hello friends!

June 11, 2012

Hi! Well I am back from that crazy long 2 week blog break. So sorry that this blog has been so empty over these past weeks. The first thing I wanted to share with you now that I'm back is our big news!

We are officially homeowners! We got the keys to our house a couple weeks ago. When is move in day you ask? Well we want to do some work on the house before we move in, so it'll probably be a couple months. The house to me wasn't exactly move in ready but I guess it all depends on your preference - Nick said he'd move in right now because he thinks it's fine but I have some other feelings about it ;) We are fortunate we don't have to be out of our current place urgently or anything so we'll take our time to do the work and everything.




We are so blessed to have found a house we simply loved and have a pretty awesome mom who helped us out a bit with the down-payment. House hunting is some grueling, heartbreaking, and crazy business! We ended up getting this house that I posted about back in April.. Yep, the one with the heart key lock, which was my personal favorite feature, haha :) You were all so helpful with your encouragement and advice, thank you! I think we got a great deal.. and it's a great neighborhood too. I guess some posts about house-renovation and progress will be in the works, hopefully soon.

Well, back to regular daily blogging! Hope you all have a wonderfully fabulous & productive week.
ps: thank you for all your dear & sweet comments about my grandpa, it really meant so much to me.

76 hello's:

  1. Congratulations! Owning a house is so much fun!

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  2. I Feel so Happy to you! Congratulations, Peace end Love!!! Kisses from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! <3

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  3. congrats, that is such a great feeling to have your very own home. as you start to build a relationship with your home you will find that there will always be something to fix here and there, it is a constant evolution.

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  4. you got the house!!! oh that is so, so exciting!!

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  5. I dream of the day we are able to own our own house ... Congrats!

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  6. you guys look so cute & that's awesome news! Happy monday & welcome back :)

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  7. that heart shaped key hole would have been THE selling point for me too ;) congrats! what an amazing accomplishment

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  8. Congratulations on your new home! I'm in love with the heart key lock-- how unique and perfect for your house!

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  9. Congrats! I just love being a homeowner; I am very happy for you. Enjoy the journey. :) p.s. is that necklace one that you made?

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  10. Danni, a huge congrats on the new home! What an exciting new adventure for you two! I absolutely adore the heart-shaped lock. That's such a sweet touch and seems very you.

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  11. your home looks so cute! and it fits the both of you! congratulations!

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  12. CONGRATS! and oh, you are such a beautiful couple :) excited to see you posting again!

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  13. Oh that was my favorite feature! That front porched will be used often I am sure!
    x, anna

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  14. The heart lock on your door was so cute!

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  15. YAY! Praise GOD you lovely home owners! Also, love the heart-shaped lock. Obviously.

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  16. Congrats on the new house!!! That is amazing!!

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  17. Congratulations! Love the heart on the base of the knob :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a new giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  18. Congratulations. Nick and Dani! If you need any exterior landscaping help let me know.

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  19. woo congratulations! that must be so great having your own place to mold into a home :) so happy for you!

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  20. Congrats and may your home be blessed

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  21. I love love love your door! And i bet the rest of the house is even prettier!
    Live only happy and blessed moments in your new home!

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  22. It's beautiful! Congratulations. I think that heart key lock is a wonderful feature. It's quirky and represents all the love inside those walls.

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  23. Congrats! There is nothing like your first home! p.s. is the lock on your front door heart-shaped?! Love.

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  24. Congrats on the new house! What an exciting adventure! :)

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  25. amazing! congratulations :) the two of you look so happy!

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  26. Yay! I'm so happy for you. Congratulations on your homeownership. I love that the deadbolt is shaped like a heart. Do you know the brand?

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  27. Congrats! I cannot wait to see what you do with the place :)

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  28. Congratulations! Let the fun begin:)

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  29. Eeeee!!! So excited for you!! :) these are such ADORABLE photos of you two- I miss you both! A meet-up/catch-up is so necessary!! :)

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  30. How exciting! Congrats to you guys. You both seem to work hard & deserve it. (BTW, I'm totally jealous of that front door deadbolt too!)

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  31. EEP! So excited for your new house! Congrats on all the goodness in your life!

