We Got the House!

We got the house!! Funny how fast everything moves once you find a house, right? We closed on Friday afternoon and today, my awesome Friends,  I am so excited to share pictures with you!!

We have been working like crazy for the last few days, and my poor body is feeling it ha ha! We had loads of family help this weekend and we are so grateful!

Now for the grand tour I finally get to share!

Here is our new house!!

This house has been a rental for the last few years so the landscaping has become quite overgrown. That will be a fun project for the Spring. If any of ya’ll have seen my outdoor space, you know I love to get my hands in the dirt! (See me most recent front yard garden tour HERE.)

Front porches aren’t very common around here, so I am so excited to have a front porch!

On to the inside…

As soon as you enter the front door, you are greeted by the staircase:

Looking forward to removing that carpet!

There’s not much of a foyer, but we will come in through the garage anyway so I feel like that would have been wasted square footage for us.

To the right is a small sitting room which I plan to use as my office:

I’d love to close it off with French doors eventually. My “office” is just a desk in the living room right now so it will be nice to have a dedicated office space!

To the left is the dining room:

 

When you pass the stairs, you head into the kitchen:

I’m pretty sure paint will be on the agenda for this space real soon. The super dark burgundy cabinets aren’t my style at all. I do love the black counters though.

Around the corner to the right is an eat-in area and  the living room:

There are a ton of windows in this house and I love all the natural light.

If  you turn left after entering the kitchen, you’ll see this hallway and where it leads to:

You can see that I marked that last door on the right my storage room. I am so thrilled to have that space. It is quite small for a bedroom and it is right across form the garage so this will be a perfect spot to store all of my project pieces so they don’t get so dusty sitting in the garage!

Here is the main floor bathroom :

It also has a shower/tub combo. That door leads to a small pool. It looks like swamp water right now and seriously has all stages of frogs in it at the moment, so I’ll wait on pictures for now.

Our laundry room is also off that hallway:

And so is our garage and stairs that lead to the room over the garage:

This space has officially been named ” The Game Room” by my youngest, so this will be a hangout space for the boys.

All of our bedrooms are on the second floor. Here is the master bedroom:

There are windows on either side that I didn’t quite get in the photo. We also have two closets to the right that also didn’t make it into the photo.

Master bath:

 

The boys’ rooms just look like bedrooms. 🙂

Boys’ bath:

And one of my favorite things about this house is all the green space in the back of the house:

I know to some who live in more rural areas, this may not be a huge deal, but for us, living in a neighborhood that actually has some green space is a big deal!

It is kind of odd that this house is ten years old but looks just like it did when the builder finished it. There are no personal touches at all, but it is the perfect blank slate to make our own!

We have been busy bees the last few days and I can’t wait to share some of our progress so far! My list of things I wanted done before move-in day has shrunk considerably. I am choosing not to stress over it though! We will be in this house for years to come and things will eventually get done.

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what we’ve gotten done so far, and I’ll have another new furniture makeover for ya’ll on Tuesday! Moving day is Friday and is fast approaching, so that’s it for now.

I hope ya’ll enjoyed the tour! 🙂

XOXO,

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  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Your house; soon to be made into a home is gorgeous and Congratulations on your new residence.

  2. Hello Christy,
    I’m Brigitte from Germany and my English knowlegde is really not good. I subscribed your newsletter and get touched from your tour through the new house. I’m flashed about the rooms, the windows, the garden, the architecture style and also about the options you may have to change used traces in your way and your fantastic DIY-Talent. It will be very funny to follow your changes. Thank you for showing us the start of you new project of the next few years 😉 Do you decide to stay in this house for life – or only to change it to a little paradise and then go to the next project? Very interested greetings, Brigitte

    • Hi Brigitte! Your English is fantastic! Thank you so much for your kind words and for following along with me all the way from Germany! Hopefully we will stay in this house for a long time. 🙂

