Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Our BIG Move!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a bit of a life update. Drumroll please... We have just moved into a new (to us) house! It's the first time my husband and I have purchased a place for ourselves so we are ecstatic and very, very overwhelmed with everything that comes with owning a home for the first time in our lives. Seriously there are So. Many. New. Things. that you have to learn in the entire process but I am so glad to finally be out of our old apartment and into new beginnings.

That being said, we are also swimming in mountains of boxes as well as installing washer dryers (Our own! Yay!), repairing hot water heaters (Cold showers! Oh no!), painting walls, and hiring contractors on top of simply unpacking and getting settled.


I'll still be releasing a brand new video on Saturday but in the meantime posts may be a little more irregular than usual. My poor, ripped up nails just couldn't make it for Manicure Monday, nevermind the fact that all my polish is packed up. Where is my beloved glass nail file again?

I'm seriously excited to jump into some remodeling and decorating as we flesh out each room, so I hope you beloved blog readers are ready for some interior design eye candy in the future. Is this what it means to be an adult? Spending your free time dreaming of HGTV shows and the perfect oversized, reclaimed wood dining table? It's so dreamy though.


SO DREAMY. 
In the form of my Home Awesome Home pinterest board. Glurg.




Anywhooo in the meantime I'm going to run and do more unpacking but I would LOVE to get any links to your favorite interiors/home blogs or anything you've found helpful for home projects and advice. I'll list a couple of my favorites for you to browse below:

Centsational Girl
Young House Love
Live Love DIY

Readers, would you like to see more interior design/home DIY blog posts? Have any advice for new homeowners? Let me know in the comments!



38 comments:

  1. Congratulations! My husband and I are in the middle of buying our first home as well. I can't believe all the papers I have to far! The stack is literally inches thick and we haven't even made it to closing yet! But I'm so excited. Please post pics! :D I've just been looking at Pinterest for home decor ideas but I'll be roaming the aisles of home decor stores soon enough!

    <3

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    1. Ooh yeah the amount of paperwork is overwhelming, right? The closing paperwork is crazy, especially here in California. Veeeerrrrry different than the home buying experience in KS. I haven't roamed home decor stores in person yet but I'm excited to get ideas too! And congrats on your home buying process! :)

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  2. Can't wait to see your new house! Good luck with the move~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

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    1. Eeeee, thank you! I will definitely share more bit by bit as we work on each room!

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  3. Congrats on your new house! I remember when my parents bought our first home; it was exciting and fun, but also a lot of work too!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah it's a ton of work but it's also really awesome getting to make things look our way without being scared of painting walls or putting holes in rooms. It's so crazy to say it's ours! :)

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  4. Oh wow awesome! Can't wait to see your new place! Having a house is quite exciting, we recently moved as well. Sooo much stuff to learn!

    xo kerker
    Beauty & Things

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  5. Ack. This is the third time I've tried to post a comment (purely user error, I assure you). I hope third time's the charm!

    Yellow Brick Home (www.yellowbrickhome.com)
    Manhattan Nest (manhattan-nest.com)
    Vintage Revivals (www.vintagerevivals.com)
    Deuce Cities Henhouse (www.deucecitieshenhouse.com)
    Smitten Studio (www.smittenstudioonline.com)
    House Tweaking (www.housetweaking.com)
    A Beautiful Mess (www.abeautifulmess.com)
    Style by Emily Henderson (stylebyemilyhenderson.com)

    Is that too many? Home/decor blogs are my favorite addiction. (How sad are you that YHL decided to stop blogging? ~sob~ My heart still hurts.) Congrats on your new home, and I look forward to seeing it here!

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    1. Oh my gosh, that is SO AWESOME! I am going to go follow all of them right now. You are amazing. Thank you for sharing your favorites!!!!! Ahhh, excited!

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  6. Congratulations! My favorite interior design blog is desiretoinspire.net

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  7. Ahh, congrats! LOVE your inspiration photos, especially that first one! How exciting for you & your husband! :)

    Mandy
    www.mandydacandy.com

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  8. Check out Little Green Notebook!

