Friday, April 29, 2011

Guess who's laughing!

Wow. What a crazy week we have had. I have not smiled this much in years. Not felt this content either. I know this is it. We found out last Friday that we are moving to Greenville, South Carolina. It is a great place. We went there last weekend and checked it out. I have been online researching it and every single thing I read says it is an awesome place to live. As a matter of fact, it was voted #4 place to live in the country a couple of years ago, and the town we are moving to (Simpsonville) was voted top 10 places to live by Family Circle Magazine last year. I have never lived somewhere that was voted a top place to live. I think that sounds wonderful!
As I was taking pictures this morning for my blog, for etsy and just for fun I snapped a shot of this, it's a print that hangs over our fireplace. It's by Rodney White, my very favorite artist. He always has a subliminal message in his artwork. This one looks like it says "Seek Happiness" but at the top it says "we tend to" and at the bottom it says "when happiness is actually a choice". Seems so obvious. Just choose to be happy. It's really not as easy as it sounds though is it? Well this time, I AM choosing it and it is choosing me too. This move, this new life is going to be awesome. This is going to be the place for us.

The movers show up a week from today, which of course means one thing...
we are once again living in the land of boxes! The funny thing is when we moved in to this house we kept all of our boxes... we have NEVER done that. We always get rid of them as we unpack them, Chris usually loads up his truck every couple of days and takes a load to the recycle dumpster. Not this time, this time we kept every single one. I think it was a sign, a sign that we weren't going to stay. We probably put it out there ourselves, but either way, it just wasn't meant to be!

On top of packing and planning I have been making signs for my etsy site. 
This was a special order for a customer... I am so happy with how they came out and can't wait for this sweet lady to get all of her signs!

In the next couple of days I am going to have to pack all of these up and move them to South Carolina... before I do I thought I would give one away on here. A little celebration gift for you because I am so stinkin happy. 

This is it. This message speaks to me... we all know I love telling my story and more than ever I am so drawn to my 'home' the place where my family is, where I find my comfort. I am so looking forward to getting settled in our new home. 
So what you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog (not on facebook) after this post and you will be entered to win. I will be picking at random with one of those random number generators (that I have absolutely no idea how to use yet, but I am sure my friend Kristy will help me). I will be announcing the winner on Sunday right here and on facebook. Good luck!

Well I should probably head downstairs and finish packing up my scrapbook room. I feel like I just UN packed it! Oh well I am happy to be doing it.

I thought I would just leave with a picture of the family having a little fun at our local bowling alley... shoot, it was a good night so I thought I would share with y'all. (that is me still working on my country accent, I figure we are moving even further south, I need to perfect it!)

Thanks for reading,


  1. First to comment...I STINKIN WIN!!!
    You know I love love LOVE reading your blog.

    : )

  2. Nina-
    Your blog post makes my heart happy!
    I am so happy for you and your family and you are right- we choose happiness. :)

    I am excited to have a Southern Belle as a friend.
    (I am signed in on my work account)

  3. hey ms. nina it's sarah i'm sooooooooo happy for you it sounds like you've really found paradise and that is something special i'm so elated i had the chance to work with you before you moved and i moved it really meant alot to me and i'm so happy to be able to catch up on everything ms. nina on your blog!

  4. Isn't it crazy how fast things can change! I'm excited for you guys (and a little jealous).

  5. I saw a peek of my cute sign in one of the pictures. <3 it.

  6. i'll give it another shout out tomorrow. love em' all. now i just need to decide what i want mine to say!!!

  7. La Dolce Vita...On to the next SWEET chapter in your life my beautiful friend!

    Can not wait to hear about SC! Miss you much in Cali! Wishing you great joy!

  8. keep laughing "britton family" thats whats going to get you through this next move.