9 Gifs That Sum Up The Home-Buying Experience

10 Gifs That Sum Up The Home-Buying Experience

By Becky Houdesheldt

Home-buying is one of the most exciting and exhausting experiences ever. I have gone through the process twice, in less than 3 years, and I can tell you that knowing what was coming the second time did not make the process any smoother than the first time.

The first house I made an offer on I fell in love with, only to be incredibly disappointed after the inspection. I was completely distraught. I gave up on the search, and when I picked back up a couple months later, I found my first home! The place I bought was funky and cute. It had subway tile in the bathrooms and tin ceiling as the backsplash in the kitchen. It had open cabinets and lots of windows. It had a laundry room with a window in it, out to my quaint, adorable backyard. It was also at the end of a giant hill that was treacherous in the winter, and only had one other way out, which was through an alley that was not paved. It wasn’t even really filled in. I didn’t see those things when I found it. I just saw a place to call my own, and I loved it. Continue reading

3 Experiences Every Extroverted Introvert Knows To Be True

Experiences Every Extroverted Introvert Knows To Be True

By Kate Kole

I love people. So much so that I chose to have 11 bridesmaids in my wedding party, teach group exercise classes for a living, and chat up the cashier at Trader Joe’s like we’ve been best friends for years. My husband thinks it’s weird. I prefer to think it’s charming.

I also love my couch, solitude, and silence. I love reading, writing, Netflixing, napping, and sometimes pretending I didn’t see an acquaintance at the grocery store on Saturday morning. Yup, I’m the girl ducking behind the Ritz crackers display to avoid making small talk about the cooler weather coming up in the 10-day forecast. Continue reading

10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up the Third Trimester

By De Elizabeth

Let’s be real: the first trimester of pregnancy is pretty terrible, but the second is like a little vacation. You feel energetic and hungry again, and basically like your normal self. But then comes the third trimester, which is a whole other beast entirely. In some ways, you find yourself nostalgic for the first few weeks; sure you were nauseous as hell, but at least you could move around, tie your shoes, and sleep through the night without getting up seven million times to pee. You know, the good ol’ days. With that in mind, here are some gifs that just perfectly describe the last stage of pregnancy. Continue reading