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HomeCraftEpisode #172: Getting ready for a Huge Transfer!

Episode #172: Getting ready for a Huge Transfer!

This week, we’re sharing extra particulars about my upcoming transfer to Missouri, together with long-distance renovating, getting our Tennessee residence able to listing, and what’s taking place with the pink home

We’re additionally sharing a guide report for This Time Tomorrow by  Emma Straub.

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Present Notes

Lengthy-distance renovating suggestions:

-Get the very best contractor to keep away from errors

-Do the naked minimal to make it prepared to maneuver in

-Discover a contractor who has labored in your neighborhood

-Allow them to know your expectations within the first assembly

-Ship photos of what you need from Pinterest

Upcoming renovations after Elsie strikes in:

-Add a sunroom to the opposite facet of the home

-Make the porch wrap round

New residence temper board:

-Numerous bookshelves

-An electrical hearth that appears actual

-Extra inexperienced paint

-Paint Jeremy’s studio blue

-Strive a reddish-pink shade

-Ceiling tiles

How we ready our residence in Tennessee to listing:

-Deep clear and decrease 

-Eliminated private gadgets

-Up to date {hardware}

The factor Elsie is most pleased with together with her Tennessee home:

-Hidden library, bed room makeover, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves

What’s taking place with the pink home: 

-Maintaining it for now. We’d must dwell there subsequent 12 months for a bit and we’re planning on doing an Airbnb for now. I wouldn’t be shocked if we listing it. Presently uncertain! 

This Time Tomorrow guide report favourite highlights:


-The time journey author inside a time journey guide 

-The daddy/daughter relationship 

-That it was set within the Nineteen Nineties


-The significance of spending time with these you like

-Father/daughter relationship

-Time journey

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Episode 172 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to The Lovely Mess Podcast. This week we’re sharing extra particulars about my upcoming transfer to Missouri, together with long-distance renovating, getting our Tennessee residence able to listing and what’s taking place with the Pink Home. We’re additionally sharing a guide report for this time tomorrow by Emma’s job. Sure, sure, sure. Okay. So thanks a lot on your assist final week. I really feel like my coronary heart is filled with love. You guys by no means stop to amaze me together with your kindness. I believe it’s a blogger mind drawback, to count on individuals to be imply about every little thing, after which when individuals are so good, it truly is so reassuring.

Emma: Individuals are good. Ooh, most individuals are good. 

Elsie: I’m gonna inform just a little tiny little bit of a narrative about our Disney journey. So, on the finish of January, we went to Disney, and our daughter, Marigold turned 5 whereas we have been there we timed it in order that the day she turned 5 she obtained to satisfy Elsa, which is like her hero. She’s just about had one section her whole life and it’s solely frozen, which has been enjoyable for us. She’s been on it for a number of years now. Each single 12 months she needs the identical kind of celebration, it’s very fascinating. The factor I wanna speak about from Disney is one thing that we’ve been to some instances with the youngsters, however we’ve by no means been to the bi-baity boutique. Have you ever ever heard of this? 

Emma: Oh, no. By no means heard of it. 

Elsie: There’s just a little boutique subsequent to Cinderella’s Fortress in Magic Kingdom, and it’s the place children can get princess makeovers. And that was all I knew about it after we booked it. And I used to be like I positively wanna get this as a result of clearly, Marigold’s a princess and we must always strive it. So we have been with one other household, they’d their two daughters after which our two daughters have been there and all 4 of the youngsters did a princess makeover and it was so cute. So let me simply describe it for everybody who’s by no means been there. So once you stroll inside, it’s like this lovely little cottage and the wallpaper, it was like this lovely vintage trying wallpaper, however there was like little Disney, like little particulars of Cinderella mice, labored all through it. It was attractive, lovely. And my first impression was, that is nicer than the place the place I attempted on marriage ceremony attire. That is true, like promenade, every little thing. I’ve by no means had an expertise myself this good earlier than. 

Emma: It already sounds nicer than anyplace I’ve gotten my nails carried out or my lash stuff.

Elsie: Yeah. Step one was, and I’ll say this was like Construct a Bear the place it might get very costly, however we determined to simply flip our brains off for the day and go along with it. So the youngsters choose costumes and it was so cute. So Nova picked a prince costume, which we knew she was going to cuz she talks about princes on a regular basis and we have been like, we love that for you. After which Marigold picked the Rapunzel costume, she needed to select the Elsa costume, however I used to be like, oh my God, you have already got like eight of these. So I form of talked her into the opposite one and it was similar to a far more elaborate gown. So I used to be joyful about that. Then they pick a ton of equipment, there’s like wands, crowns, and Marigold had these like hair extensions, like this pink ponytail popping out the highest. 

Emma: Oh my God, that hair extension, after I noticed it within the picture, Elsie was sitting pictures that our like sibling group textual content, and I used to be similar to, this hair extension, it’s wild. 

