So this happened yesterday.
That’s our house in the August issue of Romantic Homes Magazine! If I didn’t bruise like a peach I’d ask someone to pinch me, because this feels like a dream. I snapped this photo yesterday right after I bought the magazine. It was definitely one of the most surreal moments of my life. That’s my house. And my Granny’s old vintage trunk. And it’s in a real-life magazine that people actually buy?! Crazy.
I’m just so grateful. I never would have imagined in a million years that I’d be seeing our house in a magazine. God is good. And I have to say how very thankful I am for all of YOU, here reading my blog and following my antics on Instagram and Facebook. I am so blown away by all the love and kindness I’ve received since starting this adventure about 8 months ago. Seriously, I can’t put into words how much I appreciate your support!
And what makes this magazine feature even more amazing is that yesterday was the one year anniversary of moving into our little 1980s fixer-upper. Yep, we’ve officially been here one year!
I took this picture on July 21st, 2015.
We had only been in the house a few days at this point. We were unpacking, already knee-deep in paint, but overjoyed to be in our new home. Goodness, that was the best feeling. If you read the story of how we got here, you know it wasn’t exactly easy. To make a long story short, it involved the four of us living in a dark, one-bedroom apartment for 7 weeks last summer. Yes, one bedroom. Four people. And fluorescent lights. It was definitely a rough season of life.
But we survived and it taught us so much–especially me. And now, one year later, I can say this has been the best year of my life. It’s actually hard for me to even put into words how much this last year, and our home, has changed me. Sure, you’re probably thinking how can a house change you, but it’s true. I have never felt so content or at peace in my life since moving here. And I think that’s all due to what we went through to get here and the fact that this house is a perfect fit for us.
I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for us. I’m chasing my dreams and enjoying every minute of it. I hope you’re doing the same. Life is too short to be unhappy. Thank you so much for being here and following our journey. I wish I could hug you all!