Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Hello bloggers,

I have the best news to share with you all! We finally have a house!!! It's been a long journey but it's over. I think this has been one of the hardest decisions to make in my life. I told you earlier in the week that we had decided against the last house. Much to my surprise the first house we made an offer on decided to go much lower on their price. It was the butterfly house too (see my earlier post here). Both sellers lowered their price on Monday. I was in complete shock. Since we had decided against the 2nd house we looked at last weekend it really was a no brainer. This house is two times the size of the other one. We will have plenty of room to grow. Although it has a farmhouse feel outside the inside doesn't quite reflect the style that you ladies know I love. I decided that this was something I could compromise on. I can hardly wait to start decorating and making it prim pretty!

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to know that in just over a month we will finaly settle in to our new place and put down roots. My husbands parents live 1.8 miles from us, my kids will go to the same school we attended growing up. Also, my sisters live in this area too. My military friends and family can all relate to this but here's a summary of how I feel.

After living in rentals and military housing for 19 years I can paint this house any color I want, yeah!

I can put up some stenciling and not worry about where to put all of this furniture I keep acquiring, hee, hee!

It will be nice not worry about old icky carpeting, outdated wallpaper and bad remodel jobs. I am happy to put these things behind me. I just won't miss fixing someone elses mistakes and bad work.

I can plant a garden in my yard, put as many holes in the walls as I want and it won't matter because it belongs to us.

Over the next few weeks I will be asking for some input about this house. We need to paint almost every room. Some of them are a light green color. I'm thinking of a warm candlelight color or light tan. I want it to be my blank slate for all my prim decorations. The cabinets aren't something I would have picked out. They are a dark cherry. However, they are good quality. I will also eventually be changing out the fireplace mantles. They are just a little too modern looking. I have 3 to decorate! Yippee! I'll be back with more pictures soon. I promise.

Thanks for all your prayers and comments, it means so much.



  1. How exciting Carey...YIPPEEE, you got a house:) Congrats and I'm sure you'll have it primmed up in no time!

  2. So happy for you. How fun it will be for you to start out fresh. Wow!! Good luck.

  3. Congratulations! What an amazing moment for you!

  4. Wonderful news Carey! How excited you must be! Can't wait to see what your redo's!

  5. Oh this is the best post I have read all week! I am so happy for you!! I think military families should be given houses for what they give up to keep us all free. It shouldn't be so hard to have nice houses all your own. I hope you have the best time making it your own. My best advice, start with a really warm wall color that you would enjoy in many rooms, that would look good with stencils and get that done first. Then the rest can fall into place over time.

    I can't wait to follow you on this journey!

    hugs, Linda

  6. Oh, this is so exciting! It's going to be so much fun decorating the way you want and making it home! Show us pictures when you can!

  7. Karen's KeepsakesAugust 13, 2009 at 6:31 AM

    Carey, congratulations on your new home, it looks beautiful and I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun decorating it! What wonderful news. How exciting! My daughter is married to a Marine, actually he is out in September and has been to Iraq 2 times. They are expecting their first baby! My third grandchild! I am the Karen from Missouri and yesterday I went to The Old House at Hog Hollow and they remembered you and said oh she was so nice. I told them about the blogging site and how much fun it has brought to my life. I love all the pictures of pretty homes and decorating ideas and although I have never blogged myself I feel like I am beginning to know people and look for their blogs! Will be waiting to see pictures of your new house decorated, yeah! Karen

  8. Finally!! See good things come to those who patiently wait. I am so excited for you Carey. The time will go by so fast and you will be settled in your new house for good.
    Blessings to you,

  9. ekkkkk! decorating!!!!! what a blessing...enjoy the the houses...and the price...ooh i am so glad you asked for help...we gals need our friends to help us walls are a beeswax candle color and i love them as a backdrop...kinda like a darker latte' it in the fall!!!! especially with ol' tattered finds...and pumpkins...yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I am so pleased for you. I too am looking forward to the time when I am no longer in military housing. Your points on decorating etc made me laugh so much.

  11. WOOHOO Carey! I am so happy for you and your family.I can only imagine how elated you are.Can't wait to see pics.:0)Sherri

  12. That is wonderful news, congrats. Hoping you will share more pictures after your move.

  13. Carey, congratulations on your new home. I know this has a been a long process for you and your family. I'm so proud of you guys! Can't wait to see the inside! The outside is just beautiful! When's the housewarming party?!

  14. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all!!