SURPRISE!

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The Degreff’s are officially homeowners! NY we’re here to stay! It has been so tough keeping this one from the blog because it’s been such an exciting part of our life for the past few months, but we wanted to wait until we had the keys and it was all official before we shared it. i am a little superstitious!

when i was 15, i snapped a polaroid of a home in Long Beach (if you live here, it’s the house on national blvd with the lions outside). i called it the mac N cheese house, and i told everyone for years that one day i would live there. i’ve always adored long beach, and i always knew i would end up here. i carried that polaroid in my wallet for years… hung it on the wall in all of my homes, and kept it on my mind always. i still believe one day i will be in that home! the thing is – this town didn’t seem like my starting point, more like where i would end up. when i met matt, and brought him here a few years back on this trip, i knew he was dreaming of living here too.

we decided early on that our top priority after getting married would be to own a home. it seemed logical to me, as my dad is a contractor and so are my aunt and uncle. on this trip up here for my aunts birthday, we found our dream condo. it had all of our must-haves: natural lighting, wood floors and a balcony. we didn’t hesitate much, we put an offer in within the next day or so! the rest of the process took forever, but it was worth it!

we have been living with my aunt and uncle for the past few months (which is why i haven’t shown you my new place on here!) We are renovating the kitchen/bathroom, and should be in our home by mid November! I will make sure to share pictures and our journey! we are just so grateful and excited to finally have taken this step, and to be in NY 🙂 Thanks for taking this journey with me! It really feels like you guys have been there for so much. ♥

XO

p.s. to all who asked about my cupcake beanie, you can find it here.

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