September 18, 2015

I Feel Like Gabbing Today - House Edition

** I have no idea how often I will post this feature. It is a work in progress. I do however know that I want to share with you the very random thoughts that pop into my head and chat with you about them. Many are bookish thoughts and many are not. I feel like I don't have enough discussion type posts on the blog so I am giving this a whirl. Some days I will talk about a specific topic and sometimes I will just throw some random thoughts at you. So please sit back, relax, and take a second to chat with me today.

Adventures of a New Homeowner

1. My husband and I were originally living on camping chairs in our living room because we threw out our one old couch that we owned when we moved because it was literally falling apart. After a month and a half we finally got a couch and we LOVE IT! We got it on sale during Labor Day weekend. It is in our finished basement which is going to be our media room.
It is comfy, big, and we love it!
2. We only have like 8 more boxes to unpack. We are so close I can almost taste it.

3. Making a house feel like a home is a LOT of work, especially when you have the bare minimum of furniture and decor to begin with.

4. My little library is up and almost complete! Since I know you all love anything bookish... here are some pictures!
I used to only have two bookcases, but now I have three! I think I still need more... I also got my very own reading chair AND we finally had space to put up my HP poster! <3
5. Home Depot is slowly becoming our new favorite store. Not only did we not own a lot of tools and such because we have only lived in small apartments, we have had a couple of minor things go wrong since we moved in. A very clogged sink in the kitchen, a leaky faucet in the bathroom downstairs, some burnt out bulbs (this one was easy to fix), a front screen door that got stuck when latched all the way, and some other little projects. Nothing too bad, and we did make sure to put some money aside for an emergency fund to always have now so I am not too worried.

6. I spend so much of my free time working on putting my house together or actually working at my two jobs that I haven't been reading nearly as much! Well, that is about to change soon since my house is almost put together! I also haven't been putting much effort into my blog as of late and I am working on some fun posts to make up for that! I just want you to know that I have no plan to stop blogging or reading in any future, near or far.

7. This right here is one of my favorite things we put together for the house.
We decided to make a little coffee/breakfast nook in our kitchen to free up counter space and to highlight our love of coffee.
8. My husband and I both work late several nights a week, but we leave the house when it is light out. We soon discovered that we MUST turn on the outside light for when we come home, otherwise we can't see and there are steps by our back door where we come in, very unsafe without a light on. My husband is really good at remembering this, I am not.

18 comments:

  1. It is amazing how much money and time you spend on a new house after the purchase price. It's fun and distressing at the same time. Home Depot does become your new BFF. The coffee station you set up - hell yes! It reminds me of a cute B&B. love it!

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    1. Right?!?! If only money grew on tress. Thanks!

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  2. Ah! Congrats on everything in your new house :D It looks awesome. I'm on a house hunt right now too.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Good luck with the hunt! It is so much fun and a little stressful. :D

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  3. It looks amazing! I'm sure your new house would look fantastic :D I love your little library because everything looks so neat, and your books look good in the shelves. Unlike mine, my shelf sort of broke and my books nearly collapsed :( But I hope to fix that soon! Thanks for sharing this Kay! <3

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. Thanks so much Jillian! I hope you get your shelf fixed soon!!! Although it happens a lot, having no place for my books/messy shelves can drive me crazy.

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  4. Congrats on your new home! I love seeing your updates about how things are coming along, and how you're decorating! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! There is so much still to be done, but I am having a blast.

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  5. Love your bookshelves! It's so exciting to get everything set up and make it your own isn't it? So glad you'll be having more time for reading soon -- I am sure you have missed it very much :)

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    1. I have missed it very very much. Being an adult is such hard work! ;)

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  6. AHHHHH I love seeing your new house come together! That couch is SO NICE and so is that reading area! And LOVE the kitchen cart - I actually got one for my new apartment so were twins again! I can totally relate to what you are going through - on a slightly smaller scale since I don't have to fill a house - but my reading has definitely taken a hit too - but I'm pretty much moved in so I should be back at it. Yay new house! Congrats again :) :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole!! It doesn't even surprise me that we have similar things in our home. We are that awesome.:D I want to put aside some time just to read my little heart out. You should do the same.

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  7. Your furniture and bookcases look great!! You guys are good homeowners -- we still have so much crap that we need to set up and we've been living there for two years haha! It all looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks!!! We still have crap too, don't worry. :)

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  8. I Love you reading chair and poster, the bookcases are very nice too :) Love reading nooks! CONGRATS on the house :)

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