Our First Home: Updates Part I


About our home

For starters, Nick and I did not anticipate to buy as large as a home as we did (it’s not crazy in size, but essentially structured very well), which makes it seem big! Because we fell in love with the layout, the reasonable price-point, how well the former owner’s maintained it, and the lovely neighborhood it was in—we were sold! The home simply needed some updating.

Initial thoughts for updates:

  • Paint original wood trim to white
  • Change paint colors (lots of bright blue, lime green, and eggshell walls).
  • Stain/paint bathroom and kitchen cabinets
  • Replace carpet with LifeProof vinyl flooring.
  • Update light bulbs and fixtures

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Inspiration for our new home


If you read my life lately post, you know that Nick and I are closing on our first home at the end of May. Combine that with his new job, and him getting accepted into MBA school, you could say things are a little hectic in the Burke household!

Although paperwork and planning out expenses has been daunting and time consuming, I am beyond excited to be able to make this house our home. Living in an apartment for the past 5 years of my life (first with a friend and then with Nick), we really couldn’t do much to make it feel warm and at home. In the waiting period I utilized Pinterest–so much so that I had to make ANOTHER board (as if I needed one) to compile my favorites. Embarrassing, maybe. Helpful–YES!

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Update: Life Lately


First of all, I have to apologize for being absent in writing a blog post in so long! I wanted to update you with what has been keeping me busy in my life!

For those who don’t know, my husband and I got married last April. We have been in our apartment for nearly two years, and after we got married we were hopeful to buy a home that we had been saving for. However, we found out his company was most likely going to go through a merger. We weren’t sure what would happen to his job if it went through. Home-buying got put on hold. Hearsay told us that if he stayed in his role, he may have to relocate to Iowa. Everything was “a possibility” or “potentially could or could not happen”. Growing up in Indiana with no intention to leave, you can imagine the stress. Then, the thought of potentially having a family states away from our family just killed me. We prayed about it, a lot. You really have to put your trust in that things happen when and how they are supposed to. Writing this, it may sound minuscule, but I felt like our life was on hold for everything.

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