Sunday, July 18, 2010

BIG NEWS!!! New chapter of my life begins today, please turn page to read…


My followers on twitter already now but now I must tell the world. I bid on the condo & THEY ACCEPTED!!! I have officially bought my very first home!!! I’ll admit I pinched myself about 50 times after I signed the paper placing the offer on the table & starting the paperwork for the mortgage because I was petrified that I’d wake up…but it’s real. The previous owners came down in price & I snatched it right up. I got pre-approved for my mortgage, one of my best friends father’s agreed to be my closing lawyer & the rest is history. A new chapter of my life has begun. CJ told me he was proud of me, it made me so happy.

Somehow in the past 2 months my whole life changed. I wrote how I needed to find a new guy, new job, a place to live that isn’t my parents house, & basically a new life. Well I can check some of things of my list. I never thought this year would be the time I’d move out on my own. I’m still in shock. It’ll hit me when I move in probably. I should be able to move in some point early September which is great because it will be so much cooler. There is so many possibilities that I can do with the space that I can’t wait. I promise this won’t turn into a design blog but I will be tuning in what I do every now & again. The store Home Goods is going to be my new best friend. Also CJ is a very handy man & I gave him privileges to help me around the house. Hehe.


I can't believe I'm going to have my own place just like Carrie Bradshaw!! I got so many people to tell so much to do omg! I already started looking at furniture prices & home décor stuff. I can’t wait to get decorating ideas & see what the labor day sales are going to be & search tag sales & thrift stores for some odds & ends & go to Home Goods and…*Whew* I have to remember to breathe. I can’t believe it. My Aunt Mary said I can use her driveway to do a garage sale because she lives on a very busy street so I’m going to start on getting rid of my pack rat junk. I really don’t need every tv guide & every nick nack I have found on my travels. I gotta pack but the great thing is it’s right down the road in walking distance from my parents. Yeahh I know *RED FLAG* going up that it’s near my parents but in the past year I’ve had surgery for my gall bladder removed & fibroids removed so I have to accept I will be always be near my parents but it’s my place & that means the world to me.

I feel like a grown-up. I want to stand a lil taller, smile a lil brighter, & dream a lil bigger. It’s such a wonderful feeling to do something like this. Thank you everyone for your encouragement here & on twitter. I needed the help & I’m truly grateful that this is happening. Ohh so much to do, so much planning, & so much smiling. WOOHOO!!!! I hope everyone has a great week & I’m pushing forward, never backward. Can’t wait to see how this all pans out. Til Tommorrow…

“Every new beginning comes from some other’s beginning’s end…”
–“Closing Time” - Semisonic

41 comments:

The Owl's Closet said...

omgosh, melanie! this is amazing!! congrats! i'm so happy for u:) things have really fallen into place for ya! can't wait to see pics of ur new pad:)

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Warm congratulations on the Condo, my dear! A first time house owner. Welcome to the club;-)

Nitin said...

congrats mel.. you are a bundle of energy and light. i really wish i could be there to scream silly with you . that was super awsome! congrats once again. :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Congrats Melanie! This is such a huge accomplishment, and you should definitely be very proud. It's going to be so amazing to have a totally new start, your own place, and such independence. Can't wait to see pics of your finds :)

P said...

That is FABULOUS news - congratulations hon!!! Here's to the future!

nycgirl0501 said...

I am so very happy for you. Congratulations again! I hope you enjoy every aspect of being a home owner. xoxo

I cant wait to see you ideas for the new place.

Couture Carrie said...

Congratulations, darling!
How exciting!!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Congrats. That's great news. I'm so happy for you. I wish you the best.

Scientific Housewife said...

Congrats! This is such an exciting time in your life, enjoy it all!

Brian said...

CONGRATS! And I'm the first on here to congrat you too! I know you are excited and must have some high ass anxiety too! Have a good monday!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

freakin congrats hot stuff!!! - and Home Goods is SO my best friend - u'll find treasures there! .. HELLLLO the Next Carrie!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

The Glamourous Grad Student said...

