I’m Anne! You know that friend we all have who can’t stop talking about their new crush or how much they hate their job? Well, I can be equally obsessive about everything regarding real estate and DIY home improvement. This blog will hopefully be a fulfilling creative outlet and place for me to generally “channel my crazy.” Let me explain.

In March of 2011, one of my best friends set me the following email:

From: Shira
Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM
Subject: This will be your new favorite site
To: Anne
http://www.younghouselove.com/

New favorite site? Understatement of the year! I had no idea people blogged about home improvement and home decor! Of course reading a blog is like pulling the thread on a sweater, you just keep finding more and more to read.

For the past year I’ve been loyally following over 100 decor blogs via google reader (yes, I know I have a problem). However, my hubs, Montana, and I have been renting a one bedroom condo that we share our baby pup and bun buns. It’s just a weeee bit crowded, so I’ve been squirreling away all that inspiration from blogs to my pinterest waiting for the magical day when we would finally save enough money to buy our own home with space! We finally did it! My crazy is about to be unleashed!

Montana and I just bought our first home, a 40 year old Colonial in Alexandria, Virginia. After over a year of religiously checking online listings in our price range that fit our list of “must-haves,” we found a house that more than exceeded our wildest dreams. There’s still PLENTY that I already want to change about it, but it has a great layout and tons of potential.

We’re moving in April 16th!