We signed the contract for it Monday and are having our home inspection TODAY!
I can't believe how quickly everything is going now that we have found a house we love.
The last few weeks have been uber stressful since our apartment lease is up at the beginning of July but we had to notify the apartment complex 60 days before moving out (beginning of May). Time was running out. We were at the point of either finding a house reallll quick or staying in the apartment for another year.
We looked at eight houses in one day. Not gonna lie, that day transpired from complete excitement to a major headache by the end of the home tour. Only one house blew us away though.
It was an older home, vacant, freshly painted in neutral colors, move-in ready, super amazing accents, a huge master bedroom suite and had a FABULOUS garden. Those were merely the small bonuses though. (Yes, an old home was a bonus for us.)
We're waiting to actually close on the house before we show photos or write much about it, as we're still trying to guard against loving it too much (sometimes things don't go as smoothly as hoped). Granted, I have already designed the "We've Moved" postcards with the new address so I guess we're not guarding our hopes too much.
We are so ready to move into the house and transform it into a home. The Pinterest boards have been filled, revamping lists have been created / prioritized and our minds have been racing with tons of ideas. But it will all have to wait until the final documents have been signed.
With the crazy and stressful month we've had, I haven't had hardly any time to read about my bloggin' buddies lives. Please know that I miss y'all and can't wait to catch up soon!!
Obviously the next few weeks will be crazy still because of the house goings-on as well as another big adventure we'll be embarking on (we'll discuss later), but no worries. A few of my favorite bloggers will be taking over Jitney's Journeys in our absence to keep y'all entertained and challenged.
Do you have any suggestions for new homeowners / people who are buying their first home? What was your biggest joy and challenge in the process?
Hopefully, you are outside enjoying this beautiful weather on this lovely first day of Spring. Maybe you're painting your fingernails super-fresh colors like this:
Or maybe you're out picking big, bountiful flowers for those awesome vases:
Whatever you're doing, you are probably either delighting in or dreading spring cleaning. To make it a little more exciting, JD and I decided to share our Cleaning List with you from our Newlywed Organization Book I designed last year (you know, the one I've been meaning to put up on Etsy... one day).
This printable (in color for you savvy families out there OR in black & white for those penny-pincher newlyweds) will be free for your printing pleasure on our blog until the end of March. Spread the love via Pinterest, Facebook or whatever you'd like! It's just one step closer to making our world into a cleaner world. :) Enjoy!
P.P.S.: The document should open in a different tab (Adobe tab, to be exact) and you can download the file from there free of charge. If not, well, please email us here. JD knows how to do all of this techie stuff but he's at work in the midst of me posting this. Fingers crossed.
*As of April 9, The Cleaning List Printable has been placed in our Etsy shop! Come visit us here!!