22 finally homeowners.

11.29.2010

We finally closed on our first house this past Friday!  Of course the entire weekend was spent hauling boxes and furniture and we still have a ton of things left to unpack, but it feels so great to have our own place to call home.

This weekend was filled with lots of ups and downs including:

-UP:  The UPS man bringing my new computer, complete with Illustrator and PHOTOSHOP!  No more editing pictures in Microsoft Picture Editor.
-UP:   Eating Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family at The White House, and playing with my niece and nephews.
-DOWN:  Tie down straps getting caught in the trailer tire and breaking the frame of my favorite white chair.
-UP:  Lots of fun visits from friends and family in our new house.
-DOWN:  Discovering that our beautiful pots and pans that we got as wedding gifts last year don't work on our induction stove!  Any pan recommendations or sales you want to share?
-UP:  Sleeping in my own bed for the first time in a month and half.
-DOWN:  Finding a puddle in the basement after a seal broke on the downstairs toilet within the first 24 hours of owning our house (all fixed now thanks to my husband).
-DOWN:  Getting to the back of the storage unit only to find the one row of boxes that fell over were marked "fragile" (and yes, I am too afraid to open them).
-UP:  Finding a link to my market tote in Sew, Mama, Sew's Handmade Holiday series! (If you are stopping by from over there, welcome!)
-UP:  Having a place to cut fabric for my giveaway tomorrow!  Make sure to come back, I don't think you'll want to miss this one.

22 comments:

  1. Welcome HOME! Isn't it the best feeling ever? :)

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  2. Yay! Congratulations! Must be great to finally be in your own house, and just in time for Christmas!
    As for pots that work on induction stoves, I have IKEA's 350+ pots and pans and they work. They have to be magnetic, or at least the bottom has to be, so if you go shop for new ones take a magnet with you to test them!

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  3. yea for Holly and the bijou hubs! :)

    so exciting.

    Makes me want a house of our own too!

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  4. welcome back and congratulations on the house!
    Moving scares me for all the "downs" listed above but I'm sure things will work out!

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  5. Yay!!! I'm so glad you guys are finally in your home :) LOL, I had to admit the snow caught me off guard- it's not something we see covering houses here in SO CAL.

    I'm sorry for all the downs, but there were some pretty good ups!

    Congratulations- and so cool that you got a link from Sew, Mama, Sew- that's awesome :)

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  6. Congratulations on your new home. And thank you for even thinking of giveaways with the tons of work you must be still having to do!

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  7. Congratulations! I hope the fragile stuff survived and that you feel settled soon. I'm so happy for you.

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  8. Yay! Congrats!!! and welcome back :)

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  9. Hooray, congrats!!! Enjoy the new house, and hopefully there will be WAY more ups than downs :-)

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  10. Congratulations on becoming homeowners!

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  11. Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. I remember that feeling. From here out you will definitely have more ups.

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  12. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear more about your home ownership :)

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  13. Yay!! This is amazing news how exciting :) Wishing you all the best for the move and hope you settle in ok. xxx Alex

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  14. Congrats! I'm sorry there have been some snags...that's just how it is with moving.

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  15. Oh, congrats!! It looks beautiful.

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  16. Congrats on the new house! How exciting!

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  17. congrats on finally having a home!! as for the ups & downs... as my dad says.... "that's life"

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  18. Enjoy you new house! Looks beautiful and I hope you can make your sewing room how you want it! I have enjoyed following your blog- inspires me to create! I'm just getting started on a baby quilt like one you've made. I love the tutorials, so I say I'd like more of them! :)

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  19. Congratulations, Holly! It reminds me that tomorrow makes a year since we moved into our new home. {My, how time flies!} Enjoy making your house a home... I know that you'll do it beautifully!

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  20. Congrats! Can't wait to see more pics!

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  21. Congrats! Talk about curb appeal!

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