Monday, May 20, 2013

Exciting News!

Mostly exciting news for me, but also kinda for you too! You see, dear friends, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes over in these parts. The year-long lease for our current apartment ended earlier this month, but we had the hardest time figuring out what to do with ourselves! (Don't worry, I haven't been homeless, just taking our lease month-to-month) The choices we faced were renewing our lease, finding another apartment to rent, or Chrissy buying a place (this was a serious option!). Each choice had a pro and a con; we love the location of our current house, and the price can't be beat, but the house is outdated meaning high utility bills and uneven floors (it feels like a fun house). On the other hand, we weren't finding any places for rent around the same area with a similar price-point, so renting elsewhere wasn't looking doable. We actually did go to see some houses for sale, but nothing really fit right.

Even though we were only here for a year, a lot of love and effort went into this place!

It started to seem like we were out of luck. We had almost resigned ourselves to renewing our current lease when the most perfect house went up for rent. It was two blocks away from our current house, slightly smaller but much more updated, we could still have a yard and garden, and the price was right. We practically jumped with joy and immediately contacted the renter. Joy turned to anxiety, however, when the landlord let us know he would be having an open-house to show the place to several interested people. Eek, no! Eager to make it known we wanted the place, we were the first ones there during the open house, rental applications already filled out and checkbooks in hand. Long-story short, after a lot of waiting, a successful third-roommate hunt, and many hours spent obsessively refreshing Gmail, this past Saturday we signed the lease and it's officially ours!! -Insert goofy happy dance here-


We'll move in the beginning of June and then get to work making it our own! This is where the exciting news for you comes into play: I fully intend to dust off all those abandoned DIY ideas I've pinned over the years and bring them to life. We already have plans to put in a garden and re-style the back patio, and I'll be sharing everything here with you! So, get excited for some serious DIY in the upcoming months, I know I already am :)


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9 comments:

  1. Aw, yay! I'm so excited for you :) sounds like a wonderful little home! I'm glad you were able to get it! I'm moving out soon and I'm definitely doing tons of DIY!!!!!!

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    1. Awesome!! As much as I hate packing/unpacking, I love starting over at new place and getting to do all new decorating. I hope you post some of your DIYs so I can get some inspiration!

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  2. woo-hoo! i miss that specific high i used to get with my roommates when we found a great place on craigslist. house hunting is the best and the worst! glad you got a happy ending!

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  3. So exciting! So many possibilities!

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  4. HAHA LOVE the gifs, that definitely shows perfectly how excited you are. yaaay congrats on getting the house!! a few weeks ago i was obsessively trying to find an apartment in seattle, so i definitely feel you on the whole anxiously refreshing gmail =P

    xo Marlen
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  5. Haha, I just got super excited the moment I spotted the GIFS - Supernatural and Fresh Prince of Bel Air = LOVE.

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    1. Haha I just discovered how to add GIFs and now I might be obsessed! They're just so much fun!

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  6. I am going to be looking for a new place in the next few months too, congrats on your new place! Your garden from your current one looks awesome!
    Hope you're having a great day!
    xo Hannah

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