Two pretty great things happened in the last couple of days! Snow, and a feature on one of my favorite places to hang out on the web! I’m whirling them into a single blog post.
First Exciting Thing : A Story on the Internets!
If you aren’t a fan of Circa, you should be, right now. It’s a beautifully designed website, that features incredible homes across the country. Many are for sale, and their searchable database of real estate is incredible. Looking for a house in a certain state? You can search that way. Or, do you just want a CASTLE that’s for sale? You can search by architectural style, as well. AMAZING.
I’m not in the market for a house, clearly, but I can sometimes get lost for hours just looking at the houses that are for sale, and getting a peak at the inside. It gives me so many ideas. They also have an online magazine with great ideas and features, as well as a great list of old house blogs, resources, and media. A few months ago, they asked me if I would volunteer to write a guest post. I was delighted to, and it was published on Friday.
Check it out HERE!
If I make one person feel less daunted about restoring an old home, I will be thrilled.
Second Exciting Thing : Winter is Finally Here!
If there’s one thing I haven’t learned how to DIY yet, it’s definitely the ability to control the weather to my liking. I love the snow. I really, really love winter and everything that goes along with it – from sitting by a fire, to drinking hot chocolate, to windchill burning off my face, to skiing, to snuggly sweaters and afternoon naps on the couch. I’m lucky to live in a place where we get all four seasons. I love them all, but winter is my favorite.
This winter, I was starting to believe that we would go from fall to spring, and I was getting really, really sad. For the 6+ weeks that our Christmas Decor was out, we had no snow. NONE. Not even a dusting. And I was sad. Mother Nature is a cruel, cruel mistress when she doesn’t even allow you to see your house decorated for Christmas in the snow the FIRST YEAR YOU HAVE A RESTORED PORCH.
It’s March 1, and we finally got our second snowfall of note. So, for those of you who are tired of winter, I’m sorry. But I’m REALLY excited.
I wonder if the bunny who got to jump across the snow on my porch first was as excited as me.
Also, I think Queen Anne Victorians look their best in the snow. Truly.
The street is so lovely!
And, the view from the third floor turret. Just breathtaking.
Happy Winter, Everyone! Spring, you are officially allowed to come. Not because I am sick of winter, but because I finally, FINALLY, feel like we’ve had one.
Thanks for the CIRCA referral. I agree about the snow…for the first week or two.
I completely understand! I’d be ready for spring if we hadn’t had such light snowfall this year!
Hi Amy! No comment on your attachment to the snow…on second thought, maybe one comment: we tired, weary sun lovers may not share your love for the white stuff, but I am sure I speak for most of your faithful readers when I say we do appreciate your energy and excitement (in general terms) and ALWAYS look forward to your blog updates! So, please keep dragging us along though this season (maybe with a teeny bit less enthusiasm for the weather)! Maybe start by telling us about what you are planning for spring projects 🙂
You make me laugh! I definitely need to do a “what’s next” post, once we finish the last few details of the Butler’s Pantry. Operation “move out of the third floor” will be in effect!
That is where I saw your beautiful house—I’m on my 3rd – a smaller cottage style, but still over 100 yrs. old. I loved reading your blog!
I’m so glad you found the blog and love reading it! I love LOVE cottages. I’d love to see a picture of it!
Speaking of cottages… our (22 year old) daughter is buying an old “fixer upper” cottage home in Fountain Square. She should be closing in about 2 weeks, which means in 2.5 weeks I will be providing copious amounts of cheap dad labor lol..
I LOVE Fountain Square! How awesome! Tell her I said Congrats! And, good for you for helping out with labor! Gold Star.
Amy, loved the blog! I have loved all the seasons of your home, but I do agree that it looks great with snow!
So glad to find your blog! I get you. We bought an 1889 Queen Anne 1 year ago :). We are wrapping up painting a 6-color exterior all by ourselves!
Hi! I’m so glad you found me, too! I’m excited to start looking at your site and your house!!!!
Oops… Wrong blog address. http://www.myqueenanne.wordpress.com