Happy Homeowner Day!

February 8, 2013


Today is the day, friends! This afternoon Joe and I are closing on our first home and will be homeowners by the end of the day. We are pumped, and nervous, and excited, and a thousand things in between. I realize there are plenty of things about home ownership that are less than glamorous, but for now, we are focusing on all the pretty, sparking and wonderful things about owning a home. For the first time since we have lived with our parents, we will have a yard, a place for guests to stay when they visit, and plenty of room to entertain. Did I mention I’m excited?

Over Christmas Joe’s parents gifted the girls of the family with money to be spent toward specific items they knew we needed. Money for new makeup for Amber, work clothes for Ali and home decor items for me. Since Joe and I have lived in a small space for quite some time, we don’t have much stuff. It’s a blessing to not have anything unnecessary, but it also means we will be buying some items for our new, larger space.

We’re planning on using our current bedding for the new guest bedroom, so I decided to use my money from Joe’s parents to outfit our master bedroom. My style is all about neutrals and patterns with a few pops of color thrown into the mix. And the look for our master stays in line with that ideal. We started by selecting a patterned duvet cover and shams from West Elm and paired it with cream sheets from Homegoods. I layered on two yellow patterned pillows from Homegoods as my pop of color. I realize they look a little crazy with the patterned duvet, but I think it will all come together in the end. And since we usually keep the house pretty cold at night while we sleep, I’m in search of a cream colored faux fur throw to tie the whole look together.

I’ll be checking in with you after the weekend to show you a few pictures of the new place and the progress we made over the weekend. My mom is coming into town to help us for a few days and I think we’re all going to be knee-deep in paint!


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  • Reply Christina February 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    It is SO excited to have a guest room. I don’t know why, but it’s true! Go ahead and pinch yourselfe all day today because you’re an adult doing big girl things! I’m so happy for y’all!

    And I think we have the same style–my whole house is neutral (it came with painted khaki walls) and I’m desperately trying to add pops of color. You do it so much better than me! I would have never picked those pillows with that duvet, but it works! It looks great šŸ™‚

  • Reply Urban Wife February 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Congratulations!! I can’t imagine how excited you must be to finally have your own house. I love the items you picked for the bedroom. Those pillows are my favorite. Looking forward to seeing more! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica L. @ The Lamppost February 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m in love with that duvet cover…and I think the yellow will go just fine with it. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done!

  • Reply Marissa February 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Congrats!! Owning your first home is suuuper exciting!! Love the pillows šŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura Britton February 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Congrats on buying a house! that is SO EXCITING!! I can’t wait to see your neutral decorations with pops of color. I’m sure it will be classy and elegant, your usual style šŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Crosby February 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    CONGRATS! Owning a home is a great adventure for sure. You will always remember the first home you purchased!

  • Reply Cindy Germann February 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Congrats girl!!! Love the duvet cover and those pillows are amazing. I hope you do a happy dance when you walk into YOUR house tonight!

  • Reply natalie@thesweetslife February 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    congrats-super exciting! your style sounds like mine…we have West Elm bedding and I adore it! šŸ™‚

    I’ll be in your neck of the woods watching my bro play bball at Bethel this weekend-I hope it isn’t TOO freezing!

  • Reply Lindsey D. February 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Congrats! I love the new bedding. Just fyi…. I found my cream fur throw at Homegoods! I love it and it was such a great price!

  • Reply Sara February 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

    super congrats on the new home! so exciting!

  • Reply Laura @FoodSnobSTL February 11, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Congrats!! I love your bedding.

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