Hanging on

I gave the family room a little light refresh a couple weeks ago, not really by choice.

There's not much difference between how it looked before (as seen below in this pic from back in the Winter). But when Wren was closing the curtains to watch TV one particularly sunny morning one of the curtain rods came crashing down!! It literally ripped the anchors and brackets out of the wall LOL. So I decided that was the perfect time to switch up the curtain rods to these Sannolikt rods from Ikea that I fell in love with in New Orleans when we used them in our first episode of Big Easy Reno! Of course, I had to fill and patch the holes from the old rods and then paint the patch jobs. But it turned into a painting of the whole living room/kitchen since the patches were too obvious. We kept it the same since I still love this grey, but it just looks fresh and clean, especially in the kitchen where we've had the occasional splatter that stained the wall near the stove. It was a lot of work considering it wasn't all that dramatic, but really, it makes me so happy to see everything look fresh and bright again!

How cute/cool are these? You secure them to each other using elastics! Oh yeah, and they're only $12.99 (for some reason they were only $5.99 at my local IKEA).

It's not a super dramatic reveal, but it makes me oh so happy, specially how perfectly these rods tie in with my Normann Copenhagen block cart. Design isn't always a quick process, I actually enjoy the slow evolution of our home.

Happy Tuesday, Friend.

We Made It!

So, we've been here in the Big Easy for nearly a week! A VERY busy, fun week, and I haven't had much time to share but before I overwhelm you with beautiful pastel houses and the spirit of New Orleans for the next couple months, I wanted to do a Road Trip summary post. I am sipping on a cold bottle of Praline Cream Soda (it's heavenly!) and loading all our pics and pulled a few for this post. 

It was a 3 day drive (with 3x14+ hour travel days once we stopped for food and gas) and while it was LONNGGGGG, we had a great time and smooth sailing.


Selfie time! Wren was lucky and got to skip out on the drive since she has a few important days of school left, so we are lucky to have her grandparents bringing her down to us (and visiting us on our adventure here for a week) in just a few more days.

When things got a little boring we decided to rock a periscope, which we will also being doing frequently from set once our wifi is up and running! (click on the link on the top of the sidebar to follow along).

A cute drive in we stopped by in Great Falls


what a weirdo.


Just before we entered Wyoming we drove through this adorable little town.


More selfies, because how else do you amuse yourself for hours?


And more pretty old buildings.


FINALLY, we hit the homestretch. You know you're close once the freeway is raised up and you see either water or swamp below you.


Our little abode for the next couple months.


We are all settled in and have seen familiar faces and made plenty of new friends already, precisely why New Orleans has such a big piece of our hearts.

I'll do a little neighbourhood tour of our corner of NOLA this week. Stay tuned for lots of pretty houses and charming architecture (just like every street here, but I have a soft spot for our place in The Point).