Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I WANNA live there # 20

I live in a pretty incredible area - It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and tons and tons of charm - and 20th century architecture, just steps away from the city center, it's also a pretty expensive neighbourhood ( in which I live in servants quarters basically compared to what I'm surrounded by ) 
Because there's days I don't have furniture makeovers to show you - I've chosen Wednesdays to showcase and feature one home that's for sale around here.................( or apartment - or duplex - or teepee )

Good morning all!  The first of the homes for this series in 2013 - let's see what the new year holds in store!

Spacious semi-detached residence 4 bdrms large lot w/ no rear neighbors garage and ext. parking for 4 cars. This South facing home with views features flowing cross hall plan generous rooms sizes solid wood floors and more. Bring your kitchen and bath designer and customize to your own taste. Walking distance to Westmount's finest schools.

I think this must be new on the market - haven't seen it before - it has 4 bedrooms - 3 baths - 1 half bath

love love love how spacious the entry way is

Living room - 

Dining room - gorgeous original leaded glass windows - double french doors - i even love the original floor ( with a couple of coats of verathane on it definitely ) 

I'm thinking this is kind of a butlers pantry since it's off the kitchen, 
I would definitely be placing drinks on this baby for parties - 
Or maybe have John stand there dressed like a butler

off the kitchen - enclosed porch - remember one of the houses we saw had converted this into a sit
down area off the kitchen?  I think I'd copy that idea for this one too!

ok - let's go upstairs!

I'd have daybeds in here - and I'd lounge my life away just staring out at the city - with a ton of books laying on the floor.......................

does anyone else love radiators as much as I do?
and those windows?


I absolutely love this one - really - would love to get my hands on it!

and if the thought of taking care of property is too much and you'd rather live in an apartment - click on the below - one of the most glamorous apartments I've seen listed in awhile - worth the click I promise
I can't download the photos unfortunately - so you have to take this extra step :) TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!  think I could see myself living in it very very easily lol - absolutely gorgeous - and worth every penny of the 1,795,000 price tag DAHLINKS.................
Profusion Immobilier
Did you go?
Have you caught your breath yet?
I'm afraid anything else I could find to show you today would be disappointing after that - so I'm going to leave you with that one on your mind.....................
Have a wonderful day -
and keep buying lotto tickets - I may have to double up on them for 2013 :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Faking it in bed....................

Suzan says - John - want to have some fun in the bedroom?
John magically appears pronto with a smile on his face
Suzan says - I want to do a post on the magic that happens in our bed
John says - I really think you're going too far - it's out of control what you write about
Suzan says - This could be a good post John
John says - Well  I don't want any part of that post - leave me out of it - seriously Suzan
John says - Are you thinking of starting a pornography blog?
Suzan says - Puleeze - that would be the most boring blog of all
Suzan says - can you grab an end of that sheet laying there
John says - Why?
Suzan says - I need to cut it in half
John says - Why?  It's a perfectly good sheet - PEOPLE DO NOT DO THIS SUZAN
Suzan says - Ah but this is where the magic starts sweetie

As in having the type of bed frame that prohibits me from buying those gorgeous bed skirts I so covet.

I don't have a box spring where the skirt would normally lay on - but need to have one ( because of lack of storage and the fact that half of my worldly belongings reside underneath it ( as in all my shoes ) 

Suzan says - Can you help me take the mattress off the bed?
John says -Come on Suzan,  I'm watching soccer - can it wait?
Suzan says - Well you certainly came running in the room quickly the first time I asked

I simple cut the sheet in half - doubled it for some fullness - and stapled it all along the inside of the frame

Want to see another way I fake it in bed?

I love duvet covers - love love love them 
I hate putting duvet covers on duvets - hate hate hate it
So this is how I fake that

I make up the bed with the duvet

then just " lay " the duvet cover on top of that

I fold the top sheet down over the duvet cover ( that's just resting on top of the duvet ) 

and no one would ever know that I didn't struggle for a half an hour trying to fit the duvet into the corners of the cover - ( does anyone else hate doing that as much as I do ? )  Honestly?  That particular job can make me crazy - a sweating, cursing, messy, crazy person.

are women disingenuous?
yeah - some of us are when we need to be( although some much more than others )

Not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
insincere - false - devious - hollow-hearted

click here to watch Meg Ryan again
Have a great first day of the year everyone!!!
Much love,

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