Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Happy Announcement!

Friends, I am so excited to share with you that my family will be moving out of our rental house and into this beautiful new home in 4 months!

The Belmont
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After a long and arduous process, we finally came to the conclusion that the best idea for us was to build.  We also decided to move to a different county where the schools are better so that our son can attend public school instead of the private school we are currently paying for. The town we will live in also has a slower pace than the over-crowded sprawl that we live in now.  My hope is that this means our son will have a great place to grow up and that we will all be proud to call this new town our hometown!

Comparing this new home with similar (though not brand new) homes in our current area, we will be saving nearly $300,000 (!) by moving to a county that is "further out" from where we currently live.  I say "further out" because the actual mileage is the same distance, but it is two counties removed from Washington DC instead of a county that is adjoining the city.   The commute for my husband will be about the same (possibly less) and there is still public transit should he wish to use it!

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That's fine for us, but what does this mean for you?

Well, for one thing, I now have given myself permission to go crazy with Frugal Home Decor! We have been renters for nearly 4 years now and I am about to burst with fabulous (and cheap) decorating ideas!!!  Oh, and just because we don't move for a few more months, doesn't mean that I can't get started right away!

I make this pledge to you all right now:  I will not purchase a single "new" thing for my new home - it will all be homemade, remade, re-purposed, recycled, or invented.  Let the fun begin!

20 comments:

  1. Happy for you! And I can't wait to see what creative decorations you come up with!

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  2. Congratulations!! Very excited four you!!

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  3. Congrats - that is truly thrilling.

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  4. I just can't wait to visit for the summer parties. I'm already inviting myself over.. you have no choice. ;) Congrats, again, on the house! :D

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    1. Oh, you're invited for Summer & Festivus! :)

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  5. yeah! I'm excited to see your creations for your new home...

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  6. Congratulations! That is fantastic! :)

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  7. I am so happy for you! We too plan on building. And, I absolutely love your idea to decorate homemade, remade, re-purposed, recycled, or invented!!! I plan to do the same! It is so cool to fill your home with items and decor that have a story or a history. Have fun!
    www.theholeinmyhandbag.blogspot.com

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  8. Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful house. Can't wait to hear how you make it a home.

    We lived in Leesburg for 6 years, and we mostly enjoyed it(except for the traffic).

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  9. Truly a dream come true. Congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations. Looking forward to following you along the way. God Bless you and your family.

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  11. Sounds like fun!! I Can't wait to see all the wonderfulness that you create!!! Oh, and Congrats on your new home!!

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  12. Congratulations! What a beautiful house. Sounds like this change will be a blessing for so many wonderful reasons.

    ~Jules

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  13. Since you have such a beautiful blog, it's only fair that you get a beautiful house to go with it! Congrats and may all of your life be filled with love there.

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  14. Congrats!! Sooo happy for you!

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  15. Wow, that's awesome! Congrats to you and your family! What a challenge you've set yourself...and what fun we'll have seeing what you come up with! ;)

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  16. Congratulations! I understand about the renting. I miss decorating too! The price of being an expat.

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  17. Wow! How exciting =) I am from Alexandria, VA and know how expensive it is to live there! My hubby is from Stafford which is much much cheaper! However we ended up moving to a home in Missouri paying cash for our first home =) I just found your blog and hope to learn lots of things from you!
    blessings,
    Kelly

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