Elsie: It’s wild, yeah I knew she was gonna choose it and I used to be similar to, simply say sure to every little thing. Okay, it was like her birthday current, after which we went right into a dressing room and we dressed them of their costumes after which there’s this big gold mirror and I used to be commenting to our pals, I need this mirror for my residence. It was so lovely and I didn’t know that it was about to do probably the most magical factor I’d ever seen. It form of turned a TV and it performed a video of the fairy godmother speaking to the youngsters about their makeover. In order that was unimaginable like I couldn’t imagine it, I used to be very wow. After which they go right into a kind of like a separate salon, like throughout the road they usually sit in salon chairs, they get their nails carried out, they get their hair carried out. Marigold and Nova’s variations actually got here out cuz Nova declined each single factor. She was like, no glitter, no nothing, and Marigold had every little thing that may very well be on her. There have been jules glued on her face, glitter make-up, every little thing. 

Emma: Her like, would you want extra of this? And she or he was like, extra of every little thing.

Elsie: Sure, after which after that they do form of just a little like reveal, which is so cute. After which they’d just a little portrait studio throughout the road they usually obtained their portraits taken. And they’re the cutest portraits I’ve ever seen and I’m going to border them. They are going to be in my home after I’m 80. So yeah, the expertise, I might say out of all of the Disney issues we’ve ever carried out that appear. , just like the eating places and stuff, they appear overpriced, no matter. This was price it. This was price it, like 20 out of 10, so price it. At the least for our expertise. I assumed it was the be top-of-the-line issues we’ve ever carried out there.

Emma: I find it irresistible. Yeah, and once you despatched the pictures, I used to be like, cuz actually, more often than not when Elsie sends an image of her two women collectively, it’s like certainly one of them’s dressed like. Sensible, like beige, you realize, simply, that’s her type. That’s what Nova likes after which Goldie all the time has a princess gown on. At all times. So after I noticed their makeovers, how Goldie had picked the craziest hair extension I’d ever seen in my life, and it regarded actually good and simply had jules glued throughout her face. She simply regarded wild. After which Nova’s like on this prince outfit and he or she has a sword and her hair’s tied again like she’s prepared to enter battle or one thing. They usually each regarded superb and I used to be like, I really feel like they each picked precisely what they needed they usually look superb. 

Elsie: Yeah, it was nice. They did a fantastic job and every little thing was so cute. It was simply such a enjoyable expertise. Anyway, I can’t say sufficient good issues. 

Emma: Now I need a spa day the place somebody places extensions in my hair. That sounds good. 

Elsie: I believe we must always have a spa day. Possibly we must always invent a motive like possibly it’s our podcast anniversary or no matter. I don’t know, and simply go get a spa day. 

Emma: That sounds good.

Elsie: Okay, so this week we’re gonna do some follow-up to episode two final week cuz final week we dropped the bombs and we all know you all had loads of questions and I’m gonna attempt to reply all of them. Simply share extra particulars about our upcoming transfer and what to anticipate and possibly some extra photos within the present notes. So yeah, let’s get into it. 

Emma: So let’s speak about long-distance renovating. 

Elsie: So to begin with, I’ll say long-distance renovating is form of difficult and it’s not our first time to do it. I do really feel like every time we have now renovated, we’ve realized these life classes which might be constructing blocks for the subsequent time. So certainly one of my issues with this long-distance renovation is that I’m choosing probably the most respected contractors. I’m probably not attempting to economize at this section as a result of I don’t wanna have a catastrophe, like after I first moved to Nashville. So I believe choosing individuals who have been beneficial 10 instances over, all of the those that we’re working with to this point are individuals who work in our neighborhood on a regular basis. So I believe that’s a really character check simply because they know everybody they usually know that you realize everybody and I believe that’s useful. And the opposite factor that I might say that I’m doing in another way than I usually would is that I’m probably not attempting to do probably the most, I’m attempting to do the least. I’m attempting to be reasonable and sensible, so I’m not attempting to renovate all the residence earlier than we transfer in in any respect. I’m simply attempting to do the naked minimal that can assist us be extra settled after we are moved in. So we’re positively doing the flooring, we’re positively portray and I’m performing some work to the ceilings. I’m constructing some bookshelves, some issues that. , like we’ll do it eventually, but when I’ve to chop something out, I don’t even care. So long as we do the flooring and we will transfer in with out ever having to maneuver all that again out once more. 

Emma: Yeah, no flooring is an efficient purpose to do earlier than all of your furnishings goes in.

