Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Junk Chic Cottage Comes To A Close

I want to say how much I have appreciated all your prayers and good wishes for us this past year.

As many of you know Terry lost his position as Fire Chief at a Fire Department he loved.  It's been a hard and sad time in our lives. 

It has been so helpful to him to have connections with the men and women of his last fire department.  They relay to Terry how much they miss his leadership, how he cared about their welfare and the welfare of the community and how much he is missed.  That makes him feel good that his 7 years of service to this department as their fire chief made a difference and was well appreciated.  It is nice to know that the community and men and women that serve on that department knew what an asset he was there.

 The search for a new job has been a challenge over these past months.  Terry is well respected and very qualified in his field.  Terry found himself among 200 + applicants with each job potential and would always get down to the final two or three with each job.  With that said there has been a lot of competition, politics and just plain crazy!!!!  Wooo some times it was like Twilight Zone stuff!!!!

So as a lot of you know we sold our home at Thanksgiving and are getting ready to close the end of this month.  Since Terry does not have a new job yet we are going to our Plan B.


God has been good to us and has blessed us in many ways after all that has happened.  Sometimes you have to have bad things happen in life to see what is really important and how blessed you are and how a bad thing in life can turn into a much better opportunity.

So I thank you for your never ending prayers, friendship and encouragement for us as we have traveled through this last year's journey.

 I will be closing Junk Chic Cottage blog for a short time as I pack up this cottage and prepare for our move.


I thought I would post some pictures of Junk Chic Cottage over these past 3 years of my blogging adventure with all of you.  

  We have loved our  Cottage and have many wonderful memories in this beautiful home.  I know I will love another home but until then I will enjoy my last days here at Junk Chic Cottage as we pack up our lives for our next adventure.

So this is not farewell but a short good bye as we start into our new adventure.  Hello 2016!!!

Entry way 2012

Living Room 2012

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Then in 2013...........
Living Room 2013
Then 2014..........
Living room 2014







Living room 2014

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Living Room Beginning 2015

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Leather sectional phase 2015

Mid Year 2015





Living Room 2015


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Kitchen Change ups over the past 3 years.......


Farmhouse kitchen 2013

Kitchen 2014

Kitchen 2014

Kitchen 2015

Kitchen 2015


Front of Junk Chic Cottage Summer 2013

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Summer Front of House 2014

Summer front of house 2015

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Deck Flowers and lounger 2013

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Lounger Deck 2014
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Summer lounger 2015

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2015 Ahhh to think I will have my lounger set up year around now where we will be living.  Blessings!!!!

2015  


Whew!!!! that was a long stroll down memory lane!  As you can see by these pictures Junk Chic Cottage evolved and was well loved over the 3 years of my blogging with all of you from this home.  

New adventures await and new decor crazy to come.  So a short good bye for now and I will be popping back up in your emails soon with a post on our new cottage.  

I will miss all of you and will visit your blogs on my down time from packing and getting ready to move on to our new journey in life.  Thank you for your support and continued good wishes for us.
Good Friends Never Say Good Bye, They Simply Say "See You Soon"!

Love you all,
Kris
Junk Chic Cottage
:)

147 comments:

  1. Oh Kris, I wish you all the best as you embark on 'plan B' and discover what awaits you in 2016. I'm not surprised at all how much Terry was loved and respected, and God is waiting for just the right job to place in his path. I enjoyed your little stroll down memory lane of your beloved cottage. You will always have fond memories of this home and blogging about it, and I look forward to seeing what's to come for you! Good luck with all the packing and moving and we'll catch up when you 'sign on' again. xoxo

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  2. I know it's just a house Kris but I got teary eyed looking at the photos. You and your 3 year journey in this home has been such a inspiration to me. I'm serious! I'll never forget when I found your blog. I'll miss this house too but I look forward to your new home and all the fun you'll have making it your own. Praying for Terry to find the perfect job and the move is smooth for you both. Hugs!

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  3. You certainly turned your house in to a super charming and stylish home, Kris. I just know that great things are coming your way. Good would be ok after a month or two, but you guys have been waiting so long, I just know it's because something great is in the cosmic works. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss seeing you pop up regularly, but I know that the wait will be worth it! Xxoo my friend.

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  4. See you soon Kris! May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm
    upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Hugs!

