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Curveball Weekend

This weekend we threw a giant, but exciting, curveball in our house hunting adventure. On Friday, we heard back about our offer on the house.


It was actually GOOD news; however, suddenly I realized that I NEVER thought the seller would accept our offer and I actually had been subconsciously hoping that they would reject it because I was not feeling good about it. The house was cute, but it had REALLY tiny rooms–I mean teeny tiny. I worried that we would feel “trapped” in a few years.

Last week, I often found myself secretly lusting over another house we saw. Granted, this house, which I lovingly termed “The Ugly Ducking,” did not have quite the curb appeal–but it was a total SWAN on the inside. (It is what is on the inside that counts, right Mumsie?!)

So here is our “Ugly Duckling” House:

It looks small from the outside right? Well it is GIANT. It has 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 guest baths and oodles of closet space.

And, it has a GREAT kitchen with a gas stove (the most important part!)

Chase stole all of the pictures off the camera last night, so I only have a couple. I promise I will share more later!

So we rescinded our offer on the first house and put in an offer on this house! Lots of paper signing commenced–yet again:

We then had a double celebration of both our Engagement Anniversary AND our 2nd House Offer!

(Worst picture EVER. Can you tell I was going on about 5 hours of sleep?)

Thanks, Chase for “putting a ring on it” 5 years ago!


Also I would like to give 2 Birthday shout-outs! Yesterday was Erica’s Birthday from For the Sake of Cake. I am so glad I have had the pleasure to actually meet Erica in person! I hope you had a WONDERFUL day!

And, in the non-blogger world, yesterday was also my father-in-law’s birthday:


We are SO blessed to have you in our lives! I WISH we could have been there to celebrate with you! We love you!



About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

15 responses »

  1. LOVE the kitchen in the second house. It is kind of amazing how much can change when you have time to think about yourself living in a house 🙂

    Congrats on your anniversary!

  2. wow, what a whirlwind! I’m sure going with your gut here is the right decision. Hope everything works out for the two of you!

  3. Weird howthings work out like that sometimes! I actually like the second house and dont think it is bad outside at alL! I like the big frnot window also.
    I hope things work with this one, and Im glad you trusted your gut!!

  4. That kitchen is gorgeous… love cooking with a gas stove! 🙂

  5. I like the ‘ugly duckling’ house…good choice!

  6. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! I can’t even imagine how stressful house hunting must be–especially because you have a tight deadline! It’s good that you went with your gut instinct rather than settling. Can’t wait to see more pictures and hear the news as it comes!

  7. What a whirlwind! Isn’t it crazy how we just get those feelings sometimes? So glad to hear that y’all listened to yourselves. Fingers crossed, you will have good news on this second offer, too!

    And Happy Anniversary!!

  8. theoretically, there were many better house options for us than the one we chose, but none gave us that feeling that a cute little cottage home did so we bought it and we are so happy that we did. Always trust your instinct.

  9. Aw, thanks for the birthday shout-out… so sweet! 🙂

    I think the second house is cute on the outside! And it’s amazing what a little landscaping could do… I should send my landscapper husband down your way! I hope this offer works out for you.

  10. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    The kitchen in the second house look beautiful with lots of space! Every bloggers dream right? haha. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary yesterday! 🙂

  11. Those pictures are so sweet, you guys look perfect! Good luck on the other house offer, I’m sure you’ll pick the right one for you 🙂

  12. I am loving all of that space! And yes, gas stove is very important! Happy Anniversary as well… such exciting times for you right now 🙂

  13. You are making progress on the whole house thing! AWESOME! Go with your gut, it’s not a decision you want to regret.

  14. Oh. Totally worth it for the kitchen, girl!! Hope it works out quickly!!! Congrats on everything!!

  15. Curve balls are often a gift in the end aren’t they? I really love this new house on the inside and know you will have the outside buttoned up soon. Sometimes even homes need a facelift!
    Thanks for cheering for John’s big day! He was one spoiled man at the end of this weekend!


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