December 6, 2016

We are moving!

For the past 6 weeks Eric and I have been in the process of purchasing a home to renovate!  I have always enjoyed the 'from the ground up' approach to customizing your home.  My parents built the home they live in while I was in high school, and I used to love running around with my mom to pick out her finishings.  Then, when we renovated a rundown bar to become No. 14, we had SO much fun making one of the ugliest storefronts in our neighborhood so dang cute! A renovation solidifies that every part of your home was picked by you and your standards, and I love that concept. 

Most homes in the city of Pittsburgh are row houses, tall and SKINNY and our new house is no exception; it is (going to be) so cute and cozy.  We do not plan on this being our forever home, but it is perfect for our lives right now and over the next few years. We adore our neighborhood and had no intention of veering very far. We are actually only moving a few blocks from where we currently live. 

 'The ground up' is no joke on this home.  Our contractors completely gutted it.  Like, dirt floors gutted it.  I attached a few ugly little pictures below of what it currently looks like.  Yep, that's my mom standing in our future kitchen believe it or not! 


We still have a few months to go and will be staying in our rental until late March or Early April when our new home is finished.  I just couldn't wait to spill the beans to you guys!  I'll post some updates on here to keep you guys in the loop.  I swear my life has revolved around Pinterest for the past few weeks and soaking in every detail hoping I don't miss anything to add to our house.  

What to expect in our new house? A light and airy kitchen, a cute office for me (No. 14 & JGB headquarters ;), a masculine den for E and a lot more entertaining space for our family. Oh and a little patch of grass for our pup! 

My outfit: 

This weekend, we traveled to Virginia to celebrate some of our closest friends get married. I have had this dress sitting in my closet for ages and this weekend was finally the opportunity I had to wear it. 

Dress: From last year, sold out but similar here. Also wore this teal one to a wedding in October. Loving this navy one and this cobalt dress has the same shape as mine.
Shoes: here, also love this pale blue color, replica pair here
Faux Fur Shawl: Originally from J. Crew, found a few that look identical for cheaper! Here and here
Bracelet: Hermes, similar here