Meet My House!

Meet My New House! 

Look! It is my First House key! 
I can’t believe we have the house!! 

Well lets meet the house!! 

It is a ranch style house 3 Bedrooms 2 and half baths! (with a master sweet) 

The Front door! 

The family/ TV room 
Not much will be done with this room.. Just painting!! 

This is the Kitchen… 

We will be getting new counter tops and back splash and all new paint!!

This is the eat in kitchen.. 

We will be getting new lights, new paint, new sliding door (in the fall) 

The master bedroom

Will be getting new paint!! 

The master closet.. 

I should have taken more pictures! 

We will be getting all new shelving!! and of course paint! 

 This is the Master Bathroom! 

We will be getting new everything! 

We are gutting the entire thing! 
New cabinets, shower tile, everything! 

  This is the other Full bath! 

We are not for sure what we will be doing in this yet!! Just depends!! 

So this is my house!! What do you think?? 

We have a lot of work ahead, but I am so excited because I get to design it all!!! 

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Easter Weekend

This weekend was a wonderful weekend! 

Friday I worked and hung out with my parents! We went to Lowe’s Home Improvement! 

I think I will be living there for the next couple weeks! 


I woke up early for the weekend (8am) and went over to the new house! 

I just started to take apart the kitchen and just some odd and ends stuff! 

Justin changed all the locks for the house!! 

After that we went up to my family’s house and celebrated Easter with them! 

It was wonderful seeing my family, who I have not seen since Christmas! 

Justin couldn’t come.. So it was me and my parents! 

Sunday we went to see Justin’s family! 

Our Easter Basket from Justin’s Mom!! 

Of course the Cat’s got Easter Toys too!! 
 The Easter Bunny Really loved me this year, and surprised me with a new pair of Toms! 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!! 

I think spring is almost here!! 

Come back tomorrow to meet my house!! 


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Hope Everyone is having a wonderful Friday! 
Every thing went well with the house! And WE NOW OWN THE HOUSE! 
So I am just a little busy so the wonderful Robin is here to talk to you all!! 
Here’s Robin! 

Hello, everyone! My name is Robin and I blog over at At Four O’Clock ( I have never done a guest post before, but I recently stumbled across Kara’s blog and have been enjoying it ever since, so when she asked if anyone was interested, I decided to give it a shot.

A bit of info about me: I am an almost-twenty-five-year-old native South Carolinian. I have a wonderful husband and two dogs. I recently finished my Associate’s degree last year, but am currently working a part-time retail position. Any job is better than none, right?

Although my blog is not usually about advice, I have gathered some various little tips and tricks after two years of marriage. I thought I would share a few with y’all today (yes, “y’all” – I am Southern).

Here are three basic hints that I think everyone – single, in a relationship, engaged, or married – should keep in mind:

~ Coupons and sales are not always great.

Okay, I realize that this topic can actually start arguments. Some people are devoted coupon-clippers. Working in a large “big box” chain store, it isn’t unusual for me to see shoppers with entire binders that contain pages of coupons.

Let me caution you that most of them are not saving you money. They only really help if you use them for the exact items that you were already going to buy. There may be another brand, or a cheap store brand, with a regular price that is cheaper than the discounted coupon price.

Also be aware of the requirements on a coupon. I once saw one that gave fifty cents off on a particular brand of frozen dinner – when you buy three of them. The regular cost of these particular dinners is over three dollars. You would be spending close to ten dollars, just to be able to save fifty cents. Is that worth it when you could buy six or seven dinners of a different brand?

On this same note, avoid buying items just because they are on sale. Check to see if the sale price costs more than the regular price of something else.

~ Re-use what you can.

Thanks to websites like Pinterest, more people are saving glass and plastic bottles, containers, and jars for crafts and do-it-yourself projects, rather than throwing them away. That’s great, but also consider how quickly you are going through other items.

Two things that I don’t always trash right away are paper towels and cardboard boxes. Boxes from pasta, cereal, rice, etc. are great temporary counter-top trash cans. I keep them in a corner of the counter and discard small pieces of paper or plastic trash, then finally throw them into the regular trash can when they are full. Why fill up your can faster with empty boxes?

* Note: I don’t recommend throwing food scraps/pieces into them, as smells might attract bugs and flies during some seasons.

