Boring Blog…

I just wanted to say sorry for the boring blog lately! 
I have had no time! 
(But, I am not complaining!) 
This house is keeping me so busy, and school, yes one week of classes + 4 exams.. and its SUMMER! 
Summer can not come fast enough! And then I get to start my new designing job! Which I am super excited for! That will open a whole new chapter in my life, and I am so ready for it! 

Things on my mind: 

Decisions: I suck at making them.. I change my mind every two or three seconds! I think I have everything for both bath rooms picked out. Who am I kidding, I still have to pick out lighting, paint colors, towels, and all the extra stuff!! 

Police Officers: When people don’t move over when they see a police officer has someone pulled over. It makes me so MAD! I understand, we all “hate” police officers when they pull us over, (yes I do to) but make them have a safer job. Move over, or change lanes so you give them room to be safe. 

Shopping: Your getting a little too out of control! I have gotten so much for the new house, but I can’t just stop myself! It is crazy how exciting it is! And thanks, to the boyfriend who went shopping with me tonight! I didn’t even have to beg him that much!! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!
Don’t forget, I am still attempting on writing a post for you all to get to know me better! So ask questions that you want to know about me!! 

The “half way there hop will be back next week” email me if you want a chance to Co-host! 
kara.schwieterman@gmail.com

Have a wonderful Friday & weekend!! 
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Hair Time!!

Okay friends.. I need help! I know I already did a post
about my hair!
You can find it here.
But now I kind of think I want to change it up! But everyone
likes something different.. And me, I don’t know what I like!!
Boyfriend likes blonde and long 
Sisters & Mother like brown or blonde and short


 These two are what the family likes.. They really like the first picture hair style 
(yes that was my graduation cake!!)



You all know what kind of hair style I have now.. 
So it is time to be honest…. 

What do you like, and what looks best on me?








{{Also, I know I haven’t done a lot of post directly about me, so I thought about doing a post to answer peoples questions! 
So leave me questions to answer! 
Or you can e-mail me kara(dot)schwieterman(at)gmail.com}}
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Weekend Shenanigans & My House Progress!

This weekend was pretty low key.. Let’s see, we worked on the house, I went to work, we worked on the house, I went to work, we worked on the house.. yes you get the picture!! 
And now… I’m sick. I thought I have left my blog for too long, and I also want to say sorry! I haven’t been on my blogger A+ game lately.. I have not even gotten to read my favorite blogs since about Wednesday!!  (horrible me.. I know) 
So I thought I would give you all an update on the house!! 

My father and Justin working hard!! 

The progress: All the windows are clean! Both of the bathroom’s are completely gutted! I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is! All the bathroom’s are down to the studs! And now it is so exciting to see all what we can do with the house! 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
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Congrats! We Made It Half Way Through The Week!





YOU MADE IT HALF WAY THROUGH THE WEEK!
Now it’s time to relax, and meet some new bloggers!


Welcome to the Third 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!




The Rules 
– Follow your Host (Me) 
( by GFC+ and Bloglovin’)
-Follow Kristen’s Blog
Kristen’s Blog
Follow Us on Instagram 
-Follow Kara on Twitter
 Like Us on Facebook
Kara’s Facebook
Kristen’s Facebook

Meet our New Co-Host
Follow Her by GFC! 
Jackie’s Blog
Follow Her On Instagram
Jackie’s Instagram
Follow Her on Twitter 
Jackie’s Twitter


-Visit meet, and comment on other blogs!
(Try to visit at least three our four blogs/Instagrams! 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!


This we are linking up Instagrams! Don’t have one don’t worry! Just link up your blog and we will be sure to visit! (You can even link up your Instagram & Blog if you want) 



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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! 





Saturday


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 (atfouroclock.com). 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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WE GOT IT!

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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HALF WAY THERE BLOG HOP

YOU MADE IT HALF WAY THROUGH THE WEEK!
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) 
( by GFC+ and Bloglovin’)
-Follow Kristen’s Blog
Kristen’s Blog
Follow Us on Instagram 
-Follow Kara on Twitter
 Like Us on Facebook
Kara’s Facebook
Kristen’s Facebook


-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! 



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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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