Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Front Porch Views




This was the view from my front porch yesterday...



This is the view from my front porch today...




No, I didn't have a new deck built and bull doze down the houses across the street.

We moved.  Yes, we did.

When we bought our house almost three years ago, we knew it was a temporary thing.  We knew we would fix it up and sell it.  Remember, it was a foreclosure and needed a lot of love.

So in the next post I will tell you all about it.  It is a side of me that most of you don't know about.  It is a great story.
Welcome Home,
Penny

46 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I cant wait to hear your story Penney.!

I did that too for 7 1/2 years- bought/ fixed and sold.. I look back on that time fondly. When I got hurt and walked away from that career I was able to buy My Own and pay cash for it with enough leftover to buy 2 nice rental homes which are basically my retirement fund lol. its hard work and its a little risky but as they say, No pain- No Gain. I wouldnt trade that experience .

Miss Jean said...

O. M. G. !!!!!! I loved your house!! You certainly are a woman full of surprises. I can't wait to hear the story.

Good luck!

Adrienne said...

If this were April 1st I'd think you were teasing us! Now I can't wait to hear more!
~Adrienne~

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, I will be eager to learn more about your move. Exciting I am sure.
Nice photos as always.
Hugs, Jeanne

Elizabeth and Gary said...

HI Penny,
YOU DID!!! oh my goodness..I can't wait to read all about it..hurry and tell us all the scoop..
Wishing you and your family a very sweet and Happy Easter!
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

So now I know why you sold so much at your garage sale...it really was a moving sale:) Looking forward to seeing your new nest. Happy Easter my friend!!

Blessings,
Linda

Rose H (UK) said...

Congratulations on your new home Penny, hope you are very happy there!
Best wishes
Rose x

Blondie's Journal said...

You are a sly fox! How do you keep these things in?! I love your porch and the view...all those trees, are you in the country? I can't wait to hear all about it!

XO,
Jane

Miriam said...

Oh Penny!
How could you kept it to yourself?
I'm so curious about your new home.
Good luck
~Miriam~

Hibiscus House said...

Well you have peaked my interest

Bonnie said...

That is some surprise. Can't wait to see and hear all about this development.

Vee said...

Good heavens, Penny! You are full of surprises. It does explain your absence of late. You were packing up again!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow, I thought that was your forever home...well I will be waiting on the story!!

injoyinmylife said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see pictures. Blessings and good luck!

Hope said...

Wow! Such a surprise! Both look like wonderful and peaceful places to live. How blessed you are!

♥Hope.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh my goodness...another home to decorate....!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, my friend you have been keeping secrets. I loved your home and all that work y'all did to it and that gorgeous back yard. I can't wait to see what you have moved into. Don't keep us waiting too long.

Lorrie said...

Now this is a surprise! You are great at keeping secrets. Can't wait to hear the story.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, O.k. so I love both views you've shown us-from your front porch and the deck in the back in incredible-that is what I need. I can't wait to hear the story behind your move and see photos.
Hugs, Noreen

Kelly said...

I can only say that I'm SHOCKED! I had no idea since you were just getting your studio settled the way you wanted and the paint colors and kitchen and backyard and garden the way you wanted. I had NO idea you were contemplating this. You are a good secret keeper! Ok, you're going to have to spill the beans soon or I'm going to burst.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Penny this is a surprise!! Can't wait to hear your story and can't wait to see your new home!!

All Ways Designing said...

WOW! What a shock this post is!! I had no idea - and it seems that many others didn't either!! Can't wait to hear more. :)

aarond said...

I loved your house but can't wait to see the new one. I just joined your blog and hope you will join me to read about my farm girl life and much more.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

After reading this, my mouth fell open and I actually gasped out loud. I'm totally speechless!

It would have killed me to do all of those renovations and then leave that lovely home behind.

I have a feeling this is going to be one humdinger of a story so I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a gorgeous view you have!! I am so excited for you and can't wait for the story!

Lou Cinda

Stacey said...

I'm confused! You actually just moved across the street? Penny, that house was gorgeous. Are you going to do it again?

Pondside said...

Well - this will keep us all entertained for some time! I can't wait to learn the details.

rkbsnana said...

Congrats!

All That Glitters said...

oh wow!! Can't wait to see your new home!

PAT said...

Hey Penny! I love it! Waiting to hear more!!

The Rose Room said...

????? Penny! you better post again real soon! lol

see you there! said...

You are always full of surprises but this may be the biggest one. Looks like maybe you are back in the mountains. I'll tap my foot and wait for the full reveal.

Darla

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats and good luck in your new home, Penny! I'll look forward to seeing it all!

Penny said...

Hee, hee. You've grabbed our attention. Looking forward to the next installment.

Kathleen Grace said...

You always have the most beautiful views Penny! I can't wait tosee the new place and hear all about it:>)

Tina said...

OH a new home!! How fun. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Paula said...

I am looking forward to hearing all about it!

Sharon said...

Congratulations - The hardest part is over. Now, in your magical way, the fun begins!

Canadian Chickadee said...

What fun! Can't wait to hear all the details. I'll bet the new house is wonderful. With you in charge of the decorating, how could it not be fabulous?

Is it far from the shop you just opened in the antique mall?

Take care and God bless.

And have a wonderful Easter!!

Catherine Holman said...

That had to be the fastest move on record. Can't wait to hear your story!

Debbiedoo's said...

Congrats Penny! Looking forward to your story! Congrats!~

Maggie said...

Can't wait to see your new digs!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Congrats and wow!!

Can't wait to see the new house.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Beverly said...

I suspected this was coming, but I didn't suspect it was happening right now.

So excited for you.

Kathie Truitt said...

So, I'm not crazy! I thought you'd just moved not too long ago! Anyway, Congratulations. Glad you were able to sell the other one and move to what seems like a more private, quiet setting. Looks beautiful and can't wait to hear more.

Sue said...

WOW ~ I take a little blogging break and come to find out you moved?! I think I need to do a little back reading, although it sounds like you took everyone by surprise.
Your last home was beautiful ~ someone got a treasure! Can't wait to see the new house.