The Home Buying Process

The Home Buying Process Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you can do in life!  It is incredibly rewarding and special. One of the most important aspects of the home buying process is choosing the right mortgage company to partner with. Rocket Mortgage has a proven track record – they have been simplifying the mortgage process for the past 35 years. I know so many of you are looking to purchase a home right now so hopefully this post will be helpful in your journey! I truly never thought I’d move out of a major city to the suburbs (I’m such a city person!) After the pandemic, we started to think about our long term goals and what we valued.  I realized that having space and being surrounded by nature was really important to me. Finding a home during the hot housing market was tricky, but when we walked into our home, I knew it was “the one” immediately. We loved how the previous owners updated it, and the only major thing we knew we wanted to change was the kitchen.  1 year later, we finished our kitchen renovation and I love the way it turned out!  It feels more modern and so “us.” Buying a Home is Rewarding It’s hard to put into words, the feeling you get when you turn the key and open the door to your first home – or any home that you buy for that matter!  It’s so rewarding to look around and know how hard we worked for this space.  It feels so good to really make it our own through special furniture, the kitchen renovation and unique, personal touches. When you’re buying a home, you want to feel confident. You don’t want to feel like you have a ton of unanswered questions. Rocket Mortgage makes the home buying process so much easier. When you apply for a home loan, there are different options depending on your situation and needs. With Rocket Mortgage, you can see how different down payments, monthly payments and closing costs will impact your loan and your budget. I love their technology-driven solutions to help streamline the mortgage process. They even offer a paperless experience in some cases. If you want help from an actual person, they’ve got that too – it’s whatever works best for you!  One of the best things about working with Rocket Mortgage is they work hard to meet you where you are. From 24/7 access to your account to their online Learning Center, they really try to make sure you’re comfortable and feel in control of your loan. I’m so excited to give you a peek into our home and share even more about the home buying process with Rocket Mortgage!
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Best Cyber Week Sales

I’ll be taking full advantage of the incredible sales going on this week and next!!! I wanted to roundup the best retailers + items that have caught my eye! Best Cyber Week Sales Abercrombie – Take 30% off everything. I just got this bodysuit, this blouse, and how cute is this dog flannel?! Bloomingdales – Take 25% off a huge selection of items. Get this cashmere jogger set! And also included many of the items in my gift guide under $50! Nordstrom – Take up to 50% off a huge selection of items. Included many of the items in my gift guide under $50! Mango – Take 30% off – I love this black oversized coat (well actually all of their coats!) Lulu and Georgia – Take 25% off. I just got this sectional and loveeeee this side chair. Stuart Weitzman – Take up to 50% off my favorite styles! Get these boots – they’re gorgeous on! And the boots I’m wearing here are available in just a few sizes, but keep checking back for restocks. Studio McGee – Take 20% off. I ordered these sconces and these nightstands. The artwork selection they have is incredible, and I shared 10 pieces I have my eye on the Decor Favorites page! Shop my gift guides here!
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Cashmere Jogger Set

These days I’m all about comfort. It’s cold, we are all working from home, and if I am out running errands – I want to feel cozy! This cashmere jogger set is to die for – and so good, that I bought it in black AND grey as well. Treat yourself this holiday season with this set (it also comes in a hoodie, non zip version), and while you’re at it, get one for your mama or loved one in your life! A few other jogger sets I’m loving at all different price points…
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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $50

I’m hoping to have all of my holiday shopping done by next week given all of the shipping delays!!! I wanted to get this gift guide out asap so you can order these goodies in time! Here is a list of the best stocking stuffers that are all under $50. Stocking Stuffers Under $50 Black + gold picture frames Rose quartz gua sha facial tool Polaroid camera Insulated travel cup Leather heart key chain Silk scrunchie pack (also here) Wearable weights Cocktail shaker Burl wood box Tarot card deck New York book For even more ideas, click through the widget below and… Shop my Gifts Page here!
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