Lessons Three: Hello Emo

What I am about to say is absolutely impossible to fully achieve, so just putting that out there. Ready? Try not to get emotionally attached to the houses! Ha! Yeah right. I went into the process stone cold, ready for anything, and after our first offer was rejected I became a cynical emotional wreck. Hi there, wanna hang out??? But one thing that really worked for us, after a little bit of trial and error, was turning the search process into something that was as objective as possible. Enter the Excel Spreadsheet. We actually used Google docs for this because

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To my fellow winos

Quick break from the house makeover files to do a quick survey… Tony and I are going back and forth on what to do with this bad boy: HELP! Let me know what you think by answering below: [polldaddy poll=5923993] Comments always welcome!

House Files: One Week Update

Happy Monday all! Hope you all had a nice weekend, and for you Bostonians, survived the first real snow of the season. Big shocker on what I did this weekend… House work! But thanks to the incredible work and talent of my inlaws, we got a lot accomplished. Sorry no videos today (too tired to upload and edit tonight) but here’s a little overview of what we’ve accomplished, and some exciting news in the appliance department. What the team completed: Cleaned kitchen cabinets Sanded all woodwork in house (baseboards, door frames) Sanded and painted all ceilings Primed all once-wallpapered walls

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I’m a Home Owner!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how hard it’s been for me to keep this under wraps for the last few months??? I’ve heard way too many horror stories of deals falling through at the last minute, so was super hesitant to go public with the news until things were final. But it’s happened – TONY AND I BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME! Huge thanks to our family and friends for all of the support over the past few months…. And for those who so generously offered to help with painting and moving? I’ll be in touch It

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Little Miss Popular

WordPress (the blogging tool I use) is pretty damn cool. They sent me a little video show after the new year, highlighting my most popular posts from the year. Watching it totally brought back memories of those high school superlatives (of which I got none… and no I’m not bitter!). So thought I’d share with you the top 5 most popular blog posts on HFoP for the year…. because who doesn’t like a nice game of playing favorites? To see the original post and photo source, click the links below. Krazy about Ikat

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Happy 1st Birthday HFoP!

I can’t even believe it’s been a whole year since I started this blog. I won’t lie…writing a blog can be quite time consuming, but also extremely gratifying, and I could not have kept it up if it weren’t for YOU! Yes, I’m talking to YOU readers! Thank you so much for reading, commenting, sharing your decorating and DIY ideas, and for all of your support. I went from averaging 20 hits a day, to now over 1000 hits a week! So thank you from the bottom of my heart… and I promise year 2 is going to BLOW YOUR

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The Cleanse has Closed

My October cleanse is officially over!!! FREEDOM!!! (What’s The Cleanse, you say? Read about it HERE!) Well I am proud to say that for 30 days, I followed the rules 100% and did not buy any new clothes, shoes, jewelry, home stuff, etc… Not gonna lie, this was not easy, but I will tell you that I feel FANTASTIC now because of it. Not only did I see a major change in my credit card bill, but I gave some long overdue lovin’ to some of the clothes in the back of my closet. I felt

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Paying it forward

Yesterday I was SO honored and thrilled to be picked as one of the recipients of “The Versatile Blogger Award” by Kelly over at Corner of Main. I adore her blog, so of course I was beyond excited to be recognized! I’ll be working on my official “thank you to all the little people” speech in the car later. Well being the dedicated rule follower that I am, I am going to follow the instructions she listed on how to keep this fun little award party going. Ready for the scoop? The rules of the award: 1. Thank

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Famous Room Results!

Results from the Famous House/Room Challenge How did you do? #1 – Sex and the City: Carrie and Big’s living room #2 – The house from Father of the Bride #3 – Parenthood: Adam and Kristina Braverman’s Livingroom #4 – The Notebook: The house that Noah fixes up for Allie #5 – The Bachelor Pad #6 – The Holiday: Iris’s Cottage #7 – Sex and the City: Carrie’s closet (DUH!!!) #8 – Marley and Me: John and Jenny’s “east coast” home #9 – Twilight:

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It’s HFoP Game Time!

Can you identify these famous TV/Movie rooms and houses??? Leave your guesses in the comments section below! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 The answers, the winner, and the source (so there are no cheaters!) will be revealed in the next post… Stay tuned!

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