On the Move – A New Home in South Carolina

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Drum roll please…. the decision is made! We chose the house with the fenced yard in the great neighborhood with the dreamy sewing room!

I was really surprised that almost everyone who shared their opinion on the houses cast their vote for this one. That is except my brother-in-law who voted for one on the lake that wasn’t in the running. He’d have us living in a tent for the next three years if it meant we were close to fishing.

Yesterday we picked up the keys to our new house and we are very excited to be out of the hotel very soon. The house we chose is a brick home on .4 acres built-in 1990. It has 4 bedrooms (the bonus room over the garage is considered the 4th), 3 full baths and is 2,627 sq-ft

Let me take you on a tour so you can see what I have to work with.

This is the main living area with a wood burning fireplace and access to the screened in porch that goes out to the backyard.


The opposite view shows the built-in storage. I cannot tell you how excited I am about the storage in this house after living closet free in Germany for two years.


This room is the formal living/dining area which I will probably try to use as an office/sitting area since I need that more than I need a formal dining room.


The kitchen with a peninsula bar and an eat in dining area. The green in this area is not horrible but I might have to do a some painting just to brighten this area up.



The master bedroom, and yes the wallpaper border must go, but the walk in closet is amazing!


The master and hall bathrooms are almost I identical with double vanities and paint colors that ABSOLUTELY must go. I’m thinking those movie star vanity lights may be heading to the attic during my stay as well.

The hall to the bedrooms is very spacious, which I always love since that gives me a little room for an extra chair and a little decorating. Notice, a linen closet in the hall as well, SQUEEL!


This is the smaller of the two bedroom the kids will be using, both are nice sized and have pretty spacious closets.


We also have a nice sized laundry room that is off the kitchen an another full bath. (The new washer/dryer delivers today, progress!)


Up the stairs from the laundry room is the bonus room over the garage which I have claimed for my own. I love the built-in shelving and the fact that this room gets a lot of light.interior 2

Last but not least the screened in porch, one of the selling features on this house. I love this little room and am dying to get some plants and furniture out here.

The fenced yard allows for plenty of outdoor space for the kids and pets and bonus, the two trees are already hooked for a hammock.

I can see tons of potential in this house so I am excited to get started. Our furniture is scheduled to deliver on Friday so I had better rest up because that is when the real fun begins.


  1. You should have mentioned the trees are hammock-ready, I think the votes would ALL have been for this one! πŸ˜€
    Can’t wait to see what you do with it, Maggie – best wishes to you and your family in your new home! <3

    • Thanks Alexandra, I’ve dreaming about paint and furniture arrangements. Can’t wait to finally get settled again.

  2. Definitely lots of potential here! The backyard and screened porch are really amazing, and obviously I’m very happy for you and your many storage options–that will definitely make life easier. Excited to see you work your magic here!

  3. We are BOTH going to have lots of fun projects ahead! πŸ™‚ Love the house. Looks like home to me!

    • I read you had some changes ahead, can’t wait to see the inside. The suspense is killing me so I’ll stay tuned for an update. I’m sure you will have as much paint in your future as I do.

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