Let’s get into this life update, shall we?

Thinking about 100% of the time… selling the house. When the buyers (who’d put in an offer 2 days after our house was listed and had us cancel our first Open House) backed out of the contract K and I felt pretty defeated. We’re not discouraged, just let down. I promise we’re trying to bounce back and stay positive.

Working on… Chelsea and Ryan‘s 31 Days of Kindness! It’s not too late to join in!

Reading… four different stories at the moments… I’m making my way through Erin’s Challenge, slowly but surely.

Listening to… a lot of country music. Especially Kenny Chesney. He’s my feel-good artist of the summer. We saw Incubus & Jimmy Eat World last week so I’ve been mixing a little alternative rock in, too.

Watching… nothing really. I’m getting my film list ready for Jenn’s challenge and I just shared the Fall shows I’m looking forward to.

Loving… the cool evening temperatures around these parts. I sleep with the windows open when it dips below 70* and I love it!

Hating… loud neighbors, contrary house hunters, the p.o.s. potus, half-ass sunscreen, drama, stress, ticks, keeping the house in pristine condition for last minute showings.

Experiencing… summer concerts, races at Mid-Ohio raceway, outdoor parties and bar-hopping.

Planning… so many things. Bridal showers & Bachelorette parties, a potential lake-day, business trips for this fall & winter, a Halloween party (WOO!), Christmas gifts, etc.

Wanting… kayaks for the husband and I.

Craving… a fall getaway. I’m thinking maybe a girls’ trip, but I haven’t reached out to anyone yet…

Eating… cherries! I freaking love cherries.

Drinking… sweet wine or amaretto & rootbeer because my aunt-in-law has me hooked.

Looking forward to… being in a new house with some warm sunlit rooms and quiet neighbors 😉

Linking up with Kristen & Gretch for What’s New With You?.

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  1. A Fall getaway sounds amazing!! Our anniversary is coming up this month and I don’t know when we will be able to go, but I want to take an anniversary trip with Nick sometime this year!


  2. Ugh, I hate that they backed out! That’s crazy. I’m talking about the kindness challenge on my post, too. So many good ideas! Definitely get the kayaks, girl!! They’re so much fun.


    1. I hate it, too. It definitely ruined my day when I found out. Nothing to do but bounce back, though, I guess!
      I was pricing them out yesterday at Dick’s! I’m so excited to get K in the store to pick two out!


    1. We call the cops two or three times a month on this dude 9esp. in the summer). And K has even tried talking to him and he’s like, “You can’t hear my music in your house.” Um. Sir. You literally shake the dishes. Such a turddd.


  3. Amaretto and root beer???? I am intrigued! I love amaretto sours. I my favorite wine is sweet wines too. There is this local blush that I am obsessed with. Stay positive, another buyer will come along. The housing market is a crazy ride. Holla to all the cherries right now!!! I have been buying a bag every week since the price dropped.


    1. Amaretto & Dr. Pepper is also a delicious mix 😉 Sweet wines are just so delicious after a long day!
      Ughhhh. My fingers are cramping up because they’re crossed so hard. Hahaha.


  4. I have 2 vacation days that aren’t allocated anywhere yet for the year, so I’m hoping to do something fun with them. Thinking I may save one for a long day hike during fall since my husband and I often have different schedules, I could take off a random weekday and spend with him – we have a 12 mile hike we’ve been wanting to cross our bucket list FOREVER, and it’s the perfect FALL hike!

    But no idea what to do with the other day.

    Clicked over from What’s New With You. 🙂


    1. Oooh yes! Go do something fun! My husband is NOT a hiker but I’m trying to warm him up to the outdoor life with some kayaking. Hahaha. He enjoyed canoeing so fingers crossed!!


  5. I LOVE cherries, especially Ranier cherries. So, so good! Again, so sorry that your house buyer backed out but I know you’ll get another great offer! Loud neighbors are the worst. Years ago I had one who would play music so loudly late at night. GRRRRR …. I am always impressed when people read multiple books at the same time. I can’t do that, unless one is non-fiction. Otherwise I get confused. 😀


    1. I was carrying three books around the house with me last night and alternating between them. They’re all super different, though, so it doesn’t mess me up 😉
      Nothing makes me more angry than when I get home, settling into the backyard to read, and the neighbor starts blasting his music. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.


    1. Every year I tell the husband we can stick to one spring or summer trip for the year… and then every year I plan an additional fall trip. Hahahaha!


    1. What is up with the cherry trend this summer? Dunno. But I’m not mad about it 🙂
      Fall is the best time to hit the road. It’s a beautiful journey AND destination, no matter where you go!


  6. Buying / Selling a house is soooo all-consuming! I felt the same way last fall when we moved. It was all I could think about and made me so stressed. Keeping the house clean all the time is the worst! We had our first offer fall through but ended up with a better one so I’m hoping the same happens for you, and soon!


    1. Oooh- I’m going to channel your experience. Haha. It’s seriously so consuming, though. It takes up my time, brain, energy, etc. Lol. Please oh please let there be a pay off in the end! Ha!


  7. yay! so glad you are in on the 30 days of kindness! thanks for the shoutout, we desperately need more good and kind things going on in the world (especially b/c of your ‘hating list’ it’s very close to mine too).

    uuugh i forgot you canceled the open house because they put an offer on! damn them! but better things to come. i’ve never had to sell house, only buy (in an INSANE market) so i can only imagine the other end. hang tough!


    1. Currently I am trying to soak in (and give back) all the kindness, happiness, and peacefulness that I can. Hahahaha. Pleaseeee let fall be a little less busy (and in a new house)!


  8. So much I could respond to because it really resonated with me, but your hating list is by far the funniest/most comprehensive. From government to ticks…I love it hahaha


  9. Sorry about the buyers backing out-that is so stressful! And girl, give me allllll the cherries right now. SO GOOD.


    1. Ughhh- all we need is one person who really wants it 🙂 Haha. So fingers crossed! In the meantime, I’ll be sitting here eating cherries. Lol.


  10. OH NO. I am so mad for you. what awful people. we had our house still listed until the sale went through. i am so so sorry. i hope this all gets sorted soon. it’s hard to stay positive when things like this happen, don’t worry about it, just wallow in your misery, things will happen anyway 😉 i’ll stay positive for you! i was negative during my entire process haha.


    1. Hahahaha! I’m just so tired of having the house in perfect condition… especially with two dogs. I’m 100% sure you know my pain 😦 Ughhhh!


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