Ryan and I will be first-time home buyers when we're in our 30's. I know, it's kinda sad ( that we're almost in our 30's). We have been renters since we got married - because we've had to move every 3-4 years. After Ryan's fellowship is over, however, there's a great possibility that we'll actually become full-fledged adults who own a home! 5 years away, but very exciting!
Something happened during all of our recent travels... I spent time in hotel rooms watching HGTV while Ruby napped. Let me tell ya, if I got the HGTV channel at home it would not be good because I would spend all my time watching it. I love it!
On our drive from Columbus to Pittsburgh I asked Ryan, "How would you feel about you and me being on the HGTV show "Property Virgins" or "My First Place" when we buy our first house?" His response was all about how those shows won't even be on the air in 5 more years... but that wasn't my point. My point was, "Would you be on an HGTV show with me when I'm on a show?" Seriously! What's it gonna take for me and Ryan to have HGTV's help when we're ready to buy our first house?! Ryan thinks I'm funny for thinking we can just sign up for something like that. I think it makes total sense and I'm going to spend the next 5 years figuring out a way to do it! Talk about a show full of shenanigans!
Don't get me wrong, being a renter comes in really handy when squirrels live in your laundry room...
My other current fascination is with the "YoungHouseLove" blog. It's this newly married couple who are 27 and have fixed-up/updated their first house. Their stories are funny and interesting and help people with Do-It-Yourself tips. They're about to have their first baby (can you tell I feel like they're my friends) and their blog is raking in the dough as their only income, so I feel like I'm helping them out whenever I read. You should check it out too! You can even write in with your design issues and they'll help you figure out a solution. Also, if you are a blogger, you will be inspired to be a better blogger and maybe even do it professionally as your full-time job someday!
For now, I'll be here in my rented house jotting down my ideas for when we own a home someday... and I'm going to paint it and make it real pretty and you can come over and we'll sit on my porch and drink pink lemonade.