Sunday, January 13, 2013

New home and a Blog Party coming up!

Hello sweet friends! I am so sorry I have been MIA for a couple of months. Life has been quite hectic around here. We started looking for a home to buy in September. Every day off we were looking with the realtor. We made 3 offers on 3 different homes and each was accepted and held for a period of 7 days only to have someone outbid us or pay cash. It was ridiculous and an emotional roller coaster. The market here is hot and there is a lot of money here so you actually have people coming in and paying cash for them. 

I can't imagine having that much extra cash. The realtor explained to us that real estate is a better investment for them right now since the stock market is so out of whack (not her words but mine). So the home you see in the upper rt corner is our home that we have yet to close on. We are currently renting it until the sellers have their paperwork in order. I don't want to bore you with the details but let's just say we have had some major ups and downs with this buying experience. The other homes we have purchased have never been this difficult.

I have been perusing Pinterest photo's for ideas on all sorts of things like landscaping, which will be fun and challenging because we have a 1/2 acre with 18 trees and we love to have a vegetable garden so we need light. Right now the yard looks like a park.

We have a wooden front door with a very cool speakeasy ( a small door that opens so we can see who is at the door and speak through it) How fun, huh?. Reminded me of the Wizard of Oz. lol 
You may have noticed the journal in the lower rt corner of the first photo. That is because I am part of a Round Robin Art Journal group and we are having a blog party this coming weekend with a GIVEAWAY art journal and goodies to embellish it with. So make sure you stop by this coming weekend for a chance to WIN!
See you later


  1. Tammy it sounds like an emotional journey you've had getting there, these things are so stressful aren't they?! But you've done it ... congratulations on your new home! I hope you have much happiness there. And can I just say ... I want a front door just like yours!!

    Nice to see your journal again and I'll look forward to admiring what's inside at the party! x

  2. Congrats on your home- I LOVE that front door and can't wait to begin following all the progress as you give it your special touch. You've certainly worked hard for it!
    I'm so excited about our party and even MORE excited for our NEW books to begin their new travels. So much FUN!

  3. Sorry to that its been a struggle of late but glad that you're in a beautiful house right now. I wish for you a speedy resolve on the sale going through. Your tree filled land looks so amazing. I can see you sitting out there creating and being inspired.
    Kat Xx


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