there was a little house

The apartment we wound up with is from a guy who replied to an ad I posted on Craigslist that just said “couple with cat seeking 1br apt in ironbound, $1500 or less”

He described an awesome place (I know I keep saying this but seriously having a parking space and a washer and dryer are both MAJOR conveniences that add a lot of value to my life) that sounded so fucking rad…but he was asking $1650.

At that point we were like, “well yeah that would be awesome but we can’t afford that” and we moved on to checking out other places.

Last night an hour before we were ready to put down a deposit on another place for $1525, I got an email from the guy with the first place saying he would accept $1550 because he really needed to get the place rented before 10/1 because he’s about to be going away for a few months.

I wound up really not liking that apartment last night, and parking there was a bitch so I was really turned off. And at $1550 this place didn’t feel completely unaffordable anymore. So we went to see it tonight and we put down a deposit and it’s ours 10/1.

That’s how it works. Get clear on your desire and then let it go completely, remain unattached to the outcome. And then, without the resistance of your desperate need, you allow your desires to easily flow to you.

The feeling I have now is the feeling I’ve been thinking of for the past week. I kept saying, “you’re going to feel so much better and all of this will be resolved in a week. What is that going to feel like?” And I’ve just been holding that space. And now my circumstances and events have reflected that state of mind.

Founders Aesthetics

March 20: Hufflepuff

March 21: Slytherin

March 22: Gryffindor

March 23: Ravenclaw

((OOC: In honor of each Hogwarts House Day this week, here are some Aesthetics for the beloved Founders))

🎶 you raise me uuuuup 🎶

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There are Slytherins who pluck petals from the daisy stems and giggle at love. Who write poetry about the stars and sunsets. There are Slytherins who are afraid of getting their ears pierced. Slytherins who wear bright colors: greens, and yellows, and pinks. There are Slytherins who cry, and there are Slytherins who will smile through the pain regardless. There are Slytherins who always make sure to perfect their makeup and Slytherins who wear slippers into public. There are Slytherins who names their cats after everyday objects and Slytherins who hate rainy weather. Slytherins who love the sun and those who wish that it were winter. There are Slytherins who wear nothing but t-shirts and Slytherins who wear lace and love to write in cursive, but there is no doubt that they are all Slytherins.

There are Hufflepuffs who sport skinned knees and scabbing knuckles. Who know how to throw a punch and aren’t afraid of starting a fight. There are Hufflepuffs who love diamond earrings and red lipstick. Hufflepuffs who stay up until 2 AM reading. There are Hufflepuffs who hide in the corners during social interactions, and there are Hufflepuffs who won’t bat an eye at being the center of attention. There are Hufflepuffs with tattoos snaking down their arms and Hufflepuffs who can’t stand waiting in line. There are Hufflepuffs who collect pressed flowers and Hufflepuffs who are afraid of bees. Hufflepuffs who are always smiling and those who aren’t. There are Hufflepuffs who see movies alone and Hufflepuffs who go to coffee shops every day with their friends, but one is never less of a Hufflepuff than another.

There are Ravenclaws who sleep for hours on end beneath a cocoon of blankets. Who wear socks that don’t match and drink too much coffee. There are Ravenclaws who slam books down with frustration. Ravenclaws who love running, and hikes, and physical activity. There are Ravenclaws who don’t understand chemistry, and there are Ravenclaws who can explain the science behind black holes as though it was the plot to their favorite movie. There are Ravenclaws who love wearing combat boots and Ravenclaws who adore jewelry. There are Ravenclaws who chew their nails when they’re nervous and Ravenclaws with perfect manicures. Ravenclaws who trip over their own feet and those who walk with certain poise. There are Ravenclaws who wear cozy sweaters to evade the cold and Ravenclaws who marvel at snowflakes, but despite their differences, they always know that they are Ravenclaws.

There are Gryffindors who spend hours in the morning perfecting their makeup. Whose high heels click as they walk down the sidewalk. There are Gryffindors who love asking questions. Gryffindors who like to paint and wear flowy skirts. There are Gryffindors who sing and play the violin, and there are Gryffindors so terribly tone deaf that people ask them to be quiet. There are Gryffindors who study ancient history and Gryffindors who are afraid of heights. There are Gryffindors who get lost easily and Gryffindors who are easily carsick. Gryffindors who think before they speak and those who say the first thing that comes to mind. There are Gryffindors who love wearing necklaces and bracelets and Gryffindors who doodle on their bare arms whenever they get bored, but no matter what, they are Gryffindors to the core.


♥ Inspired by this ask ♥

so when I went to go see It again no one in the audience seemed to care when Ben kissed Beverly and woke up from her trance, but when Bill kissed Beverly, everyone broke out into applause. can someone please tell me why my son Ben was ignored?? Ben, the boy who helped carry the plot. Ben, who did all the research on Derry. Ben, who told the losers’ club about the tragedies in Derry. Ben, who ultimately saved Beverly. can we please show some love and respect for this boy the same way we love and respect the rest of the losers’ club?

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I don’t know if anyone else is into AHS, but I’ve been watching Murder House today, and it’s official - I’m in love with Tate Langdon 🙊👻

I made these just because I was a little bored, and I needed a new lock screen for my phone 🎃 If anyone uses these, please reblog or message me ❤️

Witch Tip #7 - Cloves Hack

When I was in the 3rd grade, my class read “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Once we finished, we had a Laura Ingalls Wilder day where we dressed up as her and acted her daily life. I remember making corn husk dolls and eating vension soup (yuck 🤢). One hack I learned from that day was how to make a clove apple (aka an apple pomander). 


First you grab an apple and some cloves. Make sure your cloves have the ends jutting out from them. Then you start poking the cloves into the apple. You can make them form a heart or make rows or whatever else you might want to do. Once you’re done, you can stick up on a shelf and let it’s enticing scent fill the air. 

Generally, I keep the apple until it begins to rot and deflate (3-4 months after making it).


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