Adulting, Sensibly

Wednesday Oct 11th –


A trip was taken to the ‘big city’ and our first stop was ‘Jysk’, where I went about purchasing a couch.


Now, I know you are all thinking, ‘Hold up, she bought that red antique-ish couch I thought?!’.

She did, but in the excitement she didn’t measure it or really take into reflection that the comfort level was rather low and the cost to buy chalk paint rather high, as well as the risk levels 😬

It hurts deeply to say that no, I won’t be repainting it and yes, I’ll probably have to put it up for sale.

Being a sensible adult, isn’t the most fun thing I’ve ever done πŸ’πŸ»


I love it so much and I can just picture it now, in all of its turquoise/peacock-ish blue glory… but I can’t justify the risk for the cost/comfort.

RIP to my dream of having a jaw dropping statement piece of vintage furniture.

Maybe I would have been to vain about it so that’s why it couldn’t be 😜


So a sensible, comfy and size appropriate piece has been purchased and I do like it as far as non turquoise/vintage couches go πŸ˜‰ 


Look out accent pillows, here I come 😎😜

After that, it was many a store pursued and many ideas gotten.

I loved this Moroccan/boho bench that would have been perfect for the entry/shoe area, but I couldn’t justify $300 on a rarely used bench, so a DIY version may be brewing on the back burner of my brain now πŸ˜‰πŸ˜



A partially golden knife set was chosen as an anniversary gift from Mom and Dad 😊




Mystic Java was the place to stop for some refreshment and its location amidst some taller, schools building and the like, made it feel big city ish indeed.



The interesting wood slab and concrete tables and counters made it pleasing to the eye inside as well ☺️

Our drinks were not the most thrilling we’ve ever drank as much as I hate to say it,  though they were two of their cold varieties so the warm ones could be a whole other story πŸ˜‰

If I lived around there I would totally go back just to relax/internet/visit etc. with the pleasant atmosphere.





More shopping.

More not finding any clothing and actually needing some, as I’m realizing some winter items must have been left in Holland and the weather here is quickly changing to that requiring layers 😬

A pair of ski pants were found for the husband at Costco though 😏😜

Its like preparing a child for winter, as he has no snow things so the whole shebang will need to be gotten, gloves, toque etc.


Poutine from the same place made up our supper during the drive back home and our day in the city proved tiring as always.

Maybe not a whole ton on my side accomplished, but many an idea was gotten and those don’t even cost money πŸ˜‰


Thursday October 12th –

Most of what occurred on this day was house reno stuff.

I got some more boxes ready to load up and take over to our place and then once there, began the task of washing all of the kitchen cupboard drawers and doors, so that they could be installed.

Mike worked on trim upstairs and Mom came to help and by help I mean she scrubbed out our stove😬

As well as patched trim.

(The house is coming along smoothly and many a little thing has been making a big difference, but I almost think you’s can wait for pictures until THE BIG REVEAL, now that you’ve waited patiently this long.

I almost always have little sneak peeks up on the Jemstory instgram story though, so if you are ultra curious, check in there πŸ˜‰ )

 Mom then made us all a tasty supper of roast, gravy, corn and roasted potatoes, which the others all enjoyed pre going out to play pickle ball, which has begun again at the hall right close to our house πŸ˜πŸ“

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

2 thoughts on “Adulting, Sensibly”

  1. I actually rrreally like the couch you bought!! But I can imagine the pain having to give up some furniture that stole your heart πŸ˜‰ and yep I’m waiting for the BIG reveal! πŸ€—πŸ€—

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