Wow, what a year. Or should I say two years? Things have changed a lot around here and I have been dying to fill you in! The first of the big changes came when Tony began working from home. I am used to being alone in our house during work hours, so there was a huge adjustment to my blogging routine.
Also, I’ve been spending a lot of time out of state. We have a tiny place that we rent for the summer in our favorite beach town which allows us go come and go. This is our third summer doing this and it has been wonderful. Tony has needed to go back and forth a lot for work, but the dogs and I have enjoyed this setup immensely. Our goal is to buy a small vacation place here eventually, but for now, we are very grateful for our current summer home.
The biggest change though, is the most impactful change…..
WE SOLD OUR HOME!
It is most definitely bittersweet. I cried a few times and I know it was emotional for Tony too.
This was the first home we built together and we became very attached to it. During the eight years that we were there, each space was updated and decorated, and somehow, the home helped me start my business, Decor Gold Designs. To those of you who have been around for the journey, thank you so very much!
Seeing our home get packed up and then empty was surreal. We lived so much life there.
We had been thinking of selling for a while. Our needs have changed over the years, and we both love a new project.
One morning, Tony spotted a new listing for a rare lake front lot. It is on a small lake very near the house we just sold. Due to his profession, Tony is constantly watching for properties to hit the market. The real estate market had been somewhat crazy and less than buyer-friendly (fortunately that is now changing). There were multiple offers, but the seller chose ours and we are feeling very grateful for this blessing.
Once we found our new homesite, we began designing a new house! The new property is over an acre and will allow us to add an extra bedroom, a bigger pantry, and a few other things that we want and need. We plan to start building very soon!
Here are a few photos of our beautiful new wooded homesite.
This place we will soon call home is a dream come true for us. I can’t wait to share more with you, but for now, I will leave you with one last picture, this one is from the real estate listing. Can you see why we fell in love?
Oh, and I plan to share the designing, building, and decorating process with you, so be sure to stay connected! Also, there are soooo many blog posts I photographed, but never got to share with you, so watch for updated room tours and much more coming very soon!
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Sad but exciting at the same time.. then new property looks beautiful helps to take the sadness away..
Good luck and many happy adventures…make good memories along the way..
Will be waiting for every up date.
God bless and many happs day ahead..
Hi Daphne! Yes, you described how I feel perfectly. Thank you so much for the well wishes. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Sue Nicosia says
It’s a beautiful lot, and I look forward to your posts along the way.
Thank you so much Sue! Can’t wait to get started soon! Hope you are having a great summer!
I’m so excited for your new journey. I’m sure it was very sad to say goodbye to your old home. I cannot wait to see the new home and new decor.
Your page and ideas are so inspirational I have enjoyed watching them and look forward to new ideas.
Oh thank you so much Susan! I am flattered by you sweet comments! We are excited for the new journey too and hope to break ground very soon! xoxo
Kim Baker says
Oh my goodness I was wondering why I hadn’t seen content from you in a while! I love your page and your beautiful home. I found your account after I discovered Randi Garrett designs. It is sad to let go but I think your end result will be beautiful and amazing! So happy for you and this new adventure. Look forward to watching you build your dream home!
Yes, it has been very time consuming to get our house ready to sell, move, and draw the new plans! BUT, I can’t wait to get back to normal and back to sharing! How fun that you found Randi. I love her! Thank you so much for stopping by here and for you kind words!
Linda Kerekes says
Just a beautiful property with a spectacular view! I can see why you made the decision. I look forward to seeing your new designs.
A whole new project, perspective, and challenge!
Thank you Linda! We are very excited about the view. Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by! xoxo
What a beautiful lot. I know y’all will create another lovely, gracious home. I know you will also carry warm memories of your previous home. It was truly beautiful. Best of luck with your new adventures!
Thank you so much Jae! You are so kind! The design process has been fun and exciting so far. I am hopeful it will turn out to be another home that we are very attached to. 🙂
Wow Jen this is such exciting news! I can’t wait to hear all about it and watch your progress! Congratulations!! Xox
Thank you Tam! We are excited! Miss you!!! xoxo
What a gorgeous lake view! I can’t wait to see what your new home will look like. I ‘m sure it will be every bit as spectacular as the home you’ve just sold. It is difficult to leave a home that you’ve poured your heart in to but you will, no doubt, create a beautiful new home and fill it with more special memories. I’m looking forward to following along with you on your new journey..
Thank you Sally! You are so kind! We are looking forward to the journey and hope we can make it as wonderful as possible. I am excited that you plan to follow along! xoxo
Congratulations Jen!!!! I’m so very excited for you and Tony and can’t wait to see what you do with your new home!!! Miss you dear friend!!!❤️
Thank you so much Bree! I can’t wait to see YOUR new house! Miss you tons!!!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Oh what a beautiful place – you’re going to love it and I’m going to love following along! Thanks for the beautiful update.
Hi Barbara! Thank you! I appreciate your kind words so much! We are very excited!