Tag Archives: Homeownership

I Gnome Me

The theme of this week is avoid work by creating more mess. Yesterday it was baking for the first time this year to avoid finding our office desk. Today it’s avoiding porch clean up with felt, in seven easy steps. … Continue reading

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Happy Spring

Her: Something fell down the chimney, but I didn’t want to deal with it during dinner time alone with The Child. Him: What do you mean? What’s the sound of something falling down the chimney? Her: You know when you’re … Continue reading

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Day 6

We’ve been in the new house for a month. Life has been too exciting to sit down and write. Allow me to use, as an example, Day 6 in this house. I’ll set the scene. The Background Because of our … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Tomorrow is moving day. One of the last things I will pack is this prized marker from a crammed office supplies store in Hungary. In my first couple weeks living in the country, I needed markers and pushpins. Needless to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Smash

Previous owners put a bit of work into our 1950s ranch. For example, someone created an open kitchen and dining area. This work included (together or separately – who knows?) a custom cabinet build, and putting in some nice, big … Continue reading

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Got Wood?

Our new house is a 1950s ranch. Previous owners put thought into the look and feel. It’s not our style, but we appreciate the work. Truly. That said, we have one major-holy-cow-no-way-must-change before we move in: the floors. Flooring is … Continue reading

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I’m Not Buying It For You

No, this isn’t a post about the toddler having a meltdown because I won’t let him get a pony. It’s about how we are shopping for a home. Yesterday our realtor (see a picture of his dog!) came over during … Continue reading

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