Faith and Hope, Interior Love

we bought a house…

What a month!

It has been a great month. This month has been one of those months that we have just been blown away by. Almost literally, the winter wind this month has just about had me packing up again…but… you guys, guess what?

This blog is back in business!

I have enjoy the break, much more than I thought I would. It was so needed and it gave me a chance to enjoy some other things around me as well as giving me a new focus on what I want Flourish and Hope to become. Not only was February a great mini break for me, but it turned out to be a huge game changer in our lives.

Andy and I bought our dream house!


Who saw that coming? We certainly did not. In fact, we are still pinching ourselves. God came through, like really came through, over the top, placed grace on these underserving humans came through. I want to make a note that just because we have found our house for the next 30 years does not mean that God loves us. He loved us before we found this house, before we were able to make this purchase and he loves us regardless of the physical things in our lives. He does not use physical things to show his love. No, it was the process, the people, the experiences that we had during this whole situation where we felt God working and orchestrating. We found the house almost by accident, we were able to be one of the first people to actually see the house, we met with a lender who squeezed us in at the last minute, and our offer was accepted after someone else’s had fallen through. You guys, this happened in a matter of 3 DAYS!

We are so grateful, thankful, overwhelmed and excited. We know that when God gives, it is for a purpose. We don’t take this lightly. We have huge dreams for this house! I’m not just talking about the plans for painting and new furniture, because we have those too (check out my Pinterest Boards ), but I am talking about using this house to give back.

We want our house to be a haven, a safe place. We want our bedrooms to be there for those who need them, our sofa for those who want to hang out, our table for those who need food! We can’t wait to have you over!

Want a sneak peek?


We have so many fun projects in store you guys. F&H is going to be full of so much DIY, Painting and hopefully no tears!

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    March 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I’m sooo excited that you’re back and with a new house at that! They house is absolutely gorgeous and that kitchen is amazing! I can’t wait to see what you will do with it. I’m so happy to hear that things went smoothly for you guys as that’s not always the case with home buying!!


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      emilie marian
      March 5, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! You’re an encouragement to me. You are so sweet!

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    March 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh!! I’m sooo excited for you guys! And you can def count us in as some of the many who will make use of those extra rooms ;).. I can NOT wait for to see what you do this house to make it Your home. It’s gonna be so awesome! And oh my gosh, that kitchen!!! Anyway, so so happy for you both!

    {have to admit–I’m a little (lot) jealous}
    Love and miss ya,

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      emilie marian
      March 5, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Girl! Please, please come visit soon! I can’t wait to have you in my kitchen again, I miss those times when you would sit in my kitchen and talk with me! Love you both! Em

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    Emily @ Two Purple Couches
    March 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Congrats to you and Andy! Your new home looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to see how you put your personal stamp on it 🙂

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      emilie marian
      March 5, 2014 at 12:24 am

      Em, Thank you dear! I am loving what you did with your dinning room. We are going to copy your lovely wainscoting! How have you been?

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