Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hey there, have you guessed my news yet? Well... the wait has ended... the super duper good news that I've waited an epic (maybe not epic but longer than expected) long time to share is that.... my fiance and I got a house! It all happened rather quickly and was a surprise even to me at first because my fiance had me look at the place and then when we were walking around the basement he shared the splendid news that we were there to sign the paperwork! It was love at first sight for me and from what I've gathered, my fiance felt the same way (...another woman? How dare him.). It has hardwood floors throughout (swoon), an all brick fireplace, large windows in the living room, a sunroom, and a huge basement! Not to mention that it is in a really cute neighborhood in a good location so basically I am one happy lady! It has been and definitely will continue to be a lot of work -- we're still moving, unpacking, arranging, organizing, cleaning, decorating (barely started this), and in the continuous process of buying furniture (thank the craigslist gods and my wonderful parents!). Thus far I've seen 5 spiders (one was attacked by the Halo beast), smacked myself in the face with a kitchen cabinet once, felt like I was being put into a guillotine by a dresser, mistook falling acorns for a burglar, have 3 mysterious bruises and cuts on both hands, and re-arranged our bedroom three times. It still doesn't feel quite real even with buying furniture and cleaning the place, I think I will forever feel like a kid playing with my barbie house but barbie doesn't have to pay rent or utilities (how often did your Barbie stress out about the gas bill at the kitchen table? My guess is zero...). I have to say my interest in buying clothes has become overpowered by my desire to have a cute couch, new big screen tv, decorative pillows, a ton of etsy prints, etc! I can't wait till the house comes together but I have to say, it is pretty fun doing all this stuff and it is all really time consuming - in a good way! I also can't wait to plan a housewarming party but it is going to have to wait until we at least get a little more settled. I will have more pictures, stories, and loot posts to share soooon but for now I've gotta start making dinner and we've got to tackle the 7 still unopened boxes of clothes that belong to my fiance -- whoever said that men don't like buying clothes is a flippin' liar. Come at me with cleaning, organization, recipes, and tips (and places) for shopping with a tight budget because I need them all. Speaking of clothes, keep a lookout for my shop because I will be listing lots of clothes and shoes here soon.



The closet picture is my closet mid-progress, it is pretty much done now with the exception of my shoes which I have no idea how to properly organize. The last picture is the progress we're making in our living room (note the Halo beast).

18 comments :

Courtney Erin said...

That's so exciting and wonderful!!!! Congrats!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Amber said...

woo hoo! Many congrats on the house! Thats awesome news and I'm really happy for the both of you. I am looking forward to some home decorating posts soon :)

Anita riot said...

awwwwwwsome!!!! :))))))) congrats to you guys! that's so great the house sounds AHMAHZING!! just fabulous! i cant wait to see more pictures. I know how you feel...kind of. me and my boyfriend recently decided to move in together and we found the peferfect apartment in the center of vienna, perfect amazing lovely and we had soooooooooo much work to do and we are not even done yet, i am still not moved in (doing that in november) so to me it is still so unreal too. So I know how exciting it is, it must be even more amazing when you have your own HOUSE! sound so great! the work will all be worth it in the end! :) I'm super stoked for you guys :)

xx
Anita

Laura Go said...

Congratulations on the new house!!!! Hoooooray! Despite the spiders and the mysterious bruises (from moving, mayhaps?) I am sooooo glad that you are happy, lady! And I am so jelly that you are shopping for house stuffs! Make sure they're documented on the blog. Or else, they didn't happen.
♥ laura
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Andrea said...

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Honeysuckelle said...

@Courtney Erin

Thank you! The excitement has yet to wear off!

<3Rachel

Honeysuckelle said...

@Amber

Hehe, thank you so much. I can't wait to share some of the decorating pictures, my fiance and I still have so much to do but rooms are slowly coming together in pieces.

<3Rachel

Honeysuckelle said...

@Anita riot

Thank ya, thank ya! I really like our little house, I need to take more pictures of it! Moving in together is always exciting and always a lot of work (my boyfriend is hanging curtains right now as I type this although it has been taking him a realllly long time...). I'm so glad to hear you guys found the perfect place and I want pictures :) Good luck on your move in November! Thanks again sweetie and best of luck to you and your manz on the new place.

<3Rachel

Honeysuckelle said...

@Laura Go

Thank you! I don't even mind the bruises or the spiders, I'll take it all for this place. I'm pretty sure the bruises were from the dressers, those things were tricky to move. The shopping for house stuff has been so much fun, I'm loving every second of it. I will be making a loot post for home decor soon (hopefully).

<3Rachel

Honeysuckelle said...

@Andrea

Thank you, I was so glad to get a bigger closet, it almost holds all of my clothes (almost haha). I will check out your blog. Thanks for the comment.

<3Rachel

Nnenna said...

That is super exciting, congratulations! It is so fun to have a whole new space to decorate- can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Honeysuckelle said...

@Nnenna

Thank you! I love having a space to decorate although decorating a space much bigger than I'm use to is not cheap -but it is definitely fun! I can't wait till everything comes together so I can share pictures, I love talking home decor. Thanks for your comment and well wishes, congrats on your new place as well!

<3Rachel

ShyScout said...

Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting. Your house looks adorable. How fun!! I wish I had a house to decorate. For now pinterest will have to suffice. You lucky lady. Please don't let your house attach you any more though! Yikes. haha.

Arielle-HumblePieVintage said...

I thought I already commented on this, but I guess not! hah

Congrats on the new house! I'm so happy for you and your fiance. Having your own place is such an amazing thing. You'll be less stressed and feel more comfortable. You deserve this fo sho.

Honeysuckelle said...

@ShyScout

Thank you so much. It is a lot of fun decorating and you will have your own place to decorate one day. Pinterest is full of inspiration isn't it? Haha, I'm a bit clumsy so it's my lack of grace and a bit of a house attack.

<3Rachel

Honeysuckelle said...

@Arielle-HumblePieVintage

I do that all the time, I think I make actual comments fully in my mind and then think they are somehow going to translate to a real comment. Thank you! Today has been a good day in the terms of stress but there have been some days I've really been wanting to get into the cooking sherry. It is so nice not having to live with someone I can't stand and feel like I have some privacy again. Thank you so much, you're so sweet.

<3Honeysuckelle

wait until the sunset said...

YAAAAAAAAYYYY!!! A HOUSE!!! I'm so excited for you guys Rach! xxx

Honeysuckelle said...

@wait until the sunset

It is exciting getting your first place, it is so nice to finally feel at home, sometimes it still doesn't feel real!

<3Rachel

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