How We Bought A House Making Under $35K a Year

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Reasons I Already Love Living in a House vs. an Apartment (+ a few drawbacks)

  I know we’ve only lived in our new house for a grand total of about 72 hours, but there are already sooooo many things I’m loving about living in a house vs. living in an apartment. It’s funny, because Matt and I had not planned on buying a home this early on—we’d planned to …

The Best Moving Tip I Ever Got

    Well, it’s almost here—The Big Move is TOMORROW. Kind of crazy. Although I’m no stranger to moving (I’ve moved over 15 times since graduating high school), this move feels more momentous. For one, it’s our first time moving into an actual house. For two, moves are a lot harder once you’re married and …

Aaaaand…We’re Officially Homeowners!

Well, it’s official—as of this afternoon, we legitimately are the actual and legal owners of something other than a car. It will still be a couple weeks before we actually move everything in, but we’re pretty darn excited (in case you couldn’t tell!). The main reason why we’re not moving in right away is that …

Trying Not to Stink at Waiting…and Failing.

On a scale of one to Freaking Out, I am currently at “out-of-my-mind-and-making-cookies-all-the-time” (which, for the record, registers somewhere around an 8.2). You see, we were supposed to close on our new house last Friday. Then we were supposed to close again today at 4:00. And… It’s looking like that won’t happen either (although it …

Not to Brag, But I’ve Kinda Been Killin’ It Lately

  It’s no secret that we had a really rough start to our year—already by the end of March, we’d dealt with death and illness and loss and tragedy, and there was a point around the beginning of April where I was so beset with anxiety over what was lurking around the corner for us …