May was a pretty tumultuous month. There were two deaths in Austin’s family, two close friends had family deaths, and another close friend was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident. If nothing else, I leave May with an accute reminder of my mortality. Quite literally one day you are here and the next day you are gone, and there’s no way of really knowing when that day is. Continue reading →
You can find this freakin’ sweet shirt HERE.
Hey yall hey! Long time no talk. I have another post planned to talk about where I’ve been and why I’m back in the game now but today I wanted to talk about the restorative power of not wearing makeup. I know we are in the midst of a makeup empowerment movement, if it can be called that. And I am all for people doing what they damn well please with their face and body. Cake it on baby! But for me, I needed a break. Continue reading →
I’ve been fairly silent on the topic of house hunting ever since our first contract fell through, but I can say now with a fair amount of certainty that we are officially moving in just over two weeks! Excited doesn’t even come close to explaining how I’m feeling. Continue reading →
When I first started drafting this post the closing date was going to be pushed back a month for repairs to the septic system. After the home owner saw the cost involved with the repairs he backed out. I’ll explain in more detail below, but at this point we have walk away from the house. Continue reading →
When Austin and I moved into together in our apartment we had about a month to get our shit together before moving. It was a lot of running around but we were very fortunate to receive a lot of help, both financially and otherwise, from our families. Our apartment wasn’t my idea of perfect as far decor goes but I was happy with what we were able to throw together. I wanted to enjoy the apartment and feel at home there but I also didn’t want to invest a great deal in to everything when I knew at some point we would be moving everything into a more permanent home.
I’m definitely a believer that every home has its own vibe; its own style that radiates from the space and influences how you furnish the space. The home we’ve bought radiates an earthly, woodland vibe. The home sits back off the main strip on .6 acres of land shaded by dozens of trees and down the road from wooded walking trails. By the time we move in there will only be about a month and half before the temperate drops so I don’t want to work too much on landscaping this year. That’s definitely a project that nature, and my wallet, will need to push to next year. As for the interior, I have plans to create a rustic oasis with touches of metallic accents and plenty of greenery.
I am planning to film quite a few videos following our process of turning the house into our home. I’ll be filming an empty house tour before we move in so you guys can see the bare bones we are working with. The next video will likely show how the living room comes together. I have the living room mostly figured out so it’s just a matter of moving in and buying the furniture. After that I’m not sure what room will be next. It’s going to depend on when I find the right pieces for each room. I’ve been hitting the yard sale circuits hard this summer looking to find the perfect pieces for our home at a discount. I can’t say it’s been super successful but I have found a few cute accent items.
We’ve also been checking out second-hand shops looking for something special no one else will have. There are probably 6 or 7 different second-hand shops in my mom’s neighborhood and we’ve come across many things we liked, but we have nowhere to put anything so at this point we are just crossing our fingers that the pieces we want won’t sell before we can buy them.
For some reason I’ve felt the urge to breath new life into older pieces with our home. While I am by no means opposed to buying things new I want to have items in our home with genuine character. I think the juxtaposition of rustic old wood accents with hints of gold and bright white (like the table above which I love) will do justice to the feel of the home without looking dated.
I know I won’t be able to tackle the entire house at once. The wonderful thing is that I don’t have to. This is our home for however long we want it to be our home. I’m excited to be on this new home owners journey with Austin and I can’t wait to start making new memories in a place that will be all our’s.