Friday, 30 December 2016

2016 in review

Wow.
I can't believe the year is already at its end. What with all the celebrity deaths this year, I think a lot of people are excited for 2016 to be over but to me it seems like this year positively FLEW by!

I've decided to just take some time and share with you a brief recap of my year (since this blog started). These will be a small list of my favourites, most popular, etc. So strap yourselves in for the recap of a lifetime!!! (...ish)



Most Read Post:
July 31 - First day at the new house

First time entering the house when it actually belonged to us!
I'm not 100% sure why this particular post got the highest ratings in terms of readership but I suspect it partially had to do with the fact that the hunt was actually over and there was such hope for good renovation content!

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Back at it!!

First, let me just say I hope you all had a very merry Christmas this year! I know I did!
Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year and I was totally and completely bummed out that we couldn't be in our house to celebrate.

One of the 6 Christmas trees that I decorated this year.
This is my sister-in-law's mother's tree ha ha!

In hindsight it was probably a good thing we weren't because we wouldn't have had much time or money to do Christmas right there (I have big plans for decorating next year!! I promised my neighbours that they wouldn't have to look at such an un-festive house during the holiday season ever again!)

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Sometimes, you're just an idiot

We did something dumb.

Or rather, we DIDN'T do something smart. Or if not quite to the point of smart at least correct. 

Have I lost you yet?

Let's start from the beginning (this is me pretending this is a much more exciting and long-winded story than it actually is). 

When we bought our lovely house, it came with two metal gazebos in the backyard. The kind that have fabric coverings to provide sun and rain protection. This was amazing for me. 

Kind of like this. Except our cover is beige and we didn't have the bug netting up.

If you don't know me... here is everything that you need to learn: I. Hate. Summer.