Dec 31, 2021

Happy Holidays!

Since we're knee deep in moving boxes and our condo has minimal Christmas decor, I thought I'd share our Christmas photos from last year, which (whoops!) I somehow never got around to posting. Looking back though, these photos are definitely bitter sweet. We took these just a few months before Martin's mom passed away from cancer, and our fur baby was healthy & not nearing end of life. And of course, this year, also marks our final Christmas at our condo. It's held so many beautiful memories for us - but we're ready to close off one chapter and start a new one as we near 2022. Can't believe it'll be in a new home & town no less.

I'm a firm believer, that a move can be the re-boot we need to get a fresh start & new perspective. This will be our 3rd move in 12 years, and while I've had some comment on that being a lot... it feels right for us. We've been fortunate to build up our home equity in a very thriving real estate market, and we enjoy moving up the real estate ladder. Anyone else moving in the New Year?!

Wishing you all a peace & joy filled 2022!! You can see our past Christmas photos here & here! xo

Dec 24, 2021

December Diary

Oh hey, friends. How the heck is it Christmas Eve?! What a month it's been! Who's ready for a BIG life update?... We listed our condo mid December, did two days of showings, and bam, we sold 48 hours later. And we could not be more thankful! Especially since Martin & I have been keeping a secret... we BOUGHT a new home early December, and we're over the moon it all worked out. We bought a two year old townhouse (she's super farmhouse inspired) + we're moving to a historic town. My dream, always!

All the plaid, all the time! This year we didn't decorate our condo for Xmas because we're busy packing. But nothing pops of plaid, Christmas music and hot drinks can't solve. Am I right?! Also, I'm often asked about our plaid pillow - it's Pottery Barn FYI. This year, they added a sherpa backing & it's so darn cute!!

Eeeee, a quick snap from a day of touring open houses with our realtor, and the day we found our NEW HOME. I'm honestly still pinching myself! I'll be sure to share more pics of our home soon. I have both furnished photos from developer + empty photos of our home as well. Can't wait to have our own garage, a little yard, 10 foot ceilings + herringbone floors. We've wanted to move up from a condo to a townhouse for a couple years now & I'm so happy the timing was right!! 

If you follow me on my dedicated Instagram home account, then you know our poor Scouter is going through end stage renal failure, and is rapidly nearing end of life. He was diagnosed with kidney disease a few years ago, and even though I knew this day would come... nothing could have prepared me for it. I'm devastated! He's been with us for 16 years, and he's been by our side for so much. Love you forever, Scouter!!

A quick iPhone snap of our condo - can't believe we're already knee deep in boxes. We're moving in just five weeks, and I'm certain the time will fly. Who else likes to start packing early?! I typically like to be packed out one week prior, and live out of a suitcase / overnight bag - that way I can relax & feel like I'm ahead of the game, and cut down on my stress! 

Ha, apparently moving & stress-eating chocolate go hand-in-hand! ;) Has anyone tried the new (or perhaps they're just new to me) peanut butter cups stuffed with Reese's Pieces?! OMG, they're SOOOOO good!! If you haven't... I highly recommend!

Dec 3, 2021

We're Buying A Home!

Breaking my blog radio silence (proper catch-up coming soon) to let you know we're buying a new home. We have loved & lived in our 2 bed & 2 bath condo for the past six years, and it's been the BEST! But we're ready for a little yard, our own garage, and a front porch for the important things - like pumpkins ;) oooh, and trick or treaters. Have missed that sooo much!

But alas, also trying not to get my hopes up. The market is absolutely crazy right now! Homes are closing wayyy over asking & competition is fierce - it's definitely a sellers market. We feel a little nervous purchasing now, to be honest, but we're also ready for change + we love the new area we're looking to move to. It's about 20 minutes from our current condo, and I love the country vibes & setting. Red barns, sprawling fields, beautiful trails, but only a 15 minute walk from the cutest village/shops. Wish us luck, friends! And of course, I'll be sure to keep you posted via the blog & my home Insta account - so be sure to follow along there!! xo