Introducing Our New Home!

Well it finally happened–we got our new home!! We were able to close last week and I still can’t believe it actually happened. I really wasn’t sure we would ever see this day come with all the delays and setbacks we had over the last three months, but it finally all came together and now we have our own little homestead! The past few days have been super hectic because we’re already working on the new floors, but I wanted to pop in and share a quick update for you guys.

If you’ve been following along with our moving journey, you might remember that the house was already far into the building process when we went under contract, so we weren’t able to choose anything other than the wall color. They had already installed dark carpet and laminate flooring throughout the house, so I knew right away that we’d want to change the floors ASAP. As soon as we got the keys we started demo! Here’s a side by side of the new wood floors vs the laminate floors we removed:

I can’t wait to see how the house looks with this new floor!! We’re doing this in all the bedrooms as well as the kitchen and living room, so it’s going to totally transform the entire place. And that light color will definitely hide the dirt a lot better than the dark laminate. Install starts tomorrow so hopefully the new floors are done by the weekend if all goes well!

I have so many ideas for this house and I can’t wait to share more of our moving journey with all of you. It’s going to be so much fun to transform this place into our dream home. (The basement construction also starts today too, so it’s a very exciting week!) And I’m just so thankful to finally have ten acres to spread our wings a little and create our own little farm. Bring on the chickens and country life, I am ready!!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I always appreciate it! xoxo

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The Comments

  • Betty White
    August 11, 2020

    It looks so pretty and can’t wait to see what you do to it. Please still post where you buy new things. I can’t tell you how many things I have bought for my home that you have suggested. I love your decorating style.

  • Bev
    August 11, 2020

    So pretty! Congratulations and enjoy your new digs!
    🏠🐓

    • Donna Bergthold
      > Bev
      August 11, 2020

      Sarah, it’s a beautiful home! I am so excited for you and your family! I can’t wait to see it with all of your added touches and decor!

    • Lori
      > Bev
      August 11, 2020

      I Love your house! The outside is so Beautiful! Been following you for years and I know you will make this house a home in no time. Enjoy your new place!

  • Kelly Wheeler
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations on your new home! Just remember all that dust and carpet fumes will affect you and the kids, so open the windows to air it out then vacuum like crazy!

    • Susan
      > Kelly Wheeler
      August 11, 2020

      So exciting. I’m living vicariously through you. I’m so hoping for a kitchen reno this winter to give me something fun to do!

  • Laura DeCraene
    August 11, 2020

    Such a pretty setting for your new home. Look forward to watching the transformation! It will be beautiful…love your style!

  • Bernadette Anderson
    August 11, 2020

    It’s exciting and lovely. It’s a delight to share in your joy, and brings energy to my decorating.

  • Dorothy
    August 11, 2020

    Congrats 🎈🎊🍾. Let the decorating begin!! So very Happy for you guys!!

  • Wendy
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see the finished product!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Allison S. Henderson
    August 11, 2020

    Love your new home. And, the floors are going to be amazing! Can’t wait to see when you’ve finished moving in.

  • Karen
    August 11, 2020

    It’s beautiful!! Living on 10 acres will be so nice to have for your kids to run around. Can’t wait to see the rest of the improvements. Thanks for sharing.

  • Faith
    August 11, 2020

    Yay for new beginnings! So much fun. I had to giggle when you did the patio sitting area…we are on a ranch in the dirt…the breezes blow and the dirt travels….on my porch a lot of the time. It’s like the never ending story…always cleaning the furniture, and floors of inside and outside…especially when I love my windows open. Wide open spaces are wonderful but come at a cost. Worth it. Eventually I said ok whatever, and just let it happen, and I brush off the dirt before I sit down. We have horses all around us, so dirt it is part of that. But I love being here…just had to lower my expectations to be more realistic. You’re going to love it!! So much to do, and enjoy. Cherish the moments. God bless your journey! 🙏🏻🇺🇸❤️

    • Sarah
      > Faith
      August 11, 2020

      that’s a great tip! I’ll definitely have to get used to that wind and dirt blowing. I’m sure it will be worth it!!

    • Jena
      > Faith
      August 13, 2020

      Nice home, clothes and booties…cant wait to see how you decorate your home, but I think Nordstrom is still a little expensive for me..lol!! But do enjoy seeing their stuff..thank you!

  • Candy
    August 11, 2020

    Good Morning Sarah
    Sorry I have missed some of your blogs but I am healthy again. I can’t wait to go on the journey with you in what you will do to your beautiful home. Congratulations again

  • Suzee B
    August 11, 2020

    Beautiful AND big! Can’t wait to watch you decorate! And ten acres … I’m so jealous! Best of luck to you all!

