Hello hello! So so so sorry I haven't blogged lately. My friends have already gotten onto me about it so here I am again! The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind. From officially starting my summer job (and absolutely LOVING it!) to running around with friends, and making a quick trip back up to gorgeous Tallahassee where we finally found THE PERFECT HOUSE! We signed the lease Friday morning and I'm so excited!
The house is so charming. There's a big front yard and huge backyard where we plan to put our slip n' slide and kiddie pool so we don't die of heat in August and September. It's also where the hammock will reside along with the old-fashioned wood and rope swing I'm going to try and talk the bestie's boyfriend into making to hang from the big oak tree. There is a little screened in porch on the side where we could put some rocking chairs and the inside of the house is precious. Hardwood floors, wood paneling on the walls. Old windows inside the house, skeleton key doors, nice big kitchen (actually there are 2 kitchens because it used to be a duplex! The bestie loves this :] ) where we can house all our mason jars and sweet tea, and overall it's just the cutest house I've ever seen. It's close to campus, in a good neighborhood, and the bus practically comes right up to our frontyard! Talk about "meant to be."
I'm already looking at Southern Living magazines to get some ideas on how we can decorate. We've already got an adorable collection of eclectically mismatched furniture and knick-knacks that are going to make it home for us. My grandpa is graciously providing us with a beautiful solid wood kitchen table and some other antique furniture that just needs a good paint job and some sanding for that amazing distressed look.
For some reason I'm in a planting mood and I'm researching hydrangeas and daisies (my favorite flower... the happy flower :] ). I'd love if we could have a little vegetable garden in the backyard somewhere as well as some gorgeous flowers to add some color. I think we're also planning on composting so if anyone has tips on how to compost or any tips on the best way to plant some gorgeous hydrangeas let me know!
It's all very exciting and I can't wait until August 1st! :] Well I'm off to Lowe's to see if there are any hydrangeas I can experiment with here while I'm at home!
Love, hugs, and southern living...