The countdown is on!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s finally happening.

People, we are finally closing on our house.  On May 31st, we will finally be out of this hotel and into our own home!

Actually, I’m getting ahead of myself.  On May 31st we’re closing, but we don’t actually move in until Saturday June 2nd.  That whole “Brandon has to work during the week” thing is really slowing us down. Winking smile

I just can’t believe it.  After almost 100 days, I will transition from using this “kitchen” (I use that term loosely) …


… to using this kitchen:


Can I get an “AMEN!”??

The funny thing is, I’ve grown kind of attached to my Residence Inn peeps.  I’m pretty much BFF now with everyone who runs the front desk and the kitchen staff.  It’s almost hard to imagine life without them …

almost. Winking smile

Today I wanted to give you guys a sneak-peek at our new home.  I’m just so excited, that I can’t wait anymore to share it with you! Smile


For privacy purposes, I’m not going to show the whole outside of the house, but this picture gives you a nice idea.


The backyard has a privacy fence, and a cute area to hang out and grill with friends!


I love the hardwood floors in the living room!


Stairs to the upstairs level.


Master bedroom, with doors leading into the master bathroom.

That’s not the whole house, but it gives you a general idea of the place. 

Now all of the furniture that you see is the current owners’ property.  We are currently on the hunt for new furniture.  And we have a lot of rooms to furnish!  It total, we have 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, an “extra” room (basically a bedroom without a closet), living room, dining room, and kitchen!  We have some furniture now, but most of it is hand-me-downs from Brandon’s parents, and we’re ready for some new furniture of our very own. 

I know we don’t have to furnish every room right away.  But we do want to tackle some of the rooms A-SAP.  Any tips on where to find the best deals?  I’d love to hear your suggestions!! Smile

Question for ya …

Any suggestions on where to find good furniture deals?

Any decorating suggestions?? 

(I’m not very good at that stuff … )

What are you up to this weekend?



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62 Responses to The countdown is on!

  1. Emily Butler @EmilsHomestead

    That house is incredible, I’m so jealous!! I love the modern updates in the kitchen!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Emily! We’re really excited about it. You can find some good deals on houses in the Atlanta area right now!

  2. kaceyjt

    Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! My favorite way to decorate is to hunt for furniture at estate sales and then paint/refinish/recover it to make it my own! You’re going to have so much fun making that house your home:)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Can you come do that for me? Haha! ;)

  3. Melody

    Check JC Penny outlet….there is one off of I-75 near Atlanta. (at least there used to be). We got a fabulous deal on a leather recliner and wrap around couch when they had a furniture outlet in Columbus. It was a 4,000 dollar set we got for under 1,000. Not sure if the Atlanta one has furniture but worth a try!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Melody!! I’ll need to do some google searching!

  4. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Wow what an incredible house!! Seriously that is just a great look all over…. you must be so excited :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Tessa!! Yes, I’m ridiculously excited! Mostly for the kitchen haha! ;)

  5. DeDe

    The house is beautiful! Will make it all worth it :)

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you DeDe!! Hope you guys are doing well!! :)

  6. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Wow your house looks gorgeous!! And I’m so excited for you guys to be finally moving in! For smaller decorations, TJ Maxx Homegoods always has some great stuff for great prices!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Very good idea, Lindsay!

  7. Pamela

    Kristen! I love the home.. so beautiful.. how lucky that you are so young and have such a big lovely home! Congratulations! For decorative pieces of furntiture that are great prices I’d check out IKEA.. they have so many great pieces that we bought when we had a bigger home and needed to furnish it. Consoles and artwork, bookcases, tables.. etc. Now if you want hardwood very sturdy and furniture that will last you a longer time, I’d try Robb & Stucky or Bassett for furniture. I got all of our bedroom set at a Robb & Stucky outlet- all of it for about under 2k. Everyone always comments on it. Also*** please check out Costco and Sams Club.. I am not kidding, sometimes they have the most beautiful furniture.. amazing bedroom sets (consider queen, please, kings seem to complicate and beautiful wood chests and dressers…gorgeous, check it out every now and then because they are always brining in new stuff. Great price for real quality. Hope you find what you want!

