Monday, October 24, 2011

Pinning My Heart Out

Hi friends,

Sorry I've been MIA with my recaps and posts. We did something a little crazy last week, and I've been in a minor freak-out mode.

We put an offer in on a house.


This is kind of a big deal for us because we weren't really planning on moving anytime soon. However, now that we know which district I'll be working for, it's much easier to plan for the future. I just happened to be perusing a real estate site, kind of window shopping if you will, and stumbled across an amazing deal. We went to see it in person, checked a few things out, went to see it a few more times, and finally put in an offer. I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear back. We both said that we'd be OK if it didn't go through... but let's be honest. I want this house like I want a Halloween bag full of Snickers and Reese's cups.

We'll see what happens. I'll keep you posted :)

Oh - want to know why I want this house so badly? Well, let's see: 4500 sq ft with a finished basement, a HUGE master closet, over 8 acres, enough bedrooms and space that we wouldn't have to move once we have kids, an amazing wrap around deck with a great view, 2 fireplaces, and tall ceilings, just to start. Ahhh... It's definitely been taking up most of my recent pins on Pinterest.

It's a foreclosure, and it hasn't been updated design-wise since the 1980's, so I've been daydreaming about what we could do with the kitchen:
I think this should have darker countertops

LOVE the butcher block island! The kitchen in the house has an island that would be perfect for  this

sigh... tile + lattice/quatrefoil? I die.

I've done some daydreaming about painting the rest of the house, too...

I'm really drawn to warm grays right now

I love 2, 4, 5, 10. 

That shade of green makes me happy as an accent with gray. Look familiar? It's practically the same green as my bridesmaids' dresses.

All around amazing colors right here. Love it.

It's possible I've been daydreaming about accessories and decorating, too...

Ooooh. Shiny! This would look great in the entry way, or over the stairs to the basement.
Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

For my reading nook... not sure where it will be, but I'm sure I should have it.

The color. Enough said.

I've been wanting a sectional for quite a while now. I love the style of this one, and the mixing of different accent fabrics.

What's been stealing your heart on Pinterest lately?

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  1. stopping by from mingle monday =)

    good luck on the house! my husband and i are hoping to start the house hunt after the first of the year and i can't wait for all the things that come with it ... pinterest will definitely be my go-to source for inspiration =)

  2. these are amazing inspirations..good luck on the house!!!