Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crochet Messy Bun



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Materials:

Red Heart Yarn
5 MM Crochet Hook
Scissors
Yarn Needle


Pattern:

CH 25, SL ST in first CH
Row 1: HDC in each ST round
Row 2: 2 HDC in each ST round
Row 3: *1 HDC, 2 HDC* round
Row 4: *1 HDC, 1 HDC, 2 HDC* round
Row 5: *1, HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 2 HDC* round
Row 6: 1 HDC round
Row 7-15: Repeat Row 6
*Measure for length*
*Add a bow for decor (video below)


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Monday, February 13, 2017

House Hunting

It is very hard to find something we want in a home. It is important for us to get exactly what we want in this house, as our last home 2 years ago did not have what we wanted in it at all and this time we are not settling on anything this time!! We have been working very hard to get all of our debt paid off so that when we get into a house we do not have to worry about too much debt. The best thing we ever learned was Dave Ramsey snowball. We paid off all of our debt, bought a 2015 Honda Odyssey out right and have a pretty amazing savings going right now. A couple of important things to remember when buying a house is to;

1. Make a must haves' list
2. What upgrades are you willing to do
3. Size you can afford, not what you want!
4. Features you can live without
5. Shop around (the most important I think)

You see when we bought our first house in 2011 we were not really knowledged on what to do or what we wanted. We kind of just wanted to get out of a 1 bedroom apartment with a family of 4 and into something that fit us. We looked at maybe 5 used homes (sounds weird saying used) and 2 new homes... we settled on the newer home, with no backyard for the kids, a horrible school district which meant I had to homeschool them and no driveway.

Must Haves':

1. Driveway
2. Backyard
3. Basement (finished or not, we can finish it on our own if needed with Dave Ramsey in our back pockets)
4. Open floor plan
5. Upgraded kitchen
6. 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths
7. No more than 2,400 sq ft without basement

We Can Do:

1. Paint
2. Finish basement
3. Build pool in backyard
4. Garden

We plan ahead and I feel like this go round buying a house will be so rewarding and not a drag. Starting this month we plan to look at homes, open houses are amazing, and take photos of what we like so if needing to upgrade later on we have the style we are looking for. So, here we go with a new journey! And I cannot wait to start showing off the house ideas we have found in new posts'. It is important for us to find the perfect home and we plan to go used!!! Crazy huh!?! Because I would never in a million years think buying a used home is okay; just how I grew up! But I actually look forward to walking into these homes and starting a new journey! So far all we have done is looked online, and got some ideas, but now it is time to take it to the next step and start walking the houses. We have a meeting Wednesday 02/15/2017 with our leader to see how that is all going, and what not.

Just a little video from our anniversary concert! 2017 is our year!!!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Garth Brooks Concert!

The most amazing night of our lives! I cannot express enough how amazing this night was. My husband, Daniel, has been a long time fan of Garth Brooks (as have I growing up listening to his music) and relied on his music overseas, to remind him of home. While I was trying to figure out what to get Daniel for our 4th anniversary this year (Feb. 14th) I started looking at concert ideas and just trying to figure it out when I came across Garth Brooks concert tickets on StubHub. I was super concerned about buying tickets off StubHub as I did not want to pay money for fake tickets. I contacted them and they explained to me their policy about selling fake tickets and how if they were fake they would have us new tickets as soon as possible and refund. Well, I bought the tickets and boy was I worried! As soon as we arrived in Cincinnati (2 hour drive from us) we went to a casino for lunch and to spend some adult time alone (as this was our 'anniversary' celebration since we both work on the day. We scanned the tickets in at the Us Bank Area and we WERE IN!!! I was so excited they were not fake!! Daniel and I had one of the most amazing nights of our lives and to top it off Garth Brooks said he was recording his new live album that night and we were going to be on the album!! WOW!





























Happy anniversary to my love!!! I could not be happier!! Even though I could not hear, and had the worst headache after the concert I would never change it for anything it was a blast! I LOVE you Daniel!

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