Thursday, July 31, 2014

About Us

Matt grew up in the City and I grew up in St. Charles.  Our worlds connected in high school when we were set up on a blind double date.  We saw Finding Nemo at the Galleria and then took his red convertible to Ted Drews... what a great first date.  Little did I know then that 10 years later we would be husband and wife.  We both went to the University of Dayton and moved back to St. Louis to be close to family and for our careers.  Matt and I have been married over a year now and outgrew our first little house what felt like the moment we moved in.

We have two little miniature dachshunds, Lilly and Bailey, who we adore and spoil! They love running around in the yard, stealing socks, and cuddling!  It is hard to stay mad at them long because they are so cute.

Some may call us crazy, but we just bought a huge house on 3.5 acres on the Missouri River! We have so many projects planned for our new house.  This blog will chronicle our adventures and projects.
<3 Matt and Kelly

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We bought a house!

Closing Day with the keys to our new house!

We bought our dream house!  The search began almost a year ago for a home that had character, was on a private lot, and had lots of garage space.  This house met these criteria and so much more!  It was love at first sight- we knew this was our new house the moment we walked in.

The previous owners purchased this property with a 1930s summer cottage on it over 35 years ago.  The cottage was re purposed into a gorgeous great room with a vaulted wood beam ceiling, 1/2 bathroom, and a kitchenette.  We have plans to turn the kitchenette into a home brewery!  The house was added on to the cottage using reclaimed building materials- the bricks and hardwood floors are over 100 yrs old.  The enclosed porch and huge deck overlook the Missouri River.  There is a garage and a carport and oh yeah another garage... plenty of room for all of our cars and a workshop for Matt :)  If that was not enough character for us, there is a tram that provides access down to the river and an old cottage near the river.

We could not be more excited to make this our home!
Matt and Kelly