I’ve spent the last few weeks in a fervent effort to research how to grow our own organic vegetables. To save you time, I’ve compiled what I’ve learned on the basics of getting started growing your own organic vegetable garden, and info and links for […]
Spring 2013 In Spring of 2013 we moved into our first house. If you’re new here (and you are, this is a new blog), catch up on our home buying story here and our exterior tour here. Any additional posts on this house can be […]
Do you ever shop your house? Or I should say home, because not every home comes in house shape. With all the time we’re spending at home, I’ve been increasingly aware that we’ve lived here for two years now and some rooms are not decorated yet (I’m looking at you, dining room, TV room, guest bedroom, master bedroom – yikes listing it makes it worse), and all this time indoors has given me a major push to try to make real progress. I’m tired of looking at the same old same old now that I’ve been able to use a more critical eye twenty.four.seven. So I have started to shop our house and decorate using only what we have. Because it’s already filled with stuff we love and doesn’t cost anything, and we can’t go to stores anyway!(more…)
I’ve got something to hide.
I have struggled in every house we’ve lived in to hide our elliptical machine.
It’s similar to the TV styling quandary: what do you do with a big black mass on the side of the room that ensnares your eye? Samsung propelled TV design forward with the Frame TV (fingers crossed prices come down before our trusty Vizio dies), but no one has prioritized beautifying exercise equipment. And no gallery wall in the world is going to hide your elliptical machine or treadmill.(more…)
February 2013 As I covered in our house hunt up to this point, our budget in the competitive Seattle real estate market wouldn’t buy much unattached house. After hesitantly increasing our budget to find something more habitable than the veritable health hazard foreclosures we initially […]