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My First Home!

by on ‎11-12-2015 12:31 PM

I finally did it! After spending all of my life as a renter, I took the plunge and bought my first house!!!

 

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Up to this point, I considered myself a rolling stone. I was a weather woman/entertainment reporter for years, and advancement always meant moving, so my mantra has always been “I like to move in six boxes or less.” It’s an exaggeration, I know, but you get the point. Last year, though, I was thinking about how happy I am at QVC and how much I like my life here and I thought “you know what? It’s time to plant roots and get that dog you’ve always wanted.”

 

So, I started the search for a home. After looking at dozens of homes, and submitting five offers, I finally bought my first home (I’m sliding in to 50, so it’s probably about time!). As you know, moving is no fun. I spent five days packing (I’m getting old, so I went to bed with a sore back every night).

 

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And it probably goes without saying, but Bailey and Olivia were no help at all!!

 

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I had the downstairs in the new home painted. This is my color scheme (dk. blue, blue, gray, and yellow).

 

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Here’s the stairway

 

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It’s so funny, because after days of packing, the movers moved me in in only three and a half hours!! My first meal in my new home wasn’t fancy, but after a day of dealing with boxes it was satisfying. 

 

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Moving, for me, takes a village, so when I got overwhelmed with unpacking Alberti came over to help me arrange furniture and decorate.

 

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Jane DeNoble and TJ demystified my unmarked fuse box, and labeled all of the switches (just imagine us screaming “the lights went off in the living room,” or “the lights just went off in the upstairs bathroom” lol).

 

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And of course Kerstin is here all of the time (to collect me for our morning walks, and to help me make lists of what I need to do next). One of her favorite spots in the house is the exposed brick wall in the laundry room.

 

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I still have plenty to do, but I’ve already put out two of my favorite pieces… my rotary phone, which actually works, and my old typewriter.

 

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I’m so happy in my new home, and I can’t wait to decorate!!

 

-Rachel 

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on ‎11-12-2015 12:38 PM

Congrats!

 

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on ‎11-12-2015 12:48 PM

There's no place like home.  So happy for you Rachel!

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on ‎11-12-2015 01:15 PM

Oh how exciting!  It looks like a lovely house.  Enjoy Rachel!

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on ‎11-12-2015 01:23 PM

@Rachel_Boesing CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Enjoy every moment of unpacking; you're on no one's timetable for getting it done.  A glass of wine, a slice of pizza, a box.  LOL  Cannot wait for the next set of photos as you progress!

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on ‎11-12-2015 01:31 PM

Wishing you many years of health and happiness in your new home ~ The phone and typewriter are PERFECT : ) They will add such character to your new place!  Congrats!

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on ‎11-12-2015 01:48 PM

Congratulations! Such an exciting time for you Smiley Happy

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on ‎11-12-2015 01:51 PM

Congratulations!  Love the colors you chose!  Please enjoy forever and ever...

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on ‎11-12-2015 01:52 PM

How exciting!  I remember when we bought our first home.  Believe it or not, I was 19 years old at the time.  We're in our 5th home now, and we couldn't be happier. 

 

You will find that homeownership is very different than renting.  Enjoy your home and the journey!!

 

Blessings!!

 

Karen McGary

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on ‎11-12-2015 02:44 PM

"Jane DeNoble and TJ demystified my unmarked fuse box, and labeled all of the switches (just imagine us screaming “the lights went off in the living room,” or “the lights just went off in the upstairs bathroom” lol). "


That's my favorite part of this story. That and the fact that the QVC hosts really seem to be there for each other, which I love.

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on ‎11-12-2015 02:47 PM

Congratulations for sure. You'll feel relieved when that last box of stuff is put away and you can enjoy your new digs. Gaining some financial equity also trumps a drawer full of rent receipts. 

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on ‎11-12-2015 03:32 PM

Congratulations! Very exciting! Your home looks beautiful.Enjoy!

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on ‎11-12-2015 04:12 PM

Wishing you many happy moments in your new home.

