This will be my last post here on House Crazy.
I outlined some of the reasons why when I announced the retirement of my blog last month.
I sure will miss all the cool, wonderful people I have met and come to know through this website. You house-lovers are my people!!
But don’t be sad my friends. I look at this ending as an opportunity – a new beginning. I once again get to reinvent myself and I am really excited about the future, however challenging it may be.
I have been lucky enough to cram several reincarnations of myself into one lifetime – most people don’t get to do that, so I am actually grateful for the twists and turns that I have faced.
My first priority is to spend more time with my kiddos and less time on the darn computer. My young children really need me to be emotionally present right now and, “Leave mommy alone – I’m working!” isn’t really cutting it for them.
Then I need to focus my energy on finding the right person/caretaker to buy this darn old house.
I love her, but it is time to move on!
As I mentioned before, I will eventually need to start looking for full-time work – a “real job”. This endeavor will be a challenge in itself because I have been out of the traditional workforce since 2005. (Employers don’t get too excited about “writer/blogger & stay-at-home-mom” on a resume.)
Nonetheless, I will throw all my energy into getting a job, even if that is in the household goods department at Walmart. (Not to belittle those who work at Walmart – I love hanging out in the decorating aisles!)
And hey, if you know someone who needs a hard-working/writer/former social-worker to employ, let me know!
Is it possible that House Crazy Sarah will start another blog in the future?
(One which isn’t riddled with copyright/legal problems ?)
It is entirely possible. Heck, I may even re-start House Crazy down the road if I can figure out a way to do so without infringing on copyright laws!
So my friends – don’t despair!
In the words of my favorite house-loving writer, Frances Mayes:
“Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.”
― Under the Tuscan Sun
[ps...... if you still need to get your "house fix", there are a bunch of other awesome house blogs you can check out! Just scroll down my website's right side column and see my list of house blog favorites!]
Say it isn’t so?!?
Yes, my friends, it is true. House Crazy Sarah will be closing up shop one month from today.
It was not an easy decision but one that I had to make because of big changes in my personal life this year which will necessitate me to get a “real” job so I can actually pay the bills.
In addition, I have been running into a lot of trouble with copyright issues and have even been threatened recently with legal action for using some images without permission.
I really love doing this blog but it is just not worth the risk of having my poor-single-mother ass sued off.
As 2013 tip-toes into 2014, I thought I would take a look back at some of the best House Crazy posts from the past year.
I have compiled 20 of the most popular posts based on viewer stats and using, heck, the unscientific method of choosing the ones that I had the most fun writing & researching.
So here you go! (In order of oldest to newest…..just click on the title to view the original post!)
For us, our house was not unsentient matter—it had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see us with; and approvals, and solicitudes, and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence, and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction. We never came home from an absence that its face did not light up and speak out its eloquent welcome—and we could not enter it unmoved.
—Mark Twain, 1896
Sunday real estate browsing……
Located in Severna Park, Maryland is this impeccably cared for 1936 stone manor. And it’s for sale!
The home looks a little imposing from the outside, but the interior is incredibly lovely and light-filled.
This is probably due to the splendid southern exposure of the waterfront lot on the Magothy River in Maryland.
That riverfront property comes with a $1.7 million price tag!
Prepare to be tranquilized by the serenity of this place…
Come on inside….
Books! And beams! Comfy chairs and beautiful sunlight!
What more could a tired soul ask for?