Sunday, November 11, 2012

Moving In Slow Motion

Now that I am slowing down my life some,
 I move my thoughts over to the actual act of moving.
I currently rent a pretty little condo and have been here....oh, maybe a year and a half.

I am in the market to purchase a pretty little hobby farm, but that is going nowhere at the moment.
I check real estate listings each week and it gets a little discouraging when nothing new comes on the market.
My friend Lynn over at The Vintage Nest  mentioned to me that it took them a year to find the farmette that they were looking for.
These words encourage me when I think I will never find anything I like,
 or remotely close to liking anything in my price range.  
So I wait patiently.

Anyway, back to my thoughts about moving.
As I mentioned I live in a small condo.  Of late I have been feeling the smallness of this condo.
Also, this condo faces out onto a busy street and can get quite noisy at times.
I have been thinking of moving into another rental for quite some time.
Something quieter.
I think I might have found it.

A cute sidesplit located in a cute and quiet area of town.
I move in December 1.

 One thing I am not too thrilled about it that is only a temporary rental and it comes fully furnished.
So I can't think of doing any painting or any kind of changes in this house.
I feel a little limited to how I can decor this place to mark it mine.

Living Room


 And because it is already furnished,  I can only bring in a few selected furniture of my own.
As it is I have way too much furniture.
I already have two, yes two, storage units full of my treasures.

Rec Room

 Sometimes I think I have just too much stuff!  Yikes.  Time for a yard sale maybe or a Kijiji blitz!!
Anyway, I really am okay with it being a temporary thing.
And seriously I have already started to collect and list somethings in my Etsy Shop
The bigger furniture is going up for sale in Kijiji or Craigslist.

Thinking of listing my diningroom set.  Maybe I will maybe I won't....still love it! 

 I am aggressively saving.  My goal is too purchase new furniture for the new home I am buying.
I hope to moved into my new farmette this coming spring or summer.
I like this saving goal of mine and have no problem with saving for something down the road.
I am a woman who lives for today, but can happily wait and save for a very near future change.
Am I being an oddball in saving to buy furniture and other things for my future forever home? 
I know I can buy them now, but I want to wait until I buy and move into my new little farm.....makes it more special I guess.  Does anybody else do this?

So there you have it, my new digs starting next month.
I have a few decorating ideas in mind....maybe a white slipcover for that livingroom sofa.
A couple of area rugs here and there.
I don't worry about it too much, I will add my own decorating touch to this rental in no time!



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  1. Good luck with the move. It will be hard to sell/store your own possessions. Not sure if I could live with someone else's furniture. It will be interesting to see how you make out.

  2. Oh I hope you find your farm soon!
    blessings, Joanne

  3. Hope your move goes well, and I hope that you find your little farm soon!

  4. Hi Diane,

    WOW! You sure have a lot to look forward to and think about! It's true, a furnished place can be limiting, especially if it's a short rental, but you can always accessorize your little heart out! And of course, red is always a great place to start! Good luck and happy decorating!

    Poppy :)

  5. Lots of changes coming up for you. The sidesplit is cute and I hope you find a small hobby farm to your liking soon.

  6. Great place! I think you're right to wait to buy furniture until you find the need to know room size, configuration, etc. before committing to furniture, at least in my opinion :) So exciting!!

  7. It'll be nice for you to have a bigger place for a while. The grounds sure are pretty and I know you will add your own personal touches to make the house comfortable. Have you figured out where you'll put your Christmas tree yet? lol I think I'd wait to see what kind of house I was moving into before I sold or bought any furniture as room size, layout and windows can be so different. Start packing!

  8. Good luck with the move. I am praying you'll settle in to this temporary little space while you wait for your dream farm.
    Have a wonderful week.

  9. We are considering buying a little hobby farm some time next year and I can certainly see why it is difficult to find one. There seem to be so many things that i want in one, that I'm worried that it will take ages to find one for us as well. I think the key is to be patient and to be happy enough in the rental (advice more for myself than you since you seem to already know this).