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What an evening.  We made our first offer on a house!  I hope we get a positive response from the seller.  We’ll know tomorrow by 3 PM.

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We heard that our mortgage came through at 2 PM and immediately began to debate the offer.  The Husband wanted to see the house “one more time” so we drove over with our realtor at 8:00 PM to check things out.


Then – it was time to debate numbers and sign a ton of paperwork.  I thought the poor Hus was going to have a heart attack.


I am THIS kind of spender… I found a car online, drove to the dealer, sat in the car, and made an offer without test-driving any other vehicles.  I didn’t need to.  If I like it, I like it.  No need to debate.


The Husband is THIS kind of spender… When we bought our first television together, he researched TVs for three days before going into Best Buy two different times to stare at flat screens for hours.  Then, he almost vomited at the register.   He is much more careful and thorough. 


We balance each other out!  I think we’re both grateful to be married to our money opposites. 


I’ll show ya pictures if we close… Keep your fingers crossed for us! 





Frozen veggie pizza and a spinach salad.


When we got home, I grabbed an orange:


And some chocolate – this stuff was GOOD.  Caramel with black sea salt?! Yes, please.


I went back for seconds… and thirds.  Yum.


Going to try to sleep now.  I think I’ll need the energy tomorrow!



  • Wendy June 9, 2011, 10:34 pm

    Good luck! We bought our first house last fall, so those feelings are all still fresh in my mind. I hope all goes smoothly, or at least any hiccups are small ones!

  • caitlin June 9, 2011, 10:42 pm

    Congrats that is so very exciting! I can’t wait until I’m a “grown up” and purchase my first home. Such an exciting time 🙂

  • Charlotte June 9, 2011, 10:43 pm

    Good luck good luck good luck!!!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 9, 2011, 10:44 pm

    Me and Matt are just like your husband… I swear Matt researched his laptop for a month before buying it. I can hardly buy a pair of shoes without going to every store in the mall to see if there’s anything I like better.

    Hence we save a LOT of money.

    Good luck with the offer!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 9, 2011, 10:46 pm


    They’ll counter and the ball will officially be rolling and the game of cat and mouse, counter and re-offer, negotiate, etc will be in full swing soon! Eeek!! So exciting for you guys!

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life June 9, 2011, 10:47 pm

    GOOD LUCK! Lately I’ve had a bit of “I want a houseee” fever, even though I am in absolutely no position to buy a house. Maybe I’ll be able to live vicariously through you soon! Also, I pretty much died at that chocolate. Thank goodness for TJ’s!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles June 9, 2011, 10:48 pm

    Oh, I think Allie (Live Laugh Eat) has mentioned that chocolate bar before – it looks so darn amazing!

  • Laura June 9, 2011, 10:48 pm

    Good luck with the house! I love watching people go house-hunting on blogs. It’s like a more personal version of Location, Location, Location.

    Food porn with the caramel! I’m allergic to chocolate, but fortunately it never looks *that* tempting photographs (the smell of chocolate cake baking, on the other hand…), but that looks amazing.

    I may have to comfort myself with a tin of dulce de leche, hee.

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles June 9, 2011, 10:48 pm

    P.S. I hope everything works out with the house. Good luck! 🙂

  • PB Addict June 9, 2011, 10:48 pm

    Good luck with your offer 🙂

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg June 9, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Good luck with the house! Jason and I balance each other out too — he is the quick spender and I like to think and think and think about things before buying.

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence June 9, 2011, 10:51 pm

    How exciting, congrats!

  • Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks June 9, 2011, 10:53 pm

    Sending good thoughts! Wish you both the best 🙂

  • Christy @ So I Follow the Sun June 9, 2011, 10:54 pm

    Congrats and good luck!
    I think I might have to stop by Trader Joe’s and check out that chocolate. Caramel and chocolate can give peanut butter and chocolate a run for their money (…taste) some days.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 9, 2011, 10:56 pm

    Good luck! You and your husband are like my mom and dad- my mom knows what she wants, and my dad is very thorough. It totally balances though!