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on ‎11-12-2015 05:19 PM

May your home be filled with love, health and happiness. 🍾🍾🍾

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on ‎11-12-2015 05:30 PM

Congradulations! I am glad that you are staying as I love you on TV and when you talk about your family it sounds so cozy. Home is where you feel most comfortable and as you decorate it simply becomes yours. God Bless

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‎11-12-2015 07:27 PM - edited ‎11-12-2015 07:30 PM

Nothing like owning ur own house. Lots more room, lots of windows, light and bright. I grew up in the 1940s/50, and I studied typing and shorthand in high school - on the same manual typewriter that u have. My parents also had that same black rotary phone (that was the standard phone) - and the phone company charged extra for that every month on ur bill. Enjoy your new house. Sandy in California

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on ‎11-12-2015 07:36 PM

congratulations! I wish you many

years of good memories in your new home!

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on ‎11-12-2015 08:37 PM

Wow!  Congrates on your first home; I am so happy for you.  There's nothing like putting your stamp on your owm home.

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on ‎11-12-2015 08:40 PM
Congrats Rachel.. You deserve the very best. You have such a Great Heart. Enjoy
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on ‎11-12-2015 08:50 PM

What a great decision to buy. Very happy for you Rachel!Smiley Very Happy

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on ‎11-12-2015 10:30 PM

So happy for you!  I was a single career woman and finally purchased my first home at age 40.  I too was so happy and I loved every minute of decorating it and planting flowers and I started to enjoy cooking.  Well, my nesting must have shown because within two years I was engaged!  Now, that was not in my plan - but it is funny the way things turn out!  I am still happily married too.  By the way, love your plantation shutters, color scheme, and hardwood floors - enjoy!

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on ‎11-13-2015 12:51 AM

I wish you happiness and best of luck in your new home!  I love your color choices and decor.  And I am sure Bailey and Olivia like their new digs as well!  Love you as a host, Rachel!

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on ‎11-13-2015 05:32 PM

Love your color theme!  Beautiful!  Love your hardwood floors too!  Bet the kitties are having a ball exploring!  Congrats!  I know my home IS my castle. 

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on ‎11-14-2015 08:06 PM

Rachel I am so happy for you that you finally have your first home. It is such an awesome feeling to be able to do what you want in your own place. Enjoy it and im sure you will change things over and over again HA. It looks beautiful and I love the colors you picked for the paint. Best of luck in your NEW HOME

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on ‎11-14-2015 09:25 PM

Rachel, I am so HAPPY for you !!!  happy that you bought the new home but also that you are ready to take root.  its obvious you have formed wonderful bonds there.   i bought my parents home but the "moving" for me has been going through my parents things - decades of things.  i told you before about the encyclopedia, well to add to my "book table" i will be placing a very old globe. i appreciate your old phone and typewriter - very cool.   i wish you many blessings and happy times at your new home.  prayers for you !  Smiley Happy   God bless you and keep you always.

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on ‎11-14-2015 09:27 PM

Wishing you many years of happiness in your new home!

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on ‎11-14-2015 09:29 PM
Congratulations! I like it. Bailey and Olivia are very pretty.
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on ‎11-14-2015 09:32 PM

Congratulations Rachel on your first home!  How exciting for you!  You will have many years of making it "your own!"  Putting your own special touches on each room.  Here's to many years & many great memories in your new home!  Enjoy it!

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on ‎11-14-2015 09:48 PM
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Hi Rachel!!! so so happy for you. Lucky lady, jst in time for the Holiday decorations.. Alberti has a beautiful home, and he has the special touch to help, kerstin has good taste jst a more casual look, so u have those two to help, fun times! All the homes are beautiful there, I luv to see them,, thanks for sharing. Good luck , much happiness in your new home!  Regards, Bonnie C.
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on ‎11-14-2015 10:00 PM

How wonderful, Rachel! Congratulations on home ownership, may your new home nuture you and make you happy. 

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on ‎11-14-2015 10:11 PM

Congrats Rachel, your home is beautiful, love the colors you chose. You're going to have a wondeful time decorating !!!! Please keep the pictures coming.

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on ‎11-14-2015 11:00 PM

Congratulations Rachel !!!  Now enjoy your journey since you have planted roots. Love you and QVC and have for many years. Keep us posted....

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on ‎11-14-2015 11:11 PM

Love Love your rotary phone.

