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The Day Is Finally Here! (We’re Closing On The House!!)

Hello, all!  Well, I’ve been a bit off-the-grid this week as I tried to get all of our ducks in a row because…

we’re closing on the house today!!

Hallelujah, the day has finally come!  We’ve been working towards this day for over a year now, and finally today at 4:00, everything will be finalized.

I’m so excited to show you the house (in its complete “before” state), as well as some of my vision for what the house will look like in its “after” state.  It’ll take years to get there, but the journey is the fun part, right?

So anyway, just wanted to pop in and share the exciting news, and let you know I’ll be back here on Monday with a full house tour.

Have a great weekend!



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51 Comments

  • Reply
    terrillr
    August 16, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Happy C-Day! And Congratulations. Buying a house is always a fun and exciting time, as well as overwhelming at times. We bought our house in 2006, and “moved” in that day. Of course, “move in” meant a blow up mattress on the living room floor, our ice chest and camp chairs, and the bbq on the patio (in December)… we even had a 2 ft Christmas tree and decorations! But it was ours and we never spent another night in our old mobile home. 😀

    Enjoy today.

  • Reply
    Fiona
    August 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations!

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    Steph
    August 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I am soooo excited for you guys!! It will be so fun to follow along and see the before, during, during, during, during, and after photos! Even though it isn’t my new home, it’s so exciting to see you guys enjoying this new journey.

    Love your blog and wonderful ideas. Best wishes. Steph

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    Catherine
    August 16, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Kristi, I’m so excited for you! Eagerly await the “before” tour. Blessings to you and your hubby.

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    Kiran
    August 16, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Wohoo! Congratulations! Doesn’t it feel amazing?

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    Kim George
    August 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Woooo Hooooo!! Congrats Kristi. So Happy for you 🙂

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    MIss Charming
    August 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Great news, Kristi! Good luck with everything!

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    Cheryl
    August 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Praise the Lord!! Wow, that is just awesome news.. I have been wanting to email you all week to get in line for some blog help/coaching but I knew that you were most likely overwhelmed and will be for a long time to come.. Hopefully, I can schedule soon.

    May God richly bless every step of the way!!
    Cheryl

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    Kathleen
    August 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

    YAY!!!! Congrats and have FUN! Can’t wait to see the before pics.

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      Lisa E
      August 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Yay! Congratulations, how exciting! Looking forward to the tour!

  • Reply
    Kelly Palmer
    August 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations Kristi!!! I am so happy for you and your husband and cannot wait to see the before pictures 🙂

  • Reply
    deb
    August 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Yay!!

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    Jaclyn
    August 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you!

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    Dawn
    August 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see what your 1st renovation/creation will be. Best of luck!

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    Christine @ Let's Get Crafty!
    August 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    YAY!!!! I love persistence! It always rocks your world in the end! Congrats!

    Christine

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    Marci
    August 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    What wonderful news! I’m happy for you.

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    Teresa
    August 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    congratulations! But I am deleting you and not recommending you because you ignore the people and responses you ask questions for!

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      Kristi Linauer
      August 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Teresa, I respond to as many comments as I possibly can. I take care of a disabled husband, I’m trying to get the condo finished to put it on the market, I’ve had to take care of the entire house-purchasing process myself, plus my website design business, and I do it all myself with no help from anyone.

      I suppose I could respond to more comments if I reduce my sleeping to five hours a night instead of the luxurious six hours a night that I get.

      • Reply
        Harmony
        August 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

        Congratulations Kristi! I appreciate that you take the time to share your amazing creativity and talent — you inspire me to keep tackling my own DIY. Don’t let this person’s insensitivity dampen your excitement. You are amazing and I look forward to seeing your new home and all of the renovations!

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        Ruthie
        August 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

        Kristi and Matt, please celebrate this day with all the joy it deserves. YOU certainly deserve it. The vast majority of us understand what you are going through and deeply respect you for all your hard work. Those who don’t understand don’t matter.

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        Gilmer Gal
        August 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        Well, HER loss.

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    Paula
    August 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!! I’m sooooooo damn happy for you, honey! I’m moving to a new house too and I’m so upset because the time and money I’m gonna spend to take everything on place like I want. And now I feel some conections into our journeys! I love your blog and your way to face your projects! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Barbara H.
    August 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations! Just in time for working in the cooler fall weather!

