At My House Survey

I’ve seen this fun little survey pop up on a few lifestyle/healthy living blogs lately and figured I would jump in and divulge a little useless information about my own house and my own life.

SL and I bought a house in the late fall and have been slowly settling in. Why not write about what goes on in my new house?

At My House Survey

  • Household chore I actually enjoy…


Does grocery shopping count? I love grocery shopping!

If not, laundry. I wouldn’t say I love doing laundry but I hate it the least.┬áBefore buying our house, SL and I didn’t have a washer and dryer which meant every couple weeks (or months more often than not) I would have to invade my parent’s house and spend HOURS tending to my laundry. I would completely waste a whole Saturday or Sunday on laundry which I vowed not to do once we moved into our house. Now that I have my very own washer and drier I enjoy┬ádon’t mind doing laundry.

  • Biggest household disaster…

Dishes. How do two people use so many dishes and utensils? Everything always seems to be dirty. We run the dishwasher multiple times a week and I still end up hand washing a bunch of things. Ugh…I hate it and I am never finished.

  • Before company arrives, I hide…


Cat toys. Cat toys are everywhere. You would think we are crazy cat people with 17 felines running around. Nope, just one but she is spoiled as shit and has hundreds of toys which she never puts away after using. I need to teach her to be more useful around the house.

  • Most recent music download…

Missy Elliott – Lose Control. I loved her in high school and thanks to an epic comeback at the Superbowl, my love has been reignited!

  • Last thing I bought online…

Jacket and pants

My new jacket and pants from Stitch Fix (<– ref link). I guess this actually doesn’t really count as an online purchase because I only checked out online. I did place an Amazon order for paper towel and coconut water recently but that’s not as fun.

  • I hate to shop for…

Things that I know what I want in my head but can’t find it in a store. I don’t mind shopping around for things but when I need something specific like nude flats or a special dress, I hate trying to find them in stores.

  • Favorite family ritual…

summer boat rides

Summer boat rides on Saturday afternoons with my family. There is nothing better!

  • I’m currently reading…

touch and go

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner. I just started it and love that its set in Boston. Along with podcasts and snacks this book has been helping my epically long commutes a bit more bearable.

  • How did I ever live without…

I hate to admit this but its a toss up between having a treadmill in my house and having a big kitchen. First world problems, I know but both have been a game changer since moving into the new house.

So that’s that folks. Have a great Wednesday and thanks for reading my musings.

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New House Project #1

T-minus 33 days until we close on our new house! During the hunting process we were open to fixer uppers, older homes, newer homes, pretty much everything but when we found the one, I was relieved that it was move-in ready. That’s not to say that we won’t be giving up all of our weekends for months to work on the house, but for the most part, its perfect.

we bought a house

Our first big house project once we move in, painting. Lots and lots of painting. Right now, the house is very colorful. SL and I are going to dial back the wall color a few hundred notches in favor of a neutral color palette.

Paint Colors

Our new house is a rainbow:

  • Family room – Pink
  • Kitchen / Dining room – Orange
  • Living room – Maroon
  • Master Bedroom – Yellow (we might keep this…might)
  • Both Bathroom – Shades of green
  • Skylight boxes – Blue
  • Bedrooms – More green
  • Spare room / Walk in Closet – Purple

Every color of the rainbow is represented in the house. Every last one. SL and I aren’t exactly rainbow house people nor do I want the house to be all linen white. I am leaning towards a grey/tan rainbow. I love all of the colors above and just need to decide which to use and what rooms to tackle first.

My vote – the family room, kitchen and dining room. These are the rooms SL and I will be in the most, where were will spend time with family and friends when they come visit. After these room are complete it will be on to the bathrooms and master bathroom.

Once the downstairs in complete, the bedrooms and spare room upstairs will get their fresh coats. SO.MUCH.PAINTING.

More projects to come once the background is complete.

P.S. I cannot believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving!! I can’t believe its almost December. I can’t believe that 2015 is almost among us! Thanksgiving is my favorite and I can’t wait to eat all the food!