Latest from the Blog
Hi there! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend with your family and friends. I swear that I was smelling summer yesterday morning when I was taking my dog out! It smelled fresh but summery and I could feel the morning mist on my face. Only a little detail that was missing was the warmer temperature but not too much actually. Our early summer mornings up in the mountain are a bit chilly. But this was the first morning this spring that I felt this way. We are so close to summer!
But back to the Easter recap – I don’t know about you but in my case I can’t even look or think about chocolate for a good while! Well, ask me again next week 😀 But at least for now I’m so full and I feel like I can go the rest of the year without it. Eating chocolate was definitely planned 😀 But the rest of our long weekend didn’t go quite as planned. Ok, first of all we didn’t plan to do anything. Which turned out to be a big mistake since my hubby’s work took over the whole Easter. As much as it would be nice to stay home sometimes, there’s a risk that comes with it… At least I feel like it’s playing with fire. This is our number one reason why we take off so often even for just a quick overnight getaway. But despite the circumstances I tried to relax as much as I could. Usually when I’m home alone I start cleaning and doing laundry etc. but this time I decided to hold off and really try to do nothing. Well you know how it goes, it doesn’t take much to turn the long weekend to feel like a regular weekday with a load of laundry or having to run any errands. I just wanted to be.
But don’t worry it wasn’t all bad, we got one of our friends to stop by during the weekend and we played a board game for good 5 hours 😀 And just what the doctor ordered we got a glimpse of sunshine two days in a row which was oh so welcomed. We went to our front yard to take pictures of the beautiful cherry trees. These trees were humming loudly since they were full of bees. That’s why my dog keeps looking up in one of the pictures.
Anyways last weekend was a good reminder that things don’t always go as planned. What a bummer but I’ll live! It was also a good reminder that planning ahead this could have been avoided 😀 Overall life is full of surprises! <3
Enjoy your week!
Good morning lovelies! I hope your week is on a good start. It’s the Easter week! Are you guys already fully prepared? I haven’t done much to be honest. I took a couple little Easter decors out of my super organized storage (thanks to the KonMari book :D) and that’s about it. Although I probably get a bouquet of tulips before the weekend. Another thing that I haven’t even started planning yet is the Easter weekend menu. And that’s definitely up high on my to do list. Maybe today even. I’m also hoping that the weather would take a turn for better so that we could do a hike or two during the long weekend. It’s been raining sooooo much lately. And not just little rain but pouring almost every day!
Well, the good thing with this soggy weather is that I’ve got so many things done around the house. After the crazy KonMari spring cleaning process I was painting our laundry door this week. Apparently I’m doing laundry so aggressively that our laundry door was full of scratches and black marks! 😀 I gave it a couple of coats of fresh paint and it’s like new again. I’m trying to be careful for now on.
I have some other walls as well that needs to be painted again.. and I’m wondering if I should just do it and get it over with or should I make my husband do it. 😀 hehe. But it usually means that it won’t happen as quickly that I would want. I’m not suggesting that he’s lazy 😀 He’s just so busy with his work that things like these need to be planned in well advance. I could do it .. but you know I kind of want to paint my nails instead 😀
Also, in hopes of warmer days I’ve been updating my closet with some new spring and summer clothes. Last summer I cleaned out my closet so good that I can’t even recall what I wore 😀 Probably nothing… But now I should be well covered.
Here’s an update of what’s been going on 🙂 A little bit of this and that – nothing out of ordinary. Wishing you lovely Monday!
Pictures are from the weekend
Good morning! We are finally getting a little break from the rain. I feel like it’s been pouring non stop.. well, at least a very long period. But at the same time I see a lot of signs of spring and the cherry blossoms are finally starting to bloom!
I know things have been silent here in the blog. I have been busy with life in general and last week when I got the KonMari book in my hands. I read it right away and started my little “spring cleaning” process last Friday.. Well I finished that on Tuesday. I went through the whole house! I mean every single thing. Even the garage!!!! I have never ever cleaned like this in my entire life and never have I been putting stuff out of the house with such a harsh hand. Not even when we have been in the middle of a move.
First of all I really thought that I would be throwing a couple of DVD’s away with some non working pens and old make up. Little did I know. The whole KonMari experience was eye opening for me. It opened my eyes to the useless stuff what we have been dragging along with us for years. You know things that are in good shape but haven’t been used in years. Or things that are broken and “I’ll fix it some day”. If that “some day” hasn’t come in the last four years, what are the odds that it will come in near future. Plus I didn’t even know that I have it aaaand I don’t need “that” anymore!
My husband keeps saving old t-shirts for house renovation projects but he always forgets to wear them when he’s painting etc. My weakness is candle holders, paper napkins, towels, linens, shoes, different flower vases (you name it ) that I have been storing forever. All these not so little things have been eating our storage space. But I have to say that the kitchen was the hardest for me to clean and I’m breathing into a paper bag even when thinking about it. It’s been such a rollercoaster of emotions going through all this and I’ve been so mad at myself of letting things go this bad even though I thought that I didn’t have a problem at all. You know I just need a bigger closet and more storage space 😀 HA
I would recommend this book to everybody. Neat person or not so neat and everyone between. This helps you go through everrrything around your house or apartment. And it helps you to really think about if you need all the things you have or not. Maybe someone else could use it instead of keeping it sitting in your closet. Or if this and that brings you joy anymore. Donate and recycle have been the key words here in the past 5 days.
But after going through all that I feel like I got control of the house back and it’s not the other way around – trying to control the chaos. Now I know where everything is and it’s all in order. It’s just easier to do everything around here for now on.
This turned out to be a book review after all 😀
Last but not least, as I mentioned I’m starting to notice the spring in outdoors in the past couple of days and I’ve been bringing it inside too. Little pastel coloured things here and there. <3
Good morning from foggy Vancouver. I hope you are having an amazing week so far! Guess what… About that KonMari thing when I asked if I should get the book and read it. After I posted my last post my Mom emailed me and asked if I’ve heard about her! She has read the book and got so inspired by it and now she has been putting her house in order. 😀 She didn’t mention whether she read the first book or the latest one. Still waiting her to reply and I’m on my way to get mine.
I decided to give a little update from my tiny little office space. I have really enjoyed having the office set up back in its place. Our dog likes it too… you know, it’s exciting to hang out in new and different rooms! 😀 She keeps interrogating me until I let her go onto the guest bed. It’s funny really, because she can get to the bed (usually our bed) by herself when we are not home or around.. But when I’m in the room she’s expecting me to give her a lift. She is so spoiled!!! And of course I’m not mentioning the fact that she’s completely lost if her favourite blanket is not on the bed. But after we get through all that 😀 she likes to hang out and take a nap behind my shoulder on the bed and once in a while keeps her eye on what I’m doing.
I have one little wish that I would like to change in this room now, but I can’t and won’t since the space is limited. And that is the chair! It’s perfect for the space because it’s transparent and it doesn’t make the space between the desk and the bed feel and look crowded. But that said it’s not too comfortable for long sitting sessions. Well the good thing is that it forces me to sit in a good posture. But after a good while I notice myself getting restless. I would definitely like more of a cozy and soft armchair instead. All and all I’m super happy with this set up. It has made my life a bit easier 🙂