How exciting! Congrats! I hope there will be pictures of all the fab decorating you do!

Meghan said...

Congrats! I am super happy for you! This is such a huge first step! I cannot wait to see the pics!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG....Sweetie!!!!!! Yuppie!!!!! I am so so so so so happy for you:) how fanatstic that you have your own place:) Awww...good for you:) Kisses and enjoy your day:)

Madeleine said...

Congrats hun, that's fantastic news. Can't wait to hear how your place turns out! xx.

just call me jo said...

Exciting new stage in your life. I love that you are in that place. You will do fine. Fun, fun, fun future!

Bathwater said...

Great now I have a place to stay while I'm visiting New York! Oh that wasn't the idea?

amy said...

That is so exciting!! Congratulations!!!

Hope you post some pictures soon!! :)

Sheri said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats on getting the condo and everything going so well. :) I love decorating, so if you need any feedback just let me know. :)

Cat said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Yippeeee!!! I am so excited for you...what an adventure. Congrats :) xo Cat

Cat said...

ps. I just grabbed your button and would love for you to grab mine :)

xo Cat

Jen said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm absolutely THRILLED for you!! I can't wait to hear about your new home adventures here on your blog. Keep us posted on EVERYTHING! ;-)

Amanda said...

Wow! That is big news!! Congratulations!! That is so awesome! It's such a great feeling to be out on your own! That's an incredible accomplishment at your age :)

And I don't think it's a bad thing that you're close to your parents. It sounds like they're supportive of you so that'll be a good thing. Anyone who says it isn't probably isn't very close with their parents lol.

Happy furniture hunting :)

Jay Amabile said...

good luck Mel, I'm happy for you!

Café Bellini said...

Oh wow congratulations! That's great! I know what it feels like, we bought two years ago and I still remember the anticipation before (will we get it?) and excitement after! I'm your newest follower!

Pink Flower said...

wow congrats!

HISdaughter said...

YAY! I am so happy for you! this is exciting stuff!!! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Congratulations! You'll have the most stylish condo ever! I am so happy for you and I can't wait to see pictures- many many pictures of the fabulousness.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so proud of you, Mel. No one deserves this more than you. :)

I am looking forward to seeing pics of the new place and hearing about all your decorating!

Good luck with it all. I wish I could be there to help. xoxo

Angie said...

Wow congrats! Still haven't reached that milestone myself, I bet it's a great feeling!

drollgirl said...

RIGHT ON!!! congratulations! this is awesome!!!

CAPow! said...

congratulations! that's so exciting!!

Join the Gossip said...

That is awesome - congrats! You must be so happy! When I moved out (to my apt., mind you, not a cool condo) I was really homesick. I live about 45 mins away from my parents and I visit all the time. Less fighting with my mom now that I can leave when she makes me mad ;)

Sandy said...

Congrats girlie! How exciting.... I am so unbelievably happy for you.
Enjoy having your very own home.

Lady Grey said...

congratulations hun! That's amazing news!
oxo

Best Kept Secrets said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting!! We bought our first house last fall. wooo

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG Melanie! That is awesome. It's great to hear that things are really starting to look up for you. Congrats!

Island Gal said...

Hey Melanie!!! You are the winner of my giveaway: http://www.nycislandgal.com/2010/07/giveaway-bear-cup.html

woodlandsblonde said...

YAY! Congratulations :0) I can't wait to buy a place to call mine too. You're going to have so much fun decorating and having CJ help you! And the privacy - is SO nice.

Yippeee!

angel6033 said...

HOW AMAZING!!! I am so so happy and excited for you.... I wish the best of luck with this new chapter in your life. How exciting to have your own place to get to decorate and everything. :) YAY!!

Heather Taylor said...

YAY MELANIE!! This is such good news, I'm so happy for you! Please feel free to make this blog all about designing. I look forward to seeing how you decorate the new digs!

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