Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Rainy Thoughts: First House!

Hello everyone! I'm pleased to announce that my husband and I are officially new homeowners as of Valentine's Day! Not gonna lie, I felt a little nervous about the whole signing my life away, but it was quick, easy and I felt no pressure when looking through our documents.

First Time Homeowner

We haven't actually moved into our home yet. Our lease at our current townhome isn't up until the end of March and we have a few updates that we are doing to get our home ready for us. Makes me a little anxious, but I'm so ready to move in and for our cat to move in. He's going to love it!

Being a homeowner feels freaking fantastic! My husband and I enjoy walking around neighborhoods and one of the things that I always wondered was what house were we going to be in? Would it be slanted? Would it be new or old? Would it be squared and would it have brick? It's crazy to think that part of my life is over, but I'm very happy with our end result.

When You Know, You Know

I knew this was the house by just looking at the pictures. The house popped up on my Zillow one morning as a new home. I looked at it and by picture 2, I could see my whole life in this house. I felt happy and I just knew it was the one! I immediately called my husband at work and then contacted our realtor and we saw the house that evening.

The house wasn't even up a whole day and there were already 2 other people looking at the house. After we looked at the house, we put in an offer that evening and it was accepted by the morning. You can say it was pretty much a fast sale. Our offer was accepted the following day. This was about the middle of January, so closing didn't take long at all.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, I'm so excited about our home. It's not new construction but kinda knew that I wasn't going to go with something new. My house has so much character, it's unique, it's wonderful and it's all ours! How was your first home buying experience? Let me know in the comments below!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Book Review: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well! Weather has been crazy here in Texas. It feels like it's getting to be summer here, but it's supposed to go back down to the 30s this weekend. I have been in the process of getting a home that should be closed on by next week. And I get to have my Bell Library! *Eeeep*. If you follow me on Instagram, I will be definitely giving my followers a tour.

Anyways, I read this really intriguing book in January. I became part of an online book club that my sister-in-law invited me too. A little off topic, but I am thinking of making my own book club. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below! Here is my review on The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy. SPOILER ALERT!

A Little Bit of Background

Aimee Molloy is a journalist and co-author of five books. The Perfect Mother is her first novel that recently debuted in 2018. I could not find too much about this author, but hopefully, I can do an interview with her on here soon!

The Perfect Mother is a New York Times Instant Bestseller. The story takes place in modern day New York where you meet a group of mother's called the May Mother's whose babies are all due in May. Hence May Mothers. The group decides to go out for one night and one of the mother's, Winnie, mysteriously isn't seen the night her baby, Midas, is kidnapped from the babysitter. 

What Was Enjoyable

This book will definitely hook you in from the very beginning. The reader becomes entrapped in this

small, Brooklyn, mommy world. From the characters, to the scenes presented, to everything in between, there's just not a boring part of this book.

You will be guessing who took baby Midas and what happened to him the whole time. I guess this kind of goes with my first statement, but this definitely helps you turn the page. Who is kidnapper? Why did they take him? Who took him? These questions are going to overpopulate your head, and some readers enjoy books that make them think and become their own little detective. Guilty!

What Was Least Enjoyable

The only problem I had with this book were the multitude of characters at the beginning. Because there were quite a few faces, it was hard for me to deipher who was who at first. But about the 7th chapter, I go everyone down.


Overall, this was a pretty good book to start my year off with. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read, because even though it's 336 pages, you'll  be reading through this book ike you're reading a novella. Until next time my lovelies, Happy Reading!

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