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  5. I am sad. Your home was/is pretty amazing. Very wonderful. But you will find something new. I am sure
    Hugs and the best for you and your family
    Kuni

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  6. I will miss your house and I enjoyed visiting your blog over time to see all the changes you made to it. I hope all goes well with the packing up and the move. I know something good will happen for you guys and wishing you all the best. I will miss you and until then.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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  7. With every picture I can see the love you have poured into your home, Kris! Thank you for all that you have shared with us over the past years and I'm sending many good thoughts your way for the future. You will be missed so don't stay away too long. TTFN (ta ta for now)!

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  8. I wish you and your husband all the best for 2016. I have never commented but have always enjoyed reading your blogposts and I'm sure it won't be too long before we will hear from you again with positive news. I am looking forward to that. I don't doubt your husband will find a new job soon.
    And when things work out we will see how your new house will become a beautiful home. Yes, I'm sure...

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  9. Your home is so beautiful and it is good to hear that someone has bought it. We have had homes near by that have been on the market for almost a year and not sold. Moving from a home is both sad and exciting. I hope that your Hubby finds a job soon in this new year and looking forward to how you decorate your new home. My prayers are with you and your family for good things this year.

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  10. Best of luck to both of you. I look forward to seeing where you land!

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  11. Kris, I have always loved seeing your home. Your clever decorating style . Terry being your right hand man during some of those make overs. :):) You two will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will be missing you. See you soon dear friend, xoxo,Susie

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  12. You know all my prayers and good wishes go with you both wherever you go. When you look back on this past year, it will seem like a tiny speed bump that redirected you to a new and much happier place. Stay in touch! xoxox

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  13. As always, my prayers are with you. God Bless

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  14. We had the same problem here some years ago. My husband, that was 63 (we retire at 65 here in Sweden) lost his job and he looked for a new job for a long time. He applied for more than 250 jobs!! At last he got a job 175 kms from home, and that made him stay there for half a year and only come home during the weekends. That was a boring time. Then he got a job in our nearest Town and now, that he's finally retired (!) he's began to work again!! The pensions are very low in this country so people need to work to get some extra Money.
    Thankfully we never had to leave our Little green cottage. Hope to get news from you where you will live and hopefully that Terry has got himself a job. I pray he will.
    Have a great 2016.
    Love Elzie

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  15. Such lovely photos! I look forward to your new start at a new home that you renovate and decorate to become even more beautiful than this one. Best wishes to both of you!

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  16. Your photos are lovely and it was enjoyable to see them all! Thank you for sharing Kris. What fun you'll have working your magic in a new home! How wonderful that Terry's co-workers have shown their appreciation and been so supportive of him during this time. My prayers for you both will continue as you move ahead. May God's peace surround you and your family, Sweet friend. The very best of wishes for a bright 2016!

    Love and hugs to you,
    Tamara

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  17. Oh Kris, I wish I could just give you a hug. You two have really hung in there through all of this with such a positive attitude. We all look forward to seeing what your next adventure will be. Please don't stay gone too long. :)

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  18. Kris,
    Wishing you all the best in your new home (plan B), I know it will be amazing. You have such a talent of making a home charming and I look forward to seeing what you do next. I will miss you while you take a break. See ya soon my friend!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda so much. Hope to be back to blogging soon. I will miss all of you too.
      Kris

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  19. Still praying! I don't know why God has us walk down these tough paths sometimes, but I do know that He will bring beauty from the ashes. HUGS!!

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  20. One door closes, another one opens. BIG hugs to you both, I'll be thinking of you and sending loving, positive thoughts your way.
    xoxo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you sweet Lin. I appreciate your sweet and positive encouragement. I know you have struggled with your health issues and I know this year is going to be better for both of us. 2016 will bring many good healthy days for you and hopefully a new nest for us.
      Love ya,
      Kris

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  21. You sure did wonderful things with that house! These pics are absolutely beautiful! Good luck with your Plan B. I know great things are still in the works for y'all. Looking forward to seeing what lovely things 2016 brings!

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  22. Best wishes for your happiness in your new home. I can identify, we had to leave our large, wonderful home for a two bedroom condo. Trying very hard to be positive and thankful!!

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  23. Wishing you lots of luck! I was laid off almost 5 years ago and had to completely start over from scratch. We lost our house in a short sale as well as all of our savings. And even though I found a job in just 6 weeks, I make less than half of what I did before. It's been a struggle for sure but we are slowly climbing back from the ruins. It sounds like you have faith and a lot of support and will come out on top soon enough. Enjoy your break and I hope for nothing but the best for you!

