Goodbye to Our NC Home & Hello Rental!

Hey guys! O my goodness it is with great pleasure that I say WE ARE FINALLY MOVED INTO OUR RENTAL! After four very long days of moving we are finally here. Our little green house is empty & waiting for it’s new owners & our rental is starting to look like our home now. I can’t wait to show you our new place, for now be sure to follow me on Instagram & Facebook to get the latest behind the scenes updates on our move & of our new home.

Since I never quite got finished showing you the final tour of the old house I wanted to share the final living room tour & than a “before & after” of the house before & after we emptied everything out. It’s so crazy to me that our little green house is empty now. I loved that house, & we are so grateful it sold so quickly, but it was a very short goodbye & much shorter than we planned. So glad we have photos & all of the memories that we made in that house. I snapped a photo of each room right before we boxed it up just the way it was in the moment. The lighting isn’t perfect & neither are the rooms, but I wanted to capture how the spaces looked in that moment. Let’s take a tour of our little green home …


A glimpse into the living room before we packed it up…

& all packed up it looked something like this…

On to the front guest bedroom before we packed up….

And after we packed it all up…

Let’s check out the middle guest bathroom…

& emptied out it looks something like this…

The middle guest bedroom before we packed it all away… 

& the dramatic change when it was all emptied out… 

On to the master bedroom… 

& empty…

Moving on to the master bathroom…

& all packed up…

& the last room I got pictures of empty was the dining room…

All empty except for the buffet we left behind…

So that is goodbye! Goodbye to our little green casa & hello to new adventures! We are here renting in NC until November, & than it’s moving back to Michigan to our home that we have there.  It’s about to get crazy exciting around here & I’m currently sitting here in bed blogging dreaming about all the things coming up. Can’t wait to start sharing our rental with you this week so stay tuned! Are you excited for our new adventure? Leave me a comment below & be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram! xx


& here are some sneak peeks I shared this weekend on Instagram of our new rental…

What do you think so far?! Have a great day! xx


You can see more of the final home tour {here} & {here} & {here}


  1. Brenda says:

    I just love your little green house. You are such an inspiration! I love your decorating also! Your rental is going to be fabulous, can’t wait to see what magic you will do.

    Also, I have emailed you a few times about info on advertising on your blog but never received a response.

    Thanks, Brenda

    • Hey Brenda! Thank you so so much for your sweet comment. & I am so sorry about not responding quick about advertising. Things have been so insane with the move that I have not done much work on the advertising side of the house. Want to forward me the email again so I can look at it? Thank you for understanding!!! xx <3

      • Brenda says:

        Hi Liz, I know you have been busy with moving so when you get a chance you can email me some info on advertising. No hurry!

        Can’t wait for pictures of the new rental.

        Thanks again for sharing your little green house (I have a little green house too) and your new rental.

        Take care,

  2. Your home was gorgeous. It is only a house now but you had made it a home. I can not wait to see the plans you have for the rental. I’m sure it will bd amazing. You can see it has character already by your sneak peek.

  3. Allie Ziemann says:

    We are building a new home and are listing ours within the month. I’m hoping we are able to find a house to live in temporarily rather than a townhome esp. w/4 little girls! Good luck on your adventures, I will def. be blog stalking for ideas to decorate our new home!

  4. Brittney says:

    All those pictures make me want to go on a re-decorating spree in my house!!!! Beautiful! I’m excited to see what you do with the new rental…it looks so charming!

  5. Carol Carrasco says:

    Oh I love your little green house…Hubby and I are looking to downsize and that’s exactly what we want! Did you leave it decorated like that to sell it or did you stage it like all the real estate shows say to do? I’m curious because we are looking to list our home and I think it will show better decorated but all the real estate advice says to strip it bare. Good luck on your adventure!

    • Hey Carol! That is exactly how our home was staged when we sold it & it sold on the first showing. That is also with homes in our area not selling very quickly so it worked! I am going to do a full post on how we sold our home within one showing probably some time this week. I think a house should look cozy & people need to see what they can do with it so I don’t think bare is best :) I hope you guys have good luck with putting your house on the market!!

  6. How exciting to be able to re-do a new house–it looks cute so far and I can’t wait to see what you do to it!

  7. I just have to tell you I have follow many, many (probably too many) blogs, and yours is my new favorite. I loved your house and watching you transform it. I know it must be bittersweet leaving it after the hard work you put into making it such a cozy. welcoming home but your rental is absoutely adorable. I can only imagine what you have in store for that fresh new space. I am envious as we relocated from So. Calif. to Austin last summer and as much as we love Austin the homes just don’t have the character. And everything is pretty much BROWN. Blech.
    I have a good friend here that is origanlly from MI and her house is the only one I have even come close to liking. We both love traditional architecture and all the details that go along with that (wainscotting, board and battan, white walls, etc.). If I could find a rental like the one you found I would be in HEAVEN but I don’t think that will happen here in Austin. :(
    I’m excited to see what you do and to follow along on your way back to MI. Thank you for being such an inspritation!

  8. So pretty… I am pinning!

  9. Dianne D Ballard says:

    Hi Liz,
    Sorry I missed seeing you when you visited Studio 413 on Broad. Sandi told me you were in. I am the abstract and nude artist she features. I love the new downtown rental and cannot wait to see what you do with it. Hope our paths cross soon. :)

  10. I’m in love with the new rental in only these few peeks! Looks like it has some wonderful age and character. (and trees!!!! and freestanding tub!!!)

  11. LOVE the bathroom floors! Can’t wait to see more :)

  12. You decorated your home so beautifully and I know that your rental will look lovely too. Dare I say that your rooms look pretty (and so clean) even empty lol. You must be excited to be moving home at the end of the year.

  13. alicia says:

    Love the inspiration you share in your decorating style. I’m so excited to see how you morph your rental. Your “green house” is unrecognizable all cleaned out. You will me missed, but trust me I too will be blog stalking you ;)

  14. Congrats on the move! :) I hope everything goes smoothly for you two. We just listed our home!

  15. Oh my gosh I just LOVE the wood floors in the new rental! I always loved your past home but this aged wood look will really accent your interior style I’m sure! I can’t wait to see updates as they come along, your blog makes me day! :) Congrats on the move!!

  16. Such a beautiful little house that you made into a home. I can see why it sold so quickly! :) I can’t wait to see what you do with the rental. Good luck to you in your new home!

  17. Dear Liz Marie,
    Your little green house was amazing….right up my alley. You are a real talent. And your new rental looks like it is going to be great fun putting together. I am wondering if you can point me in the direction of where I might find a coffee table like the one in your living room. I have been looking for something similar for a while. Its so hard when you have a vision and cant find the pieces to pull it together, you know? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Be well and happy decorating.
    Lisa B.

  18. Kristin Combs says:

    Love your decor. Beautiful!! We are moving into a beautiful 1920s home soon and I will be using a similar color pallete. Can I ask, are those slip covers on your couches? And, if so, where did you purchase them?

  19. What are the paint colors in your old home? I’m looking for some great neutrals.


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