9.12.2012

My Surprise Revealed

Right now would be an appropriate time for me to NOT be writing a blog post.
Something about a giant margarita I just consumed at martini club or something.
Which reminds me....I didn't drink a martini at martini club.
There has to be some kind of law against that I am sure.
Fail.

Anyhow--turns out all of you blog readers are good guessers.
Remember the other day when I posted a picture of this beauty?
We kinda bought that hammock.
And the property it is hanging on....


One thing I have never told you about the husband and I...we like to "invest in real estate" so my man says. We have a couple of rental properties and we got the bright idea of "hey why not a lakefront property that we could rent out occasionally and as a bonus..live there on the weekends". BAM.
That's called a good idea friends. So there you have it, that's my big ole exciting news.
That we now have two yards to mow. Except this yard has a lake behind it.
Which totally makes up for having two yards to mow...


Anyhow long story short--please bare with me and my "I'd rather be picking out paint colors instead of blogging" attitude this month.
My mind is so NOT here right now.
It's on (like I stated..) paint colors. And flooring. And decor. And water rafts.
And trips to Ikea which is totally taking place this weekend (score). 
I also would like to take the time to apologize now if you follow me on Pinterest.
If you hate seeing all things lake related you may want to go ahead and unfollow me now.
Except that would be dumb, so don't.


I promise you though the minute this property is ours, my blogging/book writing will kick back into high gear. Okay well maybe three months or so AFTER we close on the house (there is mucho work to be done..)
But for real, the house has a SUN ROOM people. I mean sure, it might be just slightly larger than a shoe box but it is a sun room none the less.
If I can't kick out amazeballs posts written from a sun room looking out over a lake, I might as well throw in the towel now.
 
Anyhow, I am thinking a giant party is necessary once we close on this sucker (which happens to be on the same day I leave for the Influence Conference) All in favor say "I".

I'll bring the margaritas. You bring your sweet face.

See you on the water.

That's my "I'm so excited I just went cross-eyed" face.
It happens. Deal with it. 
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40 comments:

  1. Oh congrats! That's quite exciting news! when do I get to come visit??? :)

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  2. Ohhh I knew it! You sweet girl, that is AWESOME! You bring the margs, I'll bring the mac and cheese...several assorted flavors. Peace, Love, and Water Sports.

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  3. Yay!!! This is so exciting! Congratulations!

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  4. How exciting! Congrats. You'll have it all decorated and adorable in no time!

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  5. How exciting! Congratulations! If I had a glass of something exciting to toast with, I would. But alas, "cheers!" with my glass of ice water! :)

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  6. Northern Indiana lakes - my favorite place in the world!

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  7. Yes! Now I won't have to meet you in Gary anymore. I'll just come to the lake house. Did you hear that? You have a lake house. I am so very excited for you. We're getting new windows in our sunroom. Which is almost as awesome as having a lakefront property. Almost.

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  8. a second home on the waterfront?!! dreams do come true. there better be a DJ at this home-warming party...holla!

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  9. So we're having a big blogger lake weekend, right?!?

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  10. The real question is..WHERE is this house and when can we rent it for the week?? I am dead serious. By.The.Way.

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  11. Aawwww congrats!!!!! Can I rent it out? for free.... just for a week. So I can come visit you :) yes? ok!!!!

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  12. Um, so jealous! that hammock! that lake! your life!

    haha, okay but seriously. we need to see pictures when that baby is yours. and how was I not following you on Pinterest? I'm going to re-pin everything now...bye.

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  13. Say no more. I'm coming to your lake house. I'm coming to see the Amish and your lake house asap.

    I am soooooo jealous. Like highschool-girl-pissed off-at you- jealous.

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  14. Jealous...I would sell my left arm for a lake house!

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  15. Oh my goodness. that looks absolutely amazing! I am so jealous! Looks like a blast. I am a new follower, excited to read more! come follow along http://sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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  16. congrats!!! it sounds amazing! i am sure you will make it look SO cute and cozy!

    my hubs and i are currently in the early stages of building a house... so my pinterest boards are FULL of home decorating ideas as well!

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  17. Congrats!!!! That is super excited news:) Relax and enjoy!

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  18. OH. MY. GOSH. I could NOT be more jealous!!!!! I swear when I saw the pic of that hammock and your hint towards a surprise I thought, "I bet you anything she bought a lake house." OMG I can not WAIT to see pics... Now I'm off to go convince my husband we need to invest in real estate...

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  19. I am there...lake, margs, hammock and a sunroom...my kind of paradise. Congrats to you, but jealous...

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  20. Congrats! I won't be offended if your mind isn't on blogging. Mine wouldn't be either. Enjoy!

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  21. Did I hear blogger party at your lake house?!? I'm in!!
    Congrats- that's so exciting!!

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  22. I!!!!!

    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  23. That is so super dooper exciting! YES BLOGGER PARTY AT THE LAKE HOUSE! (like I'm ever going to make it from Australia!) congrats!

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  24. Yesss! Any house on the lake is totally worth mowing in my book. And Bonus - because your 'at the lake' it's totally a valid excuse to drink margaritas all day long. Just FYI, I use this reasoning often.

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  25. Woohoo! Sounds like the best of both worlds to me! I might want to borrow the hammock...and if I do that ill need a margarita... soooo what day is good for you? ;D

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  26. Gorgeous view - congrats! I'm sure y'all will make lots of memories there!

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  27. Congrats!!! The view is amazing!!

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  28. Congrats! How exciting :) I can't wait to see what paint colors you choose and more pics of the place!

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  29. Girl, I am beyond jealous. Real Estate "investment" is one of our goals, but in our area we're not quite able to swing it. Silly Santa Barbara.

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  30. OMG...sun room and hammock. Now you're just showing off. Good luck with the prep and I'm sure all the hard work will be worth it.

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  31. UHM Soooo jealous!! Congrats!!! Still jealous. And we love the lake and our boat so I'm equally excited for your lake pins. And for the margarita party. I will travel.

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  32. Congrats!! What fun. What time do you want us all over there for the margarita paint party? Wait... was that part of this blog post or did i just imagine you wanted our help to paint the new lake house, drink margaritas and relax in the hammock? All those items WERE in there I just read between the lines.

    Idea - blog about what you're up to with the new place. Even if it's as simple as I picked THIS color for the bathroom! We wanna read about it!

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  33. Oh Congrats! That is def a brilliant idea! That was our intent too when buying our first homes a few years ago but buying another one is just not happening as quick as we thought! good for you guys! And loving your pins lately!

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  34. Congrats girl!! I would LOVE to have a lake front property. Good luck on the house updates

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  35. Sounds wonderful! What a relaxing thing to have for your very own! Hope you guys really enjoy it!

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  36. girl- I wish I was closer! I am DYING to decorate a house!!! And thanks for getting me all excited in thinking there was an Ikea in Indy, I just went and checked- boo!!

    Drinks to celebrate your closing date/conf are a must!!

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  37. well that is SUPER exciting news, how fun! I am totally jealous...!

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