Friday, September 19, 2014

soon I won't have moving to talk about

As per usual, there will be no apology for my disappearance as of late. Suffice it to say that buying a house is a huge timesuck. We set up everything just to cancel it and set it up again. Deliveries are being rerouted, time off work is being renegotiated, and the packing. Oh, the packing.

Clearly, Bauer is over all the boxes, too.

BUT... there is light at the end of the tunnel full of paperwork and cooperation (and money. Lots of money). We successfully closed on selling our house on Wednesday and now, quite possibly as you read this (7 a.m. central time) we're making it official on our new house. I feel like Beyonce's Put a Ring on It is an appropriate song for the situation, but maybe in a parody form, like Put a Wreath on It? Like I liked it, as in my new red front door, so I put a wreath on it? Get it? Can someone get Weird Al on that?

Anyway.

There's still much to be done with moving and decorating and picture hanging and the like. I basically want to go to Waco, Texas, buy everything at Magnolia Market, and then kidnap Joanna Gaines (form Fixer Upper on HGTV) to make my house look perfect. I keep trying to figure out an affordable, legal way to make this scenario work, but so far, no luck. I guess Hobby Lobby and pinterest will have to do. And antique malls, at which I have become a regular. Apparently there aren't many almost 30-year-olds searching out quirky teapots these days.

Oh, and I applied to be on House Hunters on August 5th because YOLO and all that. I honestly forgot about it because the reality of buying a house was bigger than possibly being on a reality show. I got an email yesterday - six weeks later - from a casting agent asking where we were in the process and that ideally we would be newly under contract. Sorry lady, that ship has sailed... but it's kind of a bummer because how pretentious and ridiculous would I have been? The answer is very. Gotta play it up for the cameras.

Beyond house stuff, I did get to have a little Mindy Project watch party with two of my favorite people and it was great. Thai food (in honor of Beyonce Pad Thai), champagne, and girl talk during commercials. A simple night, so fun, and we've already decided we have to do it again for the finale.

I'm taking Friday and Monday off of work to move and being that Comcast is nothing but problems, who knows when I will actually have internet? I'm sure I'll be posting on instagram because I have to see which filter my new house looks best with, so keep up with me there.

20 comments:

  1. I love hearing about your house process! And yes, the put a wreath on it is totally weird al worthy! I'm glad you took some time to hang with friends and relax for the premiere. Good luck with everything!

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  2. DAMN YOU for that link to Magnolia Market. DAMN YOU! I want to buy all the things. ALL of them.

    Congratulations on closing on the old and hopefully as we speak closing on the new. I'm really excited for you guys.

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  3. How exciting! Well, except for the packing and actually moving part. ;)
    But YAY for a new house!

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  4. I love these house posts, so I will be sad when you are done moving. I expect you to share all your cool decorating projects because well it's like HGTV on your blog. :)

    Hobby Lobby sent me a 40% off coupon for their grand opening and tonight is the night I find something to use it on!

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  5. I swear if you get all your ish together in your new home before me, I'll cry. I can't believe we have been in our home THREE months! But I am glad things seem to be going smooth on the closing front!

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  6. I would be such a snobby jerk if I was on House Hunters. It would be WONDERFUL. Best of luck with your move and Comcast.

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  7. Damm why did HGTV take FOREVER to respond!! That would have been exciting. But glad to hear you are moving along. P.S. comcast suckkkkks. I hated everything about them. good luck with that :\ What is Beyonce Pad Thai!?

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  8. This is awesome! I'm so very excited for you & can't wait to see some pictures of your new digs!

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  9. Moving is SO expensive, who knew. I never moved once as a kid (okay, once when I was less than a year old so that obviously doesn't count) so this is all new to me. Lawyer fees, land transfer fees, so many dang fees!! Congrats on selling your house and moving, that must be SO chaotic. We move next week but we were just renting so we just have to clean and leave our keys behind I guess... bit less stressful than selling! Good luck this weekend!!! XO

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  10. Congrats!! I just moved myself so I definitely feel your pain. Hope the rest of the process goes over smoothly and easily!

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  11. So excited for you. Hope the move goes well. I was wondering why you weren't answering my texts! Catch me up when you can with pictures!!

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  12. Oh my! That face Bauer! LOVE IT!

    I have never heard of Magnolia Market but omg!!! I want it all!

    I am so excited for you!!!!!! Congrats on the new house, cant wait to see pictures!

    Hellllo Diamond Dan! MMM MMMMMM!

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  13. OMG I am so bummed you're not going to be on House Hunters, you would have been famous!!! But yay for moving soon, I know it's a lot of work but so worth it!

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  14. YAY!!!! Congrats Lauren and hope everything is going smoothly. Don't even get me started on the horror that is cable companies. I'll put a call into Al for you and see what I can do ;)
    Looking forward to seeing the new place!

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  15. Moving can be so tedious, but just think about when it is all finished and you guys are settled ! :)

    A new adventure :)

    ~ Lu
    xx
    http://littlestepsbigheart.blogspot.com

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  16. Glad that moving day is finally here for you!! I'm very excited for you! (When you kidnap Joanna Gaines can I please borrow her before you return her?)
    I haven't updated you lately but we found a house too! I'm very excited! We close Oct 16th!
    Also, I love the Mindy Project and this week's episode was funny. :)

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  17. I'd be jealous of having Fri-Mon off it weren't for the moving part... moving is the actual worst. Godspeed!

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  18. Woo!!!! Congrats on the house! Too bad the house hunter thing DIDNT work out!

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  19. Moving sucks! But it's so exciting for so many reasons. I probably would have applied for House Hunters except I couldn't figure out how we would even take the time for filming. It was crazy enough doing everything to buy the house. Congrats on the new home. As for decorating just remember you can take your time. You don't have to do it all at once. Most people don't have the time or the money for it!!

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  20. I love the Mindy Project- how funny was it the first episode? I just love how "normal" she is!

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