Moving Forward

I mean that literally.

One of our offers was accepted!

The downside – it isn’t a four bedroom in the area we preferred. We even had one of our favorites come available again only to get denied a second time.

The upside – it’s a SPACIOUS three bedroom within our budget. The commutes didn’t get any worse than the are now, thank goodness.

The crazy – our closing date (assuming the inspection today doesn’t turn up any monsters) is August 19th…!! Ok, so that’s a month away, but a month in our life goes by SO FAST. So, packing is commencing soon. I don’t want to have a ton to do at the last minute, so will begin collecting boxes and sorting through stuff now. It’s my genuine hope to get rid of a few things before we move.

The new house is lovely, but everyone likes to make a space his or her own. You might say I’m “nesting” in my head right now as I try to picture how things will be decorated, arranged and stored. Have you seen the show “Fixer Upper” on HGTV? Chip and Joanna Gaines are my home renovation/decor heroes and if we lived about a hundred miles closer, I’d be applying to be on their show. Since that’s not the case, I’m scoping HGTV’s website and Pinterest boards for the rustic farmhouse/industrial look I’ve come to love.

On that note…Ebates is a site that I haven’t used much, but want to get into the habit of using because hello! Cash back on online purchases! Right now they are running a referral bonus – $60 for having three friends sign up through my personal referral link and for each friend who signs up, an entry into their Dream Room Giveaway! I would be super duper excited to win that Dream Room so I could make one of the rooms in our new home spectacular. Here’s the link:

<a href=’http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=4nVW3IMce7kkBmkXQK3OQw%3D%3D&eeid=28585&#8242; target=’_blank’ rel=’nofollow’><img src=’http://www.ebates.com/referral/2012/global_files/images/ebates_logo.png&#8217; alt=’Ebates Coupons and Cash Back’ height=’31’ width=’171′ border=’0’/></a>

I really should figure out how to turn that into a pretty button…

Thanks in advance to anyone who signs up! Whether I win or not (reality check: I probably won’t, ha!), you could earn cash back shopping online – which I’m wagering a lot of you do already.

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