Life Update: New Beginnings

Well, judging by the title of this post you can probably tell I have some big news to share today. But to be honest, it’s kinda weird to even have this conversation because nothing has really happened yet, however we made a pretty big decision that I’m excited and a little nervous to share. If you follow along over on Instagram stories you already know what I’m about to say, but we are looking for a new house! It’s so crazy to even type out those words, but it’s true. We have thought and prayed about moving for a while now and we are finally ready to make it happen.

I know this probably sounds crazy and kinda shocking, especially considering how much I love our home, but in my heart I really feel like it’s time for us to move on to something new. We plan to stay in the same area, but the kids are getting bigger and we really need more space for them to grow. We’re all currently squished super tight upstairs, so I’d love to find something that would give the kids a bit more room. Plus we’ve always dreamed of having more land for the kids to roam. I grew up on a farm, raising chickens, riding four wheelers, and playing outside around the clock all summer long. I want that same childhood for my kiddos and it’s our dream to have a few more acres for them to run–and yes I want chickens! I seriously dream about having a cute little chicken coop.

I know it’s going to be super emotional when the time comes to leave this home I love so much, but I’m trusting God to take us in the right direction and I’m just really excited for this new adventure. I’m the dork that LOVES looking at Realtor and Zillow in my spare time, so I actually really enjoy this process. We’ve considered buying land and building a new house, but I kinda love the idea of getting another fixer upper and making it ours. I have truly loved the process of fixing up our home and I think it would be so fun to do it again.

We’ve been seriously looking at houses for months now and I’ve hesitated to share what’s been going on because I obviously have no clue what the future holds for us, so why even talk about it until something happens? But on other hand, I think it would be fun to include you all this adventure and at least let you know what we’re up to. And we even have an offer in on a house right now! We looked at it earlier this week and fell in love with it. It has TONS of potential (my mind is already racing with projects!), an awesome open layout, lots of natural light, and the outdoor space is great for the kids. We could actually have chickens. Eeek! We’re still waiting to hear back on our offer, but I’ll be sure to update you guys when and if things move forward.

I’m honestly so excited to take you all along on this new journey with us! You all feel like family and I think it’s going to be so much fun to share this next adventure. Thank you for being here!! xoxo

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47 Comments

  1. Jenny wrote:

    So exciting! Best of luck to you, can’t wait to follow along!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
    • Mary wrote:

      Exciting times! Prayers for you.

      Posted 2.27.20 Reply
      • Karen wrote:

        OMGosh! How exciting! I wished I lived there and could buy your current home!!

        Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  2. Kathleen wrote:

    I know, it’s scary and exciting all at the same time. Best of luck in the search for your perfect place.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  3. Erika Zavala wrote:

    I’m so excited for you! Thanks for including us in this adventure, I’m the other dork on Realtor and Zillow, I hear ya sister!!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  4. Beth Hayman wrote:

    We love our chickens! They bring so much joy to our 3 girls all while teaching them so much about the circle of life and how to really get their hands dirty! So excited for you!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  5. Amanda wrote:

    So excited for you! I’m the same. We just built a house last year and have been here almost 6 months. I still look on Zillow and realtor because it’s just fun to snoop. Can’t wait to see what y’all get moving forward. Xoxo

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  6. Elida Ortiz wrote:

    So exited for you I also enjoy looking at zillow I dream of moving to sunny Florida one day. Can’t wait to see your fixer upper

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  7. Donna wrote:

    This is exciting news!! It will all work out. Can’t wait to see the chickens

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  8. Terry wrote:

    Wow! Must be something in the water in the blogging world. I think you are the fourth email I’ve opened this month that said you are moving. I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things coming your way! Good luck!!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  9. Ania Elliott wrote:

    I am so happy for you. I thoroughly enjoy seeing how your decorate and put things together to make your home so comfy and cozy. I can’t wait to see what you do with your new house. Good Luck in making your decision.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  10. Gwen wrote:

    I’m so excited!!! I kept checking insta last night and again this morning for the update 😃. Praying and believing favor for you guys!!! And praying for your heart when you transition out of this beautiful home into the new home God has for you 😘💖💖

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
    • Pat Everett wrote:

      Thankyou for sharing. It will be fun to go along with you. I’m retired and past 76 yrs old. I missed a chance to do this. I want to watch it happen for you. Pat

      Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  11. Jena wrote:

    So happy for you all..I know the tears will be flowing when you leave your home, but here’s to new tears and new adventures !! God is awesome!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  12. Deedra wrote:

    Sarah, I am so excited for you and your family! We did the same thing when our children were young and oh what adventures they had when we moved into a house in the woods with land. Hoping that if it’s Gods plan, your offer will be accepted. Look forward to what lies ahead!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  13. Mona Brandt wrote:

    I’m excited for your family’s new adventure! I look forward to to watching you decorate your new home.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  14. glenda lafont wrote:

    Best of luck to you both.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  15. margaret wrote:

    Blessings that everything works out for you and your family. so excited for you.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  16. How exciting! Just look forward with the fun and joy you are going to have and not backward. It is so fun to redesign with what you have! Congratulations and best wishes!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  17. Valerie wrote:

    Oh my gosh, that’s so exciting! Good luck on your potentially new home! 🤞🏼

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  18. Lori wrote:

    What an adventure for you and your family!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  19. Shawna wrote:

    Yay ! New houses are so exciting ! I can’t wait to see you put your sweet touches on everything. Will be praying for you guys ❤️

