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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Change of Zip Codes

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Helloooooo "elloooo ... elloooo" ((*echoes*)).  Is anybody out there?!  

It's me ... the queen of blog neglect!  I've missed my little ol' blog and connecting with all of you ... but, lately, all I've had to share are boxes ... upon boxes ... upon BOXES!  Who wants to see that ?!  If I never see another box again, it will be "too" soon!

Yes, my little and family and I moved back to my home state of Virginia two weeks ago!  My husband was offered a position within his company that was too good to pass up, even if it meant we had to relocate.  Soooo, up went the "For Sale" sign in our yard scattered with palm trees in South Carolina, and we prayed it wouldn't take too long to sell our home!  Thankfully, it only took a few months.

So, please say hello to our new casa!  I "virtually" watched this home being built from the ground up over the last few months ... even though I loved it, we didn't want to sign a contract on another home until we had a solid contract on our own.  When we were in a position to sign away, I couldn't believe this beauty was ready to go and still available.  I guess it was simply meant to be!


Admittedly, we're still getting used to stairs again having gone from a one level to a three level home.  Yes, it makes moving furniture around on a whim a bit daunting, for sure!

I love our new kitchen ... but, of course, I've already painted our island and getting ready to slap some paint on the cabinets, too (sure you're not surprised) ... can't wait to show you the transformation!


Here's the little sunroom off the kitchen while it was under construction ... I look forward to sharing with you what it looks like now! 


SOMEday we'll beef up the fireplace mantel in the great room similar to what we had in our home in SC!  For now ... I'll have fun styling this one!


While we stuck with my favorite "Manchester Tan" for most of the main rooms and hallways, we decided to go a bit darker in the dining room and am loving Ben Moore's "Perfect Greige" in there! Now, to just mount the shelves!


I hope you all will keep me company while we transform our new house into our "home."

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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43 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Oh Becca.. how luvly and a BLANK slate. How exciting. *squeal*! I can hardly wait to see what you are doing with it.
Hugs, Gee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Becca, I am so excited to see what you've done in your new home. I know it can be both daunting and very exciting to have a blank slate to play with. The stairs will be great. I miss ours because it was my daily exercise and I didn't even realize it until we moved and I had no stairs to climb!

Sheila said...

So glad you are back. I have missed your posts. Looks like a very lovely new home and I can't wait to see it once you have put your stamp on it. Congrats!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh congratulations!!!! Love the new home and the kitchen is fabulous. Can't wait to see how you transform everything.

Judy said...

you have no idea how excited i was to see this post pop up...i've missed you but knew you were knee deep in boxes and moving so i didn't expect to hear from you until you got a little more settled in. i am so excited to follow along on this new journey with you....you will have that house "becca-fied" in no time!

Melissa Miller said...

I can't wait to see your skills Becca! The kitchen already looks amazing. It's going to be a showstopper!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You're alive!!!! I have missed you, girl. Can't wait to see your new home decorated!

The Tuscan Home said...

YAY...you're BACK!! I was just thinking of you the other day! Congrats on your move back to Virginia, what area did you move to? Your new home is lovely, I can't wait to see what you do with it. Love that huge kitchen of yours.

Well, I will sit tight and patiently await your next post, yippie! :-) XOXO, ~Liz

68b5222c-982f-11e3-bf4e-000bcdca4d7a said...

I'm new here but I'm laughing. We are in Connecticut but want to move to Virginia. We looked at Salem and loved it but I want to look closer to the coast next time. We are doing our house over in CT so we can get more money for it. Any suggestions in VA?

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said...

Beccccccaaaaaaa! Welcome Back! It's so good to see that you have finally "landed" safely. Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for this house!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

So happy to see you BACK!!!! I know exactly what you mean about the bOXES!!! UGH. So, do you have a basement now??:):) Room for more STUFF!!! Can't wait to go along on this transformation with you, Becca. CONGRATS on the new house, it looks beautiful!

Maria Elena said...

Becca, sooo good to have you back! Your new home is gorgeous. Can NOT wait to see what you do with it. :) Have fun!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on the lovely new home and glad to hear that you are settling in. I look forward to seeing your new rooms as they evolve.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca! So glad to hear that the move went well! I was thinking about you the other day! Love your new home...it's beautiful. Can't wait to see all of your snazzy decor!

Shelia said...

