If you’ve been following my blog for long, you’ve picked up a few things about my family. We’re a multiracial family, I like to adopt pets while my husband is at work, and we move… a lot. We’re at it again!
We just closed on our new home! Purchasing a home is one of the most exciting things! We started looking for our dream home a few months ago. We anticipated we’d end up starting the process sometime after March. We wanted to have enough time to find the perfect place and be able to save.
We had only been looking for about a week when I got a text from my husband. One sentence would send our family into a whirlwind and change all of our plans.
Check out this house!
I fell in love with it right away! We decided to drive by it that afternoon and our pastor hooked us up with a realtor from our church. We ended up hating the house after seeing it in person.
It’s the funny thing about house hunting. A house that looks so perfect in pictures can feel completely different in person.
Nonetheless, that house started us on our house hunting journey. We absolutely loved our realtor, Michaela and decided we wanted to keep looking. About one week later, we found Our Fixer Upper House.
The funny thing is that we had skipped over it the first time we saw it. The pictures made the house look like something we wouldn’t like. However, it was sitting on 2 acres and my husband decided to add it to our list of houses to see.
In order to get to this little gem, you have to drive down this windy little road into our woods. Yes, our woods! It’s absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted to have a yard that my kids could play in all day long. The woods were a dream I never thought I’d be able to have!
The inside is a bit of a different story. It took my much longer to fall in love with. It’s much more outdated and needed a good bit of work. However, every episode of Fixer Upper that my husband and I had spent watching together kicked in and made us realize we could turn it into Our Fixer Upper.
It simply needed a fresh coat of paint, elbow grease, and some Joanna Gaines magic!
This house definitely has its charm. It has a 70’s vibe everywhere you go. It even has its own intercom system! My husband was going to get rid of it but I quickly reminded him it meant we could yell at our kids wherever they went!
Not to mention the popcorn ceiling…
Every single room had popcorn ceiling and we knew it would be the first thing we’d get rid of when we moved in! As soon as you started to get lost in the work the house needs, you simply need to walk outside and see why it’s all worth it.
The peaceful backyard makes every moment of work worth it. Especially when you hear how it influences you kid’s imaginations. It’s not just a backyard for my boys.