The Age Of The “20” Somethings

Lately, I have been questioning my life choices as, I think all “20” something year olds’ do. Simple thoughts like, ” Am I on the right path?”  ” Did I make the right career choice?” ” Would I have been better in a corporate environment?”

Makes me wonder about the “20” something mentality of YOLO or, original Latin phrase Carpe Diem. Are we so revolutionized that our future is not as important as, seizing the day or, that exact moment. Or, are we so worried about thinking past the present that we use those phrases as a crutch. I have been stressing out a little more lately than usual with the financial element of going to Hawaii, saving for a car, apartment and, all of my business expenses. As many jobs as I do have, the income can tend to be flaky and, I invest most of it back into my Amazon business. Money, seems to be a main stress among-st most people but, I don’t see people of “20” something generation stressing out about it as much. Is this because it will ruin the “carpe diem” idea or, because we’d rather not dwell on something that doesn’t hold as much of importance to us. Money comes and, goes but, the memories will last forever and, that seems to be where our focus is. Of course, you have the heavy party-ers, 5-9 workers, entrepreneurs and, some that are in-between.  Is it just me worrying about the unknown or, is everyone else just internalizing their fears?

The fear of completely striking out doesn’t bother me but, the fear of not being semi-financially secure and, able to solely take care of myself is a number one concern. I am going to be applying to a few waitress jobs and, I’m kind of excited/nervous. I do not have a background in waitress-ing but, I am hoping that they will give me a chance to tackle the job and, do it well. Once, I am working somewhere that allots me a steady income my insides will be a bit more at ease.

When I pass people on the street just walking I wonder about their life story. Did they have a dream they never pursued? Have they traveled? Do they live with any burdens? Do they have any advice for me about life? What are they thinking about? Are they wondering the same thing when I pass them by? We really have no idea where we are going to be five minutes from now let alone five years from now. I read an article that said would you rather own a $1,000,000 house with debt and no money in the bank or, own a smaller house with $5,000 in the bank and, no debt. My question I ask myself is, “would I rather be rich in experience or, have a rich bank account.” No, it’s not a trick question and, I have the answer for myself, I’d rather be rich in experience; I’d rather be rich in friendships, relationships and, in love with living life to the fullest. I am wondering, ” Is that a “20” somethings mindset or, are we just in-tune with how we plan to live our lives?”

Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,

allie

 


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Nothing Fits Why….

Hello Loves,

So, the other day I was searching and, searching for affordable ethical clothing that will fit me and, honestly there is not much. I think I chatted with you all about not really finding to much at thrift stores that fit my size and, that 90% of my wardrobe is from Poshmark; I was not joking if you ask my friends and, family whenever anyone asks, “where did you get that,” I always respond, “Poshmark.” I absolutely love Poshmark but, sometimes I get really frustrated and, just want clothing that fits well on me. I don’t think it is to much to ask for clothes that fit, especially my chest. I’m sure most of you can relate when it comes to romper, jumpsuits, suits etc. There is always something wrong with a piece of clothing that just doesn’t fit quite right. Now, I am not an expert at sewing, in fact, you could call me a beginner but, I am determined to make myself some clothes that fit really well. I took pictures of items I liked that I want in my wardrobe fitted to my size. I know I’m not going to be able to whip up a dress right away; I do plan on practicing but, I am on a mission to get fabric I love that is ethical and, start sewing away. I do not know how long it will take me but, I’d like to have 10 summer outfits by June. It may be a bit presumptuous however, I would really like some clothing that fits to perfection. I have sewn before and, have made a few pieces but, nothing to this extent without the supervision of a fashion professor. This has been a long time coming especially now that I am a supporter of ethical fashion. I would like ten outfits that are casual/one’s I can wear out, 3 workout outfits and, 3 bathing suits. I will have to figure out how to make all of these things, where I can get fabric and, what time span I am looking at. I made a romper in a 2 hour and 45 minute class over about 13 weeks .  I was done early and, that is because I had an amazing lady next to me who sewed in high school and, she helped me figure out the pattern and, how to sew some of the pieces together. I was also, determined to get it done. That is less then 39 hours of work so, if I can get one piece done a week it will take 16 weeks to accomplish a ten piece summer collection. If I start at the end of January I should be done by end of second week of May. I have to purchase all fabric etc.. which can be very pricey but, it is custom made which could cost thousands of dollars and, I think it will be worth it as long as the pieces are wearable… I am also, on my way to losing weight and, I don’t want there to be a problem that all the clothing is too big so, I will have to see if a tailor or I will be able to take in the clothing. I am so excited/nervous to accomplish this. Please let me know if you would like a series about making clothing without really knowing everything about sewing. I am sure I will learn a lot. If you have any tips please let me know in the comments below. I think I will talk about this on my YouTube Channel as well so, if like to watch videos instead of reading I will leave my channel link below. If you want to follow my progress through instagram you can on @foreverseekingwanderlust and @allievluv.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9lSYWyJqDEXe_-toxR7PvQ

