We Are Moving!

July 7, 2014

Yes, you heard that right.

We are moving.

 No where exotic. Just 2 streets over. We didn't buy a house, even though our current landlords offered us the house again at a lot lower price than last year. But we decided we did not want to renovate this house as we are not in LOVE with this house. We have been watching the real estate listing, but realized that we aren't sure we want to sink over half a million into a house in the suburbs when in 2 years nothing is holding us to the high school catchment area anymore. So we have decided to rent until our youngest graduates high school.  It buys us time and hopefully time to save up more. As homes are so darn expensive here.

The new rental we are moving into is a bigger home, bigger yard and is being partially renovated! Hardwood floors, a white kitchen and open and airy! Can't wait to decorate. They are painting the interior and exterior of the house. I may have to repaint as I am not sure it is a colour I want. It's neutral but just not me. Can't wait to show you photos!!!!

And for some strange reason they are leaving the wallpaper in the powder room, think music sheets and violins all over the walls! First thing to go...

I will miss the gardens at my current home. It took me 6 years to get them where they are, and I love them. The new place has way more garden space and the current landlords pulled everything out. Now there is a blank slate. They asked me what I wanted, even told me if I want to go buy what I want and plant it, they will pay me back! I like that. 

My son is happy we finally have room for a trampoline...but he is almost 16. Do you still need a trampoline at 16? 

I get to spend July purging, organizing and packing! And now I hope I will have more to blog about!

XO Barbara


  1. That's great you're going to be so close to your old home and yes on the trampoline!!

  2. That's awesome news Barbara - it sounds like you've found a great spot! And I think you're right to wait for something that you truly love :)

  3. Sounds like a great move! I guess youre never too old for a trampoline! I'd like to jump on one :)
    Good luck with the move and unpacking. I hope your new home brings you years of happy memories. xo Nancy

  4. Yay! Nothing like a new space to get your creative juices flowing. Lucky you to find a place that has renovations going on!

  5. Exciting! Congrats and it sounds like the landlords are really cooperative! Good luck with the move!

  6. Hi Barbara,it is exciting time for you,I can feel the trill!I have experience with trampolines and I would not recommend it to you,it is an eyesore in the back yard for esthetic people,that takes a lot of space,damages the grass underneath and very heavy to move around when is time to cat the grass.This year is the first summer the trampling is not up and I am loving it,because I can fully enjoy my elegant garden.I hope this tips can help you make up your mind.

  7. So exciting! Congratulations Barbara!

  8. So happy for you! I can't wait to see your new home in person! xo

  9. I can't tell you B how happy I am for you. It's been a struggle for a long while for you but holy moly ..... how exciting to have a home that you can actually have fun decorating!!!! I look so forward to seeing it soon, even if you're not done with it. Totally agree with you ...... music sheets and violins wallpaper is not cool.

  10. That's so exciting! I know that you'll love it so much more than where you are now - sounds like we'll both be in the midst of packing/unpacking, decorating, organizing! We just moved in today - lots of work ahead!

  11. You're never too old for a trampoline! :-) Congrats on the new rental house - sounds like a place where you'll have lots of fun doing the decorating thing :-)


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