Thursday, August 30, 2012

Movin On.....

"Country roads....take me home
to the place I belong....
West Virginia, mountain mama
take me home country roads....

Yep, after nine years of living on the North Carolina Coast, we have finally sold our home and we are moving back to West Virginia.

Here's what it looks like around here right now...

 I have mixed emotions about leaving here.  We custom built our beautiful house and I've enjoyed decorating it, blogging about it
and making it a home for the last eight years. The time has come to move on to the next chapter of our lives. We are leaving behind many fond memories, many friends and embarking upon a new adventure.

In the poem..."The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, he says for every road we take, there's a road we didn't take.  Wrong turn or not, the roads we take can end up making significant changes in our lives.  And we'll always wonder about the roads that we didn't try.
I can now say that I took that unknown road and I'm glad that I did.
So many wonderful things have happened along the way.

The choice that we made has made all the difference in our lives.
For me it was becoming a part of Miss Minnie's Antiques where I was  able to express and release my artistic and creative abilities.   Also where I was accepted and given the chance to prove that I could be a part of a wonderful shop with special owners and dealers.  Thank you Dianne for having faith in me and for giving me the chance to be a part of Miss Minnies.



I'm up to my eyeballs in boxes and wrapping paper and the clock is ticking away with an expected move date of September 10.

One thing that will always remain will be my blog.  So don't think I'm leaving you. I'll just be jumping back and forth checking on everyone and occassionally posting what's happening.  In due time all will be back to normal and I'll be telling you about our new home.

In the meantime get out there and create, make, cook, sew, write, photograph, repurpose and find something wonderful and share it with us.

                                        ~~great big giant hugs~~
                                                  Sissie
 

53 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What an exciting new adventure! I hope everything goes really well for you. Good luck with the moving. I am very glad you will keep blogging. :)

Now I have to go find my John Denver CD--you made me want to listen to it :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Sissie! I know how happy you must be that your house sold. I also know what it is like to have boxes surrounding you! I can't believe we will be in our new place for a year at the end of September. Funny side note ~ my hubby is in W. Virginia on business today. It's about 4 hours from us but it is part of his district, so he goes every month or two.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I hope you have a great move...just think of all the things you can do to your new place!! Talk to you soon!

Susie said...

Sissie, I wish you the best in your move. That's a big step to move. I moved here 8 years ago and I miss living in town so much. I want to move back there one day. Hope I can. Smiles to you, Susie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is so exciting, Sissie! Can't wait to see that next chapter open up. Don't be afraid to show us how things are going. We need to see the progress of it all. Big hugs, and have fun in the process!! xo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
Congrats on the sale of your NC home. Wishing you all the best back home in WV.

Blesings,
Linda

Carole said...

Wishing you luck in the move and the new home. You must be exhausted!!!

x
Carole

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! Oh, I just knew something was up when not seeing you post much. I wish you the absolute best with your move. Bless your heart, I know it's a lot of work to move. Will you be close to your sister?
We'll all be here waiting to go along with you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, I am so happy for you....congrats on the sale!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am excited for you, too! I know you'll enjoy making your new house a home! And look how great you look! I can't imagine all that work and looking good, too!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Congrats on your new chapter in life and the sale of your house!

Lisa

stefanie said...

how exciting!!! a new adventure!! where you will be a hit wherever you go!!!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, Sissie- I am proud of you for following your heart. Those types of moves are not always the easiest ones to take...but they are so worth it in the end. How long did it take your house to sell in this market? I'll bet the new owner is completely smitten. God bless you in the move and I can't wait to see where you settle- xo Diana

Victoria said...

You're so pretty Sissie! My hubby and I have just followed our hearts, from So Cal to Florida and so glad we did. You are WAY more organized than I was!

I hope your move goes smoothly and look forward to your VA blog posts:)

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I so hope your move will be a smooth one and you will enjoy your new home in your new area. Hugs, Cindy

Maureen said...

Hmmmm....ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Keep us posted!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, I'm so glad your beautiful home sold and you can get back to WV. I have moved so often that the sight of boxes in a room represents two things for me; a lot of work and a new beginning. All the best to you and we look forward to hearing all about your new life.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Wow how exciting. Can't wait to see your new home and how you decorate it.
All the best with your move.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I remember you mentioning your house was up for sale and often wondered how that was going. Guessed you rethought it and decided to stay. Congrats on the sale and best of luck with the move:@)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations on the sale of your home, Sissie! I know how exciting it must be for you to start the next phase of your lives together, but gosh, I remember how difficult it is to pack up and move! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you move to your new home. I'm sure it won't be long before you have your new cottage looking "just so". I can't wait to see!
xoxo
Donna

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sissie, Can't wait to see what's NEXT!! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Two Vintage Sisters - Robin and Pam said...

