Why You Should Not Buy A House

by Bruno Bornsztein
The Curbly House sunroom
Above: Our sunroom, the day we closed on the house. Notice the crumbling ceiling.

If you live in the United States, there's a lot of cultural pressure to become a homeowner. It's an official part of the American Dream™, and most people consider it a natural progression in the steps to growing up and becoming a real 'adult'.

But the question is worth considering: Do you really want to be a homeowner?

For a lot of people, buying a house is a mistake. If your timing is wrong, owning a house can tie you down financially and physically in ways that might prevent you from fully exploring and shaping a career or life path.

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How To: Make a Found & Foraged Scandinavian Christmas Wreath on the Cheap

by Lidy Dipert

How To: Make a Found and Foraged Scandinavian  Christmas Wreath on the Cheap

One of the things we love to do year after year during the holiday season is wreath-making! It's a relaxing and fun way to get into the festive spirit the whole family can enjoy. This year, we leaned toward our usual Scandinavian-inspired look, but using found and foraged materials. Sometimes, there is so much beauty in our own backyards or neighborhoods, if we just take the time to explore! 

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The Ultimate Christmas Music Guide: 36 Tunes to Carry You Through December

by Alicia Lacy

36 Christmas Songs to Take You Through December


Nothing ushers in the holidays like a healthy dose of Christmas music. We've created three playlists to carry you through the holiday season. We've got plenty of Bing Crosby and Brenda Lee, but we've got some new tunes we hope you'll love too. Think of this as a nostalgic throwback to the 90s. Each playlist is a mix tape from us to you!

Sit back with you glass of eggnog, wrap some presents, or get a fire going in the...

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