MY FAVOURITE READS FROM THE WEEK
Happy Friday friends! How was your week? We jumped right back into to all the Fall routines and activities around here this week, which made the week fly right by. It only took two days of school for Carson to start pulling the blankets over his head in the morning and ask if he could stay home – he LOVES his teacher and really enjoys spending time with his friends, but this kid is NOT a morning person and getting his butt out of bed and ready for the day ahead has always been a struggle. It doesn’t seem to matter how early we get him into bed, getting out of bed is always the worst part of his day.
I’d hoped to have more progress updates around the house to share with you all today, but instead of tackling all the things, I’ve been spending most of my time sitting in the study planning our our renovations writing about it all to share here on the blog. At least I’ve had good company.
We did manage to get the little office off of our living room all unpacked and set up finally. It’s not perfect, but at least it’s functional. Not surprisingly, seeing it all set up, got the design wheels turning for this space. That night I was already flipping through moody paint colour chips and shopping for new lighting and an area rug (here’s the one I ordered up if you’re curious). I’m going to resist the urge to cover up that white stripe where the built-in desk used to be and wait to pick a new paint colour until our new rug arrives. At least I’ve got lots of yellow and green around the rest of our main floor to paint over in the mean time.
We also got a couple of IKEA closets built to make our temporary bedroom space a little more comfortable (read more about that here) and Brady and his brother got our old oven (original to the house!) swapped out for a newer version that will hopefully be a little more reliable with its temperatures. I don’t plan on keeping the wall ovens when we renovate the kitchen – it was hard to justify spending the time and money to replace these when I know they will be temporary. But, I also know it’ll be a while before we make it around to the kitchen renovations and I’ll be glad to have something reliable to use in the mean time.
We’ve had so many of these little projects to do around the house just to settle in, even just for now. It’s been frustrating to have to spend so much time on things that I know are just temporary, but thankfully the list is getting shorter by the day and I’m hoping we’ll be able to start working on our primary bedroom and ensuite renovation soon (you can catch up with my inspiration for it here)! #wishusluck
On the blog this week…
And now, here are my favourite reads from the week…
My favourite reads from the week…
Really enjoyed reading through these 5 tips to embrace vulnerability and lead a more authentic life. At a time when we are bombarded with everybody’s best moments, I feel like it’s more important than ever to encourage and embrace more authenticity.
9 Summer-to-Fall rituals to help you find joy in the season ahead.
I cannot wait to try baking up these cinnamon apple scones (especially now that we actually have an oven that works!).
5 tips to help keep your dishwasher in tip-top shape. I do numbers 3 & 5 regularly, but hadn’t really thought much about tip #4.
The sentiment in this post resonated with me SO much. I’ve been feeling this pressure more than ever since our move.
Here’s the Instagram account I just can’t get enough of this week.
I finally finished up this book, I really enjoyed it! Just downloaded this one onto my Kobo (it’s my favourite way to borrow books from our library!) – the reviews sound really good, so I’m excited to dive into it.
Wishing you the most lovely weekend! Let me know if you have any fun plans in the comments below!