Wow…. life has been hectic. Between trying to sell our first home, find a new one, start a new job, and quite a bit of traveling, open houses every weekend, life has been hectic. And, Just for the record… No, our home has not sold yet. I don’t recommend putting your house on the market right before Thanksgiving. The holidays are the WORST time to sell. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much choice with our timing since I’m relocating for work in just 2 weeks. My husband and I also found exactly where we want to live. Unfortunately, it’s over our budget. So, we’ve decided to rent for 6-9 months while we save up some more money, so we can live in our dream neighborhood and buy a fixer upper. In the meantime, our goal is to find a pretty condo with an ocean view. We may have found the place, but we need our home to sell first. Everyone send us your positive vibes and prayers!!!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’m ecstatic to only have three days of work this week! (Happy dance).. I’m also excited to share my top 5 favorite Thanksgiving tablescapes. I wish I had my own creative center piece to share with you this year, but unfortunately I have yet to have had the chance to host a thanksgiving dinner. My hope is that next year I will finally get the chance to host. (yeah I know… Says no one ever…) But I really do! I love hosting and having family and friends over. It makes my heart happy to see everyone together doing life.
In case you were wondering Why I have been MIA the past few weekends, it’s because I’ve been trying to get my house ready to be put on the market. As well as weekends being spent looking for a new home. That’s right.. We’re moving.
I’m really excited to share my story with you and why we decided to move after almost two years of living in our first home together in beautiful Orange County.
As always, happy weekend to you all! Today I’m sharing my Fall Decor (kind of a fall home tour, but just sharing some of my fall finds for those of you who want to decorate on a budget…. THANKS TARGET and Trader Joes. While I was doing my almost weekly Target visit I scored on some amazing FALL finds in the “dollar section.” I purchased some cloth napkins for $3 for a 2pack, an oversized fall scarf, that I’m using as a throw blanket in my living room (don’t judge me). and some cute fall stencils, and stickers. Not to mention there was tons of spring/summer items on sale! Today was a win.
This might be the first time I’ve actually finished my weekly blog post THIS early… I finally get a longish vacation starting on Saturday! Mexico hear come…. I can not wait, it’s much needed. I’m taking off 3 whole days of work (Unheard of for me!!) But enough about me bragging about my VK coming up. I have a super awesome DIY to share with you! If you read my blog post a few months back about my DIY peel and stick faux shiplap wall, you know that project was not my favorite…
It’s October! Can you believe it? This is by far my favorite season, and my favorite time to decorate the house. Fall leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, wood signs, orange and brown, did I say pumpkins everywhere, and a time to be thankful. I LOVE IT. As many of you know yesterday (Saturday October 1st) was my first official market, where I sold lots of my handmade items and refurbished antique style furniture. I was SO excited about it that I could Barely breathe. On my way to the market I told my husband I felt like I was going to throw up. (like the feeling you used to get before a really big sports game you were about to play in.) Well that was me…. This has been on my mind for a long time, and ever since I started blogging two years ago, it’s been a dream of mine. it’s been a long time comin’.
Happy Sunday! Was it just me or did this weekend go by wayyyyyy to fast. seriously it came and went. My husband and I had a busy weekend redoing our plank wall behind our tv. We decided to go for a more permanent look by using real wood. #shiplap. However, this entire past month has been filled with getting ready for my first market! (Oct 1st). I think I finally have a good inventory. I have a few finishing touchups to do, and I am still look for one more furniture piece to add to the collection. (only two weeks left to find it and give it a makeover).
I know, I know, It’s Wednesday ( Happy Hump Day)… Sundays are usually my post days, but this weekend came and went and didn’t leave any time for me to blog. Also, I apologize for not having posted my bathroom reveal! It’s still not don eyes. I had to postpone it while I’m working on prepping for my first vintage market! Which I have officially registered for October 1st!! I can not wait, it’s a dream come true, and shout out to my sister in law who is coming form AZ to help me for mental support ( I’m nervous)!
After some prayer, self talk, and a vacation to really think about my future, I have decided to take the plunge and pursue my year long dream of participating in a vintage market. I currently work full time at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders as a Therapist Liaison. I’ve always had a dream of starting my own business of buying and reselling furniture and DIYing lots of cool rustic artwork and farmhouse inspired decor. However with my full time job it’s tough to think about anything else after a long day of work. I love my job there and care so much about all of the people there, and I don’t plan to quit any time soon. Which means I’m going to have to become super woman and somehow juggle both, until maybe one day when a hobby can become a full time job.