Exciting News (We found new home!)

I have some super exciting news to share today–we are officially under contract on our new home!!! Eeeeek!!!! You’ll have to excuse my over-the-top excitement right now, but holy smokes this is actually happening. I can’t believe it. It honestly feels a bit surreal because we have house hunted for well over a year now.  We love our current home, but our lot is smaller than we would like and the bedroom set up isn’t ideal for our family. We’ve spent so much time and energy looking for the perfect place for our family and we finally found it. It’s actually a new home on almost eleven beautiful acres! I’M FINALLY GETTING MY FARM.

The House

Right now the house is pretty much a blank slate (it’s still under construction) but I’m already bursting at the seams with ideas and inspiration. It’s an adorable little home that has just about everything we were looking for–it even has a white kitchen! It’s actually a bit smaller than our home now, but we have big plans for completing the unfinished basement and adding more space for our family. The chance to have nearly 11 acres is a dream come true. It’s difficult to find a good home with acreage in our area, so we are over the moon about having that much land. I’m already planning where I want to put my chicken coop and garden!

Our Journey to this Home

I have to give glory to God for leading us to this house because I was literally exhausted from house hunting when we stumbled on this one. In fact, the day BEFORE we found this house I was feeling particularly discouraged and kinda hopeless to be honest. So many homes we saw came close to being what we wanted, but for one reason or another nothing was the perfect fit. In fact, there was one home in particular that I loved, but in my heart I knew it wasn’t right for us. I kept going back to it over and over again in my mind (for over three months!) but we knew it wasn’t what we truly wanted for our family.

Finding the “right” home

Needless to say I was so frustrated, and it crossed my mind many times to give up on the whole thing. So last Saturday, I knelt down in my little prayer spot and fully surrendered the process to God. I gave it over to Him completely. I asked him to take control of our house search and show us where He wanted us to go. Then I wrote it in my prayer journal and felt peace about giving it over to Him.

The very next afternoon, while it was raining like crazy, I was browsing houses on Realtor and noticed a house that I had seen several times but always overlooked because I thought it was “too small”. But this time in particular I felt called to go see it. I showed my husband and he immediately reacted the same way. So in the pouring rain, we loaded the kids up and headed out to the house. From the second we pulled into the driveway we felt like it was the one. Before we even walked in the door, we knew this was where God wanted us. We finally found our farm.

I can’t wait to share more with you all as this process continues! We are hoping the house is completed within the next two months (at most) so things will be happening soon. Bring on the country life!!

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164 Comments

  1. Gayle McLawhorn wrote:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and your family. The house is gorgeous and I know you will have it looking awesome in no time once you move in. There is nothing like a new house to make all your own. You finally found your dream home and land!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Gayle, we are so excited!!

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    • Conni wrote:

      Congratulations 🎉 I literally had goosebumps reading your story. I know those feelings well, where you can’t explain it, but it just feels so right. It’s amazing what can happen when we surrender all our power to God. A new life chapter is just beginning for you. Enjoy!

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  2. Kimberly wrote:

    I am so happy for you and your family!!!!!

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    • Cheryl wrote:

      Congratulations! It is awesome just like you ! Can’t wait to see how you make it your cozy family spot !

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      • Tiera Doerksen wrote:

        Yay congratulations!! So excited for you! We are also on the verge of purchasing 10 acres (right now it’s an empty field so we would be starting from scratch). I can’t wait to see what you do on your land! Also excited to gain some ideas and inspo from you! <3

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  3. Hilary wrote:

    So happy for yall!! Congratulations 🙂 I cant wait to see how you decide to decorate and see how creative you get with the chicken coop.

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  4. Linda wrote:

    So very happy for you and your family. Love the bricks on outside. Looks different from what I’m used to. What kind are they?

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  5. Holly wrote:

    Woohoo! Praising God with you! God’s timing is always perfect and we always learn so much from the journey with Him!!!❤️ Congratulations!

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  6. Erika Rufenacht wrote:

    This is so exciting! I am so happy you were able to find your farm. All in His timing😊❤️🙏🏻

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  7. Lisette wrote:

    Congratulations! Looks beautiful!!

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  8. Mona Hall wrote:

    It’s beautiful! I’m so very happy for you and your family! Congratulations!!❤

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    • Lorie wrote:

      That’s what happens when you give it all to him, Congratulations on y’all’s beautiful new home!!!!

      Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  9. Kendal wrote:

    I’m so excited for you!! Congratulations!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  10. Angie wrote:

    Congratulations! So exciting.

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  11. Monique Sullivan wrote:

    Congratulations!! We have watching and praying you would find what you were looking for! So exciting! Can’t wait to see you style it! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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  12. Liz wrote:

    I think I know this house, and thought the construction was complete. Maybe I’m thinking of the same model in a different location. I am looking forward to watching you put your stamp on it – Congratulations!

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  13. Karen Cassidy wrote:

    WOW, beautiful. Congrats!!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
    • Ramona wrote:

      I’m so happy and excited for you and your family! And for me because I can’t wait to go along with you as you decorate and make it your own!!!

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  14. Lorie wrote:

    That’s what happens everytime when you give it all to him, Congratulations on y’all’s beautiful new home!!!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  15. Linda wrote:

    So excited for you! And I know that peace you felt turning it over to God and having him respond in such a way you KNOW it was Him. 💕

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  16. Sara wrote:

    How exciting!🎉Congratulations!!

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  17. Michele wrote:

    So happy for your family Sarah. Looking forward to your beautiful style unfolding in the coming months. ❤️

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  18. Tina wrote:

    Beautiful! So excited for you and your family! Always in HIS perfect timing! I’m still in awe every time. ❤️

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  19. JJ Hatch wrote:

    Congratulations! So excited for you and your beautiful family.

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  20. Betty Brooks wrote:

    Hi Sarah,
    We did house hunting for almost 5 years! We found a home we really loved but just could not get a meeting with the owners. After 13 months of negotiating we had had enough! We prayed and asked God to show us if this was our forever home or to show us that we needed to walk away. The next day we got a call from our realtor and met with the owners. Within 10 minutes we had a deal! The owners wanted to make sure we were right for their family home. Now that 167 year old home is ours and we have made 2 very good friends in the process! Thank you Lord!

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  21. Laura wrote:

    Such exciting news Sarah! We are in the process of downsizing and have been looking for almost a year. Like you, I pray to God to “put us where we need to be.”
    And when the time is right, He will guide us.
    The best to you and your family. I look forward in seeing how you make this home your special place.
    God bless you and your family.

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  22. Monique wrote:

    Congratulations! So exciting!!!

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  23. Kristina wrote:

    Omg that is so awesome! I love the white kitchen!!! 🙂 and the layout looks so open so I can see you doing so much to it! Yay congratulations again!!! Cant wait to see what the rest looks like when it’s done!

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  24. Christine wrote:

    This is so very exciting! I am so happy that we get to go on the journey with you. I’m sure you will make this gorgeous!

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  25. Amy Johnson wrote:

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to watch your journey to move-in day and all the projects you do/have once you are settled in!!

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  26. Jen luers wrote:

    So excited for you and for all your house updates!! Love your style !

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
    • Crystal wrote:

      So crazy how that works. I’m waiting for that for us as well. The perfect home and that feeling. Such a hard time.

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  27. Liz wrote:

    All it took was surrendering to God and following his footsteps and not yours. Congrats! So happy for you and your family! Looking forward to following you on this new chapter and journey in your life…

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  28. Jen Luers wrote:

    I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to see all your home decor posts! Love your style!

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  29. So, so excited for you and can’t wait to watch the process!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  30. Lisa wrote:

    Congratulations! God works in mysterious ways!! Your home search reminds me of our last search. When I finally let go, God worked wonders! 😁

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  31. Eliana Uribe wrote:

    I want to see all the process of u decorating ur new well deserved beautiful home!!! May you and uy family be happy and prosperous in this new Home!!!!

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  32. Deedra wrote:

    Sarah, I love it!!! I am so excited for you and your family. Can’t wait to share this adventure through your blog.

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  33. Roseann wrote:

    Amazing things happen when you let God take care of things. I’m so happy for you

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  34. Tristie Read wrote:

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you and your family. Can not wait to follow your journey.

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  35. Connie wrote:

    Soooo happy for your answered prayer!! I am very excited to go on this new journey with y’all!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  36. Karen wrote:

    It’s beautiful! I can’t WAIT to see what you do with the space! I know whatever you do, it will be amazing! I wish I could buy your current home…with all of the decor of course! 😉

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  37. Kimberly wrote:

    Sarah,
    Let me say your excitement is contagious OMG your followers are hooked now. The house you chose will become your forever home and I’m so very happy for your family. Happy decorating from one of your many followers. Kimberly
    PS: The house is gorgeous!

