Candid Sunday and Our Home Tour  4

Happy Sunday Yall!

Can yall believe the weekend is almost over again?? Sundays are really hard for me–and I can’t wait to be able to share why that has been lately. So I have some Coldplay blasting–Paradise, it is very comforting for the soul right now!

I haven’t written in a while since my big, exciting news reveal about us moving back home to NC! Yall can I just get real here for a minute? I knew the process of moving would be stressful, but I have never felt this way before! The housing market apparently isn’t doing so hot up here, this doesn’t really surprise me considering where we are, but I honestly thought our home would stand out! Maybe I’m a little biased, but I know our house is a gem! We have put so much love into this home. When you look at other homes for sale in our price point they are extremely outdated, and I mean extremely. They would take so much money to fix up, and ours is already renovated. I know you just don’t sell a house overnight, but I really thought ours would move quicker. I am typically Negative Nancy, because of my anxiety, so I was just trying to be positive. But now, it is going on its 3rd week of being on the market, and I am starting to really worry. I mean really. We have had 2 people come look at the house, and a ton view it on the MLS and Zillow websites. We’ve had a good but of people save it too. That is good news considering our realtor told us typically people up here don’t have people come even look at the house until a month. But still, my nerves are shot! It is definitely taking a toll on my immune system, I have stayed sick. I think I feel even more stressed about this because I have put in my resignation at work for May 13th (PRAISE JESUS! And let’s hope they approve it–I find out Tuesday). We really wanted to be under contract by then, but I’m not sure if that is going to happen. Thankfully, we have our parents that we can stay with so we don’t have to pay 2 mortgages (obviously we are going to buy a house back home). So I keep asking myself, why are you so worried? You have a place to stay and you won’t be having to go to work at the most stressful job ever for you. Yall, I think it is because I feel stuck. Stuck here. We will be tied to this area until our home sells. That makes my stomach turn. We cannot move on with our lives until we sell this place. Tear. That is how I feel. I also think it makes me so anxious because I am a home body. I like to be in my home and nest and do things in my house. So now I won’t have that until we sell this house. We won’t be in our own home. I won’t have my things. That kills me yall. I know it sounds silly and materialistic, but I just enjoy my things and being home. My Instagram is based on home decor, and I absolutely love being on Instagram and interacting with all my friends. So it scares me to think, what am I going to do? I know it is silly. Nick jokes and says, “Hey we still have a home, just in a different state, you can come up on the weekends and visit your stuff!” HAHA! Seriously, that makes me laugh, but it’s not the same. Nick and I have lived on our own for so long, it is just going to be a huge adjustment. Then I worry, what will people think? Will they look down upon me for having to stay with our parents? I mean the rent back home in our area is the same as a mortgage. And who would want to pay 2 mortgages when you have family to stay with? That seems like a waste of money for us personally. As Nick says, we are in a transition. This is not permanent. As most of yall know, I will not be working anymore (I have a lot of things lined up to fill my time). So then I worry people will think, well you should be working if you are staying with your parents. But that isn’t true for us. Even if I were working a full time job, we would not want to pay 2 mortgages. That is so much money to put out each month when we have other options. Then I think, why should I care what people think? I really shouldn’t. I am so bad about that! So I have to keep telling myself, do not care what others think, this is a transition period, you are blessed to be going back home, and this is not a permanent arrangement. Phew! Just breathe girl!

Ok yall, now that I have poured my soul out, I hope you are still reading! Ha! It feels so good to just write down all those thoughts. Like I can just write it down, blow it away, and let it go! Blogging is therapy! Now the other half of my blog title was our home tour! I wanted to share with yall kind of a look at our whole home in one simple post here! We had to get new pictures all up and ready for our realtor, so I thought, why not share them on the blog? I just wanted to give a little snapshot, I won’t post all the pictures we took! HA! But like I said earlier, we have put so much love into this home. I love this house. I told Nick I wish we could just pick it up and put it on some land back home in NC. Ok, are yall ready for a little tour? Here we go!

 

Outside:

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Outside Front

 

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Kitchen:

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Dining Room:

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Living Room:

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My Office/3rd Bedroom:

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Guest Room:

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Stairs Leading Up To The Second Level:

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Master Bedroom:

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Former Man Cave, But Nick Has Moved All His Things Out So It Is Just The 4th Bedroom:

So I can’t find my pictures of this room! I will share another day for yall!

Upstairs Bathroom:

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Downstairs Bathroom:

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And then we have an unfinished basement that is roughly 1,000 more square feet!

And there you have it yall! I hope you enjoyed that little tour of our home! I could go on and on, but I will refrain! I am such a picture person and love pictures. Anyone else like that? Now I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Until next time!

XoXo

4 Comments

Your home is lovely and looks very spacious! Great outdoor spaces too. That’s too bad about the housing market there. Hopefully the right people will come along soon. The market is crazy high and fast here with most homes not making it to the open houses. The down side of that is bidding wars (good for sellers) which makes it crazy for buyers and those of us who would like to downsize. Hopefully an offer will help your stress levels. Don’t worry what others might think. They do not know your plans and the great things that lie ahead for you, Keeley. Chin up and congrats on not having to endure the daily work grind soon kiddo. Your IG friend (and fellow blogger since 2009 -stop by my blog anytime!)
Elizabeth @ Rustic Maple

Elizabeth, you are so sweet!! You just made me feel better with your sweet words! I am really trying to work on not stressing and just letting things go! Some days are better than others! We are hoping someone soon will come look at our house and just fall in love with it like I did when we first walked in, green walls and all!

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