20 July 2017

Goal Check-In

Ok, it's goal check-in time. We're halfway through 2017 (what?!) so I thought now would be a good time to check-in on my new year goals and see how things are going. Because, what good does it do to set goals if you never check in on them?

I've posted the goals I wrote out for the new year below (see original post here) with the updates on how I'm doing with them in purple. I know you're on the edge of your seat, so here we go:

29 June 2017

Our New House (Part I)

If you missed it, or you're just catching up, we bought a house! I've promised new house photos for a while now and today I'm finally sharing some. After some busyness, along with some sickness, and then some travelling, I finally had time to snap some photos of our new (to us) place. This will give you a glimpse as to what our house currently looks like: semi-unpacked & just moved in sort of thing. I don't even have things on the walls yet since we're hoping to have some painting done in the very near future (the brown walls have to go!).

The house is split level, so when you enter the house you can either go upstairs or downstairs. Today I'll give the upstairs tour (kitchen, living room, dining area & entryway - I'll share the bedrooms & bathroom later). *Disclaimer: these photos aren't styled, nor are they the prettiest ;)

Alright, here we go...

21 June 2017

What Summer Is

It's the first day of summer and we're welcoming it with open arms at our house! It seems it's been rather dreary and cold this spring, so here's hoping for warmer and sunnier days ahead.

Summer is...

+  Sunshine
+  Beach days
+  Coffee (iced coffee!) on the deck
+  Strawberry picking
+  Later evenings
+  Ice cream & popsicles 
+  Day trips
+  More time outside
+  Evening walks
+  Bonfires & s'mores
+  Laid back days
+  Lemonade
+  Vacation
+  A warm breeze
+  Watermelon
+  The smell of sunscreen
+  Flowers & freshly cut grass
+  Days at the cottage
+  Camping & hiking
+  BBQ's w/friends
+  Farmer's markets & fresh produce
+  Picnics
+  Flip flops
+  Sunsets

Summer is everything lovely.
What things are you looking forward to this summer?

19 June 2017

Deck Garden Update

About a month ago I shared the start of our deck garden, so today I thought it was time for a little update on the progress. For all the details, you can get up to date here. Other than having a small little herb garden in pots during the summer, this is my first time attempting to grow some veggies and so far things seem to be going ok. To be honest, it's going better than I thought and I'm quite enjoying the whole process.