Happy first of July! I can’t believe June is over already. This whole year has just been flying by so far! I still remember sitting alone in my room on New Years Eve and thinking that 2018 was going to be just another less than stellar year that blends in with previous years. I couldn’t even have told you when the last really good thing to happen to me was. I had no idea at that moment what 2018 had in store for me. We’re now six months into this year and my car has been paid off, I’m sitting in my own home that I purchased (and just made my first mortgage payment), and I’ve finally got my basement set up, which has been a dream of mine for quite some time.
Continue reading ➞ The One with the Basement [Weekly Photo Roundup #4]
It’s June 21st, which means I’ve officially hit the one year mark here on my blog! Of course I’ve been blogging way longer than a year, but this was my first year being back after a six year break. It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since my first post here at Surrealistique.
I would be lying if I said I still showed the same enthusiasm as I did when I first created this blog. I don’t want to be negative, but I want to be real, so I figured I would share my feelings on the matter. As much as I do enjoy blogging, it does feel like a chore at times. I think it’s the pressure from the blogging community that you have stick to a certain schedule and don’t go too long without posting. Do this. Do that. I just can’t stick with that rhythm any longer. Writing and posting is enjoyable to me when I feel like I have something I want to share, but I don’t want to force it.
Continue reading ➞ One Year of Blogging!
I put up some wall art in my house over the weekend, so I wanted to share with you guys. I ordered all the wall art from Retro Planet. This is not a sponsored post, but I wanted to let you know where I got these goodies in case any of you ever want to get anything similar. They have some really cool retro style stuff!
I don’t have the money to create my dream diner kitchen that I’ve always wanted, but I still wanted to go with a retro diner/cafe style decor for it. I am absolutely in love with this Eat decal! It looks like it’s painted on the wall, and I just feel like it gives the kitchen a nice vibe. Plus, I love to eat. The table is bare because I need to figure out how I want to decorate it to give it a diner vibe. I might add a retro style table cloth or something. I will also eventually be changing the valance/curtains.
Continue reading ➞ Some More Decor
It has been three months since the last time I did one of these posts. Oops. If you’re new here, it’s basically just a picture post that showcases some of the photos I’ve taken and things I’ve been up to within the last week.
Not too much has been happening this past week. I’m still getting settled in my new house, but it already has such a cozy vibe. I still need to hang things on the wall though. I ordered some wall decals today to put up in the kitchen, so I can’t wait to get them. I want the kitchen decor to be retro/diner style, so hopefully it turns out okay.
The basement is still just a storage space for now until I’m able to buy what I need to turn half of it into a little movie room. I wish I could do it right away, but I’m just not able to at the moment, so I keep telling myself to be patient.
Continue reading ➞ Weekly Photo Roundup #3
It’s almost nearing two weeks since my last post, but like I said in my last entry, I would probably be too busy to post. That has definitely been the case. I’ve been busy packing, moving, and unpacking. I still have to unpack all my movies and books, but I’ve managed to get everything else unpacked and put away.
It still feels a little surreal that I’m a home owner now, but I am really enjoying it here so far. It has been so much fun decorating to my liking and putting my own personality into the house. I do not have anything to put on some of the walls yet, and I still need to get the curtains up, but it’s already looking so cozy. I am in love!
Continue reading ➞ Settling In
It’s a little hard to see from the photos, but my door is green, hence the title. I closed on my house today, so it’s officially mine now! I titled this post “The Girl Behind the Green Door” as a reference to One Tree Hill, when Brooke was sometimes referred to as “The girl behind the red door”. Of course my house is nowhere near as big or extravagant as the beautiful Colonial style house that Brooke lived in, but it will do. 😉
The closing went extremely smoothly today. It took place at Olde Towne Title, which is a real estate title company in my area, and they truly did an amazing job of making the experience as enjoyable as it possibly could be. Who knew that signing a bunch of paperwork could be fun? I knew ahead of time that there would be some refreshments on the table, but I wasn’t expecting everything we got. We had water, soda’s, candy, muffins, grapes, cheese and crackers, mozzarella sticks, pizza bagel bites, taquitos, mini pigs in a blanket (hot dogs wrapped in a crescent roll), and crab ragoon. Everything tasted so good! You know I love some free food. They even gave me the leftovers to bring home. The muffins were so moist and delicious, and I’m not even a big sweets person.
Continue reading ➞ The Girl Behind the Green Door
If you’ve read my previous post, you know the exciting news about me buying my first home. I’m not moved in yet. Hell, I haven’t even gone to settlement yet. This is all supposed to occur next month. However, I’ve already had a situation with the neighbor, which I’m going to vent and tell you all about.
I had to go to my home today for the inspection. (It went well and there’s no major issues). My mom came with me, and my realtor met us there, along with the inspector. As soon as we pulled up, we see a man coming out of the residence next door and onto my porch trying to look into my house. We both had a WTF reaction. My mom rolls the window down and says, “Can I help you? Are you looking for someone?” He said he saw someone go into the house and knows that nobody lives there, so he was checking it out. My mom mentions how I am buying the house and that it was the inspector who just went inside. That alone made me think this neighbor was intrusive and a little kooky.
Continue reading ➞ Neighbor Drama, Already!