One of the questions we are asked repeatedly is, “What are you looking for in your next house?!” A lot of people have asked this and is it too obscure to say “a feeling?” All of our homes have been very different and I suspect our next home will be different as well, but I want to walk in and feel at home from the start! I’d love something smaller in an area where every house is unique. I don’t need sprawling acreage like we have now or sprawling square footage. Our youngest two have even expressed interest in sharing a room which could take our bedroom count down. I would love something that has some character to it and lots of mature trees surrounding it. Something traditional? It would be really nice to have a separate place for our team to work–whether that be a studio/guest house out back or a room that has its own entrance. We’d love a spot for a pool for the girls and close access to lots of natural grocery stores and restaurants with vegan/grain free options. I always love a house that we can improve and make our own, but to be honest, I’m worried about one thing. The other night, we were laying in bed and I told Chris, “I’m not sure I have it in me to start over with a new gut renovation.” It was and is a very scary and vulnerable thing to say out loud. Especially since our renovations are also a part of our livelihood. Every time I see a fixer upper I get so excited and my brain won’t stop thinking of the possibilities. But I don’t think I’m interested in tackling changing an entire floor plan or exterior again right away. Sometimes I daydream about an older home that is full of charm and updates already and we can just go in and put our own spin on it and I think that would be my ideal. Occasionally, I even think about a new home. We’ve never bought/built a new home and that doesn’t excite me as much but maybe I just haven’t seen one that gives me that feeling. We’ve toyed with the idea of buying a house for us to live in and a house for us to work on which also sounds fun. I think ultimately, we’re looking for something liveable, that makes us feel at home from the start. A place where we can breathe and be calm and make it our own slowly (and a place where we can ABSOLUTELY renovate the kitchen–our favorite). So we’re starting there THIS WEEKEND! Wish us luck on the hunt.
Other fun things this week
• This house taught me that it’s WAY harder and WAY more expensive renovating the exterior of a house and so we’d love to prioritize the exterior being something we love. I find myself saving a lot more exteriors right now, including this one above via here. (this one also made my heart skip a beat.)
• The outdoor chairs from the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry are SO AFFORDABLE!
• This might be silly, but if you’re someone that has to take multiple medications throughout the day, this case is incredible!!! I haven’t stopped telling Chris how much I love it.
• This new sourcing trick on Google is blowing my mind!
Old Navy: Up to 50% off + extra 30% off at checkout! (need this and these for the girls)