Over the last few weeks we’ve been working on our garden space. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might know that we bought a house last summer and have been busy renovating it to turn it into our family home. I’m so thankful we got to start on our garden already, as I would love to make the most of the coming spring season. It’s been my dream to have our own garden for a long time – I’ve always just had a balcony (which has also been amazing for growing some herbs and veg) until we moved into this home. I’d love to take you along on this journey with us – we are first time gardeners and will do most of this on a DIY & low budget basis. Let’s get on our small garden transformation!
Our living room consists of a pretty basic set up of a comfy couch, a space for toys & books and a lovely rug. There’s no TV. It’s not hiding inside a cabinet or behind a curtain, we just don’t own one. This topic regularly comes up whenever we have guests around, and I thought it could be helpful to share about some reasons why we don’t own a TV + an alternative that works great for us!
A LOT of work has happened here over the last few months. After those initial weeks of demolition, ground work & pipe configurations, we got to build things back up. Slowly but surely this building site was turning into our home. Wow. There wasn’t much left of that old, smoke stained house and obviously we’re quite happy about that! Writing some details for you today so you can follow our process. And if you haven’t read the initial story, make sure to check out “Our New Home Renovation – Part I“!
It’s been a rather hectic time for our family. We bought a home, sold our old home, planned a renovation and then made that renovation happen and finally, we moved – ALL within the space of about 3 months. I’m sitting on the couch with a lovely tea and finally have some mind space to share some of our journey with you!
Life as a new mom has definitely made me more thankful for my morning cup of coffee. While I’ve never been one to drink coffee for it’s caffeine ‘to get me through the day’, every bit helps when your little one keeps you up during the night hours!
For years I’ve worked as a barista with specialty coffee. And while I love a good espresso, at home we stick to the more gentle filter brewing. With filter coffee it’s a lot easier to get a good extraction (meaning yummy coffee) with simple tools. Contrary to an espresso, filter coffee becomes better when it’s cooled down a little and brings out so much of the character of the beans you use. We love sharing a cup together on our mornings off, especially when there’s cinnamon rolls involved!