Wishing you a great move Sissie and looking forward to seeing your new place here on the blog! Robin

Amy said...

Here in West Virginia waiting for you!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I knew you had talked about selling and moving back to WV but not surprised your beautiful home sold so quickly. I hope your move goes well and you get settled in quickly. You are much closer to me now!~Hugs, Patti

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm so excited for you....But, don't envy the packing...and unpacking, and sorting! Keep us posted when you get the chance!!! Wishing you tons of luck, safety, and happiness!

Carol

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations! Best of luck with the move!

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
I can totally relate to your post about moving on, and taking the road less traveled! And I remember all too well what it is like to pack up an entire household! I wish you nothing but the best in your new adventures, and can't wait til you are able to tell us all about your new home!

Shabbygal said...

Well you had better not leave us! What an exciting time for you!A new chapter who knows what it will hold! Have a smooth and safe move! Traci

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh Sweetie my best to you on your new adventure!I know all about boxes and paper we have moved about every 6 years and I am ready to move on again myself~Blessings & Cheers Kim

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This sounds like an exciting new adventure! Moving is hard but I can't wait to see your new home and the new paths you are taking! Hugs, Linda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Best of luck to you on the move and the new chapter your starting in your life! I can't wait to see how you transform your new home!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you are moving. Well, good luck with your new venture and can't wait to see your new home.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a great picture of you with all the boxes, you look lovely! I'm an hour away from the WV border, I know that it is a loooong state.:) I can't wait to see your new home, how exciting it must be!

Peggy said...

Good luck with your move Sissie! We'll all be looking forward to hearing from you at your new locale!
Peggy

Riet said...

HI Sissie. Congratulations, your house is sold. LUcky you. Here in Holland, with the crisis hardly any house is sold, very sad times .Don't know how it is over there.
Any way, good luck with the packing and the boxes and the moving. You will have a very busy time these weeks but a wonderful new life ahead of you.

Diane said...

Just moved myself last November, still finding boxes to unpack.....hahaha.

Lululiz said...

I am very happy for you that the house is sold and you are moving on. I am sure your new home will be just as gorgeous. But sigh, I did love your beautiful home and I so enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos of it. I hope your move will go smoothly and that you get settled into your new home nice and easy.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am so happy and excited for you! There are always some tears when it comes to moving, but it is also the start of an exciting adventure! I hope you LOVE your new home!! I'm excited that you will be letting us tag along as you decorate your new home. :)

Claudia said...

Best of luck on your move, Sissie! We'll be here waiting for you.
xo
Claudia

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Congrats on the sale of your beautiful home Sissy. I'm sure it will be bittersweet. You must be so tired. Can't wait to see how yu decorate your new place!

Hugs,
Debbie

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

Wishing you all the best on your new life at West Virginia!! hope to see a new booth around soon! Breath and keep packing! Cheers

Suzann said...

Hello Sissie
Congrats on selling your home!! Good luck in your new adventure in life. It is sad to leave your comfortable home but I know you will make your new home beautiful and comfy.
Looking forward to seeing pics of your new digs.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Tara said...

Good luck with the move Sissie.Can't wait to see how you decorate your new place..xx

Cindy said...

Awwwww, Sissy....
Every once in a while when you get a quiet time, just grab your computer and give is a little update, we'll all be waiting with you, and watching for posts about your new life adventure and your new home!

Cindy

My Shabby Roses said...

You've been one busy lady Sissie!
I can't wait to see your new place. I'm sure with all your beautiful things and being the creative person you are it will be wonderful.
Debbie

Ness Lockyer said...

Well done for you Sissie. I am sure you will make your new home just as wonderful as this one. Good luck with the move.
Ness xx

Okio B Designs said...

Good luck with your move Sissie! We drive through West VA on our way to visit my sister in Virginia. Will you be near Charlestown? I could pop in and say hi. =)

Jeanine

Dorthe said...

Sissie ,dear-
a new adventure, and a new life, -so very exiting..I wish you all the blessings possibly- and a safe moove to new surroundings, where I hope you will find joy and many happy hours with new friends.
Hope to see your new home in some time :-)
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow! What big news Sissie~~you sold your house! I have to say I always liked moving because i got to create a new nest~and you will too I am sure! Will you be looking for another antique coop place to join?

Debbie said...

How exciting, Sissie!
Cannot wait to see your new home, and all you do with it!
xo

Willow said...

So strange. We live in WV right now, but when Hubby retires we are planning on moving to NC.

sabrymagic said...

Sissie ti auguro tante belle cose con la nuova casa!!
Che emozione grande!!
Un bacio!!
Sabry!!

Tina Erickson said...

Hmmmm....ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Keep us posted!

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