Wedding Wednesday & Our House!

10.10.10 Hairpieces and a Little Cape Cod
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I left a trail…

of hot glue ALL OVER the kitchen counter by the time this little project was done! It was a mess. Luckily I was the only one home to witness my hot glue disastor and it was cleaned up before the parents returned! Did you know that if you leave the hot glue gun on accidently for 2 hours that it constantly drips hot glue all over the counter? Welp! It does! And I quickly learned to remember to unplug after using! Last week I showed you some fun hairpieces that I have photographed this summer! Now I want to show you ours!

I love hairpieces and so I wanted my bridesmaids to have some of their own! So instead of spending $18-$80 a piece on, I made them myself! SO EASY! It literally took about 45 minutes to make 8 of them!  There is nothing you can’t do with hot glue! (that ryhmes.) So I designed several different pieces so that the girls can pick which one they like! I cannot WAIT to see them on!! Soon enough! 101010 is coming fast! 70 some days! (I have SO much to do)

So even though I have been super busy lately and we have a ton of wedding stuff to accomplish, Michael and I have BIG NEWS to share that has to do with another area of our life! We are officially HOMEOWNERS!!! Woohoo! We are the proud owners of a little cape cod in Short Pump, VA and we couldn’t love it more. From the first time I stepped foot into this house, I adored it. It’s so perfect for us!! (It even came with a “Babbling Brook” in the backyard! … for real, it babbles.) I am going to have a studio style office upstairs… yes, a real OFFICE! I can’t believe it! I can’t believe any of this!! Today, after meeting with the closing attorney, Michael and I got into our cars  and headed towards the house.  As I was driving I couldn’t help but tear up a little and just praise the Lord that the timing of our lives is in His mighty hands.  Seriously, I’m the most impatient girl in the whole world and 8 months ago, I was ready to buy a house in Newport News…. because I just  knewwwww we were going to live there! After we got engaged I wanted a finalized plan of where we would live, where Michael would work and what our entire life would look like…. and I wanted to know right then!  Like I said, I’m impatient and I have found this year that I have an incredibly hard time trusting the Lord.  Well, once again, He has shown us that His plan is far greater than ours and if we will only wait on Him and learn to trust… and I mean realllly trust,  He’ll direct our paths.  Those aren’t my words, they’re His!


Needless to say, Michael and I are so thankful for our new home and did I mention that we’re excited?!!!!!!!  If you know me, you can probably imagine the high-pitched squeals that could be heard all over Shortpump today when we stepped into “Our” new home for the first time.  I didn’t want to leave! Michael will be living there until 10.10.10 and then I’ll be moving in! Can’t WAIT! Here it is!!!!!!   (ps. that is my “I’m so excited I don’t care that I’m cheesin’ too hard” face)

Comments (42)


  1. AshleyP: ( )

    YAY!!!! Love, love, love the house!! I cant wait to see it all decorated!! ……those head pieces arent bad either ;) CONGRATS YALL!!

  2. Jacqueline Griffin: ( )

    This is sooooooooooo awesome and a huge blessing…and yea, those hair pieces friggin ROCK too! I too know what its like to be TESTED by the LORD this year in terms of patience …keep on trucking girl. Your fairy tale is SO coming true :P

  3. Amanda Hilborn Hedgepeth: ( )

    We are SOOOOOO Happy for you! We can’t wait til we own a home, you know, like when we’re 90!!!!!! Hahahaha

  4. Erica: ( )

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo very happy for you! And a big HUGE WTG on trusting in the Lord and taking it on his time and not your own! That is soooo very hard to do!! I love the house it’s soooo cute! I can’t wait to see what y’all do with the inside of it!

  5. johnna brynn: ( )

    oh wow. that is the most cutest flippin little cottage ever, with you and michael in front of it! :) Congrats and blessings galore! :)

  6. Girish: ( )

    Congratulations on the house. I seriously wish we had such houses in India..I would definitely move in.

    Seriously beautiful house. Oh nice smile ;)

  7. Nina Southworth: ( )

    Love the house!!! It “fits” you two!!

  8. Holly: ( )

    The second hairpiece, the flower one, is my favorite! And that house is too cute! Congrats!!

  9. Jodi Miller Photography: ( )

    Katelyn what an exciting time!!! I’m so excited for you and Michael!! I LOVE Cape Cod’s and this one is just perfect! Oh and after we tie the knot in October, we should officially meet :)

  10. Deborah Zoe: ( )

    Soooo excited for you guys:) Homeownership is so much fun, and so is being newlyweds! Let me know if you have any questions about being a homeowner… theres lots to think about! congratulations!!!!

  11. Linda Beale: ( )

    I LOVE it Katelyn! can’t wait to see more pictures.

  12. j gar: ( )

    first comment on the new blog, had to be worth. and with a line like “cheesin’ too hard,” yeah i’d say it’s worth it. i’m also really excited to hear the babbles.

  13. Selena Jetnarayan: ( )

    YAY! Congrats on the house! It’s so cute and you cant beat a babbling brook!

