Romantic Homes Magazine Feature + One Year

So this happened yesterday.


That’s our house in the August issue of Romantic Homes Magazine! If I didn’t bruise like a peach I’d ask someone to pinch me, because this feels like a dream. I snapped this photo yesterday right after I bought the magazine. It was definitely one of the most surreal moments of my life. That’s my house. And my Granny’s old vintage trunk. And it’s in a real-life magazine that people actually buy?! Crazy.

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Romantic Home Magazine

I’m just so grateful. I never would have imagined in a million years that I’d be seeing our house in a magazine. God is good. And I have to say how very thankful I am for all of YOU, here reading my blog and following my antics on Instagram and Facebook. I am so blown away by all the love and kindness I’ve received since starting this adventure about 8 months ago. Seriously, I can’t put into words how much I appreciate your support!

And what makes this magazine feature even more amazing is that yesterday was the one year anniversary of moving into our little 1980s fixer-upper. Yep, we’ve officially been here one year!

Little Vintage Nest

I took this picture on July 21st, 2015.

We had only been in the house a few days at this point. We were unpacking, already knee-deep in paint, but overjoyed to be in our new home. Goodness, that was the best feeling. If you read the story of how we got here, you know it wasn’t exactly easy. To make a long story short, it involved the four of us living in a dark, one-bedroom apartment for 7 weeks last summer. Yes, one bedroom. Four people. And fluorescent lights. It was definitely a rough season of life.

But we survived and it taught us so much–especially me. And now, one year later, I can say this has been the best year of my life. It’s actually hard for me to even put into words how much this last year, and our home, has changed me. Sure, you’re probably thinking how can a house change you, but it’s true. I have never felt so content or at peace in my life since moving here. And I think that’s all due to what we went through to get here and the fact that this house is a perfect fit for us.

Little Vintage Nest

I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for us. I’m chasing my dreams and enjoying every minute of it. I hope you’re doing the same. Life is too short to be unhappy. Thank you so much for being here and following our journey. I wish I could hug you all!


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  1. 7.19.16
    Pam said:

    It thrills my heart to hear my child say she is grateful to God, content, and fulfilled with life. So few people truly reach that point in their life journey. So young and so wise!!

  2. 7.20.16

    Congratulations!! When a house is a home it makes all the difference in the world šŸ™‚

    • 7.20.16
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Susanne! There really is no place like home. šŸ™‚

  3. 7.20.16
    Rose Ann said:

    That is awesome!!! Congrats, I will have to get a copy and check it out, love your blog. God is good!!!

    • 7.20.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks so much Rose Ann!

  4. 7.20.16
    Jonita said:

    Sarah, Went through the same thing as you and your husband did. We finally put it in
    Gods hands and we finally found the one that we liked and the paper work went through with no trouble. It was a year ago April 24, 2015. We started looking In January 2015. We love our home also. I love your blog. God is good!!!!!!!

    • 7.20.16
      Sarah said:

      It’s amazing what happens when you just let go and let God handle it. Too bad it always takes me so long to realize that! Thanks so much for all your support, I really do appreciate it! xoxo

  5. 7.20.16
    Jane said:

    I am so, so happy for you! You are so sweet, your personality shines in your excellent writing and your home really speaks to those of us who love to plan, thrift, create and fill the nooks and crannies with love.

    Keep up the good work. And darn! I nearly bought the magazine yesterday! I was in it back in 2013—I remember that thrill in the store and buying three copies!!!!


    • 7.20.16
      Sarah said:

      Jane, your sweet comment means so much to me. Thank you, I really appreciate that. And SO cool you were also in the magazine in 2013, I’m headed over now to check out your blog!

  6. 7.21.16
    Kellie said:

    I am so proud of you! Happy for you!! And in awe of you!!!

    • 7.24.16
      Sarah said:

      You’re the sweetest Kellie, thank you! xoxo

  7. 8.13.16
    Andrea Johnson said:

    Happy for you! Your pictures are so good! Are you using a real camera or your phone? Just curious? Love your blog!

    • 8.13.16
      Sarah said:

      Thank you! I used a Nikon D5100 for my photos on the blog.

  8. 9.19.16
    Meredith said:

    I love your home and so happy it was featured in Romantic Homes! What an honor for you! Keep posting your beautiful content and I will keep reading.