Hey Friends! I’ve been a little MIA this summer so I wanted to catch you up to where I’ve been… we bought a house! If you’d be interested in reading about our experience buying our first house, I’ll be happy to share. I’ll just say it’s stressful and a world of unknowns. But for today I wanted to share our empty house tour before we moved into the house.

I hope to venture into house updates and decor on the blog as we go. We’re starting from scratch because I didn’t want to buy anything in our rental if it wouldn’t work for our future home. Currently, our bed is still on the floor, the only thing in our living room is a couch and tv, and the running count for trips to Home Depot is 9 😂


Our house is turn-key, but I do have some plans as far as updates I’d like to make to make it our own, maybe I’ll cross them off and update them here as I go!


Tiling the master shower and updating the vanity with paint, hardware, and new mirror

Paint Tims video game room (the green room)

Paint the navy accent wall to brighten it up for my video / blog room

Shiplap or paint the powder room, add storage

Plant things outside that make me happy (and I won’t kill)

New carpet upstairs

Add some interest to the kitchen island (such as x’s on the side)

New hardwood floors + add hardwoods on stairs

Update the shelving unit in the pantry


Thanks for checking out our first home! You can see our first house decor update to see how decorating and furnishing is coming along.

xo Amanda John


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