  14. Mallory: ( )

    Those hairpieces are amazing!! You’ve inspired me to try and be crafty :-P And your house is great! Congratulations!!!

  15. Alicia: ( )

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you two! What an incredible blessing.

  16. Kathleen: ( )

    Fabulous news about your new home! My husband and I have been house hunting for months and I too am an impatient lady. My mantra has been “one day, one day, one day.” I am so happy that your one day is now!

  17. Spring: ( )

    CONGRATS!!!! It’s such a cute house!!!! It could almost be next door to my new house which is also a little cape! I’ll have to make a visit when I come down to VA next :)

  18. Anna Burke: ( )

    YAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT :) Can’t wait to come see it in real life and see all the teal mess you put in this precious house… Love y’all :)

  19. Courtney Reese: ( )

    You just are too cute! :) So excited for you both! LOVE the house!

  20. Brooke Snow: ( )

    Congrats on the new house! I love that style! Owning a home all your own is so much fun, and I’m sure you’ll have the time of your life just making it your own :)

  21. Michael: ( )

    WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! I got to sleep there last night….it was kinda creepy

  22. Brittany: ( )

    Katelyn! I LOVE the house! It looks even better than I remember it being fresh in your camera the day you first saw it :) Welcome to Short Pump! Love the hairpieces…I love that little pink flower one- look for an email requesting instructions! ;)

  23. Laurajane: ( )

    oh my goodness that is the most adorable house in the WORLD!!! and i don’t even know you in real life and i know that you have a high pitched excited squeal. maybe it’s all those exclamation points. and yes, hot glue does drip if you leave it plugged in. next time, place the glue gun on a cutting board or cookie sheet with wax paper. it makes cleanup so much easier. i love those hairpieces so much!

  24. Chrissy: ( )

    I have never commented on your blog before, but I check in all the time and LOVE your work!! But I do have to say what, I LOVE even more is to see you giving all the Glory to our Lord and Savior!! That speaks volumes who you are =)…Congrats on the beautiful home!!

  25. Brenda (Momma): ( )

    KK, I have a couple of comments! 1. I did find glue on the kitchen counter . . . and I KNEW it had to be from some project of yours! 2. The hairpieces are beautiful. 3. I luv your “cheesin\'” smile and it is very reflective of your excitement yesterday. 4. The house is adorable and I am sooooo happy for you and Michael. Nice pic . . . oh, that’s right, I took that pic! :) 5. Yes, God is faithful in providing even when His plan isn’t what WE thought we needed; always remember to look back at this time in your life and recall His enormous blessings. 6. I love you!

  26. Emily Middleton: ( )

    Congratulations to you two! Short Pump is great, you guys will love it!!

  27. Jessie: ( )

    Is it sad that I teared up reading this post and the glue gun story is the only thing that made me stop crying joyful tears and start crying tears of laughter. I am so happy for you and Michael Michael Motorcycle…enjoy these moments.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  28. chesley: ( )

    never commented, but i LOVE your work. the hairpieces are just precious & your new home is adorable. i needed to hear the words you wrote here about trusting the Lord’s timing. I am struggling with this in a major way right now! thanks & congrats!!!

  29. Diana: ( )

    Your house is so cute!!!! and you and Michael are so adorable!!! I can’t wait to see pictures of your beautiful wedding and home!!!

  30. Britne: ( )

    Congratulations on the house!!! That is adorable. And those hair pieces are too cute. What a great idea. You are so creative!

  31. molly d: ( )

    Congrats to you from this NC blog stalker!!! Love the house, but it reminds me of a sneak peak…now I want to see the inside! :0) I know you are enjoying this exciting time in your life, may you always remember these moments when your married life may hit a little rough spot…It will help carry you through!

  32. Helen: ( )

    Congratulations on the house, it is really nice I know you too will share lots of memories in your new home.

  33. Brandie Drumm: ( )

    Absolutely beautiful hair pieces!!

  34. Elise: ( )

    AH!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!! And im so happy i got to see the house in real life and see you all!!!! SO Exciting and such the perfect house :)

  35. jasmineStar: ( )

    SOOOOO happy for you!!! :)

  36. Tira J: ( )

    Congratulations Katelyn! I am so happy for you and Michael! Your home is so beautiful and I am sure this blog will be showing it off. Yay!!!!!

  37. Brendan McElroy: ( )

    First of all, just like jgar, this is my first comment on the new blog, and I would like to say, its awesome! But, now to the real reason for this comment. I am real happy for you and michael! The house looks really nice and fitting to you two. I guess I will have to get over myself and my strong dislike for Richmond if I want to ever see two of my favorite people. Anyways, congrats on the house!!

  38. donna duvall: ( )

    Your new house is adorable! So excited for you two!

  39. Lydia: ( )

    Your house is so cute! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it! And yes, God’s timing is always perfect!

  40. Evie Perez: ( )

    Congrats on the house!!! It’s adorable :)

  41. Nikki Medas: ( )

    Can’t wait to come visit neighbor!

  42. stephanie jean: ( )

    dibs the pink flower oneeee! cant wait for 101010 ahhh love you

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