Monthly Archives: August 2011

dream house daydreaming…

Regardless of how our next home takes shape (building, buying, remodeling) – it’s fun to dream and bookmark sources of inspiration as we make it “ours”. This house could be our home for several years (it began as 3, then … Continue reading

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let the (football) games begin.

It’s hard to believe we’re entering fall already. The summer flew by much too fast – but the thing that gets me through it is knowing what’s coming up next…football – more specifically, HAWKEYE football – season! I have my … Continue reading

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“change” of address money.

When I was a kid, (we’re talking young enough I couldn’t yet get a job), I had a container that I collected change in. I would scour our house for anyone’s spare coins and claim them as mine. Over time, … Continue reading

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the hunt continues: the good, the bad…and the downright disgusting

First of all, a huge thank you for all of the kind comments, facebook posts, and more. We are so grateful for any tips and tricks you care to share, and can use all the well wishes we can get! … Continue reading

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and the hunt begins.

After many, many hours on Zillow perusing homes, attending a couple of open houses, having an initial chat with our bank, and socking away cash every month, we’re approaching the hunting season for the next Smith Residence. We kicked it … Continue reading

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daughter boasting!

Check it out! My mom’s awesome office (seriously…is there a more perfect shade of lipstick pink?!) was featured on the popular home decor site, Houzz! A couple shots of her pink porch office are featured near the end of this … Continue reading

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