Monday, September 30, 2013

The Chronicles of House Hunting

It's been a few weeks on the house hunt. After viewing just a few houses we found one we completely fell in love with. It was a tad over our budget but our mortgage lender assured we could afford it. As we put in our counter offer, he called. He made a huge mistake, it was not in our budget.  He didn't account for the taxes which I had sent him not once but twice. He was from a reputable mortgage company, and we were heart broken.  We quickly called another mortgage lender to see if we could make it work, but unfortunately the monthly payment was far to much so we had to walk away.

From then on every house hasn't compared. I still take a browse everyday and receive updates from our realtor, but we've decided to take a break on actively searching and seeing every house imaginable. We know there will be a perfect house out there for us, it's just a matter of when.

With that heart break I splurged on some items I've wanted for the apartment for awhile. Nothing fancy but this bar cabinet, a similar headboard to this, and this bedding.  I've been extremely happy with my purchases so far.  Now it's time to take on our spare bedroom.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Layers Meets Motorcycle Chic

Good Girl Gone Bad

Madewell sweatshirt / Madewell blue checked shirt / Trouvé collarless leather jacket / J.Crew pants / Steve Madden ankle booties / Tory Burch black crossbody handbag / Michael Kors pave bracelet / Warby Parker eyeglass

I've never been one to want to jump behind the wheel of a motorcycle with my hair blowing in the wind - in fact it terrifies me. But, I do love the inspired looks for those that do dare and the change in texture that leather accents bring to any outfit giving you a polished look ready to see where the night takes you.  Perhaps I'm channeling my inner Sandy from Grease - but this look has been a favorite for sometime and I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

House Hunting

I have some extremely exciting NEWS to share! After seven-years of monthly credit checks, my identity being stolen not once but three times (by the same person), and down sizing and getting rid the debt of 12 credit cards I finally got through the pre-approval process to own my first home!

I was so excited that I couldn't sleep and just spent hours looking at houses online last night.

While you are probably shaking your head saying 12 credit cards? Monthly credit checks?  To sum it up turning 18 came with an emotional shopping problem and a heaping amount of debt.

But now that is well gone and over with and lessons have been learned, Andy and I couldn't be happier.  I can't tell you how many countless hours I've spent watching HGTV- scouring every real estate site available browsing future houses. Now it is finally here!

Our official hunt starts tomorrow starting with a small home in a downtown we absolutely love.

Can't wait to share our house hunting journey with all of you!

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