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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Our House, part 1

Hello friends !  

We have now been in Sherwood Park for a month.

I had everything unpacked and organized within a week- minus the garage.

I've had lots of friends ask to see our new place....

So, until you all come for a visit, here are some pics of what I'm doing with the house.

To start, it was a pretty blank slate.  These images are of the main floor.  

In upcoming posts I'll show you other areas of the house and what we've done.

First, the outside of the house !

I'm pondering painting the door a bright funky colour. 

The living room is more of a sitting, talking reading peaceful space.  
My style has had to change a bit with this type of home.  In Kamloops, I had a lot of vintage finds, but they just don't seem to fully fit in this very modern home.  You'll still find them, but they are a bit harder to locate in this house than they were in Kamloops.

We added some curtains which helped soften the windows.
I've really missed the view out of my window from Kamloops, so I got a giant print of one of my favorite Kamloops images.  I took this image about a year before we moved.
I do miss the mountains and actually should have spent a lot more time
photographing and enjoying them.  
But we've brought pieces of Kamloops with us, and 
this photo reminds me of what I loved about Kamloops.
I do however no longer have the ability to sit and look out my living room window
and spy on my cul de sac buddies while enjoying the scenery, so the
photo will have to suffice.

I LOVED my dining room light fixture, so before we put our house
on the market, I took it down and replaced it with a cheap restore one.
I'm happy it came with us.  :)

The light in this house is amazing.  
But the back door had a huge kitchen window that sort of creeped me out at night
with nothing on it.
I found on pintrest a tutorial for a roman shade.  
It looked so easy.
Not so.  Mine actually doesn't work, for some unknown reason
But it covers the window, looks nice, matches my curtains in the living room
and serves it's purpose.
So what if it doesn't actually go up or down.
So what if I glue gunned it so it's up a bit.

You know how DIY projects can go.

 So to replace some of the vintage character I had in my Kamloops home, I've turned to some funky
unexpected items.
Yellow Kitchen Cow
and yet to be painted goat.

Why not?

 And last but not least, or boy who got comfortable in the home quickly.
He's in preschool again, making friends
and we are doing lots of exploring.
(Dyl's version of thumbs up)

So, this was a bit of a peek of our house.

Casa Cook is officially open for visitors.

SO COME !!!!!

Because we really miss a lot of you.

But we are happy with our new home.

We did make the right decision.

And we are happy to be back in Alberta.

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