Thursday, August 5, 2010

New blogs to follow... not a good idea...

Hello, my name is Emily and I am a shop-aholic. It has been a year or so that I have been in recovery from this terrible disease. I am not to go to Target without supervision, as well as Banana Republic or anywhere that I have a credit card. Oh I will just pay it off willy nilly... until I get the billy... then I feel silly. (That rhyme was totally unintended but also felt so right.) So, I haven't purchased mass amounts of anything for a while now. But... there is a new blog that I have found via my brother's life mate, a little lady I hear. I have yet to meet her in person... but we frequent the g-chat. Anywho... she shared a guilty pleasure with me. Little did I know this would be the demise of my sobriety. Love Maegen. I don't know if you will believe me or not... but I nearly had a melt down because I thought I put her blog in my inspirations to inspire and I didn't.... just moments ago I closed her blog out of my screen because I couldn't bare it any more... and then... I had no way back... BUT THEN! i remembered that my brother's lil lady sent me the link in a g-chat, which is archived! Fear not! I have officially put her blog in my inspirations to inspire... I hope that I will just live vicariously through her and not shop for the outfits she is wearing... stay tuned.

diggin this lil' beeat

MMMMhmmm... That just happened

If you have just thought to yourself  "Oh! I love that book!" You are wrong. You love that CLUTCH! Kate Spade has brilliant things going on in that little mind of hers! There are a few other Book clutches that are the bee's knees! Check it out!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A feeling...

Clean Slate, Blank Canvas... what have you...

I am not sure if you have heard of the downward spiral of the real estate market... No? Well, let me tell you, it is officially and unfortunately for some, a buyer's market. I, in particular, do not fall into the seller category so I am bitter sweetly excited about this turn of events. Sure, my entire family is in the real estate biz... and yes this market has effected them, but because they are all in the market, I have a grip of giants' shoulders to stand on while making my first home purchase.

I have found a place that I really like. The flippers (not to be confused with fake baby teeth) sank $20,000 into the kitchen, which seems to be the most important place to sink money into. So, Mustang Man and I are considering an offer.
Down payment you ask? Well, we are figuring all that out. Hopefully, because the house is a short sale, it will take a little while so we can pull the extra coins out of our couch cushions and start a successful lemonade stand!
This new house, should we get it, and please assist me in crossing your fingers and wishing on shooting stars, will be a whole new project. It doesn't NEED the work, but I do. I have been creatively stagnant and am ready for something! The pool area could use some sprucing up with greenery and such, and obviously some solar lights, outdoor curtains, you know, the essentials.
So, if we get this house, stay tuned for all the projects that will be in store!