 

 

 

 

How To Afford A New Camera

 

Ciao Tutti,

You may be seeing the quality of my YouTube Videos has elevated not only in the past year but, in the past several vlogs.  Well, that is because I got a new camera! I have been wanting one with a flip screen for awhile and, have not been able to afford it. In fact this is the first camera that I have purchased my other two cameras were Christmas presents. This camera was not cheap and, it is not solely mine. When I was looking to purchase the camera my brother decided that he would split the cost with me and, we would share the camera. Knowing, that I would be using it quite a bit more than he would he still decided that it was a good idea. We all know I am not rolling in dough as I talk about in almost every post… But, what we do know is that I like to hollar on a dollar. I am testing many ways to make money and, have been having an interesting time with that. If you want to learn more about that I will leave the link below. I really hunted for this camera and, so did my brother. I watched probably about 10-15 videos and, blog posts to find the right camera for what we needed without spending over $700. Finally we found the right one and, it was around $650. So, $325 each which is much more do able compared to $500-$700 by myself. Not only did my brother split the camera with me he said I only have to pay half and, he would make the other half my birthday/Christmas present. I mean, do I not have the best brother. So, that leaves me paying $162.50 for a over $600 camera… My advice is to split the cost of the camera with a family member or, you can do what I was going to and, save up for half then pay it over over the course of a couple of months. Make sure you don’t go in buying a camera that you will not be able to afford. If you can not afford a camera use your phone once you start to make money off of the video or pictures grow your cameras. It is funny I kind of think grow your camera with your videos. I kind of did the opposite kind of… My first camera I did have for four years before I got my first EOS last year for Christmas. It was my gift from the whole family as it is expensive. My first camera still works but, I needed a better quality as I was getting paid to do a few videos and, the filming was a nightmare… The focus wasn’t working for long videos you have no idea how many times I would lose footage, the camera won’t be recording and, how long it would take to set it up because I would have to replay the camera to see if I was even in the video and, adjust it… When I say nightmare I really mean a nightmare. When I learned that I could hook my EOS up to my laptop and, adjust it through there it was amazing… I still couldn’t see myself in the camera but, I could see myself on the laptop. For a year this is how I filmed and, it was not without its problems. Finally I have Cannon EOS M3 ahhh… If you watch it you will here in my video below that I am so excited about the focus. A true vlogger when you get excited about how clear your focus is… I have filmed vlog style and, filmed videos where I am just sitting and, I am in love with this camera. It is my favorite that I have used to film so far! The fact that I can flip the screen and film myself is just absolutely amazing! I defiantly recommend this camera if you need a new one. It also, takes beautiful pictures. Right now I only have one lense for this camera so, if I end up getting more at some point I will fill you in. I am currently in camera heaven, this camera has been such a dream so far.

