Creating a beautiful life one mini at a time..........

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Beginnings~

I could think of no better title for this long over do post than " New Beginnings". It perfectly describes my life right now. I have been away awhile I know but I have been very busy. Before my disappearance I was struggling with my kids getting older and just where that left me. Well that was really only the half of it. I have gone thru some very big changes , none of which were easy for me. We decided to sell our house of 11 years because we could no longer afford it. Talk about tough. I had 11 years of things to go thru and I don't like getting rid of things. There was lots of painting to do too. So I painted and as I was painting I cried and mourned the loss of my home. I thought about my kids and all the firsts that happened there......and I cried some more.
Really it had become more house than we needed and now it was time to go back to where I grew up. Closer to my mom, my brother and his family, and really closer to my kids who all seem to be moving in the same direction. It is a cute little house , with a room for making my miniatures. I will give you a little look at my new life . No not my miniature life this time. Oh and did I mention I have a porch? Well I do. So come on over for a visit and I will make cookies and lemonade.
Change is hard but it can be good too! So heres to new beginnings!
Glimpses of the kitchen. Still working on this shabby wall.
I hope to put recipes under the glass on the table.
My creative space. I hope to make many more miniatures here.
Will you join me for some mini making?
I love roses!
Mini is here too!
Emily's room. The only child living at home now.
The view from my new front door. Life is a series of doors. Old ones close and new ones open. I'm excited and nervous to see where my new life takes me. But I know I'm going to be okay. Till next time. Mini Hugs~


Sassy Marsha said...

Home is where your heart is, Kim, and your family. You will make new memories in your new home.

Change is difficult, no doubt about that! Here's to new beginnings!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're back Kim! Just after I found your blog, it seemed you might be taking a break? Moving is hard and so much work. I hope the rest of your year is full of sweet moments.

Shelley Noble said...

These things can be so difficult. My good wishes go out to you and your loved ones. I see you have a lovely case of flowers on an adorable table--hey! That's home!

Best of luck!

rose cat cottage said...

Hi Kim, Enjoy this new life and this really cute home(with a porch...)and you have a very nice place for doing mminis... always sad to leave a place but moving is part of our lives... big hug! doei, claude

Jill said...

I've thought about you so often and I'm so glad to know you are okay. Change is so hard sometimes. Our homes hold such sweet memories. When my parents sold the house they built (literally) and raised their five babies in, we all came back to close the house together. There was lots of love, and lots of tears. There are so many memories made in our homes... I know that your family will cherish all those memories made in your home forever.
Your new home is so wonderful-- your studio is beautiful!! Even little Mini looks happy in her new home! Happy nesting, sweet Kim...I know your house will start to feel like home with your magic touch!

Elga said...

Life is always full of changes, big and small and they sure can be challenging times but new beginnings are good too. Enjoy settling into your new home and I am sure being closer to the family is always a good thing. A smaller home will hopefully mean less cleaning time and more fun time!!!!!

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

I'm sorry. I hope you and all of you are well my friend. Your new home looks very wonderful.
.. Kisses

Lena said...

Sweet Kim, Your new house looks so nice and I´m sure you soon will love it! It´s really hard sometimes to make changes...I would love to sit on your porch and have a lemonade!
Big hug to you / Lena!

Susan said...

So good to see you back in blogland. Your new home is beautiful, love that kitchen and your pretty screen door and porch! All things work together for good for those who love and serve him. The future will be good.

Debbie said...

Kim, sometimes change is for the Good. We moved completely across country and I'm glad we did..
I wish you and your family every happiness in your new home. My it always be filled with Love & Laughter..xxxx

Tabitha Corsica said...

It was so good to see you back here, my friend. I've been thinking about you alot and have been patiently waiting for you to I knew you would :-)

Marsha is so right. A house is just a building; a home is where family and friends abide. Eager to see what you'll be creating in your new space!

Daphne said...

