Life in the New House

Well helllllo there sunshine and happy Wednesday to you! I apologize for my absence over the last week or so–it’s been crazy town over here as we’ve been moving into the new house and adjusting to life in the country. It’s been exhausting and exciting all at the the same time. Plus the kids are officially back in school now, so these last few days have been a whirlwind to say the least. But I thought it would be fun to pop in quick today to share a few photos of how things are coming along in the new house! I’m still trying to figure out where I want furniture and how things fit in this new space, but I’ve had fun putting together a few cozy spots.

It’s been fun to see how my furniture and decor looks in the new house. I still have a long ways to go to make this place feel like home, but it’s already feeling cozy. I still need window treatments and I’m working on getting those done ASAP. I also have a long list of projects that are still in the works, but one day at a time, right?! I have plenty of time for all the projects and I can’t wait to share that process!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and hanging out for a bit. I always appreciate it! xo

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75 Comments

  1. Melissa wrote:

    It’s so beautiful. So happy for your family! It’s coming along so quickly, both the construction and the decorating. I’m obsessed with your idea of throw pillows in baskets. An excuse to get more pillows AND more baskets!! I wish I could do blankets in baskets but my kitties would have them full of cat fur in 6.7 seconds. LOL. The pillows they will leave alone as long as there are no tassles. 😉

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  2. Candace wrote:

    Sarah your house already looks amazing. Can’t wait to see what window treatments you do! Enjoy this time settling in and back to school for the kids! School and decorating should bring some normalcy to this crazy time for you!!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  3. Ramona Wampler wrote:

    I am loving it so much! Everything looks so cozy and inviting! Hope the kids are liking their new school too!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  4. yvonne richardson wrote:

    The house is beautiful! I am moving over the weekend and my new house looks very much like yours. What size area rug did you use with your sofa? I’m having a hard time deciding on size!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  5. Josi wrote:

    I love your photos. I am planning a big move too.
    Staging and packing…

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      oh fun, good luck Josi!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Kimberly wrote:

      It’s truly a work of beauty Sarah love every little bit from the corners to end and beginning of each room. Daily posts of pictures are purely inspiring positively uplifting thanks for sharing.

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  6. Amy wrote:

    Everything is gorgeous, Sarah! Remember to have fun with it! It’s so tempting to want everything done all at once with a new house but you’ll get there! It’s a journey. May God bless you and your new home! Take care!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yes such a good reminder Amy!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  7. Kimberly Langson wrote:

    I absolutely love your new home!!! I hope you And your family always enjoy!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      You’re so sweet, thank you Kimberly!! xoxo

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
      • Bernadette Anderson wrote:

        Can’t wait to take the journey of creating a home with you.

        Posted 8.26.20 Reply
      • Sandy Mccrea wrote:

        Love it
        .looks so light bright n airy…looks gorgeous

        Posted 8.26.20 Reply
      • Lori wrote:

        Greetings from Nevada!
        Sarah You home looks amazing. Already! Enjoy it. I know you will be having so much fun with every detail. Where did you find the white knives set? Best wishes in your new home!
        🌻🏡

        Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  8. Shaylan wrote:

    Everything looks so fresh and cozy! A combo I have a hard time achieving. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  9. Shirley wrote:

    As much as I do love your new surrounds, I will sure miss your old. I’ve grown fond of your dining room and living room. Well we all must move on at some point..lol. It’s a beautiful new house and I know in no time at all you will have it looking lived in! Congratulations!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha I hear you Shirley! But hopefully I can re-create that cozy feel here in this new home!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  10. Suzee B wrote:

    So far, just perfect! The house is beautiful and quite large! Enjoying following your journey!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      you’e so sweet, thank you Suzee!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  11. Your new home is so welcoming, warm, and clean!
    Nothing like all your hard work coming together so well, especially with kids/school etc. You are amazing!
    Please advise on your kitchen countertops. Are they granite or quartz?

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Kristine! You’re so kind. And I believe the tops are granite.

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
      • Dana wrote:

        Love it all. So nice!
        Will you put up curtains or mini blinds? I’d hate to cover those beautiful windows.
        I’m always curious when seeing floating furniture as to how you read. Do u have outlets in your new floor or puck lights in the ceiling?

