Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days...

I honestly went back and forth for days on whether or not I was going to link up with The Nester and her 31 Days Posts this year.  I've always wanted to do it but wondered what I would ever write about for 31 days.  It's a commitment y'all.  Then I was sitting around the other day and it came to me. 

A little back story first.  Our house has been on the market twice in a year.  We really felt like we were ready to move somewhere new.  We didn't know if it was to a new city or just to a new house but we were having an urge to just get out of this house.  Maybe it was the one bathroom? I don't know.

So, if your house has ever been for sale, you may very well know, the first thing your real estate agent asks you to do is "de personalize" your home.  Family photos have to go, your nick knacks go straight in to boxes and you can forget about spending time to do any extra decorating because what's the point? You're moving!

Until you aren't.  Just like we felt like it was time to go, the more weekends we spent in the car looking for a new place to call home, the more we were drawn right back to where we started.  Here. Except we had emotionally disconnected from this house and it was a mere shell of the home I had worked so hard on for the past seven years of us living here.

There's something about the fall that draws me in back in to this house.  Maybe it's because it's my favorite season to decorate.  I always beef up on my DIY projects this time of year.  It's almost like I set us up to hibernate here for the winter.  It may be the feeling that I need to be in love with this house again for my boys to feel comfortable here.  It's part of my mom guilt.  Whatever it is, I figured this 31 days will be the perfect opportunity to bring this place back from the dead and back to our home.  I'm dusting off all those old family photos, I'm getting my groove back in the house wares department and I'm falling back in love with this house this fall.  HAPPY 31 DAYS!

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