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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Living the American Dream and LOVING IT!!

It's been 1 year today since we've moved into our FIRST PLACE, TODAY. We moved in a month before actual closing (October 30th). Short Sales are nightmares and we almost lost the house several times, not to mention the stress of moving in a month early and not knowing if we were going to close or get kicked out. It was worth the wait, the stress and the tears!! We've turned this 2000 sq ft house into a home. The best part, we bought it so low, in this economy I believe we actually have equity in the house. One persons loss was our gain!

I thought moving from a 1 bathroom place to a 2 1/4 bathroom house would be the best thing in the world. Boy was I wrong. No one told me I'd now be cleaning 3 toilets, 2 bathtubs, 3 sinks and 3 floors.

Besides the cleaning of toilets, we love our house. We've enjoyed decorating it, entertaining in it and fixing it up.

Here are some before and after pictures of our FIRST PLACE!! We still have a lot to do, we are taking it day by day, month by month. We've learned that with a house, the projects are never ending.

Low down on the house:

3 Bedroom
2 1/4 bath
Loft
Game Room
Family Room
Cozy Kitchen
Tr es Ceilings
2 car garage
Hot tub
Premium Lot
Amazing neighbors (Hi A, D, A, R, R) lol

I know all the walls are white. The BF won't let me paint. I think when we do decide to paint, we will have to hire a professional as our ceilings are really high and I well we just don't paint rooms very well.



BEFORE

AFTER

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AFTER

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AFTER



9 comments:

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Congrats!! Looks like a lot of work, but totally worth it. I love how you made it into such a great home!

Vodka Logic said...

Good job, I have some painting to do if you get bored..

xx

Krimmyk said...

Congrats on finding just the right house. All of the work is worth it as you look back on everything!

Amy said...

Happy one year to you.

Lisa Anne said...

Painting. LOL All our walls are white. We have not painted a thing. I want to but the BF says no. lol

Our next project taking the carpet out of the master bedroom. Who carpets a bathroom?

TwentySomethingMomma said...

Gorgeous! You've done an awesome job on the place - I love seeing how much it's changed with the Before/After pictures.

MiMi said...

Gorgeous house! Love the colors in the kitchen. : )
Hey, I have a saying for you, when you decide to paint: Life is too short for beige.
I think it works well for white too. : )

Golf holidays said...

It is a very objective thing "The American Dream." Historically it would be the living in a land that allows the freedoms set forth in the Bill of Rights. Culturally, it is probably rising to our greatest potential in terms of material possession and position within our community, state, nation.

business travel said...

It's short, sweet, and fairly accurate. Maybe you could include something about the chances we take, the things we risk, and the lucky events in our lives that get us to where we want to be.