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This summer, my husband and I will celebrate our 29th anniversary.  Like most couples, we always had a dream to own a house.  But we made mistakes with credit right off the bat when we were young (thank God it wasn’t anything crazy huge, but it was a lot of money to our young twenty-something selves)  That’s when we learned to live with out credit.  We only bought things that we had the money to buy, or saved up for.  In hindsight, it was a great lesson to learn.  By the time we were in our 30’s we never really thought about credit – we enjoyed only buying what we could pay for today. Renting our home became comfortable and buying a home seemed farther out of our reach as the years went on, not to mention taking on credit of that size scared us!

That is until a few weeks ago!  I turned 50 on March 6, and on March 10, we became home owners!!  We bought the house we had been renting for the last year and a half.  After nearly 29 years of renting, we finally have a home we can call our own.  Moving to this house felt right the first night we slept here.  We all agreed, it felt like home……like the house we were always supposed to be in.

Our house is definitely not a fixer-upper, but it’s easy, especially with beautiful blogs and pinterest, to get in a rut.  It’s easy focus on what what we dislike, what’s out dated, what we don’t have and compare our homes and then……. feel like you have to keep up with every trend out there. Am I right?

As luck would have it, my blog friend Melissa from The Inspired Room has just written a book titled, “Love the Home you Have.”  and it’s full of warmth and a touch of humor reminding us to really treasure and find joy in our homes, even if it’s not perfect.  Make your present home, the one of your dreams. 

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