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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Charmed I’m Sure

I have several nice things to share.

First, the Storybook Charmer looks like it will soon be ours!

It has been quite an adventure already with this house. The inspection period had to be extended not just once, but twice as we dealt with a host of issues that hopefully now have all been resolved. We are now in the escrow waiting game. As many of you know it is not over until the keys are actually in one’s hand. It is so hard because in my mind I have already been painting the kitchen and taking down the monkey wallpaper in the upstairs bath and replacing it with this:

Amrapali wallpaper from Designers Guild

Or possibly this…yes, without windows it needs to be bright!

Zoe Feldman Design - bathrooms - Schumacher Birds and Butterflies Wallpaper

Late Sunday afternoon we took our dogs for a walk around the new neighborhood and all of our possibly new neighbors were VERY nice. We also received the good news of an offer on our Arizona home.

On Monday the Fashionista went for a job interview and happily will now be the manager in training specializing in visual merchandising (store displays) for the Free People store in Fort Worth. She starts next week.

I need to straighten up our hotel room and then see if I can get Sweet Guy enrolled in school.

Thankful for abundant blessings and you!

Laura

25 comments :

Patti said...

Such good news. Congratulations to all. Fingers crossed for the house. It has great curb appeal.

GSGreatEscaper said...

What progress! What changes in your life this year - hope the roller coaster only goes up from here.

I hope all goes smoothly with the sales of the houses and good luck to the Fashionista on her new job!

Auntie Em said...

Nothing ever seems to be simple or straight-forward when it comes to buying a home but I will certainly be one of many keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and you have the keys in hand very, very soon. I would imagine it will be a little tricky getting DB enrolled in school until you have a permanent address. Maybe that's just in Canada...
LOVE the wallpaper choices. Both!!! I am so glad I am not the ones trying to make a choice between one or the other. The bird and butterfly one probably has a bit of an edge but the flowers are so beautiful as well. Either would make me never want to leave that room! lol Well, if DH was in there I would but that's TMI and info overload! lol
Can't wait to hear the final word and see what you do with the new home! :)
(thinking positive, fingers crossed, hoping and praying) check!

Kelley said...

SOOOOOOO thankful! Thoughts and prayers for you!

Hugs from the Hartford airport,
Kelley~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh super, I am so thrilled. I know you are so excited about the house and so glad the one here may be sold. Congratulations all around.

Lisa said...

Things are truly falling into place for you all! This looks like the place where God would have you to be. I really believe this will be a season of great blessing for your sweet family!
Welcome to Texas Laura!!!

Louise said...

So excited for yoy, and excited to watch you transform this home

The Arts by Karena said...

Laura everything is falling into lace beautifully! A fresh start in such a lovely neighborhood! Yay and congrats to the Fashionista!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Lorrie said...

Oh, the stories you will live in that Storybook Charmer. It's so delightful. Glad the neighbours are friendly and the Fashionista has found a job. Wonderful news all around.
My wallpaper pick would be the second one with birds and butterflies. So airy.

bettyann said...

oh so excited for you and your family..looking forward to the lovely changes you will be making ot your new home...

Rita C. said...

Awesome news on all fronts! Congrats on an offer on your AZ home. I love Free People clothes for my oldest daughter (and a few things for myself). And how wonderful that your dogs are giving you the opportunity to meet your new neighbors. Life is good!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Good news! Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with that house....I love it! I will enjoy it through you my friend!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Hooray!! Praying that all issues are resolved quickly and positively so that your family can get on with your lives in your new home!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh Yay! I'm so glad that is the one you chose, Laura! I'm sure it is difficult to plan it all out in your head right now when I'm sure you want to be actually doing all these things. I'm sure it won't be long now!

Gypsy Heart said...

This is the house I love! So happy you appear to have good neighbors too ~ that means so much. Love the wallpaper...#1 seems to be my favorite. God has this! I'm sure everything is going to work out right away...just like the job for Fashionista. :)

Don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything I can do to help!

xo
Pat

happywonderer said...

Congratulations on the offer on your house in Arizona. I hope it all goes well. Lots of progress on your part. I do hope your hotel stay is shortened as much as possible. It will be fun to see what you do with the decorating...

diana said...

Welcome to Texas. I think you are going to really enjoy it here.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Fingers crossed that you get the Storybook Charmer - lovely neighbourhood and perfect for your design skills. It's always sad to say goodbye to a home in which you have made many wonderful memories. However, a new beginning also holds promise and the excitement of the unknown. XXX

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Congratulations on the positive direction everything is going with both homes and on the new job too- how wonderful! I do believe you are getting a gem of a home with so much potential. With your new ideas it's going to be fabulous! It's going to be so wonderful to celebrate the holidays in this pretty home. So happy for you :-)

Cindy said...

What a great new adventure -- looks like things are definitely falling into place!! I am betting soon you will be able to decorate and make it your own!!

Terri Steffes said...

The colors in the wallpapers are so pretty! I know you are itching to get your hands on this house. Praying that all resolves itself quickly so you can get in!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Great news! The wallpapers are amazing... Can't wait for one of thm to be hung in the charmer!

Angela said...

Such great news! Can't wait to see what you do with the storybook charmer :)

lynn cockrell said...

I am so happy for you with the good news all around! Those wall papers are both gorgeous! Wishing you the best in settling on your new home and the offer you have received on the Arizona home.

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for the update. I pray that the Lord will give you strength and peace during the transition.