Making Brittney Lane our Home

Like I said, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!! We enjoyed our apartment while it lasted (mostly it’s view), but were certainly ready to get out. God opened the doors at the perfect time and guided us to a new home-sweet-home of our very own. Our good friend, Lindsay, had just become a licensed relator and was more than happy to help us on our hunt. She went above and beyond helping us find the right home and answering every question we had, as well as putting us in touch with the right people along the way.

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Our hunt only consisted of a few different houses before we started feeling at peace with this specific one. It was actually the very first one we looked at, and it just kept growing on us as we looked at other options. The fact that it’s in a little neighborhood is not something we planned on, but it’s on the edge of town and in a quiet cul-de-sac which we love. I have about the same distance of drive to work, but can now conveniently swing by Starbucks whenever I want :). Tommy is closer to work and we are now only 7 minutes from Katie, Chris, and our sweet nephew, as opposed to the previous 20+ minutes depending on traffic. Such a win-win all around.

The house was move-in ready, but we decided to do some painting before moving things in to make it our own and freshen up the space. We have a good amount of yard-space both in front and back with lots of potential. We’ve already done a little sprucing up in the front (weeding and a few potted plants) but have lots of dreams and ideas to add color, character, curb appeal, produce and….chickens!!!!

For now I’ll give a quick little tour and show you some before/afters…

entryway
Before…

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After…

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living room
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After…

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kitchen
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After…

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master bedroom
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After…

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bedroom 1
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After…

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bedroom 2
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After…

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We still have a few small ‘projects’ for in the house, but overall we are nice and settled. I told Tommy when we started looking that I wanted to be in a house before school started. I’m so thankful we found our home quickly giving us plenty of time to be settled before I go back to the ole classroom. I can’t imagine trying to do it all at once.

I’m sure I’ve said this a million times now, but we are absolutely loving having our own place and more space for entertaining. 🙂

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