Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Moving On

I have finally showed off my laundry room

…and the living room

…and the workshop.

Is there a reason for this sudden burst of sharing, you ask?

Well, yes, there is.

Remember when we were trying to sell our home last fall?  And then in the spring we decided it was not the right time?

Everything happens for a reason.

You see, my husband was recently offered his dream job in Seattle.

So we’re moving.

For real this time!

So if I’m a little MIA, you’ll understand.  I’ve been spending a lot of time getting our home ready to sell.  Is it breaking my heart to leave, after all the improvements we’ve made this year…especially my beautiful workshop? 

Yes!

But is it exciting to think of a new adventure, a new home, new projects, and most importantly…a happy husband??

Yes, to that as well!

Wish us luck!

32 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! Congrats on the new job for your hubby and best wishes for your big move! We did a big move a year and a half ago for Hubs to go back to school and in 7 months he'll be done and we'll have another big move. Fun fun! : )

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good luck, Korrie! But ~ your workshop!!!! I can understand about the job related move though. We were looking to sell and downsize anyway when an opportunity to transfer {within the same company} was offered to my husband. Unfortunately, we couldn't just say we'd take it off the market {again} if we got no interest. For the right price, you'll get plenty of interest we found!

Susan said...

Congratulations, Korrie! I love that part of the country! So excited for you.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What??? Holy cow!!! Surprising, but very exciting news Korrie! Can't wait to hear more!

Deanne Langford said...

hope you find another house soon to turn into a lovely home!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so so happy for you! i have always wanted to go there! and YES everything does happen for a reason! proof right here!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I hope your new adventure to your new home in a new area brings you all the joy possible. Hugs, Cindy

Full Circle Creations said...

Oh my goodness Korrie! Congrats. I use to live in Seattle. It's a gorgeous city. What a great adventure for you and your family. But your wonderful workshop...at least you've been able to enjoy it a bit. I've moved more times than I can count so I know you're going to busy, busy, busy!

Holly

Pollyanna said...

Oh dear, I know that feeling ... "Finally, I have my house just the way I want it, and someone else gets to enjoy it." The good things about your situation are 1. You are so talented you will have your new home perfect in no time, and will be able to share the journey with us! 2. You already have listed all the good things that will come of this move ... happy hubby being paramount, bless your heart!!

Rachel said...

How can it be his dream job? It's not here in Utah. :D

Best of luck to you all!!! A new adventure!!

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

I moved 7 times in 6 years. :-)

Moving tip that I give everyone: Get McDonalds boxes for your breakables. Seriously, they're thicker because they ship everything frozen. Its like free extra padding. I only had 2 things break during all those moves.

Have fun!!

Red Gate Farm said...

Welcome to my state... Washington! I can't wait to see what you create in your new place... you'll have tons of time since you'll probably want to spend all your time indoors to escape the rainy days :)

~Chris

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Think of it this way...another house to decorate. Fun, fun, fun.I too live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Once you get used to the rain it is beautiful here!

Ali Richardson said...

WOW! That is BIG news! Maybe you can squeeze the workshop in your carry on?? Seattle is a really clean and beautiful city! A happy adventure lies ahead :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow... all that decorating experience under your belt; you get to put to good use on a new home.
...and of course, Wow! a happy husband.
Envy- Pat

ImSoVintage said...

Oh, Korrie, I am so excited for you. What a wonderful city to move to. I hate that you have to leave your wonderful new workshop, but I hope you sell your house quickly.

Hugs,
Lauara

srpprcrftr said...

I don't know where you live now. Seattle is a big change maybe. Congrats to your hubs for the new job.
Who said there weren't any jobs? Whomever said that must not be really looking. That's so great he's been offered his dream job on top of it.
Things really do happen for a reason, sometimes we just can't see it for awhile but things work out.
Now that you've done all that work on your house it should sell quicker.
How exciting to look forward to finding your new home and fixing it up. Happy week

Susan Catney said...

Congratulations! We just moved from Houston to Atlanta(area)in July. It was so hard to leave our home. I had put so much of myself into it. Especially my stairs. Oh - that killed me to leave them!!!

But your right about how exciting the new adventure is, how exciting the new home is and how exciting it is to meet new and creative friends!

Good luck to you on your move. I truly wish you all the best.

http://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/ said...

How absolUtely exciting--conGRATs to the Mr!
So many nEw adventures ahead for you!
--hey Korrie, make sure you take down anything you want to keep (I'm especially thinking of your fAb luggage shelves) or they will make them a part of the purchase of the house.
Can't wait to see your next house and all your new projects!
Catherine

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

So happy for you and wishing you ALL the very best of everything!
Love your house, but that shop--whoa! my dream!
Good luck with everything, take the time you need, we'll be here when you've got a little more time!
gail

Heaven's Walk said...

Congratulations on your hubby's new job, Korrie! Where are you moving from? Shellagh from Ticking & Toile lives in Seattle. You'll be able to hook up with her - you lucky girl! :) Praying for an smooth move for you and your family, girlie. You're moving to a beautiful state!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Congrats to hubby on the dream job! We are in Seattle (well, just outside of it...) you will love it here, the people are great and it is only 3 hours from Canada. :) So, I saw 2 other bloggers here too so far, you will not be alone! Good luck on the move.

Callie said...

Ahhh congrats!! How exciting! I guess you've already visited Seattle so you know how great it is...I'm from Washington and moved away for grad school after living with husband in Seattle a few years, and we both really miss it! You will love living up there! Plus (my DIY side coming out) Craigslist is awesome in Seattle - you will have so many thrifty project opportunities!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Wow Korrie! The move is a great opportunity to redecorate!!! Awesome! I wish you the best of luck.
Susan

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations! I am excited for you and your family. I wish you the Best of Luck! You'll have a fresh clean slate to decorate and hopefully another shop.

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

Congratulations! A happy hubby is worth a move :-) We continue to rent in order to keep our options open, and that is directly connected to my husband's career. We will buy again, but for now we're not convinced this location is 'the' location. Fresh starts are always so exciting!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I guess you are really glad you did move before. We are moving in a year and a half when my daughter graduates, but just down the road about 30 minutes, closer to hubby's job. I hope it all goes well for you. You are going to be sooooo busy.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I bet it is hard to leave your beautiful home ...and awesome workshop, but it sounds like it will be well worth it! So excited for this great opportunity for your husband, you, and your family! :)

Pam @ 52apothecaryshop said...

Hi Corrie, Love your blog, I've been reading through so many lovely posts! Good luck on the big move, hope you just breeze through it all! I am new following tonight and look forward to visiting again soon. xo Pam

Bliss said...

OOOOMMMMGGGGG, I am stunned! I remember the "should we or shouldn't we" journey well, and now look. It all happened for a reason.

I'm excited to hear about the house hunting etc., and you'll get another shop, I know it.

Bliss

Kim said...

How exciting! I hope your house sells quickly and you can move on to bigger and better things :)
Kim

Jenine said...

I am really jealous, My husband and I hope to move to the Seattle area next year when he's done with school. I know I'll be reading your blog checking out to see how you like it up there! Oh yes, and for your beautiful furniture as always.