A New Home

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I have some exciting news for you. My husband and I recently bought our very own home!

our house

There were a lot of blood, sweat, and tears along the way, but we finally achieved our dreams. And I couldn’t be prouder of ourselves, even more so because we just knew nothing about the real estate market, or even where to start when it came to looking for a house. But after our friends told us to read the reviews of someone like this Realtor Saskatoon located, hiring an experienced real estate agent allowed us to sit back and enjoy the process of picturing ourselves in each and every home that we were shown. And this worked in our favor, as it wasn’t long until we were able to find the perfect home for us.

We knew from the very first moment that we laid eyes on it that it was the perfect home for us – luckily, we could afford it, but that’s always the worry, isn’t it? Many people in this predicament of finding out whether they have the funds necessary to acquire their dream home have used the SoFi home affordability calculator so that they knew that the property they were looking at was within their budget. Knowing that your ideal home is something that you could have is a huge relief, I can tell you! As we walked around each room, we got more and more excited and we gave each other that look as if to say “yup, this is the one”. My favourite part, you ask? It has a deck out back with a gazebo – awesome. And there are flowers everywhere.

deck with gazebo

rose black eyed susan

We’ve been moving things in for the last couple of weeks, and the new house is starting to look like a home – even if it is still a home with boxes everywhere.

Now we have to sort the boring (but very important) stuff like insurance, updating our personal details, getting our mail re-directed and home warranty. All of this takes time, although a friend did send me a link for a good home warranty company (https://homewarranty.firstam.com/homeowner/home-warranty/michigan) which should mean I won’t have to spend ages searching for one! Nevertheless, it’s got to be done.

new living room

new living room

I love this old house, with its original hardwood floors. We’ll eventually have a master suite upstairs, too. It’s going to be a long process, but I’m very excited to be able to turn this house into a home. It is the perfect opportunity for me to be able to unleash my creativeness on this home renovation project. Once we have finished with the interior, we will make a start on the exterior as soon as we can. Simple things such as replacing the windows with a company like https://www.mwtwindows.com/, replacing the doors, and giving the house a fresh lick of paint. Whilst these aren’t major renovations, they will help to make our home look aesthetically pleasing, and that is very important to me. To achieve what we have set out to achieve though, this process shouldn’t be rushed. Nothing will look the way we want it to look if it has been rushed. I am very excited to get started though.

So, what’s going on in your life?


  1. anna in spain on August 14, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Oh. Man. I am soooo jealous.
    Hardwood floors. *swoon*
    A gazebo!
    And I can’t even tune my mouth up to talk about the porch you can actually “set” on in the evening!
    Look at all that grass–and it’s yours.

    We live in 63 sq meters of space, and that’s the whole apartment, including the utility area. I was trying to find a place where I could sit zazen, facing the wall, and have had to make do with one end of the hallway, because all the other walls are lined with furniture etc. and I can’t get close enough.

    Which is what I’ve been doing; “Christian zazen” if you will. Not “empty mind” meditation, but Christ-centred. It’s amazing what 10 minutes a day (and not even every day) of mindful contemplation can do. I keep telling myself “this afternoon I’ll cut quilt pieces” and I keep just resting. Maybe I needed it.

    TMI yet? LOL

    • Andrea on August 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      That type of meditation sounds like a great idea. And I completely understand the idea of not getting any quilting done. As you can guess, with the move, I’ve not done a single quilting related thing all month. Our new house is on just under 6 acres. We’ll hopefully be adding some cows and goats soon. It will depend on how long it takes us to get the money saved up to build the fence and buy the animals.

  2. anna in spain on August 15, 2015 at 5:27 am

    I love the stone foundation!! Is it real fieldstone, or veneer? Can’t be veneer. Such a beautiful home!

    • Andrea on August 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      I’m pretty sure it’s real field stone, as I can’t find a repeat in it.

  3. Shay on August 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Andrea, it looks as though you might have purchased a kit home. Did the previous owners leave any documentation?


    • Andrea on August 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Shay, the house was originally built in 1923, so I’m sure it’s not a kit home.

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