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Ok, so things have been pretty busy since we moved into the house and I haven’t had the time or inclination to get around to posting properly. But these past few days I’ve come down with a pretty bad cold and I can’t leave home lest I infect the innocents (or inflict my sickly appearance on them).

Being in a house we can call our own has been great so far. There’s just something about it being yours that makes it more “homey” i suppose. We have a few things we’ve been planning like tearing down the cheap curtains in favor of timber blinds and having a verandah put up. But we’ll take our time because now that we’ve moved in all our stuff and new new furniture has arrived (whoopee) I’m feeling rather lazy. After all the anticipation and running around it’s nice to just sit around and enjoy what we’ve finally bought ourselves. The various family members have come and gone and overall the responses have been very positive and I’m relieved. The dog even settled in like we had lived here all the time. I was very worried we’d be cleaning lots of “mistakes” off the cream carpet but all has been well in doggyland and no such thing ever happened.

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I’ve been slowly packing the house up since December but I’m really in full tilt now! The kitchen only contains the bare minimum to keep us in food until Friday, everything else has been mercilessly boxed up. My precious makeup collection has been tidied into boxes and I’m working out of a little bag with the essentials now. It’s very thrilling.

In the meantime I’m also getting nervous about things. Shooting off emails to my conveyancer and personal banker left and right. I’m sure they’re sick of me already, but i have so many last minute things i want to check. A large and very dull part of today was also devoted to changing our address with the relevant companies, organizing for last bills to be send for utilities and setting up utilities for the new place. Hopefully we won’t be moving again after this for a very very long time, cos I’ve moved every year since moving to Melbourne and I’m thoroughly tired of it.

Another thing has been playing on my mind. My parents and brother are going to be visiting from interstate over the easter break and they didn’t see the house before i bought it. The only person we brought along to approve it prior to purchasing was my Mother in law. I’m extremely anxious that they’re not going to approve. They liked the domain profile, but everything is meant to look good in the ad right?

Hope you’re all heaving a great Chinese New Years and Valentines today 🙂 We celebrated Valentines with takeout because we’re lame and didn’t organise anything. Our weekend was full of other things this week

1. House inspections were going on at the place we’re currently in. We’re hoping someone will want to take over our lease when we move out because we’re breaking lease. A lot of people came so hopefully one of them will apply. It’d ease my mind a lot as if we don’t find anyone we have to keep paying rent after we move out until someone applies.

2. Land measurements were carried out for the new house. We can now sign all the papers our conveyencer has sent us and return them. I’m so excited!

3. New years dinner and lunch spent with the Inlaws. I’m like a tub of lard after eating so much roast pork. I can’t help it, mum in law makes it so good!

4. Our ebay sales for our furniture finished around midnight last night and everything sold. Most of the stuff went for a good price, but I’d have liked the couch to go for a bit more then $75. Ah well. A lot of people showed up today for pickup and I feel a little lighter being rid of unwanted furniture. We’re starting to list some more things now. Our ebay ID is eggy99 if you’re interested. I’m trying to sell my mens size 4 doc martens, only worn twice!

5. We’ve booked the movers and the steam cleaners. yay. I feel progress. Half our home is also in neatly packed and labled boxes.

This song has been stuck in my head all weekend after sitting around the Inlaws watching Foxtel. It’s the song they use on the Lifestyle channel ads.

p.s. an update on the market thing. I’m never going again. we went twice and both times we only made about $80 profit. People only wanted to buy things for $1 or $2. Someone tried to bargain the Guess bag i was selling down to $2… i had only put it as $5 cos i was trying to get rid of it but cmon…

After having bought our home, my mind has been full of ideas for furniture and decoration. Right at the front of this has been the bedroom. For about a year hubby and I have been sleeping with our mattress on the floor all while chanting the mantra “we’ll get a bed set when we have a new house”. So my husband has decreed, now that we have a house, the bedroom is the first thing we will furnish.

My main concern in the new house is that it’s all very white. The family that lived there before had white carpet, white walls and white furniture. All a little bit bland. I want to keep the neutral background (white carpet and white walls but paint the skirting a contrasting color, maybe brown) and bring color to the room with items that can easily be changed. The above picture appeals to me with the use of bed linen and the carpet to add contrast to the room. I am also a big fan of the Hemnes range of furniture used. The only part i am not a fan of is the pink box at the end of the bed. I would prefer a large wooden chest in place instead.