Last night we slept in our new house for the first time after spending the day setting up as many rooms as we could. After hotel hopping for a month, I think we were so excited to be at home and feel at home–we got quite a bit done! Even though the move has been […]

On Monday, we flew into Raleigh to close on our new home there! (If you missed why we’re moving, you can check out this post and why we chose Raleigh right here.) The home is a beautiful, classic, red-brick Georgian-style colonial just outside of Raleigh. Right when we pulled up to it, we got that […]

The time has come for the great “purge before you move” purge. We’re figuring out what things we plan to sell, donate, and keep. We sold our last home with nearly all the furnishings and I had some minor regrets about that. You can read more about here. Our furnishings weren’t going to transfer well […]

A couple weeks ago, we announced the difficult decision we made to leave our dream home here in Idaho – the house we thought was our “forever house;” the house we are inching more closely to finishing every day – for a warmer, more temperate climate where I can get better care and hopefully have […]

There are at least 6 people that I’m close to in my life that are moving or have recently bought a house (and I’m sure at least a dozen more that have in the last year!). Every time I scramble to find something to send them as a housewarming gift. Buying a house or renting […]


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