Oh the joys of moving house. You spend days and weeks finding the perfect home to buy or rent and get your heart-broken when things just doesn’t work out. After the stress and the tears you finally find the home that makes your heart flutter and you just know it’s meant to be. Then comes the wondrous moment when you can finally seal the deal with a flourish of a pen and a pristine new cheque. All the sudden this wave of relief floods over you and you tell yourself that the hardest part is over.
Well. It isn’t. Nice try.
Where is the time going? The summer is practically over and I’m not ready to go back to class. Maybe I’ll feel a little bit better about the whole thing after I get this moving process over, but for right now I’m ready to put on the breaks, and enjoy the sun. The whole week felt pretty uneventful as I spent hours packing and talking on the phone to complete the boring yet vital ticks on my to-do list. But of course, splashed in between all the craziness, I did manage to have some fun.
I’ve mentioned before that I love watching vlogs, and said that I wanted to start vlogging on my 101 Things in 1001 Days post. Well, here is my first attempt! Adam and I took a little hike in Herring Cove last night and watched as the sun set over the ocean. It was so beautiful and although I wasn’t planning on filming anything when I brought my camera with us, I’m so glad I pressed record! I just had to capture the beautiful evening lighting. So. Here it is! A little summary of our hike and relaxing evening set to music.
We are back in Halifax! It was such a bittersweet ending to a wonderful trip home. On one hand, I’m happy to be home but on the other hand, I already miss my lovely Toronto friends and family. My friends in Toronto inspire me and make me so proud. Over the past few years everyone has come so far, and I love catching up with them to see how they’ve grown into incredible people. I am so blessed! This weekly post is going to be a combination of the past two weeks because I missed last week (sorry!). In my defence, I was on the road and spent the whole week packing up. But enough of my excuses… Let’s explore all the wonderful things that made me smile recently.
If I could spend every evening flipping through interior design books with a cup of tea in hand, I would. Reading always pulls me into a different world no matter what book I pick up, but I always feel like I’m being immersed in my own personalised dreamland when I crack open a design book. Over the past few years I’ve been slowly picking up the books on my (ever-growing) wish list and am so happy with my current collection!
I love finding unique vintage pieces to bring into my home because they add so much depth and character. Aberfoyle Antique Market is by far my favourite place to look around and is always on my list of things to do when I get to Ontario. The atmosphere is lovely, the people are always so kind, and the treasures are endless (and the prices are great!). I had been anxiously waiting to visit all year round, and was over the moon when my Aunt Pat agreed to go with me last Sunday.
As I mentioned in my last post, I recently went to IKEA! I always have to much fun shopping there, and every time I publish a post about homeware, I always seem to mention IKEA. I may have a slight problem…
The reason why it’s such a big deal to me, is because we don’t have an IKEA in Nova Scotia! The closest IKEA is about 10 hours away which means that I only get to go once a year. This is probably a good thing because I really have to plan what I need to buy when I go, and usually don’t end up walking away with too many impulse buys.
I’ve had a really nice week. It’s my last full week here in Toronto, and as much as it will be nice to go home, my visit to Toronto has been so amazing and I don’t want to leave just yet. I’ve spent the week seeing friends and family and trying to make the most of the last few days I have here in my favourite city.
My friends and family know that I have a tiny little obsession with Kate Spade… I was browsing the website a few weeks ago and came across their Cameron Street Mini Candace purse. Obviously I fell in love and am now a proud owner of this blush and burgundy beauty! My lovely mom was kind enough to bring it with her when she came to Canada this week and I have been staring at it ever since.
I’ve come across a lot of “101 things in 1001 days” posts lately and really love the idea of setting a deadline for your bucket list so that these things actually happen. These goals are supposed to be realistic which is why I’ve only chosen to write down a few big trips that I plan on going on, or have been planning for a while instead of just listing off all the countries I hope to visit (which is an incredibly long list).