10.18.2011

We're buying a house!

Kevin and I will be first time home owners by next week! We close next Wednesday so hopefully nothing crazy goes down where it doesn't work out! But we are 99% sure that nothing will...so I can now blog about it! I didn't want to blog about it before because you never know what can happen in the process after making the offer, inspection, etc. Anyways, we are going to own our first home and we are so excited! Our realtor was a friend of the family and helped us find this perfect home!
Anyways, It will be less than 2 miles from my parents AND also less than 2 miles from the new FORT COLLINS Temple, which will be built within a couple of years. It is also within the temple ward boundaries which is actually my home ward - the one we are living in now. We like the neighborhood and feel we can live here for up to 8-ish years (who really knows though!) It has 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2.5 bathrooms and an unfinished basement which is great. Also, it has an amazing backyard that is already landscaped! Here are some pictures so you can see what our house looks like!

*Note: The furniture/decorations are the previous owners.
Here is your grand tour!

Main Level
Includes: Living/Dining Room, Fireplace, Kitchen, Bathroom, Coat Closet
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The Backyard
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Upstairs Level

Master Bedroom with large walk-in closet
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And we should have enough room for other things with our King size bed! Yes!
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Second Bedroom with walk-in closet
This will one day be a future child's room, probably! I love having another walk-in closet. 
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Third Bedroom with normal closet
So...the painting will go...haha. Can't pull off bright orange but it is another good size bedroom for another kiddo!
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And that is our house!

If you have any home improvement/decor 
ideas or any ideas really let me know! 
I am going to need help decorating and all that! :)

AND...

I am currently looking for guest bloggers to write on tutorials for DIY home decor or re-doing older/random pieces of furniture. Email me at sloanbookblog@gmail.com if interested. These will be scheduled while we are moving in and getting settled in our new place! Thanks! :)
Update: I currently have enough guest bloggers, thank you!

54 comments:

  1. Cute :) I'm so ready for us to have this post haha

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  2. Congratulations!! Buying a house is so exciting!! We bought our first home last fall. Being home owners is exciting, fun and lots of work :)

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  3. Congratulations! This is so exciting. I was seriously thinking about writing you a comment yesterday cause I remembered your post about whether you should rent or buy. And I was going to tell you to buy. Guess you are already doing that. If you don't mind me asking, how much are you getting it for? I'm just always curious about housing prices according to different areas. It hasn't been officially announced yet, but we had our offer on a home accepted last wednesday. Not sure the exact close date yet, should be in the next 2 weeks!

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  4. Congrats, Ashley!! That is so so exiting. I can't wait until I can have my own house/ kitchen! :)

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  5. I love it!!

    Looks like you don't have to do too much!

    I just refinished a bunch of furniture with Rustoleum cabinet transformations - highly recommend it if you want diffent color cabinets/furniture and its cheap and EASY!

    Congrats!!!

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  6. Such a beautiful house!! So exciting! Congrats! The next announcement is going to be a baby now ;)

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  7. Um wow! I am in love with it! How lucky are you guys, this is so exciting!!!

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  8. Love it! Congrats Ashley and Kevin! It is funny, because I totally had that rug that is in their living room. We had it in our duplex in Provo!

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  9. So jealous you're getting a house! I am so house hungry. Congratulations! My sister is the queen of decorating on a dime...literally. She finds the greatest stuff at Goodwill. But anyways, she did a short post on making over some furniture pieces. Not sure what your style is but you can check it out
    http://ericksonfamily2008.blogspot.com/2011/07/furniture-distressing-101.html
    Also a great site is allthingsthrifty.com. Good luck with closing!

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  10. Oh it looks so so good!! :D love it! I'm super excited for you to be able to move in and put your own touch on everything! :)

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  11. ASH! I LOVE your house. That is going to be so dang fun!

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  12. CONGRATZ ashley!! Your house is beautiful! I cant wait till i have my own house and i can start the decorating adventure! <3

    Jackie

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  13. GREAT back yard! OMG! Like I can see a swing set, patio furniture, bbq, and so much space to play! :)

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  14. Congratulations! I am so excited for you! This looks like the perfect home for you guys! I'm really happy for you!

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  15. WOW! It's beautiful! I love it! Congrats,Ashley!!!!! (:

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  16. W-O-W!! It's a beautiful home, and it looks like the previous owners took great care of it. Koda and Flynn are jealous of that back yard!

    Congratulations! We can't wait to be home owners someday!


    ~ Angela
    grahamandangela.blogspot.com

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  17. This is so exciting for you!! And what a gorgeous house! :) I can't wait to see how you decorate it and everything!!

