We Are Moving!

Surprise!! We are MOVING!!! I shared this news over on Instagram a while back, but I’ve been meaning to share it here too for you sweet ladies without social media. (High five for not being on social media. I applaud you!)

So there’s a lot that goes into this story, but the semi-short version is that we’ve kept our eye on the market for the last two years now. I’ve shared several times over the years that I never truly *loved* this house when we moved here back in 2020. We were coming from the most charming little 1980s fixer upper, that had oodles of character. Moving to this open concept, builder grade home was a big change. But it did have the acreage and privacy we wanted, plus at the time it was the best option given our time constraints, budget, etc. So we went with it and over the last 4 years we’ve been able to transform this builder grade home into something with a little more charm and character.

But to be really honest, it’s been hard to feel settled here. As someone that shares her home and decor ideas every day online, it was tough to not feel inspired in my own home. My heart was absolutely in love with our 1980s fixer upper–there’s where my blogging journey began and I felt myself come alive with creativity in that home. I tried bringing that same energy here, but it was a challenge. I always knew we would likely not be in this house more than a few years.

Fast forward to last year–we were going to open houses all the time, but never found anything worth moving for. I promised myself I wasn’t going to move again unless I was 1000% crazy about the house. So we did a lot of looking, without a lot of luck. But then one day in mid-April last year, we went into an open house that changed everything. From the moment I walked in the door I was in love. It was stunning, but also cozy and full of charm at the same time. It had the more traditional layout were looking for and it was a bit of an older home that had been remodeled in a few rooms. It was perfect. It even had a great amount of space, just under two acres, and privacy. But the price was higher than we felt comfortable paying.

Matt and I talked about the house a ton, prayed about it and kept going back and forth on what to do. In our indecisiveness, the sellers took the house off the market. I was crushed, but I also knew that if God had wanted us in that house it would have happened. We moved on, but I always kept that house in the back of my mind. I compared it to anything we saw from that point on and it always seemed to be brought up in conversation every few weeks.

Then on November 1st of this year, my friend (who just happened to know the sellers through a member of her family) reached out and asked if we were still interested in that house. Apparently the owners were thinking about listing again and wanted to check with us first because months prior my friend told her how much we loved it. I about peed my pants when I saw the text

We were able to work out the details and it all just fell into place. And we even managed to get the house for considerably less than it was listed for last year. We move in February and I cannot wait to start this new chapter!

The craziest thing about this story is how God orchestrated all of it. If you’ve read my devotionals, you might have seen me mention how 2023 was a tough year for me mentally. I struggled with a lot of anxiety and overall I was in a low place. I felt like I was under a very real attack on my mind from the enemy. During those hard months, I had to dig into my faith like never before. And in the process, which involved a lot of tears and hard days, I grew to a whole new level with the Lord. It was almost like hitting rock bottom is what needed to happen in order to strip away the old Sarah. It was a transformational year and even though it was very difficult, I’m grateful for it now. I truly feel like a different person at this point and my heart is on fire for Jesus like never before. That doesn’t mean everything is perfect–I still have hard days, but I can feel myself changing. Sometimes I think God takes us through difficult seasons of pruning to help us grow and mature in our faith and that’s exactly what 2023 was for me.

If we had bought that house and moved last April, I’m not sure I would have experienced the same kind of year. I really think I needed to get through the valley first, before I could be ready for the next chapter of my life. His hand and perfect timing in all of this absolutely amazes me.

Stay tuned for more pics and updates on the move soon. And thank you for being here and cheering me on in this space. So grateful for you!

PS: I forgot to mention, but the new house is in Colorado. It’s actually just a few mins from where we are now.

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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29 Comments

  1. 1.13.24
    Sharon said:

    So happy for you! I can’t wait to see the new place. I totally get how you felt about your current house even though you made it gorgeous! Isn’t the Lord good?!!!

    • 1.13.24
      Ada said:

      So happy for you and your family.
      My husband and I would love to move to Kentucky haven’t found the right home for our budget.. I know God will make a way if this is what we are to do. Sarah you are such an encouragement and so real. Thank you for your heart!

      Ada

  2. 1.13.24
    Mary D said:

    All the very best to you all. Be Still And Know That I Am God.
    -Psalm 46:10

  3. 1.13.24
    Sandy said:

    God bless you. God’s timing is always perfect. God is with you. So very happy for you. I have said this before …..God is using you to help others. You are an inspiration
    Wishing you many blessings for you n your family. Love you sarah

  4. 1.13.24
    Kay said:

    Congratulations on your new home. I have also dug deeper this past year with God. Mine is Medical but I have felt Gods love and Comfort in ways I have never done before so I understand.. God is an awesome God. I look forward to seeing all the pictures of your home… 💗

  5. 1.13.24
    Patty said:

    I am so happy for you. I can relate because I suffer with anxiety and had a tough 2023 as well. You give me inspiration so thank you Sarah and good luck in your new chapter. Can’t wait to see pics.
    Patty

  6. 1.13.24
    Kimberly said:

    I am so happy for you and your family!!