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  38. Kathy wrote:

    So excited for you! Don’t you LOVE when you know that God is all over a decision!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  39. Joanne Hajdu wrote:

    So happy for you. The house is beautiful and the size never matters. You have everything you need within your family. Can’t wait to move

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  40. Faith wrote:

    Amazing things happen when we learn to PRAY. TRUST. WAIT. On Christ. He has better plans for us then we can imagine. He is trustworthy and to bless us exceedingly abundantly…above ALL we ask or think. Thank you Jesus for leading Sarah and her hubby to this home! Bless them richly in memories and service to You. ❤️🙏🏻 🏡

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  41. Jena wrote:

    Good for you. God is awesome!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  42. So exciting. Congratulations! I can’t wait to follow along and see what you do to it. Also, super cool that you are getting chickens!

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  43. Amy Larson wrote:

    So excited for you and your family!

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  44. Angela Servello wrote:

    So happy for you! Looks great. You are going to have a lot of fun making it yours. Again, congratulations for your new home and for letting God take the reins. Love and hugs, Angela🏠🙏💕

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  45. MaryBeth wrote:

    Congratulations looking forward to following along on your new journey!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  46. Kevin wrote:

    So happy for you! That front entry is gorgeous! We just built our dream house as well and you won’t regret it! We look forward to seeing how you turn it into your own….

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
    • Jean wrote:

      So happy for you and your beautiful family! May God bless you all! So deserving!

      Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  47. Kathryn C CAPERTON wrote:

    Congratulations on finally finding your new house and farm. God bless you and your family

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  48. Deb wrote:

    Sarah Joy, the house is beautiful. I’m so happy for you and your family. I really enjoyed reading this blog about the house.

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  49. Dezi Padilla wrote:

    So happy for you Sarah!! So deserving! Can’t wait to follow this journey with you on making this house your home !

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  50. Nokomis wrote:

    Congratulations! Almost 11 acres! Wow! I’m looking forward to seeing everything come together! Glory be to God!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  51. TERESA BOWLES wrote:

    Wow!! So happy for you and your family! What a wonderful gift from God ❤️ It’s overwhelming how much he cares for us and when you put it all in His hands He makes it more perfect than we can even dream. Bless you and your family 💕

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  52. Angie wrote:

    So excited for you and your family, Sarah!! I actually got tears in my eyes as I read this. God is so so good!!! Can’t wait to watch this journey unfold for you!

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  53. Kim wrote:

    Soooo excited for you and your family.
    It is beautiful!!!
    Can’t wait to see how you make it yours. You’ve always had the best ideas. I’m looking forward to watching the transformation from house to home.
    The hardest part of this journey is over now comes the fun part. ENJOY!

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  54. Anne wrote:

    Hip Hip Hurray!! Can’t wait see how you transform it!!

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  55. Jodi wrote:

    I’m so happy for you and the fam!!! We just bought a house to with only 2 acres, but we have chickens and goats!!!
    You’ll love it❤️❤️🙏🙏. God is so faithful.

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  56. Candy wrote:

    Sarah, you just brought tears to my eyes, I am so happy for you and your family. God does answer your prayers and I am so thrilled he chose this brand new house for you.

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  57. Linda Kay White wrote:

    Congratulations 🎉🍾 . I can wait to see how it comes together. My niece is move a built 1900 house too land by the lake I‘m watch her make her own. It is the hilite of my day. I can’t wait to watch your journey.

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  58. Shannon Hough wrote:

    Congratulations!! He is such an “On Time” God!!!

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  59. Christina wrote:

    Congrats! There’s no better place to raise a family than on a farm in my opinion. We are baling hay and feeding baby lambs and goats today. I’m sure your kids need a few, too! Lol

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  60. Karen Brown wrote:

    so happy for you. Can’t wait to see how you make it your own.

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  61. Kathy Burkett wrote:

    Congratulations all in God’s timing. Cant wait to see how you fix it up!

