Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We're getting married!

I have very exciting news to share (that you may already know if you follow me on instagram)...
WE'RE ENGAGED!

I had a pretty solid idea that it was coming, but he still managed to surprise me. I'll give you all the details soon, but the proposal was very sweet and the ring is exactly what I've always wanted. Not to mention the fact that I'm pretty smitten with the guy as well!

We're thinking a smallish wedding somewhere in the Hill Country as soon as possible. Given the fact that I will be moving both my office and our house practically simultaneously and fall is our busy season, "as soon as possible" will likely be early 2014. 

We're one week in and I've already downloaded four wedding apps, found a dress designer that I love, and my pinterest board is starting to burst at the seams.  It's all very overwhelming but in the best possible way. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Done Deal


It's official! We are homeowners!

It's been an exciting and busy week. We closed on Thursday, the POD was delivered Saturday, we packed up D's stuff Sunday, and he was officially living with me by Monday.

We're obviously beyond excited but have to temper the excitement for a month since we decided to lease it back to the seller until mid-August. Let me tell you... it's no fun to get a new toy and not be able to play with it, but since I have my apartment until September it was a no-brainer financially. Boo to grown up decisions!

In the meantime, here are some photos of our new home!

Still crazy to think that this is ours!

 D's three wish list items were 1) a bar, 2) a three car garage, and 3) on a cul-de-sac. I think this was the only house we looked at that had all three.

This room is right off the kitchen and will eventually get new tile. 

 Pool = a must in Texas. We will eventually have to redo the stone around the pool and want to extend the fence to include the driveway.

 The laundry room has a strange drip stall off to the side. We're not sure what to do with that quite yet. My mom has taken to calling it the moose shower. 

 Guest room.

 Work out room- will definitely be painting this guy.

 Master bedroom. We eventually want to close in the area where the built in is and make a "his" closet out of it.

 Master bath in all it's 80's glory. Sidenote: does carpet in bathrooms skeez anyone else out??

 Our very first project once we move in will be the closet. We are taking out everything and starting from scratch with Elfa. 

 Second bath. This will also be one of the first projects. I will be quite excited to rip that wallpaper down. 

It's hard to see, but the border has little cucina dolls. I would have enjoyed being a fly on the wall when the original owners picked out this wallpaper. "Yep, this is The One. The Indian dolls just give that quirky feel that we're going for." 

Kitchen. We probably won't do much in here other than replace the faucet and the cooktop. 

Weird angle of the kitchen. BUT... double. ovens(!!) Something about double ovens makes me feel like such a grown up.

Since I can't actually get my hands ON the house, I've been getting my hands on plenty of goods FOR the house. The corner of my office has become my pre-move storage area.
I would say that my wallet will be thankful once we actually move in and I'm too busy to online shop, but I think the money will go just as quickly to the likes of Home Depot and Lowe's!

So there you have it! Let the countdown begin!