  • Kris June 9, 2011, 10:57 pm

    Good luck! I so need one of those chocolate bars. VERY unfortunately, no TJs here in FL 🙁 Enjoy some extra bites on my behalf!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 9, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Best of luck! Mr BBB and I are also oppsites when it comes to spending – and yes – I like to think it balances out 🙂

  • Angela June 9, 2011, 11:03 pm


    My husband and I are the same way. If I like it, I like it. He researches for weeks with web searches, multiple trips to the stores, finally makes a purchase and continues to research/watch ads to ensure he got the best price.

  • Laura June 9, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Congrats on making an offer! We’re buying our first house right now and are currently in the appraisal phase. I’m only just starting to get the oh-mah-gah-what-if freak outs, so I think this is a good thing. If everything goes well, I’ll be a home owner June 30 🙂

    • Leslie June 10, 2011, 5:37 am

      I am exactly where you are right now, appraisal is next week, I can’t wait till it’s over and it’s ours! Good luck!

  • Lauren June 9, 2011, 11:10 pm

    Sea salt, caramel, and dark chocolate is my new favorite food obsession!

  • kristin @ wounded fawn June 9, 2011, 11:15 pm

    Good luck! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    Oh and… did someone say Dulce de leche? Yummy!

  • Hangry Pants June 9, 2011, 11:23 pm

    Good luck! I hope things are easier for you than hey have been for us at this point. It’s been a month since our offer was accepted and we’re still going back and forth about things.

    • Kat June 10, 2011, 7:00 am

      Us too! There was only one counter by the seller, we accepted and we were under contract….a month ago Sunday! It has been non stop emails, phone calls, etc. All day everyday ever since. We never knew it would be THIS complicated. Good luck to you!

      • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2011, 10:22 am

        Good luck, ladies!!!!!

  • Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life June 9, 2011, 11:24 pm

    That chocolate looks amazing! There’s a place in a little town in Vermont near me called “The Daily Chocolate” that makes small batches of dark chocolate covered rum caramel with sea salt on top and it is SO GOOD!

  • Val @ Ramblings of a BabyMama June 9, 2011, 11:26 pm

    Congrats on your 1st offer! Keeping my fingers crossed it’s accepted! I’m just a tad jealous as the husband and I are saving up for a house. the cost of houseing here is ridiculous… $500K for a 2 bed, 1 bath that needs a few renos is the norm around here. We are paying a mortgage in rent, but coming up with the down-payment is what we are working on right now (who can come up with $50K as a down payment???)

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 9, 2011, 11:29 pm

    GOOD lUCK! I want some of that chocolate too!

  • JennsAdventures June 9, 2011, 11:33 pm

    It’s a really big decision to commit to putting in an offer: Congrats!!! Fingers and toes are crossed!! …It’s not a Short Sale is it?? Either way I’m hoping for a clean, quick escrow for you two!! Don’t forget to get a Home Inspection!! 😉

  • Jacqueline June 9, 2011, 11:35 pm

    I loved the spender comparison and the pic of your husband. Too funny!

  • Baking 'n' Books June 9, 2011, 11:46 pm

    Okay…so I think I’m in love with your Husband 😉 Too cute! “Staring at flat screens for an hour”…! (I’m like that at the grocery store). Oye. Not. Cool. Imagine the tough decisions then!

    What kind of pizza is that? I ate way too much chocolate tonight (again) and feel like crap-ola (again) – what is wrong with me? …seriously, though.

    Good luck tomorrow! Thanks for letting us into this part of your life!

  • Amy June 9, 2011, 11:50 pm

    Ironically, my husband was the first kind of spender with our house and car, and the second with our TV. For him buying a TV was serious business, but apparently not so much with the house and car 😉 I almost always fall into the first category–I always feel better once I’ve made a decision so I tend to do it in a hurry.

    Good luck with the house!

  • Jessica June 9, 2011, 11:55 pm

    Nom Nom Chocolate.

    I hope you guys find the perfect house!!

  • Lindsey June 10, 2011, 12:00 am

    That is just like me and my husband! Best of luck!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) June 10, 2011, 12:02 am

    Good luck! Fingers crossed!

