Friday, January 1, 2016

New House, New Resolutions!


We finally bought a new house in November!  We weren't really looking to buy yet, but it just happened to be the perfect house for us!

The house is in a perfect location in a great neighborhood and has a fantastic yard!  I love the exterior of the house with the long porch and the white columns.  Just look at this backyard!  And it has fruit trees!
There is also a deck that stretches along the whole back of the house.  It's the perfect place for a swimming pool....someday!  Now, that brings us to the inside of the house!  The layout is almost exactly what I was looking for!  It is very hard to find a house that has all the bedrooms on the same end together.  Most every house has a split bedroom design.  Luckily, this house has all the rooms right together.  I just feel weird for my kids to be all the way on the other side of the house from me.  It also has an amazing entryway, a dining room and a den that we are converting to a toy room, but she does need a little facelift.  This house was built the best it could be in 1984 but now I think it's time to give her some new life, a little freshening up, and our own personal touch.  



There is a lot of wallpaper, a lot of oak wood, and a lot of popcorn ceilings.  
So far we have gotten off to a pretty good start.  We have already cleaned up the shop located on the property.  I will have a before and after post on that very soon! 
And, I am almost finished transforming the above room into the kids playroom!  This is where my New Year's resolution comes in!  I want to have the whole house at least partially updated by Sissy's birthday in September!  That gives me a timeline of roughly 1 room per month!  It's kind of a big task, especially with limited time and a VERY limited budget, but I think I can handle it.  I hope!  I also hope you all will enjoy following along on our journey as I blog about each room redo.  We definitely aren't the Gaines, but I will definitely enjoy our little "Fixer Upper!"