Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our New Home


Last Tuesday, we closed on our new house.  Thursday we moved into our new house.  Friday and Saturday we painted and worked our butts off and I have slept for the past two days to recover.  Just kidding.  Only kind-of.  Paul’s mom and dad and my mom and dad were here over the weekend and let me just say that parents truly rock.  There is no way that we could have gotten anywhere without them here!

What a ride this has been.  And SO many of you have asked to see the new house.  So, ask and you shall receive.  Now first, a couple of things:  we have NOTHING on the walls yet so look past that.  Also, all of these are iPhone photos because it’s easier than my real camera.  And there are a couple of rooms that are still stacked high with paint cans, drop cloths and boxes so you won’t be seeing those.

We painted a lot of walls yellow.  If you know me at all, you are not surprised by this.  We also have a few grey walls and a brown dining room – and I’m so in love with it.  We still have a lot of little projects like light fixtures, window treatments (those are stuck in the 80’s for now) and so on.  We are just so excited to be here and I’m excited to share with you.  So here you are!

Emma was not so impressed by all of the boxes and chaos.  She just chilled in this box for hours.  In case you were wondering – most of the house started out in that sea-green color that is on the walls in this picture.


The kitchen. The far door goes into the dining room; the door on the left and window above the sink look into the family room which is currently serving as my “office” and will eventually have some comfy furniture in it. To the right, there is a door that goes to the basement and into the hallway to another bedroom and bathroom.  There is also a door that goes upstairs to the bedroom and bathroom up there.


The “office” that I mentioned above.  I really love this space.  Sliding doors go out onto the back deck and I love the built-in shelves.  This room and the master are part of an add-on which is why you can see brick here – it used to be the outside of the house.  These walls are grey, even though you really can’t see it well here.


On the other side of the kitchen is a sunroom – windows all around, white walls, sliding doors that go out to the deck too.  For now, it’s my photography studio!

The dining room.  The paint color: caramelized onion. Because what other color would I choose?  Actually, Paul chose this one and I couldn’t be happier with it.  That light fixture will eventually be replaced too.


The living room.  I love these walls…actually, this whole room!  The TV will eventually be mounted on the wall above the fireplace.  We totally fell in love with the hardwood floors in this house.  I love them more and more every day!

And the master. More yellow walls.  I couldn’t get a good shot of the master bathroom but the walls are grey and the brown carries in there.  The grey replaces PINK walls (and trim and wood work and vent covers).  It was like a bottle of Pepto spilled in that bathroom and no one ever cleaned it up.  I like pink as much as the next girl but this was insane people.  The grey is much more my style.


Our new back deck.


From which we receive these stellar sunsets!  house sunsets

And there is most of the house.  I have some DIY projects on my list which I may end up sharing here if they are worthy!


101 Responses to “Our New Home”

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    michelle — February 6, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    Sweet! Congrats!!! That sunroom looks lovely and the deck! pretty, pretty 🙂

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 6, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    I can’t believe how set up you are already, good for you!! Those hardwood floors are gorgeous – remind me of the first little house I bought on my own…so substantial and warm and cozy. And that deck, along with those sunsets, fab! Enjoy your new home!!!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:20 am

      Thank you so much, Brenda!

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    Julia — February 6, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Loving the kitchen & sun room..oh and that deck! Beautiful. Congratulations!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      Thank you Julia!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — February 6, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Seriously love it!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks, lady!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 6, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I LOVE IT! That back deck is gorgeous, and the sunroom? I’m totally jealous over here 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Thank you so much Megan!

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    Sheila — February 6, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Very exciting time for you both! What a great spot you found! Very happy for you xoxoox.

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Thank you, sweet friend!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — February 6, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I’d love to see the DIY projects as you go! It’s looking great already, and I just love yellow walls!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:13 am

      Thank you, Anna!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 6, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Congrats on your beautiful new house! It has such great character!!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:12 am

      That is what we fell in love with, thanks, Lauren!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 7, 2013 @ 2:57 am

    Oooh… a photography studio! Love it. The entire house looks great and I love how cozy it is. Big kitchen, too. I hope you’ll be really happy in your new place. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:09 am

      Thanks Erin, we love it so far!

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    Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — February 7, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Cassie your new house is so cute! I’m totally jealous of your gorgeous sunroom space….all that delicious light! Congrats:)

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    Denise — February 7, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    Oh that is just beautiful!! I love the house and the back deck and view—awesome! So glad you have such a nice space to live, relax, work and entertain!

  12. #
    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — February 7, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    Love this post! And can I just say I am GREEN with envy over your studio!

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    Deborah — February 8, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I love it, Cassie!! And a sunroom? I’m so jealous!!

  14. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — February 8, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    love love love, esp that deck! we have a back patio that we live on all spring/summer/fall! 🙂

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — February 9, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Congratulations! Your new home is lovely and will be even more so when you’ve finished adding all your personal touches. I wish I had a little office off my kitchen and your light filled photography “studio” will be the envy of every blogger. May you have many years of joy in your new home!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — February 11, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    The deck is gorgeous–wow! Congratulations on your new home! And now I feel totally inadequate after seeing how organized your props are. 🙂

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    Meghan — February 11, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    It’s beautiful, Cassie! It will be so much fun for you two to put your stamp on it! That deck is gorgeous!


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