No fair, making me cry for you first thing in the morning like this...
(that was a very lame joke but I hope to make you smile).
Bless your dear heart and your new home.
Perhaps the new doors God has opened will serve a purpose you never imagined.


rosanna said...

Dear Kim, changes are part of us although I know how hard is to accept them and how hard is letting memores being only memories. it's better not to go back.
I am glad that now you are settled and that you are closer to your family: that's definitely a good change. And I'm glad that your home is so lovely. I love your kitchen and your work room. I envy your porch , in god sense, and I think that your screen door is wonderful!
Welcome back dear, a new surrounding will give you fresh energies and new inspirations.Minihugs Rosanna

Kathi said...

Welcome back and thanks for sharing your thoughts and memories.
Memories are something that can never be taken away. I wish you lots of love and happiness in your new home. It looks beautiful already!

Daydreamer said...

I can SO Sympathize with you! I took so many pictures of my home of twenty years... I Almost still live there.... but I remind myself that there are reasons for the change... and that I have LOVED every home I have lived in! I'm sure you will adjust and come to love your new home too. Looking forward to seeing more GREAT minis!

skulptress said...

Your new home is beautiful. They say a new broom sweeps clean and I am sure you will find that you are exactly were you are suppose to be. I too have a home that is much to big and expensive as | am nearly an empty nester left with 5 bedrooms but am so hesitant to give it up just incase the kids decide to return home, what to do, what to do.

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Los cambios son duros para todo el mundo. Pero hay que saberles ver la parte positiva. Su nueva casa es hermosísima y además disfrutará más de su familia al tenerla cerca.

dale's dreams said...

Change can be very hard and a bit scary at times. I understand your struggle. I too will be down to one child at home this year. :(

I've decided keeping busy is the best thing to do.

In this new house, you will create new memories and more of your fabulous miniatures! :)

I wish you well with all of your changes. :)

Kimmi Lou Miniatures said...

Aww, life is full of changes, isn't it?! May God bless your life and your new home and may He give you a great peace about this "new" start!!! You home looks beautiful! Mini blessings, Kim

De said...

Your new home is beautiful. I wish you all the best - I understand your feelings about your children leaving. My oldest two are in their first "real" apartments and finishing college and I only have my son left at home. Change is hard but it can be exciting, too!

Patty said...

Kim, I have missed your postings so much and am so glad to hear that all is O.K.(except for the big change). Your new house is darling and like Marsha said,"Home is where the heart is." I know what you went through because I had to make the same decision about 6 years ago after living in my house for 20 years. There were alot of tears and so much stuff to sort through! In hindsight it was the best thing for me to have done. You will have the same feeling soon. I love your new workspace and look forward to seeing what darling mini's you will create there!!!
Big Hugs to you......

cockerina said...

Hi, Kim! welcome back in the blogosphere!
changes sometimes make us sad, but I see a beautiful house, light, comfortable, and responsive to the needs of your family. So think positive and move forward!
I hope many new experiences in your beautiful new home, and your new life! :))
the most important thing is to have good health .. everything else can be solved well.
Your home is where you lay your hat ... :))
mini, big hugs and best wishes for your bright future!
kisses, Caterina

Maria Ireland said...

Welcome back. I wish you and your family all the best in your beautiful new home. Its always hard to make changes. I am sure you will feel at home soon. I love your workroom. Hugs Maria

Kim said...

what a beautiful new home you have. Sending you big hugs for having to leave your home of 11 years- I can imagine how hard it was- but how nice to be closer to family. I think Marsha is right- home is where your heart is and I think this sweet new house will become home soon. xxxxoooooo ♥

mandy said...

Kim, I am so happy to see you are ok. I've checked your blog regularly hoping to hear that you are. You are such a kind soul and a creative, talented person. I really believe that things happen for a reason, even if that reason isn't apparent at the time. You will look back one day and see the blessings in your changes and the good things you would have missed without them. Mandy

Carey said...

