Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TERRIFIC TUESDAY NEWS!

Hi Friends!

I wish I had a fun health post to bring you today, but instead- I've just got great news!

WE ARE MOVING!!!!!

Not anywhere far (and certainly not to New York like I wish:), but we are moving across town to a much nicer neighborhood in a HUGE house, unlike anything I've ever lived in throughout my entire LIFE. I'm PUMPED!


Our New House- it needs some updating but we love it!

We've been looking for several months now since we're packed to the gills here at my house and luckily, the house we wanted was just reduced enough to where my mother and stepdad could officially put in an offer. Though I'd love to be married or out on my own, that just hasn't been in the cards for me as soon as I wish, but I feel so blessed to have an awesome family to move into a new home with.

Not only is the new house beautiful, but it also has a GINORMOUS KITCHEN!!!! I even get my own pantry and "prep counter" for my blender, juicer, etc.:) No more lugging them in and out of the pantry anymore AND the kitchen is all bright and cheery, just perfect for photos!


Despite the fact I'm still living at home, it's clear to me that in my circumstances right now that blessings can still come, even if you can't help your own situation.

My mom was incredibly blessed to marry such a hard-working, dependable, caring man like my stepfather several years ago and I have to say, he'll never take the place of my dad, but he sure is amazing and I'm so thankful my mom has him.

Me and Tim



Mom and Tim


 I am so excited for them that this will be their first house they purchase together since he moved into our house with me, my mom, and my brother after they got married in 2009.


Tim's children-(Heather and Timmy) on the left, My Mom and Tim in the middle, and my brother Jeremy and I on the right

The four of us (me, my mom, my brother and stepdad) will all be moving within the next month and I can't wait to take a ton of pictures to show you all:)


Our House Now

THE BEST part is that we got an offer on our house the SAME day we found out we won the bid on the new house. Two other families actually had an offer in on the house we wanted and we had to wait a week to find out which offer won.

We got a call Monday morning that OUR OFFER won and Monday night we got another call that someone wanted to buy OUR house and had put in an offer! Talk about a great Monday- it was so needed! We've been on pins and needles all week and God has SERIOUSLY answered some major prayers in this little neck of the woods of SC!

Our family has been to hell and back the last few years between my dad passing, my car accident in 2010, my eating disorder, and past financial struggles. There's been a lot of yelling, tears, apologies, and prayers but I'm so grateful we've had a home in the midst of it. Still, our house hasn't been the most bundle joy of memories to put it nicely. 

I'm surer than ever that this move will be the best fresh start for our family, and a much needed one at that.  We have ALOT of work to do at the new house so it's going to be incredibly stressful between work, blogging, cleaning, packing, and moving but I'm absolutely TICKLED PINK:)

So all in all, I just couldn't wait to journal this special day on the blog or share my excitement with all of you. You'll be seeing all kinds of photos over the next month, not to mention gorgeous food shots in our brand new kitchen!

Don't worry- I'll totally give you a pantry tour too:) Oh! And did I mention I'm even getting my own fridge too??! Don't be jealous- it's just because my family literally LOATHES all the food I keep in the fridge and just doesn't understand why I need so many greens, yogurt, and superfoods:)





I know. It's a little overwhelming, but what can I say? I'm a healthy eater who LIKES to eat and a food blogger who gets free goodies that she loves!?:)






Since we have room for an extra fridge and HAVE an extra fridge on hand, I'll be getting booted and scoring my own chill space:) 

I'm truly so grateful and have offered to cook them dinner for the first month we're there to make it up to them!;)


Oh, and I just MIGHT be creating a new Pinterest board for the new house as well in the next week:) Hey, a girl's gotta get ready, right? It might not be New York as soon as I wish, but none the less, I'm SO THRILLED!!!!

Thank you for letting me share all of this with you and good luck on the NuNaturals stevia contest!!!:)


15 comments:

  1. Yay! So excited for you. I can't wait to see pictures of your new house:-) Have a wonderful day, Heather!

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    1. Thank you so much Erin!!:) Hope you have a wonderful day too!!:)

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  2. Omg that new house is gorgeous looks like you have a beautiful view. And I actually laughed out loud about the fridge because I too get "your one person why do you take up so much room in the fridge" haha I need one of my own too but as you too to small of a house haha. Well congratulation on he new house and can't wait to see photos.
    P.s. what's your bedroom decor?

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    1. Thanks Haley:) I'm thrilled:) I think most of us can probably relate to the fridge issue:)

      Right now my bedroom is black, champagne, silver and leopard:)

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  3. What wonderful news, and your new house is so beautiful. Congratulations. I feel like our circumstances are similar, and that is precisely why I love coming here to read all your inspirational posts and know that despite all the hardships you have overcome and are still overcoming, you still hold your head up high and stay positive. It is really inspiring.

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    1. Thank you so much Brittany, that's so sweet! Aw, thanks for understanding and I'm glad I'm not the only one in these shoes. What inspires me is the readers on this blog like yourself who are out there fighting everyday like I am:) I always try to see the small blessings however I can- I hope you do the same!:) Thanks for commenting and I'm so glad you're here:)

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  4. Yay! Congrats on the new house. It is absolutely gorgeous! It is so fantastic to hear that through all of your hardships you have a chance for a bright and new begining. I can't wait to see more photos of the house and how you plan to make the space your own!

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle! That's so nice of you to say that:) I hope you're doing well and thanks for letting me share my good news!

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  5. How exciting:) The kitchen looks fabulous! I can see some creative recipes coming from there!

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    1. Thank you Annie!:) Absolutely sister- you said it!:)

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  6. Woot! Congrats to you and your family on the exciting news of moving into a new house! When you were talking about your "taking over" of the fridge space and pantry space it reminded me EXACTLY of how it is at my house. My mom and dad are often getting onto me for taking up so much room with my yummy foods and fresh fruits and veggies...haha. ;)

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    1. Thank you Kaylin!!:) I totally agree about the fridge deal- I try to explain to them that it's not my fault I don't eat processed food I can keep in the pantry but they often get mad at me- especially when something goes on sale!:( Lol- I think many of us can relate to this- I'm stoked to get rid of this fridge fuss:)

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  7. Wow! That's amazing! Oh, yeah...about the fridge. That's exactly why I was ecstatic when I finally found my own apartment with my own fridge. After living with a few other roommates and only having one fridge...it gets overcrowded! I only had two small shelves to use in the fridge and one small shelf in the pantry. Best wishes on the moving part. We're both in the same place...the only difference is I'm moving like 1,500 miles away! LOL Keep up the good work. I like reading your blogs knowing that I can relate with my daily struggles. You rock!

    Heather :)

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    1. Aw, thanks so much! Isn't it tough loving food and sharing a kitchen? What a love/hate relationship it can bring to the kitchen, right!?
      YOU ROCK TOO GIRLY!!:) Thanks for being here and for supporting The Soulful Spoon:)

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  8. Heather I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU and your family! :D I never told you this, but I secretly wondered how your refrigerator situation worked out with all those superfoods..... you just can't let em spoil! ;) That's awesome you get your own fridge too, Oh I'm SOOOOO excited to see more photos! Are you going to redesign your room or keep the leopard? Either way, it will be FAB I'm sure. LOVE!!!!!!

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