Happy Monday! Wow this weekend absolutely flew by! The weekend was so so fun and relaxing but also a little bittersweet. We sold our cabin… booooo hooooo. See the FULL CABIN TOUR HERE. So we spent one last weekend up there with friends before closing on it this Thursday. Fingers crossed that everything goes through but so far so good! We have some close friends that live about two hours from us so that is always our weekend meeting spot and we have so many fun memories up there. Like the one dark night that an 800-lb bear was under our back porch so our hubbies decided to throw it shrimp tails and watch it with the light scope on a machine gun for over an hour. And then every time it made eye contact we locked ourselves inside. Or that one time, okay maybe ten times, that our hubbies danced to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber as if no one else was watching. And that other time that we snuck up to the clubhouse and left a nasty note on our hubby’s truck about his “bad parking job” and they came back fuming at “the guy who left it”. Yes, times like that. LOL.
We put so incredibly much hard work and energy and effort and heart and soul into that cabin and I honestly kind of feel like I am losing more than just a home. I know I sound a bit loony but we really transformed it into something that we loved so much and something that really re-ignited our passion for renovating and flipping homes. If you’d like to read more on our cabin or see my amazingly new and updated “TOUR” page with links and updates on all of our projects… CLICK HERE. I do have to say though that being one house down is a HUGE sigh of relief, our bank account will thank us AND we can finish Our Historic Wonderland a little more quickly now! Mark and I have always been huge risk takers. Since day one at 20 years old with no money and no clue about business. We have always jumped into things head first and just prayed that our crazy hard work would make it all work out. And we still function exactly like that 14 years later. Well to be completely honest, it’s about 65% Mark and 35% me. I try to be the voice of reason but you can probably guess by looking at our project list how that is going for me these days! When we purchased Our Historic Wonderland in December it was our fourth home, fourth project and fourth set of utilities… Not like ever. Like right now. See what I mean? I was a wee bit anxious about that. But as God always does, he swooped in and put our cabin under contract literally THE EXACT SAME DAY that we closed on our new home. Yes, praise the Lord! One house down, two more to go… Oh and Mark has found yet another cabin that he wants to renovate. Seeing as though I have resigned as his resident designer and mortgage signer until we sell the lakehouse or our personal home, I am hoping he gets the hint. LOL.
So I will wipe away the tears for our sweet little cabin and move on to WAY more exciting things! Until then, here’s a peak at our last weekend at the cabin!
Those DANG Shopkins. Why on Earth did I not think of that?!?
I tried for a pose and he went in for a kiss 😉
When did she get so dang tall?!? No really though…
Waiting anxiously for sweet friends to arrive!
One thing I loved most about the cabin… the girls would play outside ALLLL day long. Oh and we’d throw our hubbies out there every now and then too while we broke out the vino 😉
LOTS more on Our Historic Wonderland coming later this week!
XOXO, Brittany Hayes
Devin Self says
Your family is beautiful! I bet it was definitely hard leaving that cabin behind..it’s beautiful! You did a wonderful job on it. Now, you get to design your historic home! I am so excited for y’all
Lindsay Fisher says
I am so glad to hear that you, also, get emotionally attached to your properties!I have always wondered if people who do this professionally feel like that. I am the same way! How could you not when you pour so much heart and soul into every detail. My husband and I are (on an extremely small scale) flipping properties in our area in the panhandle of Florida, and I find it to be so bittersweet. Glad to hear someone shares the feels! My 3 year old son gets all confused… referring to the houses as “our old house”, “our new house” and “our other new house”… it’s pitiful sometimes! Congratulations on the sale! I have followed your cabin and your blog for a while, and I cannot wait to see how your historic home turns out. I love your style and creativity! Take care and God Bless 🙂