Abbie’s Room

Abbie’s Room

Most of you know that we bought our house last fall. Since we’ll be in this house a while, I have full intentions to decorate the whole house. This is the third place Chris and I have lived since getting married in 2011, but it’s the first that’s really felt like ours. I have so many plans, but the very first room I wanted to finish was Abbie’s. Abbie’s room is the smallest of our three bedrooms, and that’s on purpose. Honestly, she doesn’t spend a lot of time in there just yet, but I know she will. She will…

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Tips on Home Maintenance

Tips on Home Maintenance

Even though we just moved in, Chris and I are already talking about how to not only improve our home, but maintain it.  There’s a lot that goes in to home ownership, and maintenance was a big topic in the online classes we took for our loan.  Thankfully, I have my awesome blog friends to help me out with this – especially Jenny, who is an experienced homeowner.  She’s here today to talk about maintaining your home! Hi everyone! I’m Jenny and I blog over at The Chronicles of We. I blog a lot about my two-year old daughter Callie but also…

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Moving Into a New Home: Military Style

Moving Into a New Home: Military Style

Today I’m happy to continue my home series with a familiar face – Jessica from Jessica Lynn Writes!  She’s graced my blog before, which is of course evidence of how awesome she is!  Jess and her sweet family live in Georgia right now, and I’m determined to have a real life meeting at some point since we’re both on the east coast…want to make a trip to DC, Jess?  Anyway, she’s here today to talk about military moves – enjoy! I’m so excited that Jess is moving into her new home—it’s such an exciting time! My name is also Jess,…

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How to Organize Your New Home

How to Organize Your New Home

Since I’m still getting settled, I still have a few lovely ladies hanging out with me this week, talking about home ownership.  Courtney’s up today, talking about exactly what I’ve been doing the past few days – organizing!  This post is seriuosly perfect timing – so much to organize in our house!  Take it away, Courtney! Hi there! I’m Courtney and I blog over at Shiraz In My Sippy Cup where I discuss all things parenting, working mom, and the occasional random thought or two…maybe three. My career background is in Marketing, I’m a mommy to a beautiful but tenacious…

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Scenes From Our Move

Scenes From Our Move

Did you miss me? I’m finally back in action after last week’s move and things are slowly getting back to normal around here.  It was a long week of packing, moving, and unpacking…and we’re far from done.  The important things are pretty much unpacked – Abbie’s room and the kitchen – but I still need to get all of my clothes, the bathrooms, the guest bedroom, all our books, etc.  It’s going to be a while before it’s done, but we’re happy to finally be in our own home. Also, I had 819 unread posts in Bloglovin’ this morning (even after…

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How To Live In A Listed Home Without Losing Your Marbles

How To Live In A Listed Home Without Losing Your Marbles

Happy Thursday guys!  Today is the big move day… wish us luck!  As promised I have another lovely lady here today talking about home ownership… and about living in your home after you list it!  Courtney is an absolute sweetheart and her Abigail is adorable (although I may be a bit biased since she and Abbie have the same name).  Take it away, Courtney! Hi y’all! I’m Courtney and I blog over at A + Life. I write mostly about my 3 year old little girl, Abigail, but I also share the in’s and out’s of our life, our walk…

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How to Not Buy the Wrong House

How to Not Buy the Wrong House

I hope you all had an AMAZING Labor Day weekend and last hurrah of summer!  The big move is this coming Thursday for us, and it’s taking up pretty much all my time.  That said, since I’m going to be out of commission for most of this week and probably some of next while we move and get settled, I wanted to line up some fun things for you guys while I’m out!  Since this is my first experience with home ownership, I asked a few of my favorite bloggers (who are also homeowners) to share their experiences with you.…

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Homeowners!

Homeowners!

That’s what we are today.  Can’t wait to show you our new home!  

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On House Hunting

On House Hunting

So, it’s Monday.  It’s also the 21st of the month, which means Abbie is NINETEEN months old today.  I also realized I never posted her 18 month update, even though I took the pictures.  Oops.  I’m kind of glad I forgot until now about her 19 month pictures – She was in a pretty grumpy mood this morning (actually, we all were), so they wouldn’t have turned out too well…but then again, when can you catch a good photo of a toddler?  They just move too fast. Over the weekend we had our first meeting with our realtor.  We picked…

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Our House Wish List

Our House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited.  Once he starts, we’ll finally be able to get serious about something we’ve been thinking about for a while – house hunting. While we’re excited, it’s also pretty daunting.  If you know anything about the DC area, you know it’s pretty expensive to live here.  I live outside DC, in northern Virginia.  In general, the further out from DC you go, the more you can get for your money.  The cost of homes here sometimes makes me wish we lived somewhere else!  We’ve been lucky enough to live…

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