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Five on Friday…Some Fun, BIG News!


November 22, 2013

This Friday, I am taking a break on listing five different things I am thankful for, and rather, I am going to be talking about one in particular..This week, I am thankful for the place we call home. 

One. This little cottage has been the center of the life that Jeff and I created together. I can look back to when we bought this house almost four years ago and know how thrilled I was to be purchasing a home with my fiance. We had just gotten engaged and were so excited to finally have a place of our very own. Jeff and I were ready to make this house our home, and it has been the place where we have grown from newlyweds to a family of four.

Two. From wedding planning to decorating nurseries and everything in between, this house has seen a lot. It was the place we came home to once we returned from our honeymoon as husband and wife, and it is where we brought two adorable babies home from the hospital. So many blessings, and so much to be thankful for.

Three. Family dinners, birthday parties, and showers…just a few of the get-togethers we have had at this place. We have gathered around our table to give thanks, to celebrate victories, to ask our friends to be the girls’ godparents, the list goes on and on. I am thankful for the countless meals we have prepared here, and thankful for all the occasions we have enjoyed while calling this house our home.

Four. So many changes and transformations…installing an office nook, built-in cabinets, endless gallons of paint, a new fence, oh how much we have “improved” this quaint little cottage. Leaving something better than you left it…that’s joy, right? I love it when spring rolls around and to see how it changes from season to season…flowers and blooms for warmer months as well as leaves and evergreens during the fall and winter.

Five. I am thankful that a new family will hopefully have the same kind of happiness that we have experienced here. Yes, you heard it right…

The Stonekings are Moving!!

I’ve been keeping this a “blogging world” secret for two months now and it’s been eating me alive because I’ve wanted to share this with ya’ll. Well, as of yesterday morning, we are the proud owners of a new home!

In the end, we decided not to build… timing was off, there were no guarantees on lot selection, and we both felt God was telling us not to do it right now. Funny enough, our realtor sent us a listing for a house and both the hubs and I knew instantly we wanted to see it. Two showings later, we put in an offer, and they accepted the next day…we were shocked/scared/dumbfounded because our house wasn’t even on the market. Fast forward one week, we put a for sale sign in our yard, and then had 26 showings during the first two weeks. Two offers came in and we accepted one and now our house is under contract set to close next month (and don’t even get me started with the madness that ensued…trying to get two babies out of the house for showings was pure misery). But in the end, the Lord was definitely watching over us I tell you! 
Jeff and I have been grinning from ear to ear about this for weeks and we are so thankful that we will be closer to my parents, close to great public schools and our church, and right down the street to so many of our friends.

I can’t wait to embark on this new adventure with all of you and show you our new abode…it’s going to take some time to get settled and put our touch on it, but I am thrilled nonetheless. Cheers to all of you and I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Make sure to hop on board with April, Christina, and Darci too as they share their Five on Friday fun!

  1. Two babies under two and having to keep your house in perfect condition…God bless you! I hope everything continues to go well for you. Can't wait to see your new home!!!

  2. Colby says:

    Congratulations! I used to live in Sylvan Park so I recognized your house immediately. We too have two little girls and fled the city and moved out to the 'burbs of Brentwood. It's been a great choice! Good luck with all of the packing and juggling! It is certainly worth it!

  3. SO, so exciting!!! Congrats!! πŸ™‚


  4. Sara says:

    I love how you decorated your home and can't wait to see what you do with the new one!
    Life with Baby Sophia

  5. Meredith says:

    Congrats, Natasha!!! What a blessing, I can't wait to see how you decorate your new house. Ps I love your mud room bench, where did you find it? Please don't tell me Potterg barn bc I have been stocking teir catalogs and can't find one I love! πŸ™ happy Friday!!

  6. BLovedBoston says:

    Congratulations~ how exciting!!!! I'm sure it's a beautiful house that you all will make a home. On a side note – I love your little office nook area in your house right now!! It's so cute!!


  7. Jodi says:

    I had one child when we were showing our house, I can't imagine having to do it with two! Congrats on selling your's and buying! That's great you'll be closer to those you love. It makes things a lot easier πŸ™‚

  8. Carroll says:

    Congratulations!! I'm so happy for y'all! πŸ™‚

  9. Lauren says:

    Your home is beautiful – love every little detail, you're so creative! How exciting on the new home though – congratulations πŸ™‚

  10. Miss Lena says:

    Your home is amazing, I'm sure your new one will be even more fabulous!! Congrats!

  11. Jessi Otey says:

    oh my goodness congrats to you and your fam! My hubby and I are starting to look for a forever home as well so that is so exciting!

