Monday, June 24, 2013

Big News...

:: welcome ::
To our one-story home built in 1978, on Race Lagoon. 
The road in... 
5+ private acres abounding in sunshine!
A detached three-car garage / shop area with wood stove. 
Our backyard view. 
Access one of two decks from the dining room as well as the master bedroom. 

 ** photos down below**
 were taken while owner still had opposition of the property.
I still wanted to share with you a 
:: peek-inside ::
There is plenty of upgrading to be done here... 
yet we feel this will allow us 
to create our own "personal touch", to make it our "happy" home.
Oversized living room.
Formal dining room. 
Family dining area with wood stove, right off the kitchen.
Master bedroom with private bathroom and walk-in closet.
:: incase you did not know ::
We are moving out of Southern California and moving to Whidbey Island. 

We are both excited and more than ever 
" thrilled beyond belief!! " 
to get started on a new chapter of our life that will involve a simpler lifestyle. 
Although, California has been good to me, it is time to turn the page...
we both long for fresh air, space, walks along the beach, bike rides, 
to grow our own fruits & vegetables, the four seasons, and much more. 
 While this adventure is very exciting, 
it hasn't been without a few struggles and challenges along the way-
 leaving the people you love, the things that create comfort, 
and the most familiar neighborhoods you grew up in, is not easy- 
it can be downright scary!
There will be a transition leaving California... 
say my goodbyes, make sure I have everyone's mailing address, 
and wish our long time neighbors' the very best... 
yes, there will be a few tears shed. 

:: this is our finally week ::

My husband had to break the news to me today, telling me...
my easel, draft table, and computer station 
will have to be dismantled and ready for the moving truck!
In the weeks and month to come, I will be sharing more details and photos of-
 our road trip, new home, and my new art studio.
 I will try and post as time permits, due to the circumstances tho
I have to allow myself permission for TIME OUT. 

:: love you all ::


  1. It all looks really beautiful, and when all the work is done, you will be able to make yourself a great new home there - enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I wish you all the luck in your new life and home. So nice you share the journey with us!!! - Irma

  3. Wow, you lucky thing! Most houses in the UK are the size of your garage (well, maybe a slight exaggeration). Good luck with the move and I hope you will be very happy there.

  4. amazingly gorgeous! I'm in love....look forward to seeing more pics April. thanks for sharing "Dreams can come true" x

  5. I am sure it is safe to say we all love you too and are looking for ward to the seeing the next chapter in your life! Embrace this time. So excited for you, what a spectacular place!

  6. have as stress free a move as possible. Your new home looks marvelous just waiting for your artistic touch to breathe life into it. Lovely place that you will be, and beautiful too. xox

  7. That looks like a dream April! So exciting for you and your hubbie! Enjoy the trip, and take all the time out you need. We'll be here waiting ... :-)

  8. What an awesome adventure! Your new home looks so tranquil and soul nourishing!

  9. It looks fantastic and so inviting to a new chapter for you and your art! All the best for your move (love the area you are going to!) and looking forward to watching you make a new art studio! (with envy I am sure!)

  10. All that glorious space - the exact opposite of CA. I just know you'll love Whidbey - it's so calm and serene there and yet you're just a quick ferry ride into the city for as much culture or hustle/bustle as you want. We love it here (south Seattle) and I know you will too. It looks like you'll have plenty of interior space to make your own too. Though moving is hard, hopefully the positive changes will compensate for what you're leaving behind. Best of luck during the move! We can't wait til you're back online and making art....

  11. How exciting, looks fab! Now that garage is just right for guests and art retreats???

  12. April....I'm envious! If I were 20 years younger I'd be looking at doing something similar. You enjoy...what an exciting time for you and your family. I love the house and the setting...I had to find the island on the looks like a really magical place!!!

  13. oh wow love your new home and hope u will find much happiness there its a little paradise...
    hugz bev

  14. OMG u got the house of your dreams.. congrats!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear more about it...

  15. Wow April. that looks lovely. Have fun moving in.

  16. Hope that by the time you read this you are getting settled in your lovely new home, April. It looks wonderful!