the past two weeks.


The past two weeks have been some of the most exhausting days we’ve had in months.  After two weeks of negotiation, we have sold our apartment and will be moving into the most charming little house.  It’s a big step for us, moving out of downtown (even if it is just a ten minute drive away).  We have so many great memories in this area that have seen us through every step of our relationship.  I’m really going to miss it.


But then I think of this new home of ours.  The old hardwood floors. That beautiful white mantel.  The little nooks here and there.  The lush garden that circles the yard.  This will be the home that makes up Luca’s first memories.  It will be the home of his first bedroom and first backyard.  He will have multiple rooms to play and explore in.  Enough space to keep a real Christmas tree.  And while I am so excited for every last one of these things, it’s what they will mean for our son, that makes me happiest.  Life is pretty good over here. 

xo N

no place like home.

1– Luca mesmerized by his new play mat
2– Decorative paper purchased from my favorite store in the city
for a home project I am working on
3– Truth that now occupies the wall above our kitchen sink
4– The newest edition to our already stacked coffee table,
a beautiful horn magnifier

I love our home.  It is the first apartment that husband and I 
have owned and by far the coziest we’ve ever lived in.
We’ve put a fair amount of attention and care into our space,
painting, replacing the flooring
 as well as a few other small renovations.
I find, however, it’s the little, inexpensive pieces
 {like the above plaque I found for $2.99!}
that don’t just occupy wall space but
instead reflect the love within these four walls.

Because at the end of the day, 
home is the people you love and cherish most, isn’t it? 🙂

xo N

snippets of home.

1- A few of my coveted illustrations. 2- The rustic chandelier I had to have despite husband not being able to walk under it. 3- Open bookshelves filled with prized possessions. 4- The newest addition to our living room. 5- Affirmations kept visible on our washroom sink. 6- Buddha + home of my necklaces. 7- A glimpse of the antique mirror I recently purchased + more jewelry storage. 8- Nightstand with ring holder from here. 9- The only perfume I’ll ever wear {Coco Chanel + Allure from Chanel}

xo N
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home sweet home.

We got it!
As soon as the end of this month, husband and I will be moving into a new apartment which we can finally call our own.
Very exciting times.

{Photo via apartment therapy}

The place as is is just lovely, however
I’m excited to tweak a few things and place our touch
 in our new home.

Thanks to all of our wonderful friends for your
 congratulations and well wishes 🙂
Also, some advanced warning:
posts of decor and renovation may appear
 in future blog posts more often than not 😉

LOVE!

-N.