Summer is officially over! It already felt over with Hudson starting play school and already wearing jeans and the occasional sweater, but yesterday marked the official end. Hope you all took a little time to enjoy it.
We were out for most of the day on Saturday. Last week we just decided to check out what was going on in the world of real estate in some towns we liked and voila we found a whole bunch of houses that looked like they had potential. We love our current house, but we are not in a great school district which means either staying here and putting the boys in private school or moving to a town with a better school rating. We still don’t know what we want to do, but it was fun to look and see what was out there.
Here are some peeks at what we saw.
It was in an amazing town and on a beautiful street, but the bedrooms were teeny tiny and they had converted it two apt so it would be a lot of work to get into one working house. PASS!
I loved this house when I saw it online. It was built in 1901, which I loved. I love for a house to have character and charm so I never really go for any new construction houses. In person though the layout was really weird, because yet again this person made each level a rental so there were double kitchens and not enough bedrooms and no washer and dryer area.
I wanted to love it though because out back there was this:
A converted barn with a bathroom/kitchen, living area and lofted area. The perfect home for Effortless Style Interiors! I could work from home, but be separated from the main house and it had a huge amount of room for working on projects and potentially hiring an assistant. So sad to say goodbye to this one, but it wasn’t right for a family of 4.
This house was cute both inside and out, but it just wasn’t for us. It had no backyard, which isn’t great with two boys and a dog. It was also a split so lots of stairs and random little rooms where the boys could hide. Hello and goodbye.
I did enjoy the hownowners taste and wanted this pretty rug in their living room:
Super ugly outside. I couldn’t even snap a pic of it. It was massive, which was nice, but lacked any sort of character or charm. Plus it was on a super busy street and the outside was falling apart. We felt like Hudson.
This house was the only one that actually felt like it could be home. Originally I didn’t even want to walk in because it looked so teeny tiny, but it was actually really big on the inside and had 4 bedrooms. Downside was that the neighbors on both side were super close.
Perk? It was in a beach community so a short walk down the block led you to this:
Whew that was a whole lot of houses. After all that we went into town to check it out.
Here is a piece of the main street:
We loved it. It looked like something out of a movie and Jon and I were both obsessed with the town and it’s sense of community.
We stopped to have a bite to eat.
Hudson enjoyed playing in the pet shop that was next door. I swear he thinks he is part dog.
We got home late and I spent the evening working in my office and promptly passing out at 11pm.
Sunday was a rainy and gloomy day so we spent the morning in bed and even ordered in french toast and bacon from the local deli.
The boys did a good amount of napping on Sunday, which enabled Jon and I to do a lot of work around the house like laundry and switching out all of the boys clothes for the fall.
One fun part of the weekend was getting to feed Asher some oatmeal. He seemed to enjoy it and Hudson was obsessed with “helping”.
We finished off our weekend with a trip to an ice cream shop a couple of towns away to have some homemade ice cream.
So long summer, you were a blast.