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Week in Review

2015 April 18



Happy Saturday, friends!

We’ve earned this one around these parts. We are in the thick of selling our home and making decisions about the new one and it feels like we’re in this constant game of “hurry up” and “then stop and wait” and the back and forth is fun and unsettling and exhausting all at once.

I guess most big changes in life are like that.

We are on the right path and hopefully we can wrap everything up in a pretty little bow in the coming weeks and move onto the pure excitement phase of this chapter.

I am obsessed with flooring right now and have learned more about wire brushing and wood finishes and adhesive options than I ever thought I would…but we’ve (almost) finally made our decision and I am sure it’s going to look beautiful.

I just really want this new home to feel calm and comfortable and stylish and light. I want it to reflect who we are now as a family, how we have grown and evolved and built our lives. How we live day-to-day and how we relax at the end of it. I want it to feel like a true sanctuary for our whole family and to fit our needs and to inspire us everyday. I want us to look around it and feel proud of everything we have accomplished and feel excited for all the memories to come.

No pressure at all. Ha.

In the meantime, Little D is officially celebrating her birthday this weekend. She wanted to do a sleepover with three girlfriends but I felt like our house was too small and too busy with Kai lurking around to do it properly. So I got us a room at a nearby hotel so we can do the sleepover in style. It’s surprisingly more affordable than most of the parties we’ve thrown her through the years and I am sure the girls will enjoy the pool, pizza and movie marathon. We will see how mama does…

Some other things I loved this week:

This viral campaign started by a teacher in Denver is amazingly powerful and makes you think.

This kind of sums up my every day right now.

My girl Sarah looks impossibly gorgeous in these bright lip colors for spring and now I want to go out and buy every one.

We’ve been living on a lot of take-out lately and my beloved menu planning ritual has taken a serious hit…but as soon as I get inspired to get back in the kitchen (hopefully very soon for all our sakes!), this is the first dish I want to make.

A must-read for all you writers out there.

Finally, don’t forget to enter my CanvasPop giveaway over on Instagram, friends. It’s a good one. And a special discount code is in this post, too. Trust me, their mosaics are the perfect accent to any happy home…and we can’t wait to hang it in ours.

Have a great weekend. xx

4 Responses
  1. Kelly permalink
    April 19, 2015

    Hi Raluca,
    Hope the sleepover goes well and that you’re not too exhausted! Maybe you should bring a friend and have backup and an adult sleepover too 🙂

    I was just wondering if you’d ever write about moving to LA from Montreal, starting over in a new city and making friends as an adult. This past year, I’ve moved to London from Montreal and am struggling a bit and would love to hear how someone else survived it too!

    Kelly xx

    • WWGD permalink*
      April 20, 2015

      Hmmm – let me think about that! Will try to pull some thoughts together for you! 🙂

  2. April 21, 2015

    Good luck with the birthday party. Sounds like fun!

    Good luck with the house decisions too! We’ll be making some soon, as we start to work on remodeling/redecorating parts of our house.

    • WWGD permalink*
      April 21, 2015

      Thank you! Good luck to you guys, too! Remodels are huge!

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