Heading Upstairs – Staircase Unveiling

The staircase, a spot small enough, you may think it doesnโ€™t require a โ€˜revealโ€™ all of its own… but in this instance, I believe it does ๐Ÿ˜œ

 


 

The few stair rails that were there, were removed, so things could be more easily moved up and down and they never got put back… eventually a stair rail attached to the wall will go up, we just havenโ€™t found one/been that concerned with it as of yet.

 

 


Mike ripped out the odd, built out ceiling, covered in the same cedar planks that had been in the bedrooms, so he could walk upstairs without having to duck ย ๐Ÿ˜œ
It was a really odd โ€˜featureโ€™ as behind it was just open, yet unusable space… so to take it away and finish the ceiling on the same angles as the rest of the upstairs walls, made for a much more open, spacious feeling.

 

The grippy strips stuck on each step for traction, were removed and then the stairs sanded.

 


 

I love the artwork that meets the eye every time we walk downstairs… I still canโ€™t find the name of the lady who painted it, but we bought it at the ‘Everything Country Sale’, the spring we moved here.

 

 

 


 

The first thing youโ€™ll see at the top of the stairs, is a little, handmade door Michiel crafted, as a cover for the attic crawl space behind the walls.
I donโ€™t like children much but I do like child like things ๐Ÿคช

 

 

Note the adult sized door to the left, for size reference .

 


 

I originally assumed Iโ€™d be painting the stairs, either white or an accent color but after they were sanded and seen with the new white wall as and grey trim, I liked the rougher look.

Mike still isn’t totally convinced ๐Ÿ˜‰

Keeping them โ€˜originalโ€™ was kind of fun too, as the stairs themselves are the only thing we didnโ€™t rip out and/or replace in the entire house pretty much ๐Ÿคช

 


 

I think the geometric light we bought in Italy, accents the whole space perfectly ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

 

Now, that part of the house is clean, eye-pleasing area… and no longer a head hitting one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Handcrafted Memory Making

Thursday Nov 30th –

My morning began with a multi grain bread.

It was thicker and stickier than Motherโ€™s usually is supposedly, so I did something amiss but after baking was completed, it tasted pretty sufficient ๐Ÿ˜‰
I hate raisins in things but bread with dried cranberries ? ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ–

 

I made cream and herb chicken for supper though the recipe was heavy on the thyme in my opinion.

 


Rice and steamed broccoli went along side the chicken and then the leftover peanut butter and pecan pies were finished off with great pleasure ๐Ÿ˜›

Our grocery order was picked up by the bro and delivered to our door that evening, the strawberries were a bit moldy but besides that, everything seemed just dandy and totally worth doing again ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

Friday Dec 1st –

After a leisurely morning, Mom and I headed to Saskatoon to go check out the Flock and Gather craft show. Continue reading “Handcrafted Memory Making”

Post Vacation Splurging

Friday Nov 24th –

The blur of what day blended into which, while traveling,ย had begun.
We actually slept for most of the longest flight, which came as a surprise to me, never having had that happen before ๐Ÿ˜ณ
It was the sleep of the sore but sleep none the less and after a couple of cat naps in Vancouver and Calgary during our two little layovers, I wasnโ€™t feeling so bad come the arrival in Saskatoon.

We were happy about the Calgary layover, as it meant weโ€™d get Chick-fil-A ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Mom had appointments in the city that coerced with our landing time, so we took a taxi to the mall to pass time, checking out some of the Black Friday deals, now becoming more and more available in Canada.
Things were seen but not bought, as the shopping mood was distant and the desire to be done, most present ๐Ÿ˜œ

Starbucks ebbed into our bloodstream and the mother picked us up and we headed home ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

 

Saturday Nov 25th –

After a long sleep, we moseyed upstairs just before noon ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Mike decided to go into town to pick up the snow blower heโ€™d ordered and to buy a light for our bedroom from Canadian Tire. Continue reading “Post Vacation Splurging”

Hartelijk Bedankt Opa

(Title in english: Heartfelt Thanks To Opa)

 

Friday Oct 14th –

 

 

Breakfast, IKEA for a bed frame Inge had spotted for us in the sale corner, Gamma for paint, apartment.

We needed paint for the bed frame as it was going to go from gray ish to gold ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

We hauled up another cart full, including our two chandeliers!

So happy we can finally utilize them ๐Ÿ˜„

Oma and Opa stopped by to check out our little place and then a bit later Opa returned to help us out with electrical stuff and some fixer upping that had to happen.

The guy who lived there before us, reeeeeally liked to pretend he was a good handy man.
Wires were hidden with plastic covers, going multiple directions, (what he considered) nifty little boxes built to hide things when really it just made it look more tacky, odd placements and lots of glue, the list could go on ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

It was Opa’s brilliant idea to get rid of the grey boards/cupboard space the same guy had built above the actual kitchen cupboards.
I knew I wouldn’t use them but I never would have thought of removing them myself.

 

Continue reading “Hartelijk Bedankt Opa”

Saturdays Are For Souvenirs

Saturday Sept 10th –

 

 

We didn’t set an alarm for Saturday and just let the sun coming from the balcony window wake us.

Mike went down and brought back some breakfast for us and then we packed up and headed out. Continue reading “Saturdays Are For Souvenirs”

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