Elsie: Yeah, and these flooring are, I really feel actually fortunate as a result of they’re unique they usually have room to be sanded and refinished once more as a result of you’ll be able to solely do this so many instances in a lifetime. It’s loads of instances with flooring which might be over 100 years outdated. It is smart that if they’d carried out quite a bit, then they is perhaps coming to the top of their life they usually weren’t. So I really feel fortunate they, the wooden man mentioned they most likely haven’t been refinished in additional than 30 years, which is sweet. So yeah, I really feel excited to simply do one thing fairly basic. We’re gonna select a darker ground shade this time, which we by no means do. And I really feel prefer it’s a sign of a brand new period. I’m open to various things. I’m altering my type just a little bit, which I’ve been for a couple of years, however that is larger. It’s one thing that I’ve by no means picked a darkish ground shade earlier than. 

Emma: Yeah, what made you wanna go along with a darker ground? 

Elsie: I believe I’ve simply been so many books and inspiration from the period of our residence and simply realizing that that’s like actually what fits the house greatest. And I do assume that lighter or mid-tone flooring additionally look good in historic properties, however I believe that darker flooring appear to be they may have all the time been there. It’s like probably the most basic selection. My husband, actually simply loves darkish wooden, so that is like his probability and he’s like, woo, he’s so excited to have darkish flooring once more. I’m excited. 

Emma: So that you talked about you’re discovering contractors who’ve labored within the neighborhood and issues like that. What can be your recommendation for somebody who’s needing to search out contractors long-distance? Like how did you go about that? I do know you’re from Springfield, however I nonetheless assume, you realize, you haven’t lived right here in like eight years. So what’s the method for locating good individuals? 

Elsie: I believe there’s actually just one contractor who I knew from the previous who I nonetheless would name to today. Most individuals are model new, who I’ve by no means met earlier than, which is regular. I believe that discovering individuals who work in your neighborhood on a regular basis, that’s an excellent technique as a result of it’s like there’s already established belief, and loads of instances they like put their little signal out within the yard whereas they’re doing all of your flooring or no matter, they wish to be part of the neighborhood, which is sweet.

I’ve renovated sufficient to discover ways to be an excellent communicator from the start, so I allow them to understand how, quote-unquote excessive upkeep I’m from the primary assembly. I’m really not probably the most high-maintenance particular person, however I believe I’m within the center. I clearly mentioned I’ll wish to approve each step. I’ll want a transparent iPhone picture, or I might want to are available in particular person, issues like that in order that they don’t get forward of you. Cuz loads of instances once you’re out of city, they only wanna full the job, they usually may end the entire thing and never let you know sure steps, after which sure steps may very well be carried out, not the way you have been considering. There are such a lot of issues in renovating that may be carried out in another way than the way you have been anticipating, and it actually wasn’t their fault. There are simply so many locations to misconceive and the best way that it appears to be like in your thoughts is normally not simply communicated popping out of your mouth or no matter. So I all the time have a number of photos and I rely like closely on sending Pinterest photos and I might moderately say, do it precisely like this than describe it to them and see what I’m gonna get. In order that’s one thing that I might positively advocate. I simply assume it’s safer. 

Emma: Yeah. And then you definately additionally point out you’re attempting to be just a little extra sensible. So apart from flooring, you might have different belongings you’re eager to get carried out, but when a few of ’em don’t work out earlier than you progress, oh nicely. So then are there any huge renovations that you just’re planning on doing after you progress in or simply sooner or later typically?

Elsie: Sure, so since earlier than the primary time I noticed this home, I knew that I needed to do a serious renovation, sooner or later the home has a partial wraparound porch. It’s a colonial revival residence, which that type of residence is thought for its symmetry, however the best way the home appears to be like proper now, it appears to be like like there are sunrooms added to 1 facet of the home after which not on the opposite facet. So the symmetry is off. So I’ve all the time identified that if I had an opportunity to do an enormous renovation, I might wish to match the sunrooms on either side in order that the symmetry is again. , and I believe it’s fairly apparent that it was added, the sunrooms weren’t unique. I might additionally like to have the porch go all the best way round and have a again porch, as a result of proper now it doesn’t have any form of again porch, and the yard is form of underwhelming in comparison with the entrance of the house.

There are loads of issues I wanna do, but it surely’s stuff that we’d like, like an architect and a planning interval and permits and doubtless an enormous funds. That’s not one thing I might attempt to try lengthy distance or with out residing there first. The opposite factor I actually realized from our final residence was cuz we moved into the house we dwell in now in Nashville. We moved in right here throughout the pandemic with zero renovations. We simply obtained the keys and moved within the subsequent day. And it was just a little bit onerous as an individual who shares residence stuff on-line as a result of individuals have been imply about our home for a very long time. And I don’t get it for a very long time, however as a challenge, it turned out higher than something I’ve ever carried out as a result of I had extra time to assume, like actually deeply take into consideration the choices earlier than I made them.

And I believe that I made a lot better choices than I did prior to now after I renovated homes that I hadn’t lived in but. So I stand by that and I believe that having the ability to dwell in a house and actually, I wish to overthink it. Like, take into consideration each potential manner you possibly can transfer a wall or transfer a door, or like, the place would the dream pantry be? There are normally a number of choices once you’re doing an enormous renovation. I positively need my time to overthink once more earlier than I make these choices. 

