In 2004, my husband and I bought our first house.  We always thought of it as a starter house, so this "house" never quite felt like "home" to me.  Six years later, we finally began our quest to find a new house and transform it into our new home.  I started this blog to document and share our journey.  In December 2011, we closed on our new house and moved in, but the transformation continues, our story continues, and so does this blog.  

noun, often attributive \ˈhau̇s\ plural hous·es
1. a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families
2. a shelter or refuge (as a nest or den) of a wild animal
3. a building in which something is housed

noun \ˈhōm\
1: one's place of residence
2: the social unit formed by a family living together
3: a familiar or usual setting : congenial environment; also : the focus of one's domestic attention