It's no secret that I'm OBSESSED with HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' and Joanna Gaines' modern farmhouse chic style. Call me a copy cat if you will, but I choose to look at it as immitation and that's the fondest form of flattery, right? Nevertheless, ever since starting the construction of our new home, I've dreamed of… Continue reading Shiplap Dreams Come True
A pantry door pep up is just one of the many DIY decor projects I've been up to in our new build in Bothell. (more ideas coming soon) I had been thinking of making a central family calendar/to do checklist board and I landed on the pantry door as the perfect place. Mostly because, well… Continue reading A Pantry Door With A Purpose
Deck the halls with boughs of holly... in your NEW house. That's right, with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, buying a new home is probably the last thing on your mind. (and an afterthought for the other buyers you've been bidding against) But if you're in the market for a new home, here's… Continue reading Tis’ the Season… to Buy a House?
Wondering whether you should put money into saving for a down payment on a house or start investing it for retirement? The answer, ideally, is both. By investing in a mix of assets you are putting your money to work in different ways -- and potentially hedging against the risks associated with each type of investment.… Continue reading Which should you do first? Save for retirement or save for a house?
Going green is great for the environment, but that's not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance costs… Continue reading Thinking Green – For Your Wallet & The Environment