Category Archive: Our little home

Jan 30 2013

Reevaluating Buying a Home

I think my “Buying a home with debt?” post hit a nerve with a lot of people, but through the comments I got a lot of different perspectives and it’s honestly made me reevaluate my own stance on buying a home. At any point, when it’s cheaper to own than to rent, then for sure …

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Jan 28 2013

Buying a house with debt?


I had dinner Friday night with a group of married friends, three couples of which are homeowners, and two of which are not (Eric and I included). One couple had recently purchased a house and they were talking about a financial course they were taking and how it stressed the importance of savings. This couple …

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Jul 01 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall


So in another moment of Pinspiration, I decided I needed to redo our hallway. While it’s not completely finished yet (I still want to add a gallery wall), this is the process of decorating, which is always ongoing. First, I decided to paint a red bookshelf that we were using as our entrance table. This …

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Jun 27 2012

Getting Pinspired

lemon wreath

All the way back in April, I decided I wanted to make a lemon and lime wreath via my Pinspiration, seen here: This version is $156. Yeah, not exactly an item for these newlyweds on a budget. So I made it my mission to create my own. I started out with: Wire wreath from craft …

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Jun 25 2012

Things that make me happy

clipping trees

We received a letter from our homeowners’ association saying we needed to have our tree clipped. Our landlord got a quote from a tree clipping service for $65, but he offered to let us do it ourselves and said we could take the money off next month’s rent. Discount on rent? Yes, please! It took …

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Jun 21 2012

We’re featured on CNN Money!

We recently had the pleasure of being featured on CNN Money! Please check out the video and let me know what you think!  

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