Monday, December 23, 2013

Maggie and I are on the move again

As most of you know, I am currently living with my sister after my husbands sudden death in July. I have loved being able to see my sister everyday and spend time with her. But it is time for Maggie and I to have a place of our own. It was a struggle to find a place that gave me everything I wanted in my new price range. Brian and I had been looking at homes in the country with land. But with it just  me and Maggie now, and our budget has changed drastically . And in my new budget I had a hard time finding something. I fell in love with this house the minute I stepped inside, it just felt like home.
My agent thought the house needed too much work
But I could see beyond the outdated décor and knew this was the one

The house reminds me of an old red brick school house

The home is going to need a lot of work, the previous owners were in their 80's and the décor has not been updated in many many years. I am going to work on it a bit at a time and hope to post my upgrades as I go.

This is going to be my new workshop
no trudging through the snow to work in a freezing garage anymore woohoo 

I am also very excited that I have a room to paint in now. Living at my sisters I had no where to paint and it has been driving me nuts. The renovations are going to be a lot of work, so I hope I can make time to paint.
I hope to post all of my renovations as I go and let you know how I am making out.
I am going to be looking at many ways to save money and how to decorate on a very low budget.
so any ideas you have to help me will be greatly appreciated.
My sister says the décor reminds her of a museum lol
The gold carpet has to go
And here is my gorgeous bedroom, should I put a rope around the doorway and have tours come through
The green carpet and yellow roses have to go before I sleep in there YUK 
Maggie wanted me to show you, her favorite part of the house, her big back yard
I take possession next month and I am so excited
These pics are from the fall and we have tons of snow right now
So it is going to be a cold move, but I can't wait to get my stuff out of storage and
start working on the house to make it our home
I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, please be safe and enjoy
your time with your loved ones
This will be our first Christmas without Brian
and we miss him very much
Never take for granted the time you have with your loved ones
Life can change so very fast
Merry Christmas

Tobey and Maggie


  1. I have been thinking about you. Hope you enjoy your new house project and can create some happy memories there.

    1. Thank you so much for having me in your thoughts, that means so much to me. I signed all the papers today and get the keys tomorrow, so I am excited and terrified all at once is an understatement. it is bitter sweet because Brian is not moving with us. but I truly believe he has made this all happen. I hope to start blogging on a regular basis as I update the house and get my furniture going again. thank you for sticking with me. hugs Tobey

  2. Oh Tobey - I'm just getting around to visiting everyone now - been drowning in reno's!
    This place is adorable - and I think in far better shape then the one we bought although that work room reminds me of this place with that 70's panelling lol
    Did you move in yet?
    Can't wait to share this journey with you -
    Love the photo of Brian - although it made me sad to see it - hope you're coping -
    Much love,\

  3. Hey - I just came by to see if there were any updates on your new home - and see that there's no comment from me here - and I know I left one!!!!!!!
    I mentioned Brian - did you delete it?

    1. Sorry Suzan, Have not been updating my blog only my facebook page. I seem to have lost the few followers I had, and my original blog domain. so I have decided just to do updates on my facebook for now. Please check out my facebook page

      hugs Tobey xo