We Have a House!

Well… we’ve had a house all along. But we’ve been renting it out to another military family. Initially, we tossed around the idea of moving back into Jon’s old house. (Well technically Jon would be the only one moving “back into it”…It is the same house he lived in while we were dating, but we did not live together before we were married so I’ve technically never lived there.) Anyway, since we had renters living there now… we have been looking at buying another house. And, as discussed in a previous post, have not really been having much luck on the hunt.

Well… we’ve been praying for guidance and direction as to where the Lord wants us… and we are pretty certain we have our answer! Jon talked to our renters last night and they have found another home they were hoping to move into. Which worked out perfectly for us! God opened another door for them which opened the door for us to move back into the house we already have! And everyone is happy now! No more house hunting or living out of a hotel when we get out there. We couldn’t be more relieved. :)

After all of the houses we looked at a few weeks ago, we now appreciate the one we have more than ever! Don’t get me wrong, we were ready to roll up our sleeves and do some work to “fixer up”… but half the houses had unpermitted converted garages, water or termite damage and other nightmares you wouldn’t want to touch with a ten foot pole. Fixing cosmetic issues is something we can handle, but knowing you’re buying a money pit (before you can even address the cosmetic issues) is more than we wanted to deal with.

So now we know where we’re moving… I can’t wait to start making it a home!

I don’t know about you, but my style has changed quite a bit over the recent years. Maybe not changed but more of evolved. I still love my rustic country, western chic, farmhouse mix… but on top of that I’m loving cottage, “junktiques” and shabby styles. Oh my, such an eclectic mix of taste. How on earth will I ever make all of those  styles blend? haha

I do know that I am ready for a change. Something fresh.

Nothing huge… perhaps new colors, slipcovers, window treatments… that sort of thing.

Here are a few picture inspirations:

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I am in love with ruffles! I can’t get enough of this tablecloth and yellow chairs!

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Burlap with a ruffle edge? Be still my heart.

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More ruffles! I love the idea of slipcovering chairs.

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These are cute too!

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I love the freshness of white. And I adore these slipcovers.

I am just trying to be realistic with two small dogs and a baby on the way… is white practical?

But it is so bright, fresh and soft looking. How many times can you wash a white slipcover? 😉

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Y’all KNOW I can’t function without some red.

I like this kitchen. The white is fresh, the yellow is fun and the red accents make this room delightful!

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And red gingham accents. I love the cottage-y look.

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I have always been drawn to  warm buttercream yellow walls with red accents. And I love the retro, vintage-y flair.

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Now, seriously.

I need to devise a plot to get Jon to let us have this floor.

Chicken pot pie for a year? Lasagna at his demand? I welcome any and all ideas. 😉

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White and red again. Dreamy.

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But check out this pale green! with aqua,  red and a pop of yellow!

I can’t take it anymore! I have to look away! 😉

Those are a few of my inspirations. Is it odd that I am more afraid of the absence of color than I am of painting a wall red? haha Seriously though. I’m scared that if I paint a room white, it will end up looking like dull, boring “builder” white. As in, we moved in but didn’t paint. So maybe a little color?

Oh, decisions decisions.

I know it’s not life or death (and certainly isn’t going to be treated as such) but a blank canvas is a very rare thing… and I can’t wait to get started! :)

I’d love to hear any ideas you guys have. :)

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