  3. Congrats Christy!! I am excited to watch as this house evolves into your home!

  4. Congratulations on your beautiful new home!

  5. Christina in FL says:

    CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTY AND FAMILY!!!
    You went to the real estate store and came back with a big, beautiful blank canvas to paint your own artistic home. SWEET! I’ll enjoy watching what you create.
    It’s a beautiful home and oh so bright. 🙂 The green space is wonderful.
    Side note: Lots of frogs is a lovely alternative to lots of mosquitos. :))

    • Thank you so much, Christina! The lighting is wonderful. And we did save as many baby frogs as we could before we shocked the pool…glad now that we did! XO

  6. What a lovely big house. You will soon make it your own.
    Hope you will be very happy there.

  7. Congratulations, Christy! The house is beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what you do with this blank canvas.

    • Thank you, Teresa! I am looking so forward to putting my own touches on this space! XOXO

  8. Jamie Kennemer says:

    Yay! Congratulations! Soo pretty too! Can’t wait to see you put your own personal touch- it will surely be beautiful! 😁

  9. Congratulations! It will be such fun to read about all your design decisions. It is a beautiful space.

    • Thank you, Debra! I have more space to play with now, so I know it will look half empty after we move all of our furniture over! It will be fun taking my time looking for special pieces to fill the space! XOXO

  10. Beautiful home! Can’t wait to see what you do to it! Congrats!

  11. I love the front porch! How exciting to have new spaces to make your own. Especially since you don’t have to remove someone else’s decor! I can’t wait to follow along as you make this pretty house your home. 😊

    • Thank you, Cecilia…I love that porch too! And yes I am so lucky that I don’t have to undo someone else’s design choices! Looking forward to sharing how this home comes together! XOXO

  12. Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with the decor and the yard!! Your other gardens were so beautiful.

    • Aww thank you, Sharon! I will miss my gardens for sure, but I am excited to have a new space to play with. They might have to wait until Spring though! XO

  13. Elizabeth Devine says:

    Lovely bones….can hardly wait for you to do your magic…getting almost as excited as you…lol Big hugs

  14. Christy — What a wonderful house!! I love all the room you have. You are going to have such a great time decorating and I know with your talent, it is going to be fabulous. I am so glad I am along for your journey.

    I hope you and your family have so many happy and healthy years there and make wonderful memories to last your lifetime.

    Now let’s not sit back too long, let’s get to work!! Denise

    • Thank you, Denise! I am so looking forward to tackling this house and sharing my progress! I’m glad you’ll be following along with me!! XO

  15. Love the house and can’t wait to see your personal touches in the future. Love the porch and all the windows. My house has 3 porches (one is a screened porch) and lots and lots of windows. I worked inside for so many years without a windows to look out so when we built this house 11 years ago, windows were a must.

  16. Candy Walsh says:

    What a gorgeous home! I can’t wait to see all of the great things you’ll do~congrats on such a beautiful place!

  17. It’s lovely, Christy, and I can’t wait to see how you add your own personal touch to it. The boys are going to love having that big yard to play in!

    • Thank you, Paula! I have so many ideas swirling around in my head ha ha. And yes, my boys are going to love the outdoor space!! XOXO

  18. Marianne Tiffany says:

    Congrats ofn the new digs….I am so excited for you and to see you transform this space with that creative mind of yours. Hopefully your hubby saved his vacation time😳

  19. CONGRATULATIONS Christy!!! It’s a beautiful home, and in really good shape for a rental. I’m looking forward to all you’re going to do to it and make it gorgeous!! And a PORCH!! There is nothing better than a front porch! Wishing you and your family years of happiness in your new home! Fill it with Much Love and Tons of Laughter!!

    • Thank you SO much, Amy!! It is in great shape for sure and we are very grateful for that. And yes…I love the porch! I’ve always wanted a porch swing and the side porch is the perfect spot for one! I can’t wait till moving day and look forward to sharing all the changes with you guys! XOXO

  20. Congratulations on your new house! We bought our house two years ago and renovated for 8 months before we moved in. Ours was in good shape, but we had to take down a wall, gut the kitchen and replace all the floors. Even after doing all that, we still have some projects to do. You’ll find there’s always something you want to do, but that’s part of making your home part of the family. It has to grow and change as your family needs change. Have fun making your new house your home! (Super jealous of your storage room!)

