September 18, 2012

I'm going to be sharing lots of decisions..

If you follow me on pinterest you may have noticed all of a sudden alot of pins pinned to the board IDEAS + LOVES FOR OUR NEXT BUILD.

 We're on the move!!

 In about 7 months that is :)

 In what feels like a complete whirlwind ( in a good way! ) we've made some pretty big decisions and lifestyle changes. In a matter of a week we have-

 a. decided to build a new house
b. secured the last walk out lot available in our current neighborhood
c. put my mom's house up for sale

 WHAT?! I'm trying my hardest not to be jumping up and down excited because I have to wait 7 months, but I'm still damn excited!

Here's what's going on..

 My Mom has stayed in Red Deer since my Dad passed away earlier this year. It's been hard for her because my sister and I are both and hour and a half away. My girls and I have made a trip up to visit every week, but that still leaves Mom with a whole lot of days to fill. With an aging house that my Dad really took care of, she's ready to pick up and start fresh. New city, new house. Here's where the walk out comes in :) 

Just a few blocks away from our current house is a wonderful pond. It's mature and serene and one of my Mom's favorite places to walk every time she comes to visit. We're going to build a big ol house with a walkout facing the pond, and Mom will have her own little suite with us. It's going to be amazing! I'm already planning and decorating Mom's space :) So she'll have us when she needs us, have her own space and the opportunity to start fresh. My kids are OVER THE MOON! You can imagine I'm already pulling inspiration for the house..

 like..

fireplaces.. I need to decide on a profile and I'm loving both of these spaces that have been done by Alice Lane-



I'm not going to mount a TV, so I'll have an amazing spot for some wicked art.. I'm thinking I need to talk to Jenny ( MFAMB ).. right?!

I hope you enjoy following along! x

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13 comments:

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

Fabulous news! And what a sweet way to love your mama and enjoy her. I cant wait to follow along...

SHERRY HART said...

Congrats! I can tell you are so excited!!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Sounds exciting! Can't wait to watch it unfold!

Victoria @ ÉdinHome+Co said...

Sounds wonderful!! I'd love to have my mom close by like that too :-)
Congratulations!!
Victoria

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Oh my Gosh. congrats! This is totally exciting. And I bet your mom and kids are over the moon.

Nat said...

Congrats!! How exciting! Can't wait to see the progress!

Designwali said...

wow..so exciting. We want to build our own home too...so I would love to hear how you start it all. I myself, don't know where to start. AS for the MFAMB, you won't regret it. I love my MFAMB.

Emily said...

Congrats! And HOW EXCITING!! I can't wait to follow the progress. We're still apartment dwellers, but I always love everything you design, so this should be exciting. :)

Marianne said...

What a dream come true! I am so excited for you and your family! xo

Sugar said...

YAY. So excited for you. Can't wait to see it...

Jordin- I Love That! said...

That's awesome! I would love to build a house from scratch! And how nice to have your mom so close. Perfect!

Jenna at Homeslice said...

Congrats! That sounds like the perfect thing for your family... seven months! eek! That's actually pretty quick though, right?

Holly said...

That is wonderful news for you and your family. I noticed a few pins last night and thought - mmm...they must be moving which is so exciting. And to have your Mom with you is even more special. Congratulations and excited to follow along with you.