Let’s Play “Decorate Amy and Nathan’s Entryway”

(I posted photos of Christmas in the previous post– just in case you missed that)

It’s time to help us decorate/finish our entryway!


Here are two views:

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 Some things to keep in mind- we don’t have anywhere to put shoes for us or guests when they come and we could use some sort of a bench for people to sit on when they put their shoes on. We could also use a place to put coats. We do have a small coat closet just around the corner, but it’s hard for the kids to help hang their own  and I was wondering if it might be good to have a place they could reach and also a place for guest coats. I don’t know. Give me your thoughts! Practical ideas and non-practical pretty ideas are all wanted!

Our offer. . .

was accepted!!!!!!!!!!! There is no way I could put too many exclamation points on this sentence. July 31 close contingent on appraisal and inspection.


Want to see more photos?

These photos show some detail that you can’t see in the photos in the online listing:

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 More photos here


Last week we decided it was time to see if we could buy a house here in Tennessee.

On Sunday we looked at 9 houses.

Yesterday we looked at 2 of those houses again.

Last night we made an offer on a house. We know that they had one offer already and were expecting at least one more. Now we wait and see if this is the house for us. What I really want to  do is sit and obsess until we get an answer, but that is probably not the best use of time 🙂

Things I LOVE about the house: At the end of a cul-de-sac (yeah for safe biking for the kids), his and hers walk-in closets in the master bedroom, a den (sitting room?) with french doors, one of the bedrooms has a walk-in closet that is big enough that it has a window in it (perfect for a “clubhouse” for the kids), and the kitchen is gorgeous.

Must. Not. Obsess.

Here is an outside peak of the house:

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 We will keep you posted. Please pray that if this is the house for us that our offer would be accepted.