that time i scored a free couch

At this time in two days, Ryan will finally, finally be in New Hampshire, and we'll be starting our trek up North to spend the holiday with my parents, my sister and her husband.
It's crazy to think that we got engaged 6 weeks ago, and I haven't seen him since.

We know that after Thanksgiving though, time is going to fly.
Ryan's leave starts on December 20th, and he'll be staying up here from then through the honeymoon!
Then it's just a few more weeks before my momma and I pack up my little life in New Hampshire,
and I finally, finally get to move out to be with my man.
Is it just me, or is the waiting game the worst?

In good news though, I've been looking for a new couch worth taking out to Arizona with me for a while,
but I knew I didn't want to pay a pretty penny. 
Well, I was perusing good ol' Craigslist the other day, and I saw the most perfect couch ever...FREE.
You guys, I'm a bargain hunter if there ever was one, and I pleaded with the owner to hold it for me until I could arrange transport. 

Say hello to our new couch! This baby is coming to Arizona :)

I spent Sunday scrubbing and steam cleaning the couch (just in case) because it had been sitting in storage.
Now, however, it's replaced my old Victorian couch that just wasn't comfortable anymore.
Lovely when things work out, isn't it?

I didn't spend much time decorating our little apartment because I knew I wouldn't be here long, 
but I really can't wait to have a home that Ryan and I can make our own...
even if it will only be our home for 11 months.


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    1. I'm generally not a freebie fiend, but a couch?! Heck yeah!

  2. Me & my couch has an affair . I can FEEL you!

    1. There's nothing like a comfy couch, is there?!

    2. Nothing at all . You can always find me lazing on it whenever I am free.

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    1. It is SO good! I had so many people warn me not to do it, but I went and checked it out before picking it up, and it was pretty clean, and there were no dings to the frame or cushions, so why not? I steam-cleaned it, too, so it's totally fresh now!

  4. LOOOOVE free stuff!!! Loving the new luck!!

    1. Thanks, doll! And I'm super excited about this FREE investment ever ;)

  5. That's a nice looking couch. Plus it looks so comfy!

  6. We got our couch and chair free too from friends who upgraded theirs. It's really nice too. No complaints!
    You can follow along with my adventures here at Hurry Up and Wait

  7. That's an awesome couch; I would love to find a free one. We are using my boyfriend's parent's old has seen some days lol.

  8. That couch looks GREAT! Can't believe you got it for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. yay!!!!! that's so cool that you found what you wanted for free!!!!!