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We’re done……papers are signed, keys are in hand. Yay!

Good news!  We’re done with this whole house buying thing.


And I’ve been a little absent the past few days because of it.  So many phone calls, papers to sign, repairs to begin, arrangements to be made.  Wow.  What a little ol’ adventure we’re having.  But really, we couldn’t be more excited.  We thought we would surely be renters for life……but are happy to paying our own mortgage now, not someone else’s.  ;)




Now it’s time for the real fun to begin. 


This home is begging for fresh paint on its walls.  ALL of them.  Oh, and ceilings too.  We like white ceilings but almost every room has colored ceilings.  Good thing Steve and I are REALLY tall and can reach those suckers! ;)





Yeah, this bathroom needs a little love.  In due time……




The living room needs a little TLC as well.  I’m not a fan of the colors, or the blinds, or those frames on the wall.




They were built right onto the wall……so we need to start prying them off.  Oh, I hope they don’t tear down the dry wall as we pull them off.  I guess we’ll learn as we go…




This house is all oak trim.  I am seeing many MANY days of turning oak trim into white trim in our future.

*****More pictures of the inside to come…….especially as we start tearing things apart and transforming each room.  Eeeeeeh! :)




But we love her.  (Yes, I guess the house is a her.)  And until we get all of our stuff in there (this weekend)…….she’s just a house.


But truly, I can’t wait to turn her into our home.

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Thanks for hanging in there while we’re juggling life for a bit.  I have several things that I’ve started and can’t wait to share.  I just need to edit a few more pictures…..but they’ll be coming soon.


Oh, and in case you were wondering about home renovation projects………YES, they are a-coming.  They will be sprinkled in here, there and oh, probably everywhere.  Can’t wait! :)


Talk soon….



Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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