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Home Ownership On The Brain

So about a week ago, something really cool happened. We became homeowners!!! We got our dream house and could not be more thrilled! Starting out on the journey of buying a home, we were pretty discouraged. We just weren't finding anything that felt right and were afraid we would run out of time and have to settle with something we didn't love. A few weeks later, we saw this house, and we were obsessed. We also saw another house the same day and thought we could see ourselves in either one. That's about the time I discovered that buying a house must be just like being the Bachelor.

We went with our gut and haven't looked back since. Putting in the offer was really fun and nerve-racking at the same time. We carefully chose our offer, they countered, and we felt that what they countered with was very fair, so we took it. We are so excited to make memories in this house. Godwilling, this will be the house we bring babies home in, host family and friends in, and just enjoy life's sweet moments in. 

Since we bought a house and I am a girl, naturally decorating has been in the forefront of my mind. We want to make it our own and a place we genuinely love spending time in, but we don't want to go overboard. I am under strict orders from the hubs not to buy a single thing until we move. Anything we buy now is one more thing we have to move, so I am fighting the good fight and only window shopping. 

I've been taking pictures of different items in different stores that I might want to purchase for the new home, so I thought I would share a few of them! Who knows, maybe we won't buy any of this, but I have loved gathering inspiration from window shopping and, of course, Pinterest. 

Let's see...

We need new bedding, and I love the blue and white on this quilt I spotted at the NEX. We wash our comforter fairly often since the dogs lay all over it, and it would be really nice to have something like a quilt that is lightweight and not as cumbersome to wash. Parker doesn't love the idea of a duvet cover, so I am thinking a quilt like this would be a nice happy medium. 


This is just a little picture frame I found at the NEX as well, but I like how simple and clean it looks. We tend to love more modern decorating, and I like this on a bedside table in a guest room.


I had to laugh out loud when I saw this next one. I spotted this at Hobby Lobby. Necessary for the laundry room, right?


This was a display at Hobby Lobby, and I just LOVE the Navy and white. I really want to do either our room or a guest room in this color scheme. I like the print in the middle with the gold reef.


The Navy broke my office chair when we moved to Virginia (sadly, not many pieces of furniture were spared in our last move), and I have just been making do and not leaning too much in it. After almost falling over for the hundredth time last week, I decided a new office chair would be a good investment. I like this one at Target.


If you have any decorating tips or advice, I am all ears!
 

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11 comments :

Bailey Kay said...

I've totally been daydreaming about buying furniture for the apartment I don't have. Window shopping is so much fun!

Janelle Vannice said...

Ahhh, yay!!! Congrats on buying a house! That is so awesome!! :)

Ladonna said...

Congrats! I love the laundry sign.

Ladonna said...

Congrats! I love the laundry sign.

Hana R said...

How fun! Congrats on the new house! Decorating a new home is so fun (and can get so expensive!). Lol.

Lydia @ This Marine Wife said...

Congrats on the house! Yay! I remember how excited we were when we bought our house. It's definitely a fun and exhilarating experience! I love your choice for the office chair!

Lisa C said...

Congrats!!! And this is slightly creepy, but Joann's has these adorable glass bottles with anchors and ship's wheels on them in the floral section. When I pass them, I think of you and Parker.

Amy said...

uhhhhh LOVE these picks!
SOO cute (that last chair - need!)

Diane @ DD Kimball Road said...

Congrats guys! So exciting. I'm an interior designer by trade....if you ever have any questions shoot em my way! I can give opinions!

Also, my Texas lover....any advice on areas of Texas to look at. We may be looking into moving to the Dallas area at the end of the year.

The Jessa Olson Blog said...

I am so excited about the new place. I love decorating and can't wait to see what you come up with. I just made a whole bunch of pillows and stuff our place. I can't wait for the time we are starting to look at houses.

Stephanie said...

YAY!!!! Congrats on getting the house you want. We are trying to get pre-approved for a mortgage today to hopefully get ready to make an offer on a house we fell in love with this weekend! So exciting. And good luck not buying anything until you move! We haven't even gotten a house yet, and I am already scouring home sections...

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