Morton Girl

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Thrifty finds, DIY, and a soon to be Home Reno...


I love to find cheaper ways to do expensive things. Whether this be through Thrift-store-shopping or DIY decorating, I find a way to get it done. I NEVER shop in the regular priced area of a store. If I do happen to see something I love that is regular priced, I wait til it goes on sale. OR, i make it my own version of it. I love to paint and do crafts. However, being a mother of two and a night-shift nurse, I have very little time to do it. We are also in a rental home while we search for my forever home. So, I am LOVING the blog world right now as I find ideas for my new home. Be sure to follow me so I will know I'm not just blogging to myself. :-)

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Home Reno? Yes, please!

Well, first blog post in two years and I'm changing gears a bit.  We sold our home back in September and have been in a rental for the past few months.  Our lease is up at the end of March and I am determined not to extend our stay here.  So, we I have been house hunting like crazy.  There are some SUPER steals deals out there!  We would like some elbow room.  Neil is determined to not be in a neighborhood.  Oh yeah, and we want this to be our FOREVER home.  So, LOTS of pressure here to find the perfect house.  As I was driving through one of the areas that we are interested in, I saw a sign that said "House and 9 acres".  Thinking it was for sure a house that was way out of our price range, I hesitantly turned and followed the signs.  The road led me up a beautiful mountain.  On the way up, there were a few houses and my "out of our price range" thoughts continued.  I got to the top and this is what I saw...
Hmm...I drove on up this welcoming driveway and, here is what I found...
You may see an old shack, I see this...
OH MY GOODNESS, my imagination is in OVERDRIVE!!!!

Here is the view off the back...

and here is the front view...

So, I peeked inside and liked what I saw.  Then, I peeked at one of the flyers in the Real Estate Box outside (like how I saved that to last?)  and, it's in our price range! SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR.

Neil is out of town.  But, I took my father in law out to see it and he agreed.  POTENTIAL. POTENTIAL. POTENTIAL.  

We have an appointment to see it on Sunday.  EEK!!! So excited.  More pics to come.  I haven't stopped imagining the possibilities since Tuesday. :-)

Stay tuned,


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