Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You May Find Yourself In A Beautiful House

Nathan and I have been house hunting. And by "Nathan and I" I mean mostly Nathan. He did 100% of the internet research. He did all the preliminary paperwork for loan approval. He contacted the realtor. He viewed houses. I only looked twice. I was told to dress as "normal" as I could, so as not to offend current homeowners. I loled. And then I wore this...

House Hunting

Pretty normal, eh?

House Hunting

I only went on two ride alongs, and I knew the house I wanted as SOON as I saw it. I'll share pictures with you soon, I hope. We have made an offer, and it has been accepted. All that's left is inspection, and if that goes well, we will be homeowners by September. It's crazy. We have lived in one bedroom apartments our entire adult lives. We have had a washer but not a dryer, or a washer and dryer, but a shared one. We have had basic refrigerators, and no dishwasher. The new house? Has all the nice things. A dishwasher. A fancy fridge that spits water and ice out the door and is all huge and stainless steel and gorgeous and our OWN washer and dryer. And two (and a half*) bedrooms. It's so exiting I can't stand it. Also mildly terrifying.

But mostly exciting.


House Hunting

*You guys? There is a nursery tucked behind the master bedroom. You know what that means right? CLOSET ROOM. I AM SO EXCITED! I can't wait to get it all set up and share!

Jacket, Target
Dress, Forever XXI
Shoes, Worishorfer
Bag, Buffalo Exchange
Cuff, Moon Raven Designs

31 comments:

archivesvintage said...

woo-hoo!!!!! that is awesome!!!! sigh....i hope and wish for all of those things some day. i want it to work out for you so i can live vicariously! and visit! ;)

interrobangsanon said...

Congratulations! A new house is so exciting and, as someone who finally has both a washer and dryer, you're going to love it!

EvaNadine said...

ooh, im so excited for you! im keeping my fingers crossed for you that the inspection goes well. cant wait to see photos!

A said...

I am really hoping the inspection goes perfectly too. SUPER EXCITED FOR YOU, OHMYGAH. <333

Tina said...

Congrats!! Did you stay in our same 'hood?

Sal said...

Wahoo! THRILLED for you, lady!

Sean and Danielle said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Good luck!!!!

We have a secret room off of my office, which I should have turned into a closet. We turned it into our secret spy headquarters instead. And by secret spy headquarters, I mean storage.

SheWhoAccessorizesWell said...

I am so happy for you. It is really nice to have a home of your own.
I love your bag, I am a sucker for fringe!
By the way, you really should smile more often! You have such a pretty smile.
Good luck on the inspection.

So Yeah So said...

Congratulations! I'm a fairly new homeowner and I remember that crazy roller coaster time from the moment we knew which house we wanted to the closing. It was awesome and scary and totally worth it. Good luck!

Chelsea said...

how incredibly exciting, Erin! fingers crossed that the inspection goes well :)

also, loving that the nursery is your future mega closet.

and you look just lovely in this outfit, albeit a bit more "safe" than your usual (I would not dare to call it normal, cause it's still very you!).

No Guilt Fashion said...

I'm so glad you found a house you like. That dress is pretty, but I can't imagine wearing a denim jacket in the heat here. I hope it isn't so hot there.

Destrehan's Daughter said...

Very exciting news. I hope everything goes well and I would say that qualifies as normal. I think its a very pretty dress. We looked at over 75 houses before we found one in the neighborhood we liked that only needed cosmetic renovations. I hope to offer congrats soon.

Chalkdust and Boots said...

Eeee! Good luck with inspection! I feel as if we're house-twins, because the most exciting thing for us when we moved into our current home is that our fridge also spit out water and ice. ON THE DOOR. And we have our own washer-dryer and I'm never going back. Also? My husband did the majority of the research.

Also? You look FANTASTIC.

R. said...

oh man, I thought you were going to say it mean babies! lol.

good luck on the house, I feel happy for you. ;)

Erin said...

As your completely unofficial Realtor, I am SO VERY HAPPY you guys got a home inspection! Very much worth the money :) And I'm -uber-psyched for you two! Yay, home ownership!

Also? I lol'd when you said that nursery = closet space. Tee-hee!

[SMASH] said...

Eep, how exciting! :) You look like a pretty soon-to-be homeowner!

whenlifehandsyouapear said...

So cool! 'Spitting' fridges rock. ;) Congratulations!

IrishRedRose said...

HUGE congratulations!!! Can't wait to see your choice. Where you WERE living looked so nice that I thought you must own already! And yeah...washer and dryer AND CLOSET SPACE...these things will blow your mind. Maybe there's even a basement or attic? Mmmmmmmm ;-) Oh, and nice normal outfit!! LOL

Bombshell Beauty said...

Congratulations, Erin- on the house and this fantastic outfit. :) So happy for you guys.

myedit said...

House dance for you!!!! And you look real nice (said with Texan accent) in your normal (?) clothes.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations!

Erin said...

Check you out, Miss Fancy-Pants-Soon-to-be-House-Owner! I am totally jealous of the idea of a closet room. Once it's all set up, you have to take pictures!

JavaChick said...

Congrats!

Elly said...

Congratulations! That's tremendously exciting... keeping my fingers crossed for you that the rest of the process is smooth and quick and you can soon move into your very own awesome house!

Nikki said...

Awh, congratulations on buying a new home ^^ and yes, ofcourse you look normal! arn't fringe bags normal? ^^ x

TrophyBoutique said...

YAAAAYYYY!!!! Congratulations! I was freaked out for months after we bought our house, and scared as shit, but it was all worth it because right now I am sitting in an office that I OWN. Now, if only we could get better at paying our mortgage on time :/

Katie said...

AHHHHHH! That is awesome! I am so excited for you! I've been lucky to live in 2 bedroom apartments up until our current tiny one bedroom so I know how much space can be of an importance. SO excited for you and your nursery closet! :)

Kyla said...

First, I love this outfit, ESPECIALLY against that wall. This is Texas all the way, baby! Secondly, CONGRATULATIONS on the house stuff!!! I'm so, so happy for you :D

laniza said...

Congrats :)!

misty w. said...

i love it, erin!!! and yaaaay for a house! xoxo

kelseywilliams said...

congrats on the house! it sounds wonderful!