    ~Trisha

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  24. I know good things will be coming to you soon! Having your furniture out all year gives me a clue to where you are going? You home is so gorgeous but you will find another home that will become as quaint and gorgeous as this one. It was so nice meeting you yesterday...and sending prayers to you both and look forward to when you come back.

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  25. Kris as is said "onwards and upwards" the adventure in 2016 awaits and we will all look forward to continuing being inspired by your talent, words, friendship and in your words "décor crazy"! You are an Earth angel Kris and you are one of the most postitve thinking people I know, keep your faith and believe. Sending prayers and love to you and Terry.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  26. God bless you and I know you will regroup and land in just the right spot God wants you to be in. Your home is beautiful and I have enjoyed following you and watching all of the changes. The next place will be even better! God bless!

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    1. Thank you sweet Jennifer. I know God has a plan for us and we will hopefully get there soon. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment.
      Kris

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  27. Your beautiful blog and cottage has brought joy to us all! All the best to you during the transition!

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  28. Wishing youth best with the move and you will be missed while you are gone!

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  29. It was fun to see your cottage over the last few years! You are always such an inspiration :o) Good luck with the move.....I will be praying for you both!
    ~Des

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  30. Blessed Wishes to you on your new adventure. You will be so missed and we all look forward to having you back in blog land soon. Just remember when one door closes another one opens. I know Terry will find a new and important job that he will be happy in. Good things always happens to good people. Good luck in 2016...may it be the Best Year Ever.

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  31. Kris,
    All the best for you and your husband. I hope you will soon have a new house to take care of:-)
    I wish you good luck and I look forward to hearing from you soon because a blog land without you is not the same.
    God bless both of you:-)

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    1. Ahhh thank you Nitka. You up lifted me with this today. Thank you.
      Kris

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  32. I don't think any of us will soon forget your beautiful cottage, Kris...you have brightened our lives with your happy home and garden. Wishing you and Terry all the best as you move forward. Adventure is out there! ;) Love to you, sweet friend.

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  33. I can understand the "not knowing" right now. Once your Plan B takes over you will be in a happy place. I prayed and prayed about our house selling. Let me go back a minute. About 6 years ago our house was on the market. I only lasted about 5 months before we removed the listing. I must say at the time the real estate marked bottomed out. We had made many changes before we listed our house. So then about 4 years later we put it back on the market. More changes again. We were listed 6 months. Right at Christmas time we took it off the market again knowing we would relist with a new realtor at the beginning of the year. That was last March. We got our first offer in November. I had just called the realtor and said I couldn't go through this anymore. We buried St Joseph in the front yard and also said that prayer ever day. I was convinced that this was not the plan we were to take. Then four days later came the offer. We didn't have a place to go. We thought about renting or even buying a condo that we didn't like because those were the only things in demand at the time. Then our realtor listed this condo three days after we got our offer. I think I am now a believer that God does answer prayers but on his time. Everyone said to be patient. Geez, I think I was. But I am so thankful now for the timing. Maybe something is just around the bend for you. Maybe you are to be free of your sweet home so that you can be go places you hadn't expected. Don't take too long to come back to us. Hugs.

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  34. Am going to miss your posts so much. Know you will be back asap.

    Love ya,
    Judy

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  35. Goodness gracious you scared me!!! So glad it's just a break and I'm wishing you good luck with your next venture in life and with the move. We'll be here when you get back!!

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  36. I must confess, you and Terry have been on my mind a lot the last few days. I wish you both only the very best on plan B. The unknown can he both scary and exciting.... hoping it's more exciting!!
    Luv and hugs on this new leg!
    Gee

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  37. Wishing you and Terry all the best as you pack up your beautiful home and move onto plan B, taking so many wonderful memories with you. I will be thinking of you and praying that your path will be a happy one, wherever it leads you. Take care, Kris. Sending you lots of love today.

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  38. I will be praying for you and Terry, Kris. Please do give us a holler once in a while when your not neck deep into the moving in thing. I am sure God will give you and your family all the you need at this time. I'm looking forward still to the coming adventure in your new home and life! Take care!!!!!

