Thursday, January 13, 2011


We closed on our house today!!!
We are the elated owners of one. big. ol'. mess... laced with wondrous possibilities.  

I still somehow see what it is going to be.  We've been scouring blogs for ideas of bungalow/craftsman-style house renovations (and are open to suggestions please :)  I didn't foresee being in the position to choose everything from paint to cabinets to countertops to appliances to fireplace mantel to bathrooms to light fixtures...I have a feeling craigslist and e-bay will become close acquaintances of ours.

This house was such an answer to prayer.  
1.  My ideals in a house were: wood floors, fireplace, basement.  Other than that, it didn't matter.  This house also had the added bonus of cat-pee and painted butterflies on the walls...
2.  We put an offer on it within 24 hours of being on the market.  Being a cash-only sale, we were told there had already been an accepted offer.  After a weeks-worth of dreams, I asked Andy if there was any way he could check if there was still a chance.  Because he loves me (and, because I can be a little persistent :), he called the realtor one more time.  A few hours later we were asked to put in another offer.  AND, a few days later they accepted it!  Unbelievable, really.    
3.  After our offer was accepted, I couldn't wait to walk inside for the first time.  Never thought we'd buy a house I hadn't seen...

I'm not sure what we have gotten ourselves into.  But we're ecstatic!
So, before our house project overtakes this blog, I have some crafts to fill you in on.

Remember those vintage door knobs?
Merry Christmas to my brothers and sisters:

And, Merry Christmas to me :)  
I cannot wait to hang this in our "new" home.



  1. Congratulations on your new home! It's beautiful. I would love to someday own a craftsman style, they are just so beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with it! What city is it in?

  2. Thanks Tara. We're pretty pumped! We're still in WL, the city we can never seem to leave :) I'll have to message you the longer story...we just continue to see God's plan unfold, in ways we never would've dreamed.