Hi Becca! I've missed seeing your pretty little face around blogland. Your new home is beautiful and with your most gorgeous taste in decorating - this home will be a show place!
We've just bought a home in upstate New York to be close to our grandbabies and I'll be seeing boxes too really soon.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sprinkled Just Right said...

Welcome to VA!!! I live here too😊can't wait to see what you do with a blank slate. I love your style and your new home. Welcome home!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, it's so great to see your notification pop up in my email! I love your new home and know you have been busy decorating! I can't wait to see more and I love what I see so far! Welcome back!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Yay, Becca! I'm so, so glad to see you back. I figured you were up to your armpits with all things moving. Your new home is amazing. I can't wait to see all of your projects!

Home on Hidden Oaks said...

This is SO exciting! There is something so fun about new beginnings! Best of luck to you with your transformation and I can't wait to follow along!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So excited for you, Becca! Such a dreamy home!! Oooooh to have that pretty sunroom :) Have fun and I can't wait to see everything you have done!
xoxo, Andrea
p.s. How is your son doing with the move? I hope he's making a lot of new friends already! :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Hooray! I am so excited for you...and not surprised that your previous home sold so fast - it was beautiful! I LOVE the new home from what I can see and that kitchen is just huge!! Can't wait to see some decorating posts!
Cheers! - Shelley

Jennifer Schmitz said...

Congrats on a quick sell and to your hubby for his new job opportunity. I can't wait to see you transform the place!

Jeannette said...

Hi Becca! congratulations on your new home and quick sale of your former one! Virginia is a beautiful state with lots of gooood shopping! Can't wait to see your décor once you are settled. Have a great time I know it will be beautiful. Jeannette (btw - 3 levels is a great "butt" workout!!)lol

kismetlady61 said...

Welcome back! Missed your blog. Congratulations and good luck in your new home.

Kelly said...

So fun to get a glimpse of your new home. It's very pretty! I bet you're going to have snow this winter now since you moved further north! I bet you're glad that the move is now behind you so now you can have fun setting up your house. My house is full of stairs too, so I know all about that. (Our next house will not have as many.)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Lucky you a blank slate to decorate, I can't wait to see how you do each room Becca!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm so excited for you Becca!! You know I can't wait to see what you've done so far...I know it's going to be outstanding!!

Donna Erickson said...

Can't wait to see your home when everything's in place. I know you'll feel good to settle in!

Carolee said...

Hello Becca ~ So glad you're back and congratulations on your new home! Can't wait to watch the transformation!

Katherines Corner said...

You have been busy. I look forward to the grand tour. Your new home already looks wonderful. Hugs!!

Beth @ Mary Beth's Place said...

Can't wait to see your vision and inspiration! Congratulations on your new home and hope your family settles in quickly!

Traci said...

Can't wait to see more!

Andrea said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see it all! I know allll about blog neglect, and it's for the very same reason. We have decided to build! We just put our house on the market and I'm hoping it sells soon so we can get on with it

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh sweet friend! Your new home is just gorgeous and I'm so excited to follow along on all of your new adventures in decorating it! :-)
Hugs!
Vanessa

Shannon Fox said...

Happy housewarming sweetie! I'm sure you'll be knocking our socks off in the new one in no time! You've got some gorgeous rooms to work in. I hope you are enjoy the Summer a little too when you can. Shan

Pamela said...

Can't wait to see more Becca!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Becca...can't wait to see the magic you will perform on your new home!!..

A Dee said...

Looking forward to seeing how you will decorate your new home. I am sure it will be beautiful, just like your last home.

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

Congratulations, so excited for you and your family Becca! Your new home is beautiful and can't wait to see all of your wonderful decorating! It must be so fun to have a blank slate and everything new.

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, I've been away from blogland myself but due to technical and computer issues for months ~ no fun! I know you're much younger and have a LOT more energy than I do but thinking of moving and boxes for days sorta makes my head hurt. :) I look forward to seeing what you do with this house. The kitchen is to die for! Love the paint in the DR ~ looks elegant.

xo
Pat

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Hi again sweetie, thanks for your sweet comments on my post. I can't WAIT to see YOUR kitchen!!!!! Have a great day!!!!!

AndreafromNoVA said...

Welcome to VA! Or back to VA That looks like a Brookfield Homes House in a community in my county! Love that kitchen. Glad you're back!

Andrea

ANNE said...

I was wondering what happened to you! Can't wait to see you transform this place!!