Making the Announcement

As you read in my last post, (If you didn’t, you can read it HERE), my husband and I bought a house about a month ago. We kept it a secret during the entire process which lasted about 2 months.

Keeping it a secret at the same time of having to pack, was not the easiest. Especially when my Mother in Law lives with us. Any time she went to work, ran errands or saw her sister, I would use that time to pack the rooms that she didn’t go into. (The Master, my sons room, our bathroom) My Mother in Law have a good relationship and talk about most things, so keeping it a secret from her was really hard, especially the closer it got to signing.

The day that we went in to sign for the house, my husband and I discussed how and when we were going to tell our family. We agreed we would do it the next day, a Sunday, since I go and see my parents that day anyways and would find a way to bring them over.

My husband told his mom that he needed her to drop him off at a co-workers house to pick up the company vehicle so he could go and run a job out of town. I told my parents that my husband had bought a truck from someone but he needed me to go pick it up and I needed them to follow me home. This wasn’t a complete lie because he was looking to buy a truck, just not that day Lol.

So we planned on meeting at about 5, but he ended up getting home early that day so we left at about 3:30. We pull up to the house, and my mom was looking around for a truck. Luckily, our neighbor from across the street has a truck so I told them that was the one I was picking up, while I waited for my husband to get out of the car. (They didn’t recognize my Mother in Laws car as she had recently purchased it.)

It turns out, while I was waiting for him to get out of the car, he was trying to get his mom to get out of the car. She was fighting with him on it because she didn’t understand why she had to get out of the car. Then I had to tell my mom and step-dad to get out of the car. My mom kept questioning why they had to get out of the car. I got my son out, and my step-dad saw my husband getting out of the car. They still didn’t catch on that the truck was a lie.

We started to walk up to the house, and stood underneath the tree in the front yard. My husband turns around and goes, “Well we have some news…” and my mom asked if we bought a house. They were all so excited and in shock. So we went inside and gave them a tour of the house and backyard. Gave the story of the journey to buying the house. I did a video call to my grandma and my sister to give them the news as well. It was an exciting day for all and it was such a blessing to get to celebrate and share the news with our family.


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We Bought A House

A couple months ago we started looking to buy a house. My husband had a friend from Bible Study who was a realtor and had talked to him about our interests and needs and asked if he could send us any houses that fit our price range. We weren’t in any hurry to buy a house, but we also didn’t want to renew another year on our lease.

For a while, we were sent houses, and none were any that peeked our interest to go look at. One day, however; while my husband was getting ready for work, I received an email with another list of houses. One in particular really caught our attention, I showed my husband the pictures and instantly, my husband got on the phone with the realtor to set up a time for us to go look. (Me actually, since I was the one to go look at it first while my husband was working.)

That day, I asked my mom to watch my son while I went to go run a quick errand. My mom is never one to really question why she needs to watch him, but of course, while trying to keep this a secret, she asked where I was going. I just told her that my husband needed me to go do something for him, as this isn’t something uncommon and it never gets questioned further. Luckily the house is about 10 minutes from my mom’s so it wasn’t going to be something that would take a long time.

I went to go look at the house and afterwards put in a hold (deposit? I’m not entirely sure the correct terms for the process) and then that evening, we put in a bid for the house. Now, we had always heard to put in a lower bid than what they’re asking to get a better price for the house. However, in this case, so many people had put in a bid for this house, we went a little over the asking price. That night my husband called and was saying how someone put in a higher bid than us, but the homeowners still chose our bid.

That started the whole process. Now, we filled out all the paperwork, gave our driver’s license, socials, income information, tax documents, etc. We had to take a first time home buyer’s course. But, our problems came in when it came to 2 vehicles under my husband’s name. 1 vehicle being my Mother in Law’s. It’s her car, she pays for it, but my husband is the primary name on it. We had to show proof that she was the one making the payments, but my husband is also on her bank account. So that was the first problem, mainly because she had no idea we were buying a house. Luckily, she had been having problems with the car after only owning it for less that a year. It was easy to convince her to just trade it in, but to get it only in her name. Done. Next, my husband had a van that he had purchased the year before that they wanted off his name. He wasn’t attached to it, and I was the primary driver of it, so we sold it to a dealership. Done. Now, the problem came in when we were getting close to the deadline of the house, and they were wanting the release of lien on the vehicles. Those had been requested already, but take about 2 weeks to come in, and we didn’t have 2 weeks to wait.