    • Thank you, Loribeth! Sounds like you had a lot of fixing to do before moving in, but hopefully you were able to make it exactly what you wanted. I know I’ll have plenty of projects to keep me busy for a while! And honestly, I am probably most excited about having a dedicated storage space ha ha! XO

  21. Lovely house Christy – although I loved your last place too. Can’t wait to see it when you make it your own!

    • Thank you, Nancy! It will be sad to say goodbye to our old home, but looking forward to new projects! XO

  22. Sue Leake says:

    Can’t wait to see the posts ahead. I always enjoy your projects! Have a blast.

  23. Sandra powell says:

    Wow beautiful congrats Christy!! We are moving as well, it’s a bit of a fixer up, but the bones of it are great like yours!! Can’t wait to see your all your ideas 👍

    • Thank you so much, Sandra and congrats to you too! I love a good fixer upper…so fun to watch them come back to life! XOXO

  24. Oh wow….Christy it’s such a nice house! The amount of land in the backyard looks amazing. AND….I did see some stained glass in your front door! You got some of that back:) It looks really nice and bright with that view. It’s so pretty! I am sure you will have a lot of fun decorating this!

    • Thank you, Kathleen! I love having all that outdoor space, especially after having a tiny back yard for so long. And yes…I love the front door! XOXO

  25. Congratulations. What a cute house and I really like it. I am sure you will make it a beautiful home. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. You deserve it, it came to a special person with the right talents to make it pretty.

  26. Ann williams says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your pictures. I know you’re extremely busy but I just love seeing them!! Your new house is BEAUTIFUL. From the outside it looks like an older home (the style and architecture), not one that is only 10 years old. I’ll repeat myself, but It is just beautiful! Congratulations and I know you will do your magic on it inside to make it even more beautiful.

    • Oh it is absolutely my pleasure, Ann! I couldn’t wait to share…and thank you!! We have already made a couple of changes on the inside and I can’t wait to share on Thursday!! XOXO

  27. Kimberly says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you do with this space!

    • Thank you, Kimberly! I am really looking forward to sharing all the changes with you guys! XO

  28. It’s beautiful! Congrats 🙂

  29. Marcie Lovett says:

    Can’t wait to see how you make this over in your style, Christy! Good luck with the move and all the projects.

    • Thank you, Marcie!! You know I can’t wait to make my mark on this home ha ha! XOXO

  30. Barbara Whitten says:

    Looks great- can’t wait to see all you will do to make it your HOME! Thank you for all your projects and how-tos. I have learned so much from your blog…and chalk paint which I am addicted to now:) We have a booth here in GA and it is so fun-keeps us busy! I look forward to your blog every day!

    • Thank you so much, Barbara! You totally made my day! I love hearing that you have been inspired by something I’ve shared. Having a creative outlet is the best, right?? Thank you for following along with me!! XOXO

  31. Congratulations on your house! It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to see what you do with it! Hope moving day goes smoothly for you.

  32. Nichole Terry says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to see all the things you do to personalize it!!

  33. Sherry Stuifbergen says:

    So happy for you…a new challenge. You had about “mastered” your other house. Can’t wait to see your slip-covered sectional in the new space…all your new/old furniture in place you have labored over. Really excited for you…watching it evolve with your personality.

    • Thank you so much, Sherry! Yep when you run out of projects, it’s time to move, right? I can’t wait to get my furniture in there and start playing! XOXO

  34. Hi Christy, First congratulations!!! How exciting! The home looks like it has great bones and I have no doubt you will turn it into a beautiful space for your family. Nice big master, love the front porch, and totally agree, great green space. Look forward to seeing all your projects but don’t stress to do everything fast! Live in it for a while and see how it lives with you. We’ll all be hear to see all the transfiguration in the months ahead. Blessings to you and your family!

