Jun 16, 2010

Digging on My New Digs

So, I forgot to tell y'all about our benefit for the Blount Mansion!  Peg and I were a twinge apprehensive as it was the first benefit we have ever thrown, and we didn't want to bankrupt Knoxville's oldest home (also the home of the Tennessee constitution). 

Everything went wonderfully, except for the fact that it was about a hundred degrees, with a thousand percent humidity.  Do you see how wilted I look?  One of those times when you cringe every time someone hugs you or touches your back.  Gross.  I should have used an old trick from UGA football games, and filled my bra, and dusted my back with baby powder.  It's a great temporary solution until you undress to find a sodden mess of clumped baby powder sticking to you.  Too graphic?

However, I have news of far more import.

Hubs and I are buying a house! It's an adorable little rancher on a great street about seven minutes from where we live now.  It was very sudden, as I looked it at first with my mom early last week, Hubs and Dad looked at it Thursday, and the agreement was signed on Sunday.  We close July 2- so soon!

It's in great shape, but of course, it needs some love and charm added to it.  This will be a slow and steady process, because with two mortgages until we sell the condo, I am now a frugalista!  This means no more shopping (sad), but shopping my closet instead.  I'm having a dinner party for 16 Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how my tight budget works with that.  I might be chasing wild pigs and butchering them myself. . .

Anyway, I'm so excited to hear your ideas and inspiration as I start this new journey of a house.  Oh, and for those dedicated readers who will ask- we still are going to build, but it will likely be in five years or so.  I wanted a yard (at least one not controlled by my cantankerous neighbor) and a dog before then.

23 comments:

  1. YAY! Congrats! Now I want photos of the inside!

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  2. Congratulations! I can't wait for my own yard and dog.

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  3. DAMN, you move quick! T and I are going to be stuck in this Open House-induced depression phase for months if not years. Perhaps that has more to do with the cost of real estate in DC, but I digress... I want forward momentum, Samma style!

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  4. Congratulations!! What a cute house!

    I'm in the same boat as you - we are buying a house without selling our townhome first. I'll miss shopping :(

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  5. YAY!!! So happy for you! The outside looks presh! Can't wait to see the before and after--I know you'll make it just lovely. Congrats! And yay for no more poufy tummy man!

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  6. What a jem. The window box on the front is darling. Can't wait to see more. Best of luck with all the packing/moving excitement.

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  7. Yay! Love the new house! And you look gorge in these pics!

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  8. Congratulations on the house! I can't wait to see what you do with the house and yard. I'm certain it will look great!

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  9. Your event looks like a beauty!

    Congratulations on your house it looks absolutely adorable. It seriously looks picture perfect, I can't wait to see you add your touch to it!

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  10. Hooray for a new house! I know you are excited. I can't wait to see more pics. Love the baby powder idea!

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  11. Congrats, I'm so happy for you. I understand about the yard. We just moved from our apartment to a house for the same reason. I look forward to seeing more pictures.

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  12. So cute! You will have so much fun decorating. My mom is the queen of frugal decorating... Hobby Lobby will become your new best friend! Can't wait to see pics of the inside!

    Oh one idea - go through and take tons of pics of the inside and outside before you get started so you can have a fun photo album to keep on your coffee table. Our neighbors did that and people love looking through it and seeing the transformation! (and you can go through room by room as you finish and use the pics as blog posts!)

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  13. Yay yay yay!! Next comes puppy! So excited for you!

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  14. Congrats on the home! It's darling :)

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  15. First of all, you are adorable, I can't stand it!! Love your dress!!

    Congrats on the HOUSE!! Make sure you post pictures of before/after. I LOVE looking at transformations.

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  16. Sara Beth O'SteenJune 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    YAY Samma! That is awesome! Congratulations to you and Morgan!!

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  17. That's incredibly exciting! Congrats. And you may have seen this before, but this young couple totally re-did their ranch house and have all sorts of ideas & tutorials.

    http://www.younghouselove.com/

    Can't wait to see more pics when you move in!

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  18. I am obsessed with your friends yellow dress, do you know who its by?

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  19. SLAMMER, It has been TOO long since I signed in last! I AM JUST LOVING THE HOUSE! I absolutely cannot wait to come for a visit! Love ya! xoxo

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