Saturday, March 16, 2013

From Ketchup…The House Hunt

The hubs and I have been married for nearly 10 years. And for about as long as I can remember, long before the hubs even, I’ve wanted my own house.
We learned very early on in our marriage that we could make a home anywhere. The hubs enlisted in the Marines a year into our marriage and we spent the next 4 years in Oceanside. After the Marines we moved to the OC and from there to Idaho where we currently live.
We’ve moved 8 times in the 10 years we’ve been married. So I’d say we’ve become somewhat of professional movers and let’s be honest. I’m sick and tired of it! I think I pretty much hate moving more then anything else in the whole world…and no that’s not dramatic at all!
Well I’m excited to announce we are officially on the hunt for our very first home! Squeeeeeeeeee!!! I can’t even explain the excitement this brings me. I know owning a home is a lot of work and I’m not dilusional enough to think it’s all going to be rainbows and butterflies but to have a place we call home that is truly ours and not some rent collectors sounds utterly dreamy!
And guess what?? I can paint the walls whatever flipping color I want and...and...I can buy a fridge! A nice fantastic fridge! I know…I’m crazy. Woohoo!!! I might have an appliance envy issue.
So we found a pretty fantastic little home with an amazingly huge lot in a great neighborhood. Of course it needs some work but the floor plan is awesomely perfect for our little family. We put our very first-ever-offer in late last night and now we wait. The seller has until tonight at 7pm to accept, reject or counter. And just by the way this waiting business SUCKS! It’s all a little surreal, considering I feel like this is the longest coming part of our ‘master plan’! I’ve got all fingers, toes and eyes crossed.
But now we wait…and I begin the search for the perfect fridge…french door, freezer on top, freezer on bottom, side-by-side oh my! Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Samsung, Whirlpool, and more! Any suggestions??


  1. We just bought our first new appliances last week (we've been in the house 4 years). We went with a Samsung fridge and range in stainless steel. Our fridge is side-by-side. We were initially going to go with a French door, but decided we'd rather not spend an extra $1000! Whatever you get, I suggest getting something with the ice maker in the door. It gives you more space inside!

    1. Awesome advice!!! Thanks for the tips. I think the hubs and I are going to check some out this weekend. (I'm not excited at all...Eeeee, it's a sickness I know) 😉