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on ‎11-14-2015 11:18 PM

So happy for you Rachel! Keep us posted. Glad you have so many wonderful friends to help you with things.Cat Happy

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on ‎11-15-2015 12:29 AM

Congrats on your new home...I love the colors you chose, so soothing and soulful!  I also love your kitties...they are

sooooo cute!  I bet they were very curious when you were packing and unpacking!  Our cats are always little busybodies whenever I open boxes of any kind...even my Q purchases! haha!

I hope you keep us posted as you get your rooms decorated, I would love to see your progress!

Good luck and may you make many memorable memories in your new home!!

 

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on ‎11-15-2015 05:54 AM

Wishing you much happiness and love in your new home

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on ‎11-15-2015 09:26 AM

Mazel tov! May you make many happy memories♥

 

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on ‎11-15-2015 10:31 AM

House is soooooo cute ... You will make wonderful memories there .. God Bless

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on ‎11-15-2015 02:21 PM

Rachel, I am soooooooooo happy for you!! I adore you and thank you for giving us a peek into your digs lol

Don't forget to let us see it when you're all done! Wishing you tons and tons of happy memories in your home!!!

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on ‎11-15-2015 04:08 PM

Congratulations Rachel! I wish you much happiness in your new home. But I have a question. How is it that you are "Sliding into 50?" You must be sliding backwards because you look like you are in your 30's!!!! All the best to you - Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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on ‎11-15-2015 04:29 PM

Congratulations Rachael! I wish you much happiness in your new home!

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on ‎11-15-2015 04:53 PM

Congratulations Rachel !

May your new home be blessed with

Love, Laughter, the warmth of True Friends

& Good times.

Pats to your Cats....They too will add to your

settling in & making your new enviorment a HOME

for all.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!

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on ‎11-15-2015 06:20 PM

Rachel, 

 

There's such a satisfying feeling walking barefoot across a floor or touching a wall & knowing "This belongs to ME!"  I'm so exceptionally happy for you. For not only buying your first cozy & lovely home but for also loving QVC enough to be able to do so.

 

I saw you from a distance when you were walking out of the studio building & I was walking in. I so much wanted to come over to say Hi & tell you how much I enjoy your laughter, insight & ease while presenting on the various shows. But, you were carrying a bouquet of flowers & walking with a gentleman & I felt I would intrude so I just smiled & kept walking.  knowing you'll be around with all the other wonderful Q hosts makes my heart warm. You're definitely one of my faves & I'm ever so glad you've put down those proverbial roots. Now, can't wait to see pics of that new fur baby! lol. Congratulations!!! 

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on ‎11-15-2015 08:09 PM

I bought my first home at 50 years old. It was so satisfying to do it all on my own. I wish you many happy memories in your new home.

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on ‎11-15-2015 08:50 PM

Congratulations, Rachel!  Wishing you peace, love, and happiness.  Oh, and a good strong heating system so you will be warm.

XOXO--

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on ‎11-16-2015 03:43 PM

Hi Rachel!

 

So happy for you and your new beginning!  It will feel like home in no time!  Love your color scheme..........you are a breath of fresh air at the Q and I wish you many, many years of love, good health and happiness.  You may remember we met at Calvary during the summer and we took a picture with Kerstin.  You are both adorable.  God bless! 

 

Terry

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on ‎11-16-2015 08:22 PM

Good for you...  We're the same age - and I remember my first home purchase..  I'm excited for you and the good memories that will be created in YOUR new home...  How very satisfying and rewarding.  Enjoy every moment... and yes, get a dog... hurry, run, don't walk.  The kitties will adjust.  Smiley Happy 

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on ‎11-16-2015 08:41 PM

So happy for you.  Your home looks beautiful.  I hope you make very many happy many happy memories there.  Cute cats.

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on ‎11-16-2015 10:07 PM

So happy for you Rachel, everything looks fresh and new, wish you the best. Get an alrm system, will cost you about $1.00 a day after installation.Love you cats. fay mcfarland

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on ‎11-20-2015 03:28 PM

Congratulations on your new home!  It is an exciting time.  Best wishes and I  love watching you on QVC!

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on ‎11-20-2015 07:31 PM

Congratulations! May you have only happiness inside your home.