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The First Little House

Anne of Green Gables, Beauty and the Beast, The Man from Snowy River, and The Little House in the Big Woods... these are just a few of the beloved stories that I grew up with. So when the time came for me to do as grown-up a thing as buy my first home, is it any wonder that my family and I took to calling it something as charming and nostalgic as "Little House"?


This is the first in who-knows-how-many "little" houses I will call my {very own} home. Firsts are worth celebrating. Firsts are worth chronicling. I'd like to share the process of taking this darling, little fixer-upper with loads of potential, from project to home. You're very welcome to follow along!

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