Everything We Wish We Registered for When We Got Married Five Years Ago - And The Things We're Glad We Asked For!

Everything We Wish We Registered for When We Got Married Five Years Ago - And The Things We're Glad We Asked For!

When we got married five years ago we asked for power tools and utilitarian things. Here's a list of the things I'd put on my list now that we've been married for five years. Spoiler - it's even more utilitarian things like tools, kitchenware, and home tech. No gravy boats here!

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How The Kitchen Makeover DIY Projects are Doing Four Years Later

How The Kitchen Makeover DIY Projects are Doing Four Years Later

It’s almost time to start demo on my kitchen to make way for the new space, so this is my last chance to share whatever can be shared about the current iteration of the kitchen!

As you probably recall, the kitchen was just a phase 1 makeover to hold us over until our full remodel. I thought it would only be like this for 6 months, but it’s been over 4 years. Oops. Because I didn’t want to dump a bunch of money or time into the makeover, I did some quick cosmetic fixes. They weren’t designed to hold up for a long time, but some of them have. Here’s a full report.

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Our Mills Act Tax Savings + The Secret Calculation & Some Financial Transparency

Our Mills Act Tax Savings + The Secret Calculation & Some Financial Transparency

I shared awhile back that our home was designated historic - yay! I already went into the nitty gritty of how we got our home designated, what it means to be designated, what Mills Act is, and the pros and cons of how it affected our home in this blog post. Give that one a read first or you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about here.

So, I’m here to update you on where we’re at in that process and also share some nitty gritty finances with you. If you’re thinking about applying for Mills Act, this post is for you. If you like snooping on other people’s finances, this post is also for you.

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A Video Tour of Our Home's Future Layout + Sneak Peek at The Kitchen Renovation

A Video Tour of Our Home's Future Layout + Sneak Peek at The Kitchen Renovation

I’ve been talking on the blog a lot about our home’s new layout as we approach the remodel of the kitchen. I’ve brought it up because first I wanted your opinion, then because you gave great advice, and then because I needed your help deciding, and then I teased my favorite layout, then I elaborated, and now I’m here to fully explain the new layout - in video form!

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