May 30, 2018

The Rich Hippies House Studio Before and After

The studio is where we tend to spend most of our time when we are at The Rich Hippies House. We have had family slumber parties, movie play dates, gatherings, and dinners in this nook of the property on repeat since it was close to finished, it just has a “let’s gather” vibe. Before the feelings of wanting to be there was as strong as they are, this studio went through what looked like the seventh circle of hell. I kid you not. Sorry for the poltergeist level grain on these photos, but that’s all that was available. We did
May 13, 2018
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An Update on Life

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have been following along on instagram and here, you have seen peeks of the massive project we have been working on this year, The Rich Hippies House. When we purchased her, she was in pretty bad shape and then just a few days after closing, a hurricane hit and trashed the yard. We lost a few fences, plants, and trees broke. It made the clearing out process pretty annoying, but at the same time we were very grateful that’s all the damage we encountered. We haven’t shared too much because the timeline has
September 11, 2017
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She’s still standing!

No sooner did the I schedule the post below, with keys in our hand Thursday, we were then evacuating from Hurricane Irma the following Wednesday. We got a small report of no power, lots of tree damage, but the house looks like it’s in overall good shape and no obvious signs of flooding. Everything in the immediate area is currently closed, and we are unsure when we will be able to return back down to South Florida, but we are hopeful this week could be a possibility.  Last month we got approved on three offers. All at once. It was like
September 5, 2017
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Adventure 3 // Legoland Florida

Length of stay: One Night Accommodations: Legoland Beach Retreat Length of stay: One Night Accommodations: Legoland Beach Retreat After being in Florida for a few months, we realized what a great place it is to explore both close to home and for a good ‘ol weekend-get-away. We have poked north and south, and there is so much more available now than when I was even a kid. One of new and exciting places that’s east to get to and not-so-overwhelming is Legoland. If you follow us on instagram, you know this isn’t our first trip to brick city. On the
August 30, 2017
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we plan < universe laughs

We made a big ‘ol promise of “coming back” and we totally dropped the ball. A few times now. But, life. Life, life, life. Let me explain. We had this really simple plan when we moved to Florida. We had a school picked out for Atlas, and a building one week away from closing when we hit the road south of the south with a pit stop at Legoland to celebrate. Immediately it all began to fall apart. Atlas was denied his IEP, which is basically a putting a scarlet letter on his academic life. Our son, diagnosed with autism,
March 6, 2017
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In Pursuit of Magic

Earlier this year, I had acquired a stencil in NYC that read “In Pursuit of Magic”, and proceeded to stencil the inside of my planner to remind me to focus on those things that feel like magic and to make my plans bigger than my comfort level. 2016 couldn’t have been further from magical. It certainly ended in a way I never, ever imagined. Finding out your child is autistic is kind of a double edged sword. On one hand, after a year of testing, you find out it’s not brain cancer. It’s not terminal. It’s do-able. We were so
January 16, 2017
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We decided to move to Florida

I’ll give you the long and the short of it. I guess it depends how curious you are; if you’ll read it all. In short, it’s true, and something I said I would never, ever do. I insisted it’s a horrid place to raise a family and that a place with no seasons, has no soul. We are moving south of the south, to Boca Raton, Fl. It wasn’t even a long discussion for us to land on “Yes, let’s move to Florida for a while”. I honestly think we are exhausted by winter. Nashville has been nice. We have met