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  39. Your faith and love will see you through these days ahead. Every image is better than the next, so I know you will always create a loving and beautiful home, no matter where you live. xxx Rhonda

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  40. Sending love and prayers your way......the very best to you!! Good things await you.......xoxoxo

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  41. Kris, I am so heartbroken right along with you! As one door closes, many more open and sometimes it is not the door we expected, but the one that is right for us and brings us so much more than we ever dreamed of! You've got my number...please call or text whenever you need to...look forward to seeing you back soon sweet friend! Love and hugs to you and praying for peace and wonderful opportunities!!

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  42. Junk Chic Cottage was always evolving-I couldn't wait to see what was coming next....
    Now we will all enjoy watching as you make your next place 'home'.
    Blessings to you Kris!
    Kimberly

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  43. I cannot express how much you have inspired me. Can't wait to see your next chapter. See you soon!

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  44. Kris,
    From the day you featured my blog on your Saturday Spotlight, I felt immediately connected in friendship to you. From a person who as stood in your shoes.....I promise you "the best is yet to be!"
    Fondly,
    Kathleen

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  45. Your such a special person Kris,!
    I'll miss you but in the interim take care of each other.
    There'll be a house out there with your names on it waiting for you to make it your home!
    Wishing you both all good things in 2016 with much happiness and joy along the way!
    I've subscribed to your email thingy so I don't lose you sweet friend.
    God bless you both.
    Love
    Shane xox🙋

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  46. I am so sad. This makes me want to cry. I feel your pain. Our move has been a challenge but one that we knew that we would one day take. My husband was without a job for three months and since the move is in one that we are grateful for but not happy in. I will be praying for you and believing God to supply your need. Blessings as you go. Will keep you close to our hearts and look forward to seeing what your new home is like.

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  47. Onward, life is a challenge and boring without them. I know you will do wonderful things with where ever you land...keep me posted...we have a belated lunch date---at least, Sandi

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  48. Good thoughts, prayers, and best wishes as you begin your new journey, Kris!

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  49. Life is a challenge and its how you handle it that makes you stronger. I will miss you, and I know it will all work out in the long run. You are a special lady. xoxo

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  50. Such a great post, Kris, to refresh our memories of all the amazing projects you and Terry have done over the years to make your home into a wonderful sanctuary for you, family, and friends. We're excited to hear where you land, and look forward to seeing you work your magic in your new home. Life is so full of challenges and struggles that we often don't understand, but one thing is for sure...you have handled this past year with grace, Kris! I trust your packing and moving goes smoothly and will continue to pray that you and Terry will land in a place better than you could have imagined.
    Mary Alice

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  51. Hi Kris,
    Thank you for taking us down memory lane. Beautiful!! You have a true gift. I have to say my favorite is what you do outside. I just love how you make it look like a secret getaway.
    Best wishes and I will be praying for you!
    Carla

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  52. Good luck and best wishes Kris! I'll be thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you back soon. xx Julie

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  53. You wrote:
    2015 Ahhh to think I will have my lounger set up year around now where we will be living. Blessings!!!!
    Do you know something you didn't share??

    Will miss your blog posts, but will not miss you - you know - because we will talk :)
    Much love and loads of prayers!! Cindy xoxo

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  54. It was nice to see pics of your pretty home that someone else will soon call their own. But I have no doubt that you will have another pretty home in your near future! I hope that things will work out for you and Terry VERY soon. You've been waiting for so long now. I know what it's like to play the waiting game with a stressful situation. But one thing that I've learned is that everything happens for a reason and on God's terms! Don't doubt that he has good things in store for you. I hope that you find the correct path soon and then flood us with beautiful pictures of your new life in some great city! Please keep in touch and let us know how things are going.

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  55. Kris, I'll miss your blog post for awhile but know that you'll be back. Thanks for the recap of all your changes over the years. Blessings to you and Chris on your next adventure. God's timing is perfect so trust that things will all work out. You both are so creative and I've enjoyed all your posts on the blog! Sending prayers and cyber hugs.

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  56. I'll be thinking about you. I hope Terry finds a job soon.

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  57. Looking forward to your speedy return Kris! You are a ray of sunshine in the blogosphere! :) Please thank your husband for his great service. We have walked a similar path and it was very difficult... but we now see God's hand so clearly... He has brought my husband to a much better work/family life balance and we are extremely grateful. I think it's a song that says, "When you can't see His hand, trust His heart." Good things are ahead for you... Xo ~julie

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  58. I am thrilled for you to move on to new projects, but also sad as I know how much love you have put into your cottage. Good luck in all your endeavors. See you soon in blogland when you pop up again.