  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted June 10, 2011, 12:04 am

    We put in offers on 4 houses (it was a rougher market then for the cheaper houses) but we love the one we ended up with so if it doesn’t work out then don’t get discouraged! Crossing my fingers for you two though!

  • Mo June 10, 2011, 12:06 am

    I love that chocolate bar from TJs! I’m on my second one in less than a week. Fingers crossed the house for you.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels June 10, 2011, 12:18 am

    when we used to have two incomes, we were okay at making decisions … well we’ve never bought a car or a house together, but even tv’s, computers, bikes – still big item purchases – we were always okay

    but now – oh man forget it! My laptop that I got for school – it took 6 weeks for us to even get the courage to go in. Even buying a cooler to take to the cottage a couple weeks ago was an entire ordeal. $30 today and $30 6 months ago are on entirely different levels.

  • Kathleen June 10, 2011, 12:29 am

    How exciting. My fingers and toes are crossed that your offer sticks! Now I want/need some chocolate 🙂

  • CheezyK June 10, 2011, 12:34 am

    Oh how exciting for you! Good luck with it all.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 10, 2011, 12:36 am

    So exciting!! Good luck 🙂

  • Charlie June 10, 2011, 1:05 am

    SO exciting!!! Good luck :).

  • Reenie June 10, 2011, 1:16 am

    Ooooh I hope all goes well 🙂

  • Khushboo June 10, 2011, 2:18 am

    Good luck! I need a you in my life- I’m so cautious when it comes to making big purchases…or big decisions in general for that matter! I want that chocolate!!

  • Sarah June 10, 2011, 3:44 am

    How exciting! You guys make me laugh- my husband and I are the same spenders as you both; he agonises, I keep it simple 🙂

  • Orla June 10, 2011, 4:29 am

    Oh Good Luck – I hope that you get good news. And you know if you don’t? It wasn’t for you and there is something much better out there.
    I am like you Caitlin – I think my partner was happy that he wasn’t involved in the purchase of the house. I got the mortgage on my own and when I saw the house & looked around I just knew and pretty much handed over my deposit there and then. My parents were asking me to take time but I just knew.

  • Carol June 10, 2011, 5:25 am

    Fingers are crossed for you both! Your hubby sounds like my hubby. You should have seen him when he bought his first vehicle! He had severe buyers remorse:)

  • Angie June 10, 2011, 5:39 am

    Good luck! I hope you get the one you want!
    The chocolate looks amazing, but I’m not sold on the salt part.

  • Freya June 10, 2011, 6:01 am

    Good luck!
    And I really actually properly LOLd when you described the type of spender the husband is! Hahaha 🙂

  • Brittnie June 10, 2011, 6:14 am

    Oh my goodness this sounds just like me and my husband. He will research everything to a T, think about it for weeks, research some more and then finally make a decision. Me not so much. When I was shopping for my wedding dress I loved the first dress I saw (in the first store I went into), tried it on, loved it and was done! No need to try on more or keep looking. So funny. Good luck with the house!!:)

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad June 10, 2011, 6:25 am

    So, so exciting! I hope everything works out!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 10, 2011, 6:28 am

    Congrats on making your first offer! Fingers crossed that it gets accepted or you get a REALLY good counter!!

    I must say, I am a little mre like your hus when I spend.

    Pizza looks AMAZING!

  • jerri June 10, 2011, 6:32 am

    LOL! sometimes I’m like your husband even with food I try to get a deal. But then with bigger things I wouldn’t be bothered at ALL esp if i’m in a rush or in a cbf mood lol

    lol at the difference in your expressions in the first 2 photos!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION June 10, 2011, 6:38 am

    I spend like your husband. It’s kind of annoying, really. Once in a while, I’ll buy impulsively, but normally I’m that person doing a ton of research to make sure I’m getting the right product, that I’m getting the best deal and that this is “truly what I want.”

    Congrats on the first offer!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys! 😀

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East June 10, 2011, 6:39 am

    How exciting! Good luck! Really hope you get it! I am just like you- if I see it and I like it- thats it. I buy it. My friends and husband think Im crazy. When I went wedding dress shopping, I had a picture of what I wanted. The sales lady pulled out that dress, I tried it on, and that was it. I bought it! It was the first and only wedding dress that I tried on!

