It is finally ours!

7 months ago my husband and I put an offer on our first home and today we finally closed the deal!  Buying a short sale was single handedly the hardest and most stressful thing we have done and I am so happy to say we got through it together.  The south Orange County housing market is pretty insane right now with NO inventory, crazy bidding wars, and mostly foreclosures and short sales. It's the beginning of a new chapter for us and I can't wait to start making this house our home. 
Lola's getting comfy in her new space .

I have so much work to get to, so I'll return monday with some interior pictures. I leave you with one question.  Does the exterior seem more farmhouse or cape cod to you?  I feel farmhouse but I know the shingles lean more cod.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS! That must be a huge relief to finally have the mess over with! The house is beautiful on the outside, and does seem to be a happy mixture of farmhouse and cape cod. Can't wait to see the interior photos!

  2. WOOOOO so happy for you girl! Congrats. The house looks ADORABLE and I can't wait to see more. I think its a mix of both but I think you should try to embrace the cape cod! Some shutters would def maximize that look!

  3. Congratulations!!!!! Looks perfect<3

    ox from NYC!


  4. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you do with it:)


  5. CONGRATS!!!! I'm so jealous. The boy and I are probably 5 or more years away from buying a house and by then the housing market will probably be back up! OC is so expensive! I think you should lean more capecod too. I'm thinking shutters as well! :) Can't wait to see the insides -- you better post before pics!

  6. Very happy for you, Kristen! First, the outside of your HOME is DARLING!! LOVE the STYLE! I would say, YOU HAVE A LITTLE OF BOTH! It does have a FARMHOUSE LOOK (porch, straight lines, windows) but it does take on the cottage look too! (shingle siding, dormer) Heres the verdict....You have the best of both worlds(I mean house)LOL! Can't wait to see more! from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

  7. I LOVE IT! Congrats to you and your hubbie! This home is seriously so cute. When I look at it, my first thought is cape cod. Can't wait to see the interior!

    Have a great weekend!


    Holly Foxen Wells


  8. Just checked back in today to say hi! Your pup is so cute, Kristen!

    Have a great week!

    holly foxen wells

  9. totally cape cod :)

    we're trying to buy in Orange right now & the housing market in the OC is ridiculous! $$$ doesn't get you too far & everyone is fighting for the few houses available! grr

    xoxo Shauna


  10. Congratulations on getting your first house! it diffidently looks more like a cape cod house, its super cute.

  11. Just catching up to all this action! WOW, wow, WOW! Congratulations. It feels so good doesn't it? I can't wait to see what becomes of the hard work you guys are putting into it.

  12. Your home looks stunning! Congratulations and I wish all the best to you and your pink, fluffy Lola.


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