When You Become a Grownup ... You Buy a House

When You Become a Grownup ... You Buy a House

So here's the thing - no one tells you when you become a grownup. There's no magical age associated with it, there's no certificate and no ceremony. Somewhere along the way it just kind of happens... Let me be really honest, becoming a grownup was a very, very slow process for me. I haven't really been in a hurry for a grown-up life when it comes to marriage, kids, buying a house or anything else really. 

But there will be a moment that you think to yourself, "Oh sh*t, I am an ADULT." and then you are one and all of these adult decisions start to happen. Like... one of my recent decisions is ... well... I am going to buy a house. 

... Taking a deep breath because now it's REAL. 

After six years of living in the same apartment, I came to the realization that I'm ready for more. Living in this apartment complex has been great, and easy, and convenient, and safe. I'm really going to miss it actually, but I'm ready for more. I'm ready to be able to paint, and decorate, and have more space, and have a yard, and all of those things that people get to do in a house. I'm ready to pay money to own something. 

It's terrifying, it's exhilarating, I have no idea what I am dong, but this process has taught me SO much! I had no idea how all of the steps it takes to buy a house. 

AND, the most exciting part is that I get to decorate it just like I want it! For instance, the current owners 'baby room' is going to be my office. So if you have your own 'office makeover' post, or you have seen cute ideas, send them my way! 

I'm thinking about painting this baby room ... 

A deep turquoise color! Thoughts? Any budget friendly tips you can share?

Also, have you bought a house? What was your experience and what should I keep in mind as we go through inspection, etc? 

Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Im a huge fan of the deep torquoise! I love it!!

  2. I love the deep turquoise!! My fiance and I keep talking about buying a house! It seems so adult haha

  3. My one advice would be not to get too attached to a house until it goes through! I would walk into a house and day dream and then be so disappointed when the owners picked another offer. We went through 10 different houses before getting ours because the market is so competitive.

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  4. Oooo I love that deep turquoise color! Especially with the bright white furniture!!


  5. Congratulations! I would love to buy my own place...someday!

  6. Congratulations! I bought my first house almost 5 years ago and I'm actually in the process of putting it on the market now so I'll get to experience selling as well. I love the deep turquoise paint color!


  7. Congrats! Can't wait to see how you decorate as I love that wall color!


  8. Congratulations!! I low key cannot wait to get my own house and decorate!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  9. Congrats babe! I can't wit to own my own home! My husband and I hope to start looking within the next few years!

    xo Ashley

  10. Congratulations, girly! How awesome. Kudos to you!! :) Excited to see what you do with your new place.

  11. Congratulations! Buying a house is a huge step into "adult-life" I am currently saving for one now and its very hard to save money but I am excited and very ready for my own house.

    xo Courtney Drew

  12. AHH congratulations! Also I absolutely adore your idea for that room. So fun!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

  13. Oh how fun!! I love that most people are doing light colors and you are jumping into the dark paint. So perfect! Congrats girl!

    Sara Kate Styling


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