  • Tabitha (From Single to Married) June 10, 2011, 6:47 am

    oh – the waiting is the hardest part! But it will be worth it… good luck!

  • Megan June 10, 2011, 6:53 am

    I dread searching for a house to buy with my husband. Once, he was shopping for pillows, and it took HOURS. I mean, literally three or four hours to pick out the right pillow. And that’s just PILLOWS. He’s insane when it comes to other things.

    Good luck! Can’t wait to hear how it goes. 🙂

  • Hillary June 10, 2011, 6:54 am

    How exciting! I am definitely a spending like the husband—I second guess every purchase over $5, and do research for weeks if I can. It’s actually a little stifling sometimes! Here’s hoping all goes well—good luck!

  • kwithme June 10, 2011, 7:07 am

    Good luck!

    I am a combination of both of you. If I am acting like your husband, it means that I am uncertain about the purchase. If I am certain then I am like you. When purchasing our first house, we decided to look in April and were moving in June.

  • Karlee @olivewineandfood June 10, 2011, 7:16 am

    good luck! that is so exciting!

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 10, 2011, 7:16 am

    My boyfriend is the same way! Maybe it’s a guy thing?

  • Parita June 10, 2011, 7:23 am

    Good luck! Fingers are crossed. 🙂

    And my bf and I are opposite spenders too…it’s good for our relationship!

  • Beth @ 990 Square June 10, 2011, 7:43 am

    Congrats on making the offer!

    My husband and I, well, we switch spender roles depending on what we’re buying. When we bought the beach house with the family, I was all for it, he was cautious. When we bought our timeshare, we were reversed! When we bought our house, I think we were both really scared!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 10, 2011, 7:48 am

    I’m wishing you luck on the offer 🙂 I’m a little bit of both spending personalities. Sometimes, when it’s something i really want and already know is good, I’ll get it immediately. But if it’s something big that I don’t know that much about, I’ll do days and days of research. But I think I would stress out about buying a house. That’s a huge decision!

  • Lee June 10, 2011, 7:57 am

    I am totally like you and my husband is like Kristian. We do balance each other out. We bought our first house a year ago. It’s definitely a nerve wracking promise. In our case, the sellers didn’t budge much, but we got them to pay for a lot of repairs that the home inspector found and for the closing costs as well, so remember that sort of thing if they don’t come down to your asking price. Good luck!

  • Shari June 10, 2011, 7:59 am

    Sending lots of luck!

  • April June 10, 2011, 7:59 am

    I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you – good luck!

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) June 10, 2011, 8:00 am

    My friend’s husband (who is a lotike your husband when it comes to money and big purchases) nearly passed out when he was signing the final sale papers for the purchase of their first house…

    Good luck with the offer!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 10, 2011, 8:01 am

    Best of luck Caitlin!! Fingers crossed for you :). That chocolate bar looks like an amazing little celebration for the mouth. Salty caramel is one of my fave flavor combos ever!

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) June 10, 2011, 8:12 am

    Good luck on getting the house! I remember the same feeling when we purchased our home, I wanted it so bad!! Think positive thoughts 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 10, 2011, 8:15 am

    Good luck! I hope you get it! 😀

  • lauren June 10, 2011, 8:17 am

    My husband and I are the same way – he fretted three days over a refrigerator. Researched, price checked, stared at them in sears for hours on end. In the end, we went with the one we originally decided to purchase. It just took him three days longer to decide 😉

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) June 10, 2011, 8:38 am

    Fingers crossed for you!!!! So exciting- good luck!!!

  • erin June 10, 2011, 8:48 am

    I’m the type of person that absolutely has to see all the numbers on paper especially with big purchases! but usually if i find something I love, I want those numbers immediately. I hate when the people beat around the bush, and it happens all the time! i’m like – just give me numbers so i can see if it works for me!

    Best of luck! it is a very stressful time. we still feel it now, even though we bought 3 summers ago!

