Archive for the ‘the new house’ Category

purging papers

This afternoon my friend Jamie came over to help me organize my office and hang up some artwork. We spent two hours categorizing a large box of papers and other mementos. For most of the items in the box I was able to find a home, but I still need to come up with an easy and effective way to file important documents, papers and newspaper/magazine articles.

How do you organize your paperwork? Do you use a large filing cabinet, a portable filing box or a multipocket expanding file? Do you keep all of your receipts or just those for large purchases? Please share your organization secrets! I’m desperately trying to get (and stay) organized.

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our newest appliance

by stevec77

by stevec77

As a homeowner, it’s a huge pain in the ass when one of your appliances breaks beyond repair.Ā  The upside, however, is that you get to buy a newer, cooler one! That’s exactly what J and I did on Saturday because our washing machine bit the dust. We went out to Nebraska Furniture Mart‘s scratch & dent department and bought shiny Bosch 500 Nexxt Washer for a great price because it was last year’s model.

Is it strange that I’m actually excited to throw in a load of laundry today?

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a peaceful home

While “The Plumbing Doctor” tears up the concrete in the unfinished portion of my basement to fix a crooked sewage pipe, I daydream about the day when life is quiet and peaceful at home.

(image via kelly LOVES whales!)

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the keys to our house

With everything that’s been going the last couple of days (our new puppy, a visit from my MIL, closing on the new house), I’ve been totally exhausted and too tired to write long posts. Luckily I have enough energy at the moment to share some photos with you. Here are some from last Friday after we got the keys to the house.


Our first time opening the front door of our new house as the official homeowners.

Romantically carrying me over the threshold.

I seriously don’t know what to do with all of these keys! They all open a different window or door.

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