A little time out…

Ok my friends, I tried. I really, really did. Over the past several months I’ve tried to share new, creative ideas with you. But for me, these lame posts just aren’t cutting it. I miss (and I’m pretty sure you do too) refinishing furniture, re-decorating rooms, coming up with new, creative home decor. But to be honest, there is not a whole lot I can do right now.

For those of you who follow my blog, you know that we are in the process of selling our current home in order to build our dream home.

southern living abberley lane floorplan

Our plans have been under construction for several months now. I’ve shown y’all on a couple different drawings of our version of the Abberley Lane shown above. Well, even though I said it was finished, I fibbed! Or maybe just changed my mind a few more times. We are in the final stages of detailing and we made a few minor changes since the last time I shared with you the elevation and floorplan. I’m excited to show you, and I will, as soon as I get it back from the architect! And, we have chosen our builder as well! I’ll announce that soon too!

The good news is that after less than a week on the market, our house is under contract! Not only that, but we have less than one month until closing! While this is all very exciting, it is also terrifying to know that I have to pack up my entire house (and I got a lot of stuff people) and find somewhere to live while our new house is being built! Yes, I’m freaking out a little bit!

So back to the point of this post. I’ve tried, I really have tried to make things as interesting as they used to be. But since I knew we were moving it seemed sill to re-decorate, I was afraid to paint furniture because I don’t know what my colors and decor will be in the new house, and frankly, I just didn’t have any creative motivation. But I did try my best to post some things. And I planned on continuing to do so, until today.

I stressed all day (while packing) about getting a post up. You see, I get anxiety if I don’t post frequently enough. It used to be that I had to post every day. But then when I started my business I learned to relax and that it was ok to skip a day or two here and there. But lately, I’ve been skipping more days than posting and it’s causing me major anxiety. (I found this little comic here and thought it was funny.)

Then today I had this moment where I realized that I needed to take a break. Not a permanent break. Oh no, I’m going to be sharing with y’all the building of the new house! And then I get to share decorating it!!!! But I am going to take a temporary break for the next few weeks while I pack the house up.

So I hope that you don’t mind. I might still post here and there. But I want to do it because I have something to post or because I have a few spare minutes to do so. I don’t want to feel pressured or anxious about it. But please don’t leave me! I promise that when I come back, I’m going to have way more to talk about and to share than I’ve shared in the last year! I promise! I’ll be back soon…

9 thoughts on “A little time out…”

  1. I am so looking forward to the progress of your house. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (sometimes it was a little like waiting for Christmas morning when I was a kid!). You will be able to focus on building it more since you won’t have to worry about keeping up you house on the market! Congratulations on the quick sale!

    I will miss your posts but will be checking in from time to time for sure!

  2. We will be around.. Can’t miss the new house! 🙂 You need to eliminate some stress causing points so that you can focus on the next big thing in the long term. Totally understandable. I can not post when I have a big deliverable at work as well, because I work on the weekends those times and there is no way I can cook, clean and take photos let alone write a simple recipe.
    Do what you gotta to do! And let me know if you need any help. We can take the kids one weekend if you guys need to pack.

  3. Congrats on the sale of your home AND building! Soooooo stinkin exciting! We are renovating an old house right now and will build on the other 2 acres when this one is done/paid off and I will be hounding you then, I’m sure! Your dream home looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it come to life!

    PS: Are you going to SNAP or taking a break from blogging conferences, too?
    XOXO- the twins (:

  4. That house looks gorgeous. I never really considered having a “dream house” so I might just have to dream about yours now. My dream is to have everything fixed and bug proof in my 1940’s fixer upper.

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