Finally, on the last day to submit everything for approval, they just asked for proof of all debt paid on the vehicles. (Which we had already done, but whatever lol) So I resent all the paperwork, my husband got on a 3 way call with the financer of the vehicles to confirm that all debt had been paid and that all payments were made on time. Done. We scheduled a day to sign. 2 Months after the homebuying process, we were done, signed, and the keys were ours.

Let me tell you, the relief after signing was the best feeling. I knew there was a lot to buying a house. But I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time, and at one point thinking that it just wasn’t going to work out and it wasn’t meant to be. Now, we’ve been in our new home for about a month now, already had our first payment come up. It is so nice knowing that the money we are spending on a home is actually going to something that will be ours. It has been such a tremendous blessing and I’m so excited to be in a place my son will get to grow up in without having to worry about being told to leave after a year.


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Little Life Update

Wow, wow, wow! I can’t believe the last time I was able to write on here was in July! And here we are in October. Fall is here! The year is starting to come to an end, and this year is still crazy!

The last time I came on here, I talked about keeping the secret of buying a house. And then I kind of vanished. I will have a whole post talking about sharing the news of buying a house with our family, but for now, I want to bring you up to speed. (If you’re even interested LOL)

Basically, the beginning of August we were finally able to sign on our house. It took longer than we expected and then our lease was up at the end of August. Again, packing and moving took a big longer than we thought and took about a week longer than anticipated to finally get everything out of our last place. I would say, we finally got settled, about 2 weeks ago.

With that, came some struggles. My son didn’t take to the move very well. I mean, he’s 3 so I’m not sure how much he understood about not being able to go back to our old house anymore. He was moodier than usual. Wasn’t sleeping very well. And with trying to unpack and adjusting, it was hard and tiring and painful. My lower back still hurts from moving. My son finally got used to the new house, went through a growth spurt, which was another struggle. Got him back to sleeping at night. And then last week. Something else happened. I’m not even quite sure to be able to explain it. I’m not sure if it’s another growth spurt, him being 3, or what. He’s not sleeping through the night AGAIN. He’s a bit snippy. Again, he’s a 3 year old that’s not getting much sleep. That combo doesn’t go well together. (Lord help me)

With all that, I haven’t found the time to sit and focus. My mind is in a fog from the lack of sleep. My body is exhausted. And my motivation is low for just about anything. But I’m trying to stay positive. If anyone has any pointers on dealing with a 3 year old, especially one that suddenly doesn’t want to sleep well at night, please, all advice is welcome. (Unless you’re not going to be nice. Positivity only please LOL)

Sorry for this jumble scatter of my thoughts in an update post, but that’s my mind right now. But I promise to share more on the house, holiday posts, gift ideas, etc. Let me know what you want to see on here. Take care and I hope everyone is having a great start of Fall!

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The Biggest Secret

Good day everyone and welcome to July!

Is it just me or has this year been the longest yet faster year ever? I know it’s been the craziest year that I have ever had to experience.

One thing that this year has brought, is the biggest secret I have ever had to keep and honestly, hoping none of my family reads or knows about my website/blog. (Because this would totally ruin everything) And if you are my family reading this, I would hope you could keep your mouth quiet and pretend everything is a surprise when this is all complete.

For our family, our biggest goal that w have been working for these past few years and especially this year has been to be able to get our own house. We have been very blessed and fortunate enough to be able to rent a house these past 6 years, but while it’s a home, it’s not our home.

Now comes the secret. For the past 3-4 weeks we have actually been working on actually getting a house. We have been looking for a while now actually, but never got serious about it. (Meaning we would browse for fun until we could look for real) We everything got real, really fast. We know someone from Bible study who is a realtor and has been sending us some homes to look at and one morning we got an email with a few listings, one house having been posted that morning. It was everything we had been looking for! We called to get a tour and that same day, went in looked, placed a hold and put in an offer.

When I say it’s everything we’ve been looking for, it is truly EVERYTHING we have been looking for. A large side gate that we can drive through to get to the huge backyard. A greenbelt behind us so no worries of another house behind us. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, a long driveway (Can you tell we need parking space?) Not 1, but TWO pantries! (This was a big thing for me since our current home doesn’t even have a pantry. It’s beautiful and quiet and no traffic down the street it’s on.

The very next day after putting in our offer, it was accepted! It had a higher bidder than us and they still chose our offer! We did the inspection and with the exception of minor issues, it’s perfect. And the best part? Our move in date would be September 1st, to which our current lease expires August 31. Literally, everything lines up so perfect. When I say this was God, I mean it. Everything has fallen so perfectly in line with our needs that the only explanation is God.

