In just a few short weeks I will be 29. The last year of my twenties! I’m not sure what turning 30 will feel like, but these weeks leading up to 29 are weird. I’m sure I will have a few more elaborate thoughts on the matter as the day gets closer!
Until then, here is a little birthday wish-list I put together…
What started as a temporary 6 month move to Oklahoma to spend some time with my family has turned into more. We have decided to stick around for awhile. Buy a house. Settle down for a bit. (This could be 2 years? More? Less? We kinda like to not have much of a long term plan when it comes to where we live! Hence the fact that we have moved 4 times in 3 years of marriage)
I had this very romantic idea of house hunting before we we actually ever started looking to buy. In my mind looking for our first house would go something like this…. we meet our realtor for a day of looking at houses. We walk through a few we hate, one or two maybe’s, and then we walk into ‘the one’. At this point the hallelujah chorus plays, I cry like the day I picked out my wedding dress, we sign the papers and BAM we are sitting on the floor of our first house eating pizza surrounded by boxes that need unpacking. Now, for those of you seasoned house hunters, home buyers, etc. I’m sure you are all snickering and thinking about how naive I must be. And I agree with you – super naive. I blame it on romance movies & novels.
The last 4 months or so of looking for houses have gone more like this…
1. spend hours everyday pouring over listings on trulia 2. drive around our favorite okc neighborhoods looking for sale signs that weren’t there the day before when we drove by 3. meet with our realtor and walk through a million hideous homes, a few semi-cute ones with the most awful kitchens you’ve ever seen, and one or two adorably perfect homes that go under contract before we can even think about putting in an offer. 4. realize God is trying to teach me some serious patience and trust in Him through this process.
The most perfect house is out there, I know it! So I will search everyday, work on my patience & practice singing the hallelujah chorus so when the right house comes along I’ll be ready.
Anyone else been through this same sort of experience?
(hat) 5th&elm | (jacket) c/o choies | (plaid tunic) tjmaxx | (leather pants) boutique in san luis obispo | (boots) steve madden
p.s. i have to admit, i’ve worn this hat and this jacket almost everyday this week. perfect fall pieces.
It’s been 9 months since our trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and I’m starting to get the tropical travel bug again. Lots of people take vacations to tropical locations over the holidays (which are just around the corner!) – I sure would love to spend a week or two or three laying on the beach in Tulum, Maldives, or Fiji. A girl can dream right?!
Here are a few of my favorite swimwear & coverup options for a tropical getaway this fall/winter from Sunbain.
Sunbain is a great online swim shop that offers a variety of luxury swimwear items & accessories. The 8 listed above are a few of my favorites! I’m loving white, cream & gold styles these days! Sunbain has a great selection of designer swimwear as well, see those HERE!
You also can’t go wrong with a perfect little black swimsuit…these are super cute >> here, here, here & here!
Be sure to head on over and take a looksie at their website & follow Sunbain on facebook & twitter for updates!
Anyone planning a tropical trip over the next couple of months? Where to?
After 5 months of doing laundry at my parents house we recently took the plunge and purchased our very first washer and dryer. An experience that was both overwhelming and exciting. (hello, w&d’s are crazy expensive! eek!) I was pretty sure if I had to lug our overflowing, more cute than functional, laundry baskets over to my parents house one my time I would scream. I felt like I was back in college again…waiting until the last possible second to do laundry and considering just buying new underwear and socks instead of washing clothes. I’m sure you have all been there at some point. Ha!
We have been super blessed to not have to make such a big purchase until now (we have been married for 3 1/2 years already!). But the time came and so I did loads of research and picked out a pretty little LG washer & dryer in graphite! When they arrived I felt like I was on cloud nine. A washer and dryer is such a grown up thing to be excited about. But let me tell you, it’s gosh dang EXCITING!
Here is a little list of pretty laundry extras that need to make their way into my home & yours too!
(Most of these are organic, all natural laundry products.)