Tell me I’m not the only one that would pay money to go back and walk through a former home?
Homes are kind of like former relationships.
You think about them every now and again but you’d never knock on the door (or pick up the phone) and say wuzz up?
A while back I mentioned in a blog post that we were going back to Arizona on vacation.
Apparently the current owner of our former Arizona pad follows our blog and saw that post.
She then emailed me inviting us to come see our old house when we were in town.
I was giddy for days to think about walking through our former Arizona home again.
This was going to be off the hizzle.
When we knocked on our old door I was having major deja vu.
They were as warm and welcoming as could be (and they kept up with our no shoe policy too).
I pitched the idea of taking pics and posting them on the blog and she was totally on board.
But I have to apologize in advance for the crappy phone pics. Remember the Mr. forgot the camera?
My phone pics don’t do the cuteness of the house justice.
When we entered it was CRAZY (high opera voice)!
It was almost like we had walked in and nothing had changed.
When we were moving out 2 years ago, the owner came and offered to purchase all the furniture but it was almost all packed by then.
Instead, she studied our blog pictures and went out and purchased as similar items as possible to what we had.
Oh yes, my ego was bursting.
GIRRRL! She found an almost identical bed, bedding, curtains and lamps.
Instead of pops of yellow she did pops of turquoise.
In place of the white wing back chair she had a fab double-seater wingback in turquoise.
Would have showed you but my dang phone pic was too blurry.
(Click more to see more of our former Arizona master bedroom).
We took that ornate mirror with us that was once gold but I sprayed white.
She searched high and low and found one almost identical on Craiglist and also sprayed hers white.
I was smiling from ear to ear with flattery!
(Click to see more of our Arizona guest bathroom).
I took the chand-y with me so she searched all over and found an “8-arm chadelier” just like mine.
For real? I didn’t even know my own had 8 arms!
She expressed how much she loved how I decorated the house and wanted to keep it just like it was.
I think I said, “Awww…” about a hundred times.
(Click to see more of our Arizona den).
Click to see more of our former Arizona living / dining room.
This is the only room that was completely changed.
As it should be. Every little girl need a princess room!
LOVE IT! (My little guy did too… couldn’t stop obsessing with stuffed animals).
(Click to see more of our Arizona guest bedroom).
It’s just a house and it’s not ours anymore but it’s the place where we brought babies home from the hospital, the place we grew as a family
and the place that will always have a special place in our hearts.
It’s a silly sentiment but to see the G. family taking such pride in the house is a feel gooder.
So tell me peeps, have you ever been back to a former house?
(Click to see more of our former Arizona Home).