a new mailbox for a new home

century-old-homeHi everyone! It’s been two and a half weeks since my last blog post. How are you? I truly do miss you all.

Life has been very hectic here on the prairies. We have since moved into our new home, and I have begun my master’s program. My schooling is pretty intense right now, and I find that I have to turn my phone off during the day just so I don’t have any distractions. It’s the only way that I can get my schoolwork done and take good care of Remy. I’ve certainly been running on fumes over these last few weeks. However, it’s for a good cause, and so I really shouldn’t complain. :-)))

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetWe’ve had our share of ups and downs at our new home. Perhaps I should call it our old home though, given that it’s over one hundred years old. I love its size, its character, the fact that every room needs to be renovated (some of which we’ve already started), the neighbourhood, and so many other features. I mostly love how we can grow into it over the years. Moreover, Remy finally has a bedroom!

Processed with VSCO with se3 preset Processed with VSCO with a4 presetI thought that I would introduce our new home with something so simple like the purchase of a new mailbox. Boring, I know. However, it focuses on the front of the house, which is fitting for an initial post.

Processed with VSCO with se3 preset Processed with VSCO with a4 presetReally, I just wanted to check in with all of you, and to show to Big Green as well. Maybe next year we’ll be calling it Big White With The Metal Roof And Red Door. Who knows?

See you soon!

<3

Emory

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I chose to keep this dress in my closet until I had a special event to attend. Summer ended, Halloween came and went, as did my birthday, Christmas, New Years, and husband’s birthday. Not once did I take it out to wear it. Then, of all things, I watched Miley Cyrus’ video. Not the one where she is naked on a wrecking ball, but the one where she is at a party, having a good time, and not giving a damn. That was when I decided to go up to my closet, put on my dress, and have an impromptu photo shoot while I wore it. Do you know what? It was my best yet. My dress and I were liberated, and “we can’t stop”.

Emory

P.S. Tomorrow is the birthday of my beautiful niece, Olive. Happy birthday, cutie! I hope that your parents spoil you rotten! <3<3

little green’s staircase.

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when we first bought little green, the stairs to our master bedroom consisted of what we called a ‘sladder’ (staircase/ladder). because they were so steep and narrow and without a railing, we limited our trips up into our bedroom. whatever we needed for that day, we made sure that we would bring it down in the morning. it was always an adventure getting up in the middle of the night, and more than once our feet would slip and we’d have a small heart attack as we would grab onto the wall for support! are you surprised that these stairs (and our roof) did not pass our home inspection? we weren’t!

now the construction of our stairs was another matter entirely. when we finally did find workers to do the job, they assured us that it would only take two weeks. four months later, and nowhere near completion, we fired the contractors and got the help of my brother to finish the job. thank goodness for handy family members! he taught us how to add, mud, and patch drywall, install baseboards and trim, and build a railing. we gained about 4 feet of wall space, a closet, a unique landing, a longer and wider staircase, and a bigger opening to our loft. the end result is nowhere near what we originally wanted, but i love it just the same.

do you have any construction horror stories that you would like to share?

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what i bought.

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striped peplum tee .

i have a question for my family, friends, and followers. how do you do your online shopping?

recently, i have been buying more and more through etsy. while i generally find clothes priced more inexpensively on ebay, i am coming to realize that the quality of items and the service is much better on etsy.

that being said, when you find a new and very trendy shirt on ebay for the price of two coffees (with free shipping), a seller’s friendliness  is probably low on your list of expectations! bonus? it is incredibly cute in person and even cuter when it is worn. :-)

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this is why i will forever be an ebayer. hello deals!!!

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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