~76~ House-i-versary

Not sure if "house-i-versary" is actually a word, but I'm making it one. 
A year ago today, Jake and I signed our life away and this beautiful house became ours. 

It's hard to believe it's been a whole year already. 
In some regards, it feels like we've lived here forever because it is so much like home.  I LOVE coming home to this house.  In other ways, it feels like we just moved in because time has been going by so quickly lately (and we don't even have kids!).

As I reflect back on the past year, it amazes me how much Jake's  we've done since moving in. One of the appeals of the house was that we didn't NEED to do anything.  It really was move in ready.  It was really well maintained and aside from the absence of an en suite (aka attached master bathroom), it had everything we wanted in a home.  However, it had lots of potential to really make it ours; a task that I believe we successfully accomplished.

Our immediate project when we got keys was painting. LOTS of painting. Like 7 rooms and 2 hallways worth.  I'll be ok never picking up a paint brush again.  

All that aside, here's what we've done in just 12 short months:

1. Add track lighting and a recessed appliance box to our den

2. Redid the vanity in the master bathroom 

3. Redid the guest bathroom

4. Converted the guest bedroom into a poker room/man cave

5. Updated the master closet

6. Sodded the backyard, added a flower bed, and lattice fencing around the deck + putting a border around the front garden bed. 

Plus, all of the little things that provide added functionality, but aren't necessarily blog-worthy ;)

So, what's in store for our house in the next year?  Not a whole lot.  We adore our house and feel that we now have everything the way we really want it.  The smaller projects are left include: 

-Combining my craft room with the office.  The plan is to create a fold down craft table, with better shelving.  The office desk will get moved into the craft room and the large entertainment center and futon will get moved out.

-Expanding/beautifying the garden. Fingers crossed the plants I put in last year come back this year!

-Finally getting the chimney inspected and in working order.  We still haven't taken down the plastic that's taped inside for fear of what we'll find.  That will be a summer task. 

Other than that, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the next year brings. 
Until then, 

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