July 18, 2014

hey! we found a place! we found a place!

i had said on monday how we are in the midst of packing for a move without a place really confirmed. well yesterday we finally confirmed one! we closed on a pretty little corner lot we had set our eyes on for over a month now. we're homeowners! 

this was all a little unexpected in that we weren't really in the market to buy a home, but after our realtor friend discussed some things with us, we decided it wouldn't hurt to look. 

we took a day in june to look at a bunch of homes and the day ended with lots of notes and particulars on each place and my heart was semi-sold on one that had pretty white walls, a beautiful updated kitchen and painted stairs. but then right as we were about to call it a day we noticed a new listing that came out that exact day and lucked out when we were able to take a look inside. from that moment both yangkyu and i were sold, and every day for a month we hoped and crossed our fingers {and everything else that we could cross} that it would become ours. 

we took piri there yesterday and i was elated seeing him explore the backyard. we're going to have some fun times out there {with the mosquitos}. 

not everything is perfect with the little home but we plan on taking our time to fix and update, decorate and fill it with some new furniture. 

if there is a downside to all this is that we are no longer going on our trip to korea and japan in the fall. we used money we had saved up for part of our closing cost and will also use it for some immediate needs for our new place. but we're totally not bummed out. there will always be a time to head out there once we start saving again {and we must go because mariko and damaris gave us some really great tips}. 

today we're going to paint part of a wall with chalkboard paint. eeee {i make random sounds when i'm excited}. 

have a wonderful weekend. and thank you everyone for all your wonderful messages on instagram yesterday. 


41 comments

  1. Congrats! :D I wish you two all the best with your new home & a great weekend! :]

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  2. wonderful news! I am chuffed to bits for you all. Congratulations xx

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  3. This is so incredible exciting Jane!! Reading this made my Friday morning :) a hearty congratulations to you both - or should I say all three of you - since I know Piri must be excited as well :)

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  4. AHHHHH! you guys! such great news. congratulations : ) piri looks really excited! I make random sounds when I'm excited too ;)

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  5. Omg! Congrats, that's a big step!

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  6. Oh my congratulations Jane! Welcome to the awesome world of homeownership! I can't wait to see how you decorate your place! And I have wanted to paint my kitchen wall with chalkboard paint, but I have been to lazy and busy to do it. Maybe when I get back! XOXO- Jess

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  7. What amazing news - congrats!! Piri is going to love having a backyard to play in :-)

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  8. Awesome news! Congratulations you guys!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  9. A huge huge huge congratulations to you and your family Jane! I'm sorry about Korea but you guys have a home now! That's so amazing, what a blessing, what a gift. I'm stoked about that chalkboard wall btw! Have a beautiful weekend guys :)

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  10. That family photo belongs on your "we moved" announcement cards. Congratulations on buying your first house! I hope you fill chock-full with memories. :)

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  11. Congratulations Jane! I'm very thrilled and happy to hear c:
    I can't wait to see how this updated kitchen looks like haha
    and don't feel bumped out that you guys aren't going to
    Korea & Japan anymore, it can be next year! Xx

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  12. Congratulations! How amazing! We have a chalkboard wall in our kitchen and it's so fun!

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  13. Congratulations! you guys bought at a good time too - last year was crazy! and I totally understand about having to make sacrifices financially because buying a house has a lot of hidden costs (especially if you remodel) but I still think there are few things in life that are worth investing your money and heart in ...and building your home is certainly one of them.

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  14. That's so wonderful!! BIG congratulations to you all, I hope you have many happy memories there for a very long time :))) So cute :)) Happy weekend doll xx

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  15. That is absolutely wonderful friend! It sounds like such a lovely spot and I have no doubt you will make it a warm and stunning home! Cheers to your family! Nicole xoxo

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  16. Jane, I am so happy for you and your family!!! That is awesome! Congratulations and enjoy. Ever since you had a bad feeling about that trip (I forgot what blog post you stated it in) I had a bad feeling. There's a time and place for everything. You'll get there, but this is where you should be now. Again, congratulations doll!!!

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  17. Fantastic news Jane! So happy yesterday when I saw the news on IG. Congrats again!

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  18. Congratulations to the 3 of you! I'm sure owning a home is a huge decision. It's hard work even just looking for the right home. I'm going through this now with my other half and I can understand how it felt for you. I'm sure the savings for the trip is well invested. This is a good trade. A house for a trip. It's definitely worthwhile and can't wait to see you posting more pictures from this new home =)

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  19. oh wow oh wow, super congrats!!!!! Such a big day for you guys, I'm super happy for the three of you! Look forward to all your home sharing posts :)

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  20. That's amazing news, well done guys. Happy for you! Oh does that mean we need to change address for your cap?

    Buckets & Spades

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  21. Congrats! Can't wait to see photos of the new place ;)

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  22. That's so terribly exciting. I can't wait to see all of your projects.

    7% Solution

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  23. Congrats on your new home! Hope you have a fun weekend getting settled in and working on new projects!

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  24. wow! congratulations! that's exciting!

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  25. That's lovely news! Congratulations on your new home! <3

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  26. Congrats on the new place. What an exciting time for the three of you!

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  27. Ooooh! This is so exciting!! Congrats on the new place! I totally feel you about the random noises when excited hahaha! I can't wait to see more of the place! And chalkboard paint, awesome!! :D

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  28. Congratulations on the three new home owners, Jane. Such wonderful and exciting news. You are going to have so much fun making that place "home". Bummer on the trip but you will get to go.

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  29. Congratulations!! How exciting! I'm sure Piri is going to love exploring his new yard. Can't wait to see how you gussy up the new place. Eee!

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  30. Well congratulations!! This is such wonderful news and I can't wait to see pix of it in future posts. So happy for you and yes there is plenty of time to travel.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  31. Congratulations on finding a place- that's so wonderful. Can't wait to see pictures of that chalkboard wall!

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  32. congrats!!! love chalkboard walls :)

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  33. congrats!! I am SO happy for you guys, you have no idea!! This is such an exciting chapter in your lives & thanks for sharing that with us!

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  34. Yay that is so exciting! Congrats!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  35. eek it must be all so exciting! looking forward hearing all about it. all the best with the move xx

    Katrina Sophia

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  36. Congratulations!!!!!I'm so excited for you three, this is such a beautiful adventure to start. I'm sure you'll have lot of fun with the fixing and decorating, and I can't wait to see what you can share with us, I love to see home makeovers. Oh! and if anything deserves to delay a trip to Japan (and Korea) it certainly is moving to a place of your own :) There will be plenty of time, and you count with me anytime for any help you may need with the organization ;)

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  37. i'm so so happy for you Jane! this is huge. what a milestone, and I know that you'll make it the most beautiful home ever. you will still take your trips - Japan and Korea aren't going anywhere :) x

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  38. oh wow.. congratulations.
    home ownership is while sometimes a bit overwhelming it is also so rewarding.. enjoy!

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  39. Congratulations, Jane :] I am so so excited for the three of you! Sorry this is really delayed as far as comments go...but I'm still thrilled for you :]

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