The Move

It’s been quiet around here.

Almost two months ago, we left Chicago and moved to the northern suburbs. Last July, on a whim, we made an offer on a midcentury house that we couldn’t get over. We had toyed around with the idea of leaving the city, but we thought it was a few years away still. When we saw this house we made the offer a few days later and it turned out to be one of the best decisions for our family. Space, nature, room to play and grow.

The plant babies survived the move!

The move meant a lot of change for not only us, but for Half Pint Shop. I had to close our storefront. There was no possibility of me managing it being an hour out of the city. On August 31st, after two years at Grace & Ashland, I handed the keys over to our friends at Good Manner Co. They have amazing plans for the space and I couldn’t be happier for them and the neighborhood. Half Pint Shop is still online – just like it was when I launched the store in 2014 – and it is still a part of my daily life.

Closing the storefront.

After I closed the store I had a few weeks to pack. I managed to squeeze in a quick birthday trip to Mill Valley, California to visit two of my favorite people. It was surreal to spend a weekend out and about and not sitting in the shop. It’s still strange to wake up and not have to rush out to open the store, but it’s a good feeling to be able to take things slow and make my family a priority.

Mill Valley, CA.

So this is where I’ve been. Managing the shop online, unpacking and decorating our home, getting the kids settled and working on Webinaide projects. I’m in a good groove and the family is too.

Watch out for upcoming posts about my beloved plant babies, our first Thanksgiving hosting and how I learned to cut back on social media (!) and am better for it soon. xx






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