Emma: Cool, I find it irresistible. I’m assuming you might have a brand new residence temper board, describe that for us. You’ve instructed us that it’s a colonial revival, so we all know it’s an older residence and we all know that. However apart from that, are you able to inform us? I don’t know, colours? And we all know you’re getting darkish wooden floors, however what else? 

Elsie: Yeah, having simply carried out our residence in Tennessee, I’m actually proud of it. There have been sure issues from this residence that I form of needed to repeat. Like, you by no means wanna do the very same factor once more, but additionally if that’s what I actually wanna do, that’s what I’m gonna do. So the issues I’m gonna repeat are like an abundance of bookshelves. That was one thing that I like, I like, love, love, find it irresistible. I’m actually proud of it. The fake hearth scenario, I believe I form of wanna attempt to discover a model of an electrical hearth that appears form of actual. I believe I wanna strive that if we do like one other bed room hearth. However I positively am glad that I added the fireplaces and I actually appreciated the colours that we used on this residence. I do know that inexperienced paint shouldn’t be a brand new development. Inexperienced paint has been occurring for years, however I prefer it. So I’ll positively do extra inexperienced within the subsequent residence. It simply feels good. It’s like a feel-good shade that you just love the sensation of one thing that a lot. And I liked the normal wallpaper, so my favourite a part of our entire residence that we did was that little inexperienced nook room by the hidden library. I like that feeling and would like to do extra of that in our subsequent residence. I name it my vampire room, it’s simply form of the alternative of the sunshine and vibrant all-white, every little thing, outdated Elsie aesthetic that I was obsessive about, which I nonetheless like white, but when I have been gonna do a white room, I might need it to be like molding on, molding on molding on like texture and like some wooden, not simply plain and easy. So I suppose what I wanna do is take the type I’ve been taking part in with and take it extra historic, extra just like the knives out. I began my factor once more by shopping for all these bizarre little statues and people bizarre, just like the bizarre stuff. I simply obtained a brass alligator nutcracker on eBay, stuff like that on a regular basis. That’s positively the aesthetic after which I’m gonna strive one a part of the house with blue paint, Jeremy’s studio although, not the primary half however that’s like huge for me. After which I’m going to strive just a little little bit of a reddish, like a pinky-red shade, which I’m actually excited to strive trigger I don’t assume I’ve ever tried that shade.

Emma: Cool. I find it irresistible. The place’s that gonna be?

Elsie: Possibly you realize the room that I hold saying the puzzle room? I’m desirous about that possibly. 

Emma: Okay. Yeah, I find it irresistible. It form of has like the women name it a stage. 

Elsie: Yeah. Or possibly the breakfast room. However yeah. I’m excited, I wanna strive a number of new issues. Oh, we’re gonna strive ceiling tiles in our new lounge. So these like tin, really, they’re not all the time manufactured from tin, however the textural ceiling tiles surrounded by moldings. I believe that’ll be actually totally different and I’m actually excited to strive that.

Emma: Cool. Nicely, should you’re having an abundance of bookshelves, feels like loads of the stuff that’s already in your house, is it gonna match within the new residence. I suppose possibly let’s speak about that for a second, furnishings. So what are you conserving and shifting? Is there something that you realize you’re not gonna be conserving or something that you realize you’ll be lacking when you get to Missouri?

Elsie: So we’re not conserving as a lot furnishings as you’ll assume. So I actually just like the furnishings we did on the pink home. It’s loads of flea market furnishings and just a little bit of recent stuff. And I believe we’ll most likely adorn our new residence just a little bit extra like that. In our residence in Tennessee the place we dwell proper now, we nonetheless have loads of mid-century furnishings that’s held over from our earlier properties.

So I do assume we’re gonna have an incredible property sale for anybody who loves mid-century stuff, and I believe I might let go of just a little little bit of my wicker, however positively not all of it. Positively conserving the lamps, however yeah, I believe that we simply wish to add extra antiques, that’s actually the factor. So in Springfield, there’s this unimaginable flea market, it’s known as Relics Vintage mall or one thing. I’m just about gonna furnish my entire residence from there and Fb market I believe. I believe that the house we dwell in is just a bit bit an excessive amount of Serena and Lily, which I like Serena and Lily, but it surely’s very coastal and it leans just a little extra mid-century and extra transitional, it’s not one thing that goes with like antiques. I needed to have a tiny, tiny, teeny little haunted mansion feeling to it. In order that’s what we’re going for. It’s not a section I similar to love antiques, I like residing with them. I like being surrounded by them. And I additionally really feel like should you can have your dream vintage for like half the worth of one thing new, and even for a similar worth, why wouldn’t you wish to do this? I all the time considered antiques as very costly, however when it comes right down to it, it’s really not that. That is main furnishings so that you evaluate it to different main furnishings purchases. 

