Blue House | Family | First House | Gifts | Holiday | Life

15 Wedding Gifts We’re Still Using – Nearly 10 Years Later!

I was recently cleaning out and decluttering my kitchen when I realized we still use quite a few things around our house that we received as wedding gifts back in 2008 – nearly 10 years ago! So, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of the items we’re still using throughout our […]

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Blue House | Family | First House | Life | Moving | Renovation

Why We Decided Not to Move

Last week I shared a post where I briefly mentioned that we had considered moving. The decision to stay in our blue house was not an easy one, and it was definitely a decision where we considered multiple factors. Arriving at the decision to take on adding two expensive outdoor features (pool and detached garage) […]

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Decor | DIY Art | First House | Moving

DIY Keepsake Art

A few months ago, I mentioned that I wanted to make some keepsake art in order to commemorate our first home together. It’s no secret that I adored our first house, so some keepsake art seemed in order. I found inspiration for this project awhile ago at Our Fifth House. Is that not a precious […]

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Family | First House | Life | Moving

Saying Goodbye to Our First Home

The boxes have been packed. Most of the furniture is out of the house. I’ve scheduled shut-off dates for the cable, utilities, and electrical. And now it’s time to say goodbye. Before I do that, though, I thought it might be fun to look back and remember some of what we’ve experienced while living in […]

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First House | House Tour

House Tour: The Exterior

I’m wondering if the areas outside a house are always in a constant state of updating, or if that’s just us. Either way, the exterior of our home seemed like the never-ending project. We purchased our first home in 2009, but we ignored the outside areas for about a year. There were just too many […]

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First House | House Tour

House Tour: Laundry Space

I’m not sure if you noticed my carefully-worded title. We don’t officially have a laundry room in our current house. Instead, we do our laundry in the garage.   It isn’t pretty. This is actually the photo used on the MLS listing for our house. I’m pretty sure it isn’t the reason our house sold, if […]

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Decor | First House

A Comparison of Rooms by Textiles

I’m kind of in love with Sarah Richardson lately. I DVR all of her shows on HGTV and often peruse her website for fun. I find her work so inspiring and fun. The one thing that always stands out to me in her designs is her use of textiles. In fact, she suggests using 10 […]

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First House | Life | Moving | Organization

Our Moving Plan

Moving preparations are moving along in our house. With only 16 days left in our beloved first home, I’m beginning to feel the pains of moving. I shared my moving binder contents last week, and it has been a huge help in keeping me organized. I’m finding that the weekly to-do lists I typed up […]

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First House | Life | Moving

Look What Showed Up In My Front Yard

Moving preparations are in full swing around here, but I wanted to take a quick moment to show you the sale pending sign that showed up in our yard a couple of weeks ago. Also, if you’re in the Chattanooga area and in need of a realtor, we highly recommend Judy Webster with Keller Williams […]

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First House | Life | Moving

I Have Some Big News to Share

Our house is officially under contract! We received an offer October 17, and after some brief negotiations, we were officially under contract the next day. It was a whirlwind of paperwork, emails and phone calls, but we’re blessed that we were able to accept an offer on our home that we feel really good about. […]

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