Happy House-a-versary!

Our first ever House-a-versary was last week and we couldn’t be happier!

It has been a whole year since we bought, and moved into, our first home together. There have been some truly mature decisions to make, from bills and providers to the colour schemes of the rooms 😉

It’s funny because we both look so young that people selling things at our front door sometimes ask to see our parents… awkward! I guess that in this day and age it’s really difficult to have your own property, let alone a three bedroom semi-detached house at the age of 25. Don’t get me wrong, it’s in the middle of nowhere that’s why we could afford it but still we’re both very happy and are proud owners. That’s why our first House-a-versary is a milestone for us.

Since we moved into the property we changed quite a few things around the house, although luckily for us the previous owners looked after the place really well.

Anyway, here’s a quick recap of the past year in the house…

wedding fund coin saving home

  • We have been engaged for a while so we’ve been saving even though we’ve had the mortgage to pay. Slowly but surely. AND only one month left until the wedding!! I’ll be putting photos up after the big day soon so keep checking the wedding ideas section of my blog 🙂

fresh flowers at home a year in the house

  • We look after lots of plants & flowers. I’m lucky that my mum is a florist because that means I now grow herbs as well as have lovely fresh flowers on a regular basis. Be it a superstition or a Russian old wives tale, but I’ve been told that you must bring a plant into your new home to symbolise life, happiness and a fresh start.

decorating updates from home blogger

  • I’ve been experimenting with decorating and interior design. I’ve never taken a course in home design before so I learn as I go and as I write this blog. I’ve loved the journey and think that I only started to find my style since having the house. My most recent creative home idea was to add material onto my new wallpaper to make the feature wall match my handmade blind. What do you think?
  • I’ve had plenty of interior thoughts and many DIY projects and plan to have many more in the year to come. Thanks for reading and do let me know what you’ve enjoyed most.

Have you ever celebrated a House-a-versary?


Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • October 17, 2015


    We’re coming up to our second House-A-Versary. Sounds like you’ve really made your home your own xx

    • October 17, 2015


      That’s exciting Iloanna – I hope you’re happy where you are too :). We really did try to put our own stamp on things in the past year x

  • October 18, 2015


    This was a super sweet post to read Alina. Long may you have many more happy years to come 🙂

    Amy x

    • October 18, 2015


      Thanks Amy, fingers crossed ! x

  • October 18, 2015


    Love this! such a cute post .

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    • October 18, 2015


      Thanks for letting me know Tamara and glad you like it 🙂

  • October 19, 2015

    Candy Pop

    Aw, happy anniversary to your home! I hope to see you again soon!

    • October 20, 2015


      Thank you and yes you too 🙂