Happy Friday 3/22/19

Happy Friday! This post is coming at you from the road after 3 days of camping in Joshua Tree National Park. There’s no wifi or cell-phone service in the park (gloriously) so I’m a little late, but writing this on our way Prescott Arizona. We’ll be spending a few days there with family (and finally meeting our newest nephew!) before…sigh…heading back north. 

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Dexter House Kitchen // 'Before and Afters' + a video

In January, we shared the “100% reveal” of the Dexter House kitchen after finally tackling our 3-year-old punch list and some maintenance. And today I wanted to take a step back and share more of the home’s story, a video, and lots of ‘before and afters’. Because who doesn’t love a good ‘before and after?! I think they might just by my favorite part of a renovation! 😉

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The process of Buying a Short Sale (our experience with the Dexter House)

Today we’re rewinding back to 2015. We were living in the Ravenna House and trying to buy the Dexter House, which was a short sale. When I wrote this post (in January 2015), we were stuck in the middle of the closing process and there was no end in sight. Quite honestly, we were half expecting the entire transaction to fall apart.

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Happy Friday 3/15/19

Happy Friday! Our home-away-from-home this week has been the Oregon coast. And a cabin in the redwood forest. And a quaint ocean-front town in California. We’re currently deep in wine country, soaking in the sun and scenery…and hotel pools. Our kids are all about the pools (and continental breakfasts)! I can’t even count the number of beaches we’ve played at or breweries we’ve visited, and we’re all feeling the lightness of a good trip!

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