New Sneaker Time

New Sneaker Time

Happy Monday! I love these types of weeks, the workdays are busy but not overwhelming so I can get out at a reasonable hour. Then I head home to cook dinner or head to the gym. Or to sit on the couch and catch up on Bachelor in Paradise. 😉 Recently, I tried a Strong by Zumba class… anyone else try one before? I take Zumba classes and really like them, but this class was different to say the least. Anything that involves burpees is not my cup of tea! 😉 I made it through but was SO sore the next day, I could barely sit down! I haven’t been on my A-game when it comes to consistently going to the gym since I got back from my honeymoon. Which was almost 4 months ago…. But now I am trying to get back into a routine. I decided it was new sneaker time!

New Sneaker Time

 In order to help transition to my gym routine, I decided it was time for new sneakers. My current pair is worn in the soles and has NO cushioning. A lot of physical activity was causing my feet, especially my heels, to hurt! Which definitely made me avoid the gym at all costs. I did a ton of research to find a new pair of sneakers. There are so many options, but I decided on the ASICS Gel-Exalt 2 Running Shoe!

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We Are Officially Homeowners!

Officially Homeowners

It’s been a busy few weeks so I haven’t posted much. But I have exciting news and am thrilled to share it! We are officially homeowners!! Buying a home has been our ultimate goal for months but we wanted to focus on wedding planning and enjoying our wedding before making a HUGE life decision. Once we got back from our honeymoon we decided to start the search to invest our money rather than wasting it on rent. 

Officially Homeowners

Of course the entire process was new to both of us, we have never owned a home. So we relied a lot on our friends and family for advice and researched a ton online before starting. It actually didn’t take that long. We put an offer on a house the week after we were pre-approved for a mortgage! I’m thinking of a future post with tips on pre approvals and home buying from our experience. It’s definitely a seller’s market in the Boston area! The amount of homes in our price range and in the area we were looking were very slim. So when we saw a home we liked we made an offer on it the same day we went to look at it. Thankfully it was accepted the same day! 🙂

Such an exciting time! The closing process took over a month but it went very smoothly. The couple that sold us the house lived there for almost 50 years and are so sweet!! At the closing their daughter came as well and gave us a bottle of sparkling wine and a beautifully written card. Tears were definitely shed but only because of the wonderful memories shared in the home. It makes us so excited to start our married lives in this home. We have actually seen the couple a few times since the closing. Since they only moved nearby, I’m sure we will see them around town!

Officially Homeowners

Time To Remodel

Our new home is in great shape but is a bit outdated so we are working on some upgrades. The past few weeks have included wallpaper stripping, spackling, sanding, and lots of painting! The progress is slow but we can’t wait to move in at the end of the month!! We will eventually remodel the kitchen and bathroom but want to focus on getting settled and saving money. I’ll definitely do a separate post with before and after pictures because the transformation is pretty cool already.

xoxo Kaitlin