Monday, April 23, 2007

Time Flies!

So sorry to all my "fans" out there - time is flying by and I haven't had a chance to sit still and take more photos of the "mahals" progress. I've been dealing with hooking up cable/phone, paying bills and my first mortgage payment went through last week. YIKES.

Everything is looking great so far! All the furniture is in place and I've even had overnight visitors (EK, Pen and Olga). The place just a few final touches before it's officially complete. I will take pictures this week I promise! For the time being here is a picture of Esther and I at Olga's bachellorette party this past weekend - good times that had NOTHING to do with decorating :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Slowly but surely...

Lucky me, I had a week off after moving to do all the little things that had to get done i.e. buying light bulbs, groceries, cleaning supplies, a ladder etc. I also had to make many trips to the local Rona/Ikea/Canadian Tire to return items and buy more "stuff". I realize now that I have lots of "stuff".

Slowly the new place is starting to feel like home! Here are some pics of the temporary set up.

Mom and Dad really enjoy my new kitchen - I also love it :)

There is still a lot of work to do! So far the bathroom is complete except for some pictures I want to hang up.

The living room still needs to be set up properly, which will be done once I finish painting. My Mom is busy sewing me some new covers for my sofa which are going to look great. I am also waiting for Rogers (grrr) to hook up my cable so I can arrange my TV and dining table the way I want. Right now I have the dining table pushed off to the side of the living room.

But the best thing so far are the sliding window panels...they are amazing and add a lot of drama in the room. Similar ones will be in my bedroom later this week.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Moving night/day - March 26 and 27

WOW moving really stinks. I did not enjoy packing at all, and it was a huge chore. The physical labour was also very unpleasant. I'm happy to say that everything went very well thanks to my wonderful friends who helped out with my move! Featured above are Tiana and I , Dave and Dan. Cheryl was our photographer.

March 26 was a blur - I went to work and then raced around town to pick up my keys from my lawyer, then to Uhaul to pick up my moving truck, then home to order pizzas and finish up packing before my trusty little helpers showed up. It was cold and rainy, and they still came out at 8pm to help me load up my truck! What troupers!

The next morning my parents arrived from Toronto and we were on our way to the new place. Dave and I did most of the work unloading the moving truck - it was tough, but we managed to finish up in a few hours.

At the end of the day I was so happy to be in my new place, BUT it was a disaster area and I knew that it would take a lot of hard work and dedication to make it look the way I want. See pics below of the chaos and stay tuned for the gradual metamorphosis from messy to marvelous :)