The New House

Categories: BlogBy Published On: March 29, 202240.2 min read868 words32 Comments on The New House

The New House. I am very hopeful that all of this is working out. It’s been a roller coaster. We heard today that our financing is in order. We have plenty of time to sell our current home and we can get moved in the meantime. It looks like things are on track. But more than anything I have learned that nothing in this process is ever for sure and it’s final when you have keys. So that is where were are.

Our inspection went well. You can see that there is obvious siding that has to be finished on the garage addition. There are several things that need to be done but none of it is earth shattering things that we can’t handle.

The porch is what made me fall in love with this house. I have always loved wrapped around porches. This house has 3 levels. I will set up my machines in the basement until the horse barn is converted into my studio.

It is very quiet here. There is 5 acres and this house sits right in the middle of the 5 acre lot. Next is the pictures of the main floor with the Livingroom, kitchen and dining area. The back door off the dining area is the end of the wrap around porch. It’s a gas stove. There are 2 fireplaces in the house. one of them is wood and one is gas.

There are 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. There is a ton of wallpaper. So I will be having wallpaper parties to take it down. :)

You can also see that there is an additional mud room with plumbing that has been added to the back of the garage. that whole addition needs the siding.  Next up is the chicken coop. We asked if we could keep the chickens if they were going to have to rehome them. They let us keep them. :) They already have a section fenced in for them and an area to hang a tarp ect for shade in the summer.

This is the horse barn that will be converted into Charisma’s Corner.

I am going to add a barnquilt- obviously. I am trying to decide which of my patterns that I want to use….I am kind of thinking of Live Boldy. But I am not sure yet.

My FIL came to the inspection so he could get a plan together and help us get this place converted. He and Rob got a rough plan worked out and he’s gathering his crew. We will be close to pretty much most of our family and they are all excited for us.

There is also a shed, RV parking and horse area here:

There is a horse pasture all fenced off in this area. we don’t have horses so it will just be something we loan out or keep for the dogs? LOL! I don’t know. We will figure it out.

But there are big fields on both sides of the house that are ours and the whole property is fenced in.  Rob got his wish. no close neighbors ( he would have liked even more space..but it’s not the city)  room to bury a bunker ( this is a joke…kind of)  and trees. There are mountain views and there is a lot of farmland….but you really do have to drive through a lot of trees in between them. We wanted to be in trees. He would have liked a few more. We are planning on planting some. I am also going to plant a few fruit trees. They have a few on the property already. They are young. There are also a few young pine trees along the front fence that are doing well. So we may plant a few more where the water is easy to access. It doesn’t get as hot in this area like it does where we currently live. Thank goodness. There will be more snow, we are ok with that. I have been wanting to do a small hobby bee hive. We have talked about gardening, canning and raising our own food ect. With the way inflation is going and things that are happening across all sorts of topics, I think, we just want to have a way to help ourselves. We like the small town life. We aren’t afraid of hard work and we love “dreaming” and this house opens the doors for us to explore those dreams and make them a little bit more of a reality.

We aren’t in the home stretch yet. But we are getting there. I have learned a lot of so many things during this process. It’s amazing. I hope I never have to go through this again. It’s been difficult. It’s far from over. But I am seeing some light.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Please continue praying for us! Not only that we for sure get this place but that our house sells. We have several showings scheduled this week so I am hopeful. We have plenty of time but I would just like to know there is process being made….so it will feel like we are that much closer to the end.



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  1. Colleen Sharp March 29, 2022 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Beautiful property, Praying your dreams come true.

  2. Roger Holloway March 29, 2022 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Uplifting story about the “homestead”

  3. Anne Buckley March 29, 2022 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Charisma, this all looks wonderful! I’ve always wanted a “party barn” and yours is the kind I have pictured in my mind for someday! Best wishes and prayers for all the next steps to go as smoothly as possible. Thanks for sharing

  4. Debbie Wolf March 29, 2022 at 5:48 am - Reply

    That s an amazing find! I can picture quilts hanging on the porch rail for photos. Best wishes for everything working out.

  5. Pam March 29, 2022 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful! I’m so happy for you and your family!

  6. Ann West March 29, 2022 at 6:08 am - Reply

    At least now you can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Life can really throw you curve balls at times. Sounds like you are really on your way towards moving forward in the next phase of your life. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.

  7. Kathy Ewers March 29, 2022 at 6:17 am - Reply

    I’m a country girl myself so I understand having some open space, and the home is amazing!!! I’m so exited for you and your family!!

  8. Nancy March 29, 2022 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I love it! I am so happy that you have a home you love and will be looking forward to seeing Charisma’s Corner. PTL …He has worked it out for your good!