  12. {Jessica} says:

    Congratulations on the new home and on selling your current one! My hubby and I put our house up a couple of months ago, and are hoping to sell it sometime in the near future. We have a 6 month old, and preparing the house for showings is SO difficult with him, so I can only imagine how hard it must have been with 2 littles! Can't wait to see the new place:)

  13. Jess Norden says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! This entire post made me cry….it's AMAZING how much has changed in four years (I've been following you for longer!) and how much of a HOME it has been…you truly turned a house into a home. I cannot wait to see your new house and how you make it your own. You're amazing at this; will you come decorate our new house?? Haha!!! Good luck with the moving; we just went through the same showing process which is SO HARD with one baby…I can't even imagine two! You have so much family and friend support, though, that I'm sure you will be blessed with a hundred helping hands.

  14. How exciting!! Congratulations πŸ™‚ moving is such a fun adventure!

  15. Morgan Rae says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! It's amazing how much can change over such a short period of time. My fiancΓ© and I just purchased our first home together a few months ago, and I couldn't help but thinking of our future while reading about all the wonderful blessings that have happened in your home over the years.

  16. Congratulations! A new place to call home will be SO much fun! I know you have created a lot of wonderful memories in your first house….but think of all the fun new things you can do in your new house! Enjoy!

  17. Laura says:

    Woohoo! Glad closing went well! Can't wait to see your new place…I know it will be beautiful!

  18. so exciting!!! congratulations! i look forward to seeing your nesting/homemaking/amazing decor skills in the new place!! cheers!!! xx

  19. Amy says:

    Oh congratulations! How exciting! Looking forward to following along with your new journey!

  20. This is soooo exciting! Congratulations!! It's funny how things just fall into place sometimes! Can't wait to see your new home! xoxo

  21. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! That's so exciting!! Can't wait to see your new place!

  22. Melissa C. says:

    Congrats, pretty girl! That is beyond exciting and I can't wait to see and hear more about your new place you'll call HOME πŸ™‚ I pray that the move and transition goes smoothly and look forward to seeing lots of pictures! WAHOO!

  23. CONGRATULATIONS Natasha!!! How exciting!!! The Lord is so faithful and his timing is perfect! Your new home was definitely meant to be! I know it's going to be bittersweet leaving your little cottage that you and Jeff have so many warm memories in, but the new place will be filled with so many more!

    Also, Matt and I swear that no matter how fast we outgrow our home we will likely never move because I can't IMAGINE trying to show a house with little ones! You are a super-woman! I can't wait to hear more about your new abode! You'll have a great new place to spend Christmas! xo

  24. Jess Beer says:

    So exciting! CONGRATULATIONS!

  25. Christy says:


  26. kate says:

    Congrats, Mama! Your home was so precious, can't wait to see what you do with the new place!!!

  27. Amanda S. says:

    Congratulations on buying a new home. I've been reading your blog now for a couple months and I just love the way you've decorated your current home. Can't wait to see pictures of the new place! Happy Friday! πŸ™‚

  28. Sarah says:

    Your cottage now is simply ADORABLE! Every room is so precious and you can most certainly tell it's a home full of love and warmth!

    Congratulations on your new home! Can't wait to see it! What exciting news, it will be another place to fill up with warmth and memories!

  29. KellyM says:

    Congrats to you guys!! Your first home was so adorable, I can't wait to see the next one!!

  30. Ashley says:

    SO happy for you guys!! How exciting. I cannot wait to see the new house πŸ™‚

  31. What a beautiful home. I can't wait to see picture of the new house and what you plan on "improving" in it πŸ™‚

  32. Laura Graham says:

    YAyyy! Natosha!! What a great surprise and so much fun! What part of town are you guys moving to? I just realized that I have been reading your blog for YEARS! Since I was reading when you were wedding plan.. before house buying and babies! Crazy! That is awesome how quickly you guys sold your house too, although i know all too well the nightmare of getting kids out for showings and such! Bless! Can't wait to see pics of the new house!

  33. Congrats on the new home!! So excited for you and your family! Your current home is absolutely gorgeous, I can only imagine how wonderful your next one will be πŸ™‚

  34. Chelsea says:

    So exciting!! Can't wait to see your new home!!

  35. Aww this is so bitter sweet! Congratulations on selling your home & purchasing the new one!!! Reading through all of the things you've experience in your & Jeff's first home together makes me think back to mine & my husband's first home together (rental) & now our first purchased home as husband & wife – I know we'll make so many great memories as y'all have yours! How exciting though & what a blessing!! Congrats again!!!

  36. congrats – buying a new home is SO exciting!!

