We Bought a House!


We ended up hearing from our realtor last night (sooner than Nick and I expected), and…we’re buying a house! I kept randomly screaming last night – I still can’t believe it!

Needless to say, Nick and I are so excited about it. We’ll be closing in a little over a month, so I’m sure my life will be turned completely upside down from now on.

I’m sorry in advance for any posts that are random and only about furniture or paint or anything else home-related ; )

So…after that news, breakfast seems kind of boring.

But I did try to make a fun breakfast for us today so we could keep the celebration going.


We still had some of the maple apple bread, so I sliced it up and made it into french toast while Nick worked on the bacon.



I’ve been loving clementines lately – this bag I bought last week are perfect. Citrus is definitely one of my favorite things about winter.

Alright, I’ve got some coffee with my name on it and I’ve got to get to work.


Describe your dream house! I love hearing what other people want in their dream homes.

I can’t wait to show you pictures of the house once we move in; it might be as close as we get to our dream house.


  1. Congrats on the house! I am so happy for you! Let the decorating begin! :)

    My dream house would be one that has a HUGE open kitchen with an island, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. I would also want a movie theater, a big jacuzzi soaking tub, and a huge pool! :) That’s not too much to ask, right?

  2. Yay! Congrats to you guys.

  3. Awesome–congrats to you both!

  4. Congrats on the new house. How exciting and fun for you both.

  5. Congrats! How EXCITING!!!

    I really want LOTS of floor-to-ceiling windows, massive walk in closets, and of course a huge kitchen!!! (as I was typing that I almost wrote a huge ceiling…goodness kiddo wake up!)

  6. Yayayay!!! Congratulations!! What a fun few months this is going to be for you guys. Can’t wait to see it!

  7. congrats! I’m so happy for you!

  8. Yay!! So exciting!! Congratulations :)

    My dream house would have a huge kitchen, a master bathroom (sharing with the rest of the house isn’t much fun), a backyard big enough for our ever expanding garden and the dogs to run.

  9. Ahhhh!!!! CONGRATS! So exciting!!!

    My dream house includes an amazing kitchen. It’s the only room I really care about!

  10. Congrats! The only two things I envision when I think of my dream house are a wide wraparound porch (even a second-floor, sleeping porch would be nice) and a huge open kitchen. :)

  11. Congratulations! Seems like everyone I know is buying a house, strange!

    I don’t have an image of what I want my dream place to look like, but I just need 2+ rooms, hah.

  12. Congrats Brandi & Nick!!!!!!!!!!!

    In my dream house I’d have an awesome kitchen and plenty of room for entertaining, my own washer & dryer and large laundry room, and a very large walk in closet. And that’s just the beginning :)

  13. Congratulations!!!

    My dream house is a historic bungalow with hardwood floors, crown molding, and a clawfoot tub.

  14. Congrats!! That’s so exciting! And I really can’t wait to see pictures :) My dream home has a giant brand-new applianced kitchen and a study with built-in bookshelves and a view of Bent Mountain. One day maybe!

  15. SUPER YAY!!!! I can’t wait to see all the things you pick out for your new abode. They are very important because it gives us a sneak peak into the places you’ll make all your wonderful meals, and watch Hokie games and play with Maggie :)

    Dreaming about houses the only thing I know I want is a room for sewing/crafting and a porch. The other stuff is negotiable.

    But we won’t be buying a house until we retire so I’m sure my list will grow by then.

  16. Congrats! I’m glad you found the house that spoke to you both… After living in my house for the past 12 years, the thing I’d like most to add on is an easterly-facing 4-season porch/sunroom so I could sit in the sun and read on Saturday mornings all year roung, with my pups napping in the sun next to me… mmm – happiness!

  17. Congrats! That’s so awesome! My dream house right now would have a dog in it. I know thats a little lame but I want a dog so badly.

  18. Congratulations!!!!!

    In my dream house it will be very open layout. Lots of closets. Double shower heads in the big master shower… ummm and so much more!!

  19. Congrats! VERY exciting news!

    My dream house is down the road from my parents, looks out one way on a large hay field, and the other way to the gorgeous New England hills. When I win the lottery… ;-)

  20. Congratulations!!!!!! SO happy for you!!!!!!!

  21. Great news!
    I’m very fortunate, I’ve got my perfect house ;-)

  22. Congrats!!!!! And don’t worry, I;m just as annoying with all of my house posts. We are building ours now so I love to put up pics of the process. Even for no one else, its going to be so worth it to go back and look at these posts someday.

    Congrats again!!!

  23. Congratulations!! That’s so exciting :) I’m excited to hear all your house talk in the coming weeks!

  24. Congratulations!!

    I want a huge kitchen, lots of outdoor entertaining space, and a fireplace. :)

  25. CONGRATS !! that was not long at all… ;)

    NO! *PLEASE DO* post home related things – especially if there are photos!! :) I love it…

    we are starting the conversation of moving, looking for a different house… it is SO exciting to look. and dream!

    my ideal house would have two and a half baths… half bath for guests only, basically… and one for me, one for Jason!! ;)

    the kitchen, obviously, would be huge and perfect. I won’t write a novel here of what that means…

    a music room (we currently have one…), an office for me and all of my ‘stuff’ – photo studio, painting easel, etc.

  26. CONGRATULATIONS! So happy it worked out!

  27. Congratulations to you both!! I’m glad you weren’t kept in suspense too long and everything worked out the way you want it :)
    I haven’t even thought of a dream house yet – eek!! A nice kitchen would be a plus, though ;)

  28. OMG that was fast!
    What great, great news!
    I cant wait to go along this journey with you!

  29. Oh I’m so excited for you guys! Hooray! :D I can’t wait to hear all the details and see the pics of your new place!

  30. So exciting! I love where we live, and we live on a 1 acre lot – I just hate my floor plan.

    Our main living area is in the front of the house – its all windows and has a view of the river. But the kitchen is all the way in the back of the house so I sometimes feel isolated when we have company. :(

  31. So happy for you two! :) :) :)

  32. How exciting… Congratulations! We are probably going to start looking at houses in a year or so, and I’m already a little excited. Most important to me is a good kitchen with great lighting, garden space (which is admittedly OUTSIDE the house), and room for a chest freezer so I can freeze zucchini, peppers, etc for use throughout the winter!

  33. Congrats pretty lady – I am so super duper excited for you! :)

  34. Congratulations! My dream house is a gingerbread house.

  35. Congrats! My dream house…being a Southern girl, it has to have a big front porch (preferably wrap-around). I’d love to have one of those outdoor kitchens complete with a swanky stacked-stone fireplace for roasting marshmallows :-) Kitchen-wise…a gas range with double oven and a GIANT granite-top island. Basically, I want to live inside Southern Living magazine. Sigh.

  36. CONGRATULATIONS, Brandi and Nick! I am so, so excited for you guys. What a milestone!!!

    My dream house will be kind of shabby chic but also modern, with a LOT of light, exposed brick and hardwood floors. And an island kitchen.

  37. congrats!!! i’m just catching up on posts and saw your good news! so exciting!!!

  38. congrats!!! thats soooo exciting, can’t wait to see pictures and see how you decorate!

  39. Congratulations, that is such fantastic news!

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