Friday, October 14, 2016

Our New Home Story

If you have been following Miss Dixie for some time {thank you!} y'all know how we moved into our fixer upper two and a half years ago. At the time, that sweet little house is exactly what I needed and wanted. It needed lots of love and work...and we gave it that. It went from an outdated 1973 ranch to an up to date 2016 renovation. We saw that it needed desperate attention, but had so much potential, and that is what it got. We are so proud of our little ranch and how far it came. The only major thing left on our to-do list was a completely new kitchen. It was certainly updated but not a full renovation like we dreamed of. We love to cook and we are at that stage of life with children when so much of your time is spent in the kitchen. Oh... another biggie! We added a priceless addition to our family, who resided in one of our three bedrooms. All bedrooms were now occupied and happily so. When we moved into our house, cards were still on the table for more children. Not that we didn't want more, I just never wanted to with out a doubt assume we would be gifted with more children!

We had begun some discussions about some changes we wanted to make. I think mostly because I had spent a good part of the summer indoors with a newborn and toddler and things were really apparent what we lacked in our house. The thought came across our minds about building. I was not up for building. I had just seen my parents build a new beach house and seen the day to day ordeal of building. We had a little taste of building when we had input on our first home and that was enough in itself. We also decided large additions and renovations were off the table. I'm not sure why, but I just popped over to Zillow to browse just to see what was out there, even though we weren't looking to move. I came across this adorable house. I fell in love immediately, wondering how houses like this were even for sale in my area with out me knowing. But, I quickly dismissed it and moved on. A few days later, one of my dear friends {also in the market for a new house} sent me the same house listing telling me that she had found my new house. She didn't even know I had been browsing already! I told her to hush up....Stephen would not be on board with a move :) However, I told myself otherwise and convinced him into a showing that same weekend. This house filled the gaps of what we were missing in our current one, without compromising the detail and character that we love in a house. We are definitely old house people :) The rest is all the nitty gritty details of trying to sell your house and buy a new one. Lots of bargaining, strategizing, hoping, waiting and patience. Fortunately, it was not a long process for us since both our buyer and seller were ready to move...but, I am sure glad to have that off my shoulders.


Yep, there are some changes to be made, but nothing major  like our last house! What we plan to do will be completed within the next few weeks. I'm thinking big here and hoping I can keep y'all updated in real time even if its just tid-bits each day.

These are a few photos taken from our first showing that I snapped, but I will share more soon!





Thanks again for following along!

14 comments:

Chelsea said...

How exciting :) Can't wait to see the rest!!
Happy Friday Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

KatiePerk said...

Love that brick porch! I can't wait to see more. Congratulations!

Natasha said...

thrilled for you and your next adventure friend!!!!! big congrats on the new house... LOVE that staircase detail, too

Zelle B. said...

Yay for a new house adventure! I did love your old one. And that staircase - gorgeous!

Zelle
Southern Style

agalandherdog said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this adorable house!

Samma said...

Congratulations!! So exciting- I can't wait to see more!

Social Dearest said...

Congrats! Cant wait to follow along with your move.. and decorating ;)

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The Reedy Review said...

Congratulations, I'm so excited for y'all! Can't wait to see everything you do to the new place!

pam {simple details} said...

So excited for you Katie! That little tease was not nice, haha! Dying to see the outside and the rest! BIG Congrats!!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Excited to see more pics and read about the move!

Owen Davis @ Davis Duo said...

Super exciting! I can't wait to see more!

Tracy Lyons said...

So exciting! Love the little details already.

Mattie said...

Your friend showed you the same house that already caught your eye? I feel like it was fate for you and your husband, and you were meant to own this house. I can see why you fell in love with the house just by looking at the pictures you posted. I really like the hardwood floor, staircase and the porch.

Essie Reed said...

What an adorable home! Or at least it is adorable from the little bit of teaser pictures you showed on the blog. I cannot wait to see more pictures posted. I absolutely love those hardwood floors and the detail on your staircase. I have to say though, my favorite is that porch, so cool!