Welcome to Our New House

It has been a busy, crazy couple of days here in Colorado Springs house hunting. The weather has been amazing with cool mornings and warm afternoons. We have stayed in the Quality Inn and loved the location and the friendly attitude of the people who stay here and the employees. They accept dogs and Sugar and Spice have loved all the attention.

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I know this photo is not the best, but the mountains and the sky are amazing. The rolling prairies are everywhere here within the backdrop of the looming rocky mountains (Pikes Peak). Fall brings the colors into focus with splashes of color.

After a thorough search and much negotiating with the builder, Ron and I are happy to share our new abode! It is a lovely shade of dusty blue with white trim and butter-yellow accents. I love the colors! This is truly our last best house!

Colorado House

We will start back on our trip to Florida tomorrow morning. Once back in Florida, I need to finish packing and prepare for the house closing on October 29th. Then, it is back on the road heading to our new house in Colorado. The builder graciously is allowing us to move in immediately (we pay rent until we close on the Colorado house) which is an amazing benefit that we are grateful for.

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Sugar and Spice LOVE the backyard! So do I. Not much to mow! We will plant a few trees, add a few pots with veggies and flowers, and our Colorado paradise will be perfect. Wait till I share pictures of the snow in winter. 🙂

Here is a link to the Top 10 Things to do in Colorado Springs.

Thanks for visiting and seeing our new house. The next few weeks will be crazy and I will post when I can. <3

loving the weather

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Love the color. Congrats.

  2. It all looks great, Colleen! Have fun planting, decorating, and enjoying…!

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben

    Much love, and many blessings for many a happy time in your new place! <3

  4. Congratulations on your new home.

  5. Congrats! That was so fast. Phew. My folks live in CO and loved it. Beautiful landscape and big sky. Enjoy the adventure.

  6. Beautiful home! Love the colors! Best wishes for you and your family in your new home! Blessings!

  7. Congratulations Colleen! And what an incredible feat… ❤

  8. This is quite awesome news, Colleen. Your last best house is a beauty! That Colorado sky-and-mountain shot are super, too. First of many, I say, right?
    Congratulations on the success in both states, my friend. Cheers to you and Ron. <3

  9. What a lovely home! I am so glad you found a great place! Wow you will be busy getting ready and moving!! Thanks for sharing! congrats!

  10. Glad you found something so quickly. I always liked Colorado when we have visited. Hope you get settled in soon after the move-in so you can enjoy your new home and surroundings.

  11. Congratulations, wishing you safe return drive.

  12. Dusky Blue /Slate Blue is my ‘very’ favourite colour 🙂 Am happy you are so excited and enthusiastic about the move. Blessings and all happiness in your last best home.

  13. Congratulations its gorgeous! I’m glad sugar and spice like it too.

  14. Your new home is lovely. Congrats on your mountain oasis.

  15. Congratulations, Colleen 🙂

  16. Congratulations, Colleen! Very happy for you both. Safe travels back to Florida and good luck with the packing.

  17. It looks beautiful and love the colour (it reminds me of Wedgewood Pottery, jasper blue). Looking forward to new posts from there. I hope you have fairies there as neighbours too!

  18. It’s lovely, Colleen. I really like the colours. I wish you all the very best in your new home.

  19. Best of luck with your new house!!!!!

  20. I love it and I love that you’re all together choosing your forever home. It looks fabulous and I guess you will make it special.
    I’m even more impressed that you can find the time and be organised enough, to put this great post together. Respect.
    Post when/if you can, we’ll be here.
    Good luck with the mammoth task of packing up, completing on your sales and driving back to Colorado. It will all be worth it though. Maybe a white Christmas for you? I’ve booked one for us!
    Take care. xxxx

  21. It looks amazing Colleen. I’m sure Ron, you, and the girls will be very happy there. No more hot humid Summers. Hooray! I can’t wait to see your photos once you have moved in, and then all the ones I hope you will take when the snow arrives.
    Congratulations and I hope the move all goes smoothly.
    Best wishes,

  22. Congratulations on your wonderful blue house! Have a safe trip back to Florida to wrap up things there. Enjoy your last, best home. <3

  23. Congratulations Colleen! Your new house looks absolutely gorgeous. 🙂

  24. Looks lovely. I wish you many happy years in your new home.

  25. Many congratulations, Colleen. That’s the best news. I’m so glad you found the perfect house. It looks beautiful. Not long to go now and it will be all yours. I’m thrilled <3

  26. I’m so happy for you and your lovely family Colleen. Please don’t forget to post pics of Sugar and Spice in their new garden. Wishing you bundles of happiness in your new home. 😘😘

  27. Congrats on the house! Colorado is a beautiful state! My brother in law is from Montrose, Colorado! Hope things go smoothly as you pack up in Florida.

  28. Safe travels and good luck with your new adventure!

  29. The house is beautiful!

  30. And what will happen to The Swamp Fairies? I know they’ll miss you!!

    • Hi, Janet. I still have to finish their story and get my book published. They will always be in my heart. <3 Something tells me that there are many other stories waiting to come out in Colorado.

  31. Colleen!!! HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY! I’m thrilled to see you new home and yard! What a wonderful and happy day! I love the blue and yellow colors and those flags seemed to beckon you in and say “Welcome, this is your new home”! I’m really glad for you that it’s all working out…Have happy travels back home and happy packing!
    PS: I decided myself to move to a new apartment since my lease is up at the end of the month so I’m packing up myself and will move on Nov. 1st. Here’s to us both in our happy new homes!!!

  32. The house looks really nice- love the colors! And I love Colorado Springs!! We took vacations there growing up and I insisted my kids visit there too. 🙂

  33. Absolutely beautiful! I’m looking forward to the wonderful adventures and creative endeavors that will be part of your new home. 🙂

  34. Congratulations. That looks a lovely place and I will be very, very jealous about the snow 🙂

  35. Congratulations Colleen!! What a beautiful house! Excellent deal you got. Good things and generosity gets back your way!
    I wish you both all the best in your new house!

  36. You are going to love being in your new home! I wish you all the grace and beauty that you deserve. Here is an Irish Blessing for you to enjoy: ♥♥♥

    Traditional Irish House Blessing:

    God bless the corners of this house
    And be the lintel blessed.
    Bless the hearth, the table too
    And bless each place of rest.
    Bless each door that opens wide
    To stranger, kith and kin;
    Bless each shining window-pane
    That lets the sunshine in.
    Bless the roof-tree up above
    Bless every solid wall.
    The peace of Man, the peace of love,
    The peace of God on all.

    • Marianne, I will have to print that out and frame it for my creative room. Thank you for such wonderful blessings. You are always such a kind person. Thanks for all your well wishes. We are worn out from the trip. We should be back in FL tomorrow. <3

  37. Gorgeous looking house, I’m jealous! I’d love a new place. A fresh new start somewhere new, how exciting! Lots of space by the looks of it, and a nice size garden. Very happy for you. 🙂

  38. Colleen, your house is beautiful! So glad things worked out so well for you. I will be looking forward to your posts from your new home. I am sure they will include the changing seasons, which you must be very excited about. I always look forward to the change, as each season here in Ohio brings not only a change in weather, but a change in color and texture here as well. Drive safely. Hugs, my dear friend.

  39. Good Luck, Good Health and Happiness to you all in your beautiful new home. Your garden a lovely blank canvas can’t wait to see how you transform it and put your mark on it 🙂

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