When we decided to list our house for sale I turned to Pinterest in hopes of finding some great tips. The good news is that my search was successful. The bad news is that actually implementing all of those great ideas has taken–and still is taking–a ginormous amount of work. Here are some of the tips I found that we’ve utilized in preparing to put our house on the market: In an effort to make … Continue reading 5 vignettes every perfectly-staged house needs
On Thursday, April 16th at 1:49 pm I answered a call from my daughter’s school. I was greeted by the school’s inclusion specialist, who informed me that the vice principal was also taking part in the call via speaker. This, I knew, could not be a good call. I was right.
A couple of months ago I was perusing The Pinterest when I came across a dessert photo that immediately stopped me in my scrolling. Judging strictly by appearances, it had everything that is good in the world of sweets: a stand-up crust, layers of flavor and plenty of whipped cream. It was a recipe from Jo Cooks and it was called–my apologies to the bashful amongst us–“sex in a pan.” I clicked through to find … Continue reading Chocolate pistachio pudding stack
As most of you know, my husband, Jeff, has accepted a position with his current company that will require us to move clear across the country–from the dusty desert of Arizona to “Rocket City” (aka Huntsville), Alabama. Thankfully, we have been given ample time to prepare for and execute our relocation. I wish I could say that our timeframe has resulted in a stress-free relocation but alas, it isn’t so. With the sale of a … Continue reading How to create a “staging binder” to help sell your home
It has been a roller coaster of a week. Our cross-country move isn’t slated to happen until the end of December, but in order for it to be seamless, a lot of the work is being done now. We’re working our fingers to the bone trying to prepare the Arizona house for listing. There is at least reward in seeing all of our hard work paying off. The house looks better than it’s ever looked … Continue reading The evolution of a home