What In The World Has Tess Been Doing?

"Faith is putting all of your eggs in God's basket, then
 counting your blessings before they hatch." -Ramona C. Caroll

7914 E Oak St, Scottsdale, Arizona real estate

We sold our home two months ago with the intention of finding another in the city, closer to hub's work, the airport, hiking trails and more;)

We first thought we'd like a condo but soon decided against one due to monthly HOA fees and all that goes with them.

Instead we chose to purchase another home. We love Arizona so much we see this as our last move. However I'm always open to change, unimaginable gifts, abundant blessings and unlimited opportunities, so one never knows!

We were determined to stay within our budget and find a home that fit our lifestyle. After four weeks we finally accomplished what we set out to do. 

I haven't been commenting or writing as much as usual due to this and a few other changes in my life. I appreciate your patience and will return to my normal schedule of commenting and posting in a few weeks with even more gusto, encouragement and passion for living a bold life.

All the hours previously spend commuting to the city, airport, hiking trails, etc will be spent improving my online presence and methods of serving you. I thank each one of you for your support and presence in my life. I am truly grateful! xo

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  • Keith October 15, 2010, 8:10 am

    Hello Tess!!

    WooHoo! I knew thing s would go your way. I am so happy for you both.

    Of course, you’ve got my support as always! What would we do without Tess?

    Let me know if I can help you in any way my friend. 🙂

  • The Exception October 15, 2010, 9:01 am

    Hi Tess –
    Arizona is a wonderful state. I like to think that I started learning about beauty there as it is a state that is so beautiful to behold and breathe in and yet to many that beauty is lost as the passion and simplicity/complexity of the deserts do not fit the “beauty” mold.
    Congratulations on the house sale and on the new house…
    And you have my support all the way.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much for your ongoing support. I appreciate you.

  • Alex Yong October 15, 2010, 10:49 am

    Thanks for the update, Tess.

    I don’t know how you do it in the U.S. but in Malaysia there are lots of work involved when moving homes.

    Anyway, take care and I wish both you and your hubby all the best in your new found home.
    .-= Alex Yong´s last post…Go MOH and Make Others Happy Today =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:13 pm

      I’m not so sure it has to be complicated here. Some of us make it so. We sold our house in just a few months and believe me it’s not an ideal location. It took us longer to purchase one but we didn’t want to exceed our budget and we wanted a special location. The wait was worth it, as always.
      .-= Tess The Bold Life´s last post…What In The World Has Tess Been Doing =-.

  • cj zondervan October 15, 2010, 10:54 am

    thinking of you both during your exciting transition. wish i was there to help you.

  • Stacey October 15, 2010, 11:01 am


    Welcome to your new home! I hope all parts of your move go smoothly! How exciting to be closer to all the things you enjoy to do. Have a beautiful time settling into your new surroundings.
    .-= Stacey´s last post…A Grey Day =-.

  • Lance October 15, 2010, 11:49 am

    Woo-Hoo!! I’m sure there’s an extra sense of peace in being at this place you’re at now…knowing you found this home (and one that puts you both closer to what really matters).

    Hmmm…I really should visit your new abode…don’t you think!!
    .-= Lance´s last post…Music For The Soul =-.

  • Lori October 15, 2010, 12:31 pm

    Tess, thank you for serving me. (Am I your one millionth customer, and if so, can you make me a bowl of soup?) 😉

    Hooray for your new adventures. One of my goals for 2011 is to come visit you, I’ll take you around my old stomping grounds (ASU) and we can laugh so loud people will need ear plugs. Thanks for letting us know what you’ve beep up to.
    .-= Lori´s last post…Shifting Sand =-.

  • Hilary October 15, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Hi Tess .. ghastly and wonderful time .. congratulations in both respects .. selling and then finding a new abode .. just makes so much sense to be nearer everything .. happy days once you settle in .. Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last post…Spaghetti anyone Made in China or does it grow on trees =-.

  • Jannie Funster October 15, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Well, Bold Tess — if I have to wait for your comments I will until the end of time, for you are a dear friend who has touched me beyond compare. You are ever in my heart.

    But, wait — I see you now on my blog, just a minute ago – whoo-hoo!!!

    So…. is that your new house?? in the photo?

    Is it stocked upo n donuts? And beer?

    Have you painted much yard furniture there yet?

    Do you get up and yodel with joy on the roof??

    xoxo to the moon and back.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last post…Live From The Tree House =-.

  • Alex Blackwell October 15, 2010, 3:33 pm

    We are grateful for you Tess.

    Love the quote, too.


  • Sandra Lee October 15, 2010, 4:52 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on finding your new place! I’ll be sending good vibes for a smooth move. Hugs!
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last post…My magic potion for knocking anxiety on its head =-.

  • Evita October 15, 2010, 5:17 pm

    Hi Tess

    The home is awesome! It looks so nice and just resonates you all over!!! I love it!

    And way to go for sticking to your dream, having that vision and following through! And while it may be the last move for now, I know you will stay open to all of life’s amazing surprises and gifts 🙂

    Wishing you a smooth, happy and conscious move!
    .-= Evita´s last post…Reflections- Insights and Overview of Vipassana Meditation Course =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:20 pm

      A concious move…I like the sounds of that!