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  62. Amy wrote:

    I just want to say that I love following you. You really give me inspiration and honestly just make me smile everyday. My hubby and I have been searching for a home also for years. I have given it to God and know that when he decides it’s finally time he will make it happen. Thank you for your positivity during such a hard and scary time in the world. So happy for you and your family💕

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  63. Dorinda wrote:

    Yay!! Congratulations! So happy for you and your family. Can’t wait to see what you have planned. It’s gonna be great!!

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  64. Patricia Tyson wrote:

    Can’t wait to see what you do with it! Ive gathered so many ideas for my own house through your blog! Congrats!!

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  65. Jacqueline wrote:

    Congratulations!!
    I can’t wait to see all the exciting things your going to do with your little farm and your beautiful new home.

    Jackie

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  66. Ruth wrote:

    I’m so happy and excited for you and your family!!! God put you on the right path to find this place. Will you be able to pick some finishes, lighting, decor etc. as they complete the house? Congratulations!!!

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  67. Rebecca Withrow wrote:

    Congratulations!! God is awesome isn’t He!? I can’t wait to see what you do with your new place!

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  68. Debi Lewallen Padgett wrote:

    Sarah, how exciting! So happy for you and your family. Can’t wait to see what you do with it🤗

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  69. margaret sajewski wrote:

    I’m so happy for you and your family! I love the house and the view. God does hear our prayers. Love your blog and allyour view points. Can’1 wait to see how you decorate your new home. Congratulations!

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  70. Suzee B wrote:

    So happy for you! A new house and a farm to be! You’ll never be bored again! Congratulations!

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  71. Meredith Hudson wrote:

    I could not be more excited for you and can’t wait to see the beauty you add to it! I’ve had 3 houses fall through literally at the last second since I moved to Idaho last summer and I honestly am having trouble believing that something good will happen for me. I will live vicariously through you! You are such a ray of sunshine in this world and deserve all the good things! 🧡

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  72. Margie Pousardien wrote:

    Congratulations, Sarah Joy!!! How exciting!!! So happy for you and your family!!! God is so good!!! I love the style and know you will have it looking so beautiful!!!! Happy adventure!!!!❤️

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  73. Margie Pousardien wrote:

    Congratulations, Sarah Joy!!! How exciting!!! So happy for you and your family!!! God is so good!!! I love the style and know you will have it looking so beautiful!!!!

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  74. Sherry Strock wrote:

    So happy for you all. It’s going to be a beautiful farm and I can’t wait to ride along on the journey with you. Congrats to you and the family.

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  75. Nancy Childers wrote:

    So very excited for you and your family! Sometimes we need to pray and ponder on which direction to go, this house sounds like it’s just right and I know you’ll make it a good home for your children! Can’t wait for updates!

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  76. Sandy wrote:

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and the family! My dad gave us 20 acres to build on and wow it’s overwhelming to decide what to build…after reading your story I’m putting it in Gods hands. ❤️

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  77. Gloria wrote:

    So happy for u!! Congrats! Can’t wait to see all ur added touches!!
    :))

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  78. God is Good! We just need to listen.
    Can’t wait for you to start decorating. I know it will be great.
    Thanks for Sharing this time with us!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  79. Lisa wrote:

    Oh Sarah, I’m so happy for your family. Thank you for taking us along on this journey!!

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  80. Sharis J Norris wrote:

    Reading this made my heart so happy for you and your family. I too understand that feeling of “this is right”, especially once we let go of trying to control the process and let God truly lead us. It will be fun following along in your process of turning this new house into your new home where Precious Memories will be made. May God Bless you and yours ~ Sharis

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  81. Jean Smith wrote:

    Sarahjoy,
    So Congratulations is in order!!!! I love the stonework on the front of the house. So glad you found acreage that ya’ll wanted. Can hardly wait to see how you will decorate everything. I bet the kids are over the moon; especially getting a chicken coop!!!!
    jean

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  82. kstills wrote:

    More pics and details… =)
    SO happy for you guys and can’t wait to
    see the details and your plans !!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  83. Bridget wrote:

    I’m so excited for you all!!! Can’t wait to see all your amazing ideas. Lucky people whoever buys your home now!