  • Evan Thomas June 10, 2011, 8:49 am

    Wishing good things for you two!

  • Megan June 10, 2011, 8:49 am

    Good luck!! Fingers crossed it all works out! My husband and I are both like your husband. It took us 2 months to buy a couch recently because we are so picky and neither one of us is good at making big purchases! I’m dreading what house hunting will be like for us 🙂

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) June 10, 2011, 8:51 am

    Sending good vibes down to Charlotte. Hope it comes through!

    If you like caramel and dark chocolate, you must check out the Vosges caramel collection. They have this honey caramel…and this blood orange caramel…and…I should not be thinking about this before 9 am.

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats June 10, 2011, 8:51 am

    Good luck!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. My boyfriend has a funny mix of the two spending styles – he’ll research something specific for hours and hours and then all of a sudden he decides he needs it and goes out to get it. Sometimes I come home and they’ll be like a new grill and a kayak that he decided to buy that day during his lunch break. It’s really funny.

  • Mia June 10, 2011, 8:52 am

    I think the cardinal rule in house hungting is not to get too attached to a place until you have secured it. There are so many things that can go wrong in the process (they don’t accept your offer, the insepction is a bust, etc). That said, my husband and I had a BLAST when we were house hunting. We are really happy with that house we ended up buying, but we always talk about how much we miss the house hunting process. I guess we were lucky because we had a very large down payment, so there was absolutely no stress involved. Anyway, good luck, I hope you hear back from the sellers soon!

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2011, 10:15 am

      hhaha yes, a large down payment helps the process a lot… sellers are so much more friendly 🙂 Cognrats!

  • Ali @ Around the VeggieTable June 10, 2011, 8:53 am

    Good luck!! And also that chocolate looks heavenly. I literally just drooled a little lol.

  • Lauren June 10, 2011, 8:59 am

    That is exactly how me and my husband are with spending. I always say its such a good thing he is a planner because I am a total impulse buyer. Good luck on the house!!!!

  • Dana P. June 10, 2011, 9:01 am

    Good luck! I’m like your husband…I feel sick spending a large amount of money.

    • Mary June 10, 2011, 9:19 am

      Me too! I thought I was going to cry when my husband and I bought our first car last year.

  • Laurie June 10, 2011, 9:01 am

    Good luck!!! Hope you guys get your dream home!

  • Marisa E June 10, 2011, 9:02 am

    Fingers crossed!!!!

  • kristina@beancakes June 10, 2011, 9:03 am

    congratulations! it’s definitely a very stressful process to say the least. good luck!
    xo ~ kristina

  • Kelly June 10, 2011, 9:10 am

    Me and my hubby are the same way – I’m a bit more impulsive and he likes to research things for as long as possible before making a choice. Good to have that balance! Good luck to you!!

  • Kathryn June 10, 2011, 9:12 am

    Good luck!!! I hope you guys get it!! (and remember..if you don’t..something else amazing will come along!!)

  • Nicole June 10, 2011, 9:15 am

    Good luck! I am so excited for you, I hope it works out for you! My husband and I put in an offer on our first house a few weeks ago and it was accepted after a crazy day of waiting! We now walk by our new house almost every night (it is about a mile from where we are renting.) It is just such an exciting time in life!

  • Jen June 10, 2011, 9:18 am

    I’m so excited for you guys! I hope it works out!

  • Steph June 10, 2011, 9:20 am

    have youn tried the toffee with walnuts and pecans bar? yummers! gotta love TJ’s

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2011, 10:14 am

      I have not but I LOVE TOFFEE!!!

  • Jen June 10, 2011, 9:25 am

    so exciting! the house buying process can be a bit of a roller coaster with searching, offers, inspections, etc but it’s all worth it in the end.

    we tried that chocolate bar last week – awesome.

  • Lisa @ lisa letting go June 10, 2011, 9:31 am

    I’m exactly like you and my boyfriend is exacly like your husband!! Except instead of researching TVs for days, my boyfriend researched them for MONTHS!!! It drives me crazy, but he usually does make good purchases/decisions in the end. I just don’t have that kind of patience, though!

