Friday, January 13, 2012

1300 posts and Friday the 13th

 I noticed just yesterday that I have 1300 posts , wow , that's a whole lot of posts isn't it? I started this blog to create an outlet for my own personal design projects, I really didn't know how I would come up with topics and material at all and I truly didn't know if anyone at all would read this blog.
Happily I have made friends and opened my life up to so many new wonderful ideas and most importantly wonderful people along the way.

 I have received support through my many projects , advice and encouragement through some personal situations.
Sometimes sadly I have experienced mean and hurtful comments and jabs but they pale in comparison to all the kindness that I feel from the majority of the comments and emails I receive. Most people are kind , but of course there is some ugliness out there, some people just can't help themselves. Here is where every post has been created.
 Its funny to see how far this blog has come and how far the house has come, it is so much better than when I first started, well the house anyway.
 I love this house even though we are moving on. Its not a palace or a million dollar home but it is our home full of warmth and loads of charm which we added one project at a time . In 46 short days it will belong to a new family who will make it their own. I'm sure they have plans .
 I will miss all the one of kind details we leave behind. The finally established gardens. I hope spring brings the new owners lots of beautiful surprises outside. We added so many new plants to the gardens this past year including a front yard tree and loads of boxwoods and hydrangeas and so much more, we weren't planning on moving at all remember.We made sure to not let our doggies outside since we sold to leave the new owners with a clean yard , those of you with doggies who use the yard for their business will know what I mean. We have been walking the dogs lots and lots and we have been thankful for a mild winter so far.
This kitchen has come a long way. It was actually pickled oak when we moved in , by choice, and I painted them this mocha color two days after we moved in. I found it too gloomy , I love a white kitchen. We have spent so much time here. It is a great kitchen , just the right size . I always dreamed of adding soapstone counters but never got around to that . I wonder how the new owners will change it if at all. I think it would be so nice with a farmhouse style sink , but it is not mine to change anymore, boo . ( Mason was 4 years old there now she is 13 , where does the time go?)
I have been going through such DIY with drawl, I haven't been to Home Depot in so long....I wonder what they think happened to me , I should go for a little visit.

So thank you for coming to share your time with me. Don't know what the future holds but I thank you in advance for all of your kindness and support.

Have a happy day this Friday the 13th , it's a lucky day in this house.


Michelle said...

Your home is gorgeous! I have been in awe since stumbling upon your blog. I am sure it will be hard to leave it behind. Your new home will be just as pretty with all of your special touches and all the new memories you will be making there!!! Yes, I too, am thankful for the mild weather. It will make the winter seem shorter this year. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Andrea said...

I understand how you're feeling. We left our 'forever' dream home 6 months ago (circumstances changed and we had to move). It had lush, amazing gardens, we poured our heart and soul into renovating it over a 5 year period, and we had a strong attachment to that home. We moved into a bigger, fancier, newer house (in Alberta). You'd think we'd love it, and we do, but it's still not yet 'special' like our old home. It's slowly coming, though, with each room we customize and make our own. It will help when we can get out into the garden this spring/summer too! I know your new house will be fab and I am excited to watch it's progress!

Wendy said...

We just bought our first house, so all the decorating is so new and fun right now (well, not so much with the pocketbook) ;) I ran across your blog a while back and I absolutely LOVE it. Your style is EXACTLY what I like - I think I could let you loose in my house, do whatever you think is great, and I would love it. :) Can't wait to see how you start decorating/tranforming your new home!

Your *former* bedroom is to die for. It's what I've had pictured in my head for our bedroom for a long time. I can't wait to slowly transform it.

One question - i LOVE your bed frame. Where's it from?

Just Beachy said...

our bed frame was from Sears a few years back , when i looked for a bed i looked only at the design and shape, it came in honey pine, i painted it straight out of the box

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow, congratulations!

Look forward to many more of your beautiful and inspiring posts xox

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I've always loved your white kitchen. Lovely!

Katherines Corner said...

I've said it before I know, but wow! I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog! Hugs and Smooches, Katherine P.S. have you entered my pink poodle giveaway yet?

Shirlee said...

Your home has such great curb appeal and is beautiful inside so I'm not surprised it sold so quickly.
I'll bet you have all sorts of ideas swirling around in your head of what you will do with the new home.
Lots of fun having a fresh slate to work with.
Hope the weather holds out for your move.

ellie said...

chris, I'm so excited for your family and your new move..I can't wait to see how you put your mark on your new home. Can I add your desk area to my pin board? I just love that area.

ellie said...

chris, I'm so excited for your family and your new move..I can't wait to see how you put your mark on your new home. Can I add your desk area to my pin board? I just love that area.

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

WOW that is a lot of posts. Congratulations, you have a lovely blog.

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