Friday, August 5, 2011

Welcome to the Cottage

Welcome to College St. Cottage! With this blog my husband Noah and I (Stephanie) will be documenting the vintage transformation of our new home. But before we get into the house, you need to meet the family!

Noah and I met our freshman year at Dallas Baptist University. Although we were friends from the beginning of the year, we had no interest in each other. One night in the middle of the second semester we met up and Noah revealed to me that God had told him we were going to get married. Within the week we were dating and two years later, on January 8, 2010, God's promised was fulfilled!

Fast forward a year and a half and you come to present day. Noah is still a music student at DBU and works full-time for Gateway Church. I recently graduated from Liberty University and work full-time at a Massage Envy. We have a shih-tzu puppy named Kirby. He is just over a year old and weighs about 20 pounds!

Several months ago we began looking for our first home. After several months of endless tours and even losing an offer on a new 2,000 square foot home, we began to grow defeated. Then just over two months ago Noah found a little 820 square foot, 1955 home built in the heart of old town Keller, Texas. At first I refused to even look at the house because let's be honest ... it's a bit of an eye sore. But since the house is walking distance from my sister and her husband's home, close to a park and only 10 minutes from my parents, he finally convinced me to look. Upon entering the front door we both fell in love. Although the home is old, it has so much character and we began to imagine the perfect little cottage that we could transform this home into. We put an offer in on the spot.

For two months now we have been searching antique malls, salvage buildings and flea markets for vintage finds. And after experiencing the joys of contracts and loans we are finally set to close on the house this upcoming Monday, August 8th. Through this blog we will document the transformation of our cottage on College St. Everything will be done through our own hard work while on a tight budget. My plan is to take you through each step, leading up to the reveal of each room! I can't wait to share our new home with you!


  1. Can't wait to see your progress! Oh to be young again!! :) Popped over from your moms blog and wanted to welcome you to the wonderful world of blogging! You will love it!!

  2. How exciting to see a young couple begin their journey together ... thank you for sharing it out here in blogland! Can't wait to see what you have to reveal ; )

  3. Your mom sent me. hehehe I can't wait to read all about your transformation.

  4. So glad that your mom introduced blogland to your blog..I am so excited to see this journey you are embarking on...

  5. Hi Stephanie
    Came over via your mom!!! Love your new blog and look forward to sharing the journey with you.


  6. I came over from your mom's blog! Congrats on you new old home! I look forward to following your journey! You two are seriously one of the cutest couples ever!

  7. Stephanie,

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! I know your sweet Momma well & if you have one ounce (& I'm sure you do) of her talent... Success is sure to follow. Congratulations & good luck. I can't wait for all the photos to start. I just love your Momma to death. We don't get to see each other as much as we would like but, I think she's swell! Charlene

  8. How exciting for you and your husband. God bless you both as you begin your lives together in your new home.

    I will look forward to following along on this journey God has you on.

    God bless, Amy

  9. Welcome Stephanie!
    I am so looking forward to you taking us along for the ride as you make your first house your home!
    Have fun with it!

  10. very nice to meet you! (Your Mama sent me over to visit.) Welcome to Blog Land where you will find that everyone is very kind and encouraging.
    xo, Cheryl