It’s about that time where I typically share all my fall decor and I’m all hyped up on pumpkin spice lattes and itching to break out my boots buuuuttt…
I’ve been sitting on a big secret this summer. Although if you follow me on instagram you may have noticed the empty shelves in my kitchen and figured it out for yourself. I can’t believe we are actually saying goodbye to The Lily Pad Cottage, but we are! I know, pick your jaw up off the floor with the rest of our neighbors, who can’t believe we are moving (including my parents) either. But I think you will be really excited when you hear about the new adventure we are about to begin…
which I can’t tell you about yet. ;)
I know, don’t throw things at me, but I want to wait until everything closes (next friday) to spill all the beans. I promise you that it is killing me – just ask the Mr. or my mom, I have basically known every gift I have ever gotten, because I can’t deal with the suspense of surprises.
This is hugely bittersweet for our family, we have poured blood sweat and tears into this house. Of course there is the fact that this house brought me all of you as well. I started blogging just to share the little decorating projects I was doing after we moved in here with family and friends. I never dreamed that anyone other than my mom would read it! I’m so thankful you all have stuck around through all my ridiculous DIY attempts and shenanigans. This blog has truly become such a fun creative outlet for me, turned hobby, turned dream job and I’m grateful for all the sweet comments and emails you have encouraged me with over the past 4 years.
I have really slowed down blogging the last year mainly, because this house is basically done! It’s hard to have a DIY blog when you don’t have much to DIY, so I’m really excited to have a new (huge) project to undertake. It’s going to be so fun to blog from beginning to end (well, like it really ever ends) and be able to share every single paint color, fabric swatch, and light fixture source with you. I’m really hoping you are ready to come on the next part of our journey with me. I can promise you one thing I will be blogging my booty off because there will be so many projects, design decisions, and progress pics to share I can hardly wait!
I know some of you are wondering why on earth we would leave this house and we do love it here. But as our kids have grown we have realized certain things about the floor plan/space that could work better for our family. Having little man in my belly and a 3 year old when we designed this house we didn’t keep in mind what would work for our growing family of 4. We had been slowly realizing this for the past year, but never thought something would pop up that would check all our boxes. This whole decision has been such a God thing for us and we have truly felt His hand through this whole process. The new place is going to hopefully grow with us through the teen years (eek!) through the empty nester phase and back again to grand babies.
In the meantime you can’t walk two feet in our house without bumping into a box packed with all our earthly belongings. The house is feeling pretty empty and sad and I alternate between wanting to get the heck out of here, because the mess is making my eye twitch and being weepy about all we are leaving behind. Here, want a fancy fall home tour complete with hastily shot iPhone photos?
Not a mum or sunflower in site, just piles and piles of mess and sad empty rooms! If you do need a little fall inspo you can check out my tour from last year here.
My kitchen is down to the essentials, lunch boxes, water bottles and wine…have you ever seen my shelves styled so beautifully minimalist? Tupperware chic anyone?
So stay tuned as I will be sharing the whole long story soon, I’ll just leave you with the fun fact that you should never take me to an open house just for fun…the Mr. learned that the hard way ;)