We weren’t even going to include it on our thirty before thirty bucket list.
Do a DIY project together
We wandered through Michaels one date night browsing together, up and down the aisles taking a longer time since I had no littles hanging out of the cart. It was fun, we compared our tastes in decor and laughed at some of the more outrageous design ideas. I suggested we count that outing towards our DIY project and check it off the list.
And then, we found the ultimate project to work on together.
We bought a house!
May and most of June were filled with a flurry of phone calls, emails and discussions. House viewings and inspections and asking ourselves if we were crazy. And now there’s a beautiful SOLD sticker on the for sale sign and I can pin all the things for real now.
We’ve discussed paint colours, the house’s palette currently involves dark red, dark purple and navy all of which I love but not in my kitchen or living areas. We’ve sketched out lots of garden ideas and we have big dreams for the big backyard. The girls are lobbying for a treehouse they can live in and I want an English cottage garden along the front deck.
After renting for seven years of our married life and living in four of the ten Canadian provinces, it feels so good to put some serious roots down in this province we’ve grown to love so much.
We won’t be actually moving until September so I’ll be filling my Pinterest boards with all my ideas, figuring out paint colours and applying the KonMari method as I sort and pack all our stuff.
I’d love to hear your tips and stories about moving and home ownership!