Oh hey there! We've had a lot going on since I last checked in... so let me give you a brief recap. We sold our home in Massachusetts in August 2013, moved in with my mom until December 2013 and then bought a new house in Rhode Island. We specifically chose this new house because the location was perfect and it was under budget enough for us to plan a renovation in the near future.
Here's our house before it was our house (thanks to Google Street View).
And here was our house in October 2014 just days before our renovation began. I'll also note that our house was a flip. The original owner was a sweet 90 yr old woman who sold it to a local real estate developer who flipped this thing six ways to Sunday. The whole first floor and finished basement were basically brought to the studs and updated. When we looked at this house we fell in love with the fresh coastal feel and attention to detail. Beautiful beadboard, built-ins and bow window in the living room (the 3 B's!), updated (if not still a little small) kitchen, and best of all - a completely unfinished walk up attic ripe with possibility!