Thursday, January 16, 2014

We are moving and I'm losing my mind

Our house is on the market. 
Yep, that is why I cannot regularly update this blog to save my life.  We are relocating to Minnesota as soon as our house sells, and in the meantime I'm on my own with Ashford while Shaun is working in MN all week.  A big promotion was too good to pass up, so I am sadly leaving my beloved house and looking for a new dump to restore in a new state!  I'm also going to be unemployed for the first time since I was 14!  Good times.  We did a lot more little projects inside the house, so I'll be sharing those soon. Wish us luck with the sale, please.  The Racine market is the pits. 

35 comments:

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

OMG Sara! Congratulations on Shaun's promotion..

You've done a lot of work on this house. You can do it in the next one too... and now you have all that experience.

Really you must be tearing your hair out ... good luck on the house hunt.

Sharon

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Trying to keep the house clean for showings while working full time, doing the daycare run, and having a...SPIRITED...toddler is making me age rapidly! Thanks for the good luck, I'm hopeful we will find something good.

Heather said...

Congratulations on the big move! Moving is so stressful. We just moved from Boston to Chicago and it was rough, but we made it through. You guys will too. Can't wait to see the new house you pick out and fix up.

Nikki said...

Oh, wow! You have your hands full. I hope it sells quickly for you.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Big changes for you and your family! I love that you're looking for a dump ;) Once a DIYer, always a DIYer. Best of luck with the sale and move.

Joi said...

Best of luck! I love your home and I'm sure someone else will too and BUY it!

Leah said...

Good luck! Where in MN? I live in Minneapolis, maybe we'll be neighbors:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so exciting! can't wait to see what the future holds!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

Yay!! Can't wait to have you in MN! But seriously, best of luck with the house sale. That was not my favorite phase of life, but the end result will be worth it! I'm excited for you guys!

Meg {lovingalbany} said...

WOW!!! So exciting - Congrats! I definitely look forward to seeing your next chapter unfold. (And good luck living among those Viking fans ;) I'm a transplanted WI girl, too!)

Deborah Monn said...

I have a dump two doors down in St. Paul! :O

Katrina ChicLittleHouse said...

I'm stunned!! I love your house so freaking much whoever buys it will be one lucky gal or guy.

Looking forward to seeing your next adventure!! And beyond happy for you!! Congrats!

cozycapecottage said...

Good luck with the move! I can't believe any promotion would be good enough to leave behind a private dressing room. ;) Seriously, just put THAT on the listing page and it'll get snapped up!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

OMG!! That is so crazy!! I'm sad you will be leaving that kitchen. That dressing room...sad!! However, a new project? A big promotion? That sounds pretty flippin awesome.

Good luck lady - big things are coming your way!!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Wow, that sounds really exciting (and really exhausting). Good luck! :)

Katie said...

that's kind of a big deal! good luck with the house and with move, can't wait to see what you find in mn :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Holy wow! Big news in your world! So happy for you and hope that this home sells quickly. People would be crazy to pass it up!

Kirsty said...

Are you moving to the Minneapolis area?! Come be neighbors with Leah and me! And Allison from Fab Rehab.
We're super fun! I promise we are really good at drinking wine and pretending to be busy.

xoxo

Bunny @ 86n It said...

Exciting! House selling wishes for you!

I feel your pain. We were trying to keep ours clean for showings with a 3 year old and a 5 month old while working from home. NOT FUN!

I'd love to see where you end up!

Melissa said...

Another MN reader here! It's a great state! Can't wait to have another fabulous blogger here.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Hey all, thanks so much for the comments! We are looking in the Burnsville area, and all surrounding cities. His 'home store' will be the Burnsville TJ Maxx. We are open to all areas around 25 minutes from there, so give me your suggestions! Not sure about being in the city because we'd really like a big yard and some privacy from neighbors this time around. We are excited!

Molly Morrison said...

I know that feeling, We are relocating too!

Good luck with your move. I'm looking forward to having garage space for future projects

Amanda said...

Moving is a pain, but I love the fresh start! Good luck!

Terri said...

I love shopping at the Burnsville TJ Maxx...welcome to the Twin Cities!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

oh my! congratulations on the promotion. Moving and selling a house sucks, but think of all the fun new decorating you will be doing in the new place! Good luck with selling the house quickly. My fingers are crossed for you :-)

Jess said...

Good luck! Love your blog and I know your fabulous house will be snapped up quickly. (A reader in Virginia who knows nothing about Minnesota!)

Melissa said...

I shop the Bville TJ Maxx all the time.

There are some great communities in the area. I highly recommend Northfield. The commute to Bville is pretty easy. Small town with big amenities due to the 2 private liberal arts colleges in town. Lots of small shops but there is still Target and 2 regular grocery stores along with a really nice Natural Food Co-op. There is always something going on. You can definitely find a house with privacy and even a bit acreage if that interests you. There a ton of older well kept homes as well. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.

sweetemaline said...

Wow! Big news! Congrats! Where in Minnesota?

Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie
www.ourwaldobungie.com

stpaulhaus said...

yay! Look in savage/prior lake/shakopee area. Lots of nice houses out that way and good schools. I work in Eagan and many of my coworkers live there and have good things to say about it. I do have to throw in a plug for St. Paul- easy to get anywhere and everywhere, you drive opposite of traffic during rush hr, large number of schools to pick from including public, private, immersion, etc, and believe it or not but there are areas that have large lots and you would never think you were in the city. Lots of old beautiful old houses here that you cannot find in the burbs. Can you tell I love my city!?

Sara said...

Woah, mama!! Congrats to your hubs on the big promotion!! and good luck with the move! I'd totally come buy your house if I could- it is beautiful...and I'm sure it will sell quickly! DEEP BREATHS!! :-) xo

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

That is big news!!! Your house is so amazing tho, and you've completely transformed it, so I'm sure some lucky duck will scoop it up quickly! congrats on the promotion, and enjoy your down time while it lasts!

Keeley said...

Best wishes with the sale. We sold our home in Delaware last year to move across town to a bigger place. We took a loss, but the stress was worth it. When our house was on the market we splurged in a cleaning lady (every other week) and we never refused a showing, despite the fact that we had a 7 month-old at the time. The first offer came in 30 days and we took it.

Melissa said...

I cannot say enough good things about Northfield. It is about 20 minutes south of Burnsville. The town has so many amenities for a town of its size due to two private liberal arts colleges. The downtown area is wonderful with its variety of shops and restaurants.

Northfield has wonderful public schools, 2 charter schools, and a fantastic private school.

Home prices are reasonable and there is definitely the possibility of getting a house with a larger more private lot.

And there are some beautiful older homes that have been restored along with some that need some TLC.

Freckles Chick said...

Congrats on Shaun's promotion!! Selling a house is never easy. But selling a house, moving out of state, & all while wrangling a toddler?!? (I just helped matters didn't I.) I'm so excited for this next chapter in your lives but am sad to see this beautiful house go (you made it so, you know). Sorry too much Dr. Seuss these days.

xoxo

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

just now catching up... so much exciting news!

also - how in the world did you get that A.MAZING. shot of ash at night in the snow (in one of your more recent posts)... gorgeous.