I am incredibly humbled by the outpouring of love and support from so many of you, near and far, for yesterday's post. If you haven't gotten a chance, take a quick look at our fixer upper reveal! Seriously, it is because of your encouragement that I continue to post and share our story. It's not always easy putting myself out there but you all give me the strength that I need to continue to open my heart.
For those of you who don't know, Guy and I would love to someday work together to provide people with their dream home and this was just the beginning for us. Going through the home buying process ourselves for the first time and learning what it means to deal with "unexpected" issues that come with owning a home has given us a completely new perspective in our young age.
I remember people telling me before we owned our home, that home ownership wasn't what it was all cracked up to be. I would shake my head in agreement and laugh but deep down inside I would cringe with jealousy. They didn't know how good they had it. Having the opportunity of making their house their home...that's a blessing. Granted, I know owning a home has it's downfalls but man, let's rejoice that we can actually own a home! Like, woah, that's an expensive purchase. We just watched thousands (and I mean THOUSANDS) of dollars disappear from our savings account but we both agreed that we had saved up for a specific purpose and that purpose was now staring us in the face.
Turning this place into our home has been an amazingly difficult process. Sure, you see the "after" pictures and all you see is the finished product...a bunch of shiny surfaces, free of dirt and hair balls. But don't let those photos fool you, I worked my butt off to get this place shining! My husband even had to take his morning off to watch the kids so I could clean and stage everything. But that's not everyday life. My kitchen sink usually has pots and pans in it, my counters are almost always crammed with miscellaneous toys and objects that still have yet to find their "spot" in the miscellaneous drawer, and my stainless steel appliances almost always have finger prints engraved in them (thank the Lord for WD-40).
You see, I never want to appear to have it all together. Although my pictures may say otherwise...it's just simply not the truth. As long as you all continue to support me, I will continue to be honest. This is a safe place right?!
Again, thank you all for the overwhelming amount of love yesterday, it truly means the world to me! I hope to someday take my love for design and interior decorating to a whole new level and with all your support I know I can get there! Again, if you missed it, check out yesterday's blog!
**Photo taken by Alisa Greene of Alisa Nicholle Photography