Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Moving...from our first home

What a month this has been.  We SOLD our house and are now homeless. hah  We went to Costa Rica in late August and had the most wonderful week-long vacation.  Then upon our return when we were completely relaxed and revived, we came back home to pack and move out of our house in five days just in time for closing.  Yes, we sold our first home.  It sold after only being on the market a little over two weeks, so now we are living with family while we search for our new home.  We are moving to the suburbs.  We lived outside of the inner city already, but now we are taking it a step further.  We chose to move to an area close to friends with great schools (ya know for when that time comes) and hopefully will be a place that we stay in for quite some time.

I felt like we were still decorating our home and then the next thing we knew, we were putting it on the market. So I didn't invest in anymore furniture or home decor, and I never fully revealed all of the rooms in our home.  As such, here is what it looked like up to this point.

**pictures taken by real estate agent's photographer**

Pictures of our home that we sold.


Living Room -
I've featured the living room that was madeover with the help of Jessie from Mix and Chic.

Dining Room:


Our Master Bedroom  -
I've also shown you this room and the gallery wall with frames from Ikea.

Master Bathroom:

Guest Bedroom:
Our Backyard -
I've also shown you the changes we made to fix up the yard recently too.

You can see Gus in his kennel barking at the photographer.  oops! haha I'm sure he enjoyed that.

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our first home. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

I'm looking forward to the next chapter of our lives in our new home, and I'm especially looking forward to decorating it and sharing it with you!



  1. wow congrats on this beautiful purchase!! seriously a stunning home and you got to go on a vacation to costa rica, someone is doubly blessed!

  2. Congrats Tara! So good to see you posting. I know you will find that special home in no time. Katie's roommates parents put their house in Sugarland on the market in August and it too sold right away. They are moving first of next month.

  3. Congrats Tara! Good luck with the house hunt!

  4. Congratulations, Tara! Thanks for the mention. Happy house hunting! Looking forward to see your new home!


  5. Oh my goodness...I'm so behind! I can't believe you're moving!! Love this house! But excited for the next chapter as well! :)

  6. Oh I'm sure that is bittersweet to sell your beautiful home. I remember when you redecorated your den! Well congrats on the sale and good luck in finding your dream home:)

  7. Wow, how exciting! Your home was absolutely gorgeous. Best of luck finding your next home. Can't wait to see what you choose.

  8. What an incredible home! I can see while you will miss it. We have yet to buy our first. Its a renters life for us until we pay off student loans!
    Best wishes on your next chapter!
    P.S. Isn't Costa Rica amazing??

  9. What a wonderful home - love the living area! Best of luck with you newest venture ~

  10. Your home looks perfect and it's really wonderful. I'm loving the kitchen and the bathroom. The outside has a lot of space to play around too.

  11. Your home is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a wonderful home. Looking forward in seeing your next home. Best of luck.

  13. WOW! What a beautiful home!! You did a phenomenal job decorating. I can't wait to see your new house...congratulations!

  14. Beautiful place, I guess your new home will be better again. Can't wait to see the pictures!