Hi Kim,

So glad you shared your story with us. I am sure it was difficult but how wonderful for u and your kids to have beautiful memories.Now you can start new memories and traditions.
Your creativity is such an inspiration to me and I love visiting your blog home. BTW, I wish I had a spare room in my little house to put all my minis in. Currently my work room is the dining room table.

Hugs to you,

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Dear Kim,

It's been a while since your last update, and I can only understand how it feels when you have to move after living in the same place for so long...
On the other side, I hope you will be continuing to create even more miniatures in your new lovely space! Take care!

Pei Li

Minteriors said...

Congratulations, home, new life, new studio, new friends, new challenges. That can certainly feel overwhelming, but I know you, you have the courage and resilience to lay down new markers which are necessary to make a brand new future. All of us out here send you our love and hugs to help support you as you settle into a new routine. I, for one, have missed your postings, and I can see that I'm not alone in that! Welcome back, Kim!!! P. S. this must be the year for transitions. I, too, am in the process of a move. Fortunately, I'm going back to a home that I really love. : )

Jemjoop said...

What a great new space and Mini doggy looks pleased too. It's such a wrench when they grow up and move out, but it does get easier. Onward and upward. We only borrow them for a little while and then they must make their own way. Sorry you had to part with some treasures but that also makes way for new things to enter your life. Sending hugs your way my friend xo

Wish on a Whisker said...

Dear Kim~ Everything looks wonderful! I just know you will be okay. Sending you lots of love and whisker wishes. I'm excited for you... Love~Mandy

amy fletcher said...

Hi Kim, your new house looks lovely, I adore your creative space, it looks very neat and organised and nicely decorate. You're right, new beginnings are hard but they do make life interesting and good things always turn up and then you are happy that you had to start over.

Cherryberry said...

It's great to see you back Kim :) You've sure made some hard decisions but you've made the ones that right for you in moving on and making a fresh start. They do say a change is as good as a rest, right? Your new home is lovely and just think of all the wonderful new memories you'll create in it :) Best wishes for your future and hugs!
Kerry x

Arantxa said...

I wish you the best!!

I'm so happy you are back !!

Mini hugs and kisses!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Kim,

Wishing you luck and love in your new home! Transitions are so hard, I know! My older 2 are leaving soon also, but they seem like they are always gone because they left the teen years a couple years back. Now it's just me and my daughter basically. But you'll get through it, plus if you're close by, you'll get to enjoy them in a new way too!

Your new home looks fabulous, and living in a smaller space is more cozy I find :) Good luck sweetie! ps: Love your mini room!!!

Hugs, Cynthia

minimariba said...

I send you my best wishes for your new home and your new life! courage, the changes are sometimes a positive charge!
Mini kisses

Juliette said...

I reaaally like your minis workshop !
I look forward to having a nice home like you.
You know, at the beginning it is pretty hard to understand the reasons to explain the hard times we live, but after some time, perhaps many many years, we understand they happened for a reason. So I think change is always, always good.
I love your work

Liberty Biberty said...

One day dear Kim I will come and make miniatures with you!
What a beautiful front door!!

Liberty Biberty said...

One day dear Kim I will come and make miniatures with you!
What a beautiful front door!!

Make It Small said...

Now I know why you've been quiet and I do feel for you but from what I see of your new home I can tell you've settled in really fast. Love your view and work space. Very best wishes to you and your family. Gill x

ANA ROSA said...

Kim espero que disfrutes de tu nueva casa, los cambios a veces son buenos, aunque nos hagan llorar... hay que ver la parte positiva ademas estaras cerca de tu familia!!
Se feliz!!!

Monica Roberts said...

Leaving the cherished past behind and forging ahead into the unknown and new can be a challenge, but wonderful memories follow along wherever you choose to go. Your words, on the closing of one door opening another, are so telling ... as we never know what life has in store for us, and in just what direction it will lead us ... trustingly and hopefully ... into some new, unimagined delight! Your workroom is wonderful.