I love our house, neighbourhood, and city. It was a thrill to move into this space after living in a 2 bedroom apartment with our first baby. I was instantly in love with every room in the house except for the kitchen. When I first moved in, this is what I thought about this particular room,
a) these peach walls have to go (and they did)
b) this floor is hideous and will be difficult to keep clean (partially true)
c) ugliest cupboards ever
d) what a terrible design, there is no traffic flow
e) not enough storage
f) wouldn't it be fun to remodel, knock out a wall, change everything
I have to say that I have been on a bit of a journey since moving to Ottawa. I realized after 3 big moves across the country that "stuff" is overrated. If I can live with less, I will. I have been on a minimalist path, simplifying my home, life, and even relationships when possible. To me, a minimalist lifestyle is living only with what you find to be essential. This, of course, is different for every person. I also did a year of not buying any clothing. It was a freeing, eye opening, and wonderful experiment. Because of this journey, my once horrible kitchen now seems beautiful to me. I painted the walls a bright happy chartreuse (one of my favourite colours), I painted out the wood portions on the cupboards white, I got rid of a lot of stuff, and I bought a piece of furniture to further help with the lack of storage. I now think that I would probably never remodel because I would rather spend that money on other things.
Also, check out my card tree which makes me smile because it showcases recent cards and notes from lovely friends and family.
For anyone under the age of 20, first, I am surprised that you are reading my blog actually. Second, that green contraption on the left is called a CD player. They used to be a thing. I mostly use it to listen to CBC Radio 2, my all the time music station. I am an old lady in my heart.
So apparently, letters go in horizontal lines and numbers go in vertical lines. This is the work of my 2 year olds. They are obviously geniuses. I spray painted the magnetic letters because I can't live with primary colours everywhere. This is not a circus or a daycare, although it often feels like both!
Ever changing artwork display featuring my children's work. Kid art is the best!
Not too long ago, Husband said, "our lives are not very glamorous. Especially yours." I think this is true. I also think that I am okay with this. There is great potential for my life to increase in glamour once I am not helping 3 boys with their bathroom times... so until then... I will enjoy where I am at, and keep making great memories in my adorable unglamorous kitchen.