Today’s blog post is all about *HOME*! I’m sharing a major life update about our house, linking some fall home decor ideas below, and at the very end of this post is a $650 Homegoods giftcard giveaway! So grab an iced coffee and settle in.
I told y’all a few days on Instagram that we are selling our beautiful San Diego home. Wow, just writing this makes it all so real.
We bought our home here over 2 years ago when we first moved to San Diego. Over the past couple of years we’ve lovingly updated it into the modern, California-cool, coastal home I had always envisioned.
We had all the walls painted to a crisp, neutral greige — except my office, I had that painted a muted lavender. You can see an entire post all about my office transformation HERE. We had the downstairs floors replaced with cool toned *luxury vinyl planks*, also known as LVP. We had all the upstairs cabinets painted white. And we transformed our fireplace into white/greige stacked stone — you can see an entire post on that HERE.
We don’t officially PCS (a Navy move) until later next year, so why are we selling now? Well, we’re making slightly inconvenient (but very intentional) choices now that will benefit us greatly long term. Not gonna lie, it’s weird to be selling our house without the Navy telling us it’s time to go, but I know we’re making the right choice.
We’re selling our house this fall…and then in the New Year I’ll actually be moving to my hometown! Yes, imma be living with my parents at 26 years old. No shame in this game!! It’s going to be incredible saving so much money and spending much needed quality time with family, friends, and my horse.
Since marrying Michael it’s been almost 4 years of living in faraway states. I can’t wait to go back to my roots — to be able to go to the barn and see my horse whenever I want, go running with Shadow on the trails I grew up on, and have coffee with my family in the mornings.
Of course, Shadow is going to Ohio with me! She LOVES my parent’s house. They have a huge backyard that we call the *Steele family dog park*. She just runs and runs and runs when she’s there. She also is very entertained by my parents two dogs, an elderly blind/deaf beagle and a sassy corgi that wants nothing to do with her.
While in Ohio I’ll be launching a few big projects that I can’t wait to tell y’all about. Working on our San Diego house has been a great learning experience of working with contractors and developing a design vision for a house — two things that are going to come in handy next year.
The one bummer about this big life update is I’m not decorating for fall and Christmas 🙁 I’m just living vicariously through you guys and seeing how everyone is decorating on Instagram!
Linking some fall home decor for y’all in the widget below. Fall has become SUCH a fun time of the year to decorate. I remember when I was a kid you just put out a pumpkin or two. Now, there are so many great fall decorating options, in whatever style is your fav! Glam, rustic, neutral, lots of color… it’s all there.
Do you guys like these home-related blog posts?? Let me know in the comments! Thank you SO MUCH for reading.
For more home related posts, see HERE.
You don’t want to miss this Homegoods gift card giveaway — I love Homegoods!! Seriously one of the best places to go to make your home Pinterest ready. Enter below!
Time to treat yourself to some Fall shopping at Homegoods!
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky winner
a chance to win a $650 Homegoods Gift Card!
To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete,
the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until Tuesday, October 22nd at 12am PST
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Homegoods.