14 April 2014

Recent happenings & blog sale update

In case you haven't heard, after months of house inspections and auctions, my husband and I are now proud owners of a dump house. We are also in some serious massive debt. :(

The settlement will take place in approximately 5 weeks, and I may not be able to blog much when we finally move in. I personally would love to hire a bulldozer and knock the house down, but current finances say no. Therefore, a lot of work needs to be done. There is mould on the ceilings, paint/wallpaper peeling in every room, shower is leaking, there is no straight beams in the roof, the laundry room is a dodgy extension to the house and is incomplete, there are smoke stains on the walls (you can clearly see where they've placed photo frames, as there are nice outlines of them). We're going to try really hard not to sink too much money into the current house, as knocking it down and rebuilding is definitely what we want to do (hopefully in the near future).

We're (well, at least I am) so excited about building our new home that we've already drawn up a floor plan that we would love (whether we can get/afford it is another story). I made sure that there was a ginormous walk-in-wardrobe/Abby room connected to the master bed room, which is about 7m by 6m. I think our dream house is going to cost an absolute fortune. Furthermore, we're looking to build a granny flat for my parents to live in when they're ready to retire. The granny flat will be built before the house, as Mike wants to build the main house himself (well, as much as he can) for two main reason - 1. it's cheaper and 2. he will know it'll be done right - we've heard so many horror stories of dodgy builders. By building the granny flat first, he'll be able to see if he will be able to build the main house himself. Also, it's a good opportunity to learn what to do and what not to do.

As a result of being broke for the next 30 years and having all these crazy plans for our dream house, I have decided to put more makeup on my blog sale page (click here). I've also put up 3 zoya polishes for sale on my nail polish blog sale page (click here), and will probably put more up later, as all my polishes are in storage at the moment. I would absolutely love it if you could check out my blog sales! Extra goodies/samples will be added to each order!

6 comments:

  1. Welcome to the mortgage club, and all the best with your dream house!! We've recently sold the house we built, and while we had it designed, and loved it, it was time to move on - so now we've bought a new block of land, and just about to start building our next dream house, which, fingers crossed, we'll be ready to move into by Xmas - and until then, the majority of all my stuff is boxed up too!!! But it is all worth it.

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    1. I want out of the mortgage club, and the paperwork isn't even completed! Will you be blogging about your new house?! I'd love to read and get some inspiration!

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  2. Being a responsible adult really sucks doesn't it!! Maybe we'll both get lucky and win the lotto :) good luck with your renos

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    1. It sucks reeeeal bad! I don't want to grow up :(

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  3. Think of your house as a new face that you get to play with a DIFFERENT sort of make up (good-bye Sephora, Hello Bunnings!). Make up remover becomes paint stripper, foundation becomes primers & paint, eye shadow is curtains, mascara = trim.
    It could be fun?? Your already good with make up, colours etc etc I sure a house will be a piece of cake (if those muppets on the block can do it - anyone can!!)
    Nic

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    1. That's a different way of looking at renos! Although, it's a lot more costly... Imagine the amount of mascaras and blushes and foundations I can get with that money....

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