Sunday, July 12, 2015

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Life has been anything but a "vacation" around here...which is good!  Our house sold the day it listed and the buyers wanted to be in by July 1st.  Yes...just weeks before THE WEDDING!  But...I love a good challenge, and so does my dear husband...so we took it.


The new house
The living room from the marketing pics for the house (with former owners' things).
I love, love, LOVE light...and this house is filled with it!


We have a new house and work is being done as we speak, while we camp out at a friend's townhouse, which thankfully was available for a short-term stay. We officially move into the new house this Friday... a week before the wedding. Living on the edge...but having fun!!!

Dark picture taken with cellphone of floors being refinished.

After the wedding, I am taking a week off to simply relax and then the fun begins! This is the first house we've ever owned that doesn't require major renovation work...This only needs tweaking, which will be nice. The challenge is to go from the "stuff" of 6000 square feet (5580 of house and 420 of a packed storeroom) to 3200 square feet of house with only a small attic space and garage shelves for storage. To be honest, I cannot wait to get rid of more of my "stuff." (Stuff and nonsense is more like it...)  I have loved staying in the small townhouse.  I have everything I need, and am not missing much of what is in storage with the movers.  It's been a great in-between space, and I sincerely believe the three weeks here will help me in seeing what's in those moving boxes with new eyes!

To start, I am going to read Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Have you read it?  If so, what did you think?  Did it change your life?

Cheers!! Liz