Monday, January 28, 2013

New Beginnings

Oh hey! Remember me? I use to blog.

I have been quite busy lately, which as left this blog sad and unwritten.

Here’s what’s kept me away:

- Finished my clinical hours; so only one more class and I will be done with my Masters! (And hopefully a working acupuncturist!) 

-I've been spending time with Hubs.  6 months: This is the longest time we have spent together since we've met almost 5 years ago.

- Took a month off to travel to Ohio and Hong Kong, where I was able to celebrate with my mother-in-law’s birthday, enjoy time with family we don’t get see often enough, and “meet” my still-in-the-womb-soon-to-be-world’s-most-handsome nephew.

- Attempting to figure out what to do with my life ….

- And we're EXPECTING ....

... To MOVE into our very first HOUSE!  

Way back in November, we decided to "look into" buying a house.

Hubs has lived on a boat for the past 16 years and I have moved over 12 times in the last 11 years.  

Trying to put down "roots," something the Hubs and I haven't really had in years, was a bit overwhelming.  And let's face, no place will be as close to my heart as Cincinnati is, so I was a bit indifferent about the whole situation. 

Not only that, but I insisted on a very good school district.  Hubs insisted on a pool and/or water view.  Both add up to: $$$$.  

  And everything in our price range, in the school district I wanted, with the water options that Hubs wanted, were second-homes for snowbirds; great for entertaining, not great for having a family (small out-dated kitchens, small bedrooms off the kitchen, no yards and relatively unchanged since being built in the 70s and 80s).

Hubs is a bit stubborn. A trait that I love and loathe.  This time it pulled through.  After realizing no matter where we lived we'd have to renovate EVERYTHING (also equaling $$$$), he asked the realtor about new builds. She quickly responded that there are no new builds in the area we were looking. 

So we decided to stop looking for a bit.

Two days later she called with a new build.  Three days after that we turned in our deposit check. 

I absolutely love it, and I can't wait to take pictures.  The house won't be finished until spring, but it's been fun to figure out how to make this house a home. 

Obviously I have not left the Pinterest site since December.  Here are some of the home porn that I have dreams about: 

Nicky Hilton's dining room.  I saw this years ago and fell in LOVE with the Martinique wallpaper. 

For the entry way. 
Wish I had the balls to do this ...

But I am more of a neutral chick. And these are the colors of our kitchen.

I love the subway tiles and the lighting! I need this lighting.

Dream bedroom.  No, actually I will make ours as close as possible to this.

Any homeowners have tips or lessons learned from moving in and breaking in a new house?  

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