We bought at house!
It sounds so easy doesn't it? Let me be a little more specific: we searched for, found, had inspected, received financing for, and officially closed on A HOUSE! Our official close date was December 2nd so we've actually had it for over a week now. We had a few things to take care of pre-moving in like installing insulation in the attic, but we're hoping to schedule our movers for this weekend. Weather permitting - and moving in December adds another snowy dimension that we have never dealt with before since we've always moved in either August or September.
This time around (you know, as veteran second-time homebuyers), we have far fewer large scale DIY projects to get out of the way before we move in. Last time, we repainted a bunch of rooms, ripped out second floor carpet (gross.), and completely demo'd and reinstalled a master bedroom closet. This time we're working with a house that was just flipped and the seller did a great job at making it totally modern and liveable. The attic insulation had to happen because before we closed on the house, the seller had vermiculite insulation (i.e. an insulation type from the 50's that contains asbestos) removed because our plan is to create a master bed and bath suite on the second floor in the spring. It was a pretty glamourless job, but the good news is that 1. it didn't take terribly long (about 4 hours?) and 2. no one fell through the ceiling! It wasn't a huge project, but I'll try to share how we did it soon.
I'll be sure to share a full house tour in the next post so you'll get to see some pics of the house before the furniture arrives.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Things have been a little crazy around these parts so I'm just getting back to my September Birchbox Reviews. I have received October, but at least I haven't seen November yet!
Anyway, September was my first monthly Birchbox and I was super excited to see it waiting at my desk after returning from a weeklong off-site meeting. I made the decision to have them delivered to work so I could share my monthly treasures with some beauty loving co-workers.
amika: Perk Up Dry Shampoo Full-size $21
Love this! It has a nice, light scent works well and the bottle is super cute to throw in your handbag.
BCBGMAXAZRIA: Bon Genre Full-size $55
While I liked this scent overall, it was a little too girly, but that's what it's all about if you read the description!
Grand Central Beauty: S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Polisher Full-size $38
This skin polisher is really neat. You rub a small amount on to your face until little beads form and start polishing. It left me with smooth skin that wasn't irritated.
Le Couvent Des Minimes: Gardner's Hand Healer Full-size $19
This stuff is intense! If you have very dry hands and need some serious moisture this will work for you. I'm not the type to be pawing around the garden without gloves so a Gardner's Hand balm is a little extreme for my needs but if your hands need some healing, this product will probably work very well for you!
RUFFIAN: Nail Lacquer - Fox Hunt Full-size $10
Pretty and seasonally relevant orange color.
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Sunday, October 13, 2013
I wanted to post a quick update to let you know what we've been up to since closing on our house in Norton on September 10th. The short answer is.... RELAXING! We gave ourselves about 1 month before we agreed to go into house hunting mode, and as it turns out, our deadline ends tonight! Tomorrow we really start to dive into the process head first with 5 showings. The weather is starting to turn into hibernation mode in New England so the inventory is looking preeettty low. Especially since the specific area we're looking at is pretty small. Who knows what we'll find or if we'll have to wait until Spring. We'll see!
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Want to know the story behind the real life pink and gray nursery? Check out the full post over on Grace and Josie!