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July 23, 2015

I've gone back and forth about whether to share this and how much of this to share...It's going to (and actually already has) have a pretty major impact on my blogging, so I guess the time to spill the beans is now. Earlier this year, we started looking for a house. The plan was to move to a different city.

After going through about one million different properties, we decided not to sell our current house and to buy a second smaller house. A few weeks ago, we closed on that second house. We've dubbed it "The Queen's Cottage" and for the last few days we've been staying in it sans furniture because my brother and sister jumped right into a local theater.

I'm currently sitting on the floor in one of the back bedrooms leaning over the computer typing this out. I'm not even joking! We have one chair that we borrowed (from the theater so that my brother could practice one of his routines) and two kitchen chairs that we picked up at a yard sale for $10 earlier this morning. We did get some things for the kitchen and I whipped up our first actual dinner last night (a BBQ inspired pork sloppy joe dish with fresh green beans from the garden at home and some left over rice).

The idea behind this venture is pretty basic: Bigger city. More opportunities.

We'll be going back and forth and settling into a completely new routine. In the meantime, you can find me scrubbing cabinets, vacuuming vents, and enjoying walks through this new neighborhood!

If it's quiet around here or you don't hear back from me on an email or think that I've stopped reading YOUR blog...Know that I've got my own batch of first world problems and I'll be back! I just need a little time to get myself sorted out.

UPDATE: As of 3pm, we are now the proud owners of the cutest little plaid sleeper sofa that used to belong to someone's grandparents AND a couch from the neighbor who happens to be moving out of the house across the street. I guess the furniture situation is just sorting itself right out!

What's happening in your corner of the world today? 

Any tips on getting to know a new city?


  1. How exciting! I am so impressed that your family just took the leap! Very inspiring!

  2. I've lived in the same small town my whole life, so no advice for you. It sounds like a great adventure! Enjoy!

  3. Oh how exciting to start somewhere new! I know all about that right now, ha! I hope you guys get some furniture and start getting the hang of things in your new place! I can't wait to hear more about your new home.

  4. Progress. :) Sounds like things are busy busy over there!

  5. Wait, so is that instagram photo you shared related to this post--does that mean you have WINDOWSEATS?!?! If so, I'm coming to help you clean! :)

    Anyway, hooray for new things and hooray for furniture finds. I hope this change goes smoothly for you and your family!

  6. how fun!!!! i know it will probably be a lot of work getting it set up at first, but totally worth it once y'all settle in!! hope things go smooth with all you've got going on!

  7. Mehmaw12:04 PM

    Kiki, come on up! We'd love to have you!

  8. How fun! I look forward to hearing more about this! You know I love a good home renovation/redecorating story! :)


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