Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Quick Peek ~ Our New Home




After touring over 30 homes with our realtor and many open houses on weekends and also through one which is an open door construction/realty company, we have finally found a beautiful place to call our own...

Our second offer  on a home was accepted and we are happy with this sweet home! All week long we have been signing e-documents, picking up a check at the bank, scheduling the home inspection and contractors for things which will need fixing, etc.
And making plans and dreams...
;)


And for some crazy reason this will be our third home with white carpeting! Crazy, I know... 

How this happens I'll never know but I know that we are both attracted to basically white interiors as it always looks so clean and fresh ~ a clean slate, a new beginning.


I am especially in love with the kitchen! The countertops are already a beautiful whiter granite with purple flecks in it ~ I will have to find out what this type of granite is called, sooo pretty!

There are several work triangles in here which we will have to get used to since the kitchen is laid out in a square and we are already looking at adding gas lines to have a gas cooktop, if possible and for a gas dryer hook-up.  Part of this 7 day option period as part of buying a home here in Texas.

Our new master bathroom ~ lovely as is.

The master bathroom vanity does not have the granite the rest of the house has but is still very pretty as is. 

We will be doing a small remodel in the near future as the shower needs repairs due to someone falling in it ~ and should be part of the sellers' concessions and included on our inspection later today.
:)

The guest bathroom ~ equally lovely!

Here is the second bathroom/guest bathroom and it is lovely as is!  After all these years and going from whitewashed red oak cabinets in our first home, then to golden oak and painted white kitchen cabinets in our second home. I am liking these pretty cherry style cabinets here for our third home.

Our current bed ~ a California king ~ has no headboard... yet. ;)


Our queen sized bed frame was cherry and our daughter has it now since we moved up to a king, and oddly enough if she ever decided to move up this way, that bed would be a nice compliment here.

I think our current bed will fit nicely in our new master bedroom, as long as everything continues to move along in the home buying process.

Love love love these floral curtains in Laura's kitchen!!!

I am already dreaming of curtains and bedding updates and getting inspiration from friends' homes.
This is Laura's home which is only an hour away.



Dusty but still intact ~ our 1880's reproduction Louis XV armoire and my
French handcarved buffet, which I use as my bedroom dresser.


I am already space planning where our furniture will go once we get it shipped from California and out of our two storage units there.  

We will have to sell a lot or keep some in another storage facility for the next house ~ our retirement plan is to have a place where Hubby can get back to coaching pole vault to young athletes again.  Complete with pole vault pit and runway.

Yes, we looked at places to have that now but found nothing over this way.  It's a 10 year plan for now.
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19 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you Barb!! Loved seeing the peek of this beautiful home that you've waited and worked for so patiently.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! Paperwork shows up every few days, but I think we are getting closer. :)
      Will share more soon.

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  2. Oh, congratulations, Barb! How exciting -- and we get a sneak peek! I know you've looked a long while. How wonderful to find just the right thing. I hope you'll be very happy there -- and I have a feeling you will be!

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    1. Would you believe my brain is already thinking about where to plant new rose bushes?? Yep, doesn't take long to jump to the garden since the house is basically done. :)

      I think we will be, too. Thank you, Jeanie,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  3. It is gorgeous and I know you are going to make it so beautiful! I am so happy for you!

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    1. Thank you, Amber! I am looking forward to settling in after we go get a load from storage. ;) Have to see what the budget allows us to bring.

      Thanks again,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. How wonderful, I’m so happy for you, Barbara

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts.
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  5. What a beautiful home. You made a good choice. Now the fun of decorating and settling in. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Thel! We are looking forward to that all happening around the end of February/early weeks in March. :)

      Thanks again,
      Barb :)

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  6. Congratulations Barbara. Your home is beautiful and I know you are going to have a great time decorating it in your own special way, elegantly!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I am already looking at the kitchen lights and thinking, can I live with those?? I think my son and DIL would like them better... I am an old-fashioned chandelier girl and I have one which would look nice there and could find another. ;) We'll have to see...

      Thanks again,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  7. I am delighted to meet you too Barbara. Yes, I think we do have a lot in common we love to share. I'm your latest follower. Sorry I'm so long visiting but I've been away from the blog for a little while. This home has so many things I like about it too. Hope all goes well with the purchase. Your update ideas sound a lot like what I would do. Look forward to following your changes. Happy weekend.........

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    1. Thank you, Amy! {I hope I have your name right from looking up your blog again. :) ) We are looking forward to moving in around the end of February. Then making a big trip to California to pick up some or all of our household goods. Will have a big garage sale or two afterwards.

      Looking forward to the little remodels down the road,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  8. Your new home looks lovely and that kitchen........... WOW. It's so roomy. I can just picture a big happy family all cooking and baking together in that space.

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    1. Mr. Ethereal is VERY HAPPY with the kitchen because he does like his times in there without being bumped into... Lol! I'm already thinking about where to store all our kitchen things.... Part of the house warming fun. :)

      Thanks again for your sweet comments, Michelle,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  9. So many pretty places to decorate! Where is the sink located in the kitchen? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    1. Hi Julie! It's in a peninsula just to the front of the photo I took above. I think I took the photo right over it, actually. It just is to the right but out of the picture. ;) I know... the decorating possibilities... It's a blogger thang and regular people just don't understand! Lol!!! ;)

      Hubby is very happy with this kitchen and it's a big reason why we picked this home. <3

      Thanks again for the well wishes, Julie,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  10. Congratulations. I know you will be thrilled to be in the house.

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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