Leaving Las Vegas......

Yes, the Fern Creek Cottage clan is moving from Las Vegas Nevada to........
To a suburb outside of Chicago.
It is always so sad to move away from good friends and we'll be farther away from my family,
but we are very excited about the move. :)
We lived in Illinois before (in the Rockford area) and it is a great place to raise kids.
I am also looking forward to some awesome antique shopping!!

I get excited when we move to a new place because it's always a big adventure.
I love exploring new places.
However the actual process of moving is very stressful.
To tell you the truth I have known about the move for awhile now, but haven't talked about it on my blog.
It's silly, because I know I'll get nothing but love and support from you guys.
You are always so sweet to me. :)
But I just wanted my blog to be a happy place away from stress.
But not talking about it has started to affect my posts.

For example, many of you pointed out this bottle project would have worked alot better if I had used food coloring instead of paint. You are of course right!
But I didn't have any in the cupboard and It's not the kind of thing you want to buy before you move.
I should have mentioned this to y'all. :)

So anyhoo, to wrap this up...
We will be here in sunny Las Vegas until Grant finishes the school year out and then on to
 the beautiful Midwest!
Posting may be a little less frequent here and there so bear with me.
And I'll keep you posted on what's going on.

Thanks for all the love and support you always give me.
You guys ROCK!


  1. Lisa wishing you a smooth move. Funny my extended family lives in Rockford so I know it well but I grew up in MN. The Midwest has some of the nicest people around. I'm secretly very jealous as I'm stuck here in fast, rough NY.

  2. How exciting!!! I visited Chicago years ago and the people were so extremely friendly!! If we looked confused complete strangers would come up and ask us if we needed help getting around. And definitely Great shopping!

  3. Can't wait to come antiquing with you in IL! They are going to be all the better for having you as part of their blogging community. Lots of love from all of us, your readers.

  4. Wow!!! That's so exciting...a new place, new stores to visit and a new house to decorate! P.S I loved the bottles just the way they came out! Good Luck with the move. Amy

  5. OMGoodness,moving!..Excitement!
    I know it's alot of stress and hard work, but you'll have it all behind you as soon as school's out,can't wait to see your photo's of the move,please keep us
    up-dated,and BTW,I love the bottles just like they are,beautiful(inside & out)just like you my friend.

  6. How exciting Lisa!! Best wishes on your move! Martina

  7. Exciting and stressful as you said. I love to move (not not MOVING) too! Good luck and I cant wait to see how you decorate the next place!

  8. Well Lisa, I'm only going to be three hour for you I'm in IN. the Midwest is great the only thing I don't like is the winter... Hope you have a safe move all the best

    The Shabby Chick

  9. Hi Lisa,
    You are going to be very busy gettting ready for the move. I hope all goes well and smoothly.

    My brother and his family live in Rockford, Illinois and they love it there.


  10. I hail from Michigan and have spent many vacations in Chicago - just LOVE it! It is such an awesome place. Although, you are very brave to move to SNOW! :-)

  11. How exciting Lisa! I can't wait to see you work your magic in your new home.

  12. good luck with the move! I too live in the suburbs of Chicago (Northern)- and am happy to help with anything you may need. best of luck. liz

  13. All the best on your move Lisa! I am one of those crazy people that likes to move as it's a great opportunity to purge! Then you unpack those things that are truly loved and needed.

  14. I'm sorry that you have to move, but happy to have you in the midwest! Chicago is an amazing city, and I'm sure you'll love it there. When you get tired of the bustle there, you can come on up to Wisconsin to relax a little! Welcome!

  15. Oh Lisa, How exciting for you and your sweet family! Try not to stress too much.

    I always enjoyed our transfers - house hunting, decorating, making new friends, and of course, finding the best places to shop!!!


  16. I hope everything goes smoothly for you, and is as stress free as is can possibly be. Your photo's today are just beautiful. I look forward to hearing all about your new place. It's a bonus having lived there before.


  17. How exciting Lisa! I know it's a little stressful but think of all the new projects you'll be able to do in your new house :)


  18. I know exactly how you feel. We moved country 6 months ago and to date still don't have all the boxes unpacked.

    All the best in preparation and wishing you and yours a happy and safe move.

  19. Welcome back to Illinois. I live in the Chicago 'burbs ... Where city meets country. Best antique store is Amazing Grace Antiques in Elburn. It's worth the drive. My fave store!

  20. Good luck with your move! Hoping for as little stress as possible!!

    PS I have the little "Love" vase. :)

  21. WOW how exciting for you guys!! I've never been there!

  22. Lisa, I was in Las Vegas just last week and I am back in the good ol' midwest. (michigan)
    How very exciting! Good luch with the move and YES , antiquing will be so fun as you get new things for your new home!
    Have a pretty day!

  23. Aw, well I guess we won't be "neighbors" anymore! I hope you'll still post wonderful ideas from your new home. Best of luck to you and try not to stress...enjoy the journey my friend!

  24. Good luck on your move . . . I live in a suburb of Chicago and I love it!! :)

  25. Moving is exciting!! New faces and new spaces...gotta love it!!
    Enjoy the journey!!
    I have family that lives in Springfield!!!
    Small world

  26. Wow,
    Thats such exciting news Lisa. I know how stressful a move is but stay strong and focus on your desired outcome and you will be ok. You can always vent to us and ask for any advice, We will all be happy to help where we can.
    Donna xx

  27. It will be exciting to see how God will bless you in your new place!

    Happy Moving...may it all go well!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  28. How exciting! We'll get to see some pretty new spaces decorated!!

  29. Good luck with the move...It will be fun to see what you do with new house!!!

  30. I love the color of the walls in the first picture with the candle. What color is it?

  31. How exciting! I can completely relate to the stress part - we've moved probably 20 times in my life! That's quite the change from Vegas to Illinois - I can't wait to hear all about it! xo

  32. Wow! What an exciting move! Chicago is definitely not Vegas weather wise, but you'll get a gorgeous Illinois summer and autumn before having to deal with winter. Can't wait to see all the wonderful ways you make your new house a home for your family.

  33. Welcome back to the Midwest my friend!!!! :) I can't wait and hopefully one day after you are all settled in, we can meet up!! :)

  34. Moving is always a ton of work, but it's really exciting that you're going to be in a new area. Good luck with packing and of course we bloggers will follow you wherever you go!


  35. Jennifer: I know I've taken forever to answer you so I don't know if you'll see this or not, but my paint color is Valspar brand from Lowe's Faint Maple 2008-9C.