We Closed on the House!

Hurray! Today has been a fun day. We closed on the house this morning and even got some money back! Now we are on to major projects. You can see the before pics on our Shutterfly photo site. Just go one column over to the right where my blogroll is and click on the Nevil Photos link. Then scroll down to the album called, “The Nevil’s New House”. I promise to take pics of the after as we go. đŸ˜€

We are super excited about all this-and we will be busy! If you want to help, call me and let me know when you are available. The movers will bring our household goods on Monday, so we really just need help painting. đŸ˜€

Gotta run!

What Takes All My Spare Time These Days

My BF in WA has a couple of sisters who are way fun. Her older sister, Selina, is very fashionable and hip. Her house is crazy adorable and she is one of those women who always has perfect hair, skin and clothes. Don’t hate her though. Like I said, she’s way fun. Anyway, she recently turned me on to this blog called Young House Love. It now takes every moment of my free time! I know I’ve mentioned this blog recently, but seriously people, I can’t stay away from it.

You may be saying, “Freetime? What freetime? You get freetime?!” to which I would say, uh, yeah. I mean I am living with my parents. When my munchkins have quiet rest time, I can clean and do laundry and then what? I mean, I’ve gotta do something else…

But I digress. The point is that this blog is FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!

Say you are a young family on a budget. You don’t have a bunch of extra cash lying around and if you did, you most likely would spend it on something “responsible”. So that new bed you’ve always dreamed of still hasn’t happened even though  you’ve been married for 10 years already. No problem. DIY headboard, in one hour. Done! (And for maybe as little as $45 bucks!)

‘Been barking at the love of your life to organize the garage so you can actually get a car in there? No problem. This post will focus your efforts and help you get ‘er done in just one weekend. Do you hear angels singing?

Maybe you are a clutter-bug. You just can’t seem to organize your home and you need a little help, but you don’t really want to pay someone to do it for you. That’s ok, YHL to the rescue!  There is an ENTIRE page of ways to organize your space; from your kitchen cabinets all the way back out to the garage and even to your refrigerator! Here’s a post on how to systematically organize and declutter any space. Did you hear that? ANY space?

Not the best decorator? Having trouble putting a room together? Go to inspiration station! That entire page of ways to organize your space also has a ton of decorating lessons. It’ll move you from JCPenny Catalog to say, CB2. My personal favorite post is on How to Avoid the dreaded Matchy-Matchy. I haven’t even moved in to my new house yet and I’m already trying to avoid matchy-matchington in my dining room. You know…in my head…while I lay in bed at night dreaming of it.

Do you see why this is the bestest-blog ever? And, this couple even tries to do stuff on the cheap, which is all I speak these days. In fact, even some of their recent purchases have been too expensive for me, even though they ARE good deals. For them. I mean I did a dance last week when I paid $15.00 for a rug at Hobby Lobby. A DANCE!

Anyway, this blog takes all my time and makes my head swim. At night, I lay in bed thinking of all the things I cannot WAIT to do in our new house. I cannot wait to move in and get started! Is it Tuesday yet? (Additionally, this couple isn’t limited to just the indoors. They do great stuff outside too. I love that about them!)

Now, it’s your turn. Though this is my absolute favorite blog ever right now, I trust you might have a good one up your sleeve too. So do share. What blog (ok, besides Pioneer Woman or Real Simple or Martha Stewart) takes all your time?