Sunday, July 21, 2013


This is going to be so cute in my new laundry room!  I will be shopping for seasonal that cheating? :)  Might even head over to LittleMissMatched and order some mismatched socks in coordinating colors!

We are headed to the Sales Office for the new house today to pick out the finishes.  Fun! 

The hubs & I have been playing with furniture arrangements (on paper) trying to decide what furniture we know we want & can keep. This is really tough my friends.

On a brighter note, I came up with a helpful idea this morning!  Our new office is going to be quite a bit smaller. In the new place, it will be in the smallest bedroom.  My husband wants to put his desk and bookshelves into the closet. Okay by me.  I couldn't do it, I'd be claustrophobic. Then, I suggested to my husband that we take the TV armoire from our master bedroom and turn it into a desk for me.  He liked the idea, took some measurements & said it would be easy, and inexpensive to do!  Containment of my "stuff" and a smaller footprint...thumbs up!  It even leaves room for an IKEA single chair/bed.  Smaller space, one more guest bed. 

I am beginning to feel more comfortable with this journey. As Martha says, "That's a good thing".

Thanks for reading!  Chris

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A peek at my (soon to be) new home.

As promised, I am posting a few photos & the floor plan of the home we have purchased.

I am beginning to feel some affection for this smaller home, even as I hate having to leave the farm and my current home. 

This is the floor plan of the house we have purchased.  It is 1503 sq. ft., and that's a little scary!  Paring down is certainly in order. :)

Floor plan

I'm also attaching some photos of the model.  This shows the actual finishes, paint, granite, cabinets, etc., that we have chosen.  Unfortunately, white cabinetry is not available.  I may be repainting in short order after we move in! 

Kitchen - Ugly ceiling fixtures are being replaced!
Living room corner. 

Master bedroom
 The adventure continues!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

This harder AND better than I thought...

I haven't been around (again) because I have been so caught up in this "moving thing"!  It has taken me a while to truly reconcile myself to the idea of leaving our 10-acre property.  This country home was a dream of many years for us.  It has been a joy, mostly, to live that dream.  Now, it is just too much for us to care for properly.  We do need to move on, but it is sad task, you know?

The new house, is 1000 sq. ft. smaller than this one.  It is definitely the right size for us now.  I have finally given up trying to fit everything I have here into the new place; believe me when I say I tried...

"Right-sizing" means I am selling, giving, tossing away a ton of stuff.  These decisions are not easy!  Amazingly enough, I am feeling good about having less "stuff".  In some way, this exercise is allowing me to focus on what I really love, and making a home that is more manageable.  Who'd a thunk?

I am going to try to come here more often as we make this transition.  I'll be looking forward to your comments & encouragement!

Here a few photos of our current place.  I'll post a floor plan & some photos of the model of the new house in a day or two.

Driveway from the county road to our house

House front - early morning

Back deck view

Thanks for hanging in there with me!  Chris