Cup of Jo Featured Our Small House !!

 All Photos by the amazing Brit Gill

All Photographs by the superb Brit Gill

Nonetheless cannot imagine our condominium was featured on Cup of Jo this week. I’ve learn her weblog because the starting. Her weblog has seen me by means of so many levels of life… climbing the company ladder, being a brand new mother, small dwelling with youngsters within the metropolis. When she messaged me about that includes our dwelling I nearly fell over! Then I instantly messaged a number of girlfriends who I do know love her as a lot as I do. Probably the greatest elements of this course of has been listening to different folks’s tales of the time Joanna re-shared one in every of your images, or left a cute remark in your Instagram, or really helpful a restaurant to you! I am unable to think about what it seems like to the touch so many lives by simply being sincere, considerate and utilizing your platform for good. Anyway, to Joanna and Stella and the COJ group thanks for making my week, (I imply month!) by together with our little household in your lovely, inspiring and inclusive area on the web.

Click on right here to learn the put up if you have not but.

I used to be a bit overwhelmed by all of the questions so I took a breath and thought I’d attempt to reply as many as I can right here.

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SEAFINCH SAYS…
Lovely place and great household however I’m completely perplexed, the place are their garments?

I feel this query confirmed up plenty of instances. Our closets are fairly boring and never photogenic and tough to {photograph} (awkward angles). Within the image above you possibly can see the child’s closet on the finish of the eating desk. It is truly designed to accommodate a small dwelling workplace however we now have been utilizing it for the child’s closet since Theo was born.  I am going to try to do an replace shortly. It’s typically messy but it surely does operate for us. We attempt to maintain youngsters garments to a minimal however piles of garments to offer to pals once I see them subsequent appears to make the closet messier than I would like.

To the left within the photograph you possibly can see the nook of our grasp closet. It fills your complete west wall of the child’s room. The doorways have been eliminated by the earlier homeowners and we put in flooring to ceiling curtains. We additionally eliminated the bulkhead to get essentially the most top our of our closet. The closet got here with an organizer and we added an extra Ikea Pax wardrobe. The closet holds all of Trevor’s and my garments together with our two file bins and a few miscellaneous storage. The miscellanous storage consists of one tote of child’s garments I’m saving from Theo or pal’s hand-me-downs for Mae. One tote of footwear, seaside towels and a few paintings we can not seem to half with. Our closet is way from good and tends to turn into a dumping floor for issues I must take care of however have not discovered the time but. As our common dwelling area has turn into more and more purposeful and arranged I must give attention to our closets now to ensure they’re utilizing each inch successfully and never storing issues we do not want! Once I accomplish this I am going to try to do a earlier than and after for the weblog!

DIRK SAYS…
I’m left questioning is what the neighbourhood is like, the outside and the locale.

We dwell in Mount Nice, Vancouver and adore it!. It is simply south of downtown Vancouver. Right here is a put up I did lately about our favorite spots in our neighborhood. Come go to! Years in the past we additionally lived in Kits (Kitsilano) and nonetheless adore it there. We have additionally been preserving our eyes on the Hastings Dawn neighborhood, and want we lived on high of Le Marche St George.

MICHELLE SAYS…
They like to camp. WHERE DO THEY KEEP THEIR CAMPING EQUIPMENT. Inquiring minds need to know.

I answered this on my Instagram however determine I ought to tackle it right here as properly. Now we have our Westfalia that we park in our parkade at our constructing. We retailer our tenting gear in there. It’s kind of of a threat as parkades can get damaged in to on occasion. However it’s a threat we now have to take as we now have no area for our gear in our dwelling! To see extra of our tenting adventures try the class Ferdinand the Van.

KARIN SAYS…
My solely query is doesn’t this setup lower into their intercourse life (much more than having 2 young children would usually do)?

Wow. Guys, I do know I open myself as much as this by sharing a lot of our life on the web. However the ins and outs of our intercourse life will not be one thing I will probably be stepping into except you might be coming over with a bottle of wine, ahaha.

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NAT SAYS…
Love this! Particularly the genius hook on the entrance door for the Bugaboo – the place is that from?

That is our Stroller Buddy hook. It is actually helpful. I wrote about it right here.
 

I’ll save addressing the negativity surrounding Vancouver’s housing marketplace for one other put up as this put up is simply going to be about our dwelling and what a thrill it was to be featured on my absolute favorite weblog! Thanks for all the sort and supportive feedback. And to anybody who mentioned that Cup Of Jo and my weblog are their favourites… I died!! I’m not on her stage by any means however so honoured to be included in the identical sentence! When it comes right down to it, I share about our life, dwelling small within the metropolis with youngsters, to indicate that it’s doable and whereas, imperfect and chaotic and maddening at instances, it is also great!  

Additionally I must shout out Trevor for placing up with my loopy, and pals Tina, Lori, Veronica, Erin (and extra!) for listening to me discuss this home tour for weeks, serving to me wrangle the children in an effort to get images of the area. Additionally know that is our dwelling “photoshoot” clear and doesn’t appear like this on a regular basis! Keep in mind to not decide your individual area based mostly on Residence Excursions or Instagram Photographs!!

 

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