Friday, February 21, 2014

Honey, We Bought A Home!


Yes. Finally. After years and years of dreaming about owning our own home, we gosh darn gone bought us a house!

  • We move in next Friday (28th February).
  • It's a 1940's three bedroom home with gorgeous ceilings.
  • It comes with three chickens who give us three eggs a day (I'm going to be baking and eating omelettes like there's no tomorrow). 
  • I'll have my own, very first ever, dedicated sewing room/office.
  • It has an established garden with 3 apple trees, 2 plum trees, 3 hazelnut trees, blackberries, black currents, red currents, raspberries, strawberries, alpine strawberries, blueberries, a huge vege patch, 2 glasshouses, a grape vine, rhubarb everywhere, 2 Feijoa trees, a fig tree, a cherry blossom, herbs...weeds. So many weeds.
  • The garden isn't even really that big. 
  • There's a bit of work to do.
  • I couldn't be happier!

David and I are going to be starting a blog following our renovation of the house. It's going to be a long process as we figure out just what exactly we want to do with it. But it's exciting. No more sewing in a room surrounded by unpacked boxes of our things from when we left Sydney.

I'll let you know when we've set up the blog if you want to follow along...

xx
J

51 comments:

  1. The garden sounds amazing, regardless of its size. I'm thrilled to follow along on your adventure. We bought a home in November and have been having fun putting our touches in it; though its not as big of a project as yours sounds.

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    1. I can't wait to get in there and make it our own!! It's a reasonable sized project, not huge, but also not really small... :)

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  2. Congratulations x will add the new blog once it's up an running x

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    1. Thanks Jenni! I'll let you know when it's ready :)

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  3. Congratulations! That Garden sounds LOVELY!!! Do be sure to share lots of pictures!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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    1. Definitely! It'll be fun to document the changes I think :)

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  4. Congrats! Lucky girl, you have a house, a new sewing room, chickens AND a garden? What more to ask for? I hope you'll do a post showcasing your brand spanking new sewing space!

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    1. Rox - definitely! Watch this space :)

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  5. Wow! It sounds wonderful! Congratulations!

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  6. Congrats! The house, garden, and chickens sound amazing! Can't wait to follow your journey. :D
    We bought my grandma's 1920's house and remodeling has been fun! ;-) So I'm excited to see what you guys do to your new home

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    1. I can't wait to get started! Your house sounds amazing, I'd love an art deco house, but I'm happy with my 40's one :)

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  7. I'd love to read your home renovation blog. I'm very interested in all things home-ownership.

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    1. Yay! I will definitely let you know once it's up and running!

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  8. Wow wow wow! That sounds amazing! Massive congratulations!!!

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  9. So exciting for you! Enjoy the process of setting up home, especially having your own sewing room

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    1. I'm so excited to finally have my very own sewing room!!

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  10. Congratulations! You're new house sounds lovely

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    1. Thanks Heather!! Excited to share our progress as we go :)

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  11. Congrats! That's so exciting; and it CAME with chickens?! Has to be the best house ever. :)

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    1. Hehe, yep, it came with the chickens. The current owners are moving overseas and couldn't take the ladies with them!

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  12. Yay! I'm so excited for you :D And chickens are the best. What fun!

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    1. Yes! So excited about having chickens! Also intrigued to see what the cats think :)

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  13. Have the time of your lives! And let your creativity run loose. Chickens, zowie!

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  14. That's super news. There's just nothing like having your own space to do as you like, after years of renting. And I have total chicken envy! They're the best creatures!

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  15. It sounds fabulous!! I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to follow along on the new blog!

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  16. Ooh lovely! I don't know what I envy more, fruit trees and a flourishing garden patch or a dedicated sewing room... can't wait to see photos and hear your story!

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  17. Congratulations! How exciting. I am renovating too so I will be following along to see what you do too :)

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  18. Congratulations! I can't wait to follow along on your reno-adventures! We did some heavy revamping of our 1950s bungalow last summer and it was such fun. Well, most of it anyway. Halfway through sanding off 50 years of paint layers from our kitchen cabinets, I almost gave up... It was worth it, though. Enjoy!

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    1. I think I'm going to be doing the same thing! Any tips? We have awful weird off-purple on them at the moment...

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  19. Yay! So excited for you both!! Sounds so lovely! Looking forward to following the renovations!

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  20. Congrats, so exciting! For some reason I thought you guys already owned one in Waverly...! Anyway, all the best. We're doing up our 1950s one now :-)

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    1. Nope, but we've bought out on the peninsula :) How are your renovations going?

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  21. Congrats!! It sounds like a dream come true :-)

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  22. How cool! Having a house is great indeed. Fresh fruit from the garden does taste different.

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  23. Wooohoo, this is so exciting! Congratulations Jen and David! A lot of hard work and fun is ahead of you...I can't wait to start following your renovation blog!

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    1. Your renovation 'peeks' have been keeping me inspired Marie!

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  24. Congratulations! And good luck with renovations! I'd like to follow!

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  25. Congratulations!!! This sounds like a dream cottage :)

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  26. How exciting! It sounds gorgeous. Can't wait to see pics!

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  27. Congratulations, its sounds lovey.

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  28. Congratulations! That's awesome news. All those fruit trees will be amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  29. Ok, so I'm totally late to comment on this, but I had to say congratulations! That is so awesome! We just started up our own little house fund and hope to join you in home ownership someday. It's no easy feat! I will definitely be following along with your home reno blog!

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  30. Cool! Congratulations! We've bought a house a little over a year ago and I still feel the excitement!

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  31. Congratulations! :D We've lived in our house for 5 years now, it was a bit of a fixer upper. I like our house, but am starting to dream of something new & a bit bigger. Looking forward to following your house blog.

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Jen