Tag: findinghome

A Bit of Chaos is Home

Thank goodness for kids and pets

Best of All He Loved the Fall

How the Seasons Affect our Relationship with Home

Purchasing Property in Italy, Part 5

The Search Continues

A New Lease

Four years ago, I moved to Oklahoma. I had sold my home in Idaho a few months earlier and spent two months on the road touring the south, looking for my next place to live. Oklahoma was not even a remote possibility. That spring,… Continue Reading “A New Lease”

Creatures of Comfort

Change happens and it often comes with some discomfort.

Purchasing Property in Italy – Part 4

Could a home in a historic Baglio be the perfect place for me? Great view, recently renovated, and next to a restaurant, what could possibly be the downside?

Neighbors

We can probably all agree that home has a lot to do with family and friends and *if you’re lucky* your home includes both. But then there are neighbors. And neighbors can make or break a good home. A few years back, Maran and… Continue Reading “Neighbors”

Purchasing Property in Italy – Part 3

In my last post about 1-Euro homes in Italy, I shared how I found a place I absolutely loved but knew I couldn’t purchase. And you agreed with me. The moisture problem was too great and I needed to listen to my friend, Giuseppe,… Continue Reading “Purchasing Property in Italy – Part 3”

When You Lose Your Father

Nothing else compares to losing your father because the role of Father is very unique.

1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy

In my last post about 1-euro homes, I mentioned how Lorraine Bracco purchased a home for 1-euro and, after starting with a renovation budget of $145,000, the project ended up costing her more like $250,000. That’s a huge difference from budget to reality. Even… Continue Reading “1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy”

Rethinking Mother’s Day

You think Mother’s Day is just a celebration of women who birthed babies or raised kids? Think again. The origins of this special day may surprise you.

Spring Cleaning & A Happy Home

Push past the winter blahs with these ideas for enjoying the little things and creating a home that makes you happy.

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