Hello Michigan Family!
I am SO sorry that it has taken so long to update the blog and keep you in the loop, but I figured that you would all be together today and could look at them today :) We are obviously still working on getting more decorations, but my Dad hung our mirrors for us and it is all coming together!
Thought I would update you on what we are doing today too down here for Easter! We are having our first holiday at our own place. I made lasagna and Pretzel Jello for dessert and we are having salad and garlic bread. YUM! My Dad and Barbi are here for a little vacation so we get to enjoy it with them also. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter and We will be thinking about you. Love you!
We bought a $50 Groupon for $200 at Mattress Firm! If you aren’t signed up for Groupon, DO IT! They have them for a ton of different cities. We will now be getting a $550 mattress and box spring for $350 (So really $400, but when you go to use the Groupon it feels like even less because you bought it a while ago!)
We originally decided that we could wait on a bedframe for a while as long as we actually had a mattress to put on the floor since the frames are a little pricey for the ones that we wanted. We decided to stop into Ashley Furniture HomeStore after we saw some signs that said “$10,000,000 Warehouse Sale” or something along those lines. We knew they had higher prices than we intended on spending, but good thing we went in! We got an awesome bedframe for $230! (Plus $20 handling fee since we are picking it up instead of a $79 delivery fee, and tax). It was originally $500-something. We were not planning on buying that at all when we walked in, but we walked out pretty happy with that find. Now we just have to figure out how to get it in the Jeep when we pick it up!
Though we didn’t buy anything, we came across an awesome store this weekend, completely by chance. We were at a furniture store when I saw a billboard for Southeast Salvage Home Furnishings, so I looked it up on my phone. It was a bit shady, but definitely worth checking out! They had great mirrors and paintings, tons of garden accessories (I thought of my mom), rugs, building supplies, granite, tiki totem poles, SO MUCH GOOD STUFF!
Another place that is worth looking into is the Habitat for Humanity ReStores. We have yet to go, but they seem like a place for some good finds. They also have building supplies as well as home accessories.
We also drove around a really nice suburb area of Nashville and looked at our future dream houses that we may never be able to afford. Hey, we can have big dreams…
Last Sunday, we went to the most amazing flea market! Here is what we got and also what we saved:
- Vintage Mirror, 2x4 ft (at least!): $30 (Originally $45 but the seller made us a deal)
- 2 Rugs, 2x3: $6 (We saw it the same day at Walmart for $11), 3x4: $12
- Vintage Something that we’re going to use as a bookend: $1
So we spent $49 and saved AT LEAST $35! We are planning on getting a rug there (8x10ft for $200, no tax!), some vintage tin ceiling tiles ($10 each) and some other decorative items. Matt wasn’t sure what he would think of the flea market, but we both had a great time and can’t wait to go back!
Our rug, with some cute admirers :)
Our apartment is about 950 square feet and has vaulted ceilings. It is MUCH bigger than all the other apartments we looked at and the 200 extra square feet was a major reason we picked this one. Other pluses were the washer and dryer in the unit, the open floor plan and the price. We also got lucky enough to get a brand new apartment and be the first ones to live in it!