Home Heart Break: Home Buying Part 2

Collingswood.

It’s right over the river into New Jersey. Something that I swore that I would never do. The taxes are higher, the roads are more crowded, and you forever have to say that you “live in Jersey”. 

Yeah, Jersey get’s a lot of flack but I could not pass by this house. I really felt like everything was right here. The price was going to put me into a tight position but it was so cute. I told my boyfriend we could at least go SEE it…It doesn’t hurt right? Truthfully, I was already in love and was ready to do what it needed to take to get this place.

We contacted the realtor listed on Zillow and made an appointment after work this past week. The above picture is the master bedroom. Imagine waking up to that EVERY morning. Excited, I left for the appointment 10 minutes early so I could ensure I was the first person there. 

I franctically asked people walking by about the neighborhood. I snapped a ton of pictures of the outside – especially because this was the right side of a duplex. My boyfriend arrived second, followed by the realtor. My heart was beating so fast.

She walked up and greeted us. “She is so friendly.”, I thought, “This is going to be great!”. Then THE moment; She told us the property was under contract and wasn’t accepting any more bids. I instantly felt like I was sinking.

My first house heart break. 

On the positive side, the realtor is meeting us next week. She’s going to talk with us and walk us through the process. Let’s see how this goes. 

READERS: Have you tried looking at houses? Did you have a major house heart break? Let me know in the comments below.

Pictures from the Zillow listing here.

How to be FLAWLESS

I love getting to try out new products. It’s one of the reasons that I am obsessed with YouTube, Pinterest, and other blogs. When one of my friends told invited me to Influenster, I knew it was the perfect things for me. Influenster is a review site that let’s people try to products in exchange for reviews and marketing for companies. I’ve gotten to try a bunch of products including shampoo, perfume, and healthy snacks. 

Recently, I received the Influenster #FlawlessVoxbox that contained a bunch of goodies. This box is also sponsored by Bustle, who I really only know for their meme filled Instagram account. I made an unboxing video, which you can check out below.

So if you want to check out the products, I have them all listed below:

READERS: Let me know if you are going to try any of these products. If you have tried them, let me know below if you like them!

This post does include referral links! Also, I received these products for free courtesy of Influenster and Bustle. All opinions are my own 🙂

DIY Sticker Storage

Sticker storage is one of the biggest struggles in the “planner girl” world. Before this box, I had them spread all across the coffee table in disorganized piles. Searching through the piles to create my spread for the week was becoming a chore and just plain old unfun. That’s when I knew I had to do something. I quickly queued up some Youtube videos to get some ideas and came up with this! 

I recycled a cute shoe box to hold all my planner supplies. The box that I used was my Tory Burch box, but any box will do. 

Next, I took some old scrapbook paper that matched the box and made tabs (that I have yet to label). I measured the width and height of the box and cut pieces that would work as dividers. If you want this to look a little neater, I’d use 2 piece of paper and put the tabs inbetween. For the tabs, I used a template from Sjogren’s Educator and printed it on a bright piece of regular paper and printed it out. I did have to scale the page down to fit my dividers – just play with the size while printing! 

In front of the dividers, I have my washi tape, ban.do sticker books, pens, random samplers, and post it notes. You can do whatever with the section, maybe even add more dividers.

I also just wanted to share with you some of my favvvvorite stickers! This is the monthly subscription from Station Sticker. It includes tons of shiny stickers, weekend sticker, arrows and page flags. They aren’t specifically sized for any planner so you can make them regardless of what planner you have. My favorite features are that the foil theme changes month to month. You can see September (purple) and October (orange) above. 

READER: How do you organize your stickers? Have you used Station Stickers before? What are your favorite stickers?