Thursday, December 26, 2013

Roller Coaster of Emotions..

I didn't get a chance to pop by yesterday and with everyone a Merry Christmas! I hope that you all had a fantastic day with the ones you love. I know we had a wonderful low-key day with our little family. 

Now, on to the really exciting stuff!

The title says it all, really. We have been on a complete whirlwind of emotions with this short sale. There has been a lot of crying (mostly me) and quite a bit of arguing (that one is on both of us, this home buying stuff is STRESS-FUL.) 

Well, all of this waiting has finally started to pay off! We heard from our relator and our offer was (finally) accepted. There were some stipulations that went along with it, of course, but we are happy to oblige. Okay, maybe a little bit less than happy, but we still obliged.

We had a few issues, it being the Holidays and all, with the city inspection. But Nick worked some magic and we managed to put that on hold for the time being. That along with one other, kind-of-huge, issue popped up before we were able to schedule a closing date. 

Nick got the phone call this morning, and we officially have the green light, GO GO GO! 

It feels like we can finally breathe again. *sigh* Feels good. Obviously we're both ecstatic and can not wait to bring in the new year with such huge changes! 

I took a screenshot off of Google Street View of the house. We don't have any pictures, but don't worry, once we're in, there will be an entire Virtual House Tour and floor plan reveal. 

Can I get a HOORAY?!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Wish List 2013

Since there are only 9 days until Christmas, I thought that I would take a minute to share my Holiday wish list with you!

This is the first year in a while that I've actually been able to put together a wish list for Christmas. Normally if I want something I just buy it for myself. Nick and I have both been cutting back on spending and trying to stick to our "strict" budget to save our pennies for the house.

2013 Wish List

Christmas Wishlist

King comforter / OXO kitchen gadgets tool / Wall art / - Clear Recycled Glass Soap Dispenser w/ Rustic Stainless... / Magasin Dish Drainer: Everything Else / Clover Large Pom Pom Maker: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

Kind of boring, I know. I guess that's what happens when you "grow up". There were a few other things that I had on my Amazon list, like birch tree candle holders, and a new coffee pot. 

Basically everything is for our future home. Oh, except those pom-pom makers that I still haven't bought myself. Maybe Santa will put them in my stocking for me? And that gorgeous print off of Etsy. That isn't the one that I had originally wanted, but it's by the same artist and is equally as beautiful! It would look so lovely hanging in our bedroom, or possibly a hallway somewhere?

The dish drainer is from IKEA, we've been using a gross plastic one that is well passed its prime. The cool recycled glass soap dispenser is actually for our dish soap. I've been working on de-cluttering out kitchen counters recently. (Been making real strides in that department..the toaster even has a place in a cupboard now, instead of permanently out on display! Little victories!) I think it looks cool and sort of modern-y but still very classic cottage. Just try and envision it sitting next to a big ol' industrial pull down faucet, with a white farmhouse sink. Can you see it? Great!

Even though there are things that I am dreaming of getting on Christmas morning, I am very thankful for everything that I currently already have! My amazing family, a healthy baby (GASP she isn't a baby anymore! Now she's a toddler! Walking and everything!) and a loving fiance. We're pretty lucky, and it is always good to take time and appreciate the things you have in your life. Maybe take some time to sort through your old winter clothes, toys, housewares, and donate them! 

Happy Holidays everyone!