  • Angela Artemis October 15, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Congratulations! The house looks beautiful!
    I’m next! My house is under contract and my closing date is Nov 8. Yay!
    .-= Angela Artemis´s last post…5 Exercises to Tap Into Your Intuitive Genius =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:21 pm

      Hi Angela,
      Thanks for your support in this. I appreciate our friendship and I’m sending my angels your way. I see it happening. I hold your vision.

  • Patty - Why Not Start Now? October 15, 2010, 5:45 pm

    Hey Tess – Congrats on the new house! Sounds like it’s the perfect place for you to set down roots.

    p.s. Love the photo of the house and that desert landscaping. Brings back very fond memories of my time in Tempe.
    .-= Patty – Why Not Start Now?´s last post…Kind of Like in Life =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:22 pm

      Didn’t know you lived her or were you just visiting Tempe. Or did you go to ASU like Lori. Do tell…

  • Betsy at Zen Mama October 15, 2010, 6:13 pm

    Congratulations Tess! Here’s the simple life! Your place looks beautiful! I love Arizona. My parents are in Sedona but hoping to move soon nearer to the kids here in Colorado.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:23 pm

      Yes I sure have simplified. This house is half the size it looks and we love that about it. We will be an hr closer to Sedona!

  • Barrie Davenport October 15, 2010, 6:30 pm

    Congrats on your BOLD move Tess! I hope you get settled in and create all kinds of great blessings and wonderful memories in your new home.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:24 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and let the good times and memories roll!

  • Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord October 15, 2010, 8:35 pm

    Congratulations, Tess! You’re a great example that one never needs to know the “how’s,” just the “wow’s,” as Mike Dooley would say. Manifesting on a dream, baby! And your presence is never NOT felt. You’re boundless, and the world welcomes it.

    Love & joy,

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:25 pm

      If I wait for the hows there’ll be no wows. I just love you. Thanks for the Mike’isms. xo

  • Davina Haisell October 15, 2010, 10:59 pm

    Congratulations, Tess! Did you find one with a garden *and* a pool? 🙂

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:26 pm

      Neither…the back yard is empty awaiting our dreams!

  • Farouk October 16, 2010, 1:22 am

    congrats for your new home
    and welcome back Tess 🙂

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:25 pm

      Thanks and thanks. I appreciate you.

  • Julia October 16, 2010, 2:14 am

    Just make sure you don’t fill ALL that extra time with the internet! Get out & about in your new space!
    .-= Julia´s last post…School cuts – where =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:26 pm

      Don’t worry about that…it’s so beautiful in Scottsdale I’ll probably spend less time online. LOL

  • Gail Brenner (AFlourishingLife) October 16, 2010, 5:20 pm

    Hi Tess,

    Wishing you and hubs much happiness in your new home.

    Lots of love,

  • Wilma Ham October 16, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Congrats Tess, you have done it again, manifesting your desires.
    Soon it will be my turn to talk about what we are manifesting, I hope we will be on the move soon too.
    Isn’t life fun to live this way. Love Wilma

  • Nea | Self Improvement Saga October 16, 2010, 6:47 pm

    Oh wow…boldness pays off for you, my friend. Congrats on your new home. Love and hugs to you.
    .-= Nea | Self Improvement Saga´s last post…25 Amazing Self Improvement Ideas =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:29 pm

      Thanks Nea. And love and hugs back to you my friend.

  • Brenda October 16, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Beautiful home in a beautiful area for a beautiful person (and her husband)! Wishing you lots of blue skies and rainbows and happy trials dear Tess!!
    .-= Brenda´s last post…The Magic in You =-.

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much. I’ll think of you on the trails, under the blue skies each time I see a rainbow;) xo

  • Joy October 16, 2010, 10:28 pm

    Hi Tess,
    Lots of changes..and amazing manifesting:)
    Sending butterflies and glitter your way..

    • Tess The Bold Life October 17, 2010, 5:30 pm

      I love your butterflies and glitter…they make life sparkle.

  • jonathanfigaro October 17, 2010, 2:50 pm

    “Faith is putting all of your eggs in God’s basket, then
    counting your blessings before they hatch.” -Ramona C. Caroll

    It best to always be grateful for what you have and where your at. I’m grateful to see, you’ve been finding what you desire.

  • Karl Staib - Work Happy Now October 18, 2010, 8:30 am

    Congrats on the new home! Hope it’s everything you need. I know how busy life can get and commenting takes time. I’m just glad you found a home that you like.

  • Marko -- Calm Growth October 18, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I plan to move to another city in December… currently I’m preparing territory for this… 🙂

    I think that change help us to grow, so I’m glad that you make these changes in your life Tess…

  • Aileen October 18, 2010, 11:16 pm

    How wonderful & exciting! CONGRATULATIONS on finding your new home and on having such strong faith – it is a bold action to sell a house before you find your next one – I love the quote you used “Faith is putting all of your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.”

    ** for moving boxes, I’ve been able to find free ones on Craigslist.org – hopefully you can find plenty. I saw in the comments that you haven’t enough yet.

    Enjoy this big adventure!
    .-= Aileen´s last post…Kaizen Vision’s New Look =-.

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