Friday, January 6, 2017

New Beginnings.....

Welcome new friends and followers....
well... followers to come!
This is my brand new endeavor.
My previous blog was called "Creative Country Mom"
Maybe you have heard of it?
Lol... I hope so, I hung out there for nine years.
But we are selling our farmhouse and have moved to Alabama.
New home, new start, new blog.
It just felt like it was time.

 So new home... well... sort of.
We are in a townhouse rental right now.
We are waiting for our home in Indiana to sell.
1100 square feet.... small, but working,,, most days.
We have been looking at a few homes down here.
I am so excited and ready to set new roots in Huntsville.

 But I have missed blogging.  So much.
I was going to wait till we had the new home...
for a name, or theme for the new site....
But my girls helped me come up with the new name.
"Suddenly Southern"
It fits.... some days I feel like we are still on vacation here.
Others I feel like we have been here forever.
I miss friends and family in Indiana, but love the people and weather in AL.

 So I hope to take you along with me on my little journey.
People and places of the South.
Finding a new home.
Learning my way and fitting in... somewhat....right?

 One big change is my youngest will now be a contributor!
Morgan loves to paint and we will be doing many projects in the new spaces.

We have been so inspired by Huntsville and the wonderful Vintage Stores and Shops.

 I will be doing some events as well.... back to Country Living Fair for sure in April.

 So yes, it is a little sad to move on from the farmhouse.
But we have so many good memories.
I go back and it is a big, empty house.
It feels odd.  
Its not quite home, but neither is the rental.

 But we have already had so many good times in Alabama.
We love my husbands new work schedule.
Much more family time.

 So here is to a new year, new blog, new friends and new beginnings.
Pray it all goes well for us!


  1. Congrats on your new blog and welcome to the south. Although I live in the Midwest now I LOVED living in the south and I know you will, too. Glad to be a new follower. xo Diana

  2. Happy New Year! Love your new blog and we just moved back to Alabama too! We're in Spanish Fort :)

  3. Welcome to Huntsville! We have only been here for a little over a year now. I too had to start my buisness all over again after moving, but I have found a wonderful shop for my booth at Vintage Fairy Tales in Huntsville. Hope all goes well with your new blog.

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  5. Welcome to Huntsville! In no time you will be drinking Milo's sweet tea, eating BBQ with white sauce and saying "y'alls mom and 'em"
    Look forward to reading about your adventures and seeing you at the store :)

  6. Brooke,
    Amazing new blog!
    Praying that you will find many new friends and followers here!
    Love the format and the larger photos!

  7. Yay, you're back online! Thought of you today. We were at our favorite thrift store (you know the one) and I got an amazing deal on shelf brackets for our new home! I will miss this store terribly when we move even though there are some great stores in KY too. Can't wait to see what treasures you find down there and see what Morgan creates!

  8. Brooke, Happy New Year and I'm so glad you're back! Suddenly Southern is the Perfect name, I love it! So excited for your new adventure, thank you for taking us along! And thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  9. I believe Alabama will feel like home in no time. And yea for more family time!

  10. Good to hear from you Brooke! This is a great name for a blog. You make this rental all your own with your cute touches. I am glad your husband is having more family time and you are enjoying Alabama. Much luck to your new move and have fun with it. The weather down there is so much nicer than here you should be able to get outside almost all year! That's a plus.

  11. Being a Southern girl myself I welcome you to the south. I am also happy to see you back to blogging. Your name Suddenly Southern is a great name. I admire your outlook on relocating. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm and look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

  12. Hi Brooke! So glad I happened upon your new blog. I'm a bit behind in reading, but really enjoyed your old one and am looking forward to reading Suddenly Southern. I too am suddenly a southerner! In Virginia, we were half north, half south. We moved to South Carolina a year ago and are now 100% southern! My Connecticut (way northern) husband is even eating grits now! So glad you're enjoying AL and hope that your farmhouse sells quickly and you find your perfect southern home!<3

  13. Welcome to the south Brooke. I think you'll love it!

  14. I have miss your blog, but looking forward to your new one.
    Your new home is going to be BEAUTIFUL. Looking forward to
    see what all you are doing to it.

  15. So nice to hear from you again, Brooke! I've wondered about you frequently over the last several months but just assumed that you were VERY busy and no time to blog. I'll have some catching up to do since I've missed the beginning of the new blog, I think. Will be interested to hear all about the big transitions you've been going through.


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