Since this is my very first post, I’d like to tell you a little bit about who I am and a little more about the house Kyle and I fell in love with.
Let’s start with little ole me, shall we? I’m an early twenties Southern gal married to a guy born and bred in the great white North. In terms of design and decor, our styles may not always mirror one another’s but we know how to compromise. I enjoy having my steady desk job but I get most of my excitement from crafting, baking, and most recently from designing and decorating every last inch of our first house.
Speaking of the house, let me introduce you – but first I have a secret. Our house is an ugly duckling. Phew, glad that’s out of the way. Allow me to explain. I love our house – major L-O-V-E, but as a proud homeowner I have to be able to see my house as it is, not just how I would like it to be. We got a crazy good deal on this baby. She’s a 1970’s 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2600 sqft contemporary style with a lot of potential that was on the market for quite some time. The inspection gave us no reason to fret and the appraisal came back solid. A few people have wondered why nobody else snatched up such a great opportunity and I often reply “Oh who knows, maybe it’s because the lighting was bad in the photos” or “Could be the fact that our neighbors are actually power lines.” Deep down inside, I know the answer. She. Is. Ugly. The house is just not the most attractive from the outside – not a ton of curb appeal. But c’mon, people! That can be changed! Even if she’s not currently the prettiest girl at the ball, she’s my baby and I love her. We have some major plans to make her inner beauty shine on the outside but since the trees here grow leaves instead of money (ugh, I know right?), we’ll be taking on small projects little by little.
Without further ado, please meet the house on the hill:
I hope you stick around to see what we do with the old girl!