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    julie
    August 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Whoot! Whoot! So happy for you!!! Enjoy signing all those pages!! 🙂

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    Gerri
    August 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations…….. i can’t wait to see what you do with the new place…

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    Winnie
    August 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations, Kristi !! I’m so happy for you and anxiously await the tour AND to see all your new projects for the house. 🙂 May you have *many* happy years there.

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    Lee Ann
    August 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations, Kristi! I’m glad to be following along on this adventure with you, can’t wait to see what you do to your new home. You are truly inspiring me to get my act together and perk up my place. I lost my mother a couple of years ago, and she was my decorating co-conspirator. Basically, my audience who would ooh and aah over my changes and accomplishments around the house. Time to get back into it for myself. Thanks for the boost of enthusiasm. (However, reading about all you do makes ME tired! )

  • Reply
    Runt
    August 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Yay!!! I’m so excited for you!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  • Reply
    Carla
    August 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    That is just wonderful news Kristi! I am so happy for you.

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    JONI
    August 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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    Tara
    August 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see your new house.

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    August 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Sooooo happy for you & Matt, Kristi!!
    Congratulations!! Savor the moment, breathe deeply, and be prepared for a huge burst of energy and creative ideas.
    May your new home be full of love and grace….a sanctuary from the world….and the place where God’s peace resides. 🙂

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    Debbie
    August 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Happy day! Looking forward to seeing the before and know that the after will be beautiful. Can’t wait to see your vision and what projects you have in mind.

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    Diana W.
    August 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Best of luck with the closing! My husband and I have also decided to start saving for a new home. Maybe we’ll be closing in a year or two also! I can’t wait to see all the pics and am excited to follow along with yall’s progress. Thanks for all your hard work on the blog, I really enjoy reading your posts.

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    Tania
    August 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Yippee, congratulations! I know how exciting this is for you and I’m excited to follow you through fixing it up!

    Tania

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    Melanie
    August 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Congratualtions- can’t wait to see your new house!

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    Lisa C.
    August 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations! This has been a long time coming. I am so happy that your day is finally here. 🙂

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    Dee
    August 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Yay! So very happy for you and your husband! I can’t wait to see the before shots, and of course all the wonderful things that you have planned for your new home. Enjoy!

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    Deb
    August 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Congrats! I am so happy for you and your husband. You will make this a beautiful home. Cannot wait to see you transform it.

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    Kelly
    August 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Woo Hoo! Can’t wait to see all the BEFORE pictures!!!

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    Kimberly
    August 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Yay for you and your hubby, Kristi! Congratulations! This has been a long time coming and I hope it works out to be everything you could possibly ever want in a home. You deserve all good things!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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    Kevin
    August 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Congrats to you on your new home. I hope you step it up and beyond showing people out there that great taste and one of a kind decor that is very personal can be affordable.
    I have been watching your great ideas. Now even more with your new home, outdoor rooms, landscape the works ! Enjoy every minute of it ! Kevin , The retired decorator.

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    nsncy
    August 17, 2013 at 7:29 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! I look forward to following your new journey and seeing all the amazing transformations along the way.

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    Karen Jorgenson
    August 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations. Enjoy every second of it. Can’t wait to see photos of what your future is going to look like.

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    Sue
    August 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    This it truly exciting news! Congratulations to you and your husband. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the ‘extra’ room that this new home will give you both. We all know how creative and resourceful you are so watching the before, during and after of your reno will be so much fun. Best wishes to you both and may you renovate the ‘home of your dreams’!

    PS Remember to start with your garage workshop – one of the best ideas you’ve EVER had! : )

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    bbrunophotography
    August 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Happy-happy House Day, Kristi! What a relief, hmmm?
    It’ll be so much fun hearing what you envision for the house, and watching it come together piece by piece.

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    Mrs Mike
    August 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I am so happy for you!!!! I know you said you werne’t taking much from your condo with you, so I hope when you’re ready for move in day, it will go quickly! Thanks again for always sharing your amazing ideas and talent 🙂

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    Heather
    August 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Hooray! That will hopefully take off a lot of your stress. Congrats!

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    Gilmer Gal
    August 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Oh, yeah…there’s fun a’comin’! I love older homes with character, and that you can do just about anything to them without a worry. Congratulations, Kristi and Matt. Many, many years of happiness in your new home. Bless you both.

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    Leena Lanteigne
    August 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Yippie and Yeehaw!!! This is fantastic! Congratulations! Hugs, Leena

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