Happy Birthday To Me & Our New Home.

by Sherry
Are you ready to see what I got for my birthday?

Saltwater pool off family room in back of house.


We made an offer on this home and it was accepted yesterday on my birthday! 

It is a U shaped home with a walled center courtyard and a pool in the back of the house. I
love all the outdoor space and everything is screened to keep out all the Florida bugs.  It was
important to us that dad to be comfortable, the property even has a separate guest house for
him with a bedroom, small kitchen, handicap accessible bath, intercom and it is just a few feet
from the main house.

We were surprised when we pulled up to the house to see it being painted a creamy beige. This
saved us lots of money and no more salmon color!

I’ll be back with more pictures after we meet with the inspector at the home. This time I will
remember my camera.


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Poppy March 3, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Congratulations, Sherry and Happy Birthday!! All the very best in health and happiness in your new home, now and always! What a FABULOUS birthday gift for you! Enjoy!!!

PS: Can't wait to see more pics!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home March 3, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Happy Birthday and congrats on the home!

Suzy Handgraaf March 3, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Congratulations, Sherry! It sounds like it's going to be perfect for you and your family. Can't wait to see more of it!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky March 3, 2014 - 7:04 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The house sounds great, the pool is gorgeous and SO glad they were painting:) How wonderful to have the guest house too!!! We finally had settlement on our old house on Friday!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!

Little Bitty Damn Houze March 3, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Congrats! It is beautiful!

Little Bitty Damn Houze March 3, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Oh, Happy Birthday!!

The Path Traveled March 3, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Sherry, congratulations on your beautiful new home and Happy Birthday!

Dee Lapin March 3, 2014 - 7:49 pm

That is one great set up!!! Can I ask where about are you in Florida? I need a home like this for my aging MIL. We are getting tired of our frigid winters.

priscilla March 3, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Congratulations ! It looks beautiful ! Happy Birthday !

Deserae March 3, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Congratulations on your new home… and Happy Birthday too! Can't wait to see the pics :o)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 3, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Happy birthday and I am so thrilled for you!!

Low Tide High Style March 3, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Happy Birthday indeed…congratulations and I hope the inspection went off without a hitch!

xo Kat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 3, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Oh wow, how fabulous and Happy Birthday!!!!! I can't wait to see more, the pool is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Barbara March 3, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Sherry your new home looks gorgeous!! Congratulations…what a super gift! Can't wait to see more pictures.
Happy birthday!!!
XO Barbara

Susan March 3, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Congratulations!!! I can't wait for more pictures!! How wonderful to have your dad with you and for him to still have some independence.

[email protected] Charm March 3, 2014 - 8:58 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sherry!!! WOW…what an awesome birthday gift! Congrats on the house, I know that you must be so very excited to get it. I will say, I didn't see you keeping that color…lucky that they went with a good color.


Ron March 3, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Congrats, Sherry! I cannot wait to see what you will do with the place. You had me at "POOL"!!!! xo

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home March 3, 2014 - 9:10 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! CONGRATS on the new home.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting March 3, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry…I'm so happy for you!! Can't wait to see more photos!

Christina Makri March 3, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Happy Birthday!!! May all your wishes come true 🙂 This is an awesome birthday present!!!

Hartwood Roses March 3, 2014 - 9:30 pm

This is wonderful, Sherry. Happy birthday to you, and congratulations on your new home. (Fingers crossed that all goes well with the inspection.)

Coastal Cottage Dreams March 3, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Junkchiccottage March 3, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry and what a great present. The home looks beautiful. Congrats.

Bonnie March 3, 2014 - 10:09 pm

Great birthday present. Can't wait to see more. Happy Belated Birthday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions March 3, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Sherry!

Joyce Olson March 3, 2014 - 10:37 pm

Happy Birthday and congrats on your new home-looks delightful! You will enjoy the pool so very much-living in Texas we have one and I will tell you, it makes these hot Summers very pleasant!

the cape on the corner March 3, 2014 - 10:41 pm

gorgeous sunset, and happy birthday. looking forward to seeing more of your new home on the blog.

The Tuscan Home March 3, 2014 - 10:56 pm

Happy Birthday, how exciting! Can't wait to see more…..:)

Vel Criste March 3, 2014 - 11:51 pm

So happy for you Sherry! What a birthday to remember! Have a great and happy one dear!

NanaNor's March 3, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Congrat's to you on your new home. I can't wait to see more; we bought a new home in Dec. but won't get to move into it until May or June. It is so fun and I can't wait; I've been packing already, so most of our house is done!
Have fun as your move draws near.

Kelly March 4, 2014 - 12:31 am

Congrats on buying your next home! It looks like it will be so nice for you and your family. I love the pool and the guest house you mentioned.

Maureen Wyatt March 4, 2014 - 12:51 am

Happy Birthday and congratulations on the new home! It looks fabulous and will be even more wonderful when you bring your style to it. The set up is great for you and your dad.

Eilis March 4, 2014 - 1:15 am

How wonderful! We just finished building a cottage behind our new house for my mom. We tried very hard to find a house that already had one, but couldn't.

