12/09 Our House

An Update on the House Part Two: Why adding new doors to an old house will probably be hard + now I know why trim exists

It all started because we discovered that one of the bedroom doors had a fist-sized hole on one side. We could have just replaced that door, but we wouldn’t have wanted to pick that same style one since we weren’t into it, and then having one door different from the rest of the ones in the house seemed silly so we might as well just change all of them to what we want. How hard could it be? It’s just a rectangular piece of wood that fits into a rectangular hole (foreshadowing).

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12/04 DIY / Seasonal/Holiday

DIY 3D Paper Ornaments with the Canon PIXMA TS5320 Printer

This post is sponsored by Canon.

Around this time last year I was visiting Stockholm which was an amazing time to go because the city was filled with signs of Christmas. I had come across some beautiful paper and honeycomb ornaments at a shop and talked myself out of getting them because I was short on room in my luggage, and I’ve regretted it since. As I’ve started decorating our home for Christmas this year, the memory of those paper ornaments came top of mind and it became mandatory that I make my own version of them.

These 3D paper ornaments are simple to put together, very customizable, and shatterproof so they’ll last year after year as long as you store them well. Read on for the tutorial, and get the paper template downloads at the end provided in partnership with Canon!

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11/13 Our House

An Update on What’s Going On At The House Part One: Drywall and Paint

We had a limited amount of time before we moved in to get some work done on the house, meaning we prioritized tasks that would be more convenient to do while none of our stuff was there yet, like painting. What seemed like a small task ended up being not small at all and is still going on today (we are estimated to finish this “pre-move-in” work by mid-end of November, which increases our original time estimate of 2 weeks up to 8-10 weeks!) It has been our first and thorough lesson on how projects can grow, complications happen, and budgets and timelines are merely suggestions.

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10/16 Our House

Empty House Tour

We’ve already started working on the house with some minor pre-move changes that are still going on and have become post-move changes, but I took photos before all of that to show you what we’re working with, what it was we saw about this house that made us want it, the plans we have for it both near and far, and to kick-off this journey we’re taking you with us on to discover the potential of our home.

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09/23 Our House

We Bought a House!

Our two year journey has ended (or is just beginning??) with the past 1-2 months being nuts in preparation for our move and wrought with feelings ranging from doubt to excitement- fear that something might backfire and fall through and this was all a joke and we didn’t actually get the house, and joy that this dream of ours is finally happening.

When our offer was accepted, I didn’t have much of a reaction. For a while it didn’t feel real, not until we got the keys and even now a small part of me doesn’t think this is actually happening. Slowly, then very suddenly, my emotions rained and I wanted to share about what buying our first house was like, and how much it means to us.

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