|Our new home on Londonderry!|
As far as roommates, I have never been the girl to move in with her boyfriend or vise versa, so my dear friend Jami (who was coincidentally needing a new place to live as well) came first to mind. When we talked about it we were like two little girls giggling with excitment about our "girl pad." We began the hunt in Mid August, looking on websites like Trulia and Craigslist. We set up numerous appointments and probably toured over twenty homes in our budget. We also looked at a few properties above our budget.. which turned out to be a bad idea because we realized we had to come back down to reality. Yes the granite countertops, gorgeous stoned fireplaces and marble bathrooms all seem like perfection but we really don't need all those features until perhaps later in life (haha one can hope!)
|Jami and I! Still need a photo of us with Maggi!|
About two days later we were cleared and ready to move in our new home on Londonderry Road! This all happened so quickly, but we really had about a week to figure everything out. a few days later we also decided a third roommate would be great idea with splitting bills and rent.. so Jami spoke to her good friend Maggi about the home and had her come by to see it. She fell in love too and was able to move in a month later!
Now that we are all settled in we really are loving the home and so thankful Corey found it. It is 1600 square feet and features old southern charm characteristics throughout. The house has old hardwoods in about every room besides the kitchen and great fixtures that were updated. I find myself in our bonus room a ton. We made it very cozy, and with Jami and I both having small dogs it has become sort of a playroom too! Sadly we do have huge TVs in most rooms and lots of shabby chic details and french styled decor. All three of us have a love for DIY (do it yourself) projects and finding antique teasures to find the perfect spot for so this has been really very fun for us!
This whole experience has really shown me the difficulty of finding a perfect fit home. I cant imagine buying my first house and how indecisive I probably will be during that time.
I am only 23 though, and I am glad I chose to do things the way I did. To me it is important to be able to live on your own, doing what you love with amazing friends. We have our whole life ahead to live with the guys we love and to buy houses and be all "wifey." In the meantime I want to live outside my boyfriends shadow and live my life fabulously. What isn't attractive about a young lady who can support herself and follows her own dreams? I am so thankful for God's provisions and feel blessed when new adventures, like finding a home to rent, work out! Here are a few photos of the house but we are still in the process of decorating some spots and making it perfectly ours! Stay posted on new projects, parties, and things we do at our new Londonderry home!
|One side of the Kitchen!|