Saturday, 28 March 2009

Home sweet home

It's now official, Dan and I are now very poor...and a little overwhelmed. We wanted to move out this year (rent another apartment) but we didn't know that we were going to make the biggest purchased of our life. Last weekend, we visited an old candy factory (from 1908) that got transformed into condos and in less than an hour we made a 1000$ deposit. And the cool thing is that we are part of a program that advances 10% of the downpayment to people that are going to be owners for the first time. That's why we can buy our dream condo this year. We are moving in august 15th :)

Knowing that, I decided that join the "5 things group": Every week five things leave your home and are donated, sold on ebay, craigslisted etc. In my case, most of the things will be put in a box for our garage sale just before we move out. If any of you want the first 6 "Lines & Shapes" books just leave me a comment and I will pick a name next saturday (april 4th). Oh, and my financial calculator (those things are like 50$) is also available ;)

31 comments:

Ashley said...

I do! I've only seen them online, but would love to be able to flip through them in person! Thanks for the chance!
Congrats on the home purchase - it's both exciting and scary at the same time, isn't it?

Ellena said...

Congratulations, Homeowner
I love the teapot
The 5 things group is a great idea, I should try it.

Julia said...

congrats again! we are hoping to buy a house this year too, there are so many programs in the US now to encourage new homeowners that it just seems like the perfect time. and the 5 things group seems like a great motivator to clear out some stuff. i'd love the lines and shapes issues!

shellyfish said...

I'd love to throw my name in for the lines & shapes!
How exciting - my husband and I would really love to be home owners but it's just not in the cards right now. Hourrah for you both!

klovera said...

Cogratulations!! we are looking in some old building lofts here in Toronto too. It's so fun! My heart is racing...we still need to find a perfect one! lines & shapes would look so nice in your new place,but if they are looking for a new home,we would love love love to have them :P

Julia Edna said...

Congrats! I would like to put my name down for the books. I'm in Montreal, so easy for pick-up. ;)

Stephanie said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Do my eyes mistake me or is that a three bedroom floor plan - enough for your very own craft room I hope? :) Anyhow, congrats again!

I love the "5 Things" concept and want to join as well, even though Peter and I are not moving anytime soon. I have been thinking about all the stuff that we will most likely get from the wedding and where we will put it all. Better start making room for it now!

habitual said...

3 bedrooms no less! Well done and Congratulations!

Ali said...

Congratulations! How exciting.

And I could really benefit from that 5 things idea.

indigorchid said...

Oh, those look gorgeous! Count me in!

sosser said...

such exciting news! so happy for you! i would love to have my name in the hat for the lines and shapes books... never seen them in person either :) and i have to check out the 5 things group, too!

melissa said...

oh, yes please!

and wonderful news about your new place - the floor plan looks great.

hooray!

Stephanie said...

Yipee Clo, good for you, that is wonderful news.

Veronica Darling... said...

Congratulations! You must be stoked! It actually looks MASSIVE too, so perhaps you'll have your own sewing room????

I LOVE owing our home, everyday is wonderful!

Trinamac said...

What a beautiful blog.
What a wonderful offering.
I would love the "Lines and Shapes" books. It's a good time for me to jump on the "5 things" bandwagon too.

Congratulations on your big purchase!!!

I can't wait to see your nesting projects.

jen b said...

that is very exciting news. congratulations on your new home. you will have so much fun making it your own.

Jennifer said...

congrats! That's so exciting! And a former candy factory? Even better.

dream-kido said...

hello i am a fan of your blog. i also will be moving to Montreal from ny city and i was wondering if you have any advice. we a baby boy almost 2. i also would like to know more information about your sewing class, i am very interesting in taking classes. do they teach in English? i really appreciate it.
raquel

joanie said...

Wow! What fun, congratulations and here's wishing you much fun and happiness in your new home :)

sarahkeith said...

ooohh, lines and shapes! i have always wanted to check those out.

This 5-things idea is really interesting! That could only be good!

elenagold said...

i'd love to own lines and shapes! (its not possible for me to buy with my budget right now.) thank you and i really like your blog!
elenagold@whale-mail.com

painted fish studio said...

congratulations!

Rachel said...

How fun to live in a candy factory! : )

jackie said...

woohoo - pretty exciting!!
And i remember when you got the lines and shapes books and you were left scratching your head about why you bought them. it always feels good to purge things i think.

Beata said...

Chanceuse!...Way to go...and a candy factory to boot!

fruitstand cat said...

oh .. is it too late?
xxoo
donna

melissa said...

i love the floor plan...i've never seen them in french...harhar. that is so exciting! :)

Camilla said...

I've got so much catching up to do! Congratulations on becomming a home owner- it's well worth it. At time's it's very stressful, but it's so nice to know it's all yours.

Señorita Puri said...

congrats!! oh i love the idea of moving into an old candy factory.. don't know why but there's this nostalgic feel about it...
have u thought about taking pictures of all the process of moving and redecorating?

Rebekka said...

I would especially love to live in an old candy factory.

philippine real estate said...

Congratulations!! Wish someday I have my own apartment to..

Deirdre Gonzales