Monday, June 29, 2015

house #7

There was no reason to leave House #6 except our desire to have a little more room.  So throughout the years we would look at "house porn."  For us, that's a website that shows all (or most) of the houses for sale in our area with photo tours of the houses called

It always seemed that when one of us found "the house of our dreams", the other had to talk them down off the ledge.  It's not the right time.  That house costs too much.  We're not in a position to do a fixer upper.  Or it had what we came to call a FATAL FLAW.

The fatal flaw is the one aspect of a house that we couldn't even consider buying it because of.  For instance, the house was out in the country.... fatal flaw.  The house had 3 bedrooms.... fatal flaw.  The kitchen had a horrible layout... or was too small... or the backyard was 10 feet deep... You get the picture.  These were all fatal flaws along the way.

Until one day back in January.  Mister saw a house online that had no interior pictures.  And it wasn't on our usual website.  But it promised large square footage, in a desirable neighborhood in town (near our current house), and space for everyone.  We needed to go see it in order to find the fatal flaw.

But when we walked in, all we saw was potential.  Here was a house that had three bedrooms downstairs that were perfect for a master suite, office, and guest room, plus two huge rooms upstairs already painted the colors our kids needed.  They had their own bathroom!  They were across the house from our master bedroom!  There's a neighborhood pool!  The list of must-haves to move us out of our settled state kept getting ticked off.

And that's when the big move began.  The rest, as they say, is history.

home sweet home

Thank you for following along in our story.  Thank you for encouraging me.  Thank you for reading my blog!
Now, it's time to talk turkey.  How a teacher learned to decorate a home with what she had.  Hopefully you'll stay on this ride with me.  Hopefully you'll be inspired.  And hopefully you'll be encouraged to decorate your own home in a way that brings joy to your days.

We all live in a dream home.  Some are big, some are small, but they all contain the lives we were purposed to live.  Let's get decorating!

1 comment:

  1. Love it Kim! Don't stop blogging. You need to share your decorating and remodeling tips with us all.