    • Thank you so much, Gwen! The layout is just perfect for our family’s needs. And that is the best advice…don’t rush things and see how we live in the spaces. I plan on doing just that! XOXO

  35. Nice! So happy for you. Can’t wait to see you work your magic!

  36. Raylene Desanto says:

    Christy,

    Congratulations to you and your family on your new home! May all of you make new memories as you turn this pretty house into your own while adding your creative touches!

    Can’t wait to see your creative visions take place!
    Enjoy!

    • Thank you, Raylene! We can’t wait till move-in day to start making those memories! XO

  37. chris tucker says:

    i know when you get done with it, it will be beyond gorgeous xx

  38. Congratulations! Your new house is gorgeous, I love the back yard all the green spaces. I know you are going to make this house spectacular! Try not to overdo, I know it’s hard, but take care of yourself too.

    • Thank you, Sally! I appreciate your advice and plan to take it! I am determined not to stress over the details. We will have years to make this house ours! 🙂

  39. I just love your house!! Looks like a great floor plan and I can’t wait to see how you make it yours, even though I think it’s beautiful now. I understand how you love the “green” outside view. That makes me very happy too. It just lifts my spirits for some reason. I have a relatively small yard but I’ve added trees and bushes, as well as a bird feeder and a bird bath. I’ve finally got all the birds you could want and they provide hours of entertainment for my indoor cats.

    BTW, I’m trying my hand at updating furniture. I’ve found some great deals on mirrors and they are easy to paint. New ones seem to be really overpriced so this might be of interest to you.

    • Thank you, Pam! I really love the floor plan as well…it really fits our family’s needs. And yes the green space…love looking out at all that green! Sounds like you’ve got a lovely outdoor space as well. And why are mirrors so expensive? You can find them easily at thrift shops and paint them, just like you have done! 😊

  40. Gorgeous new house! Can’t wait to follow along on your adventures to make it a home!

  41. Karen Moore says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it after your finishing touches.

  42. Debbie in TX says:

    Such a beautiful house with fabulous amounts of space and wonderful back yard. Love it. I know you can’t wait to start personalizing it. I think the kitchen looks like a great hangout, too! Best wishes for a smooth, easy moving day.

    • Thank you so much, Debbie! I love that the kitchen is in the center of the house, so it will really be the hub of the home. Thank you for the well wishes for a smooth moving day!

  43. Congrats! It’s beautiful. Wishing you all the happiness in your new home.

  44. Beautiful home, Christy! How nice to have a front veranda and loads of green space in the back. Love how bright the rooms are, you’re going to love that office! While looking at the front of the house I couldn’t help but wonder how you were going to go all out for Halloween in this house. ha ha Looking forward to seeing how you put your personal touches on this beautiful home. All the best on move-in day!

    • Thank you, Marie! This house just suited our needs perfectly. And yes…I am so looking forward to having a dedicated office space! I too have thought about how we are going to decorate this house for Halloween. We shall see…It will be here before you know it! 💗

  45. It’s just beautiful. I know that when you finish it will be a showplace. So happy for you!!!!

  46. Linda Petersen says:

    Hi Christy, love the house! Can’t wait to follow the transformation😀. Congratulations🎉X0X0

  47. Thank you for the tour of your spacious new house. I can see the potential for a wonderful home. I just moved last year and had to do many renovations. I look forward to seeing your creativity at work in this new space. Happy dreaming. Blessed living.

    • Thank you, Cori! I am so excited to share our new home! You understand exactly what I’m going through at the moment…lots of excitement going on around here ha ha! XO

  48. Congratulations Christy! You have a lovely new home! I will be excited to see how you transform it!

  49. It’s beautiful! I can’t wait to see your stamp on it!

  50. Christy, I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see all the progress. 😊

  51. Absolutely GORGEOUS home Christy! I can’t wait to see you work your magic in every room. xo

    • Thank you so much, Denise! I can’t waited to start playing with the décor!! XOXO

  52. So happy for you! It already is a pretty house, but I am sure once you put your amazing special touches into it, well, it will be gorgeous! Wishing you many happy years in your new home!

