Our Wood Home

Our Wood Home: January 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

painting

Surprisingly, I love painting.  Not on a canvas or anything (I'm a terrible artist), but on walls or furniture.  Our home was already painted in neutral colours (minus the bathroom...that's already been blogged about!) but I wanted to add my own touch to it. 
Our ceilings are sloped so that makes paining the walls pretty daunting.  But I really want to paint our bedroom and eventually the other bedrooms!  So I decided what colour scheme I want for our room (some creamy beige colour with white.  I found an amazing patterned paint roller that I'm going to use to apply a wallpaper-like finish to one wall) and David suggested we paint the dining room if I want.  I'm actually so excited about that because I had dreams of painting my dining room dark brown with a mustard ceiling.  Mind you, that was before we bought this open concept house...after a brief conversation and staring at the dining room from several locations we decided that painting the walls would be alright even though you can see the dining room from all places on the main floor. 
Even though all the walls in the main living area are all the same nice beige colour we think dark brown would look so nice   (Four of our dining chairs are a really nice brown-black colour and the other two are a beige and brown zebra pattern :D).

I'm also trying to convince David to let me paint the kitchen cabinets too, but convincing a man to paint wood is no easy feat!!   Our house has a lot of wood (floors, ceiling, trim, stairs, kitchen, etc...) and our cabinets are looking a little dated since the house was built in 1988.  The are solid wood and I think they would look soooo nice in a buttery-cream colour.  Fingers crossed I can convince him!

We are planning to paint this spring once the weather is warm enough to keep the windows open all day.  Although, with the way winter has been so far we may be able to paint soon!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

why I love my husband...

I found a great post over on Happy Wives Club on keeping a list of why we love our husbands.  I personally have a mental list that I'm always adding to but how awesome is it to see the list in black and white for everyone to enjoy?! 

Obviously I love my husband or I wouldn't have married him! 

Here are some of the reasons why...

  1. he's supportive of my dreams and goals
  2. he always encourages me to do what I love
  3. he is always willing to help with the dishes (even though he doesn't really like it)
  4. he always thanks me for making him dinner
  5. he will try whatever concoction I make without hesitation!
  6. he knows when something is bothering me...
  7. ...and knows when to pester it our of me or leave me alone!
  8. he makes me feel loved
  9. he always remembers special occasions in our relationship
  10. he (usually) doesn't stop me from telling a story I've told him several times already

Why I Love My Husband



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technical difficulties...

It's been a while since I posted because I've been having problems uploading pictures to my blog.  I'm not sure how to fix it but I'm working on it!

I have a whole bunch of new pictures I really want to show everyone, but for now I will just post some plain old words.  This is a post about our house.

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I love my house.
We started looking for a house in the summer of 2012 (our wedding was October 28, 2012) and were very excited.  It was our first house so everything (from mortgage pre-approval to actually signing the offer) was a new experience.  We saw over 40 homes and quickly became discouraged because we didn't see any we really loved.  Actually, there was one we really liked because it was decorated well, had an amazing hilltop view and had a finished basement.  Buuuuut, the layout of everything didn't make sense, the deck was questionable and it was a pretty small house.  We saw another one but it needed too much work and was too expensive.  The second last house we saw was nice but the basement wasn't finished and it was kind of out of the way...we actually took our parents to see it on the same day we saw the house we bought.
We saw 'our house' on August 23 and I suggested we make an offer.  David smartly said we should take some time to really think about it so we did...three days later we made an offer.  To make a long story short, all the paperwork was signed and the Sold sign went up on September 4.  If you're interested in the long version, you can read about it here on our wedding blog. 

We really wanted a home that was out of town and considered rural.  I grew up in a rural subdivision where the nearest town (with more than a grocery and liquor store) was a 30 minute drive and I loved it.  David grew up right smack in the middle of a fairly large town and was looking to buy something with more property.  Our house is about 35 km East of where we work on an acre of land.  Our backyard looks onto a field and our house is set back far from the road.  We still have privacy but are able to get to know our neighbors. 
We are right between 2 small towns that have grocery stores, hardware stores, liquor stores, banks, drug stores, etc.  One of them has an elementary school and the other has a high school. 
We have a house that is big enough for just us but will also be big enough for a family.   We have a nice yard and the neighbors we met are really nice. 

Our house has some little 'quirks' that we will address soon enough but it's warm, dry, and safe.  It has a kitchen for me and a bar for David, so we're all good:)

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