Sunday, June 13, 2010

Curb Appeal

I wasn't sure I would adjust to living so far from the city, but I totally love living here, it is peaceful and feels like home.

I have been having a lot of fun fixing up the exterior grounds, I installed window boxes on the front porch:

house 008

I bought some plastic urns, spray painted them to match the shutters and planted a rose bush in each:

house 006

Added a short fence and hung up the petunia's we received as a house warming gift and Voila! Instant interest and it doesn't look like so new and generic anymore:

house 005

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Welcome to the new and improved blog

It has been so long since I posted here and so much has changed since them. The biggest change has been moving out of NYC and into Monroe, NY in Orange County.

We finally bought our dream home! We have been talking about buying a house for years, but we never could afford it till the end of 2009 when everything came together almost magically. One Saturday in Oct we decided to go for a ride, a friend of David's lives in Monroe and suggested we look up there at houses, so we googled real estate in in Monroe, NY and found this house House in Blue It was a model home and there was an Open House, so we jumped in the car and off we went. By the end of November we were preapproved for the mortgage and under contract!

The builder broke ground in December:
foundation 12-26-09

By January the outside was completed:
finished! 004

March 30th we closed and moved in that weekend!