    • Aww thank you, Mary! I appreciate that! It really is a beautiful home already, and I feel so blessed to get to live there! XOXO

  53. Oh Christy – I am so jealous! BUT congratulations and thank you for sharing pictures!!! I absolutely can NOT wait to see what you will do to each beautiful room 🙂 Happy (yuk) moving – that part I am not jealous of at all!

    • Ha ha thank you, Holly! We are so excited! OK maybe not so excited about actually moving our entire houseful, but excited to get our staff over there! 😊

  54. Lovely home. Reminds me a lot of one I once had. You will have fun decorating!

  55. Constance Colvin says:

    Wow Christy! a completely blank slate! It’ll be so awesome for us to wqtch you work your creative magic on the house 😀 I’m suspecting that there will be no time for March Madness again next year 🙁 …….or maybe you’ll have March Madness: The House Edition! You’re my very favorite DIY’er to be intimidated by!

    • Aww you are so awesome!! Yes… March Madness, The House Edition I love it! I really really really missed March madness this year, but now you know it was because we were really trying to get our house on the market and had so many home projects to work on. Hoping there will be time for it next year. Thank you so much for following along with me, Constance! I truly appreciate it! XOXO

  56. Congratulations on your new house! I’m anxious to see all the changes you will make.

  57. The house is stunning! I would love to have a house that big and modern. My house was built in 1950. I’m confident that you will make it even more beautiful with your personal touches. Congrats!

    • Thank you so much, Melva! I feel truly blessed to be able to call this our home. Looking forward to putting our own stamp on it! XOXO

  58. Congrats on your new house! It’s a pretty kitchen but can see that it’s not your style. Moving is so much work so hoping it goes smoothly for you.

    • Thank you, Deena! The kitchen is lovely, but you know those cabinets will be white before too long ha ha. Thank you for the well wishes for a smooth moving day…I appreciate that! XOXO

  59. Congrats, cant wait to see you turn this into your home. You have the best ideas and with your talent I am sure this new home will be fantastic!!!!!1

  60. Thank you so much for taking time out of the busyness to give us a tour of your new spaces! Your house is lovely, and I’m already picturing some of the changes you will make. : ) Fun times ahead! Praying all goes well with pre-move work, and that moving day is smooth and injury-free!

    • Oh you know it is totally my pleasure, Becky, thank you! I couldn’t wait to share pictures with you guys! I have so many ideas swirling around in my head, but I’m just going to take my time with it. Thank you for the well wishes for moving day…we need those! XOXO

  61. Congrats on your new home! I’m sure that you’ll add your personal touch to every room very soon. I can’t wait to see your transformations. We moved 3 months ago and were in a small rental space for 1 year before we moved in…it meant moving everything twice. We moved cities to be close to our kids and grandkids. Moving has to be one of those top ten stresses in life.
    Enjoy your new digs!

    • Thank you, Heidi! Wow two moves in one year…that is a lot of stress! Hope you are settled for awhile now. XO

  62. Oh, Christy!! It is beautiful, and yes, I can see you puttering around in that yard. Yay for you all!

    • Thank you, sweet friend! The yard will probably have to wait until spring, but I can’t wait to make it beautiful again! XOXO

  63. Very pretty. Congrats! Looking to your posts about what you do with it. Thanks for sharing.

  64. Julie Briones says:

    Such a FUN tour, Christy! CONGRATS! You are going to have such fun turning it into your “home”. (Love the black counters… what are they made of?) Nice thing that you have cabinet painting under your belt already! Bathrooms are really nice, too! Double sinks! Yay!

