During our whirlwind, 3 day home finding process we saw everything from gorgeous remodels to a Property Brother’s dream home to a litterbox disguised as a house (the smell was seriously disgusting). It was after the major disappointment of finding out the home I wanted to put an offer on had gone under contract while we were making our way back to the office to someone paying cash and closing in 11 days (I mean, come one, I can’t compete with that!) that my wonderful real estate team rushed into action to find me another perfect home. It turned out be one of their own listings whose price was just reduced into my price range. And, I knew it was going to be perfect when I walked in to leopard print wallpaper in the foyer! A lot of the homes we looked at were more space than I would ever need but this 1585 sq ft, open concept 3 br/2 bath house on 0.2 acres is going to be perfect for Paughey and me with plenty of room for all of you visitors!
Now… to decorate!!!
The last week has been quite a life changing adventure. My parents and I traveled out to College Station/Bryan, Texas in search of my first home and… WE FOUND IT! Currently we are going through the post inspection negotiations but everything has been going quite smoothly thus far.
The “cheetah vs. leopard print” debacle has stuck again! I went to Michael’s today just to pick up a few supplies to finish a current art project I am working on and, as always, I decided to browse a little; possibly spark some inspiration. In the framing department they had a display of adorable mini-frames, a few of which were on clearance. I was joyed to see that the metallic leopard print frames were on sale for $1.99 (50% off their regular price) so I grabbed 6 and made my way to the register. I thought they would be cute to use for one of CCF SoCal’s many upcoming events! Now, at the register they rang up as “cheetah” (which was not on clearance). I explained to the cashier that this frame WAS leopard print and that there were NO frames with cheetah print but there were zebra and tiger. When she called for assistance, I told them if they could tell me which of the three frames they were trying to pull off as being leopard, when, in fact, the ones I brought up WERE leopard, I would purchase them because I just wanted African themed. But, alas, they could not and they would not honor the clearance price despite their mistake. The prices posted labeled the three frames as Cheetah, Leopard and Zebra. 1 out of 3 is an "F" Michael’s. Someone doesn’t know their animals and by not knowing your animals, you’re FALSE ADVERTISING!
At this moment I would like to give a shout out to Michael Kors. Not only is he an amazing designer who I LOVE but this man holds a special place in my heart because he knows his animal print!
I am a biologist and my life is crap!