a couple of posts back, I mentioned that we had a little secret...

I was sooo hesitant saying anything publicly until we signed the papers.
I was a nervous wreck for a whole month, because I was sure our dream home would slip right through our fingers and something would fall through.

and man--I feel like God is right in the center of our lives.
He knew exactly the perfect timing for us to buy a home, and led us to our perfect dream home.
we have been in our new home for 10 days, and we are just in love!
I think my eyes literally turn into little hearts when I come downstairs in the morning and the sun is shining through our whole house...and I just pause and revel in the moment that THIS IS MINE.
and we could not be happier!

somehow, we found the perfect home with the most beautiful backyard and taylor, of course, has plans to make it even more beautiful.
it was so fun to see Taylor mowing the lawn on Friday night.
he is OBSESSED with landscaping (he once worked for landscaping, and his dream has always been to own a beautiful yard).
he was so dang giddy as he was mowing his lawn the other night, and I just sat and watched him in the most cheesy manner ever.
our yard has a built in sandbox on the side of the house, and I said to taylor, "I guess we won't have to worry about that for a few years." taylor said, "are you kidding? I'm buying sand tomorrow so I can play in it." HAHAH you laugh...but he's serious. building intricate sand castles might be his favorite thing ever. HA 

we are still getting things together, buying furniture (so fun, and yet...I don't think tay and I have ever been more frustrated with each other than when trying to buy furniture HA. for a boy, he is very opinionated about the decor of our home ;)), painting furniture, unpacking...it has been a whirlwind.

so excuse me for not being on this little bloggity blog of mine.
I have been having way too much fun building the inside of our dream home.

so here are a few little sneak-peak-snippet-pictures of our home.
a few of my favorite things...
(once more furniture/decorations are in, I will show more :))
^plantation shutters on EVERY window! a dream....^

^these light fixtures!^

^the beautiful wainscoting throughout the first floor^

^our real hardware floors with alternating planks^

^beautiful gray cabinets, with...

 ^this beautiful white tiled backsplash...up every single wall in the kitchen!^

^this cutest hexagon window at the stair landing^

^a real brick fireplace with the most beautiful mantle (not pictured). perfect for all of my seasonal decorations ;)

 ^little bay windows throughout the house^

^open shelving in the kitchen...and again with the backsplash...I mean, c'mon!^

can you see why we are in love?
can't wait to share more soon!

we are so so so happy and cannot wait to continue to build our future in this home of OURS!


  1. Oh my goodness, how exciting! From the pictures it looks like theeeeeee cutest home on the planet; congratulations!

  2. Congrats! It's so much fun being a homeowner :)

  3. Woo!! So fun :) can't wait to come visit!!

  4. SO stinkin' cute- I can tell already!!! :) Congrats on becoming home owners!!!

  5. So fun! Congrats :) :) hope to see more as you guys get settled in!

  6. Congrats girlie!! I love all those details you shared!!!!! Beautiful!! Can't wait to see Taylor's sand castles as well... That boy!!

  7. Congratulations, girl! SO VERY EXCITING! It looks gorgeous from these little sneak peeks. Can't wait to see more of your dream home! :)

  8. OHHH my gosh! it's stunning! Can't wait to see more!!!

  9. So very happy for you both. Owning a home is such a surreal feeling. I am so glad it all worked out the way that it should and you are enjoying every second of being a homeowner. Your house looks absolutely beautiful. I know you will continue to make it your very own throughout the upcoming weeks and months.

  10. How lovely! Congratulations to you two! I love those little glimpses!

  11. Congratulations!!! Your kitchen looks BEAUTIFUL! Such a fun time in life.

  12. POST MORE PICTURES. You're killing me. This is amazing!!!

  13. Okay I know what the whole house looks like but still - where are more pictures?!?!

  14. WHOA. I MISSED SO MUCH.. this is HEAVEN. really, its perfect. I'm in love.