Emma: We was once the place our funds just about solely would match for like Ikea, you realize? And now it’s just a little extra expanded in all kinds of instructions. And though I nonetheless love one thing from Ikea right here and there, I agree, I believe new versus a flea market discover and vintage isn’t, typically the worth isn’t actually all that totally different in any respect. 

Elsie: For those who can have an vintage gentle fixture versus a lightweight fixture from Pottery Burn for a similar worth, then sooner or later it’s only a desire of which one you want, the best way it appears to be like higher, proper? 

Emma: How did you put together your house to listing it in Tennessee? 

Elsie: Oh, man. Okay, so to begin with, our realtor is known as Daniel Lengthy and I’m shouting him out. He’s the last word greatest. He’s certainly one of my shut pals, I like him. I’m not recommending him cuz he’s my pal although. He’s an unimaginable realtor. He’s been our realtor for 4 years now and, he bought a number of homes for us and he all the time simply does an incredible job. And one of many issues I like about him probably the most is that he is available in and helps me audit what I must do to prep.

And so months in the past, most likely, a 12 months in the past, we had him to our home and mentioned, what do we have to do to get this factor able to promote? It was after we nonetheless thought we have been gonna transfer to New York and he instructed me, he’s very sincere and he had me do issues that I actually wasn’t gonna do. Like we rebuilt this entire little rotten deck off the again of our home that I didn’t wanna do, however we did it and I’m glad we did now, he inspired us to do some stuff like that. It’s simply sensible, he simply provides his opinion about different issues. So yeah, after I realized we have been going to maneuver, we have been in the course of our huge renovation with all of the bookshelves and the residing areas mainly, so we had already carried out fairly a bit. So with that stuff, I actually simply completed it and I made a decision Like I nonetheless had the selection. I might have canceled all my wallpaper at that time and been like, I’m contemplating it a flip now, however since I used to be already so near the top, I used to be like, I simply wanna end it the best way I deliberate it, and the best way I designed it and {photograph} it only for my very own private pleasure, the best way that I deliberate it.

After which I felt like there was an opportunity somebody would love it or an opportunity they wouldn’t. You by no means know, proper? 

Emma: Nicely, it already wasn’t a fantastic flip, so that you may as nicely simply do what you’re doing. 

Elsie: Proper. So I simply determined to proceed with that. After which for our kitchen for instance, we by no means renovated it, it’s not a renovated kitchen, so we needed to do some small updates. So he requested me to modify out that countertop that we had DIYed. It was completely wonderful for residing there, but it surely’s probably not acceptable for promoting in our market, so we switched that out for a stable quartz counter. I switched all of the taps for gold and I added a backsplash tile, and that’s all I did to the kitchen, and it appears to be like 25% higher. It simply appears to be like prefer it’s up to date. It doesn’t appear to be it’s renovated. It doesn’t appear to be it ever obtained gutted, but it surely does look up to date not too long ago. I switched all of the {hardware} and simply the small issues like that. In order that’s actually what I did. After which, clearly, the cleansing and we had our painter end all of the trim in the home, like issues like that. We tried to make it a completed, renovated residence. Despite the fact that if we have been staying there, I personally would renovate the kitchen nonetheless, I personally would renovate the primary toilet nonetheless, if somebody doesn’t wish to, then they’re the very best they are often for now. 

Emma: Yeah. And what’s it been wish to dwell at a home that’s listed and actively displaying? How lengthy have you ever been doing that, as of the time we’re recording? How’s it been? 

Elsie: One of many causes we saved the key of our transfer for therefore lengthy is as a result of I didn’t need our home itemizing to be handed round on the web, and that’s probably not in my management and I do know that it has occurred, and can occur and every little thing. Nevertheless it was one thing I used to be attempting to keep away from or hoping to keep away from. We have now had our home listed since final fall. We did it for 2 months within the fall after which we took it down for about two months at Christmas to take a break. After which we put it again up round February 1st. So it’s difficult, I might say it’s irritating, it’s as a result of we’re a household with two children, however we do showings a lot that we form of must hold our residence fairly near good on a regular basis. And as a blogger and an individual who does huge tasks and stuff, it’s additionally been difficult as a result of I’ve to all the time make certain that I’ve sufficient time to take it again to zero anytime I begin an enormous challenge, which retains me from beginning quite a bit. So I do assume it’s dampened my creativity as a result of I’m usually the kind of one who will depart one desk, is that this challenge, one other desk is that challenge, and it’s similar to there are tasks in all places on a regular basis. And that’s actually how I wish to dwell and it’s simply not one thing that we’re capable of do proper now. After which simply conserving children’ stuff cheap has been onerous. There was a sure half earlier than Christmas the place we had a heart-to-heart after we have been like, you realize what? We’re simply gonna let the youngsters make messes and play as a result of I don’t assume {that a} home shouldn’t be gonna promote as a result of there are a couple of child’s toys or no matter, you realize what I imply? So we’re taking the speculation that so long as we’re caring for the large stuff like we obtained a brand new roof, issues like that, we’re not gonna stress concerning the magnet tiles and stuff as a result of it’s simply probably not honest to our youngsters. 