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  59. You will be missed! May God reveal His plans for you & your hubby quickly. Can't wait to see your next home and how you will make it YOURS!
    All the best.
    warmly,
    deb

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  60. Wishing you all good things and blessings, Kris...looking forward to hearing from you again! xoxox

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  61. Kris, may God bless your husband with another job he loves, and a new home for you that you'll love. I hope to see you back to blogging VERY soon!

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  62. Best wishes to you as you go forth on this new adventure! I look forward to hearing about your new home and your hubby's new job that I just know is coming soon. Take care.

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  63. This is my first visit to your beautiful blog.But I am really very sorry about that sad post.I hope that every thing will be ok in your life again.Love and hugs from Turkey!

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  64. Good Morning Kris
    Such beautiful pictures* I will continue to pray for you and your husband. I just know you will find the best home and he will find the best job in the best place. Can't wait to see your new home. Take care Kris
    deezie

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  65. Darling friend, this was a great tour along memory lane, but I know you will have MUCH to share in the next few months. God makes stories of our lives and you will have a great one to tell. Much love.

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  66. Oh, Kris, I just love all the pics of your beautiful cottage! I just know that good things are around the corner for you and Terry! Love to you both...xo
    Susan

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  67. Kris,
    Warmest and best wishes, heartfelt thoughts and prayers as you go forward (so valiantly!) to your new adventures! I'll be thinking of you...and waiting for your return!
    XO, Mary~

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  68. I cannot wait to see your next adventure !
    I am thinking maybe someplace Warm..... Maybe Florida !
    That would be a perfect spot for year around chaise lounging !
    Add some Palm trees and ahhhhhhhh !!
    Many Good Wishes for your happiness.

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  69. Kari, I wish you and Terry all the best. You love each other so much that gives you great strength to overcome because you do it together. I will always keep you in my thoughts.

    You loved and made Junk Chic Cottage beautiful and will do that where ever you land. You good people and believe that good will come your way. I'll miss your posts but look forward to the next step in your lives.

    Cindy

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  70. whew! I thought you were leaving for good....so happy to read it's just a "change". :) xoxoxoxo

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  71. So glad to hear you are coming back once you get settled in somewhere else. Prayers coming your way that God's goodness be with you both as your new beginning for 2016 is revealed :)
    Peace and Blessings,
    Karen

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  72. See you soon. I look forward to this.

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  73. Oh Kris....my heart is with you as you begin this new chapter in your lives....you will bring the memories of your cottage with you and make more wherever you find yourselves. Prayers...hugs...blessings for a Happy, healthy...peaceful New Year! ;)

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  74. Wishing you and Terry all the best, Kris. I hope you'll find a lovely place soon and I keep my fingers crossed for Terry's job search.
    Julia

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  75. Whew Kris, when I read your post title my heart sank! I am relieved to see you are leaving us only temporarily. Wishing you all the very best in the next phase of your life adventure. My thoughts will be with you both as I keep my fingers and toes crossed for the best possible outcome and look forward to catching up with you again on the otherside of this new journey.
    Hugs from Canada,
    Marie

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  76. OH Kris, a journey indeed, God has big plans for you, and it's not for us to question rather listen to that small voice of reason. What we leave behind opens doors we thought we would never enter and when we do we cant imagine ever going back. I just know things are going to take a big turn for both you and hubby, your team work will be your reward.
    I am looking forward to what's around the corner for you both, and the new discoveries you will be entertaining.

    Soon I see you in your next cottage temporary or permanent, taking on the beauty you so love to live with and sharing a new journey with us all inspiringly so.
    Blessed you will be, with all that has come to pass.

    See you soon, even if it's to stop in to check in on us.

    Xx
    Blessings and prayers

    Dore

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  77. I cannot tell you how much your friendship and blog have meant to me over these years. I wish you and Terry all the very best in this coming year. I know there is adventure ahead. I will wait to hear from you when you have the time.
    *Smiles*

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  78. Hi Kris,
    You know that we are in limbo with our lives here too...and the more I try to figure out what brought us here and why we can't get home the more frustrating it gets...but like you, I am so thankful for what we have right now and I know that where we are meant to be will be...I wish you every happiness in 2016 in whatever opportunity presents itself. And peace in the next few weeks as you pack up and say goodbye to your beautiful cottage. Your next home will be just as beautiful and you will make just as many beautiful memories there!
    Take care and look forward to your posts later on!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  79. See you soon, Kris and best wishes for 2016.

