Sunday, September 16, 2012

At the New House!

Hi everyone!  I've made it to West Virginia to our new house.
The movers are arriving on Tuesday to do the big unload.  They called to tell me that our load weighed 11,000 pounds!  Whew, and that was after I sorted and weeded out stuff!

Our new home is a little smaller and the ceilings are lower so it seems even smaller after living with 11 ft. ceilings.  The house is also older and needs some upgrades, so I've got my work cut out for me.  Right now I have a painter working on changing the colors of every room.  Seems as though the previous owner was all about color and I'm all about soft and neutral, so there is lots to do!

I'm so glad that I could take all of you with me!!

I just hope that I can find the sheets and pillows to put on the beds!!!  I'll check back with ya later.

                                          ~~hugs~~
                                           Sissie

39 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Glad everything worked out smoothly and you arrived safely, Sissie! I'll be looking forward to seeing pictures of your new place. It sounds like you will have lots of before and afters to share!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yay! So glad you are there! I know moving is such a big undertaking! It will be a fun journey to see how you make this new house a home! Hugs, Linda

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

So glad you and everyone and thing made a smooth move. I will be on my toes peeking to see each new adventure you go through with your move. I am sure about one thing.. It will be beautiful when your done. I have seen your work.. Hugs, Cindy

sweetvintageofmine said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your NEW HOME! Glad it's finally starting to come together~~~~From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I just thought of you today, wondering how you were making out! Hope Gabby and Gizzy are adjusting well:@)

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...super excited for you and your new journey!! A clean palette will be like heaven for you and I can just imagine all of the goodness that we will get to experience coming from you!

Best Wishes in your new home Sissie!
Nerina xOxO

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Sissie! Moving is always an adventure and moving from the coast to West Va is a BIG adventure. But I know you're more than capable and probably even looking forward to conquering all the challenges of remodeling a new home. And it will be beautiful! I'm so looking forward to seeing all your talent and creativity at work in your new home.

Anonymous said...

I live in Michigan but I am from WV.
Born and grew up!
Best people you will ever find in WV.
People in WV would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it.

Pamela

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, i'm dyin to see the house. It's gonna feel so cozy once you fix it all up. You'll probably like that it's smaller... Wow, you're there... I want to see everything, even the walls being painted!

Cindy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm so glad you made it Sissie! Love the pillows on the couch, can't wait to see your new home all decorated with your special touch!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What fun you're going to have making your new home yours, Sissie! Like everyone else, I'm glad you made it and I look foward to seeing your special touch. How are the kitties adjusting? Sending hugs your way and I'm excited for you!

Blessings,
Sandi

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So glad to hear from you. Please so show us the whole process--moving can be so fun. Hope you found your sheets!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you'll have a lot of work to do once the furniture gets there! Try not to do too much at once! Pace yourself! Sweet hugs!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy to hear your in your new home! Can't wait to see it Sissified!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
Happy to hear that y'all made it to your new home safe and sound. Now all the FUN begins and we will all be here to cheer you on.

Blessings,
Linda

Fishtail Cottage said...

Sissie....so glad you made it safely! Looking forward to be inspired by all of your fabulous ideas in your new place! xoox, tracie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm glad you made it...and best of luck with the unpacking. I have no doubt that house will become your home in no time at all!

sabrymagic said...

Buon lavoro,cara amica!!
Un bacione!!
Sabry!!

Gail said...

How exciting for you Sissie! I will be following along as you transform this house into your home! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

trash talk said...

Just like a blank canvas waiting for an artist, so is your new digs. I can't wait to see what you've got hidden under your easel!
You are my Mme. Degas!!
Deb

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Welcome Home Sweet New Home Sissie!
I look forward to seeing your decorating progression!
I love that shabby green box :-)
Cheers,
Lynn

Linda said...

I am glad we get to follow you there and be a part of your journey as you feather your new nest!

God Bless!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Sares said...

Welcome to your new home! Can't wait to see the loveliness you create!

Shabbygal said...

Happy it all worked out and can"t wait tos ee your lovely home in pics! Have a lovely week! Traci

Leann said...

So glad that you are there safe and sound. Hope that the painting goes smoothly and the rest of your things get there soon...

Cheers!
Leann

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I've been meaning to get over here Sissie!
Congrats on the move, so exciting!
And it looks like your going to have an amazing home, just love the couch pic!
Hugs friend and congrats again,
Cindy

Petra Forbes said...

I believe the most common way to choose a painter is by recommendation from friends. If they’re satisfied with the service, you can hope it would hold up for you. By the way, if you have a long and narrow room, you can consider painting the end walls with a darker shade than the long, narrow walls. This way, the darker colors will recede and will create an illusion of width. The light colors will then advance. ;) Happy painting. Hope to see some updates.

Petra Forbes

Riet said...

Congratulations on THE new house Sissie, there will be lost of work to do like unpacking and giving everything iets on place. Good Luck my friend

Sharing Shadymont said...

Glad you're there safely! Can't wait to see what you do! Take care!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Glad you're there safely! Can't wait to see what you do! Take care!

Okio B Designs said...

Can't wait to see how you dress up your new digs!

Jeanine

Rhonda said...

Looking forward to watching you work your magic on the new place.
Rhonda

20 North Ora said...

So glad you got moved. Now, on to the fun part - no wait, that's after you get unpacked. Looking forward to what you are going to do.

Judy

Carole said...

I'm sure you'll have it beautiful, light and bright in no time.
hugs
Carole

Katherine Wolak said...

But you get to redecorate everything all over again! :) That must be exciting! And good luck girl! :D

Hugs,

Katherine Wolak said...

But you get to redecorate everything all over again! :) That must be exciting! And good luck girl! :D

Hugs,

Paula@Pink Vinyl Tablecloth said...

Congrats on your new home! If ever you need something to decorate for your new home, Vinyl Tablecloth is just the right place to look for tablecloths of your beautiful tables.

Javier Bonnell said...

Your stuff weighed 11,000 pounds? That’s a lot of stuff! More stuff means more things to arrange and organize and lots of hard work too! Anyway, how’s everything now? I hope that you’re already done with all the renovations.

Antony Shuler said...

With your new house, I’m sure that you also have lots of wonderful ideas on how are you going to make it as cozy as possible. Like you, I’m also not into so many colors. By the way, what color did you choose for your new house?

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