Friday, January 29, 2010

On pins and needles

We're supposed to find out today whether the bank that owns the Altadena house has accepted our offer! I hope they make their decision today, or else we'll have to wait until Monday...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


When the boys finally have their own room, I already know how I want to paint it. I want to do a high chair rail and paint below it with traditional green chalkboard paint. Then I want to paint stripes above the chair rail in varying widths using red, orange, yellow, off-white and aqua to match the colors in the Map of the Land Of Make Believe print my aunt bought them. They already have a mid-century waterfall dresser that I painted aqua with yellow handles. I also want to paint crown moulding and the chair rail in the same shade of aqua. I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

An interesting turn of events...

We were contacted by our buyers agent with some interesting news. Apparently our third offer, which we had written off as a no-go, is now asking if we are still interested!

The house is a cozy 2 bedroom 1940s bungalow in Altadena. It is a small house, but well maintained with lots of natural light from brand new windows and hardwood floors lurking under some run-down carpet. It is on a large lot with nice, mature landscaping (and a lemon tree) with a two car garage that has a utility sink and washer/dryer hook ups.

The next step is to have our offer approved by the bank that owns the house and we'll know by Friday if we're in! Then we'll start our inspection/escrow/closing process.

I have to admit I was feeling pretty discouraged about our search the past few days, and now this! It just goes to show, you have to keep the faith.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

offer #4

Today we submitted our fourth offer on a home. It is a four bedroom (holy lots of living space, Batman!) 1.75 bath bungalow built in 1910. It's definitely a bit of a problem house, but it has an extra large living room, dining room and kitchen and the bedrooms are all big. The kitchen and bathrooms were all fairly recently remodeled. Unfortunately the last owner also decided to lay down ceramic tile in the living room, dining room and kitchen, so that would be one of the first things to go. As far as we can tell, all the issues this house has will be well worth it just to have all that space! Now all we can do is keep our fingers crossed.

That's what it's all about

I decided to start this little blog to document our house hunt, purchase, fixing, and living. I am a stay-at-home mom of three year old twin boys, married to my best friend and we all live in the Los Angeles area. We're currently looking to buy our first house, an enormously daunting and inexplicably exciting adventure! I am hoping that this space will allow me to keep track of all my ideas, give family and friends a means to keep tabs on our progress and if it offers anything to any passersby in the process then so much the better!

Thanks for joining us!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome to the journey...

"A house is made of walls and beams, a home is built of love and dreams."

image via In Shadows