Thursday, January 4, 2018

Moving Inspiration: Closing Day!

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Holy crap, I thought this day would never come.

Remember when I started the Moving Inspiration series, when we were officially starting our house hunting journey, TWO YEARS AGO? Those of you who are regular readers know that every time we seriously began looking, road blocks in our personal lives (heavy stuff like pregnancies, births, illnesses, and sadly, deaths) created pauses. We also admittedly had a very difficult time finding something in the area where we've been living (and love) that was in our budget and didn't need excessive amounts of work we realistically couldn't commit to doing. Finally, back in October, we put an offer in on short sale home that we loved. And then, a couple of weeks later, the sellers backed out. We were so disappointed. It ended up being a major blessing in disguise though, because at the end of the November, the cutest little house (in our neighborhood!) popped up, and in two days, we were under contract. There were other offers too (it was on the market for less than 48 hours), so we are very, very grateful.

And today, we close on this house. I could cry typing this out. I can't wait to share the space and our projects with you. It's a much different style in terms of decor than our style, and we don't have much of a budget to redo it, but I know that over time, it's going to be so great.

Most of this series has consisted of posts where I focus on one room at a time (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc.). In the last few posts, I've been less specific and just shared general interior images that I love. I'm doing that again today too, in celebration of closing on our new home. Right now everything is about paperwork and packing and giving away money, so it helps to look at these and remember the fun parts of home buying. I can't wait to share our new space with you all.

I also wanted to let you all know that while the blog will remain active, it will be little quieter than normal over the next week while we get everything moved and attempt to get semi-settled before Robbie takes back off on tour for the band's busiest period of the year in a few days. I'm sure I'll be oversharing the process in my Instagram Stories, so come hang out with me over there on days the blog is quiet. By mid month everything will be back to normal. I have so much great content I can't wait to share with you all. Once again, happy new year!



  1. Congratulations, Melissa! This is such exciting news. We were lucky in our home search this time around, but buying our first property years ago was an exercise in total frustration with a lot of roadblocks, so I've felt for you throughout this process - but ultimately, I hope your new home will make it all feel worthwhile :)

  2. That is great news! I couldn't be happier for you, Melissa!


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