Friday, April 27, 2012

Big News!!

We moved to Florida just after graduating college, in fact, I finished my last semester of school there taking a few online classes to fulfill my remaining requirements & then flew home to graduate. My husband (fiance at the time) got a job & of course I wasn't about to stay behind in Iowa.. so off we went! We rented a 600 square foot apartment for 3.5 years. In that 3.5 years we had 70 VISITORS. A few were repeat visitors of course, but nonetheless, that much company in a one bedroom, one bathroom crib. Funny business right there.

We have been in Georgia for just over a year now & have been renting a small townhouse here. The townhouse where I spent my whole pregnancy, where Harper's nursery was built & where our sweet girl has spent the first few weeks of her life. YAY for this townhouse being very sentimental ...and while I will never forget this place... we will be turning over the keys in just a few short weeks to move to OUR NEW HOUSE!

I hope you all will join me on my journey through decorating a 3,000 square foot blank canvas. I have big plans. Big. HUGE! Anyone that knows me & knows my obsession with decorating will understand the wheels that are turning in my head at this very moment.

My current ideas include the following:
Dark Charcoal Walls (somewhere!)
Exposed Brick in the Kitchen Makeover
Colorful Office/Playroom ...BEYOND!
Cozy, Kid Friendly Breakfast Nook
And is it too soon to put pumpkins on the front porch?!

BOOM, baby! We are almost homeowners!

89 comments:

  1. That's so AWESOME! Congrats on the new place, it is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! Have fun with it. :)

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  2. Congratulations! Such exciting news! :)

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  3. wow that is beautiful and big!! your lucky!!! :) good luck with the move and all! hugs!

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  4. That is SO exciting!! Congrats!! I am in the SAME boat as you. I have a baby, live in GA, and my husband and I are brand new homeowners as well!! I am having a FIELD day decorating this place and you and I have extremely similar taste! Can't wait to see what you have planned! Yay! So excited for you and your family!

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  5. JEALOUS!! That house really is amazing. We are from the Peachtree City area and are dying to move back to GA! The homes are gorgeous and the lifestyle is slow and sweet!

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  6. Congrats! That is so exciting. Best wishes in your new home, can't wait to see your ideas!

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  7. We moved as soon as our nursery was decorated... lol. Its fun!! I went from 1200sqf-2800sqf. Its nice to have room but our now mobile baby has waaaay to much space to crawl around and get into things. ha ha. Have fun! and Happy decorating!

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  8. Congrats!! We are redecorating right now and I know what you mean about being obsessed with it! I can’t wait to see what you do and how you decorate Harper’s new nursery! Congrats!!

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  9. awww, congrats!! how exciting!! i can't wait to see what you do next. :)
    xoxo, lauren

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  10. Congratulations! That is such an exciting step for you all! The house is gorgeous and I know that you'll have a great time decorating it all. I can't wait to see what you do!

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  11. YAY!!! Congrats!! This is no only exciting for you, but for us TOO! Can't wait to follow along on your journey!!! xo

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  12. Congratulations!!! That is GREAT news and couldn't be more happy for you and your family! Harper will absolutely LOVE having so much space to learn how to crawl and taking her first steps walking!

    P.S. Sometimes with that much excitement you need to put the pumpkins out :)

    Rachael
    thesweetandthesalty.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh how exciting! A baby AND a new home in the same year! I can't wait to see all the wonderful ways you decorate! Congratulations!

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  14. Amazing! Looks so beautiful and regal. When I was little my favorite part of moving to Pennsylvania after living in NYC was being able to run around in a YARD. I hope your family enjoys!!!

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  15. Congratulations! How exciting! I have absolutely loved following your pregnancy and baby Harper is too precious! Can't wait to see how your home sweet home is decorated!

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  16. That's so exciting! Owning your first home is such an exciting thing! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  17. Yea!! Can't wait to see all your new home projects!!

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  18. What a great house! Congrats!

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  19. It's Beautiful!!! Congratulations I cannot wait to see all the decorations you come up with :)
    And as an almost new mom under the age of 25 your blog has been a blessing thank you for sharing your journey and helping us during this crazy time.

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  20. What a beautiful home, and what a fun new project! Wishing you and your beautiful family many happy years together in your new casa! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  21. Your new home is gorgeous! Congrats!!

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  22. Congrats that so exciting for your new complete family! Cannot wait to see what you come up with in GA!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  23. Awesome news! Your house is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. How exciting! I look forwar to your design/remodel posts!!