    Good luck with the house. Keep us posted 🙂

  • katie @ KatieDid June 10, 2011, 9:34 am

    “and almost vommitted at the register” hahahhaa, very funny. I am more of a cautious spender like your husband. Honestly sometimes its annoying because I constantly feel guilty for spending, and don’t end up treating myself to things many as much as I could. Finding a balance is key!

  • Stephanie June 10, 2011, 9:34 am

    I will be stalking my TJs just for one of those bars…YUM! Good luck!!

  • JenRD June 10, 2011, 9:35 am

    Congrats & good luck! Glad the mortgage came through!
    On a side note, I hope that wasn’t a Kashi frozen pizza–they had a bunch of recalls (surprising for Kashi!):

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2011, 10:20 am


  • Running With Mascara June 10, 2011, 9:37 am

    How exciting! I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you! Funny enough, I’m going on my first house-hunting expedition today! Can’t wait!

  • Kelly June 10, 2011, 9:44 am

    Goodluck! We bought our first houe 5 years ago and while it was an awesome experience it was also extremely stressful. My one piece of advice is to buy one of those Home Warranties that first year. Typically you spend a lot of money on a down payment and closing costs and then you always want to remodel and change things AND you need furniture. So that first year is expensive even when you are being conservative with your purchases and spending. So if anything goes wrong in the house it can be an added expense that you just don’t have the money for. A home warranty makes those problems afforable.

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2011, 10:13 am

      Good advice!

      • Mia June 10, 2011, 12:54 pm

        I just thought of the biggest piece of advice that I wish I had known before we purchsed our home! Ask the sellers to give you copies of their utility bills from the last couple of months. There are hidden costs to owning a home that you never think about, and personally I wish I had known how expensive it is to cool down our house in the summer! this is especially important if you feel like your budget it tight, or you’re buying at the top of your price range.

        • Caitlin June 10, 2011, 1:09 pm

          This is great advice, really. We’ll look into this.

  • Dori June 10, 2011, 9:58 am

    I am like you when it comes to spending. I also have no patience and just want to be done! Good luck!

  • Michelle from The Cooking Life June 10, 2011, 10:02 am

    Ahh, I remember that week we did this! And, my hubby and I are the exact same way, like you and your hubby! I admit, I make more rash decisions and he is cautious and precise. Great balance, I think. We were just talking about home improvements yesterday and I was ready to come up with a plan to demolish our kitchen, haha, and he’s like, have you thought about the wood rot outside, the tree limbs that need to be taken down, etc, etc, etc. I was sad for a bit b/c of money but then I became grateful for a husband who looks at the overall picture when I don’t at times. Can’t wait to hear what happens with your offer! And no matter what, there is a house out there for you! 🙂

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me June 10, 2011, 10:08 am

    3 things. 1. LOL the spending comparison cracked me up because that is exactly Mike and I! He researches and researches before making a big purchase, which is great because he reads reviews etc. 2. That chocolate looks AMAZING. I love dark chocolate with sea salt but this has caramel too. 3. Congrats!!! Buying a home is a stressful but exciting process. It was the best thing the future hubs and I did!

  • colleen June 10, 2011, 10:17 am

    Good luck with the house! After buying four homes and selling four homes, I am done. If – when – we move again I see a rental in our future. Too much stress and unknowns for me.

  • Kelly June 10, 2011, 10:18 am

    Love how you broke out the type of spenders you and the hubby are!! I laughed out loud, as my hubby and are the same!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 10, 2011, 10:21 am

    Good luck to you guys! My husband and I are pretty opposite in our spending attitudes as well. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it makes for interesting arguments 🙂

  • Kacy June 10, 2011, 10:22 am

    I’m the same kind of spender as you. I actually get really annoyed with methodical decision makers. It takes so much time!

  • Lauren June 10, 2011, 10:26 am

    I am the same as your husband, lol. My husband and I just bought bicycles, I had to test ride 6 different bikes at 3 different stores and call 5 stores about price before I finally bought it. It drove my husband crazy because he bought the first and only bike he test road.