  • Mary
    August 11, 2020

    How exciting Sarah, congratulations!! Let the work and fun begin!

  • Sandee
    August 11, 2020

    Sarah, I could not be more happy for you and your family.
    This wonderful house will be transformed into your home. Look forward to seeing it all. 💛

  • Shaylan
    August 11, 2020

    It’s so lovely! Congratulations! I can’t wait to watch you transform it in to your own!

  • Heather
    August 11, 2020

    I am soooo happy for you and your family! I am also so excited to see you transform your forever home! ❤️🏠

  • Misty Sullins
    August 11, 2020

    I love it!!! And the windows!! I love all the natural lighting.

  • Sarah
    August 11, 2020

    I’m so excited for you and I am so glad I get to follow along!

    • Tammy Clark
      > Sarah
      August 11, 2020

      I too am so happy for you. I love reading your blogs. Your decorating style is awesome. I am looking forward to watching you do your MAGIC!!! GOD BLESS you & your family & I am very proud for yall.

  • Lee
    August 11, 2020

    It’s beautiful!! I’m so EXCITED to watch your journey. We moved into our new house two years ago on 2.5 acres up on a ridge in So. Cal. with a gorgeous view. But no landscaping!! Now we wish we had PLANTED TREES right away! You’re a lot younger than we are, but this quote is still true: “The best time to plant a tree is two years ago. The second best time is today.”
    So Finally we went last weekend and bought 65 trees!!!
    We won’t get to see them reach full maturity, but at least we are finally getting them in the ground. 👏👏🌲🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳🌲

  • Robin Ridout
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations! I can not wait to see all of your changes to this open slate.

  • TRACEY HARTZLER
    August 11, 2020

    It looks amazing Sarah! I have been in the country since our girls were small (now 19 and 22) – I am excited to watch your journey having just found you through Cynthia! I see chickens in your future girl;)

  • Dollie Casas
    August 11, 2020

    So happy and excited for you!, can’t wait to see all your decorating.

  • Melissa
    August 11, 2020

    So excited for you guys!! Can’t wait to follow along with the progress and see this new construction become a cozy family home. Which lights did you choose for the island?? 🙂

  • Lisa
    August 11, 2020

    I’m so happy for you and your family. It’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to follow the journey. 💕

  • Renee
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations 🍾
    Your new house is beautiful!
    Can’t wait to see all your new
    projects!

  • Georgina Porter
    August 11, 2020

    WoW! It is going to be so much fun Sarah, transforming your new house into the home of your dreams i remember what that feeling is like when we first moved onto our new home its so exciting choosing pretty much everything from scratch and thinking about the colours and what will work in each room enjoy and have fun, although for you this will be easy you have such a good eye for the right colour or item for each room it will be a breeze for you take care .

  • Melissa
    August 11, 2020

    So excited to follow along with you on this journey!

  • Kelly Falk
    August 11, 2020

    It’s so beautiful! But I know once you put your stamp on it, the house will be AMAZING!! So happy for you and your family! I look forward to following this new chapter!

  • Mona
    August 11, 2020

    Absolutely love it! I’m so excited for you and your family!

  • Beth Runyon
    August 11, 2020

    It’s BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to see the finished product with your amazing talent! I live on 10 acres and have a little farm, chickens, goats, & pigs. Love our space as well. So fun for the kids to grow up!

  • Ruth
    August 11, 2020

    Cant wait to see all the changes ! So exciting when you have a blank slate. Congratulations on your home!! Its beautiful

  • Karen Costea
    August 11, 2020

    What a blessing for your sweet family! May The Lord encircle you throughout this journey and may your transition be governed with joy & peace! 💕

  • Dana Giroir
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations on the new home! Thank you for taking us along. I can’t wait to see what you do!

  • Anna Lancaster
    August 11, 2020

    So Happy for you and your family. Can’t wait to see all the new ideas.Enjoy !!!

  • Valerie
    August 11, 2020

    I love your blog! You have inspired me and my home-decor journey in so many ways 🤯
    Where are your new floors from again?

  • Tracy
    August 11, 2020

    Oh Sarah ! Awesome news! The house is just beautiful! So excited you are taking us on this journey! I’m just excited too that I get to redo a bedroom that my youngest daughter is moving out of! LOL! Coming to you for inspiration ❤️

  • Cindy@CountyRoad407
    August 11, 2020

    Congrats! I know it will transform into the most amazing home for all of you. Looking forward to following the journey. Enjoy!

