Friday, October 28, 2011

a little look

Our apartment isn't 100% done, but I was excited to post some pictures of what we've done so far.

I'm really indecisive and kind of a perfectionist, so I've been changing things daily. I know the walls are still a little bare, but I need to order some more pictures and maybe do a few more crafts that I have stored on pinterest :). What did the world do without pinterest?!

You'll notice in the pictures that Liv is in a toddler bed! Woo hoo. I found it at a thrift store for $14. I wasn't convinced I was even going to get her a toddler bed, but for that price I changed my mind. She's been doing pretty well with it. My goal is to not lay with her and bedtimes are way easier than naptime. It's a work in progress.

Speaking of works in progress...potty training. Liv has been spending a good amount of time in her "panties", but she isn't in them 100%. She hasn't quite figured out that feeling of having to go. She tends to pee a little before saying she has to go and then peeing in the potty too. I suppose I should be thankful that she is catching herself. I'm not rushing it, but I'll be happy when we can't get rid of the pull-ups.

Ok, on with the pictures...I'll update more on Liv in another post!

mantle. I covered the canvases with fabric (idea from pinterest)

close up


Pat picked out our couch...I'm super impressed. I covered the ugly pillows that came with the couch though.

another view

The tray was another craft of mine


This will be a photo wall when I get more frames...chairs were bought off of Kijiji, covers from Ikea and I covered the pillows.

Dining room

we needed this, because we literally have 2 drawers in our kitchen. No room for a junk drawer.

I love this napkin holder. I found it at Winners on clearance.

curtains from Ikea.

I thrifted the mirror and re-painted it navy.

bathroom


The potty is such a nice decorative touch no?

Liv's room!

once again...that will be a photo wall eventually ha.

Liv's bed.

Her mess of a closet...Need to remedy this situation
So there is our mini tour, when I'm ready I'll add pictures of the kitchen, den, and master bedroom. We have a random couch sitting in our den now and when that is moved, Liv's kitchen is taking it's place...It is a huge distraction at naptime, or what Liv thinks is tea time apparently.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

update from the southern side

Well, we aren't exactly in the south. In fact, we are very far North, but we are South of Canada.

Liv and I took another flight together, one in which she puked all over me, again. It's lovely really. So we sported Toronto T-shirts around the Toronto airport and smelled slightly pukey for our second flight. I went to the pharmacy here to ask for recommendations on what to give Liv for our trip to Chicago and our flight home. The pharmacist recommended benadryl, so that's what we'll try. Hopefully it solves our problem.

Speaking of Chicago, Liv is beyond excited to see her Auntie Dani. She asks us every time we get in the car if we're going to "acago". It's really cute and when we head there next week, she'll probably be too excited to sleep :).

I was in a wedding last weekend. Mike and Kira's. I have known them since college and we all worked at the same restaurant/bar together. It was so much fun to see them and everyone else. I love seeing friends that I haven't seen in a long time.

I'm getting antsy to get back to Calgary though, seeing we moved into our apartment less than a week before we flew here. Pat has been doing a good job though. He bought a couch....not the grey one I had originally wanted, but he has good taste so I like it. I'll have to take pictures once we get home and settled.

I've known for awhile that Liv is going to be a princess for Halloween, it was just a matter of which one. One day she was watching Aladdin and I asked her if she wanted to be Jasmine for Halloween. Of course she agreed and if you ask her what she's gonna be she says "Jasim".

 I had been collecting things here and there for her costume. I bought these little slippers and re-vamped them to match her costume. I also had bought some pants, which my mother cut apart and used as a pattern for the new pants she made....omg, this costume is amazing. Liv loves dressing up, so Halloween is going to be a blast this year. My mom is a much better seamstress than I, so I'm glad she wanted to take on the challenge. I am making my newphew, Jax, a costume though. He's being a burglar...I have everything to make it, now I just need to find the motivation to start.

Some random pictures that I've been collecting on my camera and been too lazy to upload...
Kananaskis, the view from where Carolyn took Liv camping.

lounging ha.

we went to Spruce Meadows to see some horses...waiting for our friends



Liv and Gaga Lisa

holding her Lily

Her daily bandaid request.

a little help from papa.


thrilled obviously.