Leaving is…Complicated

At the end of the month, my family and I will be leaving a house that is full of memories even though we have been here a short time.

My husband and I did quite a bit of work to the house. Some of these elements I will miss. It depends on the new space whether we eventually mimic some of the changes. Taking down wallpaper is not something I want to repeat!


I love these stairs! It took a while for the layers of paint and the trial and error for the book stripes and the lettering! I do love how they turned out. With us being a family of readers,  it was perfect. Each of the titles is significant to at least one family member too which makes it even more special.


My husband and I painted this basement more times than I can count. The floor was also a trial and error project! Overall we were really happy with how the colors turned out. The floor reminds me of sand!



This house is perfect for Christmas decorating! We moved the tree to the “red room” this year [named so for the red couch and chair in there!] With the fireplace upstairs it is very festive.


Many words have been written in this chair. Many games of hot potato have been played here too. I do love this chair. It is staying with the house, however.20180331_123241.jpg

The next house MUST have a fireplace. We love it!

Thanks for indulging me with memory lane! I woke up thinking about the stairs.


Happy Thursday!





16 thoughts on “Leaving is…Complicated

  1. Pictures are great. Perhaps you can make a family journal of the event and add some written down memories (to have all in one place), unless you have done something of the sort already. It’s great that you all have so many good ones to cherish…

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  2. The stairs are awesome, moving can be a sad event but if you are moving for a good reason just cherish the memories from this home knowing you will build new memories at your new home.


  3. Oh! I love those stairs! And the sand-colored floor, and the pretty chair! Glad the tree is going with you. You’ll find a perfect place for it in the new house. I do hope you have a fireplace. We have one, and it’s loverly. 🙂

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  4. I wish I had stairs! What a warm home! I’m sure you’ll bring all that love and warmth to the next place.

    You know I’m reading Maass’s book too. I am reading it straight through now, but sticking small post-its on the pages with questions/insights I want to remember. I’ve already thought of several changes to my manuscript.

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