My Life

An offer has been made.

Brandon and I are buying our first house. Tonight we met with our realtor and signed a contract. We’ll find out soon (tomorrow night?) if it’s been accepted. We may soon be official home owners! How grown up of us.

Oh, and hi. I’m Nicole Balch, although I’m better known as the owner of Pink Loves Brown.

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  • Pimp'Pommette
    June 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    What a lovely story!!! :)
    I’ve read all your blog this afternoon!
    I’m beginning the same adventure, we (my Chéri and I) are buying a house! ;)
    We already bought a flat, but, it’s definitely not the same work!
    I will follow your updates! <3
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  • Sarah
    September 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Hi, I’m a fan of your blog and I sort of recently started mine and was curious to what your first post looked like. You’ve come a long way and ahhhh it was all the way back in 2007!! Check back on my blog in 4 years and see if I’ve accomplished anything as a designer haha! Thanks for being an inspiration!


  • diianamariie
    September 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Nicole! I just spent the last 2 weeks at work going backwards through your life in the last 4 and half years, after discovering your website.
    I think you’re fantastic and it was the coolest to go through everything the wrong way! You have such a flair for understated, fabulous finds and have rekindled my previously buried passion for all things pink.
    Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to keep reading your blog & watching you and your family grow (which actually sounds kind of creepy, but I mean it in a totally non-creepy way).

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  • Carla Sumka
    February 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wait, so that house you’ve been living in and blogging about you were renting? Oh my gosh. Whoever moves in next will be so lucky to have the inspiration you’ve left there. Great luck with your move!

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      February 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Oh dear- ignore my earlier comment, I think I jumped to your last page (previous entries) and got confused. I’m an idiot. I love your house though :)

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