    • Thank you, Julie! We are so excited for moving day. I can’t wait to get my stuff in there and start moving things around. I think the counters are granite, and I actually really love the black! I’m thinking they’ll be a really nice contrast to white cabinets! XOXO

  65. Oh Christy, I am so happy for you and your family! What a great house for you to turn into your new home! Love the spaceouness and the awesome back yard! Can’t wait to see what you will do with this! You are so talented!

  66. Gorgeous home with all the right bones to make it your own.

  67. I can’t wait to see all of your creative touches in the new house!

  68. I love your new home, and can’t wait to see how you make it your own!

  69. Mary Kaiser says:

    Wow, what I see is beautiful, can’t wait to see the “Christy touch” you do to it. How fun, so happy for you.

    • Thank you, Mary! We feel really blessed to be able to call this our home. Can’t wait to share all the changes I make! XOXO

  70. Congratulations. It’s an exciting time for you. Enjoy.

  71. Elaine Guenther says:

    Dear Christy and Family. I know you will do your magic on this beautiful house. Can’t wait for you to share your ideas and accomplishments with us. Good luck in all your new adventures. I couldn’t be more happy for you. Enjoy, Honey!………..e

    • Thank you so much, Elaine! I am so excited to have new projects to work on, and can’t wait to share them! XOXO

  72. Suzanne Walters says:

    This is a very beautiful home and yard. As others have said I can’t wait to see what you do with it. You are SO creative and really know how to beautify even the most forlorn pieces – can you remodel me, lol? Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you, Suzanne! You are so sweet…girl if only I could work some magic on humans…I’d be first in line ha ha! XOXO

  73. Beautiful !!! What made you decide to leave your previous home? From what I could see, it was a lovely home as well. Can’t wait to see your new projects. When you complete your yard, feel free to come and do mine. LOL What town are you located in ? Good luck !!!

    • Thank you, Linda! We have simply outgrown our old home. Our downstairs is basically one giant room that serves three purposes, and with only three bedrooms, there is no other space to retreat to. Especially having a teenager now, we needed more space to spread out a little. Also we currently live a mile from the beach, so the lots that come with these homes are tiny, and we back up to a 55mph roadway, so we are looking forward to enjoying our larger outdoor space in the peace and quiet in our new home. Our new yard will be a project for the Spring…looking forward to tackling that! We are in Virginia Beach. 🙂

  74. I know light cabinetry is the in thing right now, but I sure love those dark cabinets. They look so rich.

    • They are beautiful cabinets for sure. I have cherry cabinets in my master bath at this house and love them, just love a white kitchen. 🙂

  75. Wow, congratulations again! I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with it. So happy for you all. Love the view at the back with the greenery. Such a restful/peaceful feeling looking out! Best wishes and hope you all get some rest too. Be well. Sonja

    • Thank you, Sonja! This house has house such a serene feel, and I credit the greenery out the windows for that. Blessed to have some outdoor space this time! XOXO

  76. So exciting! Lovely home already, can’t wait to see what you add to it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  77. What a beautiful home! I too am really excited to see what your creative mind does with your new spaces. Its going to be a fun journey for you and all of us who follow you!
    Congrats!!!!

    • Thank you, Dienna! I can’t wait to get to the fun part…decorating! Sitting here contemplating whether to paint the other rooms first…decisions decisions ha ha! 🙂

  78. Christy, now you have a beautiful new house that we get to enjoy also as you make it your home. I can’t wait to see all of your projects as you work your magic.

  79. Christy!! So exciting – congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you do with this beautiful blank slate. It is such a pretty house and I know it will be stunning with your touches!

    • Thanks so much, Krista!! We are so excited about this house…it looks like a train hit it right now but we’ll get there ha ha! XOXO

  80. Maureen Deaton says:

    Maureen:
    Hi Christy! The house is a wonderful blank slate for your creativity! You are one of the few bloggers I follow (time restrictions due to my schedule), and each time I browse your creations, I’m so amazed and inspired! Your step-by-step directions, detailed resources, and easy-to-read information leaves me feeling I can tackle a similar project, too.