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  9. Love this!! I wish I had some tips for you, but I'm sure your decorations will turn out beautiful even without :)
    allygong.com
    -Ally Gong

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  10. I am excited to see your new house ^_^ Love you Jen!

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  11. Have you ever tried the houzz app? It helps sort through ideas and gives links to purchase items as well. Hope that helps. Congrats, Jen!

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  12. Waiting to see the new house interiors Jen :) Love the chandeliers in these pictures.

    Love,
    Rashmi<3
    from Lazygulrox

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  13. Congrats!!! I remember picking out the furniture, decor, and painting was the best part (minus the cost of everything). Lol! What area of California? I'm in So. Cal! :)

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  14. Congratulations on your move Jen, so excited to be able to see home decor add-ons on your blog :)

    There's this blog by Liz Marie (www.lizmarieblog.com), you might want to check it out, it's so beautiful and has some great DIYs and all homely, cozy stuff that makes a house a home :)

    xx Aditi

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  15. A Bowl Full of Lemons has some AMAZING organizational tips and DIYs well as how to keep your home clean and looking like a magazine at all times. Some good house budgeting tips too! Good luck and congrats!

    http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/blog

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    1. That's perfect! I'm so overwhelmed with the millions of projects on the horizon so this should totally come in handy. :D Thank you so much!

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  16. Congrats!!! Does this mean that you are getting a brand new (huge) closet all for yourself??? �� and how is Oreochi takin his first move???

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    1. Lol... Well, there's no walk-in closet since it's a home that was built in the 1920's but there is a large sliding closet! We are currently looking for a good built-in closet organizer so we can put clothes away. It's just in large piles on the floor for now. ;)

      Oreo is loving the increased space to run around in!

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  17. Congratulations!! My hubby and I are in midst of buying our first house...it's so STRESSFUL!! I'm even afraid to look at furnitures and decor incase the deal fall through ~>_<~

    Don't forget to post pictures of your new home!! =)

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    1. Oh yeah we actually feel out of escrow with a house before we ended up getting this one. VERY stressful process but it will all be worth it in the end! ;)

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  18. Congratulation Jen! This is one of the interior design website I love. http://www.porterdavis.com.au/



    Nicole Cynnie

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    1. Thanks so much for the link! I'll check it out. :)

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  19. Congratulations, my favorite show is property brothers. They are so funny and helpful :)

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    1. Ahhh, I was so excited to see that show got added to Netflix recently! Definitely love that one, and Flip or Flop!

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  20. Congratulations Jen! My husband and I renovated our first place last year too. It's so much work but it's so rewarding! We still have on-going projects hehe. Can't wait to see your decor! Here's a link to our living room before and after video if you want to see :)

    http://youtu.be/ifkmYY8A0rw

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    1. Oooh, wow I wouldn't even think about filling in the wood panel grooves! It's such a huge transformation. I am a HUGE sucker for before/afters. :D Thank you so much for sharing!

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  21. I like going to www.copycatchic.com
    She has some great finds.

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  22. Ahh congrats Jen (and Ben)! Can't wait to see how you decorate your new home! :) My hubby and I are still home hunting but houses are so expensive in OC :(

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  23. Congrats for your new home, Jen. Can't wait to see your house tour. Love you xo xo :)

    http://littlevioletme.blogspot.sg/

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  24. Ah, yayyyyy! Congratulations you guys, and have sooo much fun playing with your new house. :D That first dining room picture is dreamy indeed....wow. I think if I lived there I'd have zero stress. Hehe, okay I kid~but seriously, dreamy.

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  25. Congrats!! I am not sure which part of CA you are but my husband and i found some furniture from the pasadena rose bowl flea mkt (largest in the la area) and the melrose trading post and refinished. Also check out the houzz app to help get ideas. Good luck^^

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  26. There are some very inspiring pics in your Pinterest home decor board

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