Happy First House-iversary!

A year ago today, I was getting ready for the final walk through of my apartment, and then going to the building lawyer’s office to sign the paperwork to officially purchase my apartment!  It’s so crazy to think of how far I’ve come in just one year of home ownership!

First Thing I Did: Painting My Front Door

Best Accomplishment: The Closet (Shelves, Double Hanging Rod)

Best Looking: Me in my Green Coat!

Biggest Fail: The Painted Doorknobs

Most Improved: The Walls of My Apartment (Entry Way, Living Room, Dressing Room)

Terrific Trip: European Adventure

Biggest Transformation: The Dresser

I’ve done so many more projects, and I’ve even forgotten what I’ve done! What was your favorite project so far? Can’t wait to see what happens in year two! 🙂

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{Hannah} Sparkle On

I bought one of my favorite necklaces at Goodwill last year. When I traveled, I carried it in a small plastic bag with the rest of my jewelry and a little make up. It seemed convenient, until a quite a few of the rhinestones fell off.

Luckily, the missing rhinestones were all in the bag, so they just needed to be glued back in place. In fact, when I bought the necklace, one was already loose, and I fixed it with ShoeGoo. Out came the goo again, and with a little help from a toothpick, I was able to glue all the rhinestones back in place.

Now it’s ready for another night out on the town!

{Hannah} The Other Shoe

It’s probably only a matter of time before this blog gets renamed to “House Home Hannah and Heels”, because I spend an awful lot of time talking about shoes! So much so, that I finally gave in and created a “Shoes” category for posts.

Anyway, it was only a few wears after I fixed the right shoe, that the left heel started feeling loose. At least I knew what to do this time!

Sure enough, there was a broken screw in this heel, too! Now it has me wondering if the issue isn’t the shoes, but me…

I scraped away at the plastic like my brother had done, and tried to grip the exposed screw with needle nose pliers. I kept trying with the pliers sticking up, but then realized it was much easier to grip the screw with the pliers sideways.

Hard part over!

I bought a few new screws at my local hardware store. The two new screws are on the left, compared to the original on the right.

Then I spread lots of Shoe Goo onto the shoe…

…and held the heel firmly in place while I screwed in the three screws.

Ta da!

Not just one, but two fixed shoes!

{Hannah} Happy Thanksgiving

I’m home for Thanksgiving, so there won’t be any new posts this week.  I wanted to take the time, though, to say thank you for reading my blog!  It means so much to me that you check in on my latest adventure, and you give great advice and encouragement when I need it most.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday as well, and I’ll see you all next week!

{Hannah} Dreams Do Come True

I have a minor obsession with chocolate. I seem to always have some on me, which comes in handy for both me and my friends when we need a little snack. I used to buy regular chocolate chips (semi-sweet and milk chocolate), but one day my grocery store stocked Hershey’s Mini Kisses, and my life changed forever.

Even after I moved into my apartment, I was able to find a store that carried them–and for a dollar cheaper too! But then one day in May, they were out of stock. I waited a few days, but they still weren’t restocked. They were restocked just before I went to Europe, so I bought six bags just in case they weren’t restocked again for some time…which sadly they weren’t.

Apparently I asked the store employees about them one too many times, because they started to remember me. Oops.

Luckily, the internet is a magical place, and there’s a website that sells them in bulk! And it’s cheaper that way, too!

I’ve already finished off my first box, and a second one is on its way. Last time the doorman couldn’t believe I had ordered 25 pounds of chocolate, but a girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do!

Nope, I don’t have a problem at all.