Freckles in April: News!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Yoga pants and 2 carts with 6 ceiling fans. And a kitchen sink. And a faucet. And a garbage disposal.

I had really intended to get back into the full swing of blogging in September but life has been throwing nonstop wrenches into my works. Not the least of which is the fact that we will be moving soon.

We submitted an offer on our rental house a couple months ago not even knowing if the owner was open to selling. And then he turned around and sold it to someone else (I can't really talk about this without going all CAPSLOCKDEATH on you so I'll skip the details).

Cue frantic scramble to find somewhere else to live. Don't want to talk about this either. More caps lock.

I am not being melodramatic when I tell you that it was a miracle in the literal sense of the word when we found our new house. God knows and loves me, guys. That's the only explanation for how this all worked out.

We closed on Friday. We finalized and ordered all our flooring on Saturday. Demo started yesterday.

Sadly, after they took out all the drywall we discovered this wall is structural. So, that's been fun trying to work around.

The house has a fantastic layout but it needs needs significant updating. I'll be doing some work myself but, fortunately, the budget allowed for some help in the labor department so we've got a wonderful team over there doing the really hard stuff. The house will look completely different when we're done- we'll be painting, replacing ALL the flooring, scraping popcorn ceilings, putting in new countertops, ripping out a really stupid wall (above), changing light fixtures and a ton of other little things. I'm overwhelmed and super excited at the same time.

Sadly, this will not be staying.

Odds are good it's going to go all radio silence over here again. If you want to come help paint cabinets or pull down wallpaper or dig trenches for a sprinkler system at the new house just follow the paint fumes and loud swearing. There I'll be.

Testing out every. single. roll of carpet.


  1. That's so exciting! I'm sorry for the CAPSLOCKDEATH aspects, but hooray for a home!

  2. Exciting! Also: stressful. But yay! (Also: do you need cookies?)

  3. So sorry to hear about the craziness, but thrilled you found a house! Good luck withe structural wall. Love the eagle lightswitch. Wish I could come over to help. Totally would.

  4. Rude! (the landlord.) But exciting! (the new house.) I wish I could help, or take your kids, or something useful. In a related vein, I have some life after short sale questions... do you mind if I send them your way?

  5. I thought I was dreaming when I saw that you posted.

    love it.

    hate CAPSLOCKDEATH ... obvi.

    your boys .... TOO cute.

  6. Congrats!
    And P.S. There was this girl at Costco the other day that looked exactly like you. I thought it was you. So after much debate and awkward staring, I walked up and asked her if she is a blogger. She said "no, but lots of people have asked me before if my birthday is in May and I really like my freckles...." too funny! I guess I'm not the only one who thought you two looked alike!

  7. Kayla that is so exciting! Congratulations! And if I was in the area I would definitely come help you.

  8. Yay! new house!! I'm so glad everything worked out. Just wanted to say that your hair looks AMAZING!! Did you cut those bangs or are they a clip on? Either way you look great!

  9. I see no problems with the light switch, it screams... something classy.

    PS- I love your hair!

  10. Sounds exciting - best wishes in this next adventure - which moving seems to be!

  11. Hooray! Congrats on the new house! Will you let me know if you recommend the contractors you use pretty please?


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