After two years of living in our apartment, it’s time to move again! Home buying was already on our radar, but we wanted to take our time with the search and ease our way into the whole process. But unsurprisingly, life had different plans. Our landlord requested that we return the apartment with only 45 days notice. So not wanting to commit to another rental lease, we decided to make finding a home to purchase a priority. The last few weeks of summer were spent diligently searching for houses that were affordable, in desirable neighborhoods and with enough space for expanding our family down the road. It’s been a wild rollercoaster ride (who knew that this would be such an emotional process), but I’m happy to report that we have finally found our home! It’s going to take a few weeks of paperwork and sweating bullets to make it officially ours, but I’m so happy with our final decision. When I walked into the house the first (…second and third…) time, it instantly felt like home – a reaction that I did not get with any of the other 20+ places we visited. The neighborhood meets all of our criterias and with a little TLC and elbow grease, the house will become everything we envisioned too! I had mixed feelings about whether or not I wanted to share this news yet (part of me doesn’t want to jinx it), but my excitement won and I just couldn’t wait to share! So if I become a little inconsistent with posting and commenting in the weeks to come, you’ll know exactly why : I’m buried in paperwork, packing boxes, creating inspiration boards on Pinterest, discovering new DIY blogs and watching unhealthy amounts of HGTV in antincipation for the exciting adventure that awaits in just a few more weeks!