Life Currently V.2 | March 2019
It’s been a hot sec. So hi. Hey there. Happy March. Life has been crazy and I’ve had to put HTC on the back burner for the last few weeks while I waited for things to slow down just a split second so that I could get my feet under me and figure out what I’m doing with myself. Well, things aren’t really slowing down, but I finally have a moment to breathe and share what’s been going on in life and what the next few months will look like for us.
First thing is first – if you haven’t been following along on Instagram Stories – the big news is:
We’re selling our house and moving!
I know. This probably seems a little bit out of the blue. But also, probably not super surprising, since Dustin & I have moved a total of 6 times in the 6 years we’ve been married. Thankfully, this isn’t a cross-country move or even an out-of-state move. We’re hoping to move about 30-40 minutes South of where we are now, to the Saratoga Springs/Eagle Mountain area of Utah. Dustin & I have been talking about moving for a while – the housing market in Utah has been crazy (remember how hard it was for us to get into this house to begin with?) and we have a decent amount of equity in our house to make a move happen and come out on top financially. At the beginning of February, Dustin’s territory for work was officially switched to Southern Utah and since I work in Spanish Fork, Utah (about 45 minutes South) it just seemed like the right sign to make a move happen so that we both could have shorter commutes and be closer to my sister and brother-in-law.
We originally thought we would kind of take our time, look at houses in the area, and slowly get our house ready to list in the meantime. But, like I said above, the market in Utah is crazy and we ended up falling in love with a home, putting an aggressive offer in the day it was listed, and loosing out on it because we didn’t have our house on the market. Major. Bummer. So, we took a pause on looking at houses and have been working our BUTTS off to repair, declutter, and stage our home so that we can get it on the market. We replaced all the sinks in our house (the kitchen one was a BEAST) patched and painted walls, packed away all of our pictures and personal effects, and cleaned every surface we could get a Clorox wipe on. It’s been absolutely exhausting and pretty stressful at times, but we’re finally at the end of the tunnel and have everything in order and ready to go.
So, hopefully, by the time you read this, our house will have officially been listed and put on the market. It’s definitely bittersweet to think about selling it. We love our neighborhood, our church, and there has been a LOT of love and work that’s gone into making this house our home. But, I’m so excited to cut down both of our commutes and to be closer to our family.
The best part about this move is that it’s not an ABSOLUTE necessity. If for some reason, we don’t get the right offer or find the right place to move, we can still happily live in our home and try to move again later this year.
So, that’s where we’ve been at for the last few weeks. You know, on top of working both of our jobs, dealing with a ninny hacking my savings account, and figuring out some health things along the way. Like I said. Crazy town. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
There’s so many other things I want to share and catch up on, but this house selling thing is no joke and currently taking over my life in a way that makes it almost impossible to think coherently about anything else. However, I will leave you with a few important, and somewhat random, things that I have wanted to talk about forever.
On my Calendar – Moab! We had to push off our annual Jeep trip to Moab because our Jeep needed some additional work before it was ready, but we’re hoping to get down there in April! Last year’s Moab trip was one of my favorite trips I’ve ever taken and we cannot wait to take our Jeep back out and see how she performs with all of the modifications we’ve made over the last year.
Reading – Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. I really loved Girl, Wash Your Face so I had her next book on preorder in my audible account. I’ve only listened to the first few chapters, but so far, I’m enjoying it. Not sure if I’m going to love it as much as I loved her first one, but we’ll see.
Obsessing Over – This magical hair tool that has completely and totally changed my hair blowout game. Everyone’s talking about it and for good freaking reason. I bought mine an hour after seeing Kallie from But First, Coffee share hers on her IG stories because she made it seem that magical and she was right. It’s super easy to use, I get the same beautiful smooth blowout every time I use it, and it’s SO fast. Seriously, I can have my hair blown out from damp to dry in about 10 minutes flat. 10/10 recommend.
Listening To – Jonas Brothers. The inner high schooler in me had a complete meltdown when they announced they were getting back together and the current Game of Thrones fan in me was GIDDY over Sophie Turner in their new music video.
Watching – HGTV all day, every day. Dustin and I just got OrbyTV installed in our house (and it will be for sure moving with us to our new house) and it’s been SO fun to have all our favorite channels available to us. I have more to share on this later this week, but basically, OrbyTV is like the prepaid cellphone version of Satellite TV. You only have to pay for the equipment and installation and then it’s a flat monthly fee without any contracts or hidden expenses. You can turn the service on and off from your online account and not have to pay any additional activation or cancellation fees. Since we’re getting ready to move and decorate a new space, I’m eating up ALL the HGTV shows to get some design inspiration.
Well, that’s where we are as of right now. Wish us luck with the house selling/house buying journey! I have a funny feeling we’re going to need it!