September 27, 2016

MARRIED LIFE: 4 Years & Counting

When we embarked on a lifelong wedding anniversary project inspired by Carl & Ellie in Disney Pixar's "UP" we could never have imagined where it would take us...
  Our mission is that once a year we will add a balloon to represent each year of our marriage and take them to a place that was special to us that year of our Married Life...
 
Years 1 & 2 were in Sweden and year 3 in California! We thought it was fun to have those years documented in the places we are both from but we could never have anticipated where we would end up in year 4!
When we journeyed across America from the West Coast to the East Coast on an epic adventure to follow our dreams we weren't sure where they would take us.
 We had a wonderful springtime in Georgia and then some misadventures in Virginia which left us almost homeless. We struggled but thanks to Workaway we were able to have somewhere to stay and get things sorted in Connecticut.
It was there we grew to love North East USA! We've been searching for somewhere that feels like home for both of us and after driving all along the East Coast we think we may have found our place...
...at least for a little while! We never could have imagined that we would get to live in NEW YORK!  Let alone in the same county as Sleepy Hollow, which is of course is the special location we chose for year 4 or our Married Life project! 
 Funny story though, in the middle of shooting on the Headless Horseman Bridge we were asked to move along and we had no idea where to complete the video! We drove all over Washington Irving's stomping grounds and came across a nature center.
In the last light of golden hour, we were able to capture these photos and we think they are a perfect example of what our year has been like. So many UPS and DOWNS but always seeking those unexpected magical moments in between.
-Tales of Sheaves

September 20, 2016

MYSTIC COUNTY CONNECTICUT WORKAWAY ADVENTURES!

Oh, charming beautiful Mystic, Connecticut! We were so blessed to stay and volunteer at 2 historic bed & breakfasts via Workaway during a time when we were almost homeless.
Our hosts treated us like family and was such a healing time for us after what happened in Virginia...
 Exploring the New England seaside at the end of the summer was also such an amazing blessing! 
 From the historic lighthouses to filming locations like "Mystic Pizza" we couldn't get enough of the quaint towns and houses.
 Getting to stay in 2 charming bed & breakfasts like Brigadoon of Mystic...
 ...and Roseledge Country Inn & Farm Shop was also such a treat!
 When we weren't doing housekeeping or scraping paint, we sure did enjoy the properties, so peaceful!
 We ventured out into Harford one weekend and got to see the Mark Twain house plus some other historic buildings in that neighbor which you can see on Lindsay's channel HERE.
 On our last day in New England we went with another Workawayer into Rhode Island to the charming town of Westerly...
 ...and Watch Hill to see the grand Ocean House Hotel with the most magical "hidden beach" that truly felt lost somewhere in time.
We couldn't be more thankful for our time in Connecticut and the people we got to know and love there! Now, onto the next adventure where we finally found a place to live for a few months in NEW YORK! We have a feeling this fall & Halloween season is going to be EPIC!
As always, thanks for coming along for the adventures,
-Tales of Sheaves

September 11, 2016

CRAZY CRAIGSLIST MOVING STORY!

GOOD NEWS + CRAZY STORY!!! We're so thrilled to share that we found SOMEWHERE TO LIVE after being homeless and traveling most of the this year!!! See you in NEW YORK this fall!!!

September 3, 2016

WHY WE'RE HOMELESS & QUIT INNKEEPING!

Here's the tale of how we became homeless after a job in Virginia took advantage of us BIG TIME! 

We hope by sharing our misadventures as innkeepers can help you learn from our mistakes...
We also hope to encourage you to never stop following your dreams wherever they take you even if it doesn't turn out as you hoped, it's all for a reason!
-Tales of Sheaves