    • notsodomesticated

      Can you buy stuff from Costco/Sams if you don’t have their card? Thank you for all of your ideas!

      • melissa

        no but you can join costco for as low as $50 for a year n you will love the savings

  8. Megan@ The Running Doc

    I’m a new reader and I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog! Your new house looks gorgeous. I just moved into a new home and while the worst part is the actual move, the best part is definitely decorating!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hi Megan!! See, I’m kind of nervous about the decorating part. I don’t know how good at it I’ll be. But you make me feel more excited about it! :)

  9. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    kinda in love with your new house! love it!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Lindsay!

  10. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    YAY!! I’m so excited for you and your new gorgeous kitchen!
    Unfortunately, I’m not great at decorating, but I hope you show us what you do so I can steal ideas ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha Brittany I’m not good either! That’s why I’m asking for tips!! ;)

  11. amy @ fearless homemaker

    the house looks awesome – so excited + happy for you. have a great memorial day weekend, friend!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Amy! Hope you have a great weekend, as well!! :)

  12. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    congratulations to you and brandon! i can imagine what a relief that is! your new home is absolutely beautiful. :)
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    • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

      also… as for furniture and decorating, we’ve actually found some reasonable and quality furniture from target. ikea is just okay… i find that it is a great price but it’s also not very quality. just my two cents. ;)
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      • notsodomesticated

        I’ve heard that about IKEA. I’m thinking just for small things I’ll go there … things that I’d want to replace in a few years, anyways.

  13. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Ahh I am so excited for you girl! The house looks absolutely gorgeous, and that kitchen? Oh my gosh beautiful! I absolutely love decorating my house, it is such a blast and I can’t wait to see what you do with yours!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Since you love decorating, you should come help me haha! ;) I’m so nervous about it! :)

  14. Theresa

    what a BEAUTIFUL house and that kitchen!! i LOVE it!! one of the biggest things I will need when we finally buy a house is a nice kitchen :) too bad real estate in jersey is horrificly

    p.s. we tried the kale chips and we LOVED them. WEIRD texture but oddly addicting :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yay!! I’m so glad you guys liked the kale chips!!

      And yes, we found a good deal here in Atlanta on a house. We were very blessed!

  15. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Since you live in Atlanta, I definitely recommend IKEA! Check out their catalog if nothing else – it gives you a lot of options, and of course, everything is affordable.

    I love your new home!!!!! When can I come visit and cook in that amazing kitchen with you??? :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      You can come visit ANYTIME you want!! For real! I hope you’re able to at some point!

  16. Yellow Haired Girl

    AMEN! That’s very exciting! Looks like a beautiful home :)
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  17. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Love it Love it Love it!! That kitchen is gonna be a dream to work in!! I love the ceiling in the bedroom. Very cool!! I don’t know if they have an Ashley furniture store where you are, but I find they always have really good deals and a good combination of modern/classic styles so you can really have a good choice. They are pretty good price-wise and the quality is still good. We have quite a few things from there and no complaints!! How fun to go shopping!!

    • notsodomesticated

      I think that’s one of the places we’re going to check out tonight! :) Thanks, girl!!

  18. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    Omg I LOVE it. I love amazing kitchens. To me that is my top important thing. I cant wait til we can buy a house. Sadly it will be anther 3 years or so, but just can’t wait!!
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  19. Meg

    I am IN LOVE with your house sweetheart! I am so excited for you and cannot wait to see how YOU decorate it!

    Obviously check out Pinterest, but I always love how IKEA designs their rooms!? :)
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  20. Sarah

    Oh Wow! What a great house, congrats!! We did a major furniture overhaul a couple years ago and found some nice stuff at Furniture Row for our “big” purchases that we want to last a long time (bed, mattress, desk, coffee table, etc) and then filled in the rest (bookshelves/side tables/lamps/etc) at Cost Plus World Market, Target and Ikea!

