Homeownership Adventures… and Plumbing!

Homeownership Adventures… and Plumbing!

In the short time since we’ve gotten our home, we have done the regular things to make a home ones’ own and normal maintenance: painted, had new carpet installed, weeded, unpacked, picked up walnuts from the yard, mowed, shoveled snow, installed a fencing solution, etc….

Beyond those tasks, we have also woken up in the morning to no water pressure to then by the end of the day have had paid for a new well pump. Oh, Yea! I suppose this is why we have an emergency fund for days like these and a good thing too we did already have one ready established.

That was just about two weeks ago. Read more

In the Kitchen: Baking Sheets & More

In the Kitchen: Baking Sheets & More

Continuing from my post about how I organize my spices I decided to share a bit more about my kitchen organization. In past apartments, I have had a free standing baking sheet holder and kept it on top of my fridge. I kept it there because that has been the only space that would allow for my long baking sheets and be out of the way yet accessible. So I was very pleased to see that above the built in microwave and oven there were already some dividers in place. Read more

In the Kitchen: Spices

In the Kitchen: Spices

Spices, a key ingredient that makes the difference. The element that can make a dish “Mom’s” or “Grandma’s” home cooked meal from any other similar dish you come across. When I am in the kitchen I want my spices to be easily accessible and not have to hunt around to find that I need. Read more

From House to Home: Unpacking Begins

From House to Home: Unpacking Begins

This post marks my blogging for 1 month and last weekend was the big move from the apartment to the house. Thus I have lots of unpacking to do, but hey I typically enjoy the reorganizing part.

I have heard and agree with the generalization that most people gravitate and gather in the kitchen of a home. With this in mind and the already accumulated clutter in the kitchen, I decided to start there with my unpacking endeavor.

I started my process by opening up all the cabinets, so I can easily look up and see what space I have left to work with as I unpack. Reality is that I don’t put things in a place until I fully unpack, so my counter tops quickly became overcrowded, but I personally like to revisit all the items I have before selecting the best new home.

Kitchen unboxed

The kitchen with everything unpacked

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From House to Home: Mailboxes

From House to Home: Mailboxes

From House to Home - Mailbox

It’s small in comparison to the whole house, but a mailbox is a nice feature to owning a home. In all my past apartments I have always had to go to a central location and have my mail key on hand in order to pick up my mail. Now I just put my car in park on my way up the drive from work, hop out, grab the mail out of the box (no key required) and continue on my way into the house. It’s a great perk!

Also for those that send me snail mail, their notes get to me faster because it’s easy and on my way, so I get my mail every day, opposed to every 4-5 days…. 🙂

Sweetly,

Gwenlynn

From House to Home: A Couch

From House to Home: A Couch

From House to Home - Couch

Many people have new year’s resolutions, you know to start the year off on a good foot or with the right intentions. Well, I sort of didn’t come to my resolution to become healthier until November of 2016. I cannot recall what was the final push but things just lined up, a gym 6 mins away, a desire to be stronger, etc…

Ben (husband) and I joined the near by gym and within a week I had signed up for twice a week personal training because I frankly needed help. I did not know how to properly use equipment, correct form, and wasn’t sure how to create a plan for my body and one that would work. Read more

From House to Home

From House to Home

From House to Home

The starting of this blog coincides with a big life event, buying our first home! As many may know the kitchen is a key area. I am so excited to have additional space to roll out cookie dough and to soon have room for my cookbooks to be on the counter instead of proped up on a cutting board overtop the sink as I work. Oh, how I am dreaming of my new kitchen… just two more weeks! Read more