It’s hard to believe that 5 months have passed since my last post. It is so true that the days are long but the years are short, oh so short. So what’s been going on, a lot and then again nothing. So let’s catch up, shall we?
Last Fall we decided to sell our Island Home. As much as I loved that house, it was time to let it go to someone who was going to love it and use it. Once the boys were older, we rarely used it and when I say rarely, I mean never! Well, I take that back, they would use it with their friends – minus us! It was a home that served it purpose during a time in our lives when the boys needed a place to grow, heal and be.
Whenever I would go there, I would fall in love with it all over again. The views were absolutely stunning but maintaining two homes gets kind of old after a while. So I was happy to let that aspect go. We went to settlement on January 2nd. So, on December 26th we rented a uhaul and cleared it out. On the bright side, I was excited to bring home some of my favorite things from the beach house and merge them into our home. Not going to lie, after settlement, I did feel a loss that I didn’t think I would. Although we didn’t use the house a lot, it was always nice to be able to pop over there when we wanted a quick getaway. My friends ask me if I think we will ever get another vacation home and I can honestly say no. I absolutely loved that home but it was always on the back of my mind. If there was a storm, I worried about damage, in the winter I worried about frozen pipes, in the summer if we weren’t there, I worried that the air condition would go out.
Can you see why I loved her though, just look!?
In other news, our youngest just completed his first year of High School. It’s hard to believe in three short years, we will be empty nesters. I can’t imagine what it will be like not having any of the boys home. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that one.
Some things don’t change though. Although, I haven’t posted in some time, I have continued with my love of thrifting and vintage collecting. I finally found a vintage half lite door for my pantry. She was a smelly, damaged, ripped from the door frame kinda gal but I loved her. She was definitely a labor of love. I will share the completed look early next week but here she is in “during” stage.
Notice Charlie in the upper right hand corner. He was so over this door. He would rather be inside, sleeping comfortably on the couch.
Now that school is out and we are on no schedule, I want to share more of my finds and revamps in the coming months. Well that is my plan as of now.
To my Dad, the one that instilled in me my love of tools and working on projects…I LOVE YOU! WE’VE GOT THIS!!!
Until Next Time,