When I was a bride-to-be, I was a member of The Knot. Once we were married, I graduated to be a member of The Nest, the subsequent site for newlyweds. One of the first things I remember reading on the site was about TTC — trying to conceive — and the message was, don't mistake your need for a project as a need for a baby. When you're engaged, your whole life becomes consumed with planning the blessed event, and once it's over and you've set up house, a lot of us fall into that, "what next?" phase.
For us, our new project is Operation Dream Home. We've met with our banker twice now and are well on our way to setting up our five-year plan and putting as much money as possible into house savings. Even though the nest egg is small so far, it's very exciting that we've got the ball rolling!
Since I can't do much to plan for the home, other than saving up the cash, I want to start being strategic about things like decor and furniture. I keep thinking about the flea market I went to with mom-in-law. There were so many cool things there.
Does anyone know of any great shopping spots for vintage/antique items and gently-used furniture? I need a project!