The last month…

Wow, I haven’t posted in a month! Too long. We’ve been ridiculously busy since closing on the new place, trying to get everything set up & organized before we need to move in. Our current lease is up in December, so over the next month or so we need to start officially moving in! Since we closed we’ve had quite a bit done:

  • Cleared the woods
  • Powerwashed the deck
  • ALL new floors throughout the house
  • Granite countertops
  • New curbing for the garden/landscaping
  • Fenced the yard
  • Paint throughout
  • New mailbox
  • Red door!
  • New stainless steel appliances

Geez. It’s a lot. And expensive, but we got a deal on the short sale—so we should still come out on top for resale! We’re still in the process of painting the cabinets an espresso color and I ordered the new hardware today. We’re going with the “euro-style” drawer pulls (the modern look). It’s been overwhelming, but it’s comforting to know we’ll get the money back out in the end. And we love all the colors and finishes we’ve chosen. =) Here are pics of some of the updates (door got 2+ more coats of red, but you get the idea!):


We’ve also gotten quite a few visitors the past month! Papa & grandma were able to come for a visit. It was a fun time! They took McKenzie for a fun beach day solo, and she had a blast. =) They also got to see her first soccer game, so that was special! Daddy is the assistant coach, but fills in when the head coach is away for work. 10690205_10204144223661431_4363371312224463823_nIMAG5854IMAG5849

Aunt Jennie also came for an amazing visit! It was cut a little shorter than planned due to flight troubles (BOO US Airways!). But it was great to see her! We got to go to a pumpkin patch, carve pumpkins & watch spooky movies (Hocus Pocus & Coraline!), and we also went out to a yummy dinner at The Mash House. Jennie also gave McKenzie a new pair of Cowgirl Boots! They’re pretty much amazing.


In our spare downtime, Jon and I have caught up on The Walking Dead. It’s such a great show, I really enjoyed Season 4! I was also trained for another position at work, which has since changed again…but I’m very grateful that they’re keeping me around! I feel so fortunate to have a work-from-home position. =)

Bennett and I went to do some “paint-your-own-pottery” while Kenzie was at school the other day with some friends. It was so much fun, and he did a really good job (aside from eating the brush…haha)! And here are some more pics of the kiddos, just because I love them oodles. ♥


Liz @ The Lambent Life - October 20, 2014 - 1:16 pm

I LOVE the red door! I’m having house envy. There’s something special about making something into you own, isn’t there?

Dana P. - October 21, 2014 - 8:27 am

I love your red door! All the house pictures look great. Happy to hear you guys are doing well. :)

Angie - October 21, 2014 - 8:58 pm

The house looks great! Is this house the same size as your current rental?

Nicole | Life So Lovely - October 21, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Thank you! It’s a little bigger (about 400 square feet), completely different set-up though since it’s a 2-story, and our rental is a ranch. =)