I Have a Problem Finishing Things + The Book That Changed Everything

First off, I should clarify—I don’t have a problem finishing ALL things. For example, I have no problem finishing books. Or an entire bag of Costco-sized Hershey’s kisses by myself. Or following through on commitments I’ve made to people (usually). No…what I DO have a problem finishing, however, is anything to do with tidiness or …

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 …

Guess Who Got Prequalified for a Home Loan?!

Well friends, it looks like this is really going to happen this year (or that’s the new plan at least)— We’re officially in the market for a house! There were a lot of reasons we decided to change our initial plan (which was to save a full 20% down payment before we started our search), …