You just finished that house???
I know. It hasn't really sunk in yet, even though its been in the works for a year now. I'll count that chicken when it hatches, so in the interim, we've got our hands and minds full with selling our first love and a tiny slice of condo beach heaven. Translation: a lot of work, a lot of wine.
Pick your left foot up
When your right foot's down
Come on legs keep movin'
Don't you lose no ground
You just keep on keepin'
On the road that you choose
Don't you give up walkin'
'Cause you gave up shoes, no
We moved into this house in 2003, just after Jackie boy was born, and it has been a work in progress ever since. A lot of love, labor, change and design has gone in to making it the perfect home for our family for the last eleven years. But now its time to move on down the road, just a few doors, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share this next chapter with you all. I myself have thuroughly enjoyed watching my fellow blog friends move homes and be on-fire inspired with all that newness and style they create. I can only hope mine will be as exciting.
In addition to selling our primary residence, we own two - one bedroom/one bunk - condominiums on the south side of 30A in Seagrove Beach. One of them you may be very familiar with, our first, Unit 16 where I blew up the wall-to-wall carpet, popcorn ceilings, kitchen, bath and bedroom. Read all about its transformation and the before and after shots HERE. I threw the hammer down on that place. Total gut job. Here's a few peeks...
Because we spend the majority of the high season, Summers, in Michigan, we rent our unit year round. You can reserve your spot HERE. Shortly after the renovations on unit 16 were completed, the unit directly above, Unit 20 became available for sale. We jumped on it and have enjoyed getting to know our long-term renter living there now. The hubs and I are pretty jealous, to say the least. Gorgeous ocean views and the sound of the waves every day? Seriously? But now its time to sell and it is on the market if anyone out there would like to own a small slice of the beach life. Nothing but sand between your front door and the ocean.
On to the next chapter. Our "forever home". God-willing. It took us months to get use to the idea that it was actually happening. A lot of prayer. A lot of grateful tears. So many new and favorite things I want to share. The first thing that came to my feng shui mind is I'll own a home facing east west, with all that gorgeous light, sun up, sun down. Maybe now my potted lemon tree will make it indoors during the cold season. She's looking limp right about now. I've started a board here on Pinterest of inspiration and ideas for this new forever home if you would like to follow along. Pinterest is still my hero for keeping thoughts and projects organized.
So as you can imagine, there has been some mad planning going down and there will a mad sale that goes down too, when its all said and done. Keep you posted on that. However, I wanted to share a few design decisions I've made in regard to wallpaper. The new house has two half baths on the first floor and get this, they are nice and tucked away!
'Cause there maybe times
When you think you lost your mind
And the steps you're takin'
Leave you three, four steps behind
But the road you're walking
Might be long sometimes
You just keep on steppin'
And you'll be just fine, yeah
If you follow the road, you had to know Brunschwig and Fils "Talavera" was going in somewhere. I think it is the perfect complement to this half bath combination, don't you? Clap along if you feel...
Sophia will have her own bathroom in the new crib and she loves my pick of Schumacher's "Chenonceau" in aquamarine (Thank you Jesus! Another sign from God perhaps?). Lots of birds and butterflies, perfect for my Sunshine girl.
I'd love to take you through the history of the home we're buying and show you some pictures but there will be plenty of time for that. So if you or anyone you love would like to live in a home that has ten years of love and design invested into it, in a wonderful walkable neighborhood with kick ass neighbors on every side, please feel free to message me and I will happily show you the way.
Next up, the Design Blogger's Conference I attended last week. The good times, the new friends, the take-a-ways and my thoughts on how to make next year's conference even better.
And a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND, MY SISTER Jacqueline Lee that forever cheers me on in my work, family and career. She celebrates tomorrow and I am so blessed to have her for my big sister throughout this road of life. When I was a little brat pip squeak to now, whenever I get hung up, I call my big sister for advice. Which always leads to the next question, "what do you think Mom would do if she were here?" We laugh, sometimes cry, depending on the answer. Thanks Mom and Dad for giving me a Sister and a Brother that rock.
happy Saturday friends! Peace out!
jenny from the rock