Hi friends 🙂
It’s been quiet on Beauty Rant for a while now, but I can explain – I bought a house!
At the end of 2017 my boyfriend and I decided that we wanted to buy a house rather than continue to rent our flat, so when 2018 came around we started house hunting. It was a massive, scary step to take and even now as I write this in our new home I can’t believe we are here.
I’ve lost count how many houses we viewed and offers we had rejected, buying a house is not for the faint hearted!
By February we were mentally exhausted and disappointed; a house which we loved and put an offer on decided to take their property off the market and not move afterall, bastards. But due to this let down, we decided to bite the bullet and view our new home, a property we always scrolled past online and said it was “too good for us” or “was about to be snapped up so there’s no point viewing it” – how wrong we were. I love our house and I think it’s perfect for us, I think it is a lot nicer than the ‘show home’ style houses we originally loved and in hindsight now know they never would have felt like home to us.
From getting our offer accepted to moving in, it took approximately 6 months – a lot longer than the 2-3 months we were expecting…
I can write a whole post on my experience of buying a house and the process if that would interest anyone because believe me, our experience was not a nice one and I wish I had been more prepared!
Despite the long and stressful journey it took to get here, we can finally breathe and start our life together in our home 🙂 I turn 23 next month and can’t wait to have a birthday BBQ as a double celebration!
Over the next few weeks you should be seeing more from me on Beauty Rant as I now vow to myself to get my butt into gear, no more excuses. Do you like these more personal, chatty style posts or are you just here for the makeup? Let me know!
P.S. I don’t know how we went from a one bedroom flat to a three bedroom house and have managed to fill every room…feel free to point me in the direction of a decluttering expert/blogger because I think I have a problem!