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  80. I loved this stroll down memory lane! So much to look at and admire. See you soon, Kris!

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  81. Hope things turn around soon! I know that this has been very stressful on you both. Blessings on a brighter future!

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  82. I am so sorry for your issues and will miss you very much. May God bless you in your new adventures. I will look forward to your return.

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  83. All the best to you and your husband in this new chapter. You have each other, your family and health. The rest will come. Cannot wait to read all about it when you return!!!

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  84. Kris, my heat goes out to you and your husband! Having experienced a similar situation, I know it's going to be hard to leave your home that you put so much love and work into. But I have no doubt that you will recreate beauty no matter where you land and I look forward to when you start posting again. Praying for a better year for you this year.

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  85. May your pathway be free from rocks and the future filled with good things.

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  86. Can't remember if I ever commented, but I always read and enjoyed and I will be here waiting when you find your new place. Wish you both all the best in the new year.

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  87. Will miss your charming home! Such a beautiful place! I am sure that there is a reason and a purpose as scripture has it that there is a time and purpose under the heaven! Life will take both of you in the direction you are suppose to go! God bless both of you and just MAYBE! Retirement might be in your near future! Good Luck! God Bless and you will be taking all your treasures with you to grace another beautiful home! Oh Boy! Something new to decorate ! Have fun epithet life! It's all too short! Cindy

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  88. Kris, I so enjoyed looking over the pictures of your beautiful cottage and can imagine how bittersweet this is all coming to be, but I am excited for the many good things that will come your way in 2016 and look forward to hearing all about them. I wish only the best for you and Terry and know that you will receive that and more in time. I am so happy to call you a friend and will talk to you soon..Judy

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  90. So sad, this made me teary eyed - I can't even imagine how hard it is for you to say goodbye to this home you clearly loved so much. I hope the new owners will love it just as much as you do! Hugs to you, sweet Kris xo

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  91. I hope that this bad period pass quickly!! It's very pity for your home, so beatiful! I'm sure that it will be a new life and a bright future for you and your husband!! Many hugs from Italy!!

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  92. So fun to see the evolution of your home over the past 3 years, Kris. You have refined your style beautifully and I know your next home will be amazing, just as this one is. I always leave your blog posts inspired by both your "decor crazy" and your wonderful outlook on life. This time is no different. Just looking at the massive number of commenters here and the words they've left, one can see the impact you've made in your corner of the world. God bless you and Terry, my friend. I look forward to seeing what God has planned for you. Hugs, Nancy

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  93. You are a special lady Kris, and your beautiful home reflects that. It looks like something out of a fairy tale!

    I guess this means terry didn't get the job you were both hoping for (or maybe you don't know yet?).

    Life is full,of challenges, but it's equally full of blessings, which you have many of. You have the right attitude, and in time all will be ok.

    You will be missed, but know we all will be pulling for you and look forward to hearing about your adventures.

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  94. Oh, Kris, I was so upset when I read the title post, and thought you were closing up for good! Your home is a special place, and although I know it is hard to leave it, how wonderful to have your blog that has documented it all, and can bring it back to life with the click of a mouse. Wishing you well as you start this next chapter...good things are sure to come. We will all be here waiting for you when you return! Love and hugs, Amy

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  95. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Terry going into the next chapter of your life....which brings me to tell you this. Before Ken and I made the final decision to sell the farmhouse and downsize (for many different reasons) there were days of sadness, anger, struggles, complaining and wondering if it would be the right thing to do. This had been my dream home for 17+ yrs....in some ways it didn't seem right but I knew in my heart, it was time. I prayed to the Lord for peace about it, unsure of our future. One morning after prayer, I was sitting on the edge of my bed and the Lord spoke to my spirit and said.."instead of looking at this situation the way you have been....see it as a blessing." From that moment on, my thinking changed. Yes, I loved my farmhouse, I loved my garden...it was where I raised my son. That Home had been a blessing from God with wonderful memories! A few months later, I passed the keys to another family with joy in my heart because I knew God had another blessed chapter in my life! I love your positive attitude Kris...You couldn't have said it any better. Your home was so beautiful...not only could you see the beauty, but one could feel the love/beauty for it! Enjoy your break and take care...hugs xoxo Roxie

