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Where have I been?

SO… where in the world have I been? Well if you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you have seen we moved. Yes.. to the country!


Well… have you ever had that “I just need to pour gasoline and light the house on fire because I can’t even do anything to make this better” moment?

Ok, maybe it’s just me…..

Well, we had been “there” for a while. Right around Thanksgiving when everyone else is getting all excited about seeing family and getting ready for visitors, we decided we could not spend one more minute surrounded by my work (so yes, this is my fault). Now NORMAL people would probably rent storage or a work space… but not us, Nope. We decided moving was the only way to fix it. Yea.. because that makes perfect sense… at Christmas… with FOUR kids. We found some great properties over at brinkleys.co.uk but decided to stay in America instead. SO after a long and adventurous search, we found this:

SxS yellow house

and it comes with this:

SxS barn

I can hear you… “SO?” Yea.. well the upstairs of that is a full one bedroom apartment (with the best apartment closet I’ve ever seen by the way) but the downstairs… well, that’s the “prize”. It used to be used as a martial arts studio… but I converted it to a workshop for all my fabulous projects! So now instead of painting in the middle of the kitchen, I can walk a few hundred yards to the “barn” and build and paint to my heart’s content. No overtaking the kitchen, no stepping over hammers and paintbrushes. This is a much better scenario for us. I have always dreamt about having my own space in the country. I always used to fixate on moving to Connecticut and when we started looking for new houses that was the first place I looked. I think I liked it even more as an old colleague had moved there and I always see the pictures she uploads to social media. She used a realtor called Willam Pitt and I was very tempted to ask her for his details. I think if this house hadn’t come up I would have. Now I can finally say that I have my dream home.

SO let me tell you, moving just after Christmas is dumb. Moving in the middle of January is ridiculous… and in the middle of one of the worst winters for ice and general disgustingness weather wise is plain INSANITY. I’ve a friend who did the same, and after much talk with lending firms (I think they settled on lendingexpert.co.uk but i’m honestly not sure) they ended up pulling a similar stunt. And in the end it’s worked out great for them. Still, at the time I scolded them for the recklessness of it.

But here we are….

…and it’s inconvenient because of the weather, it’s remote and feels like the middle of nowhere…

it’s growing on me…

and I am really starting to love it.

So that’s where I’ve been… and what I’ve been doing and not blogging. However, life is settling in now and things are starting to feel like what normal might be for a while so I can get back to more of what I want to do instead of what I “absolutely must do right now before something explodes”.

I’ve done a few things since you’ve seen me last. I’ll share them. Some will even be in the house we just sold. Because of course it was coming together and finally starting to feel “right” as we put it on the market… thats what happens, right?

There is LOTS to do here… as we get into it, i’ll share. Paint is a big one, the whole house is beige.. ew. (no offense to those who love beige, I find it depressing… and with the LONGEST winter I have ever experienced in my life, the beige is starting to wear on me) 😉

Thanks for hanging in there. I promise not to stay away so long next time….



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  • Reply
    March 5 at 6:25 PM

    I love your house and I love your barn!
    I’m sure it will be a beautiful workshop 🙂
    When I come and stay in the upstairs apartment I will
    Let you know how fabulous it all is!

    • Reply
      March 5 at 6:34 PM

      Thank you Lisa- I can’t wait for you to come see it!

  • Reply
    March 5 at 7:53 PM

    I love your creativity and energy, Scottie. I want to live around you so I can be inspired more. Maybe I move into that upstairs apartment for few weeks. I miss you dear.

    • Reply
      March 5 at 8:01 PM

      I miss you too! The old neighbors were over just last week and we were talking about you and your kids! ((HUGS)) Come visit!

  • Reply
    March 5 at 8:23 PM

    I hope everyone is doing well.We should plan something in spring or summer. Your old house hold great memories. Hugs to all.

    • Reply
      March 5 at 8:50 PM

      Thanks Elizabeth-that sounds great! Hugs to all of you too!

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    Ruth Anne
    March 6 at 7:06 PM

    Your new home looks lovely! Congratulations on getting your new studio space–I’m sure you’ll be very productive there.

    • Reply
      March 16 at 9:57 AM

      Thank you! (I certainly hope so… need to get going again for sure)

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