Top Ten: January Finds, Part Two

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We are officially homeowners! A few people have jokingly said welcome to the world of debts! I mean, gee, thanks, that’s one way to look at it. Personally, I’m looking at it as a way to really make it our own. I’ll be posting soon on how the progress of our house is moving along. In case you missed it, last week was about narrowing down color selections for basically the entire house- there was no color flow except for beige walls and beige walls were not staying! Our contractor started yesterday on the popcorn ceiling. That came off so easy, it got done in one day as oppose to three. So exciting!

As promised, here’s Part Two of the monthly finds:

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Top Ten: January Finds, Part One

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Happy New Year!

All right, I’ll be honest. This post is really supposed to have been for last month (yesterday), but I’ve been caught by surprise by some kind of cold or flu. So, I was hoping to sort of pass this off as part of for January and then do another one at the end of the month as usual. So, here goes:

Some of you might disagree, but I think it’s really hard for it to feel like it’s truly Christmas when it’s literally 70 degrees outside. But believe me, I’m milking all this warm weather as much as I can. We spent a good chunk of Christmas day outside and with windows and doors thrown open. But the cold and the snow is practically synonymous with Christmas. Growing up, Christmas was always cold. It doesn’t really get cold here in the Lowcountry. It fluctuates and confuses my body. Maybe one day I’ll have a real white Christmas.

With winter and Christmas on my mind,  I have included a variety in my monthly rounds of Christmasy things to tropical homes:

1)My wish list from Loom Decor is pretty long. And with a new house coming up, I’ve got plenty of windows to fill up. It’s too soon to say which ones will be right for the house, but I think this one is pretty chic.

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Top Ten: November Finds

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We are getting so close to officially looking for a house that we’re starting to get our act together. We’ve got a list together of what’s important to have in a house (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a yard) and a couple of things we’d rather not have (Major HOA fees and house/driveway on a main road). A couple of websites have been a big help in re-examining where we can afford to live in the Charleston area.

Since we’ve gone to Bryson City, I don’t have another trip planned. Of course, I’ve started thinking about it: Amelia Island, New England, wine country in California and so my long list goes on. Of course, it depends largely on what kind of house we end up getting, but nothing stops me from dreaming.

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Top Ten: October Finds

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You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as much this month. Even with hobbies, I need to step back and take a break to prevent myself from getting too burnt out.

This month was more about some self-reflecting moments. I had wanted to step back from blogging to read some more books, which is currently Decorative Carpet and Made to Order as well as some light hearted reading by Rick Riordan. If you haven’t read his stuff, you should! He’s fantastically sarcastic and he’s a teaser. A very funny guy.

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Top Ten: September Finds

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So, I know this post is a little late, what with it being called “September Finds” and all, but the monthly round ups are one of my favorite series. I couldn’t let this one go.

Temperatures might be plummeting this month, but it’s not quite cool enough to bring myself to get my faux fur throw out of the closet. However, what I have brought myself to do is book a cabin in the mountains for a weekend. I still have a little bit of time in front of me to do some research for things to do, specifically in Bryson City, NC. If you’ve been, let me know what you enjoyed. Cherokee might be nearby, but I can’t be bothered with the casinos as I never win anything. The year I turned 18, I bought lottery tickers every other week or so and never won a thing. I realized from that point on that it’s just not where my luck’s at, so I quit wasting my money on it. Who knows, though? Maybe in 20 years, I’ll feel super lucky enough one day to give it another try.

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