I cannot believe that 1 year ago we were given the keys to a brand new house that would be ours for the taking.
I must say, I was never the girl that dreamt of owning her own home & solidifying my place in the realm of what responsible adults do. I always had this nomadic tendency and have never lived longer than 19 months in a single place since I was 18 years old. In case you weren’t aware, I’m 31 and this is just simply not ok!
Once I left my family home to go off to college, I have just been on this trend of jumping from place to place, city to city and although it was a pain in the butt to do the actual move, I always loved someplace new. I get bored very quickly and simply enjoy the idea that I wasn’t locked down into living somewhere and could pick up, pack up and be onto a new adventure.
I still have another 9 months to go to break my current record, but since we decided to purchase a home rather than rent it… the odds are in my favor! I would be lying if I said that I haven’t been tempted to put the house on the market and go trying living in THAT house a few miles down THAT road. Thankfully, my partner-in-crime in life is the complete opposite of me in this sense and has kept me grounded from my wild dreams.
The thing of it is, I absolutely adore our house. I truly feel that in the past 12 months we’ve really taken it from a house to a comfortable, inviting, cozy home. My favorite thing about being a homeowner is that I can put a hole in the wall wherever I want, hang things at my hearts desire and simply be as creative as we’d like to be. I LOVE not having the restrictions of a rental property and it makes my heart sing with all the potential projects I want to do around here.
Besides having a mortgage payment and property taxes, I have nothing to complain about in terms of the house needing repairs and such because it was a new build and it came with a 1 year warranty that we used to our full advantage! So far it’s just been sunshine and daisies entering this new home ownership gig.
Let’s take a look back at some of the home tours and fun DIY projects we’ve completed in the past year!
and Shared How I Decorate the House for Fall —
I hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve done so far to the house and expect a lot more to continue to happen throughout the next year!