House Hunting Adventures

So if you caught my last post, you know that Justin and I are going to buy a house!

Omg so exciting, I know, guys I basically haven't slept a wink since we started this house buying adventure cause it's just too much to take in.

But I digress, so anyway last post I talked about our wants vs our needs and all that good stuff. Since then, we've been pre-approved that way we can make an offer right when we spot a keeper. Also, we've decided to keep it in a specific zip code (because we live here now & love it) so location is basically locked down. This narrows down the hunt & that helps us to stay focused on what we're looking for.

We've seen about 6 houses so far, but the first 3 we looked at were night showings so I didn't grab any pics (bad blogger, I know). I only took pictures of day 2 house hunting so without further ado, here's the houses we've seen so far!

My Big Fat Great Announcement!

HEY GUYS! No time for catch up quite yet because we have some BIG news!

Can you guess what it is?

Can ya?

No? Okay, well...


I'm so excited, literally jumping up and down as I write this.

Free Fall Printables For Your Home

Goooood lord it has been a while since I've posted!

But, hey! What's up? How are you guys!?

I feel a little guilty about not posting in a month, not that I really think people hang around just waiting to read my blog. But I left with so many empty promises! Promises of a gallery wall, fall printables, and a random tv console built by my amazing husband that I should have probably posted a tutorial of.

So I'm back to remedy some of those things! 

But first a bit of honesty: the reason I haven't posted in so long is that for one, school started. This is my first semester studying at University of North Florida (#swoop) and I totally LOVE it. The school's amazing, my classes are challenging but not overwhelming, and I'm really in love with everything. However, it's still college. I still have a ton of homework every day and field experiences to do when I'm not actually in class. So, the blog definitely got put on the back burner.

More so than just classes starting though, I just really haven't felt like decorating. No inspiration or motivation or anything has struck me. I haven't wanted to spray paint frames like I need to for the gallery wall. I haven't wanted to go thrifting. Really just nothing's been going on. 

Have you guys had this problem?

Part of the problem for me is that we don't own this house and we're not planning to renew our lease. So in about 6 months we're outta here, and I don't feel like wasting time, money, or energy on a house that we're not gonna be in for long. But that's silly because Justin's in the Navy and this is not gonna be our last temporary home, I just can't seem to find the motivation to decorate these temporary places.

The other problem is that we don't have a ton of friends down here so nobody really comes over. All the people who I love thrift shopping with or showing my new decor to are all back home in CT. Decorating or shopping for decor without them here just makes me homesick.

So anyway, it's hard to write a blog post about nothing (although I seem to be doing pretty well so far). It's even harder to post pretty pictures when your house isn't perfectly put together like every other big blogger's. But, I started this and I'm gonna keep it going because I think it's good for me. It's nice to have a place to get thoughts out, plus every time I think of deleting the blog some stranger comments on an old post with so much love that I just can't.

Thank you guys sooooo much for that!! I can't begin to explain how amazing it is when someone I've never met and don't know wishes me luck in our new marriage or just has such kind words for my projects. It melts my heart every. single. time.

And for all your wonderfulness I'm gonna wrap up this long-winded, random post with something useful:


This is when you shout hoorayyyy! and not finallyyyyy, jeeze emily it's already October fall is basically over. Am I the only one who thinks that's how it feels in the blogosphere since everyone has their fall home tours done in like August now?? 

Anywhoooo, I posted this one on instagram oh just a measly 5 weeks ago but here it is along with the rest finally! Just follow the link, download, print & frame for perfect fall decorations!

I gave y'all plenty of options here so you can give thanks no matter your house's color scheme #priorities.

As always thank you so much for sticking with me on these long posts and being so understanding about this busy life, you guys are the best! 

I'll try to post more often or to at least have something interesting to post about when I do. I always always always read & respond to comments so let me know what y'all have been up to below!! Any other college students out there? Has life been crazy for y'all with kids going back to school?

DIY Wooden Sign Wall Art

Guys guess what?!

I made something. I did something, finally. Like something I'm actually excited to share with you all. 

You might have seen me post on Instagram about the making of a gallery wall....


I'd like to say "here it is, take a good long look! isn't it pretty?" But unfortunately I haven't been that productive. I did, however, make one little aspect of the gallery wall: a french script wooden sign!

The absolute best part of this project? It. was. fo' freeeeee (read that in Fat Amy's voice, please).