I’ve been up since 4 am this morning. The past three weeks have been the biggest rollercoaster when it comes to emotions. My body has taken a hit with a lot of anger, happiness, stress, confusion, fear, excitement, sadness, and it’s all been a little overwhelming. This house was a breeze until the final month came along (don’t worry, a blog all about it is coming!) I can honestly say, all of the fear and uneasy feelings have faded, and I’m in full excitement mode. We had a walkthrough last night, and I can honestly say I’m shocked. I didn’t think they’d be able to get the home finished in time, but it’s done, and it’s beautiful. Of course, there are things I am going to change that I regret choosing or paint colors I don’t love. That’s the beauty of a home; you get to do things that make it feel more YOU. I’m so excited about those projects, and I’m looking forward to sharing new projects on the blog. This morning, we are closing. And since it’s going to be rainy on Saturday, we decided to have furniture delivered, organize closets, our security installed, doors painted, and then we will officially move our stuff in on Sunday.
Since I’m getting ready to close the chapter on my townhome, I thought I’d share a few photos from the place I’ve called home the past three and a half years. I didn’t think I was going to miss this place, but it’s hitting me now. I loved everything about living in my neighborhood, and I always felt so cozy and at home here. It’s going to take a while before the new house has those same feelings, but I know it will start feeling “right” with time.This townhome was the perfect first starter home or me. I’m confident that the new owner is going to take the best care of it. Hearing how much she loved, it made my heart happy knowing that this place is going to be in good hands. I didn’t think I’d ever had an attachment to this place, especially as a military kid who lived in over 15+ houses. As soon as the boxes were packed, and I looked around, I felt the attachment. I think about the dogs, the first time I walked into the doors, and how happy the memories have been here. But, life is about moving forward and creating new memories in new places. I’m excited to take you all with me for the next chapter.
Fall was hands down my favorite time of year at the townhome. It was so cozy, and I loved the changing leaves on my maple in the front yard. And the deep pink crepe myrtle is going to be severely missed! I’m replacing a tree in my new front yard with a crepe myrtle because I loved it so much.
The back porch was always an amazing place to read a book, grill out, or have coffee on in the morning. My dad and I had a lot of fun building the furniture.
My bedroom was my favorite room. I ALWAYS felt so cozy!
That tub got me through some cold winter nights and a lot of vlogmas episodes.
I will admit, I’m SO excited about our new laundry room and master shower.
I loved my kitchen, but I’ve always dreamed of a white kitchen surrounded by windows. I had a lot of fun replacing the backsplash with my dad on this kitchen project. We started painting the cabinets but had them changed back because it didn’t look good 😂
My favorite place to hang out!
My dad and I are going to be building another table to fit the new dining room. This is going to be finished with a protectant coat and go outside for backyard dinners. It’ll be in the new kitchen until we get that built.
The couch is staying with the house! We have new ones coming that I’m excited about, but now we need to find something that will fit our loft.
I LOVED this office project!
This bathroom was bright green when I moved in.
Cozy guest room. It’s much better in person because the views from the window are so green and lush. I’m going to miss this spot! ♥️
It’s time for me to get dressed and head out for the closing! Follow along on my home’s Instagram account: Cottage Story. I’ll do some tours!
Questions for you!
- Do you have an attachment to your current home?
- What is your favorite season when it comes to your house?
- Any tips for adjusting the dogs to the move? I feel like they’re going to be scared!