Thursday, July 19, 2012

Final Destination: FLORENCE!

Its been about 2 weeks since we finally moved into our new house and started the process of making it our home....our place of zen.

Our first stop post-closing was at Home Depot..... to buy gardening supplies, much to my husband's chagrin!!! One of the first things I noticed during our pre-closing walk-thru was the bare bone landscaping. Wanting to  add my personal stamp to the exterior, I decided to jump into this head on!!! The only downside: Neither my husband nor I have ever done ANY gardening!
My husband tried his hardest to convince me to tackle this task once I had read a little more on the subject or have some landscapers come do the job, however being the impatient person that I am, I refused to budge and finally he had to give in.... poor chap :))

                                                                   Post Closing

Thanks to the helpful tips from the Home Depot employees and several sore muscles later, I finally managed to add some color and fencing to the exterior.
The best part: My husband loves it and started assisting with the gardening once he started seeing results. :))



We always knew that we would need a back-splash in the kitchen since we cook a considerable amount and wanted to avoid oil stains on our walls. We started looking for back-splashes several months prior to closing and after intense searching finally settled on a back-splash we both liked, at a price we were willing to spend. It took 3 days for the professionals to get the installation done and we are both pleased with the final product. The back-splash in our opinion compliments our cabinets perfectly and enhances the appearance of our stainless-steel appliances.

In these past two weeks we also slowly started the furnishing process. We are now done with the two bathrooms, powder room, one guest bedroom, part of the basement and part of the  master bedroom. 

                                                                    Powder room   

                                                                     Master Bath    

                                                                 Guest Bedroom

                                                              Part of the Basement

                                                        Part of the Master Bedroom

While we are still a long way from completely furnishing our house, the journey so far has been spectacular!!!

 However, this post would mark the end of my documenting this process. I want to thank everyone who ever stopped to read my blogs and  especially those who left suggestions and comments. Thank you for being a part of our journey and Good Luck on your ride to build your own paradise!!


  1. Congratulations on making it to your destination and everything is looking great. I really love the backsplash and landscraping it's so pretty

  2. Congrats! The landscaping and the backsplash are gorgeous! Why stop now?!? We would all love to see you fill and decorate the rest of your house!

  3. Ditto and congrats! Everything looks great guys!

  4. Congratulations on your home. Your garden looks great and brings color to the yard. Also, we have began construction on our home now but since we are scheduled to close on October, we might have to wait until next year to be able to work on the garden.

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  6. Congratulations from fellow Ryan Home Buyer!