Sunday, November 8, 2015

Finally, a house of our very own!

You may have noticed that I haven't been around much lately.  I have a good reason, I promise!  We bought a house!  Four years after I was laid off and we had to sell our house in a short sale, we finally have a house that is all ours.  We've been in the process for about a year and after a lot of disappointments and no-go's, we signed on October 20th.  We aren't all the way unpacked but I still wanted to share our new house with you.
I love my big kitchen and all the counter space and cupboards.  I also got a pantry and a bar.  We have plans to paint the cupboards, re-finish the counters and put in a new floor.   
We gained about 100 more square feet including this little bonus room next to the kitchen.  However, I lost major closet space and have no where to store my towels right now.  I am thinking of ideas as to how to store them.  Right now they are hanging out on the couch in this room. 
I also got a lovely new dining room with a built in hutch!  My dining room table looks perfect in here and we will be painting the chairs eventually.  It also needs a pretty chandelier.  I can't wait to host a dinner here soon. 
Our living room is small and cozy and I love the natural light.  The dogs love having all these windows to look out of. 
I wanted to decorate a little bit differently than our last house just so it felt new.  Cody says everyday it feels more and more like our home. 
Our house sits on an acre of land and is lined with pine trees.  We've been working all weekend to clean up leaves and pine needles.   
We have a well and a septic tank.  The water is a little stinky so it will just take us some time to figure out what we need to do to fix it.  Having our own home with property and a well and septic is really new to us but we are loving it!  
We will be painting the outside of the house in the spring.  Deciding what color to paint it might be the hardest part! 
Cody absolutely had to have a shop and this shop is so big and perfect for him.  We have room to park our camper and with all the pine trees, it feels like we are up in the mountains.  Can you see that little shed?  That will soon become my craft room! 
Cody is making the deck into an outdoor kitchen.  Sitting on the back porch is so peaceful.  We are looking forward to having people over to enjoy it with us.  And look who we have right out back!  These cows are intrigued by the dogs and I love having them right next to us.  Though we aren't deep in the country, it definitely feels like we are! 
We have so much more unpacking, decorating, painting and organizing to do.  I promise to show you more as we get it done!


bobbie said...

Hello ~ and congratulations on your new home!! I've just discovered your blog and that we are neighbors ~ I'm an Eagle-ite.
I love your decorations you got to do the the C of I anniversary ~ great job!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your new home!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so happy for you, Trisha. We also moved into our new home last year. It's a great feeling, isn't it? It looks like you are close to the country with those cows nearby. Although we aren't in the country either, we live on the edge of a country road, and I like to take drives there sometimes. Your porch is so BIG with lots of room to add your favorite things. And your kitchen looks so cozy. Your home says "welcome" to me. Enjoy the smell of those pine trees. : )

love, ~Sheri

NanaDiana said...

awww...Trisha. I am so very, very happy for you! You so deserve your own home and now you have one again!
You are going to love it, I know. You will have to build some storage in somewhere for your towels and stuff but you will figure that out as you go.
Congratulations! I am SOOO proud of you for fighting your way back to home ownership. xo Diana

ps. It sounds like you might have sulfur in your water. That is pretty common. Now don't laugh but if you want to get rid of the smell for drinking purposes... fill a clean milk jug three quarters full of tap water. Cover, and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Remove the cover and let set on the counter for ten minutes or so, that way the hydrogen sulfide you released from the water will vent out of the jug and it won't smell anymore. Otherwise sometimes a water softener can get rid of some of the smell, too.

Donna said...

Congrats, Trisha! I am so happy for you both! I know you have dreamed of owning another home for so long. You will have so much fun decorating and gardening and entertaining! Wow, an acre sounds amazing! So does that shed and porch. Enjoy it all!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your new home!enjoyx

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my gosh! I'm SO EXCITED for you! Congratulations!! I hope you'll have time to share all your future projects with us. What fun! And, boy oh boy, do I love those cows!

Romantic Country Living said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I am just now getting to see this post/catch up on all the blogs because we have been so busy working on our home. We are definitely in the same situation - so much to do when you move! I love it and can't wait to see all the personal touches you put on it. :)