Thursday, May 29, 2014

Goodbye Goodwood!

I know... I've been silent for quite some time. As many of your guessed by our crazy amount of projects we did from January - April, we were getting ready to sell our house.

And we did it. Our sweet little townhouse sold in just eight days.


Yes, we were happy it sold so quickly. And yes, that was always the goal. But it was definitely bittersweet for me.

The Goodwood Reno holds so many memories for Hubs and myself. We poured years of hard work, laughter, blood, tears, and more laughter into that little town home. We spent the first five years of our marriage there. We loved the location and loved our neighbors even more. I cried the night we left.

We weren't expecting to sell the townhouse that quickly. We had been searching for a new house for months, but we hadn't found one we really loved. We really didn't have anywhere to go. My awesome sister offered to let us come and stay with them until we found a new home. We ended up staying for a total of seven weeks (Thanks B & E!!!). Four adults and one adorable toddler living together made for a quite an entertaining extended stay. We cherished the time we got to spend with them and enjoyed hanging with our niece, Sadie, almost every night. We are forever grateful to them for letting us stay for so long.

During our stay at the Gray B&B, the hunt for our next home continued. We knew we wanted a traditional home with 3+ bedrooms, a basement, a yard, in the same area... and in our price range.

We saw several houses, but ultimately fell in love with this brick colonial built in 1989.

After several weeks of going back and forth, we came to a deal and closed almost two weeks ago.

The home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, den, living room, kitchen (and breakfast nook), dining room, basement, and a large garage (Hubs' best day). We are also pretty pumped about the size of yard which includes a little creek in the back. 

Hubs is excited about building an outdoor kitchen in the backyard (currently a jungle) and I'm excited about decorating ALL THE THINGS.

While we didn't want to take on another full renovation project again, we were looking for a home that we could alter to reflect our own personal style. This home is 100% move in ready, but we want to make this house into our long term home. I can't wait to share it all with you. Of course, I will be blogging about our adventures in transforming this home, but we would love for you to also follow along on Instagram using #ProjectStoneywood.

Sidenote: Our past three street names? Shadowood, Goodwood, and now Stoneywood.

I've missed you guys and can't wait to dive back into sharing our life with you! I'll be blogging about the new house this weekend. Talk soon, friends!