What’s so secret about this? We have not told anybody in our family and we still have a month to keep this quiet. My Mother-in-Law who lives with us doesn’t even know about any of this. We want to get all the papers signed and have a huge surprise waiting for both of our families and I just had to tell someone. So anyone and everyone reading this, just know you all found out about this before any of our family. LOL

This post isn’t meant to brag about finding a home or anything, but it is proof that with hard work and faith, things do fall into place. I didn’t expect any of this to happen so fast, honestly I thought if we were lucky maybe we could start looking next year. I am speechless to even think that in 2 months, we can be in a new home.

While all of this is very exciting, I do still get sad thinking about not being in our current home. It’s a very sentimental place for me. It’s the home I got engaged in, planned a wedding in and where my son has spent the first 3 years of his life in. Our neighbors are amazing and it really is a nice place full of so many memories. But I am very excited and bless to have a home of our own without the possibility of having a lease ended. I’m excited to create new memories in this new home where my son will get to spend the next possibly 15 more years in.



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Look No Further

Wow, it has been quite some time since I have been able to get to posting on here. While away, I have really been working on getting my Facebook page up and running.

I don’t know about you, but with everything that has gone on in the world the past few months, my motivation to get going on anything productive has been slow. Not only that, but I have gone out to work a couple days a week to bring in some extra income, since we have some pretty exciting stuff going on that I can’t wait to share with everyone hopefully VERY soon!

During this time, I have found some amazing ways to get good deals on Amazon, which isn’t the easiest thing to find since there’s not too many ways to get coupons to work there. I have tried the Honey add-on, but I have yet to get any coupons to work there. I would spend hours looking for the best deals and a lot of the time come up short.

This is why, I am please to share my Facebook page that finds the best coupons and deals. I’m talking 50-80% off! No tricks, no money involved. I literally post coupon codes that are available each day, that way you can indulge in the savings!

All you have to do is give it a like, and it would be HIGHLY appreciated if you would share my page with your friends and family that way I can continue my growth as well as allow them to enjoy these savings as well!

I appreciate everyone who has continued to follow my page and none of your likes go unnoticed. Comment below what you would like to see more of from my page!



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Where Have I Been?

The last post I made was done was actually towards the end of January. In it, I promised more activity and an update on what has been going on in my life. And I can admit, I failed on updating and posting.

But I’m happy to say I am back and have quite a bit of updates. I also have some future posts already in mind and am so excited to get to connect with everyone. That being said, on the homepage of my website is a way to put in your email where you will get a personalized message from me and be the first to know any future posts or announcements I have!

Some Info on my Husband

A little while back my husband was hit by another vehicle while he was parked which caused damage to his neck and back. He had a procedure done a couple weeks ago so I was busy helping him with his work and his recovery process.

Sick, Sick, Sick!

It seems like we can’t catch a break when it comes to getting sick. My husband has gotten sick, my son was throwing up, then my husband got sick again, which led to my son getting sick, which of course leads to me getting sick and alas, now my mother in law, who lives with us, is sick. Hopefully we are getting it out of our system before the last big update, my son’s birthday party!

Birthday Party Plans

I couldn’t believe when I was already planning my son’s birthday party and now we are in the birthday party month! I have been busy planning, and diying and just researching everything about his birthday party. This year it is dinosaur themed. Last year when he had his party, I already had planned that this year would be Toy Story. He was OBSESSED with Toy Story. Watched it every day, multiple times a day. Had his Toy Story toys and figures and just couldn’t get enough. However, he VERY quickly grew a love for dinosaurs and for the past year has been dinosaur this and dinosaur that. There is no shaking the dinosaur love and honestly I love how much he loves his dinosaurs.

I do admit that I am a bit sad that he doesn’t care so much for Toy Story anymore, I feel like Joshua wouldn’t be Joshua if he didn’t talk about dinosaurs on a 24/7 basis.

Well that’s it for my where I have been but again, I look forward to created more posts for y’all. I have a post going up shortly that will be all about what I have planned for my son’s birthday. I can’t wait to share! And don’t forget, on the homepage you can sign up with your email to be the first to hear any future posts, announcements and to connect with me personally! Can’t wait to hear from you!



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Welcome To The New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I haven’t been on in quite some time to give an update. With Thanksgiving, My Birthday, My Step-Dad’s Birthday, Christmas, New Years and all the winter sickness, I have had my hands full!

