We Bought a House!

You may have guessed it by now (you know, I just couldn’t help but share a few little peeks on Instagram); we bought a home! Ever since learning that we would be relocating to North Carolina for hubby’s residency at Duke (you can read all about that, here), finding a place to live has been an absolute whirlwind. After renting for years, somehow it just felt like time to dig in some roots and buy ourselves a home. I think we were tired of crazy apartment rules (“No running water from 9am to 5pm this week for repairs” … blech) and the endless struggle with guest parking for our family and friends. We’ve also been longing for a backyard, especially as Scarlett is getting older and more mobile and her mama, ahem, wants to throw a few really great parties in celebration of that, of course.

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The trick to home-buying was, we had a pretty limited amount of time in which to purchase, or jump ship, and find yet another temporary apartment, given Mike’s work timeline. We got lucky, with an amazing realtor, and then got lucky again, because the realtor knew of the perfect home not yet listed on the market. I promise to share our home-buying story soon, because I now know how crazy the process can be and every little piece of advice helps; but until then, I thought I’d share a few snippets of our new home (wow, that feels crazy to type!)

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Right now we’re still mostly in boxes, though I’m hoping we’ll be up and running in no time. Until then, we’re taking advantage of the handful of weeks Mike has off until he starts his residency training to shop for furniture and explore the area. North Carolina boasts some of the most gorgeous hand-crafted and relatively affordable furniture in the country, so we’re taking full advantage and attempting to design the home of our dreams. We’re also going a bit crazy remodeling (in small-ish doses), painting most of the walls, and tearing out carpets. I don’t know if it’s a Miami thing, but we’re really not fans of carpet though it seems everyone up here has carpet almost exclusively across the bedrooms and upstairs floors. Hoping we don’t regret the decision to yank the carpet come winter. Yikes.

Now I’m off to hunt down bed frames on One Kings Lane. Wish me luck!

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And as always, I’ll be sharing updates on Instagram and twitter, @glitterinclexi, and here on the blog.


Lexi

22 comments


    • Lexi

      Thank you! (It was definitely one of my favorite features too.) 🙂

  1. Sara

    Congrats to the family on your new home! Hugs to the hubby 🙂

    • Lexi

      You are so sweet; thank you!!

  2. Becky Cohen Vallhonrat Prusky

    Lexi… Mazal Tov. It looks great. Enjoy with your beautiful Family.

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Becky!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much! We’re going to put wood (or laminate.) 🙂

  3. Rachel

    It looks so pretty! Congrats to you and your little family 🙂

    • Lexi

      Thank you! We couldn’t be more excited!

  4. alyson

    Wow, beautiful!! Congrats, lady! So happy for you guys and the place looks BEAUTIFUL! I love the light woods, the brick, the grassy spaces, so exciting!!

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

    • Lexi

      You are so sweet – thank you! It really does just feel so “us”. 🙂

  5. Britt

    oh Lexi, I am so happy for y’all! The house looks so pretty and perfect! We are in the exact same boat. Moving Friday! And hoping to do some DIY projects and updates as well! Cannot wait to see more that you share! Good luck with it all!!!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so so much, Britt, and congratulations to your own little family! Looking forward to seeing your place all decorated! 🙂

  6. jocelyn

    So happy to hear this. There is nothing like owning your own! Bless you and your beautiful family!

    • Lexi

      So happy to hear you say that! We couldn’t be more excited!

  7. Terri Gavulic

    Congratulations to the whole family. I know you will make it a real classy, show place! Can’t wait to see pictures. As for the carpet, even if it’s a little colder come winter, it’s better for allergy prevention in the long run. Have fun decorating.

    • Lexi

      Totally agree! We can’t wait to decorate and share. 🙂

  8. Serena

    Congrats!! The new house looks really cute and it’s great you found one so quick. & don’t worry you won’t regret pulling out the carpet. Carpet takes much longer to clean, especially with kids & pets.

  9. Isabel

    Congratulations!! The photos are beautiful, so happy for you on your new gorgeous home xoxo

  10. Dara

    Can’t wait to visit! The photos look great – love the one with Scarlett and the protected electric outlets (and the floor/rug combo and Scarlett’s little legs of course).

  11. Heidi

    CONGRATULATIONS! This house looks perfectly suited to you and I could’t agree more about the floors. We just finished transitioning to all hardwood/tile and it just feels so much cleaner. So excited for you!

    Wishes & Reality

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