How To Afford A New Camera List:

  1. If you can’t afford a new camera use your phone or find a inexpensive one at a garage sale or secondhand store
  2. If you are serious about filming grow the camera with your Channel or by how many clients you have
  3. Get a side job there are many online:http://thatsabang.blogspot.com/2016/11/making-300000-blogging.html
  4. Split the cost with a family member that you can trust
  5. Save over the course of the year
  6. Sell your pictures now or get some of your videos sponsored so, you can afford your dream camera
  7. Buy on huge sales such as cyber Monday

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie
 

 

Confessions Of a Brazilian Call Girl

We have seen the many, many shows centered around prostitution, call girls a.k.a ( expensive prostitutes), hookers, women who turn tricks, porn. In many movies this is made to look like a luxurious life like Pretty Women but, the reality behind it is alarming. I have researched this topic a lot and, wanted to understand why mostly men turn toward paying a prostitute for sexual favors. Many men seem to just not have the time for a relationship others, have fetishes that most women will not accommodate and, the number one is that most men want to be heard. I’ve watched a lot of documentaries and, read quite a bit about this topic to see why this is appealing to every side. Call Girl- Seem to enjoy having sex, the power and, of course the money. What gets most of them in trouble are the drugs. I watched a series on women who have pimps which is ironically mentioned in Pretty Women. What we don’t usually see is how the women are treated from my research being a callgirl or girlfriend is a bit different and, has perks such as, reoccurring clients, better salary, a say in what is happening and, the ability to have a bit more stability. Women who have pimps are beaten if they don’t speak correctly, if the pimp is having a bad day and, if they didn’t get the right amount of money from their client. I am not an expert on this topic but, I wanted to talk about it and, see why this is necessary in life. I do not understand the abusive side that doesn’t make sense and, I can’t see why anyone would want to hurt another person. I do however have a better understanding of why men decide to pay a call girl etc.. She is essentially the perfect women she is available any hour of the day, will do almost anything and, she listens without out having an outward opinion. Yes this is degrading but, as I said I’m looking at each prospective. The whole being paid to be a girlfriend I find intriguing because most of these men would be able to get a girlfriend they are usually well-off business men. It seems they just don’t want to be bothered or don’t have the time to actually have a girlfriend. It is a bit sad to me because this women is being paid to not have any opinions of her own which I imagine can get old quick.  All this was brought on by a few Netflix documentaries I watched within the past couple of months. Some say that the porn industry is kind of the gateway to sex trafficking and, others would disagree. I have seen a lot of the links relating the two but, I have also, seen documentaries or read where girls think they are being brought to a better country only to be lead into the life of trafficking. This is even more frighting because a good percentage do not escape and, rules in other countries are not the same as the U.S. and, most of the girls are illegally in the country. It is sad and alarming because there is only so much we can do… The documentary After Porn Ends I found quite interesting. Women and Men in the pornographic industry are paid and, chose to come into this industry. While watching I saw a pattern with the women where there family life wasn’t great and, they needed money so, they went into the industry. After being out all of the women didn’t see their career as an accomplishment only something they had to do to get to where they are now. Each women was scared from their jobs while, the men claimed it was the best time of their life. I’m wondering why the men do not have traumatic scaring from this but, the women all did. Of course women an men have different ways of thinking but, why does it affect women in such a different way? And why is society as a whole obsessed with anything related to sex or sexual innuendos? I can’t answer my first question because I would have to do a bundle of research and, I’m sure there are many people researching this same question. In my conclusion, I see that most people are curious and, even more curious about what other people do. They want to be considered “good” so, the observe and, use what they learn. Sex can never be viewed the same which makes the topic taboo, curious, and seductive. In society it is seen as a hushed topic making the the word “sex,” extremely desirable. Just like drugs and, drinking when you can’t have it, most want it more. Maybe if we didn’t put so much into one word we wouldn’t have so many problems centered around it. It is funny that even within something like sex, communication is the key. Learning that having a partner, listening and, respecting each other is the most important  maybe we wouldn’t have prostitution etc… However, the only part I judge is the abusive part and, hurting people. If people actually enjoyed what they are doing like a porn star or a call girl there is no judgement on my part. I judge the people who try to own the person, not respecting them and, taking someones life away. Trafficking is absolutely wrong, having a pimp etc… The Brazilian Call Girl which is based on a true story went full circle and, she ended up writing about her experiences on a blog. Her blog was so popular she was able to charge high for clients but, it ended up going all wrong. I do not think women can handle being paid to have sex. I think they can’t separate their life from their other life which is why they end up turning to drugs. I would like to do a bit more research into this and, see why men and, women’s psyche are so remarkably different.

