A Little Life, A Little Home, A Little Break

In December I got engaged and bought a house with my fiancé and my mind has been abuzz with all the planning and decorating and, honestly, “grownup-ness.” I thought I would use inspiration from that to kick off the new year with a blog post and to also take a break from Shelftalk to focus on those two wonderful adventures.


Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home by Ilona M. Bray
Buying a house is probably one of the biggest decisions you will ever make and with the market the way it is it can also be incredibly terrifying. Remember first, you are your greatest asset, so be smart! The year before getting into the house buying game our biggest focus was our credit. You do some pretty silly things in your twenties: trying to survive college, paying for our own medical care, and getting speeding tickets… all that adds up. Once we were ready to jump in we found a real estate agent we trusted. We had been renting and looking to buy in Tacoma and the houses were selling in two days!!! Our real estate agent knew the area incredible well, always managed to calm my anxiety, and wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Remember second, your realtor is part of your team, keep them in the know and have fun!  Continue reading “A Little Life, A Little Home, A Little Break”