31 days challenge

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Welcome to the landing page for this year’s 31 day challenge, hosted by  Nesting Place– in which for the 31 days of October I’ll post a quick blurb each (week)day all related to one topic- and gather them all at the bottom of this post!

Last year I did this too, and my topic was home organization- see all  21 of those posts wrapped up nice and labeled here.

This year my topic is… drumroll please….

31 things I wish I knew in my first month of homeownership

It’s kind of a mouthful, but wait- I made a graphic!

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By no means am I at all an expert on homeownership, but I do have some real basic stuff that I really do wish I had known. (Note that I knew NOTHING when I bought a house, including what a DIY blog was). I plan to focus on all things design, decor, and even ultra basic (like, um, you should probably shut off the water source to your outside faucets before it freezes outside). So stay tuned and sit back, because I’m on a regular posting schedule again. Holler.

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Day 1: Beige is not the only neutral! (and some paint sheen advice too)

Day 2: Sometimes You Gotta Live With It

Day 3: You Can Paint Anything (and some tips on how and what to use)

Day 4: What to do in the first 72 hours

Day 5: Saturday Happy Thoughts

Day 6: Consider Things Beyond Style

Day 7: You Don’t Have to Like Every Trend

Day 8: 3 Efficiency Updates for your Home

Day 9: Picture Editing for Free

Day 10: Winterizing Your Home

Day 11: More on Paint Sheen (and some more paint tips!)

Day 12: The Dreaded Mortgage

Day 13: Stop with the Pinning and Start with the Doing

Day 14:  Design Theory

Day 15: Shop Your House

Day 16: Who Gave Me a House?

Day 17: Buying New vs. Thrifting

Day 18: Cleaning Your Dryer

Day 19: Throwback Friday

Day 20: Your Monthly Payment Could Change

Day 21: Couch Pillows

Day 22: What’s your house love story?

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