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One of the Best Letters You’ll Ever Write

If you’ve read our home tour you know that we wrote a letter to the prior owner of our current house telling her how much we loved her home and location. We offered $45,000 below asking and we told her we were offering the absolute max we could afford but we just couldn’t get the […]

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Migonis Home Moving Forward

The survey results are in and the winner of the $30 gift card has been emailed. If your name is Marianne, check your email now. I loved reading all of your responses; thank you for how gracious and kind you were! It is so affirming to read the same answer again and again on questions and […]

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Making a Small House Seem Not So Small

In less than two weeks we are moving and though it’s still bittersweet it’s starting to feel a lot more exciting than it was in the beginning. The feeling of being ready to cry at a moments notice has gone away and instead I’m thinking about all those things that I’m incredibly excited about. Is […]


Introducing… The New Digs

Last night we were able to bring my parents and sister over to the soon-to-be new house to let them walk around and see it. The current owners are moving out some things so it was fun to see it closer to the state that it’ll look like when it’s ours in two and a […]


Things I Wish We’d Done Differently

For the most part I think we did a pretty good job of making timeless decisions for our home but there are a few things that I’d change if I could go back in time. Don’t we all have those thoughts at one time or another? REGRET ONE The first regret, and my biggest one: […]

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Before and After: My Official Good-Bye

 I remember when AJ and I moved from our 800 square foot condo into this Cape we thought we’d never fill it. The space felt glorious! AJ had a workshop, we had laundry in our home instead of walking down the hall to a group laundry, we had an extra, albeit small, bedroom! We had a […]


Part Two: House Update

If you were one of the people who took part in the reader survey then THANK YOU! I was almost crying reading your responses because I have such great readers. You were generous, thoughtful and kind. If you haven’t taken the survey yet you can do so here. I’m going to follow up with some […]

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First Annual Reader Survey

I’ve been blogging for a while now and have some changes in mind for the blog so I figured it was probably time to officially ask you your opinion. I created a survey that will take you about five minutes… and I’d love to hear what makes you keep coming back to read Migonis Home. […]


Flipping Gloucester: Completed Bathroom

It’s been fun to share the progress on the Flip House with you… Before launching into the completely bathroom I thought I’d give you a little background on the project because of some comments and questions I received on Facebook. We bought this house three months ago. It’s tiny coming in at under 750 square […]


Flipping Gloucester: Completed Kitchen

I am pleased to introduce you to the kitchen of our flip. It’s funny how different it looks from the before photo even with the same cabinets and counters. If you are just reading about this flip for the first time let me tell you that we really lucked out… the previous owner put in […]