Saturday, August 4

Life, Etc.


This is my house book.  It contains all of our very real home options for the near future.  I have poured hours and hours (and maybe some tears) into finding the addresses in this book.  Tuesday we will be going and seeing these houses in person, but I only have one house on my mind.  Everything in me wants to drive to this house tomorrow and see it first thing in the morning, but I'm looking at this as a good opportunity to exercise my patience muscle.  That poor muscle doesn't get used nearly enough.  So, Tuesday it is.  If the house is still available, well, then I'll be jumping for joy.  If it is gone... well, then I'll be exercising that mature/grown-up muscle.  I'm not always strong in that area either.

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  1. house hunting can be very emotional, katie. don't you think? we've been in our little cracker box about 6 years now and i can't imagine leaving. i'll pray that the house you REALLY REALLY want will still be available tuesday.
    have fun dreaming about your dream home! and good luck with all the hoops and hurdles that hafto be jumped when doing the house search gig.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mindy. Yes, it really can be very emotional-- I'm just ready to find our place and be done with it for a while!

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  2. I don't envy you at the moment. It's so hard to have to wait for something you desperately want. I will be keeping my British little figers crossed for you and your family that you get the home you truly desire. good luck xx

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    1. That's so sweet of you-- I'm hoping being patient pays off! <3

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  3. Oh, I just bought a house... on Tuesday! My very first home. It is a little nerve-wracking and takes patience... but I hope it works out for you and in the end it will be very worth it! Good luck, Katie!

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  4. It can be quite stressful - what a lovely notebook!

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  5. believe in your dreams ...
    .:magiko:.

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  6. Good luck! I love house hunting, but it can be so frustrating too. Fingers crossed you get the house of your dreams x

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  7. Hoping you get the house you want!!! :)

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  8. I hope your house search goes well! And that's a really pretty book by the way.

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  9. Well, I don't use my patience muscle often (if I ever used or have it) so I'll say congrats for being strong enough to wait, if I were you I would rush there saying "I need to go before somebody else takes it"
    Good lucky sweet Katie

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  10. Prettiest little notebook ever! My poor patience muscle is pretty lacking, too. Have fun house shopping, girly!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  11. I know that feeling all too well too; Waiting and hoping your favorite house choice waits for you. Patiences is so hard! I hope your house hunting goes even better than you hoped!!

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  12. Oh, I do love that notebook! Any chance you can share where it is from?

    I am in the house hunting phase myself, so I know how difficult it can be. Best of luck to you! I'm sure you will find the perfect place.

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    1. Definitely, Nikki-- I got it at Anthropologie a little while back. :)

      Good luck on your house hunting quest!

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  13. everything will play out as it should :) sounds like you've
    got the right attitude for whatever is thrown your way!

    always love from Canada! Christine

    www.verveevolving.blogspot.com)

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  14. I have an accordion file that I use when I found magazine clippings, or at least used to use before pinterest came along lol.

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  15. Good luck dear! House hunting sounds rough :/

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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    1. It can be, but definitely worth the struggle. :)

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  16. please keep us updated. Best to you!

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  17. This notebook is BEATIFUL! Hoping Tuesday comes quickly and that no grownup/mature muscles need any sort of unpleasant workout :)

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  18. That was a great little paragraph. :D

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  19. Aw, good luck! Just remember, if it doesn't work out, that just means there's something better waiting for you.

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  20. Good luck and keep your head up! I have to ask... where did you get this journal? It's so cute!

    XO Krystin

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  21. Went through this last year! We had contracts on 3 (at different times, obviously), we lost 2 bidding wars and finally settled (ugh, I hate that word) but I do like the house a lot but we can't do what I want to fix it up a bit because things keep breaking elsewhere that we have to blow our money on! Sorry for sharing the house hunting nightmare! It is fun to look though!Good luck!

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    1. That sounds terrible! I hope you get to fix those few things to make the place something you really love!

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  22. Katie, my husband and I just purchased our very first home together after months and months of searching for that perfect fit and total discouragement. We also have our first son, Logan, who is 7 months old, he is our joy! But, the stress that home searching brought to our plate far exceeded the stress a new child could have brought. I am so insanely overjoyed that the search is over and we are back to being a "stress free" happy family. Exercising the patience muscle and the disappointment ligament is a serious workout! Best of luck and wishes on your quest!! xo

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    1. I'm so glad to hear your family found something wonderful! I'm ready to fast forward through this part and just get to the "happy and settled" part. ;))

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  23. Good luck Katie!
    xxx

    Lovely notebook by the way.

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com

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  24. Good luck with your house hunt-think of it this way-at least you're able to house hunt; in my city, the average price of a detatched home is $760 000 and fixer-upers are at least $550 000, so it will be a loooooong time before I can house hunt :) Take care!

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    1. Yes, that seems quite pricey! We are in a pretty cheap part of the country, so it makes buying and selling homes a little bit easier.

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  25. Good luck as you continue to house hunt!

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  26. Best of luck with all of the hunting! We had a similar stress with trying to find the perfect place, but we did in the end and it's better than we even thought it could be, so it'll all work out wonderfully for you I'm sure.

    Jennie x
    Stitches On The Radio

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    1. It's true! It's so easy to be sad about the homes lost... until your perfect home comes along. :)

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  27. Katie, I so remember house hunting. I drove my hubby crazy about all of the different homes and like you, I would drive around each time I thought I had found the one and look at it and think "This is it!" Each time I have bought a house it has always been the one I didn't really care to go in but did anyways. Funny how that worked. Good luck on your house hunting!! You will find it! :)

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