Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Last of South Beach.

I almost decided to let this go since it has been so long since we took our trip and to be honest it is a little embarrassing BUT I also know how much I dislike reading old posts and realizing that I never finished. So, I’ve decided to just do it. Granted there won’t be much of a recap since I’m old and my memory isn’t what it use to be ;) and pictures are always welcomed, right?! Besides we are under a severe weather warning for tomorrow (crazy snow storm, boo!) so these pictures are making me happy and kinda torturing me at the same time.

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Alcohol infused ice-cream?! Say it ain't so!

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Our last night we had dinner at Rosa Mexicano and our food was seriously incredible. They make the guacamole right in front of you!

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So yeah, that concludes my South Beach recap which is funny because I thought I had more pictures to share than I did.
I guess, that is what happens when you normally post 100 pictures a post.

Anyway, it's so crazy that Thanksgiving is this week.
My job is awesome and let's us out tomorrow at noon and then we're off Thursday and Friday which I'm so excited for!
I think I should also mention that this year flew so quickly and I know I say that every year but it really has flown.
I hope that you all have wonderful Thanksgivings! ♥

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

She's all ours!

We did it, we closed on Friday.

We’ve closed two times before this and this time was the smoothest.
We closed within 30 days (to lock in a low interest rate) which is not an often occurrence because anything can come up at the last minute.

Well, our “team” pulled it off and we were given the keys on Friday.
I didn’t take any pictures with my “big girl camera” but I did share two on Instagram.

Here she is!
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I’m so excited and can’t wait to move in! I'll try to take some before pictures before the painters come in to share.
Hope you all have wonderful weeks ♥

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday Evening Rambling.

I've been slacking over here. I know it, you probably know it. I just don't want to blog. Boo to me.
Some days I do get behind the computer to write, to read blogs and then I decide I don't want to do it.
I get up, head to the couch and just watch another episode of Parenthood on Netflix.

A lot has been happening over here which is why I'm not really understanding my silence.
But I think everyone needs a break from things they love sometimes.
And that break is happening to my blog whilst not planned.

So what's happening over here?
I guess, we can talk about the easy things because the harder things make me want to crawl up in a bowl of ice-cream and stay there for a while.

House buying the second time around is so different.
At least for me since the first time around I didn't want to do it.
Poor Sean had to convince me on why it was a good investment, blah, blah, blah.

This time around I was all in because after owning a home and going back to apartment living you realize all the perks you miss out on.
Like letting Izabella's poop chill in the yard for a few days without any worries.
And not having to sleep with a broom nearby, you know, that way you can remind the upstairs tenants just how not happy you are with them.
I do remember spending a lot of money on a roof at our old house and being so mad that I couldn't spend it on clothes and shoes.
But ask me now the last time I went shopping. I have no idea. I don't want to shop either! Like at all.

I think un-employment made me realize that I just don't need anymore stuff.
Shopping to me is like a reward. You work then you get to shop.

When I was unemployed the joy of shopping disappeared and although I won't go as far to say that shopping doesn't thrill me anymore, I just don't have to do it as often anymore. I hope Sean doesn't read this post and hold it against me for that one day I decide that I just have to have those killer pair of stilettos.

OK, back to the house hunting thing. Clothes & shoes always put me off topic.

You also realize just how different you are as individuals and what each other wants in a home.
Since I wasn't really into it the last time around I didn't care much about what we bought.
I had some criterias though. Small house, small yard and somewhat updated. I just didn't want to have to worry about upkeep.
Because I didn't care I didn't realize the type of homes Sean actually likes.

He likes the Stepford wives kind of neighborhood, new built homes, while I'm all about old homes with character with what I call a "real" neighborhood. In the end, he realized that I was right, hahahaha. I know it is not classy to laugh at ones own joke but I couldn't help it there. But truly it was a compromise and we're both really happy with our decision.

But yeah, right now, I'm excited for us to live in our new house and for us to make it our own.
Granted, we won't actually move in until January that way we can paint and move things in slowly, on our time.

I will say that one of the important things I did learn from our first house is that this time around I'm going to do it room by room.
None of this, "I need to get this room done right now!" Taking our time this time around is what we're about.

We also realized that when we moved to PA we kinda gave a lot away.
You know the important things like a snow blower, lawn mower, etc.
We figured, hey, we don't need to take this stuff with us to an apartment.
We're regretting those decisions now because we're starting fresh all over again.
There goes shoes and clothes for like six months.

November is a special month for us because on Thursday we celebrate 5 years of marriage! Woo-hoo! Very excited for that and the fact that I get to live life with Mr. Sean. He is truly one of a kind and I love him a lot, a lot. This year has definitely been very, very emotional for us but together we're going along with the bumps. I know that I owe an entire post to that since it was in July that things just hit us over our heads but I'm sure when I'm ready you'll all be the wiser.

Let's see. What else can I share tonight?

I celebrated 6 months at my job on the 28th of October. Granted, I know that isn't a big deal but when you're unemployed for 7 months in a new state with no friends and family you realize just how much a job means to you. And I absolutely LOVE it. I enjoy what I do and I hope I can do it for many years to come.

So we close on the 14th, God's Willing and I'll start the whole sharing house stuff which might be fun.

If it takes forever, forgive me. I just get moments when I want to share everything and then times when I just want to keep everything to myself.
So yeah, there's an update that you could have probably done without but I hope you're all doing well! XOXO ♥

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Winery Fun.

On my birthday weekend, Sean and I decided to go to the winery for some wine tasting. I love that there are several where we live and that we can go whenever the urge hits. We enjoyed a complimentary tasting of six wines. One of the wines I tried was made out of pure blueberries and it was delicious. It tasted just like, you guessed it, blueberries. I ended up purchasing a bottle of it.

I'm thinking that I'll pop it open our first night in our new house. Yes! We put an offer on a house that weekend and after some back and forth, we got it! We had the inspection last Saturday and we're waiting for the appraisal to come in. God's Willing we close on the 14th of November :).

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I hope that you're all having a great week!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oktoberfest.

A few Saturdays ago, after an eventful day of house hunting, we decided to check out Oktoberfest in our town.
I love that our town holds all sorts of cute events such as this one.

We were starving by the time we arrived and Sean wanted to try some German food.
We ordered meals that sounded good to us. As for taste, not that great.

I’m thinking it was because it was sitting out a little longer than it should have but we were starving so we ate every bit.

Here are some pictures I took of the event.

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This guy photobombed me so good :)
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