If I haven’t told you, or if you’re just really behind, we live in Alaska.
It’s cold and it’s actually been snowing all day today! It’s beautiful and I’m in love with their Target. We moved here 3 weeks ago ( I think- my calendar is in storage) and have been staying in someone’s house. It’s nice and free and a huge gigantic blessing.
But you know, I want my own house!
We made an offer on house #1.
No. They took another offer.
House #2. No. (?) It’s been 36 hours and we haven’t heard from them. No yes or no, not even a counter offer. Makes a lot of sense, right? Good communication skills here. Updated- They just made an offer. But I don’t like it.
House # 3. Still Waiting…. I can feel it in my bones though. If we don’t get this house I am taking it as a sign that buying a house right now just ain’t happening.
It would probably be wise, if you believed in “jinxing” things, to not post this until I know we got the house. But I can’t help it. Just like the previous two places, I have decorated it in my head. First purchase will be a baby gate for the stairs. So exciting. Then I will work on hanging the television from the wall and having a corner for Lucas’ toys and books and getting some cute matching nightsands for the master bedroom.
My question for you, dear sweet readers, is are any of you HGTV savvy? Are you good at decorating, seeing “old” things in a “new” light and putting pieces together? If so- I think you might be able to help me with my new house and I think it might be fun!
We are moving into a place with no (big) furniture except for our bed, our TV, our couches and Lucas’ crib. Because remember, we moved to the North Pole. And my feet are cold. Most of our rooms are going to need new decorations, paint, furniture and such! Would you like to help me decorate? I thought it might be fun to post pictures and get your ideas and suggestions as to what I could do with the space, what furniture would look good there, etc. What do you think? Who here is good at that stuff? Do you have any ideas for how we could do this?
I won’t do every room because this is the internet and I don’t want my house on the internet. But, for example, little parts of rooms maybe. The pantry in the kitchen needs work and I need to figure out how to store everything and be organized with it. There is a weird “thingy” in the bathroom that I’m not sure what to do with. When I post these things you could leave me comments with ideas or, what if I put up Mr Linky and let you do what you wanted with it on your own blog?! Then everyone could see and get ideas as well.
We could also do a “decorating blues” thing where we post common decorating/house problems, such as how to make room out of a small space, or what to do with a blank large wall, or things like that. Then we could all post our own ideas and get ideas from others on common issues!
Thoughts? I also need a fancy name for this project/idea.
I would obviously post before and after pictures!
My first project is Lucas’ room. If we make it this far, we’ll go from there and I’ll ask for some inspiration! I have to figure out what colors I want to paint the walls and I’d like to something fun besides just solid colors on all walls. Color’s I’d like in his room: orange, blue, brown, green, red.. not all of those obviously, those are just some I like!
HGTV if you’re reading the answer is yes. You may come into my house and decorate it for me. You don’t have to beg, really.
A final thought, what is your #1 deal breaker when buying/renting a house? What’s the most important thing to you? Monthly payments, square footage, number of bedrooms, garage.. I would really love to hear your thoughts!