My topic today is home ownership. We purchased our first home last summer and were so excited to get moved in and settled! My mother in law was moving in with us as well, since we had renovated the basement to be a bachelor apartment for her. So basically a toddler, a tween, and two moves.....maybe we weren't excited about that part?
for my sisters and brother in law, who without we still would be moving
to this day. We were also lucky to only be moving a few streets over,
which made the back and forth trips with loads of boxes a little easier
for us ( easier yes....but not more fun.....). Anyway we got it done and
are still alive to talk about it, so I chalk it up as a success!
comes the real hidden topic! Nobody really tells you how hard home
ownership really is! There is always so much to do! Fix things that have
broken, upkeep things so they don't break, check to see which items
need upkeep....its a never ending battle! I know it will get easier in
the coming years as our yearly maintenance become routine and our
knowledge base of the ins and outs of what makes our house tick become
second nature, but boy! oh boy! I have to say this year was full of
I think the hardest part is having the confidence in
ourselves to say "Hey, we can fix that!" Rather then call somebody and
pay them to do it. Now I am not saying I'm going to try to re-wire our
house or anything major but I'm sure we are far more capable to doing
things then we think! That is what Youtube is for right?
bottom line is we LOVE our house, no matter how much we complain about
the amount of work it is, if we could go back in time we would chose the
same house over and over again!
Would you like to win a 25$
gift card to Home Depot for your own house? Leave me a comment letting
me know what do-it-yourself projects you guys have done around the
house! Remember you need to be a follower of my blog and you need to
have "liked" my Facebook page!The more followers and views I have the
more giveaways I can do!
I will have a random draw for the winner on August 15th!