This Life


This life is crazy. It’s difficult and rewarding and frustrating and awesome all at the same time. We’re officially in the process of purchasing our first home together. In fact, the home belongs to our landlord and therefore she’s allowing us to move in as “renters” as we work out the financing. This is such a blessing as we are beyond ready to move on from the 747 square feet we’re currently inhabiting.

We took measurements of the rooms (the two additional bedrooms are 10×10 and 9×9 which is super tiny but still doable) and we discussed the arrangement of furniture. Ultimately we’d like to knock out a wall, and re-do the kitchen, and add on a screened in porch, but right now we’re just focusing on getting in and settled and adjusted to our new space. First on the list is a new washer/dryer otherwise we’re hitting up the laundromat.

Last night, Craig and I discussed paint colors. We definitely need to give the whole house interior an overhaul but first we’re just focusing on a few rooms. The master bedroom has an accent wall in blood red that has got to go so we looked at several options and settled on Carolina Inn Club Aqua. This color choice is actually a funny coincidence because when searching for the color in examples through Google the first result is that of John and Sherry’s house over at Young House Love. I can’t believe I forgot that they originally painted their master bedroom in their second home that very color. I swear that didn’t influence my pick but it sure solidifies it.

The other color choice of Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe is for the additional bedrooms and the living spaces. It’s a good neutral that will help the home to feel lighter and brighter and more spacious. Some of the rooms have this awful sponge paint job and ALL of the rooms have that awful knock-down texture so although we can paint right now we can’t tackle the wall texture until later.

This weekend will be spent packing and possibly painting and then next weekend will be spend moving. OhMyGoodness how quickly this is all progressing! It feels like just yesterday we were all bummed out about the lack of quality homes to choose from (in our price range) in the neighborhoods in which we were interested. This property literally materialized within the past few weeks and we jumped at the chance. Craig and I couldn’t be more excited.

Speaking of Craig, he’s doing much better getting around and his knee is healing wonderfully. We had another follow up appointment recently and he’s allowed to slowly wean himself off the crutches. In addition, he can start driving again… this is, of course, the best news. He is beyond thrilled to have a bit of his independence back. He’s starting to get back into the kitchen (which is one of his favorite things to do) and he can start gardening again soon. To celebrate, he created his own blog: Account For Growth (no posts yet). This blog will be where he will share all his adventures in gardening and our healthy lifestyle. He has been growing wheat-grass and making smoothies so we will be capturing that on video for y’all soon. Very exciting!

Okay, those are the updates for now. I can’t wait to share more details as we embark on this new adventure! I know that when life gets busy this poor blog gets neglected but having Craig blogging as well should help serve as motivation to share. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!