Thursday, July 31, 2014


Ya'll, I don't even know where to begin. I've clearly been MIA, but I promise for good reason. We closed on our first home last week!! It's been such a whirlwind, but I couldn't love this little bungalow anymore. We began moving last weekend and it really is true you don't know how much crap you have until you move. Real life. Anyhoo, our evenings have been complete with obsessively doing yardwork, arranging furniture and planning our next furniture purchase. Exhausting, folks. But, more rewarding than I could ever imagine! Being a homeowner is all sorts of exciting.

A little background on our home. If any of you are familiar, it is a "Sears Kit Home" which was built in 1930 (we still have the clawfoot tub! Uhhhbsessed). Which basically back in the day were homes that arrived in literal kits on a train car. And cost about what a mortgage payment now costs -- for the entire home! The plan's name was "Winona" so our house still lives by that name :) Here are some photos of  Winona so far!

This is one of my  favorite features in the home. It is an original wood cabinet in the dining room.  It's still a work in progress, but here is a little snippet of the first items to go in!

We have some of the sweetest friends, ya'll. These guys sacrificed their entire weekend to help us Smith's move into our first home. So thankful. Of course, Bailey had to get in on the action too ;-)

One of my first projects (this weekend) is to paint our front door a new shade. I think it will really brighten up our porch and give the facade a much needed face lift contrasting against the gray. I ended up choosing the top color which is "big sky view" by Valspar. I hope it gives our place a fun, coastal, cottage feel!

My inspiration for our living room was the below photo:

Here is a picture of our living room so far! It's coming together, just searching for the perfect new throw pillows to tie everything together.

I will keep ya'll posted with updates as they come! :) 



1 comment

  1. Cutest bungalow! I’d spend all my time on that front porch!