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  84. Deborah wrote:

    Dear Sarah and family,
    I share your joy in reading your post about finding your new home. What a great testimony of how God led you and your husband to look at this home.
    Congratulations and blessings to you all.
    Deborah

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  85. Abby wrote:

    I’m so excited for your family! It’s hard to give it over to God, but his plan is the best (and only!) plan! He knows our hearts and has a plan for each of us. Let go, let God! I’ve been following you about a year now and you and one other account are the only two I MUST see each day. You’re so positive and fun! You also inspired me to let my kids crack eggs 🤣

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  86. AIissa wrote:

    So happy for you!!! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  87. Maggie DiSanto wrote:

    Congratulations to you and your family! What beautiful bare bones this home has and with your exceptionally talented decorating style…you will no doubt put your stamp on it and it will be stunning! Love that you used your faith to find it!

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  88. Patty wrote:

    Read your blogs often and can’t even tell you how very happy I am for you and your family. I have my kitchen decorated farm style. Good luck, best wishes

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  89. Lisa wrote:

    Congratulations! 🎉

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  90. Debbie wrote:

    Can’t wait to take this journey with you and your family. You bring so much joy and sunshine to our homes. Thank you for being you! Blessings and Gods favor to you and your family!

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  91. Gina wrote:

    Congratulations!! I’m excited for you and your family! Cant wait to see and follow along. 😁 I appreciate all you share and your encouraging posts and like you, I think I’m goi g to step away from IG for a few days. More time to spend with the Lord.

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  92. Kimberly Skipper wrote:

    So happy for you! Farm life is the best! We built our house 14 years ago on our 17 acres & our son has grown up jumping in ponds, peeing off the back porch (he still does, he’s 13🤫), riding his 4-wheeler everywhere! It’s our little piece of heaven & we have been so blessed to raise our son in the country! Can’t wait to hear all about it! 🥰

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  93. Stephanie Paul wrote:

    So incredibly happy for you! Watching you on this journey has been close to my heart because my family literally just did the same thing this past year. I totally put it in gods hands. May you have new memories and great times at your new home! The land/lot is beautiful!

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  94. Robin wrote:

    Congratulations!! That front porch has your name all over it 👏🏻❤️ Blessings and of course pictures on everything you do 💝💝

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  95. christina solano wrote:

    It’s so beautiful when we allow God to write our story. He certainly knows best! May your family experience the fullness of his blessing as you move forward! Congratulations.

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  96. Xaimara wrote:

    That’s amazing! God’s timing is perfect! We are currently in the process of buying another house as well. It is exciting and scary. We got this! Let’s enjoy the process!

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  97. Ruth Dickens wrote:

    I’m so excited for you. When you do things in God’s timing, it’s always perfect. Thank you for sharing your life and ideas on Instagram.

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  98. Amy L Turentine wrote:

    Thank you so very much for sharing, we are needing to put our house up for sale before too long and I am a firm believer in turning things over to God so thank you for the reminder of how I need to handle the issue of my home.

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  99. Lori wrote:

    So happy for you and your family. I just retired from Real Estate and when I client fiends their home it is a wonderful feeling. Love the look of the outside. You will put your beautiful touches on the inside. Enjoy!!

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  100. Tammy Ganci wrote:

    So happy for you. Your post today gave me the chills. A true blessing.
    Love your blog friend
    Tammy xo

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  101. Maureen wrote:

    Congratulations! It looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see it completed! ❤️

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  102. Janet wrote:

    Hi Sarah! Your story mirrors ours in many ways. We, also, were led to a house that was smaller than WE thought we needed. God brought us the acreage, and a cute house that serves our needs. We spend GOBS of time outside, so the house size is perfect after all! Congratulations!! So excited for you! And us, to see the story unfold. 🙂

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  103. Anna Lancaster wrote:

    I”m so very happy for ya”ll and God always leads us to the right road to take. Enjoy your new home.

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  104. Traci A Skaggs wrote:

    Congratulations! God is so good!

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  105. Megan Vogel wrote:

    I’m so happy for you and your family!! I’m excited for you and your new adventure!!

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  106. Mary wrote:

    Praising & praying

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  107. Sharon Murdock wrote:

    Sarah –

    You are such a sweetheart – I only know “about you” from your blog – but today I’m weeping because you have a heart that seeks after God. AND – don’t you love how our Lord surprised you/your family –
    the house is beautiful and think how much fun you will have “counting your chickens!”

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  108. Wendy Jury wrote:

    Sooo excited for you!! I know it won’t take you long to have this house looking and feeling like your home. God Bless you and your family on this new adventure!!

