Wow, has it been quite some time since I last posted! I am so sorry for that! But if you saw on my Facebook and Instagram, you know why! There are some big changes happening in our family and they have been taking up a HUGE amount of our time. I literally spent about 3 full weeks along side my hubby getting things ready for the happy and exciting changes coming our way. So what are these new adventures??
We are Moving!!!!!!
To provide you with full transparency, I want to tell you why after 6 years of marriage, we are moving for the THIRD time (luckily, into our forever home). Most people our age, haven’t bought ONE house, let alone THREE (and trust me – that’s not gloating. I don’t suggest the multiple moves if you can find your forever home right away! haha) But to be honest, our second move was based primarily on someone else’s thoughts of what was best for us. As I stated in this post, we used to let people we trusted basically walk all over us and, at our own stupidity, let them talk us into being somewhere we never pictured ourselves. If you ever take any advice from this blog, I hope it’s this… Make Your Own Choices & Do What Makes You Happy!
We both grew up in the country, not in a plan of houses where I can hear my neighbor sneeze from my living room. Yet, there we were, moved into a large, beautiful, cookie-cutter home in the middle of a plan. Everyone has their own tastes regarding living spaces, so I’m not knocking plans if you love them; but, Scott and I Reeeealllly do not. We couldn’t even eat a meal without someone’s kids running through our yard and staring at us! Ugh! Anyway, we decided about a year ago that we would start looking for a new home. Somewhere that allowed our son to have the same outdoor experiences we had and somewhere that would truly feel like Our Home.
The Next Steps
Well! We finally found it! Our perfect country home on a few acres with limitless possibilities…and a pool! 😉 My son is JACKED about that part. He’s constantly saying “We go swimmin new house mommy?” Adorable. Kills me.
We then quickly realized that we needed to sell our current house immediately! Thus, leading to the overwhelming amount of hours and time spent on fixing up the place and not blogging. But I wouldn’t have traded those long hours into the middle of the night for anything because it paid off and we had our current house under contract within 48 hours of having it listed. What a RELIEF that was for us. I’m actually typing this as the inspections are going on. haha! >cross your fingers for me that those go well 🙂 <
As I typed the word Relief, reality set in again and brought tears to my eyes just now. I have felt for 6 years of our marriage that we just weren’t in the right places. That our marriage and family and goals and decisions just never felt at peace…
When we walked into our new home, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. I pictured Cole running in the back yard and jumping into the pool, Scott and I sitting together on our back porch watching the sky and not hearing the constant noise of other people’s lives 10 feet away. I pictured having more babies taking their first steps in the living room. Most importantly, I pictured our loved ones at parties outside being as loud as they want and having a blast at our home. Our Home. Walking into this house felt like I was finally coming home. ( and it wasn’t my Mother’s house haha!) I can’t put into words how much that meant to Scott and me.
It isn’t hard at all for me to leave our current house ( as you probably have guessed from my prior statements). But there are a few moments I’m grateful we had this home for; for example, my son’s first “everything” was here so far. I’ll always remember him rolling over in this living room and the first time he felt the grass on his feet in the backyard. But even Cole, being only two and a half, shows nothing but Joy about moving. He’s shown no resistance, which frankly I was prepared for. He doesn’t cry about leaving. He just smiles and says “Play outside new house dad!” My gosh, is this child definitely made by us. As far as leaving, it’s a simple “Goodbye, Peppertree Drive!” As for the next change…
I’m Becoming a LuLaRoe Retailer!
Yep, you read that right. After 6 years in an MLM that I wish I’d never done, I found a happy place in LuLaRoe that will help our family financially in a much bigger way than our previous endeavor. It will take about 6-8 weeks for me to “on board” and get my inventory of the beautiful, flattering clothing line that I’ve grown to love so much. I believe in my post, “What is LuLaRoe“, I stated that I wasn’t going to sell them. HA! Jokes on me! Totally am!
Once I am up and running, I will be posting here to let you all know of my facebook group that you can join (completely if you want to!) where I will sell my inventory online and book appointments for in-person shopping at my home/pop-ups at your home! I. Am. So. Excited!
All of you, sitting and reading this at your desktop or on your phones, mean a lot to me. I’ve grown to know things about you and I am certain your responses will be positive; because, that’s how you always treat me! I’m so grateful for how wonderful all of you are and the support you’ve offered me over the entire last 10 months of blogging. <3
What Will Happen to H3?
As I venture into LuLaRoe, I plan on using most of my time to working in that business. Therefore, the blog will be up and running, but posts won’t be as frequent because I probably wouldn’t be giving you the best content I could! And that’s something I just won’t do!
I will still post here and there and occasionally run giveaways (probably of LuLaRoe! So keep an eye out!), and you will still see me on Instagram. 🙂 If you have friends who love LuLaRoe, pass the word around and have them subscribe so they can be alerted of when I start my Facebook Group!
I appreciate you all. Way more than you’ll ever know. <3