Friday, March 21, 2008


This is my 300th post. 300! Wow! That seems like a lot. Especially because my posting has been a little sparse as of late. Well now, what better way to celebrate the big 300 than to show you the large pile of mulch that was sitting on my driveway yesterday?

Good thing this was yesterday. It took my husband several hours to spread it around our garden beds, walkway areas, and trees. But the sun was out and shining and he had no trouble working until late at night.

The reason for spiffy-ing up so early in spring? I'll tell you:


Yes, Moving! The Little Cottage is going up on the sale block, hopefully to be snatched up by another cottage lover. We are putting it on the market in a little less than 3 weeks. Keep your fingers crossed that we find an enthusiastic buyer who loves its charm as much as we do.

The reason for our move? I can tell you that, too.

We have applied and been accepted into the school that we were looking at for my son. It is out of state, so off we go. We don't have anything else set up at this point - house, job - everything is up in the air. But our hearts tell us this is the right move for our son (and us) right now. We're feeling bold and confident, no matter the uncertainty of the situation. But you know how it is with your heart. When you listen carefully, it always leads you in the right direction.

I will be back shortly to show you, or at least talk about, some of our plans and the changes we're making around here before we are For Sale.

Until then, have a wonderful day, and a delightful holiday!


bj said...

Oh, exciting! I do want to wish you all the VERY BEST LUCK in the whole world. And, you are right....when listening to the heart, it is almost ALWAYS the right choice.
hugs, bj

velvet brick said...

I am so impressed with your decision to move for your son! I love how you are following your heart and I so truly believe that God will watch and provide for you and bring all good things your way! We're here to help you 'pack' and start this new chapter of your lives! Blessings!

jilly said...

WOW!!!!!! Happy 300!

I am so excited for you guys! What a wonderful adventure for all of you! Good for you!

Have you heard about planting the saint in the ground upside down at your house? Hmmm, which saint is it? I will find out, but it brings you luck in selling your house!

Deb said...

Happy 300th post!! I always enjoy my visits here at your little cottage. Best wishes as you move on to a new little nest :-}
Happy Easter Meg.

tulipmom said...

What an exciting 300th post!! I'm so glad to hear your son was accepted into the school of your choice. Following our heart (or gut) is ALWAYS the right thing to do when it comes to our kids.

Lots of luck getting your house ready to put on the market and then quickly sold.

I can't wait to hear more if and when you choose to share the details.

Happy Easter to everyone at The Little Cottage.

Kellie said...

Good luck and congratulations!

And you know that no matter WHERE you move, we all will still be your online neighbors!

Happy Easter!

Laurie Anne said...

How exciting!!
Congrats on the school and I'm sure your little cupcake of a house will be snatched up quickly.

homedaisy said...

happy easter, meg!
spring is a great time to sell :)

lisagh said...

Congratulations on 300 - very impressive and double congratulations on your other great news. Can't wait to see where you end up and of course, how your new little cottage will come together!

Southern Mom said...

I'm really impressed by your commitment to your son's education! It sounds like it is meant to be, so I'm sure everything else will fall into place. Good luck selling your home quickly!

Becky said...

Congrats on your 300th post.
I am so happy that you found a school for your son. Well wishes on your move. I know that everything will work its self out for you.
Have a very Happy Easter.
Hugs and Love

Belle-ah said...

Best wishes on your new season!!! Your home is so lovely I know it will find another family lickety split!

Happy Easter!

becky said...

I am so happy for you - I know that you're doing the right thing! Your family has been on my heart lately, with so much on autism in the news.

I believe you'll sell your delightful cottage very quickly -it overflows with charm. :)
Happy Easter

Stitcher S said...

Best of luck to you!

My aunt and uncle left their home state in the midwest back in the 1950s so that they could have their daughters with special needs attend a special school in California. It worked out very well for all of them, and the school was helpful to my cousins.

I too always enjoy my visits here. Congratulations on 300 posts.

Take care.

paige said...

sounds so very exciting for your family!
congrats on the 300th! wow

Rosemary said...

That's amazing news!
Much luck to all of you!

hqm said...

Meg! Such wonderful news! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Very exciting but we will miss you here in the third coast! Congrats on the 300th post!

Amateur Artisan said...

Congrats on your decision. I know it wasn't an easy decision to make, but then again, most important and correct decisions require a lot of thought and a lot of commitment.

Good for you and your family!

Here's hoping you find a new home in your new town very soon, because your charming little cottage won't spend a lot of time on the market! ;)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That's great news! If you didn't follow your heart you would spend the rest of your life thinking what if...

tommie said...

Best wishes on the move....doing what is best for your kids can never be wrong!

We just listed our house as well...! Such a scary feeling.

LivingTheLife said...

Great news on your son being accepted into the school of your choice for him. I can't wait to hear where/when and all the scoop. I pray this will be an easy transition for all of you...following your heart for your will be so blessed because of it...I am sure!

Blessings...and keep us posted....wishing you all the love, luck and prayers I can...also, if there is anything I can do for you from Texas...let me know...I'm not sure where you are moving...if it's Texas...I'll be happy to try and help with whatever you might need!


linda said...

Yeah !!!! Congratulations!!!! As a Mom of a hearing impaired child, I can totally understand- follow your heart with reagrds to your son's education and you will never regret it. Love the beautiful flowers!

Lisa said...

What a brave and wonderful decision you are making! I hope all those other things (job, house, etc.) all fall into place. Your little cottage is so lovely - I doubt it will stay on the market too long.

christy said...

Wow. A big move. How exciting!

Libby said...

How on earth did I miss this post?!?!

Congratulations, though belated, are certainly in order! I know it will be a huge change but your new home is bound to be full of love and laughter, just as your cottage always has been.

Good luck!