Today is a pretty major day for my sweet little family and me.

At 12:30pm CST, we are scheduled to become homeowners.


I say “scheduled” because google “what can go wrong at Closing?” and then try not to throw up. This is seriously THE MOST STRESSFUL THING EVER. Especially because I have no control over anything. Most especially because I have done everything I was supposed to do immediately upon being asked, but then everything spiraled into a complete sh*tshow at the last minute anyway. What the …? And positively every other person I’ve spoken to has gone through the exact same thing. You would think at some point someone would have figured out a way to NOT make it a gag-inducing, hate-fest, but whatever. WE’RE ALMOST DONE.


At 10:30am I arrive to do the final walk-through, and two hours later we will sign away our lives and all our money.


And then this will be my very own living room:

living room


I have so many plans for the new place and so many no-plans. Does that make sense? I know exactly what I want it to feel like, but very few actual things picked out. One thing I will say is that it will be nothing like our current apartment – so full of color and quirkiness – this place will be light and airy in muted tones with very little on the walls. I want it to feel uncluttered and calm. And thoughtful.

And fancy.

Please join me in a collective finger-crossing and hope that everything goes smoothly today. Because nobody told me you should schedule closing one week out from moving day in case anything goes wrong.

We’re moving on Saturday.

P.S. The Brooklyn trunk show has been extended through this weekend! Be sure to schedule an appointment to see the lovelies in person – I can promise you they are even prettier in person. www.vekabridal.com

UPDATE: We’re officially homeowners!!

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32 responses to “Heartburn

  1. Congrats!! So excited for you, it looks beautiful =]

  2. Heloise Pastore

    Good Luck in closing and in your new home. It is the same burden all over the world, keep calm. All the best. Heloise

  3. it looks fabulous! Good luck, fingers & paws crossed….

  4. Good Luck, and Blessing and Happiness in your new home. Thanks and Love, nia

  5. Congratulations! It looks really nice. It will all be worth it.

  6. Good luck! Looks like a beautiful place, no wonder you’re excited.

  7. CONGRATS! Those floors, the light, the space, and the black window frames- I love it.

  8. The first thing you all need to do is skate across that floor in sock feet! Obvies. ;)

  9. 1.WOW so pretty!!!!!
    2.Hang in there, we’ve been there once before. We were buying a new house and selling the one we were in so we had everything lined up to be out of our house on a Friday, stay the weekend with my parents and be in on Monday morning to the new place. The seller then pushed back our closing date another week, we had no where to store everything we owned (my parents garage was already full). She agreed to let us store it in her garage until we closed, then the next day rescinded the offer. We ended up storing all of our stuff in the sellers realtor’s garage (she kindly offered…I think she wanted to be done with her crazy ass client!). Which meant we actually physically ‘moved’ everything we own three times. hubby myself and two toddler boys had to shack up with my parents and youngest brother for 10 days.The night we had our final walk through we found out that the repairs that were supposed to be done (from our home inspection) before we closed, were not done. Crazy seller has lied and said they were done. So, our realtor had to negotiate with them the night before we were supposed to close and finally got her to put the $ for the repairs in an escrow account for us. finally closed and moved into new house bought pizza for dinner (take n bake) after 14+ hours of unpacking and oven doesn’t work and had to be replaced. Nothing can be worse than that! :) Good luck, so excited to see the new place!!!

  10. what a beautiful living room, I hope it all went smoothly and you are unpacking boxes as we speak.

  11. Congratulations! I am especially excited because I had lusted after this very home on Trulia. It’s such a unique building and apartment layout for Chicago – more like something from Manhattan. I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  12. Congratulations! Ed and I are in the middle of the vomit-inducing part right now. We went today for our home inspection, and the [finished] basement was soaked. I’m so glad that your trials and travails are over, and I can’t wait to tour the new place :)

  13. AHHH Amazing news! All will be great don’t you worry. And the stress : totally worth it xxx

  14. Woah, that space is amazing — all the light is so dreamy! Congratulations!

  15. That living room looks huge! Congratulations!!

  16. Hooray! Congratulations, Veronica. So, so exciting.

  17. es muy fría para mi gusto pero esta bien

  18. Congratulations! It is a huge step and will have a profound impact on your life, your marriage, your state of well-being.

  19. It is not a fun process and it has to get worse before it gets better. But that seems to be the way in so many big life changes. I’m sure things will go well today and the fun nesting will begin! Enjoy your new digs they look beautiful!

  20. Beautiful, congratulations! =)

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  22. That is so exciting! Congratulations! I think the calm, uncovered walls will look great!!

  23. Nice room. The wood floor is awesome.

  24. Congrats and good luck with your new home!

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