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Making This Little House A Home | Part 1


Making This Little House A Home | Why?
Ever After Planning Weddings + Events | Making This Little House A Home Part 1

Well Friends, in the middle of a rebrand, wedding season, and school starting, we did a crazy thing this past Monday.

We signed a lease on a Duplex.

That’s right. I am officially entering a new season of life. We currently live in a fairly decent sized 2 Bedroom (3 if you count the converted basement) home. That has tons of space for love and laughter. It isn’t perfect, but it is ours. We brought our daughter home here, and we watched our children grow and learn here. This is where we started our marriage. Ever After Planning was dreamed up in the kitchen.

Selling our home has been on our minds for a few years now. As our children grew older, it became a more realistic thought. We wanted to be in a smaller community for our children to grow in. Some of the best memories I have are from living in a small town for high school. I also wanted them to grow in a school that I felt was truly the best I could provide.

For the past 4 years our children have attended a private school in town. Our public school district wasn’t where we felt safest for our kids. However, as we all know, that comes with a hefty price tag. It is also a large commitment both financially and on a day to day basis.

It all happened out of complete accident. Last Saturday we were going to a park one day and decided to “daydream cruise” neighborhoods and scope out homes. We always said that if we were going to sell our house, we were probably going to have to move out. Our house is too cluttered to look staged. It is also too hard to keep our house clean 24/7 for showings with the kids running around. Then, I just happened to see a for rent sign in a yard. I made the phone call, and by Monday morning there were keys in my hand.

Our goal is to get moved out of our current home. Then we can finish a few projects and get it on the market. Once our house sells, we will begin the hunt for our forever home.

I am currently living in complete chaos. Registering kids for school, downsizing, organizing movers, figuring out what furniture we are taking, what we need to get, and everything in between. My kids have very mixed feelings about the move. Dayton is pumped to get rid of uniforms. However, he is going to miss his friends. Bella cries almost every time we talk about her new school. She doesn’t want to be away from her best friend.

So over the next few months, I hope you will follow along, as we venture into a new season of life. We are starting school 2 weeks earlier than we have been anticipating, so be prepared for what I am calling blissful chaos. I do, however, get to make a ton of trips to Target and Home Depot, so that is a major plus, right?

Ever After Planning Weddings + Events | Making This Little House A Home Part 1

My heart is happiest sitting in our empty little house, on the kitchen floor eating Chipotle while putting together furniture (like last night!). I wouldn’t trade this for the world!
Ever After Planning Weddings + Events | Making This Little House A Home Part 1
Have a happy weekend friends! If you need me, I will be taping together boxes and sorting items to donate, sell, and keep!

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  1. Morgan gauthier

    August 5th, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    So happy for you hun. It sounds like while this is a huge step it is all for good reasons. Your business is booming and the kiddos will adjust. I seen your post this morning when I woke up and honestly I feel giddy for you with all the amazing things that have been happening for you and your family. While right now it may be chaos and a wave of emotions both good and bad you are taking some big and amazing steps. P.S. you rock woman!

  2. Gabrielle

    August 8th, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    You got this girl! Sometimes the best moments in life show up when it’s complete chaos. It’s going to be an adventure for you and your family but so worth it in the end!

  3. Rachel

    August 9th, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations on the new and exciting changes!! You know what’s best for your family and I’m sure you’ll go through the usual chaos that is making such a large change, the reward in the end and the coziness of finding a new place to raise your kiddos will be well worth the momentary stress. Good luck with everything!!

  4. Lindsay

    August 14th, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Congratulations! It may seem crazy now, but it sounds like this is going to be a great move for you!

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