We just celebrated the first anniversary of being in our first home. It’s been a long and wonderful year filled with excitement of decorating and customizing, exhaustion from the many ongoing projects, but most of all, a year filled with friends and family, all welcomed into our home with opened arms.

With each passing month, the con list grows shorter and the pro list gets longer and longer as we fall more in love with this house. God had picked out the perfect home for our family and while there are little things we would change (like raising the shower heads!) all in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better first home.

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Raise light fixture in dining room
Build window seat for living room
Add window boxes to front bay window.
Create a built-in entertainment center
Replace shower head in master bathroom
Expand canvas gallery in living room
Expand picture gallery in office
Add shelves to front hall closet
Add shelves to master bedroom closet
Add shelves to pantry
Organize pantry
Add flat top to laundry room
Add hooks behind master bedroom door
Paint the girls’ bedroom
Paint master bedroom
Paint hallway
Paint front entry hall
Paint living room
Change to Reveal light bulbs in dining room
Build cubbies for front entry
Build bench for pathway
Add landscaping to front yard
Plant a tree in the backyard
Fix gates
Add picnic table to backyard
Expand back deck
Build raised garden beds on side yard
Refinish dining room chairs
Refinish dining room table
Painting master bathroom
Get new stools for kitchen island
Hang curtains in living room
Add backsplash in kitchen
Fix handle on garage door
Build workshop bench
Add flowers out front