Emma: Yeah. Plus, should you don’t purchase a home simply because there are magnet tiles on the ground, what’s taking place with you?

Elsie: It’s positively loads of work although, conserving it that manner. Nevertheless it’ll be price it and we’re joyful to do it. I’m attempting to have an excellent perspective and similar to get by the season, proper? 

Emma: Yeah, it’ll promote quickly. However yeah, it’s onerous to have showings, particularly attempting to maintain a home tremendous clear with children and issues like that. I understand how a lot you’re gonna miss the home. And also you’ve talked about that just a little bit, however what’s the factor you’re the proudest of on this home that you just selected to do, or will miss probably the most 

Elsie: So I positively assume so far as one thing sentimental, the hidden library, it’s the highest factor as a result of it was a dream for me to do it. My husband thinks that now that I’ve carried out it, I don’t must do one ever once more. And that may be a dialog that’s ongoing, for positive. However yeah, it was simply so enjoyable and, very fulfilling, very thrilling. And It’s positively a factor that we’ve had loads of realtors posting simply that a part of our home, so I do know that it’s the standout particular characteristic too. However apart from that, I’m so pleased with the renovation we did within the bed room. It’s not as photogenic, it’s not as shareable, however the feeling in particular person, the distinction that it made with the large paneled ceiling, it’s unimaginable. So I believe that’s most likely probably the most underrated renovation after which additionally simply that huge part of inexperienced cabinets in our lounge, I believe was the opposite most suitable option that we made as a result of the lounge simply didn’t have loads of vibes earlier than. Do you keep in mind what it regarded like earlier than, it was form of vibeless and now it has a lot character. So yeah, I believe ground, ceiling, cabinets, after which simply easy paneling, a paneled ceiling have been among the greatest selections I’m very pleased with these.

Emma: Yeah, and the individuals actually wanna know what’s taking place with the Pink Home. That is most likely the factor individuals ask probably the most. They’re like, is she gonna promote the pink home? Is she gonna hold it? They wanna actually wanna know concerning the Pink Home.

Elsie: Yeah, so that is how one can inform that I by no means thought we’d transfer again to Missouri once more as a result of we solely purchased that home like a 12 months and a half in the past, proper? A 12 months, a 12 months and a half in the past. It wasn’t very way back in any respect. So we had no thought and we love staying there throughout the holidays and stuff. I’m very hooked up to it. I nonetheless haven’t completed every little thing I needed to do there to replace it, so I’m not actually eager about promoting it. There’s probably not a profit to us financially to promote it proper now. I believe we purchased it when the market was just a little extra up than it’s now. So I believe our first selection is gonna be to make it an Airbnb as a result of then I might use it just a little bit for my photos and stuff. And we additionally nonetheless may want to remain in it after we’re renovating sooner or later. I believe that it’s actually, actually near our new home. I suppose I most likely haven’t defined that they’re two blocks aside. So that’s actually good too. I just like the neighborhood proximity of it, so at this level, I believe we’ll hold it and lease it out not directly. I positively don’t assume we’ll listing it this 12 months, but additionally stranger issues have occurred and I really feel like if I say something definitive, I curse myself, so I don’t wanna curse myself both.

Emma: Yeah. I imply, nobody is aware of the long run. That will be cool. 

Elsie: Nicely, I hope I answered your questions and we will certainly take you alongside over the subsequent six months as we transfer and settle in and every little thing. Have our first Halloween, it’s gonna be superb. I hold telling Emma all these loopy concepts. I’m like, Emma, I’m gonna get 12-foot skeletons and you realize, she’s like, okay, okay, okay. It’s gonna be superb. It’s gonna be a fantastic 12 months. Okay, so ought to we go forward and do our guide report? 

