Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller
I am so so so excited to finally tell you all that we bought a house! It is pretty crazy how the whole thing came about and the timing of it was such a God thing. I don’t even know where to begin. Well, yes I do…
The day after this blog post went live (granted when I wrote it, it was late Sunday night), we put an offer in on a house that we had been to see 3 times over the last 6 months. That’s right. Before our house even sold, we went to look at this house. It had everything on our wish list and then some, but it is an older home, so we knew we would have to do some updates on it which sort of scared us away for a while. After looking at it 2 more times, thing a contractor over there and having the house inspected (with no major set backs, thank God!) we decided to pull the trigger. We put a really low offer in on the house thinking they would either be offended and walk away or counter. To our
surprise shock and amazement, they accepted our offer. No counter or anything. Just accepted!
I wanted to wait a week or so to let it sink in and make sure everything was really going to happen before telling you about it. We are so beyond excited and thrilled to be staying in our hometown and to embark on this daring adventure. We don’t close until March, so we still have a bit of a waiting period, but in the meantime, I will be cleaning out and purging as much as I can as well as pinning every bit of home decor, paint colors and more! We will not be moving in until the end of March due to some of the renovations we will be doing. That will also give us plenty of time to paint before all of our things are there which is good. I’ll of course blog updates on the house and show you guys before and after pictures. One of my biggest passions is home decor and hosting people in our home. I’m excited to be in our own house again so that we can have people over but also a clean slate as far as home decor and style.
In our other house, we had a hodge lodge of furniture and “stuff” that we had both brought from our single lives into our house and it didn’t mix well. I’ll looking forward to buying our first dining room table and having the look that I have always wanted. Hands down, the best part of the entire house is that it has a front porch. The first to-do on my list is to hand a swing on it. I have always dreamed of having a front porch and now we have a gorgeous one. It’s more than I could ever have asked for. I am continuing to trust in God’s timing and praying for the rest of this process to go smoothly. I can’t wait to show you our new home soon!
In other news this weekend, I got to go to Target all by my lonesome for the first time in forever I almost didn’t know how to act. haha I stocked up on Valentine’s Day goodies for Ryan and the kiddos. Later that day, we celebrated my sister’s 21st birthday – the big one! It was a really fun time spent with family and reminded me of just how blessed we truly are.
So tell me, what is your favorite asset of your home?
Ashlee Michelle says
YAY! So so happy for you guys! I can’t wait for the moment when we can buy a house. We are renting right now, which is perfectly fine by us for the time being but I definitely can’t wait to buy a house and be actual home owners. Our home is pretty small so we don’t have the luxury of having a dining room and dining room table – which one day I can’t wait to have. But, my favorite piece in our house is our brand new electric fireplace/entertainment center that we have in front of our front window. I love looking at it, sitting by it, it’s just so calming and homey!
Can’t wait to read more about this new adventure for you little family! Good Luck!
Becca Dorr says
Congrats on the new house!! We’ll be house hunting soon, too! I’ve always wanted a front porch swing, as well, and it’s definitely something I’ll be looking to do with house #2.
Ana De Jesus says
Aw well done on getting the house of your dreams that is awesome. Good luck with moving and I hope you manage to get your renovations done on time.
Wow, so excited for you, Logan! I know this is a long time coming. It must be such a relief! I’m excited to see pics and how you style you new home! My house is an older one, and while it has its setbacks, I love the old glass doorknobs, the wide door and window frames, our two fireplaces, and our archways in the main living space!
Kaleigh Scruggs says
Congratulations! That is really exciting! Haha, when I go to Target alone, it’s pretty dangerous 🙂
Debra Hawkins says
Oh my word! That is so exciting! What a fantasticly awesome thing that they accepted the low offer! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Things have a way of working out for the best.
Congratulations on your new adventure! My best advice to you is this: the more stuff you get rid of now, the less you’ll have to move. 🙂
Veronica Pototska says
So happy for you and your house! I also think that life is all about deals and you can really negotiate almost about anything! Good luck!
Kiersten Millican says
Happy about your house! Going to Target alone is dangerous for me, though, I buy so much!!
Author TP Keane says
Fantastic saying, love daring adventures… not quite brave enough for them all the time though 🙂
Deb Clem-Buckert says
Love the quote! So happy you found a new home!
Amber Ily Lampi says
Congrats! I love the sound of that porch.
Laura Londergan says
my favorite thing in my house is how big my master bedroom is. I love it – tons of space and cozy. Congrats on your new home as I know you will make it great!
Natalia Pessoa says
Congrats on the house! That quote is very inspiring <3
Mary Bacher says
My brother just celebrated his 21st on the 20th. What a huge milestone. It’s kind of crazy watching siblings grow up! Anyhoooo… congratulations on your new home! It sounds absolutely darling.
Ellen Edmonson says
Congratulations on the house! It can be difficult to trust God’s timing, but I’ve found that his timing is always perfect.
Eileen Murphy Kelly says
AW, congratulations. How exciting on the house. I am glad you got alone time at Target. I remember those days longing for 5 minutes to browse! Can’t wait to hear more about the big move
I love reading inspiring quotes like this. Congrats on the house!
Jennifer Vanderbeek says
Yay!!!! This sounds so much like how we found our house (fixer-upper, super-low offer), only we didn’t hesitate so much as put an offer in immediately 😉 Good luck and smooth sailing with the closing!!!
Positively Stacey says
Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what al you do with the home to make it yours! Such a wonderful adventure.
HilLesha O'Nan says
I love your finds! Tonight, I stocked up on some Valentine’s Day goodies at Target, too.
Congratulations on your new home! What an exciting new adventure!
Rose Sahetapy says
Wow, congratulation on your new home! It’s another journey in life. Btw, this is a very fun post to read.
I don’t go to Target anymore LOL…kidding but I try my best to stay away.
Great findings for Valentine’s Day, Target is very good for that!
Shana Lee says
Congrats on the new home! A visit to Target by yourself is always a blessing. Lol
Sarah White says
Congratulations on your new home!