A Major Milestone

Today was a big, weird day. Brad and I actually became homeowners. Can you believe it? Because I can’t.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - New House

We’ve been under contract since the end of July, so as you can imagine, this has been a long road. In fact, it took us so long to close that once it finally happened, it was almost anticlimactic. After we left the closing attorney’s office with our new set of keys, we immediately headed to the house to meet the locksmith and security company, then waited for hours while they made our new home safe. As the time passed, I found myself thinking about all the things we had to do, and I started to feel a little anxious.

But later that evening, we went to pick up our dog so she could inspect the premises. She ran straight outside to the fenced yard and literally galloped across the grass with that big, happy, tongue-out look on her face, and I knew immediately that it had all been worth it. She loves the new house (she sniffed every square inch to make sure), and so do we!

Get ready for this blog to fill up with tons of home projects and renovations! We’ll be testing out paint colors this week. In the meantime, I can’t wait to share pictures of the house and our plans for changing tons of things. Stick around!


  • Congratulations! What a cute place!

  • Penny

    omg I feel your pain. We’ve been under contract since late July and close next week! I tip virtual champagne in your general direction!

    • Ahhh, hang in there! It’s such an amazing feeling when it’s finally done! Virtual champagne right back at ya!

  • Sara_R

    Congrats! It’s so cute, I can’t wait to see the inside and all the projects you have in store. And I love the bit about your dog, currently we have a patio at our townhouse but no yard and if we ever buy a house a yard for the dog would definitely be a top priority.

    • I think that’s the main reason we even started house shopping! 🙂 Amazing what we do for our doggies.

  • Congratulations! The house is beautiful, and it’s SO nice to have a backyard for dogs – ours love it!

    • Hooray for backyards! My dog NEEDS to get her energy out. Badly.

  • lauren05


  • Congrats on the new digs!

  • Ali Strunka


  • EHRMAHGEHRD THIS IS SO EXCITING I MIGHT PIDDLE MY PANTS! Oh wait. That’s what the dogs are supposed to do. Not humans. BUT STILL!

    • Heheheheh. Don’t ruin your pants, girl! I bet you’re wearing really cute polka dot ones or something!

  • Layla


  • SingleNester

    Many happy memories are wished for you.