Emma: Sure, let’s do it. This week’s guide report is about this time tomorrow, and we’re simply gonna discuss concerning the guide. So should you haven’t learn it but, you won’t wanna take heed to this, simply so you realize that. So the purpose of the guide is it’s a lady, Alice is our foremost character, and, she’s older, she’s having her fortieth birthday, nicely, it’s probably not older, it’s not older. Elsie’s 40 so I needed to put that in there. I didn’t need her to really feel outdated. Anyway, she additionally has an growing old father who’s within the hospital. And so she’s form of coping with that in her life. She’s additionally at a degree in her life the place she has this profession that she’s form of kind of fallen into, I believe she mentions that she needed to be a painter, however she hasn’t actually been portray and he or she works at her outdated highschool as form of a steering counselor or an admission. She decides on the little children who go to the elementary faculty, she helps resolve that, and it’s one thing that she appears to get pleasure from, but it surely wasn’t essentially a profession that she noticed herself doing perpetually, so she’s doing that. She is also in a relationship the place she’s, okay, good man, however she doesn’t actually see herself getting married to him and doesn’t actually essentially really feel settled in that area of her life both. So we form of get the sensation that Alice is kind of her life and desirous about making modifications, but additionally form of feeling like possibly she’s at an age the place she’s simply settling in, and it turns into form of clear that the large factor in her life that truly issues probably the most is her relationship together with her dad. And he’s, as I mentioned within the hospital, he appears to be dying and so I believe that that’s kind of the large catalyst of what’s my life gonna be as soon as he’s gone? It’s her fortieth birthday she goes out to have dinner and drinks with a pal who’s her pal from highschool and he or she’s a mother. So that they don’t keep out tremendous late collectively cuz the mother lives in New Jersey and has to return to her mother life. However they’ve a pleasant dinner after which Alice goes out for a couple of extra drinks after which she finally ends up going again to her father’s outdated residence, which is pretend now as he’s within the hospital. And she or he goes to his gardening shed, which he all the time liked rising up, she mentions that that was an area that was one thing that he simply saved up the gardening shed, and it seems that the gardening shed is the way you journey again in time. So for someday, she travels again in time to her sixteenth birthday. So she wakes up and he or she’s not 40, she’s 16 and it’s her sixteenth birthday, and he or she relives that day and any selections that she makes on that day have an effect on her future. After which the subsequent day she wakes up once more and he or she’s again to being 40. However her life’s totally different primarily based on no matter new selections she made as a 16-year-old on her sixteenth birthday. And that’s form of the premise of the guide and we watch her do that time and again as she form of tries on totally different futures to see what she decides and certainly one of them, she marries this boy from her highschool who she all the time had a crush on, Tommy, and he or she form of sees what that will be like and it seems it wasn’t the fantasy that she had envisioned, issues like that. However my favourite a part of the guide is when she, as a 16-year-old, tells her dad concerning the time journey. And her dad is an creator, he’s written Time Brothers and is into science fiction and time journey, and he or she tells him and he or she’s like, he’s gonna possibly perceive possibly not. He tells her that he’s time traveled many instances and he is aware of concerning the gardening shed. I don’t know if it’s actually a twist, however I simply didn’t precisely see it coming. Despite the fact that they form of let you know as a result of they’re like, he all the time liked the gardening shed, however I don’t know. He’s like I’ve all the time been time traveled. So she goes again to her sixteenth birthday. The day that he all the time returns to, is the day she was born. And later within the guide, he explains that he thinks the rationale that the time touring sends him again to that day was as a result of that was the day that he turned the very best model of himself as a result of she was born. Additionally, he simply talks about going again and seeing her be born time and again. In a manner, it virtually feels like just a little little bit of an habit. Like I get extra time, I get extra of this particular time as a result of I believe the older I get, the extra I perceive that there are these actually particular moments in life they usually go by rapidly and there’s nothing you are able to do to carry onto them, it’s like sand by your hand, but it surely’s so particular. And in a manner it’s this like melancholy factor that you just’re all the time residing the place you’re like, oh my gosh, that is probably the most particular second and in addition it’s instantly gone. I believe that this guide actually captures loads of that. I believe among the main themes of the guide to me is like growing old and mortality and just a little bit, and he or she offers with that by the lens of time journey and attending to relive sure components of your life and in a manner getting extra time with the individuals you like. However I believe it virtually highlights the truth that there’s solely a lot time and that you just gained’t get perpetually. I simply thought it was actually lovely and actually candy and actually humorous. It’s a really humorous guide, but it surely’s additionally form of melancholy. It offers with dying and it offers with, life selections and various things like that. I liked it. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assumed it was lovely. The daddy-daughter relationship I assumed was the very best a part of the guide. The factor that the nerd within me, the factor that I appreciated the very best concerning the guide is that I like a guide inside a guide and this guide has, the character of her father has time journey books which might be like well-known after which it’s like made right into a TV present within the nineties and so there’s quite a bit about that. For me, a guide set within the Nineteen Nineties is sort of a very millennial pleasure. I believe that it’s the right setting for like, that’s after I was a young person, so I actually loved that. However yeah, anytime there’s a guide inside a guide and you are feeling prefer it’s an actual guide as a result of it’s so in there a lot, I believe that that’s actually fascinating and like a pleasant contact. 

