Real talk about down payments


If you've been following along, you know I talk about down payments a lot. But what do they mean? Officially, a down payment is "an initial payment made when something is bought on credit." When buying a house, the minimum down payment for houses less than $500,000 is 5%. However, a down payment less than … Continue reading Real talk about down payments

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Adulting tasks: Drywalling #firsthome


Over the last two weeks, I've been learning about drywalling at my home maintenance courses. When I moved into my house, I knew I needed to fill and patch a bunch of holes. One room, in particular, was all scratched up, and a closet was missing a chunk of wall. I googled drywalling and my … Continue reading Adulting tasks: Drywalling #firsthome

The dilemma: #travel vs #homeownership


In 2012, I lived in Vancouver In 2013, I spent 4.5 months traveling around the world. I visited over 14 countries and 4 continents. In 2015, I went to Chicago, Las Vegas and spent 3 months in Mexico/Belize In 2016, I bought a house. The furthest I've been this year is Toronto (from Hamilton).Β  This … Continue reading The dilemma: #travel vs #homeownership

Electrical 101 #DIYHome


At my latest general home building course with Threshold I learned the basics of electrical work. Our tasks for the night were to hook up a light to a switch and also add a power outlet. Check it out! The first thing we did was strip wire and make little hooks at the ends. Then … Continue reading Electrical 101 #DIYHome

#FeaturedHomeOwner : Leanne Graham


Leanne and I met at De La Sol yoga studios in Hamilton. She is a wealth of knowledge, a supporter of women in skilled trades, and an overall bad-ass. Her house is so unique and she's put a ton of work into it. Read her story. About Leanne and her home Bio:Β  My name is … Continue reading #FeaturedHomeOwner : Leanne Graham

#DIY Headboard for under $40


Making my own headboard was on my to-do list for a few weeks. Follow along with my step-by-step instructions and pictures. I picked out the fabric, I collected the materials, and one October afternoon, I decided to get the headboard done! Here are the materials I used: Cardboard (I used the cardboard from some Ikea … Continue reading #DIY Headboard for under $40