December 26, 2012

Newest Member of the Mortgage Club

Among many...and I mean MANY, Christmas blessings (more to come tomorrow!) Beau and I closing on our very first home that we built all on our own (well...hired people to build) from start to finish was by far the biggest blessing we could have ever asked for! It's been a long (emphasis on the LONG) stressful and fun journey we've been on since May of this year but we are so madly in love with our new place we call "home" that I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.

And it all started right here...a plot of grass and some dirt.

It was no coincidence our closing date was scheduled for 12/21/12 at 12pm, which according to the Mayans, this day would be deemed as the "end of the world". Ironic? I think not.
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Moving during the holidays was the worst decision ever...I'll be the first to admit that...so if we look completely exhausted in any of those pics, we were. And still are.

I promise a full house tour will be coming soon! Let me get some stuff on the walls and get settled, people! ;)

PS: this week's Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. link up is on hold. We all have SO much going on trying to recover from the holidays so Katie & I are giving everyone this week off. (You're welcome!) But be sure to link back up with us next week and show off all your Pinterest goods you made over the holidays!!  I know I will be! ;)

57 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!! It is beautiful! I love your dark cabinets. I just recently did this to our golden oak cabinets in our bathroom and kitchen. What is weird, is your bathroom counters look just like the ones we got installed after I re-did the cabinets. Crazy...can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes-I LOVE dark cabinets with light countertops! We're so pleased with they way they came out!

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  2. It is absolutely gorgeous! And the landscaping is already finished?!?! Craziness!

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    1. Thank you!!! And yes-they finish the landscaping right before the house is completed. Thank goodness!

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  3. yall are amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of the house :-)

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    1. Thank you, Darby!! I'll have a full house post soon! :)

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  4. O.M.Goodness I am just in LURVE with your place. I mean I seriously BLEEPING love it... and if that is you and Beau looking tired well then I can't imagine you on a good day... Oh wait I can... You are just gorgeous girl and you are absolutely stinking beaming with happiness! Makes me super giddy! Can't wait to see more of the hizzy... PS we are moving in two weeks and I haven't done a dang thing! Gah

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    1. Thank you so much!! We're pretty in love right now!! And trust me...when I say we were tired...we were exHAUSTED! I fell asleep before 7pm the day we moved lol.

      2 weeks!? Ahh! You better get your butt in gear girl! ;)

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  5. Breath-taking! Congrats my love :)

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  6. Love your new house! So gorgeous. :) where did you find your couch? It is perfect for the space!

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    1. Thank you so so much!! Our couch is from one of our friend's furniture stores, Color & Tailor. It's a custom furniture place here in Houston where you get to pick out the couch, length, width, fabric, colors, ottoman, cushions, etc. We're very pleased with the way it turned out!

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  7. Wow your home is beyond gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you!! It was a huge undertaking so I'm glad it's over with and we're finally moved it!!

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  8. You guys are the cutest! and J & I just LOVE the new place! Congrats!!

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    1. Aw thanks, Meagan!! Thank you for coming over and celebrating with us!! The Prosecco was PERFECT!! :)

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  9. It's beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE it. And I also love that turquoise shirt you wore to the closing...adorable!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!!! We are very in love! :) And the shirt...psssh-that thing is like 5 years old..not kidding! (But thank you!)

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  10. Congrats, it's beautiful!! I'm totally jealous of your bathroom sinks/counter area. I was just telling my husband yesterday that I'd love to have a built in vanity!!

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    1. THank you so much!! And yes...the built in vanity was my ONE and only "have to have" when we were looking at houses!! Definitely a must for any girl!

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  11. Your house is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations to you and your hubby!! I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank you so so much!!! I'll be posting many more pics soon...promise! ;)

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  12. Congrats on moving in, finally! The last time I moved it was 2 weeks before Thanksgiving & I thought that was stressful. I couldn't imagine trying to do it the weekend of/before Christmas! It already looks like a "home" though! Congrats again & can't wait to see the rest!

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    1. Thank you sweet girl! Moving is hectic on it's own...nonetheless 3 days before Christmas lol.

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  13. Moving during the holidays may have been hard, but look @ that beautiful house you have to show for it!!! So gorgeous, seriously!!!!!!! :) Happy for you & Beau. What a wonderful Christmas gift! Hope to see you soon. :)

    xo
    Kristen

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    1. Thank you girly!!! Yes-it was truly a wonderful Christmas for us. Hope yours was great, too!!

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  14. Your house is just gorgeous Steph, congrats to you and Beau! :)

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    1. Thank you so so much!!! It feels so good that all that stress and hard work planning it all and picking everything out is FINALLY paying off!!

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  15. Your house is seriously gorgeous! Would you mind sharing where you got your couch? You may have already and I might have totally missed that... whoops! I'm seriously in love with it though!

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    1. Aw thanks, Whitney!! The couch is from one of our friends who owns a custom furniture company in town called Color & Tailor. He does an awesome job and for it being custom, he's really reasonable. You get to pick out the style, arms, cushions, fabric, length, width, etc... :)

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  16. Congrats! How exciting. Your new house is gorgeous. :)

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    1. Thank you so so much!! :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thank you girly!! Hope you had a great Christmas! Happy new year!!

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  18. Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful! So happy for y'all!!!

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  19. We moved Thanksgiving weekend and it was awful, so I can only imagine what moving near Christmas is like. Congrats on your new home, Steph. For the first two weeks in our new home I woke up every day feeling like I was living in someone else's much nicer house. It takes forever for it to sink in!

    Very curious about the other "Christmas Blessings" you speak of. That champagne flute looks very full... :)

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  20. Your house is gorgeous! :) Congratulations and Happy Holidays! :)

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  21. Yay! Congrats! There is nothing like decorating your first home!

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  22. YAY!!! Congrats on closing and getting to move in!! How exciting!! You're home is beautiful. Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  23. Congrats! The house is beautiful but doing all that during the holidays sounds so stressful! My goodness. Well you will enjoy it in the new year. We watched our house be built too and it was so exciting. Welcome to the mortgage club!

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  24. Congrats! Your house is insanely beautiful! I know that you are so proud! Can't wait for all the house posts!

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  25. Congrats! I can't wait to see more pics :)

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  26. Congrats!! i'm so so sooo happy for you two! The house looks absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  27. So happy for you guys! We woke up at our house on Christmas morning three years ago on an air mattress :) You have already done more in your house than we have done in 3 years. LOL!

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  28. So absolutely gorgeous!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

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  29. Congratulations, it is BEAUTIFUL! My hubby and I purchased our home last year and it has taken this long to finally get it to feel like "ours" :) Have lots of fun decorating and making your house a home!

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  30. your home is so gorgeous! can't wait for the home tour when you're ready! congrats to you both!

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  31. What an absolutely AMAZING Christmas gift! Congrats to you all. I cannot wait to see a full home tour. From the preview, it's gorgeous!!!

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  32. Congratulations! :) Your home is beautiful! I'm ready for the home tour so I can pin it all on my "future dream home" board, ha! I am an existing member of the mortgage club but I'm already planning for the future ;)

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  33. Your home is so pretty, can't wait to see the rest! I love your couch, where is it from?

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  34. Congratscongratscongrats!! Home-ownership is so fun! Can't wait for the full tour :))

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  35. Your house is gorgeous! So exciting! Can't wait for the full tour :)

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  36. Congrats! Looks great... can't wait to see the full tour!

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  37. Love the house! Congrats!

    =) Brooke

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