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  18. Congrats! It looks BEAUTIFUL :) That is so wonderful!!

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  19. Congratulations!!! The house looks beautiful, even more so after it has your personal touch in it.

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  20. Congrats!! It looks gorgeous! And it doesn't get much better than that back patio. So happy for you!

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  21. First a wedding band. NOW a house. I want to be you.

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  22. oh my gosh, this is so exciting girl. and the place looks absolutely amazing! a great place to start a little family...just saying :)
    xo TJ

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  23. Congratulations!! So exciting.. I love it!

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  24. katinka's going to ADORE your new backyard. beautiful house ashley, im so excited for you two :)

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  25. A HOUSE!!!!! ahh! you're so grown up haha! thats so awesome. congrats!

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  26. Big congrats!! So happy for you guys!! It is very lovely!!! I'd love to guest blog some re-do furniture! Let me know!!

    Taylor

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  27. can i move in WITH you? that looks gorgeous! i can't wait til i have a house instead of apartment jumping :)

    as for where we met...i just know you look suuper familiar and i thought i remember meeting you via a friend named Carly in provo a few years ago (maybe at golds gym?). regardless, glad i met you as a fellow blogger because youre so much fun!

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  28. How exciting!!! I can't wait to have a home and get to decorate...so fun! Lovely blog too!

    Liesl :)

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  29. I am totally lusting over your giant backyard! How perfect.

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  30. Oh I LOVE IT! THIS IS PERFECT! It's so, so pretty and you are going to have so much fun decorating it!!!!! I will have fun shopping with you!!! I can't wait for you to move in. James wants to help move you over if you need it. I think he'll be in town. And I have a house warming gift for you ;)

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  31. congrats! your house is going to be darling!

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  32. OH MY GORGEOUS, Ashley! That house is too perfect- I am loving the backyard. Katinka will just love it:-) So happy for you

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  33. Congratulations on your new home! How exciting! That is the day I've been dreaming of for a while now, so I can only imagine how excited you guys must be! So cute and cozy. Great choice!
    xo Steph

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  34. WOW it's BEAUTIFUL!!! congrts!!! ahhh i'm so happy for you!

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  35. Your home is beautiful and I am so jealous! We're excited about upgrading to a 2 bedroom. Haha!

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  36. Wow what wonderful news!!! I bet you are just jumping out of your skin excited. The house looks lovely and that backyard is to DIE for!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  37. How EXCITING!!! It's so perfect! I love the backyard with the cute little deck, it's so cozy. I think you should keep the orange wall ;) jus sayin!

    xoxo

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  38. cute house!! i'm so happy for you! :)

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  39. Aah!! Yay! How exciting... congratulations!
    This is a beautiful home.. you guys are SO lucky! And the backyard is perfect!!

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  40. Congratulations!!! This is such a BIG deal in life! Hope you guys enjoy making this your new home :)

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  41. Woo!!!! Congrats, such a huge step in life. The house looks awesome. I bet you can't wait to get in there and make it your own!

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  42. I haven't visited your blog in far too long.... congratulations on your house! How exciting. I love seeing people DIY on home improvements.... can't wait to see what you do with your new house. (:

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  43. So exciting! and Definitely check out Pinterest to gather decorating ideas! Congrats!

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  44. Hey there! Just found your blog, and already decided to become a long-term stalker. Also, I'm newly married AKA trying to decorate my apartment on a budget of practically zero, so I've done some cute things I'd love to guest post on. And I agree with everyone else; Pinterest is my main source of inspiration!

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  45. I'm late on this post...but you know how I feel about this amazing news!!!

    CONGRATS!!

    Can't wait to see you...so soon!

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  46. The house is LOVELY Ashley, so happy for you guys!

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  47. Ash, I LOVE it :) so happy for you!!

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  48. The house you bought is absolutely beautiful! It’s certainly worth every cent you paid to buy it. I’m glad to know that everything went right for you – the inspection, the appraisals, etc. How have you been managing with the mortgage on the house?

    -- Avril Copperfield

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  49. That’s a beautiful house indeed! Congratulations! I’m feeling a little bit of envy right now, haha! Anyway, how long did it take for you to be able to truly own this house? I hope you’ve kept the ownership documents like titles and deeds somewhere safe and secure. My brother recently sold his home, and had a mild panic attack when he thought he had lost the papers! That could’ve been disastrous, but thankfully, his wife found them. Strangely enough, they weren’t even in the house!

    ~ Kathleen Salazar ~

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