October 20, 2014

It’s with a lot of mixed feelings I share the following news: friends, we sold our house.  We’ve actually already moved (more on that in a second) and it all happened so fast, my head is still spinning.


There is much to share, so let’s start with that first sentence.  Yep, the peach-palace-no-more is no longer ours.  It was a really tough decision to sell the home we love so much and poured our creativity, (a little) blood, (a lot of) sweat, and (a few) tears into; where we brought our sweet daughter home from the hospital, where she learned to crawl and walk and talk (sniffle, sniffle).  But Jon and I have felt for sometime that it was time for us to make a change.  For starters, we were the youngest people in our neighborhood, by quite a few years.  That meant virtually no kids Ruby’s age.  It became difficult for me to try to set up playdates or activities and most of the time, Ruby and I fly solo.  It’s fine for now, but as she gets older (and as we prepare for a second little one) we really wanted a place with more children our children’s ages and more parents in our stage of life.

In addition to that, we were growing restless for a new project to sink our teeth into.  We made our house a home and I can’t say there is much about it I didn’t like, but we Stagg’s are always up for a design challenge and several months ago, we started browsing for new homes to remodel.

Well, after quite the home-buying experience, I’m thrilled to report we found something and it’s gonna be good.  But, you’ll have to wait a wee bit longer to find out all the juicy details on the new house.  We haven’t moved in yet.

So to answer your next question, no, thankfully we are not living out of our cars (phew!).  We have moved into a rental for the time being (it will all make sense soon, promise!) which has presented some interesting challenges– like trying to fit an entire house worth of furniture into a town home.  Still working on it!

Also, the timing of the move was most unfortunate.  It happened to hit right on the weekend I headed to Kohler, WI for a conference.  It was rough for a little while.  We are finally getting settled and feeling really excited about what’s to come.

So, get ready for a wild ride!  A new renovation in a new (very old) house and just to keep things exciting, oh yeah, we’re having a baby.  No one has ever accused us of being boring.

Hope you’ll strap on your seat belts and join us for the journey!



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  1. Melissa says:

    That is so exciting! You need to let me know all the details of where you are now and how you are doing! I can’t wait to see what you will do with your new house!! I know it will be stunning! xo

  2. Very excited about your journey. Can’t wait to follow along!! Congrats.

  3. Holy cow! So exciting. You certainly do like to keep things moving. So thrilled for you and can’t wait to see it all unfold.

  4. Holy cow! Amazing news! Your going to have a lot on your hands, but I’m sure you’ll love it. Congrats!

    – Jesse

    @jessecoulter – Instagram

  5. Yay for (new) old houses!! Congrats on your new home…Im so excited to see it. Also I totally understand being in transition. Itll all be worth it in the end:)

  6. I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see pictures of the new house!

  7. Jamala says:

    Congrats to you.. You’ve got me excited and yet exhausted about your new journey. I look forward to seeing all in store for us ..

  8. What a big surprise. I can’t wait to see your new place. I totally get it to want to love in a neighborhood with lots of kiddos. Our house isn’t perfect but we live in a great neighbor with lots of kids and it is awesome.

  9. […] Tuesday!  First, thank you thank you for your sweet words about our big move.  It’s going to be a whacky winter, that’s for sure!  Can’t wait to tell you […]

  10. Jen says:

    Congratulations guys! So exciting, I can’t wait to peek at the new digs! Best of luck to you all as you navigate through so many amazing changes ahead. 🙂

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