Moving Out and Up

It has been even quieter than usual around here, but for good reason. We've been moving! After three years in our little house, we've finally had enough of the awful management company, and it's on to bigger and better things for us. It's a shame that the management is so bad, because the house is such a charming little 1940s home, and I will miss a lot about it, if only aesthetically.

White walls, I will miss you! I will especially miss the kitchen; the hardwood floors, the white cabinets & silver handles, and the mint green tile.

I will certainly miss the huge windows. The little entertainment nook in the wall that was perfect for hanging holiday garlands. Did I mention the white walls?

I'll miss Jose's garden in the front, and the little garden on the side of the house.

I definitely will not be missing the parts of the house that are falling apart. The window sill that rotted and finally fell off. The heater that never worked a single day that we lived there. I will not be sad to say goodbye to the sink that doesn't drain at all; to the ancient pipes that the renters refused to fix which meant washing the dishes was a dreaded, hours-long affair. I will not look back fondly on the moldy cabinets or the side door that stuck so badly that we had to karate kick it just to open it. Or the water we had to sign a contract not to drink because it was full of harmful things. I will surely not miss the rental company that continued to treat us as if we were worthless, after years of loyalty. Oh well.

Goodbye, little house! I'll share peeks of our new place soon.


  1. I can't wait to see your new place!

  2. I can 100% relate to your housing woes. I live in an older home, made into a duplex. There are a great deal of charming qualities, but since my landlords never want to put the time into fixing up the inevitable and pre-existing problems, the negative is beginning to outweigh the positive. (I have the same water issue, which is the worst!)
    Good luck with your move!

  3. Congrats on the move and I hope you have a smooth transition. I love the pictures of your kitties, your kitty is posing so perfectly next to the boxes. I love your collection of sugar skulls, I heart sugar skulls. I can't wait to see pictures of your new place!


  4. Ohhh I so so understand. We can totally relate. As much as I loved all the charming bits of our old apt....there were so many reasons we had to say goodbye. Everything happens for a reason. I know we are where we are supposed to be...for now. :)

    Good luck with the move! Happy nesting!
    xo Jenny

  5. Good luck with the move! Can't wait to see your new place :)
    -Andi x

  6. Oh my goodness! I love your blog! Found you through Elsie's. SO excited to be a new follower! xoxo

  7. Congrats on the move!! Where can we find you?

  8. Congrats on the move! I hope you <3 your new place.

    P.S. That is crazy about the water! I've never heard of that before. Yikes!

  9. Wow! I am so looking forward to see pictures of your new house. Congratulations! My family also moved out last week. We used some loans like payday loans and house loans to have our new house since we are expecting a new baby this coming June. :)

  10. As they say, “missing” is also part of forgetting and moving on. :) And it looks like you already have a lot of inconveniences and disadvantages to live with in that house. I understand that you already need to move out and find a new house if that’s what will suit you best. :) Anyway, it’s been 7 months, I guess, you have already moved in to your new house. I wish you well! :)

    Ericka Muldowney