I love this rustic meets modern home I found on pinterest. Totally my style!
Can I just take a minute to say how grateful I am to have such a sensible and frugal husband? Without him I would probably be a Carrie Bradshaw with all of my money hanging in my closet. We recently started the adventure of buying a home. After renting for years, we are finally in a place where we can settle down. We are done with school, and looking for our first place and the whole process should probably be more exciting but stuff like this tends to just stress me out. Trevor is very practical, while I of course dream a little bigger. I want something "more" while my husband talks me back down to reality. The only debt Trevor and I have is student debt, which is pretty common for people our age, and in an effort to get that sorted out as fast as possible it is important that we don't just live within our means, but below our means.
I have never been someone that really cared about Keeping up with the Joneses, but with the rise of social media I feel like that has infected a lot of people, even me a little bit. "But why can't I have the gorgeous all white kitchen right now?" I am embarrassed to admit I even have thoughts like this sometimes, but I am just trying to keep it real here. Let's be honest, I know a lot of us have thoughts like this. Thankfully my husband is nothing like me in that regard, and he is grounded, smart and savvy. I guess we make a good match in that way, he brings me down a little bit, and I lift him up, meeting somewhere in the middle where we both become better.
And while we are on the topic of day dreaming and wanting things, have you all seen Lauren Conrad's digs? I mean, hello. It is Lauren Conrad after all, and she has always done everything right, expect that one time she picked that one boy over going to Paris with Vogue, but we all make mistakes once in awhile so I forgive her for that one.
Anyways, for those who have gone through the process of buying a home, bless your hearts. It is going to be an interesting adventure over the next few months. It will be nice to finally paint a wall without having to ask someone else for permission! I am looking forward to that place called HOME.