[email protected] Pine Cones and Acorns March 4, 2014 - 2:24 am

Congratulations! and a very happy Birthday to you!

Babs R March 4, 2014 - 2:33 am

Happy Birthday! Wow, what a great present. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful new home.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin March 4, 2014 - 3:05 am

Congrats Sherry! Can't wait for the house tour! Happy Birthday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Polka Dot Closet March 4, 2014 - 6:35 am

Oh Sherry…This is soooooo exciting. It was obviously meant to be and now everyone will have there space!!


Tania Rossouw March 4, 2014 - 11:05 am

Wow Sherry, this is great news! Happy Birthday and I'm so happy for you. What a birthday gift! I'm sure it was a fabulous day!
Tania from FARRAGOZ

MONICA LIVAS March 4, 2014 - 11:35 am

Sherry, congratulations and happy birthday!

Peggy Thal March 4, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Happy Birthday and a big congratulations on your new home. You will love your salt water pool. It is wonderful when you find the right home and on your special day. It was meant to be.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest March 4, 2014 - 1:15 pm

it's perfect!!!

Donnamae March 4, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Happy Birthday…and Congratulations! How wonderful for all of you! Anxious to see more pics! 😉

Jo @ Let's Face the Music March 4, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Fabulous, I'm sure it will be everything your need and you'll make it into everything you want. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Vikki March 4, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Happy birthday. And I'm happy that your dad will have the guesthouse great setup. Will be living vicariously as you make the house a beautiful home.

ARod Rodriguez March 4, 2014 - 6:21 pm

awwwe happy happy birthday and congrats on the new home

Carol March 4, 2014 - 7:56 pm

What a wonderful birthday present, Sherry! Happy Birthday! Hope everything goes off without a hitch!

[email protected] Designs March 4, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Happy Birthday and congrats!!!…Our last home in Florida was a "U" shaped house that wrapped around the house too…had a little "guest room" that was separated from the house that my hubby used as an office…sounds so much like ours!….Cannot wait to see more and what a beautiful view!

Patty Rumaker March 5, 2014 - 1:13 am

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I have always thought a U-shaped house would be perfect with the pool in the center. Love the rear yard. Very nice!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes March 5, 2014 - 1:15 am

That's quite a birthday present! Happy Birthday! We recently went house hunting in Florida to start to figure out what area we may want move to eventually. Enjoy your new home!

peggybraswell March 5, 2014 - 7:05 am

happy birthday + your dad will love the guest house + bravo for you! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Curtains in My Tree March 5, 2014 - 4:44 pm

what a fabulous Birthday gift
I love the inside pool area and so handy for your dad as well

Suzan Sweatman March 5, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Oh Sherry – congratulations – how wonderful !!!
Can't wait to see more pics – but that pool is spectacular!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day March 5, 2014 - 11:32 pm

Congratulations!! So excited for you Sherry! And Happy Birthday!! What a great gift!

The Vintage Chateau March 5, 2014 - 11:38 pm

What a great birthday present, congratulations! I can't wait to see more of the new house,

Lee Dewsnap March 6, 2014 - 7:26 am

How absolutely fabulous Sherry, congratulations, I am soooo Jealous :). I can't wait to see what you do with the courtyard, you have so many options there, it will look stunning I am sure.

Also happy birthday x

Holly March 6, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Hi Sherry – Happy Birthday and congratulations and so glad you have space for me and my family to move in – that pool looks divine! 🙂 Big hugs, Holly

One More Time Events March 6, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your new home. So nice your Dad having his own little place right there with you.

Barbara Anne March 6, 2014 - 6:29 pm

Cheers for the new house that so nicely has a wonderful little home for your father and all of that screened-in outdoor space, pool and all!!

Happy Birthday to you, indeed, although it's belated as I write this.

I look forward to more photos, of course.

Don't you miss being in Virginia where Monday's 4" of snow lingers in the shady areas and we may have freezing rain tonight and tomorrow? No?!


The Quintessential Magpie March 6, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your new home!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days March 6, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Happy Birthday and a big yee-haw on your new home! That swimming pool area … what a fabulous place to watch the sunset or sunrise, whichever is the case.

All the best and can't wait to see more.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish March 6, 2014 - 7:29 pm

Happy Birthday indeed! Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL pool. Can I come swimming? =) You are going to have so much fun decorating. Congratulations Sherry and hope you have a beautiful, happy birthday!


Samantha Angell March 7, 2014 - 9:47 am

Congratulations on your new home, it looks beautiful! And hey, we are almost birthday buddies- I'm March 3!

Maria Elena March 7, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Gorgeous home!

thepaintedapron.com March 8, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Now that's a birthday present! Happy Birthday Sherry, I am so thrilled that you finally found a house you love and how perfect that it has a guest house for your Dad! Can't wait to see more!

Miss Kitty March 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Sherry! How very, very, very exciting!!! It sounds like a great set-up for your daddy too. Happy Belated Birthday! I am so thrilled for you.


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