You know why my guest post series is crazy? Because every week that I format one to post, I think about how I am one week closer to the wedding. And when it finishes, there will only be a few weeks standing between me and the day I marry my best friend.
You know that thing I said about putting off house searching until after the wedding? Well the day I posted that, I happened to ride through a neighborhood I was passing by after a work appointment and found a house that would make me a happy girl. We got pre-approved for a loan that night. We went and saw that house but it was not for us. Now we are seeing three more this morning. Eeek!
Yes, we are biting off a lot, but we decided to keep looking at houses as long as it stays fun. If it becomes stressful, we'll put it off until we get back from the honeymoon. Right now, we are having a lot of fun, even with our itsy bitsy budget, finding houses we can afford and picturing the possibility of living there. Lowes Promo Code will help with fixer-uppers!
We have found that we have to decide between nice, small houses with a nice sized yard in an older but established neighborhood with hardwoods and purdy kitchens or bigger house that we would never grow out of but slightly underwhelming finishes in a new neighborhood that hasn't stood the test of time and looks like a used car lot when everyone is home, not to mention the dinky, outdated kitchens and wall to wall carpet. I'm leaning towards option A which means we have to live right outside of Raleigh instead of in Raleigh. We are looking at Garner, which I like because it's really close to Raleigh (attached, if you will) but also has enough to sustain itself, including two Targets and two Chickfilas within a few miles of wherever we buy. Yeah, I'm a simpleton. And call me crazy, but I actually like the idea of a small house for a growing family. If we need to buy something a bit larger one day, we can, but if we are happy, we'll stay.
Back to non house stuff. I have warned you before that I don't bat an eye at TMI, right? So I started my period Monday which is a good thing because it means my cycle was "only" 45 days. That's shorter than the last one, and way shorter than they have been historically, so I'm happy. You know why I'm not happy? That would put my next one coming right around the wedding day. I don't even care about the honeymoon, honestly. I am just trying to imagine my bridesmaids holding my wedding dress while I empty the Diva Cup that I just started using this month (and love). (Fear not bridesmaids, I would never make you do that. Unless you are my maid of honor and my sister, who has advocated my Diva Cup use, in which case I may require your assistance. Muahahahahaha.) Hopefully it will come a few days after, or even the week before- but regardless I will just be happy that I have a cycle and deal with whatever happens!
We are starting to pay vendors off and it feels good. Well, it might not feel good to spend $725 with one click (my most recent payment for a vendor), but it feels good getting it done because I don't want to worry about payments right before the wedding. The only person we aren't paying ahead of time is our videographer just because he is from out of town and we haven't met him. We paid him a 50% deposit and will pay him the rest at the church. Anyway, the main point is that I will be really happy after next week when almost everyone will be paid off!
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