When it comes to paper towels and napkins, hesitate before throwing those out, too. There’s no need to toss an entire paper towel because you wiped up a few drops of water with it. Unless it is especially dirty or gross, keep it on a small plate in a corner, so you can use it to wipe up one or two more little spills.

~ Don’t compare yourself.

I love blogging. I have made several great blog friends. But I realize that blogs, and websites such as Pinterest, occasionally have a way of making us compare our lives and accomplishments to those of others. You might look at pictures of another blogger’s kitchen and then feel a little down about yours. Or you see a gorgeous living room on Pinterest and wish you had it.

This may sound like a dramatic cliché, but it’s true: Be happy with what you have and what you have accomplished. Don’t base your life around those of others. As much as I like my blog friends, I know there is a reason why some of them are teachers and nurses, or why some travel on a monthly basis. They are who they are. I am who I am. We all have different lives, and we must have our own definition of what is “success” and “happiness”.

Keep this in mind when you go shopping. Store displays that show new kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom decorations are created to make a particular group of products look good. They’re pretty on shelves, but would they really work in your home? An occasional re-decorating project is fine – but don’t be easily tempted to re-do something that you are already happy with (and might have put several days or weeks of work into).

Well, this was a little random, but I hope it was helpful to some of you. I appreciate you reading and hope you will visit me over at my blog!

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This will be the shortest post of all times! 

But I just wanted to let all of you know! That the house is signed, and I now have the key to MY house! 

I went to the house after I got out of class, and it was weird walking in to MY house!! 

I am so excited! We are going to start working on it on Saturday!! 

I promise pictures will be up soon! 

But now I have to go to work!! 

Just wanted to tell everyone the exciting news!! 
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Now it’s time to relax, and meet some new bloggers!

Welcome to the SECOND Half Way There Blog Hop! Join in! Find some new blogger, check out their post, leave some comments, and make new friends! 

Every week, We will pick a new Co-host to help us out! email me to kara(dot)schwieterman(at)gmail(dot)com for consideration! 

Now Join In!
Welcome your new Host!
Kristen Bernier

The Rules 

– Follow your Host (Me) 
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-Follow Kristen’s Blog
Kristen’s Blog
Follow Us on Instagram 
-Follow Kara on Twitter
 Like Us on Facebook
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-Visit meet, and comment on other blogs!
(Try to visit at least three our four blogs! Leave comments get this hop out there and have fun!)

– Grab our button, and share this awesome Blog Hop!

– Don’t forget to e-mail me for a chance to be a Co-Host for next week!

Next week, we may link up our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook’s! Which one one do you want to link up? Let me know in the comments! 

                                                   Crazy Perfect Life

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The Day Is Almost Here

It is crazy.. We looked at this house over a month ago! 

And this is exactly how the story went.. 

Justin and I decided to start looking at houses.. well that became my full time job! Every second I was looking at houses, contacting my realtor  or asking my parents! 

We went through a couple houses, and they were all big NO’S right away! Then there came a white two story house.. I fell in love with it! (I was never a big fan of two story houses, I blame that on my dad). Well they day I saw the house it went off the market… 

I was so sad! Well a couple weeks later, it came back on the market, and we were one of the first people to go look at it.. and we even put in an offer.. But they didn’t accept it.. 

Heartbroken once again!! 

After that happened.. I slowed down on the house hunting for awhile.. Then one day I saw this cute Ranch.. I called my realtor up, and we went to look at it right away. 
We get there, walk in the door and my realtor told me that there is an offer on the house, but it is not accepted yet (my stomach turns). 

So we pretty much had 5 mintes to go through the house, and decide if we want to put in an offer!! 

Well I LOVED the house!! WAY more than the two story we lost a month ago then!! 

So we put in the offer.. We had to wait almost a week to find out if they accepted the offer or not! Can I say that was the LONGEST week of my life!! 

But, It all worked out in the end and I got my dream starter house!!

And now the time has come, WE CLOSE ON THURSAY and get the keys three days later!! 

I am Nervous and Excited all at once!! 

I know this is a huge step in my life, and I can’t wait to get started! 

If anyone has any moving/packing adivice I would Love to know! 