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  25. Congrats!!! your new home is BEAUTIFUL!!!! can not wait for the decorating posts =)

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  26. CONGRATS that is so exciting! I love the outside of your house. Cant wait to see how you decorate it.

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  27. Ahh Congrats!! That is so exciting! I am looking forward to hearing about the move and following you and your cute little family on this new journey!!
    P.S. It is never to early to decorate for the Holidays! :)

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  28. How exciting is this! Yeah! A looking forward to seeing the chalkboard in the perfect spot in your new home. congrats!

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  29. Congratulations! Talk about dream home - that place is legit!

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  30. Wow!! That's a beautiful house!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  31. Congratulations!!! So exciting can't wait to see how you decorate your new beautiful home!!!!

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  32. Congrats!! That house is gorgeous and can't wait to see what you do to it! Our nursery is a charcoal grey and I LOVE it! I can't wait til our little one is here so I can spend more time in there! Conrats again!

    littlebabyoverman.blogspot.com

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  33. Yeah!! How exciting! You are going to LOVE home ownership! what a wonderful new experience. I am looking forward to the journey you will take us all on. Congrats what a wonderful time! and SUCH a BEAUTIFUL house!!

    ♥ Ashley

    atparsons.blogspot.com

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  34. Yay!! How exciting for you guys, congratulations! The exterior of the house is beautiful and I'm so excited that you are taking your readers along for the ride :)

    Will you continue to post on this blog, or will you go back to your original one?

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  35. How exciting!!! Can't wait to hear/ see all your ideas!!

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  36. How exciting!!! We're right behind ya. Looking forward to that task next year!!!

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  37. Congratulations! Can't wait to read all about your decorating process! And your home is adorable!

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  38. That is SO exciting. It looks gorgeous from the outside... can't wait to see the inside!

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  39. Beautiful! I can't wait to see the photos come in as you start decorating :)

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  40. Wow, what a big year it's been for you so far! =) Excited to follow you on your journey as you find another outlet for your creativity. BIG CONGRATS to you and your family of three.

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  41. What a beautiful home!! CONGRATS!! Can't wait to see your posts on decorating!! :)

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  42. Ok, that house is gorgeous... I love love love love love getting to see how people decorate their houses from scratch! So excited to see what other great ideas you come up with and see them get put into action! Woo hoo!

    Oh, and this makes me want to move into a new house even more than I already wanted to... Thanks... :)

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  43. Congrats. How very exciting. Can't wait to follow along and hopefully get a ton of inspiration from you. We moved when my daughter was 11 months old. I'm happy that all of her early memories will happen here. In a place we hope to stay in for many many years.

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  44. hey congratulation for your home! It's just sublime

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  45. Jealous! In the "I wish you the very best and can't WAIT to see the decorating and wish we were finally able to settle in a home instead of moving every couple of years" sort of way ;) Such amazing curb appeal, you must love the idea of coming home to that!

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  46. The house is gorgeous! I can't wait to follow:)

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  47. So so super excited for this!! You've made each and every place adorable--even the sketch basement rental from college was cozy and homey :) Cannot wait for closing to see more!! -jael

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  48. aww congrats how exciting!! i can't wait to see what you do with it!!! xoxo

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  49. Omg...congratulations!! Your new house is amazing <3

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  50. What a lovely home!
    New follower to your blog and looks like I came during the right time! Looking forward to following your journey! Congrats!!

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  51. Yay!!!! Congrats!!! I've been waiting for the day me and my husband finally leave our apartment. We've been here almost 3 years but hopefully no much longer! I'm so psyched for you guys! Such an exciting time!!!! :)

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  52. 1. it is never too early to put out pumpkins... or do anything halloweenish.. in my opinion! it's the best time of the year!! just make them spring-summer colors ;]
    2. congratulations! i'm very excited to see how you decorate! i think you have a real talent for it. =]

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  53. Awh that is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you and cannot wait to see everything you do! Congrats (:

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  54. Amazing home!! I can't wait to see it all come together!
    I will also be in the same boat this summer as my family is also moving! Let the house hunt begin!!

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  55. I say leave the pumpkins out!! I LOVE holidays, so why not :) Your home is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see your tips and tricks for decorating.

    Chelsea of Jameson Monroe

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  56. Wow!! Congrats!! Your new home is beautiful!! Can't wait to see all of your decorating inspirations come to life.....

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  57. Congrats Jess!! Ive known you since we were in elementary school and am so proud of the woman youve become and the life youve created for yourself!! :)) Its gorgeous & i know that your creative side will take over and it will be beautiful! :)

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  58. Very exciting! I can't wait for the decorating blogs to begin - I was thinking not long ago how much I would love to see how you have decorated the rest of your house.

