Home Sweet Home

Buying a house unexpectedly has been an absolute whirlwind, but we are finally starting to feel settled in our new home! It’s been hard being absent from the blog recently, but buying a house and finalizing wedding plans on top of a full-time work schedule is no joke. We still have quite a bit of designing and projects to cross off our list, but suffice it to say it is really beginning to feel like ours.

One of my favorite styled spots in the house is where our bar cart lives. When Michael and I first started dating we drank negronis pretty much every date, and it quickly became a special tradition of ours. Now we can carry that tradition on at home, which makes it that much more meaningful. Plus a bar cart just looks good, am I right?

Ah yes, the room where we hands down spend the most of our time. The kitchen! One of our favorite things to do is cook dinner together, so naturally the kitchen is where you can find us most. We really lucked out buying a home with a fully renovated kitchen that we also happen to love, so the only thing it really needed was stools for the island. The island, by the way, has been a game changer. How did we ever live without one?

When we first attended the open house for our home a couple of months ago, I think our jaws literally fell open when we walked into the main room. Lined with wall to wall windows, the main room also looks over the “backyard” which includes a forest and a babbling creek. A forest! And a creek! Although Atlanta is an incredibly green city with an abundance of trees, it is rare to find so much nature and privacy on properties in the city. Sometimes it’s hard to leave the couch because I just want to stare outside all day! One of our big goals for the new house is to eventually build an outdoor living space. Then I really won’t want to leave.

We’ve had so much fun getting everything set up together and making this house our home. Stay tuned for future bedroom tours. Happy weekend dudes and dudettes!

We’re Homeowners!

It feels so surreal to say it, but we bought our first home together! We’ve been looking at homes casually online for months now, but we never had the intention to actually BUY any of them. At least not yet. The plan was to get married in May and buy a house in the late summer. When we saw this mid-century house newly listed online, we thought we had to at least go take a peek at the open house. I mean, we didn’t have to buy it right? That same night all of our plans went out the window, and we decided to put in an offer. Like we always say, when you know you know.

We are beyond excited to be moving into our new home in less than two weeks, eep! For now, we are re-painting the entire interior of the house (please send your thoughts, extra pizza and wine) and putting our own little touches on things. There’s a lot of work to be done, but we’ve never been more excited about a new adventure. Stay tuned for the big reveal!