  7. 1.13.24
    Robin said:

    Praise God for His perfect timing. Looking forward to all your new home updates. Bless you and your family.

  8. 1.13.24
    Candy Brodie said:

    Congratulations Sarah and Matt! God does work in mysterious ways and he has blessed you to,get through the hard times and to come out the other side, I am so happy for you. I can’t wait to see your new home and what you will do to,it! It will be certainly be spectacular. I love your decorating Sarah and your inspiration.
    Love Candy

  9. 1.13.24
    Mona said:

    Congratulations! Exciting news. I can’t wait to see your new home, decorating ideas and what is next for you. I remember your adorable first home. I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. Also, a mature follower in the Lord.Mature because I much older than you are.

  10. 1.13.24
    Gloria said:

    So happy for you Sarah and your family!!😉

  11. 1.13.24
    Ashley said:

    Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family! Can’t wait to see pictures along this beautiful journey for you and your family! 💕

  12. 1.13.24
    Alisha Hauck said:

    So happy for you. We are to the point we will need to move. I love my home and area but, it’s so expensive and we are so far from family. I pray that we get the direction we need to go next.

  13. 1.13.24
    Sandy said:

    Can’t wait to see your new home ! Sometime it just takes time for things to fall into place !

  14. 1.13.24
    Tammie said:

    Our Heavenly Father’s plan for each of us, is better than we can imagine. We just have to exercise faith, and let him lead and guide us down a path that in the end is awesome! My husband and I had a similar experience. We moved from a large city, where property taxes were outrageous, to a small Midwest town, and led us to a home that is absolutely perfect. And the townspeople are very Christ-like, kind, thoughtful and are genuinely friendly. We couldn’t have done better on our own. I’m so happy for you and your family! May Our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family. Keep the Faith! 💕

  15. 1.13.24
    Maribel said:

    Congratulations Sarah,I am so happy for you. Can’t wait to see pictures. God Bless.

  16. 1.13.24
    Peggy CLIFFORD said:

    So happy for you! I can’t wait to see what u do Zsneak preview ??

  17. 1.14.24
    Cindy said:

    You, my dear, are an inspiration to us all! Thank you for sharing you’re great life as well as your struggles, with us! I think I’m in the valley but God will lead me through it. Cindy

  18. 1.14.24
    Sherry said:

    Sarah,
    God is good and his timing is perfect. Your post really touched my heart. Like you 2023 was a hard year for me physically and mentally. There were many times I got to my knees and cried, “Jesus help me”. It felt like the enemy was battling my mind and I had to dig into my faith and believe I can trust God no matter what the situation looks like. I get what you have been going through. We serve a wonderful God and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the praise and worship songs that gave me strength was “Yes I Will” by Vertical Worship. I just want you to know that no matter what, it’s going to be alright. God has given you a gift to reach others creatively. Congratulations on your new home. I look forward to seeing your new projects.

  19. 1.14.24
    Sylvia said:

    That is so awesome, and I think I really needed to hear this because I too am on a house hunt journey. That seems impossible. But what a great reminder that God cares about the little details that we care about for ourselves. As long as we keep our eyes on Him and we don’t get impatient. His timing is perfect. I’ve never had to buy a house by myself before and it’s not been an enjoyable journey, but God is good!

  20. 1.14.24
    Sandy jackson said:

    I have followed you for a long time and even though I’m old enough to be your Mom I really enjoy being a part of your family journey. You are very real, your family is adorable, I love your style (home & fashion) and I’m beyond happy for you! Looking forward to your future!!

  21. 1.14.24
    Carol lee said:

    You certainly deserve this. Good luck and may God watch over you.

  22. 1.14.24
    J McKay said:

    God is good! So happy for y’all! Blessings on yiur new adventure. Hugs ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  23. 1.14.24
    Linda Lester said:

    So happy for you and your family Sarah. I can’t wait to see pictures of the new home.👍🏻😊

  24. 1.15.24
    Rose said:

    Oh Sarah I’m so happy for you. I’m so excited to see your joy in creating your new home

  25. 1.15.24
    Christina said:

    So happy for you, your family…and your journey with God!

  26. 1.17.24
    Judy said:

    Sarah…
    We serve an amazing God!
    So happy for you that you have experience the moving of God! When we seek the kingdoom of God first, all other things fall into place! Wishing you peace and joy in your bew home! Can’t wait to see more details of your move!
    You are a special girl! 💕
    Love in Jesus! Judy

  27. 1.18.24
    Ronda said:

    So happy for you and excited to watch what you add to the new place.

  28. 1.29.24
    Tricia Shih said:

    I am so excited to see your new house Sarah. I have been following you for several years and so grateful for your insights and inspiration in so many ways.