Weekly Coffee Date

Mint Green Front Door with Gold Hardware - photo by Crin

Happy Monday, friends! Daniel and I have been in Massachusetts for just over a week and we’ve been to 3 open houses. This house hunting thing is no joke. It’s scary and stressful—and is it impossible not to get your heart set on one that’s out of your budget? Feels like it. We’re looking at houses in about 4 or 5 sweet little towns near where I grew up, with rural, winding roads and town centers that close down at 9 or 10pm. I’m looking for Stars Hollow, basically. I’ll keep you posted when I find it ;)

What’s new with you?

Here are some links that caught my eye this week:

Confessions Of Sephora VIB Rouge Members

How to Stop Spending Impulsively Once and For All

Tips to Avoid Grazing All Day While Working from Home

Factors to Consider When Buying Wine (from a Sommelier)

10 Things Your Grocery Store Butcher Can Do For You That You Didn’t Expect

Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation



10 thoughts on “Weekly Coffee Date

  1. andrea @ my kinda perfect

    Oh, house hunting…such an adventure! My hubs and I bought our first home in January and just moved in. It’s a bit of a work in progress, but it’s so amazing. It will be perfect for our baby that’s due to arrive in 2 months!

  2. Jessica

    Stop looking at houses outside of your budget!! Lol. I know, I know. But really, you’re only hurting yourself. ;) Oh, and pro tip: Once you’ve officially purchased a house, stop looking at the listings! Inevitably, it seems, that’s when a “better” house will come along. When you find your Stars Hollow, could you make one appear in MI, too?? :) We’re just starting the next step up house talks here since we’ve been in our “starter” home for 7 years this May. Not what we planned, but it just makes the most financial sense for us right now.

    Which kind of ties into your reads of the week, according to the headlines. Looks like I’ve got some reading to do! :)

  3. Diana Wing

    House hunting is a lot like looking for the perfect mate. Is this the Right One? How can I know for sure? Can I live with the faults or is this flaw a deal-breaker? How much can I change?
    Ultimately you hope for that inner-confirmation where something just feels right and you have the confidence to go for it.

  4. Pina

    Hi Andi, Best of luck house hunting very excited you are moving to MA. When I emailed you a while back you said you’ve been to Legacy place in Dedham, I hope to run into you at Legacy place one day and whould love to get my book and cookbook signed :)
    I really enjoy your wekkly coffe dates, intagram and your blog. Enjoy the snow today, be safe!!

  5. Judy

    Congratulations on house hunting. We bought our first home after 34 years of marriage. Now we are approaching our 40th wedding anniversary. This is an adventure and can be so much fun. I enjoyed all the links. Thank you for sharing so many great things with us Andie.

  6. Biz

    My daughter and her fiancé are looking at houses but have been out bid twice already – they put a bid on one today so hopefully third time is a charm! Good luck

  7. Krystale

    I’m happy to hear you’re moving back to MA!! I live in Plainville, it’s near Foxboro. Lovely little town! Not quite Star’s Hollow though ;) A friend was just saying how nice Sherborn is.

    Best of luck with the house hunt! Hope to someday, run into you :)

  8. Erin

    I am super stressed about having to find a new apartment this summer, looking for a whole house sounds like a nightmare! My brother lives in Chelmsford which is a very cute town with a very cute town square and a brand new Whole Foods. If I wasn’t still in love with NYC I would consider that town.


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