July Reads

In an attempt to better organize my blog and my life… I’ve categorized my July reads!

Personal Growth

10 Ways to Be a Better Person.  Unfortunately this list is not intuitive for a lot of people. #5 on the list (go to funerals) really isn’t fun, but it means so much. People who came to my dad’s funeral for me and not themselves were truly wonderful and showed how much they cared about me.

Millennial Topics

10 Things Every 20-Something Kitchen Needs. I can’t say that every 20-something’s kitchen needs everything on the list, but if you’re putting together a kitchen for the first time on you own, it’s got some good recommendations. Also a good place to start looking for housewarming gift ideas. I also recommend a meat thermometer. It was the best $5ish we ever spent and might keep you from giving yourself food poisoning.

Seek a Mentor, Be a Mentor. I agree completely.

13 Things Successful Millennials Do in Their Spare Time. Even if you aren’t a millennial, making good use of your spare time is a good idea. Continue reading

Home Buying Millennial Style

If you didn’t know already, my husband and I are considering purchasing a home.

I know that there are millennials who own homes, but there aren’t very many millennials selling them or working in real estate, so here’s what we (specifically the K-couple) do or don’t do.

When we told relatives that we were looking at homes for sale, along with the supportive and other standard comments, we heard, “We remember house-hunting. We drove around on the weekends taking notes and calling realtors.”

We never would have considered driving around… at least to start.

We use apps. Actually we usually only use Zillow (also zillow.com), which aggregates real estate listings from many sources and allows us to search for homes using the criteria that we want.

We don’t look if there aren’t pictures. Continue reading