Saturday, March 28, 2009

Magic in Hard Times

Recently in reading Mary Engelbreit’s sign-off letter as her fab Home Companion closes it’s doors, I misread a quote of hers, (I’m thinking subconsciously applying it to my current life) and have been clinging to it ever since:

It is funny how often time you only see or hear what you want to in certain situations. And I seem to have done it in this situation as well, however – I feel as though mine mix-up was one of optimism. You can see her quotes here, but I thought I would share my inspiring mishap of an adaptation as well.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

When 6 becomes 4

Well, we just found out that the closing date of the house was in fact the 31st not the 2nd as we had thought. [Do you hear is the sound of my heart racing...] Just a little more freaking out as that moves the big day even closer - at literally a rapid pace!

Exciting, Stressful - but I'm sure worth it in the end!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Housing Process

Buying a house is fabulous - I'm sure after you close and are curled up on the couch coffee and magazine in hand. I can honestly tell you up in to that point it is a roller coaster of emotions and down right it is exasperating! Every step of the way there are pitfalls as a first time home buyer.

DH struggles most when we watch the fab shows on HGTV - "Property Virgins" or "My First Place", and these buyers walk up with no down-payment, 100% financing, and a mortgage far exceeds the necessities of your first house - having no financial uncertainties. Obviously filmed previously, it infuriates him to know that our wavering with mortgage issues was caused by these types of home buyers.

As I step down off the soap box, let me say, I know everything will work out in the end, but this overly structured lady is having a hard time just waiting with nothing finalized and we close in 7 days (craziness I know!).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Envisioned Banner

I have always struggled with a facet of my personality. I don't know what this trait is called - "a visionary with slight OCD". I often picture what I want, with no real means to the end. No path to get to where I want to be. I have big dreams (always) - and my banner is no exception. I envisioned a woman wearing a scarf, large sunglasses, a dress and pearls crossing the street or driving in an old school convertible across a bridge. She is beyond put together, impeccably styled with a retro vibe. At least in my mind anyways...

In the mean time, the crude banner of the DH and I dancing to Moon River at our reception. Until more refined skills are acquired by will just have to do. The perfectionist in me is not happy, but a girl does have her limits, and sadly my capabilities are far outweighed by the visions.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Welcome and Hello

Hello all the lovelies of the world!

My name is Susan and I am a newly. A newlywed to my DH (Darling Husband), a new blogger, and soon-to-be new homeowner.

I am hoping to use this blog to catalog the progression of my life as I settle in and find my rhythm, while sharing the beautiful style of life that surrounds us all daily.

I named my blog, Crossing In Style, inspired by my DH’s and my post-wedding song, Moon River. I appreciate your kind patience with my blog and I work to find my stride and actually write something of interest and value – hopefully, sooner than later!

Hugs and Best Wishes,


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thoughts on the Name?

I'm not quite sure about this name yet...something to ponder.

All the names I want are gone, so I am trying to not settle.