Can you believe how quickly we are approaching August! Ugh. I feel like summer just began and now it’s feeling like it’s practically over. Most of you probably remember that I swore I wouldn’t start looking for new houses until next Spring, but on Saturday we headed out to check out two places which according to their listings showed a lot of potential.
House number 1 was in the perfect neighborhood, lovely block, old house, 2 car garage and amazing school district.
The landscaping was a bit of mess with this house and I couldn’t even take a proper photo of it due to all of the overgrown brushes and trees. We were immediately intrigued by the cedar siding, a wrap around porch and carriage house/garage in the back. I wanted to love it.
Guys, I hated it! I couldn’t find one thing I loved about it. Ok I did love one thing. It had two sets of stairs to get to the second level. So a main staircase by the front of the house and an additional staircase by the kitchen. Other than that I disliked everything else. While it looked large on the outside once you were inside it was teeny tiny rooms and it would have needed a major renovation to get it to a place where I could see it working for us. Oh well.
House 2 was also in an amazing town, with great schools, lots of charm, lots of yard space, circular driveway, 2 car garage with a loft.
I wanted to love it, but while I loved the outside once I walked in I wasn’t feeling it anymore. It was very country looking on the inside, but not charming. So hard to explain, but all the charm from the outside just wasn’t represented on the inside. The kitchen was small, bedrooms were small, basement was cut up into lots of little rooms. Plus since it was on the high end of our budget no real renovations could happen.
We then drove by a house we looked at about a month ago, which we call the crazy house, because it’s really a complete renovation house, but it was built in the 1800’s and has character and great bones. We all love it. An additional perk of that house is that it’s about a 4 min drive to the beach, which is amazing!
We shall see what happens. Since it’s in really rough shape along with a traditional mortgage we would need a contractor loan as well so we want a contractor to go in and give us some sort of ball park estimate so we can decide if we can even afford the house. We shall see. We are taking things slow. If it’s meant to be it will.
It was boiling on Saturday we spent the rest of the day holed up at home watching movies in the air conditioned house.
On Sunday the weather was slightly cooler so we decided to enjoy some time outdoors. We woke up super early and we placed a call in for breakfast! Occasionally we call the local deli and order in some french toast and bacon. We decided to eat out on the deck before it got to hot.
Then I got dressed for the day and picked out an outfit that let me wear these amazing new sandals that my parents bought me home from Colombia! They were away in Colombia for a little over 3 weeks and it was nice to finally have them back home.
We then ran out to do some errands like haircuts for the boys and then a pop into Century 21. How amazing are these tribal tassel towels? So cute, right?
How adorable is this cute pineapple basket? It was only $20! I should have picked up, but I left it behind. Ah!
Isn’t the floral pattern on this ottoman amazing? I loved it. I couldn’t find this ottoman online anywhere, but found an accent chair with it. So pretty.
Then we enjoyed some outside time in Jon’s parents pool and I was actually able to read a little bit!
After swimming the boys napped and we spent time working on the laundry room. I’m getting it shot this week, but here a couple little peeks.
Can’t wait to share all of it later this week!