While Evan gets his business up and running, I have been busy almost every weekend this summer with baby showers, wedding showers, bachelorette parties, and family get-togethers. Needless to say, this is an extremely busy time in both of our lives. In between all of that, we have been working steadily at the Homestead. I haven’t been able to get updates up as often because we are still waiting on getting wifi in our neck of the woods. This is where patience is KEY.
We have been bargain hunting and have been extremely successful at our finds. There are two places in Victoria that we absolutely adore. We have mentioned The Bargain Store before, but I have to reiterate my love for them. They are constantly updating their Facebook page with pictures of their new stock and that is where I have found everything that we have purchased. I see it, send a picture to Evan, and say, “WHEN CAN WE GO?!” The second store is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore and it is such a blast looking through all the goodies that they have. They take donations, but (if you look closely) they also have brand new appliances, sinks, tubs, doors, tile, fixtures, etc. We have decided that once we start the floors in the bathrooms and kitchen, we will be getting our tile from the ReStore. Why pay full price for ANYTHING?! Is it sad that it pains me to pay full price? Thankfully, Evan is learning to feel the same way. He isn’t cheap like I am, but it hurts him to pay someone to do anything for him when he believes he can do it himself.
We recently went to the ReStore and bought the coolest door for our laundry room for only $30. It needs some work and some creativity, but we couldn’t pass it up. Stay tuned for pictures when we get it installed.
We don’t have much to update right now simply because I haven’t finalized the style and decorations in the house, but hopefully I will have some before and afters to show you later this week! Find us on Instagram at NewHavenMarket to keep up with our day-to-day shenanigans.