Jul 14, 2015

New Home | New Blog Look

I know with Fourth of July having come and gone, prior to that end of school and Summer fun activities.  That between it all, I simply haven't had a chance to give you guys an update on our latest move.

Believe me its nothing to brag about, its just boxing everything up again and now having to unpack, ugh no fun.  But this move is our last and final destination for the next 10 years at least.  We finally bought a home out here in So Cal which these days is pretty rough to find and tough to afford, but we're managing, somehow.  We love it here because we're close to our families, friends and ..... everything basically.

But we couldn't rent forever and we finally wanted something to call our very own.  Both my husband and I have grew up here and have raised our family here, so Fountain Valley is home for us.  The plan is still to move and retire somewhere other than California in the far far ... far away future.

With that being said, for now we're here to stay and this one is somewhat of a fixer upper, a 1966 town home.  It has a lot of potential and in very decent shape, but none of the rooms have ever been updated besides paint and the basics.

Which means old kitchen cabinets, old bathroom cabinets, old counter tops, old shower/tub, popcorn ceilings, painted over brick fireplace, old windows, vinyl flooring, and lucky for us it came with new toilets and new carpeting everywhere! (which eventually the carpeting will have to go, YAY US!!!)

None the less like I said before it has a lot of potential and you know that means lots of repair, remodel, makeover and DIY.  What I love about it as it is right now is the vintage big porcelain kitchen sink, the open space, lots and lots of window light shining through and the very fact that its now what we can call OUR VERY OWN, oh and of course that we can make and do whatever we want.  Its a blank canvas if you will therefore the possibilities for now are endless.  I feel like a little girl in a candy store except I am on a budget but that's sorta my niche, being able to find a way around the expensive stuff!  Being thrifty and a bargain finder is what I look forward to even if I wasn't on a budget.

Stay tuned for minor upgrades, makeovers and stylin' of our new home (new to us of course).  I just gotta figure out where to start because right now I feel like I'm all over the place trying to do it all at the same time.  But I gotta pick a room to tackle from beginning to end.

And far most importantly we love the neighborhood, we sacrificed already beautiful upgraded homes for location, and we don't regret it one bit.  The schools here are exceptional and the neighbors have been nothing but neighborly.  I love that we received genuinely warm welcomes right away.


On a side note; Last week I had the best week finding a couple of great furnishings on Craigslist at a fabulous price of course and I got to bring home a couple of FREE hand me downs.  I'll have to share those with you on a different post, I have not had a chance to photograph them all just yet.  Not to mention as you can see the blog has gotten a little facelift.  Not a drastic change but I thought I'd simplify a little bit, let me know what you think?

Its not a custom made page ( I can't afford that yet ) but thanks to the great minds of graphic design on ETSY its easy to update your blogs face from time to time with premade templates.

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