Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Instead of the wearing o' the green, here's a little decorating with green... as in environmentally friendlier furniture from Viesso.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Came across this website via Reclaimed Home. Yes, I imagine I will be spending a lot of time there.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There's gold in them thar trash cans...

...Yukon Golds, that is! I happen to know this incredible woman who owns a business called Hope Gardens here in the LA area. And she's got these awesome bins that you can grow your own organic potatoes in!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

If you can't stand the heat, remodel your kitchen

I stumbled upon, a company that offers custom-measured cabinetry in a huge variety of styles and finishes at a really great price! As much as I want my new home (whenever I get it!) to be a sustainable as possible, it is hard to say no to such a wise use of resources (financial resources, that is!)

Getting the rug pulled out...

We were feeling pretty confident and relaxed about our house situation. Of course, we knew that we were dealing with a short sale and that meant a chance that the bank would not approve the sale and that we'd be in for a long process. But, we had an accepted offer and we were ready to sit back and take a breather from the house hunt process. I was even decorating the place in my mind. Then, on Sunday as we were leaving the house, we noticed some Open House signs (the house is only a couple of blocks from our current digs). I ordered my husband to turn around and what do we behold but an Open House at "our" house!

Turns out that realtors do this a lot. They hold an open house at a home already under contract as a way to reel in more clients. But we also learned that if a higher offer comes in before the bank approves the sale then we'll be kicked to the curb.

So, we're back to looking again, because we'd hate to lose months and months of valuable hunting time, just to have this deal fall through on us. Nobody ever let on that this would be an easy process!