    By the way, my husband is from Florence, SC, and we spent numerous years dating and vacationing with our young family in Little River and North Myrtle Beach (near a small neighborhood with a park just a couple of blocks from the beach). It’s changed so much with all the theaters, golf courses, and shops! Long gone are the days when MB shut down in September after Labor Day- haha!

    Congrats, again, on your new home. Look forward to seeing all of your renovations!
    Maureen
    Staunton, VA

    • Aww Maureen, your sweet comment totally made my day, thank you!!! I love that you leave here feeling inspired! I haven’t been to Myrtle Beach in years…we keep saying we need to take a trip! XOXO

  81. Beautiful house Christy as is,but i’m sure you’ll turn it into a beautiful home.Love all the green space as well,you don’t find a lot of that anymore! Really like your hardwood floors.We put those in at the end of last year,what an improvement from carpet.

    I’m sure you and your family will enjoy this for years to come.Tfs
    Kathi

    • Thank you, Kathi! We fell in love with all the green space. There is a lot of it throughout our neighborhood and I just love it! Yes…I’ll take wood floors over carpet any day…don’t they make such a difference? XOXO

  82. Carrie Simmons says:

    Your new home is beautiful! I know you’re going to do amazing things to it to take it to another level. You’ll love having so much space for your furniture projects and I have a feeling the porch is going to become a home for many amazing pieces.
    Congratulations and I’ll be eagerly awaiting your posts!

    • Thank you so much, Carrie! I am really looking forward to having more room to work for sure…and that porch…well that just sealed the deal for me! 🙂 XO

  83. Great house!!!!…but didn’t you just get the other one the way you wanted it???
    Gotta keep you busy…so you stay out of trouble!!!
    HA HA you don’t have the hydrangeas anymore!!!!…I would have been rippin those out and takin them with me!!!!!
    Loads of luck and happiness in your new digs!!!

    • Thank you, Addie!! Don’t you know that’s how it goes? Just when you run out of projects, it is time to move ha ha! And yes I am SO sad about leaving my treasured hydrangeas!! This house doesn’t have a nice shady spot for them, so we will need to add a couple of trees…then hydrangeas!! XOXO

      • Christy,i don’t know what state you live in,i’m in S.Calif,and my hydrangeas do very well on the west side of the house,where they get the afternoon sun.I tried them other places,and they did ok on the northside,but not as good as they do on the west side.So you may just have to move them around until you find the right place for them.
        Kathi,who loves her hydrangeas.

  84. Valerie Bethea says:

    Your house is truly beautiful and I love the green space!

  85. Sorry I’m way behind reading blog posts, summertime and house guests have kept me away from my computer.
    Congratulations on your new home, it’s lovely! I know this is going to sound strange but I love the roof line, it gives the house some much character. I’m looking forward to all the blog post on making it your own 🙂

    • No worries, Annie! I totally understand that Summer keeps us a bit busier than normal. I’m so glad you were able to take a minute to check out our new home. I love the roof line as well, so that didn’t sound strange at all. Thanks for stopping by! XOXO

  86. Congratulations (if a bit belated) on your new home! Love the porch…what fun you will have with that. I agree with you about the kitchen cabinets. Can’t wait to see what magic you will perform in there.

    • Thank you, Donna! The porch was a big selling point for me as many houses here do not have pretty front porches. The kitchen will have to wait for now, but not for too long…you know I can’t hold off on that! XOXO

  87. Melinda in Tucson says:

    Wow, how exciting! I am a new subscriber and also as a new homeowner (well, a year ago but still surrounded by boxes and dithering on some furniture choices), I look forward to sharing your journey!

    • Welcome, Melinda! I am sure that a year from now I will still have unpacked boxes as well ha ha! I forgot how much work it is to set up a new house! XO

  88. Ethel Ahrendt says:

    So pleased for you. Good luck and God bless your family and your new home.
    Sincerely,
    Ethel

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