  9. Nancy March 29, 2022 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I love it! I am so happy that you have a wonderful home you love and I will be looking forward to seeing Charisma’s Corner. PTL …He has worked it out for your good in His time!

  10. Nancy March 29, 2022 at 6:28 am - Reply

    I love the open kitchen/living area that is so inviting!! So happy that you have a wonderful home you love and I will be looking forward to seeing Charisma’s Corner. PTL …He has worked it out for your good in His time!

  11. Karin March 29, 2022 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Gorgeous property and buildings! I’m sure it was stressful, not going through with the first property, and being turned down for others, but, apparently, there was a good reason for it all. This far surpasses the money pit the other house was, and looks like it was made for you! I am thrilled beyond words. Keep the faith! :)

  12. K. Martin March 29, 2022 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Amazing home! Will be praying that it all works out for you. Will be excited to follow along on all the upgrades you are planning.

  13. Brenda Holcman Johnsen March 29, 2022 at 7:24 am - Reply

    His timing is perfect.

    This property is gorgeous!

    I am very happy for you!

  14. Vanessa March 29, 2022 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Wow Charisma! What a dream home! I love everything about your home, the wide, wrap around porch, the large kitchen, the wood floors, the land. It’s beautiful!

  15. Shirley March 29, 2022 at 8:17 am - Reply

    This place looks perfect for you. Hopefully the wait was worth it and I hope it all works out for you.

  16. Rose March 29, 2022 at 8:35 am - Reply

    So happy for you and your family, Charisma. There is nothing about this house/property that I do NOT love! I could totally see myself and family living here. And Rob can plant more trees – I agree I love trees too!

  17. Kirsten Juenke March 29, 2022 at 8:41 am - Reply

    It’s wonderful – I really hope everything keeps falling into place for you. I met you at Puyallup a few years back and have continued to be so inspired … I really need to start working on some of the things I bought from you! I’m sure more inspiration will come from your new space!

  18. C Stephannie Albrecht March 29, 2022 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I like this very much! I love the wood flooring and, yes, the wrap-around porch. I’ve always wanted one, too. I’m very happy for you and your family.

  19. Dorothy March 29, 2022 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I would have bought that wrap around porch in a heartbeat !! Fingers crossed for no problems

  20. Linda March 29, 2022 at 11:10 am - Reply

    This is great news and I wish you all the best! The house looks beautiful! Prayers

  21. Tracey Hindman March 29, 2022 at 11:49 am - Reply

    It’s so exciting to move out to land!!!! Room to garden, run, and just be away from all the people. We moved from a subdivision to 42 acres and our home is in the middle of it all. Chickens, cows, dogs…..oh my!

    God has you where He wants and will make it all work out for the best!!

  22. Cheryl Thompson March 29, 2022 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!! It looks like it has been well cared for and there is nothing urgent that needs to be done before you move in! I am VERY happy for your

  23. Hope D March 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    How great is our God who provides for our every need. When the pieces fall into place it is God’s hand. Praying for the rest of the pieces to continue to fit just right for you both. God bless you.

  24. Cynthia Marrs March 29, 2022 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Wow! Looks like a great piece of property. So many amenities. Fingers crossed that everything goes through. It looks perfect for your needs and future needs.

  25. FAITH THERESA HOLLOWAY March 29, 2022 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    WooHoo so happy for you guys!!!

  26. Karen Miltner March 29, 2022 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    This is a fantastic home and property. I love your kitchen and family room. Your barn is perfect for your shop. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!

  27. Raylee Bielenberg March 29, 2022 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    The aerial shot is great as well as all the inside pics. I can envisage a parking area for clients. Plenty of room for the dogs to run. Looking forward to the development pics.

  28. Odie Kimmell March 29, 2022 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    This is fantastic Charisma! I will keep my for the home stretch
    Congratulations it looks amazing. Can’t wait til your studio will be ready to visit.

  29. SEMA PRATT March 30, 2022 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Your new home is beautiful. What a answered prayer. Everything you wanted and more.

  30. Lorri Brager April 1, 2022 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    HOORAY! So happy for you finding this dream home. Sending you prayers & positive thoughts that all goes smoothly!

  31. Linda Mickelsen April 13, 2022 at 3:57 am - Reply

    It’s fantastic and I dream of you having a yearly Barn show with vendors! Count me in for antiques and kits! Anything you do will be a success! Your kindness and talent at the local FAbric store many years ago got me started. Perhaps my husband will blame you girls for my overspending! Best of luck. I am going to miss running into you at Ephrata events.

  32. Kathy Reilly April 22, 2022 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this place! It looks like it would be perfect for your needs. I’d want it too! I hope it works out for you.

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