House After Spouse: We're Moving!


Long-time readers of this blog may remember that it used to be called “House Before Spouse: A Modern Girl’s Adventures In First-Home Buying” and I started it in 2010 as a way to document my house-hunting journey as a single woman. Just as my blog has evolved, so have I, and it’s time to move on after nine years of living here. A lot has changed since I bought this place, including getting married and having a baby, and this house just doesn’t work for my family anymore. (Newer readers to my blog — I’ll bet you get the reference in this post’s title now!) We spent a lot of time decluttering the house and doing some minor repairs that really should have been done a long time ago, and once it was in showing condition we put it up for sale. We held offers for a week and accepted an offer that came with conditions, but the sale officially went through and we’ll be moving in early October. Our motivating factors for moving are to have a backyard and more parking. We currently don’t have a backyard — instead, the back of our house is where we have our parking spot that is accessed through a laneway. Even though it can hold two small vehicles, we have a large pick-up truck that takes up the entire space, so my husband has to find street parking for his work truck and that involves a lot of vehicle shifting due to allowed parking times. Beyond those two reasons for moving, we’ve also just outgrown this house and it’s time to leave. For me especially, I’m looking forward to a fresh canvas for decorating and renovating. I’m also excited to get back to my blogging origins and start sharing more decorating and renovating topics on here! 

The title graphic from when I first started this blog and it was called House Before Spouse.

The title graphic from when I first started this blog and it was called House Before Spouse.

In the meantime, you’re probably wondering where we’re going… we bought a cute little bungalow in Scarborough! I’ll save the details of our house-hunt for another post, as well as the details about the house itself, so stay tuned for more. (I’m finally starting to build up an email list for newsletters, so sign up here if you want to be notified whenever I publish a new blog post.) 

We can’t wait to move and start this new chapter of our lives, and I am excited to take you along on the journey.