Exciting Life Update

Exciting Life Update

Hello friends and prepare yourself, I am about to get loquacious. I am sure that you have noticed over the past month that I haven’t been on the blog much, which makes me quite sad. I think I underestimated how much of a time suck moving to a new city and starting a new life would be, and honestly I have been struggling with time management. Austin is an incredible city with so many events and so much life that I have already had some of the best experiences of my life here. I have met not one, not two, but THREE of my all time favorite bands IN ONE MONTH! I have gone hiking and dancing and exploring all over this town and I have been loving every second of it.

But, with all of this newfound excitement I have been putting aspects of my life on the backburner i.e. blogging. To be honest, my camera is currently broken, and our interim apartment is less that photogenic (imagine the worst lighting ever and multiply it by 3) which has made posting quite difficult. I am by no means trying to make excuses for my absence, I am just getting this off my chest I suppose.

With all of this change, part of me has felt like a failure for not putting more effort into the blog despite my circumstances. While being your own boss means I can make my own hours, it also means no one is holding me accountable when I lose focus.

This long wordy post, is my way of saying that I am excited to get back into posting 5 days a week (all fall themed for the next few months, duh) and building my audience even further because a very large hurdle is about to be knocked out of the way.*Drumroll please*…On my 24th birthday A and I put in an offer on a home and it was accepted! We are currently in escrow on the funkiest house you will ever see in your life, complete with a hot tub, three bedrooms and a huge backyard.

The truth is I was not quite sure that it was a good idea to share this aspect of my life with all of you since the deal is in the mid-final stages of closing, but then I remembered that this blog is meant to be a transparent diary of my life, warts and all. So if this deal falls through, I am sure I will write a lengthy post about that, but for now I am dead set on designing our dream home right here in Austin. Thank you all who have stuck by and continued to send me positive vibes through this process! It has been insane, time consuming, nerve-wracking and a lot overwhelming, but this is also probably the most optimistic we have ever felt about our future.

Anyone have any home remodel tips? We have got a bit of work ahead of us!



  1. Rachel
    October 17, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    So excited for you guys! And for more blogging!

    • Annie
      October 26, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you Rachel! 🙂 We are pretty stoked!

  2. October 17, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Congrats, Annie! Looking forward to more fabulous blog posts. 🙂 🙂

    • Annie
      October 18, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks so much Noe :)))))

  3. October 18, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Congratulations Annie! Buying your first home is so exciting!!! (I’m a real estate agent and first time home buyers are my fave!) I hope you’re planning some before and after posts of the house!

    xo, Heather

    • Annie
      October 18, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you Heather! I will definitely be swarming the blog with before and after pictures!

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