I love DIY. I love everything about the whole concept of it. The satisfaction of making something yourself is an awesome feeling. But I'm also not very creative and pretty lazy. So I rely on DIY websites for inspiration. Lucky for me, there are a ton of...read more
Moving in to a new home is stressful. There's tons of boxes and furniture to move and arrange. Things get lost or broken, boxes are mislabeled. If you used a moving company, you might not get your stuff until a few days later. You will have to make do with what you...read more
These are the 5 greatest housekeeping blogs on the web, according to me. I read these ladies daily for inspiration, ideas, and sometimes a good laugh. Check them out! 1. Brocante Home This is the first blog I found when I searched for housekeeping blogs a few years...read more
This post is the first in a series about used furniture and how I'm planning to furnish our new home. When we moved from WA to CO, we donated or sold off most of our furniture. Our couch was tired and uncomfortable, the dining room table was smaller than we really...read more
An HOA. What is it? Do you need one? Are they worth it? What does it cost? So many questions about HOA's come up when searching for a new home, particularly if you haven't ever dealt with one before. What is an HOA? HOA stands for Home Owner's Association....read more
We bought a new house! Well, ok, we put an offer on a house and it was accepted. Not the same as buying a new house, but still. I'm excited! If you haven't bought a house before, here's what to expect from the process: Earnest Money I dropped off a check at the title...read more
If you read Monday's post, you know the 4 things we did to get started on our search. Now, it's time for the fun part: the actual search for our new home. Since we already have a realtor and have a list of the basic features our new home must have, our realtor...read more
The hubs, SJ, and I recently moved from the Seattle area to Colorado Springs, CO. We met and lived in Boulder previously, and always knew we wanted to come back to Colorado at some point, so when SJ decided his job wasn’t working for him anymore, and I decided I...read more
Hi! I'm so excited you are here. This is my first post on That House Life, and I'm nervous and scared and anxiously happy all at the same time. It's kind of exhausting, but I'm dealing with it. The real content of my blog will start publishing shortly, but I wanted my...read more
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