It’s Official… FOR SALE!

Yep, it’s official… our house is on the market. I know, it’s a crazy time of year to put our house up for sale but we are following our instincts and ready to start the next chapter in our lives.

front-porch-full-makeoverNow we’re not 100% sold on moving (ha, get it?), so f it doesn’t sell fast we won’t be completely heart broken. But we have a great opportunity to build our dream home and want to take advantage of the terrific interest rates and buying when home prices are low.

It’s gonna be tough to say goodbye to this home that we built 7 years ago. I’ve put so much heart into personalizing it this past year and a half since I started blogging. I mean, c’mon. I just finished my kitchen makeover!

kitchen-white-painted-cabinets1And painted my dining room from a dark red to bright seafoam green.

dining-room-sea-salt-straightOne of my favorite rooms that I spruced up this past year was my master bedroom. Remember those “That’s What He/She Said” posters? I still get raving comments on them from anyone that comes in our home!

master bedroom makeoverAnd I love my daughter’s stenciled bedroom wall, but I think both her and I are ready for a change. She’s requesting bunk beds or twin beds in her new bedroom so she can have friends and cousins over to spend the night. And her current bedroom is only 10x10ft so more space for toys would be nice!

Ellie-bedroom-makeoverOur guest bedroom was converted into a craft room/office this past year and is one of my favorite rooms in the house. Luckily when we built the desk from scratch we didn’t attach it to the wall (just in case someday we wanted to sell the place). But luckily most buying prospects that have toured our home so far love it as is. I guess there’s a lot of crafting ladies these days!

craft-room-makeover-final1I haven’t tackled much in my great room, even though it’s the first thing you see when you enter our home. I still have red chairs in there that really don’t go with the rest of the house, but I’m just going to live with them for now.

great room view

great roomAnd of course we have our main floor laundry room makeover from back in September with my stenciled washer and dryer. This is the most trafficked area in our home since it’s right off the garage and leads into the kitchen.

mud-room-makeover-1Yeah, it will be a little sad if we sell this home since we’ve put so much love and work into this place (and of course the memories of bringing home our baby girl here). But we’re excited for the next little journey that lies ahead and can’t wait to build memories in the next place we call home.

I’ll make sure to keep y’all updated on the progress! Hopefully we’ll have some good news after the New Year!

exteriorOH, and if you know of anyone looking for a new home in the St. Charles County area of St. Louis, MO… let me know!


  1. says

    Oh! I know how you feel – we completely remodeled our house (we gutted the entire thing and started over!). We lived in it for about 6 months when we decided to put it on the market. We only did a six month sales agreement and exactly two days before the listing agreement ran out we sold the house! Now, we are living in a rental while we are waiting to close on our new house. Good luck on selling your house – if the time is right, it will happen. (and we sold a house that we had before we retired between Thanksgiving and Christmas – so it can happen – do you see a pattern here????)
    Hugs –

  2. Nancy Carr says

    I love your house and am moving to NE MO next year. I have a dear friend in your area though. Best wishes and happy holidays.

  3. says

    When we left San Diego, we had called a Realtor we knew, just to come over and talk about listing the house. We told him we would list the following week, as we wanted to do some touch-ups, etc. He called the next day and said he knew we weren’t ready to actually list, but could he bring just one couple to see it? We agreed, they came, and made a full-price offer! We had expected it to take months to sell, so we were completely unprepared. AND they wanted possession in 60 days. AND we were moving half-way across the country. AND our daughter was three months old. Talk about a crazy time!! But within the sixty days, we had bought a house in Arkansas, made all the arrangements, and moved into our new home–on Dec.19. No tree that year! !(I just realized–today is the anniversary of that day–28 years ago. This is the third house since then.

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