  37. congrats!!! so so exciting! πŸ™‚ cannot wait to see how you decorate the place, i love your style…so this will be awesome to see πŸ™‚
    And craziness doing all this during the holidays and with 2 babies!! πŸ˜‰ congrats girlie πŸ™‚

  38. Congrats Natasha!! That is SOOO exciting!! Can't wait to see the new place!! xo

  39. So excited for you!! Your home is absolutely beautiful… come decorate mine! πŸ˜‰ Can't wait to see how this new home comes together… the place you'll raise your girls!

  40. jamie vespa says:

    Congratulations!! This is so exciting! I hope your new home will bring you as much joy as the old one has!!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  41. Jen B says:

    How fun! Congratulations on your exciting news! It seems like everyone in blogland (including myself) is buying/selling/building/moving right now, and I love it! Can't wait to see your new place and how you make it yours!

  42. LMK says:

    Congrats! So exciting to settle in to a new home πŸ™‚

  43. What awesome news … I'm thrilled for ya'll! Let the decorating BEGIN — I can't wait to see how the new home comes together, especially the cute rooms for your sweet babes!

  44. That is so exciting! Happy Friday!

  45. Brandi says:

    Such big news!! Congratulations!!!

  46. emily says:

    Congratulations! So exciting! I'm sure the new homeowners will LOVE your beautiful home! Can't wait to see the next one… (Y'all staying in Nashville?)

  47. Ericka says:

    Congrats on the purchase of a new home and selling yours so quickly! I have an odd question for you…your current house looks like is similar style to ours (cape cod) and it looks like maybe you have your girls' bedrooms on different floors? How does that work for you? Our house has one bedroom upstairs and two on the main the level. Once we start a family, I'm just wondering how that would work, having the kids on different floors, or us on a different floor than our kids. Any tips?

  48. E Hayes says:

    Congratulations!! We sold our house last year 4 days before Xmas and moved into our new one at the end of January, definitely a busy year end and our baby wasn't even fully mobile yet! Wish you lots of luck packing and getting all the odds and ends together!

  49. Yay!! Your home is beautiful and I'm not surprised at all at how quickly you were able to sell it. I can't wait to see your new home and what you will do with it! I'm sure it's beautiful. Congratulations on this new chapter!

  50. Awww your house is SO adorable, it's no wonder why it went so quickly! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the next house!

  51. Chantel Ward says:

    Congratulations Natasha!! What exciting news! I'm sure the whole process was quite the whirlwind but Gods timing is perfect and its funny, God can make so many things come together and lead you into a direction you never thought of before. I just know this new home of yours will be everything you all look forward to! The question is will Jeff get more closet space? Haha! Really though your decorating post and homey aesthetic have inspired and encourage me and I'm sure other as well so selfishly, I can't wait to follow along! I hope that this move is such a smooth transition and God gives you all the strength and patience through it all πŸ˜‰ good luck girlfriend!!!

  52. How exciting! Your house is so gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with the new one!

  53. Congratulations how exciting! Getting to nest in a new house all over again!

  54. Miranda says:

    SO EXCITING! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see how you make your new house a home πŸ™‚ Your first house was beautifully decorated!!! πŸ™‚

  55. Congrats!!! How excited! That is a lot of showing in such a short time, that is so awesome. Now you get to decorate a new home with lots of new memories!

  56. Tasha Hinton says:

    Congratulations to the Stonekings! πŸ™‚

  57. Courtney says:

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news. So bittersweet I'm sure. I'm very excited to see your new place!

  58. Caroline says:

    Congratulations! I can't wait to see the new home!

  59. Congratulations! So exciting!

  60. Lauren says:

    Congratulations! Hubby & I are in the wait and see moment as we have also decided not to build at this time! We're just praying a wonderful house comes on the market soon!

  61. Casey says:

    Congrats! I cant wait to see pictures of the new place!

  62. I love your current house, but I am sure that your next one will be just as beautiful. Congrats!!!! Here's to many more memories. πŸ™‚
    The Grass Skirt

  63. Lea says:

    So happy for you but what a lovely, lovely home you now have. You likely have the knack for making any home lovely, so we'll look forward to seeing photos of the new one after you get settled in. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  64. Amanda says:

    So happy for your family!!! It sounds like it will be the perfect mix for you guys! Can't wait to see you decorate as we just started looking for homes and I can see what you do with yours! Congratulations!

  65. Elizabeth says:

    Congrats on the new house!!!! Very excited for you and your family πŸ™‚

  66. Kristin says:

    So fun!! Congrats on your new home! Looking forward to see what it looks like and how you'll decorate it!

  67. Samma says:

    YAY! Can't wait to see pics and hear all about it- so excited for y'all!

  68. Oh my…what a precious home!

    XOXO- Lydia

  69. lori says:

    your house is perfection… can't wait to see the new place, congrats!! πŸ™‚

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