    • notsodomesticated

      Great tips!! Thank you, Sarah!

      • Sarah

        I forgot to add that our Ikea is doing a promotion right now where you get 15% back on an Ikea gift card if you purchase a sofa or armchair!

  21. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls

    Congrats!! The house is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to see after pics!

    I got my furniture at a local furniture store but my suggestion would be invest in some good furniture. I feel like something people get poor quality furniture with the intention of being able to replace it. However they never end up doing so. Plus if you get nice furniture now it will last years and years!

    Good luck shopping!
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  22. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Congrats congrats!! Soo awesome and your house is insanely goregous! That kitchen and the back patio are dreams of mine for my future home. So happy for you!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Laurie! That kitchen is my dream, too!

  23. Tabaitha

    The house is beautiful! Congrats one finally closing and moving!
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  24. Liz @ iheartvegetables

    I’m SO excited for you!!! That kitchen looks amazing!!!! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Liz!!! You’re welcome anytime … you can cook up some yummy veggie dishes for me haha! ;)

  25. Amy

    Amen homeowners!!!! Im so happy for you guys!! It def looks like a home sweet home. Hugs and Blessings to you guys. I just have to say it “New House New Baby!!” im kidding but isnt that the saying :)

    • notsodomesticated

      Haha we’ll get there, Amy. ;) Not quite yet, but we’ll get there!!

  26. Mattie @ Comfy and Confident

    That is so exciting!! Congrats! I am a huge fan of IKEA for furniture, but you may be looking for something a little nicer!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’m definitely going to go to IKEA for some things, just not the “big” stuff like couches. :)

  27. Baking Serendipity

    Love the kitchen! Okay…just love that house! I keep thinking that when I move out of my house, you move into yours :) So much good change!
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  28. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    I’m late, but YEYYY!! Congratulations, Kristen! That home is absolutely gorgeous!

    When I recently moved into my apartment I found some really great deals at a Rooms to Go Outlet near me and American Signature Furniture. I don’t know if you have any of those near you, but just thought I’d spread the knowledge!
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  29. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    I love your house, especially the kitchen! We’re on the hunt for furniture too. I’ve heard a lot of good things about IKEA, so we’ll probably look at their website, and we looked at The Room Place (not sure if that’s a local thing or not).
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  30. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    That’s so amazing! You house is gorgeous! Congrats :)
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  31. Nicole

    Cute blog!! Just found it tonight.. I can relate to you bc I am also a newly wed and just moved to a new city! Love that you talk about your faith too! Very encouraging and nice to see people talk about. look forward to hearing more!! oh and congrats on the new house! Its beautiful!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Nicole! Thanks so much for writing!! :) I hope to get to know you more!!

  32. Avery @ YoungAspirations

    WOW! Your new house is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!! Seriously. So much space and nice features! Haha, talk about a big upgrade huh?! That’s gonna feel great. As far as furniture, I would ask about floor models in furniture stores! Recently, my fiance and I got a BRAND NEW couch we loved for $200 cash because his Dad told the lady we were moving that day (which we were) and had to be able to put in on the Uhaul instantly! We would have had to order it and wait a week (for regularly $458) but since he made it clear it was either floor model or no sale, she made us a great deal! May not always work, but it was definitely a blessing and life saver for us! Good luck! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Great advice, Avery! Thank you so much! We found some things at Rooms To Go on Friday, but we still have LOTS more to buy!

  33. Joy Wenning

    TJMaxx…Trendy and Cheap;)

    • notsodomesticated

      Good idea! I definitely want to get some of our “finishing touches” at TJMaxx. I’m thinking that will be a good store to visit with Cheri because she has such a great decorating eye!

  34. jennifer

    Love your house! It looks so pretty! Sounds like you have a lot of furniture-hunting to do! There are lots of DIY blogs out there with people who find stuff at thrift stores or garage sales for practically nothing. Then they take a can of spray paint and completely transform it into something amazing. Take your time decorating! You’ll have fun!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks for the tips, Jennifer! I wish you were here to help me … you’re much craftier than I am!

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