As we’re prone to be from time to time, we’ve been conspicuously absent from the blogging world for the past few months. The excuse is the same as always, we’ve been busy, and mostly with things that aren’t particularly interesting to blog about.
That being said, we did have one BIG change while we were offline, and that is that we moved. Into the city. The exact thing I said less than a year ago we were in no hurry to do. I’m allowed to change my mind. So there.
While our commute was bearable in the summer, when traffic was light and conditions were good, the winter was another story. By December, long work days paired with 3-4 hours a day of driving, often in dangerous conditions and bumper-to-bumper traffic, was leaving us burnt out and lacking in any sort of social life. We were done.
Within a couple of weeks of deciding we were going to ‘start looking at other options’, we found an apartment in the heart of our favourite urban neighbourhood, and we fell completely in love. The apartment was tiny, but gorgeous. Full of cool architectural details, high ceilings, big windows, and hardwood floors. It had a big, sunny balcony, and was full of natural light. It was on our favourite street in our favourite neighbourhood, close to our favourite restaurants, our favourite Farmer’s Market, and most of our friends. The landlord had excellent references, and the other tenants in the building (it’s a triplex) seemed awesome. We knew an apartment like that wouldn’t last, and we knew we’d kick ourselves if we didn’t put in an application, even though it was only our first day of looking at places.
A week later, we got the call that the landlord had picked us out of all of the other applicants. In mid-January, we moved in.
Nearly three months later, we’re still giddy-happy with our choice. The apartment suits our style perfectly, and I still find myself smiling every day when I get home because the happy, colourful decor brightens my mood. We adore the neighbourhood and walk everywhere. Our landlord has proven to be just as awesome as his references suggested he would be. The other tenants are lovely and friendly. It takes us 10 minutes to get to and from work. It’s perfect.
And now, we want to share our tiny new home with you! Here’s a few photos of our happy new home when it was still a blank slate, awaiting decoration:
And here’s a few now that we’ve settled in and decorated!
We love the bright natural light and pops of colour everywhere. It’s such a happy place to come home to every day! Hopefully we’ll have many more adventures in this new place to share with all of you. We’ll try to blog a little more regularly through the summer months!