  • Beth (Well I'll Be) June 10, 2011, 10:43 am

    I remember waiting to hear back from the first offer we made on a house, we were on pins and needles! Just remember if it doesn’t work out there’s a better house out there for you, this proved totally true for us, we even got a WAY better deal. Your husband sounds just like my dad!

  • Katie @ peacebeme June 10, 2011, 10:54 am

    I am definitely the kind of decision-maker and spender that your husband is! I will make myself sick worrying about tiny little things like that. Luckily, my fiance is the opposite so we balance each other.

  • Annika June 10, 2011, 11:11 am

    Hope the offer is accepted! Fingers crossed!

  • Melissa June 10, 2011, 11:30 am

    that’s hilarious about your husband! I’d like to think I am a mixture of both. I get really picky about things sometimes and really have to love something for me to buy it. And I JUST bought that chocolate two days ago from TJ’s. Hands down, one of the best chocolate I’ve had. RIDICULOUS!

  • Alicia June 10, 2011, 11:37 am

    My very favorite thing about this blog is that you are all about balance. And you like dessert and aren’t afraid to tell us! There are some blogs out there where they say things like “and I had exactly one serving of dark chocolate” and I’m thinking, “Oh…?”.

  • Susan June 10, 2011, 11:58 am

    Hope the sellers accept your offer. Can’t wait to hear!

    The BF and I are pretty similar on the spending front. We’re savers first off, but we do understand there are times when we need to splurge or spend large amounts of money. I think it would drive me crazy to be with someone who was opposite me in their spending habits. But even though we’re similar with out spending, we each have individual accounts where our “allowances” go because there are just times when you don’t want to justify your spending to anyone. 🙂

  • skinnyrunner June 10, 2011, 12:18 pm

    good luck with the house; hopefully you hear something soon! its so exciting the first time you buy. 🙂

  • Amber K June 10, 2011, 12:26 pm

    My husband and I are pretty similar when it comes to spending money. Although I tend to leave research up to him since he tends to know more about the things we’re buying that cost a lot of money. We totally want to buy a house soon, so I’m hoping we’ll actually get some calls back! We keep calling about houses, but aren’t receiving any calls back. You’d think people would be jumping up to talk to people who want to buy!

    I’ve got everything crossed for you, hope you get great news today!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat June 10, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Yay, good luck! We are going through that process ourselves right now and I am so much like your husband. I want to cry, beat my head on the desk and throw up all the time. It’s just so much to think about and so permanent, LOL! Best wishes to you guys.

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots June 10, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Congrats on the offer! I hope everything works out for you. 🙂

    And I am totally like your husband. I almost vomit whenever we spend big money, even if we need it. You should have seen me when we bought our car. I was almost in hives!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair June 10, 2011, 2:03 pm

    Omigosh I remember this grueling process. SO MANY PAPERS TO SIGN! I hated writing my signature by the end, lol!

    My relationship is the opposite. I am the comparing-prices, analyzing-the-budget, thinking-about-big-decisions type of person and my fiance is very easy going about money and if he wants something he buys it! It’s definitely nice to have the balance, though 🙂

  • natalie (the sweets life) June 10, 2011, 2:45 pm

    my husband and i are the SAME way! 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life June 10, 2011, 7:18 pm

    I haven’t checked back on your blog since this post in my reader so…GOOD LUCK! I hope you get it because I want to see some house photos!

  • kristen June 13, 2011, 4:43 pm

    CONGRATS! if you get the house, you will have to sign AMILLION papers. Cant wait to see it!

  • Jolene ( June 13, 2011, 7:09 pm

    That looks like the best piece of chocolate EVER!!

    I am catching up on blog posts, and I still haven’t gotten to the one where you say if you got the house or not – the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!

  • Barb October 22, 2011, 12:50 am

    I prefer watching House Hunters over Property
    Virgins. On House Hunters, you get to see what
    the people have done to the house, befoe and
    after. On Property Virgins, all you see at the
    end is her, talking about how great she is. I
    also think she pressures the buyers, and makes
    them feel stupid if they don’t like something
    she has shown them. It’s all about Sondra.

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