And Now The Fun Part

After we picked our lot we had to try to determine upfront what we expected to upgrade in order to build it in to the Purchase and Sale agreement. We had to try to build as much as we could into the purchase price so that we had the best chance for an appraisal to come in …

The Time We Picked A Lot

Now that we’ve picked a community, we pick a lot. It took 4-5 months before we actually decided to put a deposit down on a lot. We drove through at least 4-5 times and toured two model homes. Since the neighborhood was more than 50% through phase 1, what was left was slim pickings. They …

How We Got Here

After a few homes in our neighborhood came off the market just as quickly as they went on and for higher prices than we could’ve imagined, we started toying with the idea of seeing what our home was worth (we always knew this was not our forever home). On a lazy Sunday in January we drove …

Big Things Coming

…hello…is anyone there…? Oh, hey there! Been pretty quiet around here! It seems like any time I say ‘more posts coming soon’ it’s an instant curse that means many months of nothing. So here we are, almost NINE MONTHS since my last post. Nine! What the heck? Well, in all honesty I haven’t been working …

Christmas Tree Tips

Does anyone else hate watering their Christmas tree? Crawling under the branches to reach the base, careful not to knock down any ornaments while also avoiding the branches to prevent needles dropping? Not fun. And this year we ended up with an especially large tree, which involves crawling over the sofa to plug it in …

Fresh and Clean 2

The last post (seriously, it’s been a while-you may want the refresher) left with us counting down the seconds before guests started arriving for the party-literally. I popped the toilet roll holder in place just as my mom parked her car. Because we were so far behind, we had to push out the start time for the party …

Fresh and Clean

This is a project that has been a looooong time coming. Like, this long. But, we decided to have a ‘home opener’ for a Patriots game, and with that my desire to update the bathroom was rejuvenated! If you don’t feel like reading the old post, the short of it is we had an industrial …

We Built Something!

Towards the end of last year we ordered a shed that was delivered and installed just in time for the last weekend warm enough to even be able to paint. See the bare leaves and the briskness of fall in the sky? I can remember the associate at Sherwin-Williams being extremely cautious regarding the temps …

A Mountain From A Molehill

It all started with a mushroom. It’s crazy how quick those pop up, literally overnight. I’d pluck one, another would pop up. Pluck that one, a new patch would be there the next day. With dogs that will eat absolutely anything (they graze the grass like cows, seriously) I wanted to figure out how to …