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Ever been caught in a whirlwind?  I feel like I am in the middle of a whirlwind of change – for the better.

My last post had me sitting in my aunt’s old kitchen prepping for an estate sale and my final goodbye to her house.  It was all so bittersweet – BUT – what I failed to mention to you what else was happening in the background.  I did something a little crazy.  I had my husband look at a house solo without me and then put in an offer.  I then sat in my aunt’s kitchen writhing in suspense waiting to hear word if our offer was accepted – for a house I hadn’t yet set foot in.

I got the call the evening before I flew home and Whirlwindam happy to say that I am now sitting writing this post from our new home!

Ideally, I would have liked something a bit smaller but overall I am thrilled with our 1,600 square foot, 1978 split level.  It was in our price range, has no HOA and was virtually move in ready.  We did decide to go ahead and paint while we have very, very as in almost no furnishing in some parts of the house.  We are right in the middle of painting, unpacking and small house projects at the moment.

We are also enjoying having neighbors of similar ages for the kids to play with…and I do thing they are all over right now in our downstairs family room.  They are loud and noisy and I am completely loving it.

Thank you all for your patience while I have been caught up in this latest whirlwind.

The packing, cleaning, moving whirlwind is starting to calm down now that we are officially out of our old apartment and are now able to focus our extra attention on making this house our home.

Not to worry though this blog isn’t going to turn into a DIY home decor blog (although I will admit home decor and remodeling is one of my passions but that is another post).  I will still be devoting the majority of time discussing different facets of minimalism – just some of that will pertain to setting up a minimalist home as well.

One of my big projects right now is finishing up shopping for, setting up and organizing the kids’ spring/summer capsule wardrobes. I have already rolled out my daughter’s capsule: between hitting two major growth spurts this school year her school capsule had morphed into a bit of a mismatched explosion of craziness.   My son is still using his school capsule from the beginning of the school year for the most part.  You can expect to see posts on their new Spring/Summer capsules over the next two weeks.

My daughter, Jade, helped pull her own capsule together this season and so she is also going to make her debut on the blog in some capacity – most likely in an interview.  Thanks again for hanging in there with me and I can’t wait to share more of this whirlwind adventure with you.


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