Friday, October 16, 2009

Our "Prairie" Home No Longer???

It seems that a big change will be happening soon to my little family.
Jeremie and I always have planned to move back to Ontario after our lease was up on the house we were renting.
We would rent a UHaul truck and make our way through Canada in April. That was the plan anyway.
One thing I've learned very well since being married is that no matter how much I plan, rarely does it happen that way.

A week ago we received a "Happy Thanksgiving" phone call from my family in Ontario. It was a nice chat and it reminded me again of how much I miss my family and cannot wait to celebrate with them again.
I was surprised when my Mum told me that Cory - my brother-in-law, wanted to chat with me.
We haven't chatted in a while, and normally our "hello's" are sent through my sister to him.
But happily I agreed to chat.

Cory told me, rather convincingly, that Jeremie and I would save money if we moved down at Christmas instead of waiting for April.
He listed a whole bunch of reasons that sounded good to me, but, of course, Jeremie would have to hear it too.
So I put Jeremie on the phone with Cory, never thinking that just one week later, we'd be all set to move to Ontario in just a few short months.

Everything seems to be falling into place, it will be work and I cringe at the amount of packing I have to do - but it'll be all worth it when I climb onto that plane knowing that I won't have to return to Alberta after just a few short weeks.

Jeremie and I prayed, talked to parents and to Jeremie's sister and her husband, who share this house with us. Everybody saw the logic and sense the move made.

I am simply on pins and needles waiting for December now. I never thought I'd get what I really wanted for Christmas - to be with my family again, and start putting down some roots.
We have work to do, but it will all be worth it in the end.

All this talk about moving back to Ontario and being able to really "settle" has inspired me to start thinking of my own home.
I came across this book in the Library.

It's a beautiful decorating book, full of bright vibrant photographs. It's such a unique style, but fit me perfectly.
I have always loved the retro/vintage/antique look, but never really knew how to combine with my own love of country decor as well. In this book, Robin Brown - the founder of "Magnolia Pearl" interior designs, takes you on a guided tour of her own home.
I was in heaven! She talks about 'layering beauty' and not being afraid of too much colour. How brocade, silk, lace and velvet can all be used in the same room and bring it together beautifully.

She designs from the heart and is not afraid of being proud of what she "loves" even if not everyone else shares her opinion.
It's very reminiscent of the Victorian style of "clutter" but more refined.
This book also gives some great "How to's" like tea-dying lace, how to make a carpet Mosaic on your wall and how to distinguish between junk and treasure.

I hope to incorporate some of those techniques into my own home.

Well I better go, lots to do and it seems like too little time in which to do it.

~ Jenny


Niki RuralWritings said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As dad said "it's official, it's on the blog"!

God moves in mysterious ways!!!
Love u

Lady of the Manor said...

Wonderful News Jenny! I was listening to a news report the other evening on the television. The had a big feature story on the fact that we desperately need more skilled and licensed trade workers here now and companies can't get enough skilled people - so I don't think Jer would have any trouble getting work. As a side note, that book you talk about, MB & I had it out from the library about a week or so ago, I can so see how you would just love it. So many interesting idea's. Hope your snow has melted and you get a few more days of sun. Margaret

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Jenny!! I'm so glad you found my blog! I love Magnolia Pearl's style too ~ so carefree and beautiful all at the same time!! I'm so glad that you are getting to move closer to your family...have a wonderful week ahead!! xxoo, Dawn

Irene said...

God does work in mysterious ways as your mom said He wanted you home so low and behold He inspired Cory to show you the way. Praise God cannot wait to see your smiling faces soon.

Love Aunt Irene