one big leap!

Well, I took a “big girl” step yesterday.  Now I can’t decide if I now need a big drink to calm my nerves or a trash can to catch them.  In some ways I feel like I started the process of signing my life away, but hopefully it will all be worth it. 

Obviously it is only the first step of many to come, but I have actually put in my very first offer on a place that I could eventually call my own.  As I write this, I am still sitting on the edge of my chair waiting to hear back from my agent.  It is stressful.  I have always loved looking at homes and how people decorate their spaces.  When it is your money and signature, though, it is an entirely different game.  You have to weigh your original “must-haves” and “likes” a little differently when you are no longer playing with Monopoly money.

Staging makes a big difference when looking at homes!

I have my fingers crossed, but whatever happens I know that everything will work out. If this first option doesn’t work out as planned, something better may come along just around the corner. 

In other news, my Wednesday morning started off with a great surprise. Before even getting to work this morning, I received an email from Beth of Eat. Drink. Smile. (one of my favorite blogs) to find that I was the winner of her latest giveaway!  I am thrilled and can’t wait to try out some new things from Alison Lewis400 Best Sandwich Recipes.  Be sure to check out Beth’s blog!  You won’t be disappointed that you did, but I can’t promise that it won’t make you hungry for great food.

Happy Wednesday!     


  1. I like how you say "it's different when you're no longer playing with Monopoly money." It's true! I bought my house almost 2 years ago and I love it, it's so fun to decorate, etc, but I've had to learn to control my spending! Good luck!! Those pics are so cute! Lots of potential!

  2. This is gorgeous! Great photos...so fun to redo! Did you hear my 1st novel is available this Friday for purchase? The front cover is up now on my blog! Check it out and let me know what you think...have a great Wednesday sweetie! Kori xoxo


  3. Congrats Carrie! On the big step into the real estate game - not my giveaway, but I guess congrats on that too ;-)

    Good luck, can't wait to hear how it goes and see how you decorate!

  4. Saying a prayer it all works out for the best!
    Can't wait to hear how it goes!


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