A New House and an Anniversary

Hi Friends!

It's been a while since I've had some time to sit still and write a decent blog post but alas here I am, sitting in my brother in law's man cave at my makeshift "work station" writing this for you all.

I have some exciting updates from this past weekend!

Friday June 21st Mike and I FINALLY closed on our new house!!!!

I hadn't said much about the house on the good ol' blog because I wanted to make sure we had our keys in hand before I got too excited! (Our closing had been pushed back once already and we almost lost the house last minute due to a boundary dispute with a neighbor....YIKES...another story for another day!)

So Friday at 1:30pm we became homeowners once again and no longer felt homeless! 

We headed to one of our favorite restaurants for a lunch time toast

And keyed into our new home for the very first time:)

I can't wait to start showing you all some before and after pictures! 
This home has lots of character. It was built in 1947 and is charming and full of stories:) 
Needless to say some of the rooms need to be updated to our taste. We've already started painting walls, updating electrical and renovating the kitchen....which will allow for lots of exciting tutorials and blog content:)

What else happened this weekend, you ask???

Mike and I celebrated our 1 year Anniversary!!!

Can you believe it's been a whole year of marital bliss for M and I? 
Cuz I certainly can't!

The year really flew by and it has been the best year of my life!

We celebrated by having a delicious dinner at our favorite steak house in Groton and continuing the fun by sleeping in our new house for the first time and indulging in some 1 year old wedding cake...

Don't mind the quality of the wedding cake topper photo...must have been all the red wine that was flowing at dinner....oops:)

Can't wait to see what year 2 brings for Mike and I! 

You can also get excited for a whole new blog design makeover that I'm giving Page:Twenty-Two (obviously the current one is feeling outdated pour moi)

Until next time:)


  1. congrats and happy anniversary! many many more!

  2. congrats on the house, happy anniversary, and happy to see you back! can't wait for the before and after pics :)

  3. major congrats on both your house and your anniversary girl! time really does fly!! :)

  4. YaY!!! New house :) So exciting!!! Can't wait to see more of it.
    Happy Anniversary.

    I/m hoping we will get to celebrate our 2 year anniversary in our next home. Fingers crossed.

  5. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!!! Buying a house is SOO exciting! I can't wait to see the inside & see what all y'all have/are doing! We're in the middle of house renos too & even though it's exhausting, there is so much reward in it! Happy Anniversary as well!

  6. Congrats on your new house and Happy Anniversary to you both!

  7. Sounds like all kinds of congratulations are in order. Congratulations on your new house and happy anniversary! Very exciting!

  8. So much fun stuff going on girl!! Congrats on the house closing and on one-year of wedded bliss!!! :) How did your cake taste??

  9. congratulations on the new home! :) and happy anniversary! sounds like a fun and exciting time for you guys

  10. Congrats on the new house- so exciting!!! We had a neighbor try to get into our business while we were building a fence- some neighbors are just crazy! I can't believe you've already been married a year!! I feel like it just happened!

  11. glad to see you back. Happy for your and your hubby on the new house :O)

  12. Congrats on your new home and to your 1st year of marriage!

  13. Congrats, Shannon! What an exciting time in your life!

    Can't wait to see the pictures!


  14. O wow! Don't know what to congratulate you on first ... Happy 1 year anniversary! Hope it is the first of many many more. And Congrats on the new home! Hope you guys will be very happy in it.

  15. Congrats on the new place and happy anniversary!!! Love that chevron dress!!

  16. What an exciting way to being the next year of marriage! Congratulations on the house! Happy 1st Anniversary!

  17. Congratulations on the house!!! That's so exciting! I can't wait for a home your! And happy anniversary!

  18. Can't wait to see more of the house renovations! Congratulations. :)

  19. Congratulations on the new house!! You must be so excited.. Happy Anniversary :)

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  20. Congrats on the new house & happy Anniversary... Both of those alone are something to be super excited about.. I cannot wait to see previews of before & after of the house :)

  21. Congrats on the house and happy anniversary! How exciting!!

  22. Congrats on the house and the one year of marriage!! Very exciting things going on :)

  23. Happy 1 year anniversary and congrats on the house! Can't wait to see the DIY projects you do!

  24. Congrats on the house!! It is so fun owning a home!!


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