Sometimes, a small thing can bring so much happiness.

Like, a set of keys.House keys|The Holy Mess

We bought a new (old) house today.

We’ve been in the process of purchasing the house for several months now. We discovered that purchasing a house in the state of New York takes longer than in many other parts of the country. It’s not unusual for the date of the first closing to come and go, with no set of keys in sight for the anxious would-be home owners, but finally today’s the day.We bought a new old house|The Holy Mess

After moving from Colorado, and living in a small apartment for months during the transition, we are excited to get settled in and make this home. I’ll be sharing pictures of the transformation as we move in.

The house is over 100 years old and has character. It has been totally re-done inside and we love it! We are still adjusting to how different it is from our Colorado house.

Come on inside for a tour!We bought a new old house|The Holy Mess

New house front door

I love that the new house has the beautiful original front door. That wild child behind it is very excited to get into our new house.

New House Stained Glass Window

Stained glass window by our front door

Gift new house|The House Mess

This gift was waiting for us on the kitchen counter for us from guys who remodeled the house. So sweet!


Our new home in New York:


Living Room (front of house)

Dining Room

I love the stained glass window and original front door.

Bedroom #1 (is off Dining Room)

Hallway — Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom


The kitchen is definitely what sold us on this house. I love the remodel and all the bright, beautiful space. Brent, who I’m talking to in this photo, is one of the men who remodeled the house.

The downstairs bathroom is off the kitchen.

These photos are of the pantry in the kitchen. Hooray for a huge kitchen pantry!img_6479.jpg

There is a second porch off the kitchen. The driveway is long and leads to a detached garage behind the house.img_6476.jpg



Downstairs Bathroom

Stairs leading to basement and backyard.

Upstairs hallway

Bedroom #2

Bedroom #3

Bedroom #4 (Master Bedroom)

Upstairs Bathroom


Backyard, Garage, and Shed

The slats that make up the garage storage area floor are old sled runners.

We live about a 10 minute walk away from the Canal. The kids went trick or treating by the river this year.

We bought a new old house|The Holy Mess