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  32. Congratulations on your new house. I'm sure you'll have a full life in it. You so deserve it after the last few weeks. Have fun decorating and making this house your home.

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  33. I love the heart lock :) and congratulations on your new house! xx

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  34. Looks beautiful, and your necklace, too :)

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  35. Looks beautiful!!! Congratulations!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  36. Congrats! I bet you're just brimming with all the things you want to do. :) I recommend doing it before you move too, it's sooo much easier to get it painted/carpeted/etc. before you have all your things in the way! :)

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  37. Congrats you two! That heart lock is the best.

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  38. Congratulations, that is exciting news! I look forward to reading about your new adventure of turning a house into a home. Oh and I love the heart lock too!

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  39. Congratulations, what exciting news! I look forward to hearing all about your new adventure! So happy for you!

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  40. How sweet is that heart lock?! Love it!

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  41. Oh, it looks amazing! Such an adventure and journey....a home is so very special. Soon your memories will fill every sweet wall and floorboard:) XO

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  42. I think your new keyhole says it all! Much love to you in your new home. x

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  43. congratulation! your dreams come true. Btw, you should updates us renovation. =)
    3lin

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  44. This is so great! Congratulations on getting a house :) That heart shaped keylock is adorable xx
    -Jianine

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  45. Oh my gosh I want you heart lock!!! That is adorable!! Can't wait till you give us a tour!!

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  46. congrats danni! so happy for you two!

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  47. huge congrats! that heart lock is total perfection :)

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  48. congrats danni!! that heart lock key is totally cute!! good luck w/ renovations and decorating!!

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  49. congrats danni & nick. your front porch look so sweet just as its owners. glad to see you back with a big smile. you guys look so happy.
    much love.
    khanh

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  50. Congrats Danni! Hope you & Nick enjoy the new house and all the things that come with home ownership!
    Hugs

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  51. Hello and glad you're back!!

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  52. Hello and glad you're back!!

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  53. i just love that keylock!! congrats on the house!!

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  54. Congratulations to you both!

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  55. i love that heart shaped deadbolt lock! looks like a wonderful home. can't wait to see more. xxoo kellychristine

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  56. Congrats, that's so exciting! Hubby and I were looking for a house, then were forced to leave our rental suddenly and didn't find our perfect place. So now we're in another rental and not a house which is sort of a bummer, but at least now we get to have a puppy! Hopefully we'll find our dream home someday and if not, we'll be content with what God provides. Anyways, have fun fixing up your new place, how great!

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  57. Congratulations! Great to have you back! :)

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  58. Jillian Clemmons12 June, 2012 10:51

    Congrats Danni! How exciting:)

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  59. YAY!! So happy for you both. Congratulations. And that heart lock key feature would've been my fav too. We once bought a house for the tree out front. Well, that might be a bit dramatic, but I would tell people the tree out front was my favorite. Good trees are hard to come by in the dry desert of NV :)

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  60. Hooray! Congrats on your first house Danni and Nick!!
    xo
    J.

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  61. Beautiful beginnings!!
    Congrats!!

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  62. Yay!! Congrats Danni! I can't imagine your excitement. It looked really lovely from the previous photos you posted. Good luck with all the pre-move-in work! That heart key lock is so you :)

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  63. Congrats! That is beautiful! Such a blessing :)
    -Bella

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  64. Congrats to you both!!!!! I am thrilled for you two:)

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  65. Congratulations! I remember seeing all of your Instagram pictures of the house when you were first looking at it and thinking that all of the sweet details are just so "you"

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  66. I only just discovered your blog and I wanted to say how much I admire it. You can tell how much care and thought goes into it--it's truly lovely. Congratulations on your new home! The happy faces on you and your husband say so much! :)

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  67. Congratulations danni! Reading your post gives me hope to keep going too.. We have just started the house looking process and yeah, no fun at all! But gotta stay persistent like you guys!

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  68. You two look so happy! Congratulations! Owning your own home rocks!

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  69. Congrats! Having signed all of that paperwork will make your life so much better. I still remember being sick to my stomach last year in the weeks before finally closing the deal - but in hindsight it was totally worth the trouble =)

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  70. I just saw this! Congrats! Well, let me know if you're interested in letterpress house announcements. I can sketch your house and print it :)

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