full potential

One of the first things I had my husband build me was this flower box, and I will dearly miss it.

One of the first things I had my husband build me was this flower box, and I will dearly miss it.

There’s been a lot of talk lately around my house about “full potential”,  now when my 6 yr old is talking about it, he’s most commonly referring to a Ninjago episode. When my husband and I are talking about “full potential” we are most likely referencing the new house we just purchased.  Exciting as the prospect is, we definitely took on a project. It’s an older colonial that needs a lot of work. However, we are no strangers to fixing up homes, in fact every house we’ve owned, we’ve tried to leave  better than when we found it.  Our house we currently live in  is no exception. When we bought the house it had been sitting on the market for a while, passed over by many who probably saw a dark, dingy, choppy, old ranch. Not us, for some reason after about 2 minutes in the house, I knew that we were going to buy it and make it better. The same could be said for this new home, sitting on the market for a bit, it had been overlooked by many for cosmetic reasons.  Not for my husband and I though, the uglier the better. 🙂 So, as we look forward to the task ahead and backwards at what we’ve done, I often think about one of my favorite childhood stories, The Little House– a story about a house that was neglected for years as the city built up around it. Eventually it was reclaimed by a family member, and moved back to the country where it was made beautiful once again.

I will do my  best to blog about this journey as we attempt to help this home  see ” its full potential”……

Here are just a few before and after pictures of our current home that we are sad to leave, but hopefully it will be passed on to another family that will love it as much as we have!

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