Battling the post holiday funk

Battling the post holiday funk

Happy New Year friends! The holidays are behind us, we’ve said so long to Christmas decorations and lazy days. It’s a new year, and with it comes the prospect of new goals and a fresh start….right?!  Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?  Well for us there hasn’t been a whole lot of that.  Truth be told I had […]

Our 2014 PARA Blog Crew Submission video

The day we pretended to be on HGTV: Our PARA Blog Crew Submission [Video]

This is going to be embarrassing… When we attended BlogPodium a few weeks back, one of the announcements we were pretty excited about was that PARA Paints was launching the search for their 2014 Para Blog Crew.  We knew instantly that we wanted to apply because we thought it’d be fun to shoot the submission […]

Closing day - key finally in hand!

Closing day: Take 2

Every cloud has a silver lining… As you know, our closing got delayed by one day. Boo right?  We thought so too.  The upside however, is that because of that ONE seemingly insignificant day, our first mortgage payment has now been delayed by ONE MONTH! Woo hoo!!! I guess it’s true what they say – everything happens […]

Go Time! Preparing for closing day

It’s GO TIME!!

We know it’s been a little while since we blogged and you’re probably as excited to see the plans for the Dreamhouse as we are….well maybe not quite AS excited as us, but still. Its been a busy month full of settling in with the parents, budgets, drawings, quote gathering & securing finances; all while […]

Photo: Home Inspection Binder from Pillar to Post

Home Inspection

It’s been a busy couple of days. We got all of the offer paperwork signed and finalized, made a quick trip in to the bank to pick up our pre-approval letter to satisfy our financing condition, then topped it off with a road trip to Ottawa to visit a friend and celebrate the Canada Day […]

This might be the one: Finding a diamond in the rough and knowing how to see past the coal - The Dreamhouse project

This might be the one…

So after expanding our search area, we’ve found an interesting property in the West Shore neighbourhood. The house itself isn’t much to look at. In fact it probably hasn’t been updated much since it was built in 1962. Now in saying that we don’t mean the cool ‘retro chic 60s’, we mean circa 1962 textured […]

Photo: Contemporary Exterior Concept. McClellan Architects

Welcome to The Dreamhouse Project

So what is The Dreamhouse Project?? Simply put, it’s going to be our all comsuming labour of love over the next year. We started this blog to document the journey – our ups and downs, musings and random thoughts on selling our house, moving in with parents, renovations, design ideas and everything along the way […]