        Posted 9.2.20 Reply
  12. The house looks absolutely beautiful Sarah! Congratulations – I know it was a struggle, but all things worth having are worth waiting for and I know you put your trust and faith in God that everything would work out and it did. I can’t wait to see how you pull everything together 🙂 xoxo

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Amen to that! Def putting our trust in God right now with all the changes. He is good!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  13. I love what you have done so far and so happy you are using your old furniture. So many people buy new furniture when they move into a new home. I just adore yours and in fact I bought the recliner that you got from Walmart. When moving, just remember to not hurry yourself and take breaks. No time for a burnout.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes! Trying to use as much of our old furniture as possible!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  14. Candy wrote:

    Good Morning Sarah
    May you have many years of new memories in your new home. It is beautiful and you will have it perfect. God bless you and your family

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Candy! Appreciate you. xo

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  15. Mary wrote:

    I really enjoy living vicariously through so much of your life! Love your new house and the open space outdoors. You are doing a great job—don’t forget to give yourself and those around you grace when the stress closes in😍. Agree, the blue skies and white clouds are a welcome sight this morning!! The smoke smell is still pretty strong.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah thank you Mary!! And yes, the blue sky is so beautiful today!!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  16. BUNCIE GIVENS wrote:

    Everything looks beautiful!!!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you!! xo

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  17. Where did you get that black lamp over by the striped chair?

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  18. Kathleen A Livick wrote:

    Just gorgeous!! I alsi bought the white sweater you had from Walmart. com and it’s great, God bless

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      oh that’s awesome!!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  19. Linda Lester wrote:

    I love ur new home.
    You are an amazing decorator and I’m sure it will be beautifully finished soon. Good luck 😊👍🏻
    😊👍🏻

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Linda, I appreciate that! xo

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  20. Lena wrote:

    Congratulations on the move! I can’t believe how much unpacking and settling in you have done. Your new home looks beautiful. So inviting, clean, fresh and cozy. You will have wonderful times making memories there. Thanks for sharing and giving us a tour!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha thanks Lena, it’s been a busy few days that’s for sure!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  21. Sharon wrote:

    Beautiful. So bright and cheery. God’s blessings upon all of you and your new home!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Sharon! xoxo

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  22. Linda wrote:

    Looks like you have a great start in making this house your new home. Beautiful!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Linda!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  23. Deborah wrote:

    Dear Sarah,
    Congratulations on the new house for you and your family!
    What a blessing to see you and your creativity at work. Wow, I love it! The coziness what a great place to enjoy the vistas.
    Blessings and great appreciation for you Sarah. I will read your blog and sit down with tea and the great sent of the candle you created Warm Carmel Crumble.
    You and your home are lovely!
    Deborah

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh Deborah, you are so sweet!! So glad you got the candle and you’re enjoying it. Grateful to have you here!! xo

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  24. Sharon wrote:

    Those floors are everything!!😍

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  25. Vicki wrote:

    Oh, Sarah, it’s coming together beautifully! It’s definitely a process. I love to decorate, but when we moved into our new house in April, it was overwhelming, and there were spaces that totally stumped me, but then I would have a lightbulb moment and realize I had something that would work. (I have a pretty big stash, lol!). I’ve had to be careful about donating items, because I almost gave away some things that I ended up finding the perfect spot for. It definitely helps to live in your space awhile to figure out how it needs to function for your family. As long as the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets are organized where you can find practical things you need for daily living, for my sanity I needed to focus on those areas first! Enjoy the process, and thanks for sharing your beautiful new home!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  26. Cindi Oliver wrote:

    LOVE IT ALL! I want the floors, the recliners, the egg chair!! Still waiting for those recliners to go on sale again! LOL! I’m waiting it out until the holidays to see! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, very inspiring!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh yes, I hope those recliners go on sale soon too! I need two more for our basement. ha!

      Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  27. Jessica Allen wrote:

    I am enjoying the process with you in your Instagram stories. That bench is PERFECT under the window. You have to order one.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  28. glenda lafont wrote:

    I’m so happy for all of you.
    It is looking so good.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  29. Carol Stepp wrote:

    From the view out your windows, you have lots of open land around you. The view is stunning. The pictures you posted of your new home are absolutely beautiful. I
    can imagine with your finishing touches that it will be indeed cozy.
    You are one lucky family to have this new home and its surroundings. Just beautiful.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  30. Dahlia wrote:

    Wow! What an inspiration of the beautiful work you do, blessings 🙏

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  31. Anna lancaster wrote:

    It looks great and bless you with all the happiness in your new home and journey.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  32. Sue wrote:

    I love your new home. I can’t wait to see the finished decor. We are building a new sunroom so it’s good to see what others are doing in their homes. Love your floors

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  33. Angela Servello wrote:

    Wow, what a beautiful house. Those windows are magnificent, and the view of your land is truly amazing. I’m so happy for you and your family. What a wonderful place to raise your children and get into nature. I’m so jealous of all the fun you are going to have making this house into “your dream home”. Have a ball, but by now you know me, always take a breath, have a cup of coffee with our Lord and let his strength come into your body and soul. Lots of love and good wishes to you, Angela 💕

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  34. Robin wrote:

    Love the nook with the two chairs💕. All of it is looking fantastic!!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  35. Sandy Mccrea wrote:

    Love it
    .looks so light bright n airy…looks gorgeous

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  36. I love that seating area with the two chairs and the black cabinet!!! LOVE. Turning this house into your home will take time, and I’m happy to be along for the ride! One question: Do you really need window treatments right away? Looks like you have no real close neighbors, so maybe those can take a bit longer to choose instead of rushing? To make sure you get what is exactly right after you get your furniture and accessories chosen? I did blinds in our bedroom, because we needed the darkness to sleep, but every other window in the house was naked until I got the new furniture in. I’m so glad I waited. What I thought I wanted upon first moving in, was not what I wanted a few months later. I’m really glad I waited. Congrats on your new home!!! excited for you.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  37. Jan Iannone wrote:

    It looks absolutely beautiful! So happy for you all! I pray the children have an easy transition to their new school!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  38. You have really done a great job in such a short time. Take a moment to rest! So enjoy hearing from you.

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  39. Deedra wrote:

    Sarah, your new home looks so nice!! Love the views as well as what you have been able to do in such a short time. Did you use Alabaster in your new home? Walls are very pretty!! So happy for you!!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  40. Peggy CLIFFORD wrote:

    I think your organization with beautiful design is amazing 😉!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  41. Julie Chase wrote:

    Where did you get the basket with the pillows in it, in the sweet nook with the striped chairs?!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply
  42. Ruth wrote:

    I love how your house is coming together!! You have so many cozy spots. Cant wait to see how it progresses

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  43. Tracie Jones wrote:

    It looks very pretty so far! It feels ao open and spacious. You will be able to add your wish list items. I bet it was very busy getting things moved in and unpacked. I remember doing that moving into our house, and my child is a dog, not human children. 😉 Be sure and carve out some time to put your feet up with a good book (or a good nap)…….. I am looking forward to seeing your projects, but be sure to rest, too. 😉

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  44. Ahhhhh, so pretty Sarah! Love that little seating area. I’m sure it will be so cozy, when you get done!!!!!! Ha Are we really ever done? Have a great day and blessings in your new home! xoox

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  45. Michelle wrote:

    Sarah,
    I’m new to your blog, and just married and have a condo to make mine so I’m loving taking this journey of newness with you! Looks wonderful and comfy .

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  46. Sheilah Perry-Rosales wrote:

    Love the new house! Just one thing living in the country and mountains I hope you have a big pickup truck and a snow blade!♥️

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  47. Lea wrote:

    Your new house looks great! It’s all coming together beautiful ❤️

    Posted 8.28.20 Reply
  48. Carol wrote:

    Great beginning! I’ll be continuing to watch your stories! Love watching it all come together!

    Posted 8.28.20 Reply
  49. muriel wrote:

    Wow!! Everything looks amazing!!!! You definitely inspire me.

    Posted 8.29.20 Reply
  50. Lisa wrote:

    Where did you get your black chairs?

    Posted 8.31.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Those are from Wayfair!! They’re all sold out now, unfortunately.

      Posted 8.31.20 Reply

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