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Now that the wedding is over, we have been able to spend some time fixing up the house to make it feel like our own. The first step?… FINALLY doing something about that master bedroom. When we moved in, we decided we would buy a bedroom set after the wedding. Since we also wanted to paint the room, we decided there was no sense in putting furniture in it. Instead, we moved our furniture into what will be the guest bedroom, and we’ve been camping out there ever since. Well friends, we spent all last weekend painting, and the room is ready to go!

In case you don’t remember what it looked like when we moved in, here are some before pictures:

And this is what it looks like now:

DO you see that glorious closet?! Melanie can’t wait to get all her clothes/shoes in there and out of the boxes!

We will have grey bedding accented with purples. We already have some dark purple curtains that the previous owners left in the living  room. With the help of Grandma P, Melanie will be cutting/sewing those to fit the windows.

The furniture will be arriving in the morning, which means tomorrow night we can officially move in to the MASTER BEDROOM!

What do you think of the new color?
Don’t forget to check back soon to see what the furniture looks like!

Much Love,
Adam & Melanie


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We decided we have kept you in suspense long enough. Since we are finally able to move in, we decided we could finally let you see some pictures! Enjoy!!

The Living Room

The Kitchen

The Dinette

Master Bedroom

Guest Room


Main Bathroom

Upstairs Laundry and Half Bathroom


Well that concludes the tour of our FIRST HOME (still doesn’t feel real!)! What do you guys think?! Moving this weekend, let us know if you want to help!

Happy Thursday!!

Much Love,
Adam & Melanie

29 days!

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We FINALLY got the keys to our new house!! After owning it for a whole nine days, it still doesn’t feel real! Of course our to-do list is already a mile long and we have A LOT of work to do in the next few days, but we are so excited to finally have a place to call our own! Can’t wait to show you pictures!

And the lovely chore of packing and moving begins!! Thank goodness that this is the last move for us for a while!

Much Love,
Adam & Melanie

30 days!

P.S. You won’t want to miss tomorrow’s post! 🙂

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… WE ARE OFFICIALLY HOMEOWNERS!! After weeks of waiting, we were finally able to close on our house. It’s a good thing Adam practiced his signature and did his hand workouts before closing, because there were a lot of papers to sign!

It still doesn’t feel real, but it probably won’t until we can move in.
Scheduled to get the keys July 26th, but rumor has it it might be sooner 🙂


Much Love,
Adam & Melanie

39 days!

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Yes, we realize we are nerds, but this is too exciting not to share. Our house is finally listed as “Under Contract” on the Michigan Board of Realtors website!! That’s right all you house hunters, you missed out on this fabulous find!

We don’t expect anyone else to find this as exciting as we do, so we apologize for such a pointless post today.

Much Love,
Adam & Melanie

58 days! 

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We are veryyyy excited to announce, we almost have a house! Yes, we realize we already said that once, but now it’s official. Or at least as official as it can be at this point! All of the details with the inspection have been ironed out… finally… and we are almost ready to move in!

The appraisal has been paid, the bank has everything they need, and now we wait for closing. If all goes as planned, closing will be July 16th (or before… hopefully before!) and we will have the keys in our hands on July 26th!

Until then, we dream of all the fun things we want to do to the house… eventually! Adam is thinking new garage door, stove, new driveway, and shelving in the basement, you know… the practical stuff. Melanie on the other hand is thinking paint colors, craft area, and a mud room. She has also been searching on pinterest for a way to fake a mantle, since the DVD shelving is NOT going to cut it anymore.

We are also thinking brick patio with a fire pit, nice garden, fence, and an air conditioner, but those are all things that will have to wait until at least next summer.

Okay, okay! Here is another picture of the house, taken during inspection. That’s right, we didn’t need to creepily drive by to get this one!


Have we mentioned we are beyond ecstatic for this place?!

Happy Hump Day!!

Much Love,
Adam & Melanie

 65 days!


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It was a quiet Saturday morning of relaxing and studying, which in itself is very unusual lately. As we were getting ready to go for a run, there was a faint beeping noise, which Melanie insisted was a big truck backing up. When the beeping didn’t stop, Adam decided to investigate just to be safe. As soon as he opened the door, the beeping was loud and it became obvious it was the fire alarm. As we peeked down the hallway, there was smoke filling the stairwell.

In a panic, Adam dialed 911 while Melanie grabbed her most valuable possessions shouting “We need to get all of our stuff out of here, at least the important stuff! But everything is important! Just grab everything! Oh my god I’m still in my pajamas! I need to change! Nevermind we don’t have time!” Adam on the other hand, took his school fire drills very seriously and started remembering all the things you should do in a fire. He ran around the apartment shutting the windows and doors, turning off lights, and unplugging everything that was easily reachable while Melanie wished she could remember what she had on her list-of-things-to-grab-in-case-of-a-fire she had as a kid.

Since the beeping sound was so faint while in our actual apartment, we were the only residents to notice that there was a fire. We knew the fire was upstairs somewhere, so Adam took our floor and Melanie ran to the bottom floor banging on everyone’s door, trying to alert them of what was happening.

The police arrived right away. The fire department finally showed up after what felt like hours, but was really only a matter of minutes. It started with one and before we knew it, there were at least 4 fire trucks, 2 ambulances, and about 10 police cars filling the road. Everyone from surrounding buildings ran out of their homes in disbelief.

Once again, the 15 minutes it took to extinguish the fire felt like hours. Not knowing how severe the fire was or how fast it was spreading was the worst part. We sat outside wondering which of our belongings, if any, would be left after the fire. It was one of the scariest feelings we have ever felt.

After two hours, the fire department cleared us to go back inside, but warned everyone of the damage that could have been done to their apartments. A lot of apartments had water damage, either going through the walls, or coming down from the ceiling. We walked into our apartment expecting to see some signs of the fire whether it be water, ash, smoke, etc. However, we were very fortunate to be located where we are (down a floor and in the opposite corner of the burning unit) and had no damage whatsoever.

Four days later, the smell of the fire is still surrounding the building. The hallways have finally been cleaned, and things are looking back to normal. Every time we hear a beeping noise, we jump a mile and reach for the phone.

We are very thankful that God was watching over us to keep us safe! Also, we are very appreciative of the firefighters for their hard work in putting out the fire quickly!

And we were ready for a relaxing morning….


Have you ever experienced a fire? What would you grab if you found yourself in this situation?
We have decided you can never be too prepared! Be safe people!

Much Love,
Adam & Melanie

74 days!


You didn’t think we’d let you go without showing you the pictures of the damage did you? Here is the unit that was on fire. They say it started in the kitchen.

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