Sunday, February 27, 2011


You know how Oprah would announce to her audience all of the awesome prizes they got to take home?

Oprah: "You're all going home with a copy of John Mayer's new CD!!!!!"
Audience: ::Clapping, Screaming::

She would say it in such a way that it didn't matter what she was giving away, the audience was so excited. I mean, I'd even be thrilled and I was sitting on my couch, not bringing home the awesome gift. I'm not the only person, right?

Ok, now pretend that I'm Oprah, while I yell...

"Adam and I are moving into our first hommmeee!!!!" :)

Are you excited? I mean, my Oprah impression helped, right? Ok, ok... I guess it's not nearly as exciting to all of you as it is to us, but just play along, ok?

We have been searching for our new abode for about three months now. It started with looking at houses in the suburbs, to bigger apartments than we're in now, to hi-rises downtown and then back to houses. But this time the house is actually still in Atlanta! It's in a suburb-y area, but only about 10 minutes from downtown, which is fantastic! The other cool thing? It's closer to work for both of us! Score!

Here is our adorable three bedroom cottage... (And Adam modeling it for us...)

Yes, cottage. That's what it said in the ad and I'm stickin' to it!

Oh, be still my heart... I honestly think I was born in the wrong era! Old charm just makes me giddy. I love that the house hasn't been fully updated inside since it was built in 1947. Seriously, it's old. There are nice hardwood floors (phew!) and a new roof (double phew!), but for the most part everything is... old. And my heart couldn't be happier! Modern homes are oh, so nice (and probably a thousand times easier to work with), but it's not for us. Not right now, anyways.

We picked out paint colors for all of the rooms and started on the living/dining room today...

Thanks to all of John and Sherry's fabulous DIY information over at Young House Love, we were able to get in and out of Lowe's quickly, buying only exactly what we needed. We had about 45 minutes to work on it today.

This is the living room (before we started to paint):

And the living/dining room after:

Not too shabby... I cannot wait to get in there and get'er done! (Yes, I did just say that.) Obviously we have all of the trim left in this room, as well as the kitchen, bathroom, hallway and bedrooms to fully paint. I honestly love to paint, though, so those are not projects that I'm dreading. :)

We're not going to be updating anything kitchen/bathroom-wise because we're renting. As great of a time as it is to buy right now, we're just not ready for that big move. And I think that new crisp walls is all the TLC this little home needs anyway!

My next goal? Buying a new camera! Seriously. I am so tired of dull, blurry pictures. And I'm sure you all are too!

Hope your weekend was fabulous!
We had some b-e-a-utiful weather here in Atlanta, so we took Millie out to the Chattahoochee River. Blog post to come... ;)

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