Monday, November 25, 2013

our BIG news!

Hi! I hope that you had a great weekend! Things are moving in the right direction, so I can finally tell you the great news!

We're buying a house!! :) Surprised? Considering we just moved to Ohio .. let me explain. It's in Maryland, close to our parents. We're hoping to move back to Maryland in April, but nothing is set in stone. We move for David's job, so even if we don't move back it will be nice to have a place to call home (close to our parent's so that they can watch things while we're gone) and to centralize all of our things. One of the biggest stressors from moving was figuring out what to do with all of our stuff. If you're a diy/design blogger, you know how much space it takes up. It's definitely not practical to move everything from place to place for 6 months to a year or so. Moving next time should be much easier (I hope :)

We're SO excited to start some new DIYs!!

David's also excited to have a two car garage .. you probably don't know, but he loves fixing up cars .. he has one stripped down to the frame (and a lot of extra parts) floating around his parent's garage, so at least half of the garage will be devoted to that. The rest will be for our DIY stuff. BUT there is a side room (used to be for a pottery kiln) that we'll set up to use as the wood shop. It will be so nice to keep the dust contained.

Enough talk :) Here's a couple pics of the main living space. Full tour once furniture is moved out..

Hardwood throughout (except the kitchen and bathrooms) and so much potential!! Of course we already have some plans :)



The home inspection came back with no major problems (just nickel and dime stuff) yay!!

I decided to wait to share since there was a "home of choice" contingency in the contract. The owner was waiting to find another home until they were under contract .. and since they were looking for a home with space for horses, (they currently have horses that are boarded) we were a little worried. Friday we found out that they put an offer on a property and it was accepted! So everything is moving in the right direction!

We're scheduled to close in January, but since the current owner found a home, we're hoping to move the date up to just before Christmas. Hopefully, since we'll be spending time in Maryland at Christmas!

So between the closing date and April, we'll be working on projects the weekends that we're in Maryland. Also, David's schedule is switching to 6 / 12 hr days in February so I may be spending some time in Maryland since he'll be here basically just to sleep :( So I might DIYing solo - we'll see how it goes ...

We're so excited :) I hope that you'll follow along on our next adventure!!

38 comments:

  1. you already know how excited i am! seriously- oh the fun we will have!!!!!!! EEEEEEEK!!!!!

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  2. Oh I am so stupid excited for you!!! I was totally checking out every little detail of those pics and I cannot wait to see what you do with it. It's amazing, Sarah...congratulations. I keep telling Cassie and Sarah that I want to come visit and see the barn, etc...this is just another reason to get it on the calendar! So happy for you, girlie! ;)

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  3. Yaaay! Such AMAAZING news Sarah! I'm so happy for you. The house is wonderful! :)

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  4. Congratulations!! Can I ask where in Maryland? I'm in Hagerstown and would love to have first dibs on some of your sale items :)

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    1. Hi Mara! Thank you! Frederick, so close!

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    2. Frederick us beautiful! And there are some great little shops downtown. It's funny- when I was looking at your pictures, I thought "that house looks alot like my cousin's." She also lives near Frederick. Good Luck!

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    3. Frederick is awesome!! I got married at a winery a few miles outside of Frederick. And welcome to Maryland. It is the best state, after all :)

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  5. Yay! So happy for you Sarah and I know you will do amazing things with that house. Love how open it is!

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  6. I'm so excited for you guys and I can't wait to follow along your amazing transformations. And

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  7. how exciting! So much potential in that space! Can't wait to watch you transform it.

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!! Home ownership is the best! Can't wait to see you two make it a home!

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  9. That's so great Sarah!!! That will but such a relief I bet :) xo Kristin

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  10. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do with the space!

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  11. So excited for you guys...and that house has INCREDIBLE potential!!! Yay...fingers crossed things keep moving smoothly in the right direction! :)

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  12. Congrats that is going to be so fun to DIY everything, i love the hardwood everywhere, the best!

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  13. that house is stunning already! i know you'll make it amazing!

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  14. Congratulations! So excited for you guys! Having a room dedicated to a wood shop is on my next house's "must have" list :)

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  15. That is so exciting, definitely lots of potential :) Congrats!!

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  16. Congratulations! I'm so excited to see what you do with the place and be further inspired by your work!! Have fun.

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  17. Wow, the lofted ceiling is beautiful!

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  18. Congratulations! That's wonderful!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  19. So so exciting! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  20. ah! so much potential is right! are you going to spray it all white? i can't wait to see more!

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  21. wow! congrats. such a fun house. can't wait to see what you do to the place!

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  22. Wow congrats!! that's amazing you get to buy another house? I still haven't decided on a getting a first. I can't wait to see all the DIY's you do in it!!!

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  23. I LOVE this house and am dying over all of that wood! I dream of a wood ceiling like that :) I absolutely can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  24. A huge congratulations! I am so happy for you and love the house, can't wait to see what you have in store for it!

    xoxo!

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  25. Congrats! What an incredible journey! I hope everything works out well for you two and you're able to move in before Christmas!

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  26. Congrats Sarah! I know your parents live near us so I guess that means you'll be nearby too! Once you're back in MD we should meet up!

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  27. Welcome back to Maryland! Just found your blog and loving it! We are super close - only about 20 minutes away :-)

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    1. Cara, where are you in Maryland!? I blog from Columbia!

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