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Oreck Air $500 giveaway: Why you need this…

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Several months ago I was invited to a Nashville Oreck Air blogger event. Always on the lookout for natural ways to improve the air in our home for my allergy prone family, I jumped at the chance to join in and hear what all the buzz was about around their new Oreck Air purifier. I was immediately impressed by the …

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Home Air Duct Cleaning Tips

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So by now you know that the primary goal to prepare our new home before moving in was to get rid of the strong tobacco smell. To best do that, we decided on the following 3 things (in this order): 1. New Paint 2. Remove old carpet and replace with new carpet 3. Clean the Air Ducts We got great …

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Our House Day 15: Writing Home Blessings on Bare Floors

Here’s what’s going on in our house on day 15 since buying our home: we’re writing home blessings on our bare floors. Since we were taking up the old carpet and replacing it, we wanted to take the opportunity to write scripture and blessings on the foundation before laying the new carpet.Ricky & I wrote the scripture that we pray …

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Home Ownership Day 14: Laying Carpet & Cleaning Air Ducts

It’s day 14 of home ownership for us and I managed to make it back into the new house (after my emotional moment last week) just in time to meet our friends from Lowes who are laying carpet today and Mr. B’s who are cleaning air ducts today. I learned SO much after talking to Warren, owner of Mr. B’s …

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This is why I cried today: Home Ownership Day 10

This is why I cried today: I know it’s day 10 and the last video I did was on day 4, but I haven’t been to the house in a few days. There’s still so much work to do packing & cleaning in our current house, not to mention my regular workload! Just in case any of you thought I …

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Day 4 of Owning a Home: mudroom cleanup & bedroom paint

It’s Day 4 of owning our home and we’re still hard at work getting things cleaned up and painted. I’m focused on removing the wallpaper border from the mudroom, as well as debating if the color we chose for our two master bedrooms is going to work or not. The painting has started (ceilings first) and so mom and I …

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Home Ownership Day 3: Painting & Kitchen Cleaning

It’s Day 3 of home ownership for us and we’re already starting on painting and cleaning the kitchen! Yes, we are blessed that we have about a month before we have to be out of our old place, so we really want to do things right so that once our furniture is in, we’re done! The painting has started (ceilings …

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Day 2 of Budget Home Renovation: Painting Prep Video

It’s Day 2 of our budget home renovation and we’re moving right into painting prep! Because of our need for quick turnaround time, we’re bringing in our new friend Scott (of Pro Home Solutions) to help us paint, but we’re helping our budget by doing some of the prep work. We’ve always painted our homes ourselves with “oops” paint found …

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Home Inspection before buying our house

If you heard our big news we shared yesterday, then you know we’re buying a house! Now that we’ve made the big reveal, I wanted to catch you up on the process it took to get here. We put in an offer on the house on April 2, it was accepted by the seller the next day, and then accepted …

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