Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wait & See

The last few weeks have been jam packed, but incredibly blessed. Tilley-Gray is at such a fun age, exploring and learning every single minute. I wish I could just freeze time right where it is right now with her. Every month she gets older, I always say "this is my favorite age" but it just keeps getting better.

We are busier than ever at Poplin & Queen and are working with such fun clients. Running a business is amazing, and sometimes Shannon and I get bogged down with all of the paperwork and bookeeping, but at the end of the day, I know just how lucky I am that I get to work everyday with my best friend doing something that I love. This weekend we are headed to High Point for the the furniture market. It's an exhausting but exciting time. I'll be sure to post some of our new finds. Last week, we found a rug that was perfect for a client's home and they loved it just as much as we did! Isn't it so pretty?

And then, Gray and I decided that it would be a good idea to put our house on Wilmington's Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour. Essentially, we opened our home to the public, left it in the hands of volunteers, and over 2,400 people walked in and out of our house Saturday and Sunday. I have been asked for the past three years to do this, and finally caved in this year. Thankfully, we left during the home tour because if I would have seen all of those people in my house, I would have probably had a nervous breakdown.These photos were in the paper Sunday morning. 

Being on the home tour was a great experience for us. The volunteers were wonderful and we were left sweet notes from some of the visitors about our home (including Grayson's 7th grade teacher)!
 I love our house, but we are quickly growing out of it, so we put it on the market on Friday. It is the craziest experience, even more than having 2,400 people walk through our home to look at it, because now we are having people walk through our home to make it their home. It's bittersweet because we have put so much money, hard work, and late nights in to it, and my grandfather built the built-in shelves that won't be coming with us.  It is our first home that we brought our first baby home to. Our neighbor's are amazing and I'll miss them so much when we move. On the other hand,  I'm happy because I know it's time to move on, and I know whoever moves into this house will love it and add more layers of happiness to it. So, where does that leave us now?
We aren't quite sure, but are praying that a great house will come along, or a great rental until we can build a great house (a summer on Wrightsville Beach would be wonderful, wouldn't it?) Keep us in your prayers that we make the right decisions and fingers crossed that our home sells quickly! 
We will just have to wait and see!


  1. Sad to leave a house ... But the new possibilities are so exciting!!!


  2. Completely with you on the where are we living house decision boat. Everyone keeps telling us that the right house at the right time will come along. I'm trying to believe it! We still haven't sold our house in Pawleys and are currently under contract with the deal from hell here in Richmond. We're about to walk away from this new house we love and if we do we'd have to rent for a year because we won't have enough time to find another house to buy in our time frame. Such big decisions and even bigger when you have little ones involved!

  3. I wish I could've walked through your house on the tour, I know it is gorgeous! I same the same thing about my LO, each age is more fun! She's 15 months right now and I'm convinced this is the best yet. Tilley-Grey is adorable. And you guys will make the right decision. Just have faith. :o) LOVE your blog.

  4. I will be praying for you all. I am excited to hear of your plans. Take care!

  5. Loved meeting you and Tilley Gray at school last week and I am so bummed I didn't make it by to see your fabulous house!! Can't wait to see your next project!! xoSissy

  6. Fingers crossed for you! And she is just the cutest!

  7. Random Question: How did you hang the anthro animal heads in Tilley Gray's room? I have 2 and tried to hang the first one and the nail started to slice through the paper mache. The hole to hang it is small. I don't want to damage it anymore than I have to and thought I would ask you and Holly Mathis since both of you have yours hanging :) Thanks so much and can't wait to see more blog posts once you settle down.- Ashley (apfaust@samford.edu)