Mortgage Payoff Update: One Year In

We moved into our home on November 27, 2020 (Black Friday, coincidentally), which means that this marks our one-year anniversary of being in our new place and in our new community. While I have mixed feelings about how this first year has been moving to a rural county at a further distance from family, for …

All Moved In! {+ What I Love Most About Our New House}

Well, we survived our second move of the year (and hopefully our last move for a good, long while!). And, in all actuality, it really went as smoothly as a move can go, honestly — we had a lot of help on both ends, everything fit into the moving van and other vehicles (unlike last …

Inexpensive Updates to Fixer Upper House 2020

Updates We’re Planning to Make Before Moving In To Our New House

Good news! All systems are go for us closing on the house this month, and it’s actually looking like–knock on wood–we *might* even be able to close a little earlier than planned (though if we can’t, that’s okay too!). While we love our new place and can’t wait to move in, there are a few …

What We're Looking For in Our Next House

What We’re Looking For in Our Next House

In case you’re not currently looking for a change of home yourself, lemme just summarize the whole process as being ABSOLUTELY CRAAAAZY right now. Utah has one of the hottest housing markets right now in the country, and prices are sky high, mostly thanks to a major housing shortage in the state. To catch you …

Lessons I Learned From Staging Our House

Mistakes I Didn’t Know I Was Making Until We Staged Our House to Sell

In case you missed it, our house went on the market last Thursday and is now currently under contract as of last night. While we did get four offers on it, this is not a post on how you can sell your home quickly, or on how you can get top dollar for your home. …

It’s Official: Our House is Under Contract–We’re Moving!

Funny how fast life changes, huh? At the beginning of this year, we had zero intentions of moving anytime within the next several years and were happily planning out our yearly house and yard projects for 2020. Even when the company Matt works for started throwing around plans to move the business, we didn’t really …