Another month gone by, I cannot believe it. And to be quite honest, life hasn’t slowed down one bit. Part of me loves that, the other part of me wishes it would. However, I don’t think it will until May 1. Ah well. Lots of news and life updates happening around these parts.
The reason things have been so busy is because we’ve been in house hunting mode. Originally, my lease was up at the end of March, but there was too much going on with weddings, traveling, and work to even fit in a big move. The process of trying to find a place can be real daunting, especially when you have such requirements that include affordability and having at least 3 bedrooms. (I have Biscuitdog and he has three cats.) The first few places we sought out were a real let down. It was difficult to not become discouraged pretty quickly as we felt we would never find something. Then, magically, the universe presented the most adorable house to us in a cute neighborhood late one night. Within five minutes of taking the tour, we put down a deposit and let out a huge sigh of relief.
It might not look like much from the outside, but I am so in love with it. It’s got 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room area, kitchen, dining room, foyer, and a Florida room in the back that extends the entire width of the house. There is also a huge fenced in yard which I’m almost positive is going to be a dream come true for Biscuitdog. It’s all wood floors throughout and has so much natural light coming in. I could just squeal with excitement.
Even though we have a month to go until the move in date, we’ve already begun hunting for furniture and treasures. This morning we got up at 9am and headed out to some local thrift spots and consignment shops. Once again the universe was sending us magical energy as we found the most wonderful vintage couch for only $85. The photo above isn’t really doing it justice as the sunlight makes it look extremely faded. But, it’s actually in perfect condition. I think there must have been plastic on top of it for decades. We also scored a rad table and chairs, and a chair for my writing room. One of the wonderful things about Brett is that he has similar taste to mine, and only wants to decorate and furnish the house with vintage and antique pieces. It’s so rare to find a guy who is actually into that type of style, and I am so happy that he is one of them.
Naturally, I’m becoming obsessed with scouring the internet for a bit of decor inspiration. Earlier this evening, I fell into the black hole known as Pinterest. I think I lost two hours of my life without realizing it. My desktop is quickly becoming covered with photos. I was going to share a few on the post, but I always feel bad about re-posting images from Pinterest as they never have the source info. I’m also seriously swooning over the home tours on Elsie and Danielle’s blogs.
If you have any recommendations for good decor inspiration or home tours, share them in the comments!