I have officially become a real adult and bought my first home.  The process was terrifying, exciting, and draining, but the end result is more that worth it.  

My own little slice of heaven in Riverland Terrace

Words are unable to express how amazing it feels to own my home. For the first time in my life I have some real roots and sense of permanence.  When I was growing up, I was always bopping between my parents homes, and then there were college dorms and shared apartments. I've had landlords and roommates, and never any control over the paint or nails on my walls.  I am now simultaneously free and grounded and it feels incredible.

My boyfriend and I feel like we have won the real estate lottery.  We own our dream home in our dream neighborhood and I keep waiting to wake up back in our old apartment.  We couldn't afford to buy on the Charleston peninsula, but Riverland Terrace is far from a compromise.  We can still walk and bike to some of our favorite spots, and downtown is merely two miles away.  

Our pet silhouettes fit perfectly into the new living room.

Our fur babies are especially pleased with the new yard. Our Carolina Dog, Tico, can now spend all of his time outside, and my lady, DaniGirl, is queen of the castle.  Even our kitten rescue, Monty, seems to really like the new digs. He enjoys surveying the yard from the safely of our screened in porch.

from left to right: Monty being curious about outside, Tico and his bestie having a mischievous backyard play-date, and the community garden that's around the corner :)

My sweet DaniGirl is right at home

Spring is the perfect time of year to settle into a new place.  I cant wait to start planting herbs and flowers, hopefully I don't find gardening too challenging.  Luckily I've teamed with the Horticultural Society this year so I should be able to get some great insider tips.  Plus Plantasia is just around the corner, so I'll have access to some amazing plants!

Now that we've settled in, I am back to business as usual.  I will be sharing more Charleston Hospitality progress, and stay tuned for the official pop-up show announcement!