Well hello interwebs!

Our names are Ryann and Alex and we would like welcome you to our little corner of the internet which we are calling “Settling Sideways.”  I dare you to come up with a cheesier name.  Oh and we are attractive, as evidenced below:

Photo above taken by the beautiful and fabulous Studio 28 Photo, www.studio28photo.com

We are also married and have a lovely little girl named Jenny.  Now, don’t be silly, she is a dog, but she fits in perfectly, as she is also attractive:

Eat your heart out, Lassie.

Now one quick note – I (Ryann) will probably be doing 200% of the blogging, but I have chosen to say ‘we’ above as I am no super-women and will be requiring lots of husbandly assistance from my main-squeeze, Alex.

While we currently live in a fabulous little Unit B in Redondo Beach, CA, we will probably end up living in an Apartment Number 7 in San Francisco, E in Dallas, and maybe even a R12 in Louisville before we grow some real gonads, settle-down, and buy a house.  So here we are embarking on an exciting, new adventure (while not being wildly unique) and starting our very own blah-g.

Our goal is to document our temporary residences, the ever exhausting search for beautiful and fitting furniture, and maybe some (hopefully lots) of DIY home improvements.  In other words, making apartment after apartment, home.   [The crowd ‘awes’ and I die a very cheesy death.]  The degree of our home improvements will naturally be contingent upon what our current lease allows, as well as our energy levels, but that is all a part of the adventure.

Please do be warned, while my husband and I are pretty remarkable, we are still youngsters and all this business is new to us.  This will undoubtably be a very bumpy road, which may or may not make for some better reading.  At the very least, we hope our trial and errors may help one of you world-wide-websters learn from our mistakes.

Another key feature, which is again not overly unique, is that we are doing all this on a very tight budget.  You see we were feeling pretty pretentious when applying for colleges and both ended up going to fancy, smancy private schools, leaving us in the equivalent of Scrooge McDuck money pool, of debt.   This is one of the many reasons why there will be no gonad growth or settling down for quite some time.

And just to give your hungry little internet minds a preview of what’s to come in the first couple weeks, I have made a quick list below:

  • Restoring buttons on tufted furniture cushions
  • DIY linen duvet
  • Sanding and repainting sofa legs
  • Fixing scratches and cracks in resin sealed tables
  • A very spoiled puppy’s birthday party
  • Much, much more (stop drooling, you are embarrassing yourself)

Well thank you for sticking around for all that, you’re a champ!  It has been a pleasure meeting you, we love you, and please come visit again soon.

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