Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our New OLD House!

Life is good! We just purchased a house. FINALLY, after 10 years of renting and moving all over.( Starting in Orange County CA, Phx AZ, Palm Springs CA and finally Lehi, UT) We couldn't be more excited and anxious to get all moved in.

Side Note: Jim wanted me to mention we haven't closed on this house yet. :) but we will soon. Fingers crossed all goes well to the end.

We went house hunting several times. We debated building a new home and buying a lot were we live now. But it still just didn't quite feel right. We put an offer on a home just down the street from us, still didn't feel right. So we withdrew our offer and found out we were outbid on that foreclosure anyway. As you can imagine I was pretty down. Really bummed actually I wasn't finding anything to get my design juices flowing. I am so anxious to get my hands dirty in fun DIY home projects that I am about to burst. Not the crazy have to rip out everything inside, cost a fortune and start anew, but the fun cosmetic touches that make Big Statements, ya know?

Well this last weekend we went out looking at older existing homes and Long Story Short. We found it and I knew it right away. Instantly the moment I walked in the door, it just kept getting better and better. So without further ado here it is...

Our New Bilevel 1970's fixer upper. :) With it's amazing yard! It's biggest selling feature (It sits on almost a half acre of land)

Located in Highland, UT

The Living Room

I have some big plans for this kitchen :) Think WHITE cabinets and subway tile.

Family Room with it's amazing original stone Fireplace. This picture does not do it justice.

This yard is so amazing!! Again, these pictures don't even do it justice.

So what do ya think? Can you see all the potential in it? And the Yard, Crazy huh? Don't worry we will throw some fun parties this fall. :)


  1. I am so happy for you guys! Becky told me the other day and I was dying to know what it looked like. What an awesome house and yard! Seriously the yard is amazing! BTW do you guys want to buy our riding mower? :) Looks like you might need it!

  2. it deffinately has a potential. Looks great. The yard is awesome. How about bedrooms?