Review: Handybook home cleaning service (and $25 off!)

I know that no one likes to clean his/her house, but I really despise it. I feel like so much time is wasted scrubbing a bathtub, especially when it needs to be cleaned again two weeks later. Steve and I have been keeping an eye on Groupon and other deal sites for cleaning services and …

Pinterest testing: Hacking the back panel of a Target bookcase

One of my 2014 goals was to actually do/make the things that I pin to Pinterest. I have pinned 1,172 pins and it's about time I actually put some of them to use. This hack is one that I found via Made2Style; I was blown away by her simple transformation of her Ikea table. We …

Adventures in House Hunting: After the offer is accepted

I was planning to go through the whole schpeal about what happened after our offer was accepted, the 45 days from acceptance to closing, what it was like at the closing table, etc., but I saw this post on BuzzFeed yesterday and felt as though it  summarized it all. I pulled a few out to …

5 things Friday

uberX has arrived in Baltimore! I'm obsessed with Uber, the car service where you get a fancy-schmancy car/SUV sent to pick you up wherever you are. I take it to the airport, train station, dinner, etc, It is a little pricier, though, so uberX provides a more cost-effective option. If you have the app, just slide …

Adventures in House Hunting: We bought a home!

After the heartbreaking realization that we couldn't (intelligently) afford the house that we had hoped to put an offer in on, Steve and I set our sights on saving more money and being more realistic about the house that we would ultimately purchase. (No idea what I'm talking about? See my other house hunting posts here and …

Adventures in House Hunting: The first heartbreak

After finding a realtor and making our needs/wants/perks list, Steve and started the house hunt. We quickly realized that we would have to be a little more flexible with our list. It seemed like if there was parking, there was no basement. If we got an open kitchen, the living room was closed off or the bedrooms were …