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  20. Anna Lancaster wrote:

    I know how you feel,me and my husband had been looking for a year and a half. We finally found it, it’s just the two of us now and it’s older home on one &half acre .So, we are also going to have chickens,my hubby has already been getting the wood for the coup.I’m so happy for ya’ll and hope everything goes great. It’s so exciting to get to move back in the country again for us.Can’t wait to follow you and get some new ideas.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  21. Candy wrote:

    Hi Sarah
    I am so excited for you and your family. I pray the offer goes through and you are on the way to a new adventure in your family’s life. Can’t wait to see your new ideas and projects. God bless you.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  22. Cheryl Atkinson wrote:

    Sarah! Congratulations and best wishes. God has a plan and He will not let you down. What an exciting blog you will have. I mean it’s already awesome but new beginnings. Yay

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  23. Dot wrote:

    So exciting! Can’t wait to be along on your journey! Especially looking forward to watching you work your magic in a new space.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  24. Blanca Vazquez wrote:

    I’m so exciting for your. A couple of years ago we went through the same thing but we downsized. Our home was getting too big for my husband and I. I wish you lots of luck and have fun making it your own. Can’t wait.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  25. Cathy Young wrote:

    How exciting!! Congrats & Good Luck w/ the offer, I love the idea of your children playing outside all summer long & getting chickens!! OMG Adorable!!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  26. Deborah wrote:

    Dear Sarah,
    I always look forward to seeing your home decor project posts, so I am certain that your new place will bring countless opportunities to share with your readers.
    Blessings to you, your family and the friends who watch you.
    Deborah

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  27. G wrote:

    Sounds wonderful! I am happy for you all. I grew up on a farm too and we had chickens, pigs and cows. It is a great way to raise children.
    Prayers for the right house to open up.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  28. Bev wrote:

    I’m sure it will work out! Your home will sell in a flash.. best of luck😊

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  29. Tammy wrote:

    Aghhhh so exciting!!!!!! Oh thank you for letting us come along for the adventure. Oh how I wish we lived closer so I could buy you house!!!!! Best of everything to you and your family in this new chaper! Love your blog friend
    Tammy xoxo

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  30. Sylvia Atherley wrote:

    Sarah you sound like me. I have been following you for a long time now. I am much much older than you but I have done the same thing in regards to moving. I would just get the place looking good or to my liking and my husband and I would move. I am addicted to décor so I understand. Have fun. Sylvia

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  31. Elaine Coish wrote:

    Your current home is lovely! We, too, have space – one acre, not several. Understand perfectly why you want for your children what you had growing up. And chickens can be fascinating for kids!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  32. so exciting Sarah! Knowing God will be your guide is so cool. God Bless you and your sweet family. Can’t wait to come along! xoxo

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  33. Brenda Johnson wrote:

    That is so exciting! I have moved several times, and so enjoyed putting a new house together, as I expect you will love too! Can’t wait to see how things turn out for you and your family!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  34. Jill Bailey wrote:

    So happy for you and your family. We raised our three sons on a farm and I can say there’s no better way to raise great kids. We also attended a small country church three times a week when we were not singing at another church. My husband, three sons ages 30 and 28(twins) and I, have been singing in a Bluegrass Gospel group for 20 years as of this spring. I can also says raising your kids to know the importance of getting saved and living for God, is THE best way to raise fine, godly children. God gets ALL the Glory!
    I really enjoy your blog also.

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  35. Donna wrote:

    I am so excited for you. I love looking at those houses on Zillow also and dreaming. I can not wait to see what is in store for you but I swear I love that view you have now. Blessings coming your way!

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  36. Kevin wrote:

    Congratulations! Very excited for you, and look forward to you transforming your new house into your home. We’ve just recently moved into a new house, after leaving a home we lived in for 14 years. While it has been a ‘transition’, it has been well worth it….

    Posted 2.27.20 Reply
  37. Mary Ellen Eckels wrote:

    I am so excited for you and will hold you all in prayer. God will not disappoint 🙂 Blessings and thanks for including us on your journey. <3

    Posted 2.28.20 Reply
  38. Bancy wrote:

    Sarah I’m soooo excited for you! Thanks for wanting to share the process with all of us!! Can’t wait!!

    Posted 2.28.20 Reply
  39. Sheilah Perry-Rosales wrote:

    But.. but.. but you just got the house the way you wanted it.Lol I know I’m looking too for a new home.Just me and my dog and 3 cats but my kids come home to visit from time to time and a fold out couch isn’t welcoming.

    Posted 2.29.20 Reply
  40. Tina P. wrote:

    I firmly believe the Lord will lead you where He wants you to be. My husband and I looked, made an offer on, and purchased a house in the matter of two months, and we were not planning to move! It all fell into place perfectly. We just closed on the sale of our other house this past week, and I have to say, it was not as hard as I thought it would be. I’m excited to see where this leads you!

    Posted 3.1.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Couldn’t agree more Tina!

      Posted 3.2.20 Reply
  41. Tanya wrote:

    How exciting! Shopping for a new home can be so fun and yet so stressful! You aren’t alone in constantly checking Realtor and Zillow. LOL.

    Posted 3.2.20 Reply
  42. Carrie wrote:

    Have you considered painting your cabinets with the new tile? The hue of the cabinets makes them appear dirty. A bright white maybe would really tie it together!

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  43. Kathleen wrote:

    I just love reading your blogs!!God bless you! Kl

    Posted 3.20.20 Reply

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