Author: Maura

It’s Friday! Take a Before Tour of Our First House, See the Spatula I Reach for Everyday, and Have Some Fun in the Sun

It’s Friday! Take a Before Tour of Our First House, See the Spatula I Reach for Everyday, and Have Some Fun in the Sun

Hello, it’s Friday! Let’s throw some glitter to celebrate with a baby goat this time around. Doesn’t it help, just a little bit?

Our First House: The Interior Before Tour

Our First House: The Interior Before Tour

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 […]

It’s Friday! Tour Robert Kime’s London Flat, Entertain the Kids, and Have a Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Friday! Tour Robert Kime’s London Flat, Entertain the Kids, and Have a Happy Mother’s Day

Hello, it’s Friday! No one throws glitter like a Mother’s Day GIF. What a hardcore celebration. I have way too much fun finding these every week.

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How To Shop Your House & Use What You Have to Decorate A Room

How To Shop Your House & Use What You Have to Decorate A Room

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 […]

It’s Friday! Get your pattern on with Gloria Vanderbilt, check out new velvets, and get a freebie art print

It’s Friday! Get your pattern on with Gloria Vanderbilt, check out new velvets, and get a freebie art print

Hello, it’s Friday! Forget the glitter, look at Gloria up there throwing florals ALL over her room…and pants. How’s the weather where you are? I’m excited for a forecast of warmth and sunshine after a string of unpredictable rain keeping us cooped up all week.

It’s Friday! Get comfy in PJs, tour a brownstone, see new velvets, make great coffee and escape to Somerset

It’s Friday! Get comfy in PJs, tour a brownstone, see new velvets, make great coffee and escape to Somerset

Hello, it’s Friday! Throw glitter or something. Is the weekend really the weekend when none of your weekly activities are happening? What a blur. This guy gets it.

I hope you’re well. Here’s some random things I’ve been into, and things I recommend checking out. I’m still liking the glitter reference but haven’t committed to a series name here. Virtual glitter? Feels fitting for some bright moments for the week, with none of the mess of real glitter.

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How I Hide Our Elliptical Machine: Real-Life Elegant Room Divider Examples & A Roundup

How I Hide Our Elliptical Machine: Real-Life Elegant Room Divider Examples & A Roundup

Update: Here’s our set up now. 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 […]

Our First House: An Introduction

Our First House: An Introduction

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 toured, we began touring…nicer foreclosures. Which was deflating because all we had seen were homes in terrible condition. But we decided to take a look at what was available because houses would only get more expensive as the market continued to boom. Today, I’ll focus on the exterior and the rest of our buying story.

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It’s Friday! I toured a colonial, baked, bought cloth napkins, pampered my feet, and had a scavenger hunt

It’s Friday! I toured a colonial, baked, bought cloth napkins, pampered my feet, and had a scavenger hunt

Hello, it’s Friday! Throw glitter or something. How is it already April? We’re already 25% of the way through 2020. Regular life is on hold right now, and we’re adjusting as best we can around here, and trying to look at self-isolation as an opportunity […]