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September 4, 2013  —  Written by Chris 

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Over the weekend we realized we hadn’t done a house tour video of our new home yet. In our last house, we did a new video every 6 months or so and loved watching our home evolve. In that spirit, and in preparations for our first projects (details to come), we thought we better get an official “before” video, which was totally spur of the moment and unscripted. Heads up, we’re living in a mess right now. This is real life, people. Raw and unfiltered.

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  1. Christine says:

    It’s UNREAL what you guys have accomplished in four years, and two additional babies later! And it’s so neat to hear all the plans you guys had at this point that ended up becoming something even better. I love it!

    I am curious, weird question – what kind of light bulbs (brand and wattage) do you use for your recessed lights? We have recessed lights and use LED, but they don’t seem as cozy/warm as your guys’ lights do.

  2. […] Our very first video tour from when we moved in. What a […]

  3. […] last time we did a video tour of this home was last September when we moved in. I wish I knew how to do a split-screen because, wow. We love taking videos […]

  4. I love it! Lots of great potential :)

  5. Crystal says:

    You two are so adorable! I love that your home tour is a “real living” home tour exactly as your house was that day, not staged to look like nobody lives there. Your house has really great potential and I can see why you feel in love with it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s very interesting to see the layout of homes in other parts of the country. I was surprised to see so much living space on the lower level. I live in Philadelphia and most of the homes in this area have bedrooms upstairs and underground basements.
    Can’t wait to watch your house evolve and become your home!

  7. Anonymous says:

    You finally purchased the house!? I think the last update I saw was that you were just renting ’til you could sell your old house?

  8. That kitchen and “media room” have so much potential! I can’t wait to see what you do with everything!

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