As many of you know if you follow my Instagram or Snapchat (username: LifewLipstick) , that we recently moved! A little back story....for years we had been envisioning ourselves moving closer to the beach. We had a plan to relocate before the girls got to engrained in school. My husband got a new job near the coast around the new year and it seemed like the time was right. We went on full force crazy house hunting. I mean check Redfin, Trulia, Zillow 7,000 times a day crazy! It was bad!! I would call my husband in the middle of his work day after just leaving open houses. He would send me link after to link to different options. In the end nothing felt right. Nothing gave me the "pitter patter heart" feeling of wanting spending Christmases and hosting dinner parties and taking walks in the neighborhood in each house. You know, that "girl" feeling. We had basically thrown in the towel after so much frustration. I started poking around in our current area again and landed on one that looked promising. I drove the street and just knew it was right. When I got to the house, I of course snuck into the backyard since no one was living in the home and had all the "feels" . It was OUR house! I called Erik and we scheduled a walk through with our realtors and made a game plan to make it happen. Within a month we were in our new home! We have endless plans for it and couldn't be more thrilled!
Since our home was built in the 1950's we are planning for lots of updates and adding personal touches! We started with the front of the house. We changed out the paint, freshened up the landscaping and added on a gable to the front as well as new lighting and front door. We loved the feel of chic modern farmhouse. Very Joanna and Chip Gaines of us, I know! We also plan to continue the brick on the porch and add on rocking chairs and some potted plants. For more photos from Instagram , make sure you look through the hashtag #LWLOHome.
Here is a fun before and after!