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  109. Cheree Lewis wrote:

    So excited to following along on your families newest journey! The house is beautiful!

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  110. Nancy Andrews wrote:

    Congratulations and so so happy and excited for you. I’ve learned in my 62 years and through many challenges that God knows the perfect timing of things. Also He has taught me to literally trust Him in everything even though I forget that more times than not. I am not surprised at all that you were driven to that house. And that you heard the call. Many blessings to you and your family. ❤️

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  111. Cory wrote:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear more! I grew up in Colorado and ran the mountains as a very young kid. It was a different era, but it will always be my home state and hold a special place in my heart!

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  112. Rachel wrote:

    Congratulations!! How exciting to find acreage with a beautiful home! I can’t wait to see how you decorate it!!

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  113. Sherri Smail wrote:

    Congrats to you guys on your new home Sarah!

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  114. Jan wrote:

    How exciting!
    It looks beautiful 💙

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  115. Bernie wrote:

    Congratulations to you all!

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  116. Jaimee wrote:

    So Happy for you! The kids are gonna love it too!!

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  117. Rhonda wrote:

    If all people only knew the power of God. I have prayed so many times in my life. Some not answered in my way or time. But down the road I saw God’s hand in all that has happened. CONGRATULATIONS on the new home, a new chapter in your families lives. God blessings upon the new journey.

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  118. Tanya wrote:

    So excited for you!!! Keep being so faithful!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  119. Mary wrote:

    Soooo excited for you!!! Can’t wait to see you make it your home!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  120. Lisa wrote:

    Yeah, looking forward to your new adventure and wow just wow how Gods plan is always better than ours!!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  121. Oh my this is adorable looking from the outside! I can’t wait to see what you do to this house Sarah! Congratulations and much blesssing through your new journey…
    I’m in the middle of either building or purchasing , I have the block of land but praying and deciding on what the Lord will have me do!!
    So very exciting for you!! Love the kitchen!
    Teresa!

    Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  122. Sheilah Perry-Rosales wrote:

    Congratulations now more to decorate!Have fun!

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  123. Lisa wrote:

    I don’t know where you’re located, but I wish I had a view like you’re going to have when you close on your new home. Congratulations!

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  124. Tina wrote:

    Congratulations! You definitely know when it’s meant to be…that very thing happened to us last year….we were not even looking! Everything fell into place beautifully. I can’t wait to see it as it progresses and you decorate.

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  125. Sherry wrote:

    Sarah, Praise the Lord for He is good. Your post has encouraged me on so many levels. Sometimes we look in our will and never stop for a moment to give it to God to surrender and trust in Him for the outcome. I am going to keep this post to remind of that.
    Your sister in Christ,
    Sherry

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  126. Mary Ellen Eckels wrote:

    I am SO happy for you all. Isn’t God amazing and so wonderful! I love how He works. So happy and looking forward to reading about your new adventure. Thanks for all your beautiful sharing. And your example of your prayer life and journal is a beacon in the world. God bless.

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  127. Angela wrote:

    God works in mysterious ways.
    God Bless.

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  128. Sandi wrote:

    I’m so happy for you. God led us to our forever home 40 years ago. Amazing what he does when we surrender ❤️

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  129. Dacia L Schroder wrote:

    So happy for you and your family!! Congrats!

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  130. Debbie wrote:

    Congratulations to you and your family. You found your dream home and farm. May you make wonderful everlasting memories. It is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see your little ones running around and having fun. I’m sure you are going to make it all warm and cozy inside and outside. Congrats again!

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  131. Jody L DuBeau wrote:

    Congratulations!! I am so so happy for you and just as excited to watch the whole process!! This is why the other house never worked out for you 🙂

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  132. Anneka wrote:

    J’adore !

