Little bit lifestyle blog, bigger bit house renovation…with a side of Jesus.

When you haven’t had an active blog in years, and you get the urge to let your creative side come out again, it’s hard to get started. That first sentence. It’s a hard one. What do you say…Hello…I’m back..? The inner geek voice in my head was wanting to start it with “Captain’s Log; Stardate…” but, thought against it. Because…blog traffic.

I truly am a career-girl; interrupted. It seems every time I get into a groove with my job – wham! Layoff, department switch, or relocation (Hello, Charlotte!) – but that’s a story for a different day. But it is how I got here, to Charlotte. Or rather, Ft. Mill South Carolina. If you’re geography-challenged like me and wonder wait, is she in Charlotte NC or South Carolina – I live a few miles from the NC-SC state line, AKA Charlotte-south. Where everything is cheaper like gas and taxes, and you can buy the really good fireworks legally. Makes for an awesome 4th of July.

All of that said, we are loving this area…and this is a picture of our new-to-us house…we love her. And all of her quirks. We only love some of her attitude. Which pops up sometimes when we ask her to try something new. More on that later. I keep calling her a fixer upper, but really, that’s not fair. She’s amazing as is. She just needs to be more…us.

This is the picture from the real estate listing. My husband likes to remind me that he bought me a house for my birthday last year. Which is true, kind of. We put the offer in and it was accepted on my birthday, and then we thought we weren’t going to close. Again, another story for another day.

Let me give you a tour via the real estate listing pics. The people we bought the house from are now friends of ours (Hi Julie!) – funny how life works. I ask her every time I see her if it makes her crazy to see what we’re doing to the house. She is always gracious and says no, that they love what we’re doing. (It’s got to be weird, though, right??) Anyhow – here’s where we started. Believe me when I say I know how lucky we are to have THIS as a starting point. Blessed is an understatement.

Ok, enough chat on the doorstep, come inside already!

Not a bad entry…and we’ve already got some change here that I will do a post on.

If you head on past the staircase you end up in our family room. Cozy right?

Now turn around, our kitchen is behind you. Big plans for this space. Little budget, but big plans.

I feel like I’ve pushed this post into picture overload today, so I’ll wrap it up. It’s really nice to have a creative outlet again, it’s been too long. Come back soon y’all, I love having people over! It might be a construction zone, but real friends don’t care, right?


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