Friday, November 26, 2010

New Home On the Coast!

Again, it has been a very long time since I have updated you on our adventures.  I am tying hard to be a better blogger but find myself often drowning in shoe orders unable to take the time to write anything of interest!  I promise to update this blog at least once a week with small anecdotes...I commit to try.

Since we last spoke, much has changed.  Life has improved substantially. After living in our friends house bus for a month and a half, we moved into our friends house to house sit for two months while they traveled.  The perks of this situation: no bills, access to a huge house and a projector and screen!  We made a lot of use of the projector and I spent some time just wandering from room to room because I could.

Towards the end of our house sitting experience we began searching for a new home to settle.  Much to our surprise we have been  blessed with a HUGE home on a hill overlooking the ocean.  Honestly, its everything we could have wanted. We now live in a huge old villa with a huge deck, lots of light, natural wood detailing, a fireplace and hard wood floors.  It even has a GIANT studio space complete with rounded bay window.  Isaac has a double garage to create a workshop and we even have enough room to put in a little garden.  The house is surrounded by trees and there are many cheeky Tui birds constantly on the move.  We even have fruit trees!  Its honestly the most amazing end to a really rough start.  Both Isaac and I feel way more settled and relaxed.  We have two friends living with us at the moment as we are unable to afford the house alone.  They are a really fun couple who we love a lot.  Considering my last post on vulnerability...I feel humbled by how God always seems to take care of us.  We are very blessed and soooo grateful for the change.  Finally..a home.

Here is a little tour around the place:

Our giant deck:


Our View of the ocean from the deck

 Front Entrance:




My Canada wall:

 Music Room:

 Hope you like it!  I do have to pinch myself a bit as I can't believe I get to live here.  Good things do come to those who wait.

Aside from this, Isaac and I have been working hard.  I filling orders and he doing finishing work for a local jeweler.   I have been doing lots of researching into nutrition and have begun to play around with fermenting food.  I have started a batch of sauerkraut...I will let you know how this goes!

It is starting to get really nice here as spring turns to summer.  It is so weird to walk into stores in a sun dress and be facing off with Christmas trees!  So strange.  Christmas really does seem out of context in NZ.  It's very weird indeed.

If you have some snow...please send it...I would be happy to receive!

More to come soon...


  1. Goodness me, this is such a gorgeous place to live! You're really lucky. I love this place.

  2. It looks so beautiful. I hope we can visit you some day!!! I'll even bring some snow (did you hear how much of it we have???). I missed you at the craft sales this weekend!


  4. Love your Etsy shop, your work (both you and your husband) and love your Blog here! Also, I must say I like that you share bits and pieces about being blessed that God does indeed, provide! Yes, He does! Love your home! God is good! blessings to you and yours... :)