Quite a few of you have asked if we’re planning on selling or renting our house for the three years we will be living in California. At first the idea of selling it totally broke my heart! I’m the type of person to get really attached to a house and live there til I die, huddled up on my beloved rug… #rugsfoeva

Fortunately we found a solution for me to keep tabs on my sweet casa; my brother and sister in law put an offer in on our house!! It really feels like the perfect solution because right now, our house is the place where everyone in the family congregates. It’s got a fairly open layout, a big backyard, and a ton of parking available so it’s the perfect place for dinners, bonfires, and birthday parties…  tear.. We’re so thankful that it’s staying in the family!

Other notable items from this week: 

  • I’m a big motivational podcast type of gal and I’ve been listening to this one CONSTANTLY. The host just seems sweet natured and honest. I want to accomplish all the things after listening. 

  • I was in a bit of a rut with my workouts but just recently discovered Kit Rich. Each morning I do one of her 30 minute workouts and I SWEAT through the whole dang thing. Typically she runs through a circuit of combination moves (cardio/strength) and then ends with 10 minutes of core work. I’m not sure why this layout is so effective for me, but I feel absolutely amazing after these workouts. 

  • Wayfair’s Patio and Outdoor Living Sale! Everything Patio is up to 60% off and the deals are so good. I wish we were in the market for outdoor furniture right now, but oh well, I’ll just live through you! haha. Here are my top picks! 

Noreen 3 Piece Dining Set: On sale for $382.99 Originally $1629.00!

Okay help me Jesus. Maybe I can stuff this in the RV?? 


Faunce Reclining Chaise Lounge with Cushion: On sale for $240.00 Originally $640.64 

Again. Why?? Why can you not be mine?

Tuscany Blue Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug 7’10” x 10’10”: On sale for $127.99 Originally: $399


Berends 7 Piece Rattan Sofa Set with Cushions On sale for $586.99 Originally: $889.99.

I’ve never seen such a large outdoor sofa for under $600


Clarence Outdoor Wall Lantern On sale for $36.95 Originally $63.80

I hope you all are having fun gearing up for the fourth! What are your holiday plans? I’d love to hear in the comments, or catch up with me on Instagram! @sam_joyhaven

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