some house updates and the reality of what I want vs. what is


I'm sitting here drinking some contraband coffee, looking at one of my favorite blogs.
I'm attempting to give up dairy and sugar right now, and coffee has been difficult to say goodbye to.

The question I get asked the most these days is,
are you settled in your house yet?

And my usual reply is, a sigh and a smile...
it's getting there!
And it is.  
We keep telling ourselves that it's a marathon, not a sprint.


We've only been here 2 months, but it's so easy to feel pressured into having everything done and unpacked, and looking like a million bucks, when really, there's a lot of life going on here.




We moved in, and immediately packed up for a vintage market an hour away.

Figuring out all the nuances of living in an old house (again) has been amusing to say the least.
Things like, figuring out how your queen size mattress fits up a very narrow staircase?
It doesn't.
So you go to plan B, and budget for items you weren't planning on in the move-in process.
Or finding that things don't drain so well in the laundry room or kitchen.
Or a host of other little things that go along with an older home.

My booth spaces at Aunt Bee's were minimally kept up during our move, and I was on a "no buying furniture" diet during our move.

I got sick for 2 weeks after my vintage market.

I've been planning and booking details for my trip to France.
And trying to squeeze in 2 more vintage markets before my trip for enough spending money while I'm there.


So yeah.  You can see why it's been quiet over here!

I really love what I do, and my goals just seem a bit out of reach most of the time.
One of those goals has been  to blog twice a week, and it's been tough to meet that.  
There are so many things in life that ask for our time and attention.


Some are important things, and some are only important to us.
Trying to find balance and achieve what I want has been hard, and yet I laugh when I write that because really? There's nothing that hard about it. 
It's all fun, and life is good.


I'm going to attempt to show you more of what is going on around here with our new home, and not be afraid of showing the in between process.


I'm loving it here- it seems so much easier to decorate than some of our previous places.  
I'm not sure if it's because this home is more "us" or if I am just at the point in my life where I'm more sure of my style.


I've joined some blogging groups, journaled, and been figuring out what I want the next few years to look like for my brand. 
I'm so excited about what our home and my business will offer for the future.


We've had some pretty good on again off again weather, and we've been taking advantage of sprucing up the outside.  Lots of overgrown shrubs and areas that need some TLC.


We put up a little fence for Bella so that she can have some space without wandering off and getting lost.
(it's happened.)

The kiwi and grape vines that surround the patio area are beginning to leaf out, and they are just beautiful.


Even though there's a lot of work, we find ourselves smiling a lot, and having more together time than we expected.  This house has really brought our family together in ways we didn't think it would, and we are so happy and grateful.
These are an important few years together before our baby goes off to college.


Another huge blessing has been the wonderful neighbors we've met since moving in.
That was one of the most heartbreaking aspects of moving from our last house- the wonderful people we lived near that we would be leaving.
With any move, you always hope you have good neighbors, and we feel very lucky to have a second chance at that.
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Thanks for sticking with me, and I hope to be more visible here in the coming weeks!

I feel like life will (hopefully) get into a more regular routine after my trip to France.
I'm kind of holding on to the chaos until after that point! 

Happy Friday!

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  1. It looks like you are doing quite well at a good start on decorating the new house. Your style is really pretty and trying to bring up an old house to your standards isn't always easy, but will be all worth it..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. Thanks so much Judy! It's been a really fun process so far, and we are looking forward to all the fun (projects and otherwise) in our new home! :)

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  2. It's coming together BEAUTIFULLY. I love your china hutch/buffet whatever we are calling the gorgeous piece that stores your dishes in a way that only someone with grown children can enjoy. :) Really lovely. I also love the Hunt's Box as a dog bed. Very timeless & can things for a dog be classy!? I think so.

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  3. It's coming together BEAUTIFULLY. I love your china hutch/buffet whatever we are calling the gorgeous piece that stores your dishes in a way that only someone with grown children can enjoy. :) Really lovely. I also love the Hunt's Box as a dog bed. Very timeless & can things for a dog be classy!? I think so.

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