Emma: Yeah, I agree. I additionally like that, you realize, so Alice tries on a bunch of various futures as she makes small and typically giant modifications on her sixteenth birthday, and I form of appreciated that that wasn’t crucial factor. I really feel like what we’re presupposed to take from the guide just a little bit was crucial factor for her was time together with her father and simply loving him and having that relationship and so it wasn’t as a lot discovering the right profession or having the right husband or residing in an enormous home or a small home, as a result of an enormous home is for loser wealthy individuals. It’s similar to she tries on all these various things and positive she has opinions about them and no matter, however I actually assume the factor she goes again to time and again is, attempting to save lots of her dad. A few of ’em, she like convinces him to quit smoking, and a few of ’em, she’s like, you’ve gotta train extra, you gotta eat higher. She simply is looking for a strategy to the place she will get again to her 40-year-old self, he gained’t be sick and within the hospital. On the finish of the guide, what we discover out is she’s tried all these various things however the motive he’s actually sick is that he time traveled an excessive amount of and apparently that does one thing to your physique on this explicit guide, on this explicit model of time journey it does one thing to you should you return time and again and over and he or she realizes that there’s no manner that she will be able to change that as a result of, by the point she goes again, she’s 16, so he’s already time traveled quite a bit, however then additionally she understands why he’s doing it, he retains going again, the identical motive she does to get extra time with these particular moments with those that he loves. He sees her born time and again and he or she form of realizes there are issues price dying for, there are issues extra necessary. And you’ll’t actually take these issues away or ask somebody to. You simply form of see her reckon with, there’s we solely get a lot time, even when we get to time journey, there’s nonetheless solely a lot time that we get to spend with the those that we love, and we will’t essentially change the long run in order that there’ll be no dying and no ache. We simply have to understand what we have now. And I believe the scene the place she’s like, that is the final time I’m gonna time journey, and no matter occurs, I’m simply gonna settle for my future. She spends loads of time together with her dad and asks him a number of questions on his life and his cousins. I believe she even information their dialog similar to attending to know him extra and issues that she by no means requested him she needed to ask him. I believe that that makes loads of sense so far as, should you knew, all proper, that is the final time, and after I get again to the long run, most likely my dad’s gonna be sick once more. And so how do I wanna spend today? And it’s like simply with them, simply speaking. 

Elsie: Nicely, I hope if anybody learn it, I hope you loved it. I assumed it was good too. I believe I used to be distracted just a little bit as a result of I used to be afraid that the endings the place it’s like the one life I need are those I had originally. I used to be afraid it was gonna finish like that and so because it didn’t, I used to be very glad as a result of I didn’t need that ending.

Emma: I felt prefer it was fairly sure she wasn’t gonna do this, the creator, as a result of she references loads of totally different, you realize, like Jenna Rink 13 occurring 30. And all these totally different phrases, just like the ending, is both one thing like, oh, the one life I appreciated was my unique, or, oh, I obtained the husband and the youngsters and the profession precisely as I needed. And I believe she form of goes out of her strategy to be like, yeah, she tried on all of these they usually have been all good. However the factor she actually needed was extra time together with her dad and he or she couldn’t have that as a result of that’s not how life works, even should you can time journey.

Elsie: Nicely, I actually loved it. Anytime there’s a guide set within the nineties, then you definately wanna learn it. I’m down for it. 

Emma: Plus, I’m an enormous fan lady of this creator. I’ve learn a lot of her different books and I simply thought it was actually enjoyable that she form of takes this little science fiction flip. I like science fiction. Not that I learn tons of it, and it doesn’t completely really feel tremendous science fiction, however it’s, it clearly has time journey. It’s also like one of many foremost characters, Leonard the daddy is a science fiction author and so there are loads of references to his work and to the TV present. After which he writes one other guide in among the Futures Don of Time, and he talks about that. And so it’s positively in that world, and so I simply thought it was actually enjoyable to see this creator do one thing just a little bit totally different, however nonetheless very very like all of the issues that I like about her writing have been on this guide plus a while journey, so it was similar to actually enjoyable, I liked it. 

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so additionally I went to her bookstore final summer time in Brooklyn and it was the cutest, greatest bookstore I’ve ever been to. I went with simply Nova by ourselves for a mommy and daughter date and it was so particular. So yeah, if anybody is ever round Brooklyn, her bookstore’s known as Books are Magic and has the cutest free little library exterior that I believe I’ve ever seen in its very charming little spot with a fantastic child part. 

Emma: I can’t wait to see it sometime. I haven’t been but, however I might like to.

Elsie: Okay, nicely we nonetheless have a pair extra books. I believe we’re midway by our guide membership for this quarter. Alright, it’s time for a joke or a reality with Nova. That is Nova. Say hello. 

Nova: So hello, so one reality is, do you know that the practice from Harry Potter is definitely actual?

Elsie: An actual practice? The place is it on the planet? Are you aware? 

Nova: I don’t keep in mind, however I did know. 

Elsie: Good. Okay, we’ll must look that up. That’s a fantastic reality. Thanks, Nova. 

Nova: Bye bye everybody.

Emma: Thanks a lot for listening. For those who’ve been having fun with our podcast, we’d actually respect a sort overview, these all the time assist. They assist us develop and we’ll be again subsequent week with a deep dive episode about purpose setting. We’re gonna be speaking concerning the 12-week 12 months technique.



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