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[30 Nov 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
House Tour: Living Room

The living room in our house is my favourite room.  It’s got a floor to ceiling fireplace, a walkout to the back yard and plenty of space.  There is so much potential in this room it makes my head spin. 
Of course right now it’s looking a little dull.  The blue carpet sucks the light out of the room.  The ceiling and fan are both low and outdated.  The fireplace was bricked with exterior bricks, and in my opinion they’re too dark for the room.  But like the foyer, this room …

Ensuite Bath, Headline, House Before, House Tour, Our House »

[29 Nov 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
House Tour: Ensuite Bath

Well, it seems appropriate to follow yesterday’s master bedroom post with a spin around the ensuite bath.  I say spin because that’s pretty much all you can do in there.

It’s small.  It’s ugly.  It’s unpleasant.  See for yourself.

The only thing worth saving here is the vanity.  Although the granite the previous home owner selected isn’t my first choice, it’s in perfectly good condition, and like I’ve said before – we’re broke.  We may not be able to make it work in this particular bathroom, but fear not, it will find …

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[28 Nov 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
House Tour: Master Bedroom

As promised, we’re back with our second in a series of many house tour posts.  Today we’re going to take you on a stroll thorough our master bedroom.  Well, what will eventually be our master bedroom. 
There is so much wrong with this room.  There are too many sconces.  The carpet is dusty rose.  The ceiling fan is dangerously low.  The ceiling itself looks like it’s straight out of a casino and the layout feels a bit out of whack. 
On the plus side it’s a good size,  there are …

Boy + Girl + Dog, Featured, Photography »

[26 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Bauer’s Portfolio

Don’t you just wish you were as photogenic as this dog?  Somebody get him a commercial already!

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[26 Nov 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
House Tour: Entry Way

Here we go.  The first of many house tour posts.  I figure the best place to start is at the beginning.  So let me take you on a quick trip around our new entry way.
There are a few things I love about this room.  I love the size of it.  There is plenty of space for more than one person to maneuver coats on comfortably without banging hands on walls or being backed up in a corner struggling with boots.  I love the curved staircase.  Although it’s a throw back …

Headline, House Before, House Tour, Kitchen, Our House »

[23 Nov 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
We Have A House!

We’re finally home owners.  It still hasn’t sunk in that we have a house of our own yet. 
 We were so excited after we picked up our keys on Friday that we popped right over to walk through it. 
It felt like we were walking through a strangers house.  I didn’t expect that.  I thought it would immediately feel like ours.  
I also never expected the previous owners to leave so much behind. 
It looked like they ran out of time, dropped what they were doing and left.   
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I think …

Boy + Girl Decorate, Headline, Kitchen, Mood boards »

[16 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Kitchen Inspiration

Can you believe that it’s already November 16?  Time flies when you’re having fun packing.
We close on our new house in two short days.
The creative side of my brain is on overdrive and I have been spending an embarrassing amount of time on pinterest and olioboard,  hoarding inspiration.
Today I put together a little bit of kitchen inspiration.

I love the look of dark wenge stained hardwood with the contrast of a warm white cabinet.
I would love to repeat the dark stain on butcher block counter tops and pull it all together …

Featured, Headline, House Before, House Tour, Our House »

[11 Nov 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
Tour Our First House

As promised, we’re back with pictures of our new house.
These are the pictures that originally drew us to the house.  The one’s that the agent included in the MLS listing.  And if after you look through the first few you don’t understand what we were attracted to, skip to the end and take a look at that back yard.  Not the pool.  The yard.
Don’t worry.  There are much more to come.  I’ll be chronicling “the before” from every angle possible and I’ll share those with you as soon as I …

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[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Look Up, Look Waaaay Up!

You didn’t even notice did you?
Our header has been redesigned to better illustrate our new status as home owners!! {What a casual announcement of our first house.}  Don’t worry, We’ll be back later to bore you with all the details.
Back to our lovely new header.  It’s a pretty seamless transition in terms of site design.  You probably didn’t even notice the change. 
Here is a comparison of the two if you don’t have total recall.
Our old header:

Our new header.  We’re nothing if not predictable.

We’re working on updating our house tour page.  Stay …