September 12, 2016

Life Update: September 2016

Stephanie Kamp Blog: Life Update: September 2016
Hey guys,

So I just wanted to post a little update as to why I haven’t posted anything in a while. I was planning on having enough posts pre-written and scheduled for the rest of August but unfortunately I ran out of time. My sister and I recently moved out of our rental house the last weekend in August and it was crazy stressful. We are currently living with out parents and I will explain more why down below.

The whole process of moving was quite stressful. I know that people always say that but it really was in our situation. Unfortunately, we were not really in the mood to move AT ALL. So we procrastinated a little bit and we didn’t really start the packing process until the week before we moved. Also, originally we were not planning on moving until August 30th or 31st which was a little crazy of us because there was no way we would have been able to move everything out and clean the entire house before turning in our keys. We ended up moving on Saturday, August 27th and we didn’t turn in our keys until Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30 p.m.

The main reason we moved out of our house was because the owner of the house was actually selling it and chances are the next owners were not buying it as a rental property. However, we had originally decided that we were going to move out of it at the end of our second year lease because we thought about moving to California or New York. Honestly, we were having a really hard time picking which city to move to and I personally just wasn’t really in the mood to move (I will have a more detailed post about this later) and I really wanted to stay, which is what we are doing.

So as I have mentioned in a previous post, my sister and I were house hunting. It started out as more of a, do we even qualify type of deal and then quickly progressed into a, we put in offer in on a house situation. I am extremely happy with the house that we picked. It came down to two different options and after talking with a couple different people (mainly one person but I am not going to say who) we deiced to go with the one that I really wanted. It was technically the very first house that we looked at without even having a realtor. We just decided to go to an open house one day after church and after reading all of the details and learning about the house, I kind of fell for it quickly and I felt like it was the one.

I am really excited to move in and my sister and I (and our mom) have really big plans to renovate the house over time. We have been on Pinterest like crazy searching for all types of things to do ourselves for temporary fixes until we can save enough money to remodel things to make them look the way we want them to. Also, funny story, we need a dishwasher for the house and so we went to Sears to look around and we walked out with a matching dishwasher, range and microwave. So all we need now is the fridge to go with!

The house is pretty old but it is located in a great area. It is also extremely close to the house that my mom lived in when she was in high school, which is really funny. It’s also really close to where our parents live now so if we ever need them, the
y are only about a 3-5 minute drive away. It is located on the water with access to the Gulf of Mexico, which is a really big deal if you live in Florida. However, since the house is kind of old it majorly needs to have the kitchen remodeled as well as all of the bathrooms. The house has major potential and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! So far everything is moving along nicely and we are hoping to close at the end of the month.

So as you can tell, life has been a little crazy lately and I have been having a hard time getting back into the swing of things (and by things I mean blogging). I have also been a little discouraged about blogging lately but I am slowly feeling better about it and wanting to blog again every day.

I have really big plans for the blog and there are a lot of different things that I want to do with it and I also have some other ideas in mind. Everything that I want to do is just going to take some time and hopefully I will be able to develop some kind of schedule to keep my on track and get all of my ideas rolling.

I have also been looking for a job or two. I am not entirely sure what I want to do yet so that has been challenging. The main goal so far is just to find a couple of jobs so I can make the house payment that my sister and I are now going to have. Our mortgage is going to be more than what we were paying in rent but the rent in our area has gone up quite a bit since we moved into the house we were renting so if we were to rent again it would be pretty equal to our mortgage. However, for my sister, renting was not an option, which was one of the main reasons we decided to purchase this house.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope that I am able to keep blogging for the rest of the month. Hopefully nothing else gets in the way of writing and posting blog posts.

Thanks for stopping by!
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XO, Steph 


  1. Why were you discouraged?:( I love your blog!

    1. Thank you! I love you for loving my blog :)
      And I was experiencing some family drama but it's okay, that happens sometimes.


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