I told myself I was going to start packing over the weekend, and I packed one box and quit… I need some motovation! (I’m sure once I have those keys in my hand, I’ll be the fastest packer ever!)
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If you have not figured it out yet, family is extremely important to me! 

I am so close to my family and they mean the world to me! 

So I thought it would only be right for my readers to know about my family! 
 this is everyone expect one person 
and it goes left to right 
Justin, me, Kelly, Kristen, Cody, Mommy, and Daddy 
We are missing Hubie (Kellys boyfriend) 

My Daddy, and am 10% daddy’s little girl! I have been since day one! The main thing we do together is hunting it is “our” little thing to do together! With out my dad I would not be getting this house! He is so good updating things and designing! I need to give him a big thanks for getting me a job this summer, so I can start designing kitchens and baths! 

 This is Kelly and Riley.. 
Kelly is the oldest. She is a civil Engineer. 

This is Kristen, She is the middle child and she is a Nurse! 

I have always looked up to my sisters for everything! And I could not have had better role models to look up to!! 

This is my Mmmy, (yes I still call my mom and dad mommy and daddy, that is how it is in my phone too) 
But my mommy is one of the strongest people I know! She is an amazing person, and would do anything for anyone! My parents have been married for over 27 years, and give me a picture of what my life will look like! They have the best marriage and I just hope that one day I can have a marriage like they have!! 

This is Riley ( my nephew) He was supporting the huge win for the Buckeyes with his new shoes!

As you can see.. I have been blessed with an amazing family! They support me and everything I do, and help me in life! 

Also, I made a facebook for the blog!!

Don’t forget about the blog hop on Wednesday!! 
Hope you all come back!! 

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Well Hello Friday!!

Hello Friday!
I first want to thank everyone that joined in on the “Half Way There Blog Hop.” It was my first one ever! I know it wasn’t huge! But I’m hoping it only gets bigger! I think I will try to post one every week! I hope you will all come back and join!! 
It is always fun meeting new bloggers!!

Now on to my life

Your not my favorite right now. I know your only a part time job.. but you really annoy me! Ready to start my designing job in the summer!! 

Thanks for doing laundry for me today!! And putting the clothes away! (I don’t mind doing laundry, and but I HATE putting clothes away) So thanks for doing that and letting me relax when I got home from work! 

We close in ONE WEEK! I am so excited! We are going on Saturday to pick our stuff for the master bathroom!! It is so exciting! But my apartment .. You are too small.. And I have too much stuff for you! I think I am going to start packing soon! (yes, that does not sound fun at all!) 

 And Question for you all! Do you want to see picture of the house before.. then way after when were done? Or should I wait, and put up all the before and after pictures at once? 

Thank you for getting a long better! They will give each other kisses now! That’s a such improvement since we got them! They hated it each other! And, now they don’t!

Don’t forget to come back to the Half Way There Blog Hop On Wednesday! 

Follow me on Instagram & Twitter
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Blog Hop! Come Join!

Now it’s time to relax, and meet some new bloggers!

Welcome to the first Half Way There Blog Hop! Join in! Find some new blogger, check out their post, leave some comments, and make new friends! 
Every week, We will pick a new Co-host to help us out! email me to kara(dot)schwieterman(at)gmail(dot)com for consideration! 

Now Join In!  
– Follow your Host (Me) 
( by GFC+ and Bloglovin’)
Follow Me on Instagram 
-Follow Us on Twitter

-Visit meet, and comment on other blogs!

– Grab our button, and share this awesome Blog Hop!

– Don’t forget to e-mail me for a chance to be a Co-Host for next week! 

Crazy Perfect Life

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Family Pictures

While J and I were in Tennessee over spring break, we got family
pictures done!
This one is my most unfavorite one.. 

The pictures with the truck really mean a lot to us. Justin’s dad
passed away a little over two years ago. It was much unexpected. Went to work
one day and didn’t come home. He had a heart attack. This was his truck. Him
and Justin were best friends, more than best friends. So we thought we would honor
him and take pictures with the truck. I think they turned our great! 
 Yes, I realize that this look like engagement picture.. but do not
worry!! THEY ARE NOT engagement pictures.. not just yet at least!
 Hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures!

Come back tomorrow I will hosting a “Half way There Blog Hop” for the very first time! 

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