 

All Netflix Movies/Documentaries You Should Watch:

After Porn Ends

Tricked

X-Rated

Sex In Comic

Sexy Baby

Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

Movies Based On Real Life:

Confessions Of a Brazilian Call Girl

The WhistleBlower

Also, watched some documentaries on TV as well

Real Estate Junkie: Dream House

Hello Loves,

I hope you had an amazing weekend and are having an amazing week. Tomorrow I actually start a creative writing challenge and, my other 30 day challenges I will talk about that in one of my blog posts so, make sure you follow me to be able o see all of m new posts. Today I got stung four times by wasps and, my hand is having a bad reaction it is swollen and hurts like a mo-fo… I am trying to write with both hands and, I’m like naw bro what are you doing. Trying to push through it for you all so, I can get all my posts up this week. Fingers crossed tomorrow the swelling goes down.Well, it is the next day swelling has gone down and, I can actually type with both hands. Yesterday I went on Pinterest and went to town pinning what I want in a dream home. I have traditional taste mixed with modern take. I like British country, traditional French, a touch of modern and, earthy mix when I looked back on my Pinterest Pins. This taste in a home does not surprise me and, I would say is extremely accurate. When I imagined my home I always thought of it to be a warm inviting place where my friends and family could spend a magical summer. I want nooks of the house where you can get lost in a book, a room filled with thousands of books and, places that bring out the child within all of us. Seems like a beautiful place to live in my mind. I want a light airy flow to the house and, for it to also, have a homey warm vibe, like the kind most people get on Christmas. I do not want the house to be so big that I wouldn’t want to live there but, I also, don’t want it to be too small that I would not be able to have lots of guest. Looking at the pictures on pinterest I think I have created m dream home. Of course, at the moment I wouldn’t be able to live on my own let alone this large however, I am manifesting my dream of someday creating or owning a home just like this one. I will take my favorite pictures and they will comprise my dream home.

The Home:

By now I am sure you have concluded that I like unique ways of having or doing… For that reason I absolutely hate cookie-cutter houses an, the Stepford creepy neighborhood where all the houses look different. I want my home to warm inviting view from the driveway when you are driving up. Imagine driving up to find trees to the right an left of you and, you can see a peak of the house through them. These are the three was I imagine the drive up to look like.

 

     

Which one do you like the most or would want to pass through when entering a friend/family members’ driveway. Now that we have moved through the driveway we have a house to see starting with the exterior.

Antique Purington Street Pavers traditional-landscape

Elton Hall is a baronial hall in Elton - Cambridgeshire. It has been the ancestral home of the Proby family since 1660.

Belton House | Carolean architecture is England's only true vernacular style since the Elizabethan days.:

Each of the exterior fronts of the homes provide different aspects of the home I would like. The first exterior is probably about the size I would want my house to be I also, like the warm, light country vibe it gives off. the second exterior shot is a bit creepy but, if you just focus on the ivy and, door those are the traits I love. The third house although very large, and not light gives me great architecture and a powerful feeling when approaching the home. As to stick to being unique I would want my home to create a presence that is welcoming yet, stunning when approaching it. I also, don’t want it to look brand new I want it to show some history airing an idea of creating great memories when inside if the home.  What do we always want to do on a sunny day or warm night our family usually has dinner or breakfast on our porch; it is where I go to read, listen to music and, just enjoy the day. Let’s see what my front porch might look like..

 One of my all time favorite homes..from Paula Deen's book "Savannah Style"

Wicker porch

Old Southern charming home with wrap around porch and lovely arched fascia... ᘡղbᘠ

Now that I have a place to drink my smoothies and, enjoy my company let’s head for the door. Each door brings it’s own feeling to me as I imagine opening it. Picture yourself entering my house which door do you feel is the right fit. I was particularly hard to chose a front door because it really defines your home.

A Fabulous Front Door for Fall:

I love these doors.  Close just the bottom in the spring and fall and feel the…:

dream house: the front door.:

Lets start with door number one it is charming and inviting with a structure build to fit the house. The second door is quaint and, a door you would find in an old country home. I enjoy this door not only because it is split but, because it has a magical aspect not unlike the door you would find to the cottage of Sleeping Beauty. The last door is chic, sleek and, modern. It still gives of an inviting older asethic and, has plenty of light to bring into the house.

