Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lots going on these past 2 weeks and so much more to come!

We finally moved out on our own!!! It's been a little over a year of living with family and friends but we've finally bounced back and have our own apartment! It's really an amazing feeling and its SO nice to have our own stuff again. We've been unpacking all week and we keep finding little items we forgot we owned.  it's awesome. : )

Dodgeball starts back up tonight. I'm excited to have my team back minus 1 player. The games have been moved to Wednesday night and it just doesn't work with his schedule : /  luckily we might have another couple join our team which would bring us to the official ratio of 4 guys 2 girls. I'm working on having shirts made up before mid season. I'll post a preview of the design as soon as I have one worth posting.

Starting this week we're taking a small business coaching course on Thursday nights. That's right, we're looking to become our own bosses! It's something we've wanted to do for a while now and we've finally come up with an idea that might take us exactly where we want to go. I'm not mentioning too much just yet because it's something that isn't in the area and we don't want competition just yet! lol  Again...once we get started I'll bring you in on the big secret!

thats all for right now...;

Thursday, January 12, 2012

we got it!!!

we got the apartment! I cannot even begin to tell you what we`ve been through these past 8 days and it`s not even over with yet! we`re signing the lease at 6:30 pm and we can move in this weekend. now we have to figure out how to get our things.....long story and i`ll explain once we`re settled into our new place!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

waiting game...(updated)

this waiting game is killing me! the landlord is running a credit check and lee says that they don't run credit unless they're interested in you and usually only do it if:  A we're first in line for the apartment or B the first guy didn't pass his credit check and we're next in line. I don't really care which one it is as long as we end up with this place. i can't seem to think about anything else. it's seriously consuming me.

I made Julia Childs Boeuf Bourguignon today. When I need to stop thinking about something...I cook. It came out delish and the wonderful thing about this recipe is that it's actually better the next day! So, dinner tomorrow is set  :)

This is the 7up crate we bought. Isn't he awesome?!?!

i love thrifting.

we have a couple of apartments to see today. 1 is again in the desired area and the other is in THE HOLY GRAIL aka Old Quebec. I've wanted to live in Old Quebec for EVER and the only reason it wasn't an option is because parking is either expensive or impossible. Well, the apartment we found actually has parking and for a very decent price! I'm excited!

Anywho, this post is called I Love Thrifting. We went to 5 of best thrift stores around us and came out with some awesome finds. We found a cute little garlic terracotta garlic holder for $1, we found this really cute wooden dining room set for $90 (it's on hold for us) and we found a stove for $75 (apartments don't come with appliances) at another thrift store we found THE COUCH!!! she's gorgeous and everything I hoped for. We didn't buy her yet because we're not sure if we got the first apartment and it might be too big for anyother place. We told them that we were very interested and if anyone came to buy it to call us and we'll come and purchase it ahead of them! (sneaky sneaky). At 1 of the other places we found this awesome 7up antique crate. Other than it being a cleaning project it was in pretty good shape. Lee and I looked at eachother and because it had no price walked up to the counter. We asked the teenager (yay!) what the price was.....she looked it over.....looked it over.....and then said the magic words .....$5!!!!! We bought it right there. It's so freakign cool and was a breeze to clean up. We now have 2 awesome antique crates and hope to add to the collection over time.  :)

so yeah... I love thrifting. end of story.


Saturday, January 7, 2012


So, some things have come up and we're leaving our friends home sometime this month. It's obviously a wee bit soon than expected but it's also for the best. They've been having serious problems for months and lately we've been brought into those problems more than we would like.  So, the hubster and I started looking at places. At first we were looking at renting a room because we really didn't want to have to spend so much money on an apartment. That only lasted a day. We finally realize that you CANNOT put a price on privacy!!! We found this great 1 bedroom not too far from where we're living now and the price is freaking AMAZING. It's seriously what we were looking to spend for room with roommates. There are 2 other people who are seriously interested but we're hoping that they pick us. We have a couple of other places to see today. Two of them are in our desired neighborhood but they're going to cost us a little bit more. Anywhose, we're waiting and we're packing because if they choose us, the move in date in Jan 15th! I'm insanely excited because I can finally go through all my pinterest folders and pick out stuff that we can actually do to make our apartment the super gangster apartment it can be!

 I'll keep you posted on the details 

Monday, January 2, 2012


Bonne Année!!!

Happy New Year!!!

parliament building in Old Quebec

grumpy carriage horse

my favorite place

i'm really enjoying the whole panoramic setting on my camera!

my school friend julia and her fiance freddy

julia is a face schmoosher!

our yearly photo <3