I have moved A LOT in my life. Changing schools was no fun but I always loved changing houses! It occured to me the other day that I will probably never have a new house again, and that made me sad. I have never had a chance to build my own home. Choosing a floor plan, flooring, fixtures, paint...the whole idea of helping to design your own home just thrills me! I have re-done plenty of places...but never started from scratch.
So what do I do instead of moving? I re-decorate and move furniture! Poor Mike went on a hunt with me yesterday for "a pillow with a red bird on it." We went everywhere, and he never complained! I ended up ordering it from Overstock.
Some of the rooms in our house are smaller now because of the number of coats of paint I have put on the walls. And I have learned a few things about diy: never attempt Venetian Plaster unless you have strong hands and a LOT of time (and a Venetian); HIRE someone to paint your ceilings and woodwork; tiling can be a really zen experience, and don't be afraid to experiment with color.