I would like to give a quick update and will be doing some catch up within the next few days. If you have made it to my main page, I’m sure you have noticed a difference in the website layout. I figured, to brighten up the page. Let me know in the comments how you like it!

On my home page I did add where you can add in your email to get notified first on any updates and posts that will be going up! Go ahead and put in that email and you will be added to my mailing list! Lets connect, I would love to hear from you!

Lastly, and something I am most excited for. I now have a Facebook Page! I will have it linked right below and I hope you can give it a like and share it with your friends and family. I post deals that I won’t share anywhere else and you won’t want to miss it!

Thank You for being patient with me and lets get this new year started on a great note!



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The Best Cookies This Christmas Season

With Christmas being right around the corner, I have found some of the most festive and delicious cookies to make for the Christmas season. These are perfect for giving as gifts, making with your kids, or leaving out for Santa to enjoy!

Rudolph Cookies

Pretzel Antlers and a Red Candy Nose, these cookies are sure to be a hit!

(Source and Recipe: Splash of Something)

Snowflake Cookies

These Snowflake Cookies will let you enjoy a white Christmas no matter the weather! Who doesn’t like a festive Oreo?

(Source and Recipe: Cake Whiz)

Melting Snowmen

How cute are these Melting Snowmen cookies? They might even be too cute to eat, let’s just have these out for decoration.

(Source and Recipe: Kitchen Meets Girl)

Snowball Cookies

Living in Texas, I don’t get the chance to see snow. Lucky for me, there’s these Snowball Cookies to let me get that snowy feel!

(Source and Recipe: Yummly)

Cookie Christmas Trees

Wow your guests with these Christmas Tree Cookies! The great part is if you’re low on time, you don’t have to bake the cookies! Grab your favorite cookies from the cookie aisle and get to work!

(Source and Recipe: Brit + Co)

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Put a spin on these Christmas Cookies! Fun and Delicious!

(Source and Recipe: Baked by Rachel)

Santa’s Trash Cookies

These cookies are loaded with just about everything you could want in a cookie. Salty, Sweet, and sure to be a hit!

(Source and Recipe: Delish)

Meringue Wreaths

Turn Meringue into a Festive Holiday Treat!

(Source and Recipe: Delish)

Hot Cocoa Brownie Cups

These have to be my favorite when it comes to appearance! Enjoy these Hot Cocoa Brownie Cups while enjoying some delicious Hot Cocoa!

(Source and Recipe: Delish)

Peanut Butter Snowball’s

White Chocolate and Peanut Butter, what more can you ask for?

(Source and Recipe: Delish)

Comment down below which cookie recipe you want to try!



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Give the Gift of SAFETY!

December 16, 2019

SimpliSafe 8 Piece Wireless Home Security System

Price: $199.99 (Reg. $266.97)

Save $66.98 (25%)

An intruder can take out the Keypad. They will still alert the police.

The power fails. They won’t. In a blackout, a back-up battery kicks in and protects you for a full 24 hours.

Details:

  • Ready to protect right out of the box. Just plug in the base station, place your sensors, and start protecting your home in minutes – no tools required.
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  • Sound the alarm. Pioneering signal burst technology that is powerful enough to cover homes of every size, with up to 1000 ft. range — no extender needed.
  • Panic Button instantly triggers the alarm and dispatch police fast – with silent panic option to signal for help discreetly.
  • Includes: Base Station with built-in 95dB siren, Keypad, 4 Entry Sensors, Motion Sensor, Panic Button, Yard sign, Window security stickers and a Free month of monitoring.
  • Backups for your backups. 24 hour battery and dual Wi-Fi & cellular connections to keep your home secure and protected from the unexpected.
  • We’ve got you covered – customize your Simplisafe security system with additional sensors for whole home protection – up to 100!
  • Pair your Simplisafe security system with your preferred smart home integration platform – Works with Alexa & Google Assistant


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Lets Get Cooking!

December 16, 2019

Available in Blue and Red

With 10 speeds, easily make your favorite recipes. Make your culinary efforts even more brilliant with a counter top appliance that mixes, kneads and whips ingredients together with ease. For even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.

Details:

  • Multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments
  • 5-Qt.(2,37 L) Glass Bowl with Measurement Markings
  • 10-Speed Settings. Voltage – 120V
  • Tilt-head design
  • Includes burnished metal flat beater, burnished metal dough hook, and wire whip, 1-year warranty.60 Hz

Price: $239.99 (Reg. $459.99)

Save $220.00


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