As if I didn’t already know, Facebook was kind enough to remind me that I haven’t posted to More Mimosas, Please in awhile. I know, I know, but I feel like I have a good excuse.
Right before the holidays, we decided to put on house on the market. We loved our neighborhood and our house, but after 15 years, we were ready for a change of scenery. Plus the boys are going to kindergarten next year so if we were going to move this was the time.
Given how much I enjoy entertaining and prepping for the holidays, the timing was less than ideal. It’s hard enough keeping your house clean on a normal day, but add in three kids, a husband who was gone for 10 days right before Christmas, lots of short notice showings and it’s enough to make you crazy. Plus I really wanted to decorate for Christmas, especially if was going to be the last one in this house.
But realtors don’t like stuff. They like empty shelves and clean countertops.
So fast forward a few months – we sold our house, bought a new house, found a short term rental house and are about to start renovations on said new house. Any time I would have had for fun blog posts and parties was taken up with packing, organization, storing, search and planning. Plus, most of my fun stuff is in storage. And, while we totally lucked out with the location of our rental house, the house itself is no where near insta-worthy.
So as not to go totally dormant, I’m going to pull out and update some old posts that never quite made it to the blog. And, share a bit of our renovation story along the way.
MMP is not a design blog, but so much of what I do share happens in our home, so I figured it’s not completely off topic. Plus construction pictures are fun. I’m sure I’m not the only one that looses track of time looking at beautiful kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and interesting rooms.
We took our last house down to the studs – and learned a lot along the way.
This renovation is a smaller undertaking. Bottom floor redo (kitchen, bath, mud/laundry room) and the addition of a playroom (thank gawd!) above the garage.
I’m happy to be able to report that demolition has begun! Now just waiting until the fun part begins – making it our own.