We are going to make our way to the kitchen as it is one of my favorite rooms of any house and, where families tend to find themselves spending the most time. There is one design of the kitchen I am enthusiastic about and, you will see why.

 Kitchen Inspiration: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's kitchen via Architectural Digest | Scotch and Nonsense

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Love the wall of windows in this loft home in Amsterdam (via dustjacket attic):

We will start with the second kitchen because I have an idea for the first and last kitchen. Beautiful light airy country kitchen with a large sink. It is simple and stays with a modern yet, English country theme. The first and lat kitchens are by far my favorite especially the last one. They are modern, rustic and, edgy. The most drawing part of the kitchen are the windows in which I would want to combine the full wall windows with the partial round window in the first picture. I really foresee that

to be a stunning kitchen. Outside of the kitchen I would like a garden since the kitchen has such amazing views.

Wow! Could camouflage get any better than this? Garden with secret door. Secret Garden.:

I would love to have a secret garden just outside of my kitchen. The mystery continues are we walk our way unto the other parts of my garden be prepared I have a lot of pictures and ways I want my garden to be.

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Another type of sanctuary...one doesn&#39;t need to be here physically to enjoy it. It takes only a deep relaxation to fly to this place and forget whatever can be bothering us....

 

The Galloping Gardener: &quot;Must See&quot; British gardens - Wollerton Old Hall, Shropshire

 23 Charming Chandelier Ideas for Your Garden | Daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on Architecture, Art and Design:

Garden stair More

Hedge Arches-I think this would be so cool if I had a HUGE garden. Then I&#39;d have a maze for photos

beautiful maze♡

Those pots are fabulous. More

Wow that was a long walk so glad we found our way out of the maze now, we can take a dip in the pool before we head back for the house. I don’t know if I would ever have a backyard big enough to accommodate all of those garden and, secret doors but, if I ever do that would be amazing. Let’s go for a nice soak in the hottub and then cool off with a shower.

wood burning hot tub This is so awesome! Not only are they less expensive to purchase and maintain than your every day hot tub they are also much more fun. Very fitting for a country home setting :-)

21 Refreshingly Beautiful Outdoor Showers I Bet You&#39;d Love to Step Into | Apartment Therapy

  Lets make our way into the sunroom or conservatory for a sip of tea and, a snack.

Sun Room - Instead of covered patio can we/should we consider a sun room?

 I love this idea not only because it’s fabulous but, it is beautiful to sit in and, enjoy a book or snack with family or, friends. I have not completely decided what living room would be best which is why I am leaving that out for now. We will head into the library and dining room, then finish with the master bedroom/bath.

18 Incredibly Creative Shelves For Book Lovers:

Okay this is a personal dream of mine! Oh my goodness double story library, gorgeous family room, and grand piano?! Yeah!:

TheFullerView-Landing Library.:

I think a library however, big or small is extremely important to have. I have a very small library in my room where I have a selection of books that I thoroughly enjoy reading or I am waiting to read them.

rough farmhouse table, crystal chandelier. Not this exact thing but just an example of mixing old farm with modern/dressier style.:

 

Checked fabric in grand interior spaces:

French paneled dining room at the house of interior designer Ginny Magher. Source: The Houses of Veranda.:

How lovely are all of these dining rooms! I enjoy the feeling of each one although they are all different from each other. I do not know which one I love the most because each of them have there own unique style. The chairs in the second picture look super comfy! Oh, the master bedroom I am so torn between styles which you will see from the pictures.

David Mlinaric, Waddesdon Manor for Lord Rothschild:

Love this #rustic attic bedroom with a dramatic a-frame ceiling.:

English cottage bedroom. So inviting!:

 Lets head into the bathroom where I would be getting ready and, maybe filming some YouTube videos in.

green space A Contemporary Reinterpretation Of A Historical Rural Residence In Pennsylvania:

Farm, Barn, Wood, Stone & Steel(love for rustics) — homeadverts: Amazing lodge style home in...:

1 Hanson St. residence, Boston. PEG Properties & Design. EMBARC Architecture + Design Studios. Kennedy Design Build. Benjamin Gebo photo.:

Yes, I know my theme is very confusing when it comes to the bathroom… I’m sure when I actually have must first home I will know what to do with everything but, for now this is my Dream Home concept. I hope you enjoyed going through my dream home. Please let me know if you want to see more posts like this because I can do my dream cabin, summer home etc..

