I confess… After last week’s confessions and events I decided to stay busy last weekend. Friday night I invited Kristina over for homemade Mac & Cheese and a really fun girls night. So grateful for such an awesome friend.
I confess… Saturday it was easy to stay busy since we were volunteering for our company’s booth at the Utah Pride Festival. The shirt they gave me was way too big (she got my size wrong) and uncomfortable. So I totally sexed it up 80’s style.
I confess… Every year on the Saturday of Pride our friend Jared throws a massive BBQ where he caters it and 100-130 people typically show up. We were having so much fun until the storm rolled through and we were rained/flooded out.
I confess… I put in an offer on this cute little thing yesterday. I’d almost decided I was going to before I even looked at it in real life. The area it’s in is still part of Sugarhouse (which is where I live now) and at only 139k it’s priced significantly below what homes go for in that area. This is probably the best I’m going to ever be able to do and still stay close to the city that I love.
I confess… It’s so very tiny. It has two floors, each are only about 528 square feet. The bedrooms are itty bitty and in the basement… I’m going to have to throw a lot of stuff out to fit in here-even though my apt is smaller it is laid out better for my furniture. I have no idea what to do with my art supplies, but I guess if I get it I can always build myself a studio outback. Wouldn’t that be lovely? The yard is the best part. It’s big and lush with full-grown trees. Plenty of room for a patio, a firepit, and a garden. Fingers crossed! Of course, these garden features will probably cost quite a bit of money. However, one of my friends mentioned that she built her own firepit in her garden. Apparently, she just had to source the metal and then weld it together to create a beautiful firepit. She told me that I could do this too. Apparently, I’d just have to get the best welder for starters, and I’d be able to create my own metal firepit. Perhaps I’ll look into that, it could save me some money.
I confess… The biggest worry is the work it’s going to need. I think the current siding washes the house out, so I would like to change the exterior to brick as I think it would look a lot cuter like that. I’ve been researching and the cheapest way to do this is to use faux brick veneer panels. I’m yet to get a quote but I think that’s in my budget. However, nothing has really been updated in it (except appliances) and the walls in the basement are torn up really bad. The positive though is that my realtor thinks that the walls in the basement can be redone along with serious remodeling (moving the bathroom, putting in granite chantilly va countertops, etc.) for possibly under $5,000 and if I get it cheap enough, that’s definitely doable, we’ll have to wait and see.