Being Brickner : Spring Cleaning & House Hunting

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Cleaning & House Hunting

I have a love/hate relationship with cleaning.  Even though I obviously don't view it as a favorite past-time, I LOVE a clean, clutter-free house.  Have you seen hoarders?  I am the total, complete opposite.  To a fault.  I recently tried to throw away store my husband's box of childhood memories. 
Total wife fail, I know.

I have certainly had to adjust my Type-A, obsessive need for clean since finding out we were pregnant.  No matter how much organizing I did while in nesting mode, there was no helping the extravagant amount of baby gear that was going to overtake our home. And now that we have a mobile, curious nine-month old ... keeping our house clean is pretty much a joke.  Some days, it seriously looks like a daycare.  It honestly gets me a nervous wreck, but I am slowly learning to just go with it.  Looking at the little face that is behind all of this obviously helps.

Shirt, Mint Jeans, Hat & Shoes (No Longer Available)
Each year, I take the "spring-cleaning" statement literally.  This year's focus has been a little different than years past.  A few months ago, my husband & I decided it was time to buy our first home.  He had been pushing the issue since I first got pregnant, but my mind wasn't in it.  Now looking back, he was totally right (even though I hate to admit that.)  As soon as Waverly Maye was born, finding a home for her to grow up in immediately became a top priority.

 So we have determined our price range, been approved, and found a realtor.  That was the easy part.  Since then, we have been looking for houses.  ALL the time.  We have probably walked into 25 houses already, and something tells me we will probably walk into 25 more.  I am trying to be patient (not my best asset) and remember that the home will happen.  Eventually.  In the meantime, when not house hunting, my spring-cleaning has consisted of organizing our stuff and getting it ready for when that house does come along.  Bins, boxes, baskets, canisters, and buckets have become my best friend.  And someone else's, too.

  


And on a final note, we may just need to look into a U-Haul for Waverly Maye's ever-expanding accessory collection.  We have picked up a few bows, hats, and headbands over the past nine months.


Hats are organized in her closet with a chain and clothespins. :)
 It's safe to say that my husband thinks that I have gone crazy.  And that if we don't have another girl in the future, we are going to have a son rocking some really pretty bows.

18 comments:

  1. LOVE all her accessories!

    Good luck with house hunting...we've gone through that two different times...both times we looked at so many houses and they all felt so wrong---until each time we finally walked into one and knew immediately it was the right one! :-)

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    1. Thanks for the advice & encouragement - it can be discouraging sometimes so that is good to hear! :)

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  2. House hunting is so fun! My advice, be really, I mean really picky! We looked at maybe 5 houses before purchasing and 6 years later our house is really just not working for us. Good luck; and there is nothing wrong with a boy rocking a bow :)

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    1. Thanks for the advice. REALLY good advice since it really is hard not to just jump on something for the sake if getting a house!

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  3. We have a seriously bad accessory addiction also. House hunting is hard, but the right one will be worth the wait!
    and what kind of crazy spaceship chair is that? lol Reese isnt a huge fan of her bumbo so i'm keeping an eye out for other ideas.

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    1. Thank you! That is our highchair - it is the Boon and we LOVE it! A little expensive but totally worth it! :)

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  4. Best of luck on house hunting! We started looking at the end of February and have yet to find 'the one.' Thank goodness for a bit of patience on my part...my husband, not so much! :)

    Maegan

    lovethemama.blogspot.com

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    1. Good for you to have patience! I'm the one without it! Best of luck to you guys on your search - hopefeully we both find something soon!

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  5. We share that love/hate as you know :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! She is adorable! Also, you're a no-reply blogger see how to fix that here http://www.newlywedmoments.com/2013/02/are-bloggers-ignoring-you.html
    and read this if you're only replying via this thread and not by email. If you are then they will never receive your response! http://www.simplyclarke.com/2013/03/are-you-ignoring-your-followers.html

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    1. THANK YOU for letting me know this! I will fix it! And thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  7. Waverly is too cute! I'm jealous of all the cute girly things you get to buy....I have to use my imagination for my little man :))

    As for house hunting.....been there, done that! We actually fell in love with the very first house we set foot in......thought, nah, this can't be, it's just because we've just started looking......but lo and behold, that was the house we are living in today!

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    1. Oh my you are SO lucky to find the first house! So jealous! :)

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  8. Oh my word she is just too adorable! And if I have a girl, I'm coming to you for girly accessory advice. I wouldn't know where to START since all I have is a little man! :)

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    1. Thank you! I have TONS of girl fashion advice. :)

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  9. oh my goodness, I think we have the same baby accessory obsession!

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  10. Good luck with the house hunt!
    With two girls, our bow/headband/hat/legwarmer/bloomer collection is OUT OF CONTROL!

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