3 Things to Look for When Buying a Fixer Upper

Let me preface this post by saying I am by no means an expert, but I wanted to give you my two cents about what to look for when you're buying a fixer upper! Ryan and I spent a lot of time combing through real estate listings and trying to make the best decision when it came to buying our fixer upper of a house last April. These were the factors that I kept coming back to over and over again, and evaluated for each property we looked at.

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Hey, We Actually Live In Our House!

As you may have gathered from the title of this post... we are officially moved into our house! What a concept - actually living in the house you own!? Ha. This is our third week in here, and we're loving it. The house is still in shambles, with moving boxes, decor, shop vacs, and stuff everywhere. Which is just awesome since our housewarming party is this weekend! Whoops. Hopefully our family and friends will go easy on us - this house is far from finished, and will probably be a work in progress for many months (heck, years) to come! 

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Homespo Reno - Weeks 10&11

I've been putting off writing this post, because SO MUCH has been happening over here the last two weeks! We've got an (almost) functioning kitchen! We've got an (almost) functioning bathroom! Lots of exclamation points are necessary! It really looks like an actual house over here, and I never want to leave. We're shooting for this weekend to start staying here full time, and I can't even wait. 

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Dark Turquoise Boho Bedroom Inspiration

When it comes to decorating styles, I seem to go back and forth between wanting everything light and airy, or deep and rich. I love both styles, but definitely tend to err on the light and airy side. For our new house, I've been toying with the idea of designing our second guest bedroom with a richer palate. Specifically, deep, dark turquoise has really been calling my name! I've also been loving the bohemian style lately, and I think this color plays really well with that trend! 

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