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

My Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eyeheartedu/

Real Estate Junkie

We all know by now I am a Real Estate Junkie and, if you didn’t welcome, “my name is Allie and, I am a real estate junkie.” Yup, I am hooked and, unfortunately I have quite expensive taste or I should say I have a vision in mind. I would like to own an estate and, use it for the summer for all of my friends and, family to stay. So, my vision includes an estate and, trust me, I have found a lot. I have looked specifically in England and Virginia and, I found some pretty spectacular places. This week I focused in on Virginia and, all its glory. I do not have a lot of historical information on Virginia but, what I do know is that there are some gorgeous properties. Breathing taking is one why to describe the landscapes of these Virginia Estates.

Rosedale

Historic three bedroom home on 55 acres of hayfields, hardwoods and a large, stocked pond 15 minutes from Amherst


Brochure: http://www.virginiaestates.com/rosedale/rosedale-2015.pdf

I will talk you through the house and, explain why I find it so charming. The pictures will be followed by my opinion, I am not a historian nor am I a real estate agent, I just happen to be smitten with real estate. 

  What first attracted me to this listing was not only the price but, the quaint exterior of this charming historic “farm house.” The first picture that I see of a house gives off a vibe that attracts me to the house and pulls me in to take a closer look at the beauty.

The kitchen I always find is the center of the house and, you want it to be large enough to cook and chat in. I happen to really love to cook so, if that is you, you understand the importance of this. They have really done a fantastic job of preserving the home which has a warm and enchanting atmosphere. The counter space in this kitchen is stellar, especially if you have family coming over to cook a large meal. In this kitchen you might be able to fit five people comfortably cooking together. The beams are rustic and match the tone of the flooring. The only thing I see that may need updating are the appliances however, this does not strike me as a stainless steel type of kitchen, it would completely ruin the charm that the current owners have preserved so well. They make great use of the walls with a place to hang all of your pots and, pans. The only problem which I can’t see in this picture is if there is room for a little breakfast nook.

This bedroom is one of three perfectly placed interior designing. There are a few elements of the room that could use a little touch but, the wardrobe is not one. If this house comes fully furnished the next owner will defiantly have quite a treasure on their hands. I have never seen a wardrobe as unique as this with a mirror and two doors on the sides. Can we chat about the wood flooring which gives a blank canvas to work with and, for a painter that is the best thing that could happen. The room is a treat to design.

Staircases and I, well, I have no idea why I happen to love beautiful staircases so much but, I guess it comes with the real estate junkie territory. I am enjoying the appearance of the wood and, how the eye catches different aspects of the staircase in every glance. I have to say it’s visually appealing especially if you enjoy older homes. I happen to love houses with history and character. Notice in the back the door either to the front or outside with the farm like screen door.

Please tell me you feel like we stepped back  in time because I do! It has two of my favorite aspects of a bedroom all in one and, I can’t help but, vibe with the room. Lets chat about the fireplace and, how much I love it. If I was to own a house one of my requirements would be to have a fireplace in my bedroom. Not only is it sustainable but, it is aesthetically pleasing. The bay window is an absolute must for me. When I was younger I fell asleep watching a thunderstorm from my friend’s bay window and, ever since then I have wanted a bay window in my room. It would be the ideal to wake up and sit at my bay window watching the sunrise or, sipping tea and, reading a book. Do you feel the same pull as I do when you almost understand the room and, why it was built.

Moving out to the pool and, if you have been reading my blogs for a long time you will know how much I love to swim. This pool looks quite large and, has a lovely patio to put pool furniture on. If I had the money I would install a closure to be able to use the pool in the winter as well. I would get a lot of use out of the pool and, if I had the money it would be worth the investment.

