We're considering selling our house. There I said it. We've been thinking about it for months now but its so hard to actually vocalize. Oh how we love this bungalow of ours. Its our first home! After 12 years of renting, and 3 years of house hunting, we found this little gem and have loved every minute and every corner.
But it feels time to move on. To move onto slightly larger digs. I truly feel like I have maximized the space to its fullest. I have de-cluttered and re-arranged as much as I can and we are finally realizing that there just isn't enough room.
If we were a typical family that spent most of the day away from home, it would work. But we essentially run 4 companies inside these 4 walls. Mike office is from home, Itty Smitty happens here, The Marshmallows Company resides here as well, and all the freelance writing work that has been coming my way takes place at the Smith Homestead.
We've been saying for months now "if we only had one more room in the house". We just need that extra room. We considered building on ~ but in the end it is easier (and cheaper) to find a larger space.
We hope to stay in the same neighborhood (we love it here) but we are going to miss this place so much. I feel like our thumbprint is on every inch of this space. We've knocked out walls, de-constructed, re-constructed, designed, and planned almost the entire house. Its been so much work and so much fun.
We are finishing up a second bathroom remodel this weekend and at some point in the next couple of months will list our house. Unless we luck out in finding buyers before that point...hint, hint ;)
And at the end of the day ~ if we never get an offer on this home and have to stay put, I am ok with that too. Because if I haven't mentioned already ~ I love this home.


  1. I know that... we although hava a home, which seems to be too small for all of us, but it's soo difficult to think about moving.

  2. Home is where the heart is...where ever you move, there your home will be.

  3. city sister is so right...where ever you all are is where home is.

    i get it though. that is how i felt about our maui house, and i still talk about it all. the. time.

  4. We have just this last couple of weeks bought a new house are are finalizing the sale of our current house so I do know how you feel. We have had such fun with neighbours and the kids have lots of is scary to leave it all behind, but when you see the house of your have to act! Besides a new house means new wonderful memories, new friends, new opportunities...what could be better? I cried when our for sale sign went up on our front lawn, but then, after that, I found Iam more out of my house than in it because of showings and it actually no longer feels quite like it's home now. Just a house waiting for it's new owners to have as much good times here as we have had (I hope!)

    Good luck with your future home!

  5. wow- we have been thinking and praying about the same thing. I'll pray for you guys as I pray for our similar situation.

  6. It takes courage to move on to the next "stage" in life, be it a house or a new city. Your family looks so content in itself that your home will be wherever you are dancing!

  7. It's a tough call, isn't it?
    We keep saying, if only we could finish the basement... But not a lot of extra cash or time handy to make it happen just yet.