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  96. Kris, you and Terry are going to take 2016 by storm! The dynamic duo cannot be stopped and I have every confidence that this new adventure will be the best yet! Having just pulled up roots and embarked on a new life, I gotta say that it feels a little weird, but it also feels a whole lotta wonderful! Did I detect a positive outcome from thus week in FMFL? Drop me a note please. Prayers and positive thoughts continue always! Love ya tons! Hugs, Leena ��

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  97. Kris, you and Terry are going to take 2016 by storm! The dynamic duo cannot be stopped and I have every confidence that this new adventure will be the best yet! Having just pulled up roots and embarked on a new life, I gotta say that it feels a little weird, but it also feels a whole lotta wonderful! Did I detect a positive outcome from thus week in FMFL? Drop me a note please. Prayers and positive thoughts continue always! Love ya tons! Hugs, Leena ��

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  98. I wish you well on your next adventure. I am sure you will both do fine, and God will lead you where you need to be.
    Deb

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  99. Praying for God's wisdom, guidance and blessings over you and Terry for 2016. May He lead and guide you both to exactly where He wants you... Love Hugs and Prayers!
    Pattie

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  100. Kris and Terry, best wishes to both of you on your new journey together! I don't know the plans God has in store for you, but I know for certain He definitely has a plan. I also know without a doubt that no matter where you land, you will make it beautiful. :-)God bless!

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  101. One thing is certain in this life and that is change. I don't know why this happened to you guys, but I do know that God will see you through, and quite possibly is having you move on to something better! I will be praying for you and looking forward to seeing where you land, and how you give your new home that magical touch of yours!!
    Love and Hugs to you my friend,
    Becky

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  102. Kris, I know that this is an emotional time for you. Just know that you have touched my life and your cottage is always gorgeous with each and every change it underwent! The new residents will be blessed to feel of the spirit you have left there. Wishing you and Terry the very best! God has a plan for you!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  103. I haven't visited in a while, as my computer has malfunctioned and alas visiting your lovely blog Is just not the same on my phone.
    I will miss all your decor inspiration, but not as much as your positive and loving attitude of all your posts. Escaping into your world has gotten me through many a lonely day.
    Although I have chosen to stay home to take care of my hubby, I am often lonely for the fellowship and companionship that can be found in a work
    place. Your blog and your followers have become pseudo friends to me.
    For now I wish you ado...promise not to stay away too long dear.
    Blessings to you and yours as you embark on this new quest

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    1. Thank you Lin. I am wishing only the best for you too in the new year. Hope all your health issues get better with you and your hubby. Your comment touched my heart today. I love your friendship shared with me in blogland. Let's hope this new year will be better for both of us.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  104. You will be missed, to say the least, but no goodbyes from me. I wish you all the best and know that with your positive attitude, there are beautiful new days ahead! Until we meet again!

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  105. Well this hit me like a ton of bricks !
    So thankful for your beautiful inspiration ( both in pics and real life )
    But even more so that we've become friends in real life ( and time )
    Talk later, gator !
    XOXOXO

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  106. All *The Best* in your new adventures!!! We're ALL thinking of you and Terry...
    Big Hugs...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  107. Was not expecting to see this Kris but completely understandable. I will miss seeing you my blogging friend until I look in my blog feed ... and a lovely white cottage style post is there again from your new cottage home. Blessings and prayers to you and Terry.

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  108. I've been on a blogging break and was just doing some catching up. Looking at all those pictures just reminded me of what a great inspiration you are Kris, and what a way you have with decor that is so lovely and fun at the same time. Wishing you and Terry all the best. See you soon! :) Big hugs, Tuula

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  109. I hope that your lawn chair was a clue that you were headed somewhere warmer. I will miss your lovely updates, but plan B sounds like a promise to yourselves, and I hope it is wonderful new beginning. Starting fresh is a wonderful thing for the soul. xoxo Su

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  110. I so love you, pretty lady, and pray that you and Terry find a new place soon. It hurts to know we won't read a blog post for awhile but I know it suits you and soon we will hear great news. I'm sure of that.

    All the love and luck in the world to you and Terry.

    Jane xxxx

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  111. best wishes and good luck on the move. Look forward to see what God has planned for you in 2016

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  112. Kris, I've been away from blogging for a few weeks, so I'm just now reading this post. You've made such an impact in the blog world with your lovely home and bubbly upbeat personality. I look forward to posts of the new phase in your life and wish you all the best. I'll miss Junk Chic Cottage, but I know you'll be back to share your style in a new fabulous space!

    xo, Vickie

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  113. I got a big lump in my throat as I read your post Kris. I pray that the days ahead as you vacate your cottage will be filled with sweet memories. Here's to a beautiful journey.

