Bridget & Matt Bought a House

Just when you thought last week’s baby announcement was all the breaking news I had in store this month, I’m back to report that there’s even more to celebrate. Matt and I bought a house and we closed on it this week!

Now that it’s officially ours, I can’t wait to share ALL the details with you. Boy oh boy do we have a lot to catch up on.

If you can’t believe your ears (or eyes as you read this), you’re not the only one because I am also in shock at this whirlwind of life changing events that’s been happening around here. I promise this is the last piece of jaw-dropping news I have to share… hopefully for a long time because I don’t know how much more excitement (and chaos) I can handle right now.

After looking for a new house for almost an entire year, we finally found one that we fell in love with about a mile away from our current house. It’s a 1950’s brick ranch in our dream neighborhood and it’s dripping with potential. The house is definitely not a total fixer-upper, but it isn’t currently our style. We have a lot of work ahead of us, especially since we are trying to get as much done as we can before Baby Mak makes his or her appearance.

So What’s the Plan?

Some of the projects we are going to tackle before we move in (like ASAP) and some of the work we are going to put off until after the baby is born and our lives settle down a bit (ha!). I can’t wait to show you everything and share all of our plans. Paint colors, DIY to-do lists, my furniture wishlist, the BEFORE photos. I can’t wait to dive into all of it with you, starting tomorrow! Tomorrow I plan to show you the MLS photos from the house so you get a better sense of where we are starting and then where we plan to go from there.

Thank You and Hang In There!

But until then, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your support as we navigated the crazy, frustrating, exciting, emotional roller coaster that has been our house hunt. You guys are seriously the best and your support and stories made me feel so normal in such a crazy and unexpected process. Thank you, thank you, thank you… I honestly don’t know how I got so lucky to be able to share this journey with all of you.

For my fellow house hunters still riding that emotional roller coaster, hang in there! I hated the process but in the end am so glad we held out (and lost some of the houses we did) because it led us to this opportunity. I know your dream house is out there too, waiting for the perfect time to meet you!

Now I gotta run because we have lots of mini reno to do this week so we can get to some of our first projects this weekend! AHHHH!

Bridget

  • shawnna griffin

    hey girl- congrats! I know y’all will make it your own! Can’t wait to see what y’all do.

    • We are so excited, thanks Shawnna! We have a lot of work ahead of us!!

  • Congratulations!! Your house looks really similar to mine so I can’t wait to see what you do. I need some inspiration 😉

    • You’ll have to give me your tips, especially after you see the lay-out tomorrow!!

  • Kara D

    Congratulations, yayay!! What a crazy whirlwind time in your life! Good luck on alllllll the paint colors that you’re going to have to pick and choose all over again!

    • Whirlwind is the perfect word, haha! Thank you!!

  • Kaitlin M.

    Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you guys! Can’t wait to see the house and all your plans, I am sure you will make it absolutely fabulous. Looking forward to following along on the journey…however long it takes with a new little one!

    • Your support means the world to me, thanks Kaitlin!

  • Summer Hogan

    Congrats guys! I CANNOT wait to see what you do!

  • Pam

    Congrats on the new house. How exciting. I know it will end up looking great.

  • This is just so exciting! Can’t wait to see the MLS photos tomorrow! You probably have each on burned into your brain, lol!

  • Wow! What an exciting few months!! Congrats!

  • Erin

    wow congrats! you guys are definitely doing it all right now!! looking forward to more fun ideas from you both!

    • Thanks Erin!! Yes, it feels a bit overwhelming but definitely in the best way possible!

  • Wow! Congratulations! We were house hunting in 2016, hoping to buy before our son was born, but the housing market where we live was crazy. (It was not a normal buyer’s market. Investors kept swooping in and snatching the affordable houses right out from under normal people like us just to “flip” them and re-sell at unaffordable prices or to rent out at very high rates.) Even our realtor was absolutely flabbergasted. We were not about to settle either, so we decided to postpone buying until the market here rights itself (if it ever does).

    I am glad that after your long search and all the ups/downs of househunting, you were able to find your perfect house! I look forward to seeing how you transform it into your perfect home. 🙂

  • Thanks Carol!!

  • Margaret Langenberg

    I had figured out you had bought a house by something Casey said. But the being pregnant caught me by surprise. LOL. But congrats and can’t wait to see what you all have planned for the before and after Baby M arrives. Just don’t overdo during your pregnancy. I remember my first and second house and I don’t think the excitement every wore off. Now I live in an apartment once again, and wish I could go back. So I live through you and Casey for the DIY and house everything.

    • I love your advice, thank you!! And you’re right, the excitement of a house can last forever so we definitely don’t have to rush anything now (especially with the baby on the way!). Thanks Margaret!! xo