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  133. Tammy wrote:

    Wow Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you do to your new place! Looking forward to following you on your Amazing Wonderful and Exciting Adventure!!! Can’t Wait!! 😍

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  134. Tracy wrote:

    Oh Sarah !! I was so super excited when I saw the title of this post!! Praise the Lord for your surrender and answered prayers!! This is going to be so much fun to be on this journey with you!! You’ll have to take us each step of the way and I’ll be waiting with anticipation and joy to see what you have in store for your beautiful home. What an awesome view of your land! ❤️

    Posted 6.2.20 Reply
  135. Gayle Neillings wrote:

    Congratulations! It’s amazing what happens when we surrender all to our amazing God! If I could only do it quicker haha! The human side of me always wants to take control!!
    Looking forward to seeing how you set up your new home for your family 😊

    Posted 6.3.20 Reply
  136. Denise wrote:

    So exciting, congrats to you and Matt. Fun times, boxes and packing ahead 😊🌞🌼

    Posted 6.4.20 Reply
  137. Dot wrote:

    Wow! Great news! I hadn’t received emails from you for a few weeks. Decided to check Pinterest this morning and read this exciting news. Looking forward to seeing you transform this house into your home!
    Dot

    Posted 6.5.20 Reply
  138. Dot wrote:

    Wow! Great news. Haven’t received emails from you for several weeks and wondered if you were in the process of moving. Decided to check Pinterest and there was THE NEWS! Congrats to your family. Can’t wait to see how you transform this house into your HOME!

    Posted 6.5.20 Reply
  139. Gabriella wrote:

    Congratulations it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see y’all’s home come together.

    Posted 6.6.20 Reply
  140. Lorrie S wrote:

    Hi Sarah, any more news about your house? When will you get to move in? Just wanted to say that the Bible talks about how this world will get worse not better before He comes for ahis children. I think we get comfortable in this world when everything seems semi-sane. Hang in there! Excited for you and your fam re: the farm.

    Posted 6.7.20 Reply
  141. Linda wrote:

    Congratulations

    Posted 6.7.20 Reply
  142. Kelsey wrote:

    We just got chickens. We moved outside the city and have 3/4 of an acre but our dream is to have more land! So exciting!

    Posted 6.7.20 Reply
  143. Malisa Lee wrote:

    So excited for you… we live on 5 acres and just love it … I can’t wait to see how you design your house and all the farm stuff 🥰

    Posted 6.7.20 Reply
  144. Michele wrote:

    Congratulations!!!!! It’s exciting. I know you’ll enjoy decorating and making it home.

    Posted 6.7.20 Reply
  145. Anita Garon wrote:

    Best wishes to you and your family. The new house and the land sound wonderful how exciting. I’ll be watching and enjoying your progress. As a child I told school friends I used to live on a farm before we moved to the city and a 12 family apartment building. If only that was true 😀🐥🐄🐓🐈🐂🐥🐖🐑🐇

    Posted 6.7.20 Reply
  146. Jennifer wrote:

    Isn’t that just like our good good father?! I love how we surrender our dreams and He always gives us His best!!

    Posted 6.8.20 Reply
  147. Carol wrote:

    So excited for you

    Posted 6.8.20 Reply
  148. glenda lafont wrote:

    Great news for all of you.

    Posted 6.8.20 Reply
  149. Kristen wrote:

    That’s so exciting! Can’t wait to see the process and progress on the house!

    Posted 6.8.20 Reply
  150. Kathy wrote:

    Sarah, that is such a beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing it. What an amazing view and adorable house. I’m so happy for you!

    Posted 6.8.20 Reply
  151. Mary Williams wrote:

    So happy you so openly share your faith and how God works behind the scenes!

    Posted 6.10.20 Reply
  152. Heidi wrote:

    Congratulations! I am so excited for your official house tour and to see you work your magic.

    Posted 6.10.20 Reply
  153. Angie Eisenbeis wrote:

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you found the perfect home for your family! I love that you turned it over to God, and you just knew it was the right one! Good luck with everything!

    Posted 6.10.20 Reply
  154. Rebecca Jacobs wrote:

    Thank you for sharing. I’ve had your email to this post for a few weeks but just now linked to the blog to read it. I needed this. We are in a similar situation. I look at Zillow constantly and we are about to put our house on the market. We don’t know if it will sell. We aren’t sure where to move. We are thinking to SC near my daughter. I need to hand this over to God. Thanks for the reminder. In His timing and according to His will. I’m so excited for you.

    Posted 6.12.20 Reply
  155. Elizabeth Allen wrote:

    Sarah your home is gorgeous, I love watching and following your beautiful family, and cant for everything you do❤💕

    Posted 9.15.20 Reply
  156. Elizabeth Allen wrote:

    Sarah, your home is gorgeous, I love watching and following your beautiful family grow and blossom and cant for everything you do❤💕

    Posted 9.15.20 Reply

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