Use up those Used tea bags

~ can't wait to try a couple of these out! ~ Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags (Image credit: Stephanie Russo) It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we'd normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for DIY candles come to mind, not to … Continue reading Use up those Used tea bags

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Tips for a New Backsplash

Splish, Splash, Tips for a New Backsplash You’ve been watching HGTV again and you’ve been inspired to do something about that dated backsplash in your kitchen. It’s not exactly a small job, but certainly one an adventurous first time homeowner can do with just a few tools. Installing a backsplash is a pretty straightforward process, … Continue reading Tips for a New Backsplash

Daylight Saving Time ~ Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time Time for everyone's favorite time of year, where the days are longer and the nights are shorter! Barbecues, beaches, pool days abound! Remember to set your clocks tonight - even though it doesn't start until the wee hours in the morning 🙂  

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Ruin the Homebuying Season?

~what do you feel? Have rising rates discouraged you?~ Will Rising Mortgage Rates Ruin the Homebuying Season? Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with 30 year fixed mortgages reaching their highest point since 2014 according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market survey released on Thursday. The survey indicated that 30-year fixed mortgage … Continue reading Will Rising Mortgage Rates Ruin the Homebuying Season?

Starter Homes, Golf and 23 Other Things Millennials Are Killing Off

~ I don't agree to many of these, any you disagree or agree with? ~ Starter Homes, Golf and 23 Other Things Millennials Are Killing Off Every generation gets unfairly maligned. Take it from a Generation Xer (who’s not a slacker) with six baby boomer siblings (who were never hippies). But it’s hard to remember … Continue reading Starter Homes, Golf and 23 Other Things Millennials Are Killing Off

Homeowner’s Association overstepping their bounds?

~I don't even know where to begin~ Homeowner's Association Enacts Insane Policy Forcing Residents to Keep Garage Doors Open There are a lot of reasons to rag on homeowner's associations. When they're not making you get rid of your World War II Sherman tank, they're forcing you to keep your garage doors open all day … Continue reading Homeowner’s Association overstepping their bounds?

The hippest cities in the US everyone under 30 wants to move to

~did your city make the list? If you don't live in Washington maybe not ;)~ The hippest cities in the US everyone under 30 wants to move to Some US cities are known for being a haven for hipsters, like Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. There are also some more under-the-radar hipster cities, like Albuquerque, … Continue reading The hippest cities in the US everyone under 30 wants to move to

Current market rates

~ take a look at these ~ Current market rates The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rate for the week ending December 14, 2017 increased slightly to 3.84%. The 15-year FRM rate remained level at 3.15%. With the slow decline of the past year now reversing, rates will slowly rise going forward. The financial markets going into 2017 saw a … Continue reading Current market rates

Six apps and trackers to find your lost gadgets

~ Not home related, but life related 😉 ~ Six apps and trackers to find your lost gadgets Finding yourself out and about without your smartphone can make you feel naked. We rely on these devices so much that losing them creates a huge problem, preventing you from messaging friends for aid or mapping your … Continue reading Six apps and trackers to find your lost gadgets