We are very excited to announce that we will officially be homeowners in less than a week!

The whole process, from viewing listings to having our offer accepted, went much faster than we were anticipating. We fully expected to spend up to a year finding the perfect house for us. About a month ago our agent contacted us with a new listing that had potential. We went to take a look and it was the cutest little house, in the perfect location, in great condition. We put in our offer on a Friday but my expectations weren’t high, since competition for homes for sale in this area is pretty intense. On Monday, our agent sent a text to let us know that the offer had been accepted! We quickly scheduled the house inspection, gathered information for our lender, and started packing…it still feels surreal! We are incredibly thankful that we found our new little home that fills all of our wants and needs in our price range. We truly lucked out with this find!

We are fortunate that the house doesn’t need any major repairs – just some cosmetic upgrades, but everything is in good shape. We’ve chosen basic paint colors and are eagerly planning out a mural for our son’s room (he has an amazing idea for it!) and fun themed decor for the gaming/play room. I’m so excited but also absolutely overwhelmed by all of the possibilities for decor and really personalizing the house so it reflects our family. I’ve been going nuts on Pinterest, but I think we want to go for a neutral, very cozy feel that allows for lots of holiday and seasonal decor. I love decorating for all the holidays! But comfort and feeling like we’re coming home to our happy place after busy days is a must too. 🙂

We’ve also started researching how we can have the most environmentally friendly home. We’re all very eager to garden and get a good compost bin and rain barrel to start with. I’ve been obsessed with the Dervaes family at Urban Homestead for many years now – they have an amazing sustainable home and garden on only 1/5 of an acre that produces over 6,000 pounds of produce a year (though living in California certainly gives them an advantage!). We’ve been growing a container garden on our balcony but we’re really excited to expand to a huge garden now! I’ve been reading about mushroom farming, gray water systems, worm composting, solar power… There are just so many projects and so many options and we’re all really eager to learn about and see how we can adapt them to our home and needs.

The next week and a half is going to be really busy as we finish packing and get everything moved, but we couldn’t be happier for this new adventure!