    Congratulations!

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  59. Congratulations! What a beautiful home! Can't wait for you to share all your decorating ideas with us!

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  60. I love exposed brick too! Congrats on the new home and I can't wait to see all your decorating projects : )

    -http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  61. GORGEOUS HOUSE! and YES for exposed brick! My husband and I did that in our Baltimore rowhome and LOVE it. Congratulations on your new home!

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  62. Congratulatios jessica and family! :)

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  63. Yeah!! Congratulations to you and your husband! Can't wait to see your creative juices go wild with this project!

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  64. YAY! Congrats! So exciting and so much to decorate!!!! I can't wait to see what you do!

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  65. With as many followers as you have, I thought you might be a good one to share this with...

    averycan.blogspot.com

    She is a litle girl with a genetic disease called SMA who has a life expectancy of less than two years. Her parents are doing a wonderful job of making her life mean something, but their primary goal is to get the word out.

    That said, I adore reading your blog and can't wait to use some of your ideas for my own little ones someday!

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  66. With as many followers as you have, I thought you might be a good person to share this with...

    averycan.blogspot.com

    This little girl is 5-1/2 months old and has a genetic condition called SMA. Her life expectancy is less than two years, and her parents are doing a wonderful job of making it worthwhile. Their primary objective is to get the word out about SMA, and given the number of people who follow your blog, maybe you could be a big help.

    That said, I adore your blog. You have such a beautiful little girl and wonderful ideas! Can't wait to make them mine someday with my own little ones. :)

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  67. Congrats girl, that's awesome! It's gorgeous! Hubs and I built our house and just bought our 2 acre dream lot to build our dream house next year. I absolutely LOVED decorating our first, can't wait to decorate the next! We have a dark charcoal wall with wood details behind our bed in the master and all of our doors are a dark charcoal too. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Xx

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  68. Congrats! What an exciting time! Can't wait to follow along and see all of your ideas become reality :)
    Love your blog!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  69. Congratulations! I love your blog in general and your daughter is GORGEOUS! I was just wondering if you do this for fun or do you make any actual money off your blog?

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  70. These babylegs are so cute and named "Harp" :) so I thought you may like.

    http://www.babylegs.com/Harp-Legwarmers-P766.aspx

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  71. GORGEOUS! Keep us updated!!! Can't wait to see the inside and what you do with the place!

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  72. Jessica - Oh my gosh this place looks absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Just think of all the new memories and traditions that'll be in this new home. Congrats!

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  73. Just found your blog and love it! Your little girl is absolutely precious!!!

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  74. Good luck with everything!

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  75. Congrats!! I also wanted to ask you, I don't remember which post it was that you mentioned this, but you said you had found a way to enter a code on your blog preventing anyone from copying or pinning pictures....I would love to add this to my personal blog...can you tell me how? By the way, I love reading your blog!

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  76. Yo! Find Katie and I on fb. It's time we take this to a new level. :) I can never find people, so I'm hoping you can find one of us. Ha. And btw, that pic in the post after this is RIDIC. RIDICCCCCC.

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  77. Beautiful house! Is it in Suwanee? This looks identical to a house my cousins used to live in!

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  78. That house looks amazing! I bet you are going to decorate it gorgeously.(:


    http://ready4summer2012.blogspot.com/

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  79. Wow, your house is beautiful! Congrats and cannot wait to see how you decorate it!

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  80. Congrats, what an accomplishment! What fun to decorate a home, I'm sure it will turn out beautiful!

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  81. LOVE your new home! Can't wait to see how you decorate! xo

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  82. Ahh post some more. We're all awaiting your next post! :)

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  83. Hi there! I found your blog via pinterest, and spent forever looking through it over the past couple days. I just love your chalkboard and how you did every week of your pregnancy! It was definitely interesting to see how things change. While I'm not pregnant, I am getting married in September and I already feel baby crazy (it's awful!) your daughter is beautiful, and I love her name! I was actually born in Iowa as well, but we moved to Texas when I was seven. A lot of my family is still up there, though! Congrats on the new house, too!

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  84. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE POST SOMETHING! IT'S ALMOST BEEN TWO WEEKS!! IM GETTING IMPATIENT :)

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  85. POST SOMETHING! PLLLLLEEEEEEASEEEEEEEEEE! This is getting crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  86. What a beautiful house! Congratulations!

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  87. Is this house in GA or FL? I ADORE THIS HOUSE!! What area if this is in FL not your address but just like the city? Because this is my total dream house!

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