Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mi casa, ma maison, mein haus!


Guess what? After months of agonizing over where to live, buy or build, etc., we're building a house! It will be in a subdivision, however, not on acres of land as yet. Imagine...me...in the suburbs! What's next!? Please don't say it or even think it - I refuse to buy the suburban!

James and I went to the design center and made a million decisions regarding the house. Phew! I'm so glad that is over because, while fun, it was stressing me out a bit. It's hard to determine how you want to style your home from scratch. Most of us make do with what is currently in the home or make changes throughout the years, but just think if you had limitless choices, but a limited bank roll and how that can drive you a little nutty!

Overall, we had the best time choosing all of the little details for our first house. It was a surreal, giddy and frightening feeling! I realized how ridiculous the whole thing can get when the designer exclaimed, "Time to pick out grout!" with far too much enthusiasm! True story.

Oh, I forgot to tell you one of the most amazing qualities of the new house (insert sound effect here) - the master bedroom has TWO walk-in closets! TWO closets! I can't believe that I am going to have my own, fabulous closet!

Talk about obsessing over this house situation, I'm barely sleeping lately thinking about the decor, the parties and the memories we'll make at this new house. The house is scheduled to be completed in November, which means that we'll get to light the fireplace and enjoy our first Christmas in our first house this year. James has promised to put up Christmas lights and I've literally researched outdoor Christmas decorations on the internet. Am I a weirdo or an eccentric? Not sure, but would really like to figure this out! I can't believe I have six months of tourture left!

I think I've convinced James that a swimming pool is a basic need of mine, so I look forward to inviting everyone over for a nice dip in our pool as well as some fruity cocktails!