  • Carol Holtorf
    August 11, 2020

    Looking forward to seeing you transform your new home. It already has good bones.

  • Allison
    August 11, 2020

    so excited for your family! Looks amazing!

  • Angela Servello
    August 11, 2020

    Congrats my love. Let the magic begin. Lots of best wishes to you and your family. Angela 🏠🙏💕🐔

  • Carol
    August 11, 2020

    Your house is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it decorated!

  • Michelle
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations! Cannot wait to see all the transformations you will be making. They are going to be amazing!

  • Brenda Wellington
    August 11, 2020

    Your new home is beautiful. I’m wondering what city and state you live in

  • Heather
    August 11, 2020

    Beautiful home!! Can’t wait to see you add your touches to it. So excited for you and your family!

  • Rhonda
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations! It’s just beautiful and I look forward so much to watching you nest and make it home!

  • Cathe
    August 11, 2020

    Gorgeous!!! Good Luck! Looking forward to see all u do!

  • Ramona Wampler
    August 11, 2020

    I’m excited too! Can’t wait to see all you do to make it your own!!!

  • Nancy Ferro
    August 11, 2020

    What state do you live in?

  • Lisa M McCoy
    August 11, 2020

    Very pretty home! Just curious what state your in, it looks kinda sandy desert. I’m in Tx with lots of clay, not too fun to garden in.

  • Ruthmartin
    August 11, 2020

    God bless you and your family on this new and wonderful journey may the lord pour out his blessings on

  • Joanne Hajdu
    August 11, 2020

    Amazing place to raise your beautiful family. God has already blessed this house, when he found you.

  • Deb Kiefer
    August 11, 2020

    I’m so happy for you and your family. Your new home is gorgeous.

  • Sally Brown
    August 11, 2020

    Oh, I am so excited for can’t wait to see your rooms come together. Enjoy!

  • Bernie
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see to see it all done.

  • Teresa
    August 11, 2020

    Congratulations on tbd new home!!! It’s beautiful,… looking forward to seeing how it all turns out when you settle in! Enjoy your new nest!!
    Teresa!

  • Vicki
    August 11, 2020

    Congrats, it’s beautiful! Having recently moved into a new home, one piece of advice I have ( as someone who loves to decorate and de-clutter, lol) is to not be too hasty to get rid of current decor and give yourself time to adjust to the new space. I almost got rid of some old things I had from my previous home, and then ended up finding the perfect place for it in the new house! If you are anything like me, you want it done NOW, but patience pays off. I have also painted old decor to give it a new look. (which of course, you are fabulous at!). I adore craftsman style, that is what we built and I love it! Enjoy your new space and all that land! So happy for you and your family!

  • Lorrie S
    August 12, 2020

    It will be wonderful having all that acreage.

  • Kellie
    August 12, 2020

    OH Sarah!! I am thrilled for you and your family & I can’t wait to see what you do with it!! it’s stunning, my friend!

  • Lisa
    August 12, 2020

    I am so happy and excited for you! Can’t wait to see how you decorate your new home….more fun things for me to copy!

  • Diane
    August 12, 2020

    Ahhhh Sarah your new home is gorgeous I am very happy for you and your family!! I look forward to all of your decorating and all the goo ideas you tell us about!!! Congrats!!!

  • Gayle
    August 13, 2020

    Looks wonderful Sarah. What a blessing our homes are, thank you Lord!
    It also looks very busy!…remember to spend time with Him because He’s the only thing that sustains us in this life 😊❤️

  • BUNCIE GIVENS
    August 13, 2020

    Beautiful home….very exciting for you and your family!!!

  • Becky A. Johnson
    August 13, 2020

    Congrats Sarah, I’m most likely a bit behind, but wanted to let you know I’m so happy for you!!!! Love the little set up on your porch! Those floors are going to be awesome!

  • Jena
    August 13, 2020

    Nice home, clothes and booties…cant wait to see how you decorate your home, but I think Nordstrom is still a little expensive for me..lol!! But do enjoy seeing their stuff..thank you!

  • Christy McGrath
    August 13, 2020

    Congratulations on your new 🏡 home. Love your posts and your inspiration ! ❤️

  • J
    August 14, 2020

    Yaay! Congrats , so happy for you. I’m ready for the same dream. Let’s go😍

  • Dia
    December 21, 2020

    New follower!! Came across your blog on LIKEtoKNOW.it. Have been following since then. Congratulations on your bee HOME!! It’s a beautiful house!! What flooring did you end up choosing?? I see it in the picture but needed the deets as I’m planning to replace our house flooring too. Please update when you get a chance. TIA