How cute is this porch area with a walk way up to the house. If you go to the top of the blog post you will see a link to the brochure which will show you the guest cottage and, bunk house. They are both charming and quite useful. With 55 acres of hayfield I would add a few cottages and, bunk houses for airbnb goers. You may even offer your pool and, a breakfast. It would be great income to add to your bank account while meeting lots of people. I would suggest this idea to someone with a family or a couple. I probably would not suggest for someone who is single to do this because there is a dangerous aspect of having strangers rent out your cottages. There is also, a fully stocked pond and, your own cemetery.

House:

$495,000

15 minutes from the town of Amherst, 1 hour from Charlottesville.

For more information call Kurt Vogelsang (434)409-0750.

Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate of this company I just love real estate. 

I loved walking through the farmhouse with you and, hope you fell in love with its’ charm. I surely love the house and, think the cottage & bunkhouse are adorable. Let me know in the comments if you are enjoying Real Estate Junkie and, want to read more/see new homes. Let me know if you like just one property reviewed or multiple reviewed at once. 

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie 

Business Shenanigans Day 1

Hello Loves,

Today I am chatting about my business trip and what happened the first day. It was chalk full of shenanigans now, I have a better idea of how to use my PDA and, what I need for it. Road trips to P.A. are always fun, it is a short distance, and usually pretty scenery once you get off of the highway. We landed at Bird-in-Hand ready to get to our room and jump in the pool. I always try to find places to stay that have a pool because, well, I’m a pool junkie. I like to swim as much as I can and, when I was younger if there was a pool I was in it and swimming around for hours. The way I feel when swimming is almost indescribable, I just love it. Well, we walked into the hotel to check in and, of course nothing can go smoothly, it turns out that we weren’t booked to stay in the hotel but, rather in the motel. If we weren’t paying $96 something a night I wouldn’t have been as upset but, since we were I was. I was absolutely not staying in a motel for $96/night if that was the case I would have booked a motel for $50-$60/night. We had booked through Expedia and, they IMG_3363booked us in the motel not the hotel. Apparently if you book through Expedia they can put you anywhere without you know where you are being placed. I was not aware of this when I was booking the trip and, of course was shocked when I got there to find out we were not staying in the same place ( I was not impressed at all.) After about two hours on the phone with Expedia we ended up paying an extra $70 to stay in the hotel. There was a major difference between the rooms and, I was not staying in the motel for that kind of price. We still have to speak to Expedia to at least get the extra $70 we spent back. When you have specific money set aside for this type of a business trip $70 can be a big hit on your wallet. We settled in the room, pool and, went to Panera for dinner. It can be difficult to eat as a vegan in Lancaster, PA but, I ha a much easier time, this trip. While at Panera I had a moment of sheer panic because I had left my laptop in my dads car which was at home in N.J. huge mistake on my part and, I immediately lost my appetite mid spoonful of black bean soup ( which is delicious and, one of my favorite vegan dishes to get from Panera). My dad ended up meeting us halfway, thank god, and we retrieved the laptop and splashed into the pool when we got back. Why was the laptop so important? Well, what you don’t know is that I have been trying to download aseller tool onto my PDA so I could use the PDA for the book sale and no longer use my phone. Asellertool is hella-expensive and, I wanted to get full use out of it. Now, to get the PDA to work I needed a scout which plugs into the top of the PDA ($250-$300 piece) I also, needed to have a compact flash that is 2-4GB which I didn’t know until the second time I talked to aseller. Then I needed a converter to plug the SD card to install the aseller tool unto the PDA but, we’lll get to that tomorrow. So, the laptop was crucial to get the asellertool onto the compactflash and, then onto the PDA. If you followed all that you defiantly get props because it was confusing even when I finally understood what I needed. So, I should mention that I had purchased the compact flashes on Amazon but, they weren’t arriving until the next day.. yeah.. So, because there was an option to download directly onto the PDA I tried that and the download was like an hour altogether. Now it is late like 10:3-11p.m. and, I have a book sale at 7a.m. the next day. I end up staying up until 3a.m. trying to get this to download and, it kept giving me an error. Or first day in Bird in Hand did not go as planned at all and, I’ll leave off that I woke up exhausted the next day. Stay tuned for the continuation of the business trip story.
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
allie

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