So our 1st Anniversary of living in our home in Roswell is coming up. I truly cannot believe that we have been in this house for almost one year. I still remember searching the neighborhoods of Marietta with our friend & realtor, Allise trying to find the ‘perfect’ home for our first home.
We went back and forth on where we wanted to move. I wanted Inside the Perimeter whereas Chris wanted Out. Thankfully Allise was on her game and showed us tons of houses she found on FMLS as soon as they hit the site. We started our search in Marietta and almost fell head over heels in love with the first house we looked at.
About a week later, we found the cutest little green house in Marietta. This was also ONE WEEK before our wedding. The house was adorable. I was way more in love with the way the house was decorated than the actual house but I somehow managed to convince Chris we should out in an offer.
We made an offer that night and by morning the offer was accepted and we were under contract. Looking back I think how crazy we were to 1. be shopping for a house the week before our wedding and 2. actually making an offer on a house.
We set up the inspection for the beginning of that week and by mid-week we learned that this house had lots of things wrong and that we were better off to get our while we could. I’m very thankful for the timing of this whole thing actually. By Wednesday when we got this news, I was knee deep in the finishing touches of preparing for the wedding that I almost didn’t care that we were backing out of the contract. I had a big distraction so it worked out in our favor.
God definitely had a plan for us.
So we decided to pick back up on the house hunting once we got back from our honeymoon. We needed to be out of our apartment by the middle of November and we didn’t want to re-sign a lease for another year. So back to the drawing boards we went. Allise showed us countless more houses.
I remember we went on a Sunday and looked at houses all over Marietta. I didn’t love any of them and was quite honestly getting frustrated with searching. Chris had been showing me this one house in Roswell he found online but I always found a reason to dismiss it. As we were driving home from Marietta, Chris said that we should just drive by this Roswell house and just see what the outside looked like. I gave in and we went by this house. We saw that it had a ton of potential and was newly redone. We called Allise immediately and we made an appointment to check it out later that night.
This was on a Sunday and my birthday was the following day. I remember my parents were coming to Atlanta to have dinner with us and we asked them to come by the house and get a second set of eyes instead….well they loved it as much as we did so we decided to make an offer! Thankfully it was accepted and here we are almost a year later!!
So I tell you all of that (there is plenty more that I will share in another post) to show you a few things I’m decorating with for fall. Some of you may have seen my Instagram story where I shared some Fall decor must haves. For those of you who have now seen my Fall goodies, i’ve got pictures here to show you just how we are decorating for Fall at The Sjogrens!
I would love to know what other items or rooms in our home you want to see! I’m thinking about doing a monthly home review and going through all the rooms of our house. What do y’all think??
Also, if you are moving anytime soon and are looking for a great realtor, we highly recommend Allise Raad with Dorsey Alston. Her email is – AlliseRaad@DorseyAlston.com. She will not disappoint!