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  114. Best of luck in this new phase of life. I'll miss you!

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  115. Oh how I know the hard place you are! We have gone through the same kind of thing twice. You will find a lovely new home and someday you will look back and be glad you are where you are. Blessings to you in your move. May the move be easy for you

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  116. I wish you and your husband all the best in this new year! And I pray he will find work soon and your life will go back to normal in your new home. Sending you my best thoughts during this difficult move. Lots of hugs and kisses. Maria

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  117. Good luck for your new adventure! I can't wait for you to show us the new cottage!

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  118. feeling for you both being displaces like "us". We are in In Az now with dear friend who are giving us a place to live until we can get on our feet..My sweetheart is still with out a job too.. been 4 1/2 months now.Missing your post.. sure hope you are well

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  119. I'm crying!

    I am behind on reading because my health blip returned and I am in constant pain.

    I am so sorry that you will be away for awhile, but I know that it is temporary.

    I wish you well in your packing, moving, relocating ... all of it.

    I hope Plan B is the best solution for you and Terry.

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  120. Thank you for the 'look back' at your beautiful cottage. I know that God has good things in store for you both so I am looking forward to hearing about your next adventure. Hugs and best wishes for you and Terry!

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  121. Best of luck to you and your hubby Kris in whatever is coming your way. Hope to see you back here soon....xo, Janet

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  122. I'm sure going to miss your posts, Kris, but I'm looking forward to hearing all about your new home and your adventure all the way. BIG hug to you!

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  123. Dear Kris, I will miss you so very much. Your post sharing the beautiful photos of your home over the years was so inspiring to view one last time. With your blog posts, they will live on for us all. Wishing you and Terry all the best as you go in a new direction. God will continue to see you through the journey. Looking forward to the day you return and I pray it is soon. Sending big hugs your way. Blessings. xo

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  124. Oh Kris I am so sorry. I am just learning about your husband employment and the sale of your beloved cottage. I loved looking at the photos of your pretty home through the years. I am sure there is something wonderful in your path. Best of luck to you and your family. Sending prayers your way.

    Janet

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  125. At least you have each other to go through these life changes with .
    I went through this by myself a few years ago, my hair fell out I cried all the time, I prayed all the time, things kept getting worst.I finally broke through with a job paying $30,000 a year less than what I felt I needed.I have adjusted, it was hard however I'm smiling today

    Your new home will be so exciting for us all to see. And what about Libby? your sweet basset hound she will be happy where ever you and your husband are

    Best wishes and hurry up and unpack and send pictures xoxo

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  126. Amazing!! Your home is so beautiful!!
    Manuela

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  127. Praying for you as you pack up and prepare for this new adventure!! Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. Can't wait to see what God has in store for you next. "For He knows His plans for you..."
    Hugs, Laurel

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  128. Kris I hate that you and Terry are having to go thru this. I know how hard it has to be to leave a home that you two created with love. I hope that you continue to feel the loving arms wrapping around you from this that love you so much! May God give you the strength to start on this journey before you. We may not always understand at the time why things happen but in the end God always places us exactly where we need to be. I know you two will flourish in your new home with time.

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  129. You really scared me! I thought it was goodbye forever. I completely understand why you have to leave for now though. It's so hard to deal with blogging when you have a lot of life stuff going on and God knows you have A LOT going on. I wish only the best for you and I'll pray some more that Terry gets another job and that you find the perfect home.

    hugs to you,
    rue

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  130. Blessings and prayers for you and your family for a happy and prosperous New Year Kris! Edie Marie

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  131. See you soon, friend! Best wishes on your new journey. I look forward to the updates of your new home!

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  132. Kris, I am so grateful I got to see your beautiful home in person. I know it will be hard for you to say goodbye to it, but I have no doubt you will turn your next home into an amazingly beautiful dwelling space! I look forward to reading your posts again when you return to blogging!

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  133. I only wish that I had the opportunity to visit Junk Chic Cottage before you moved....I know you will take the most treasured memories with you and will begin making new memories soon!....xoxoxoxo's!!!

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  134. Today was the first time I visited your blog, I liked it very much and I know your next adventure will be a blessing. blessings & hugs Beverly xoxxo

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