Now that Jeff and I know where we are going to be living for the next 3-5 years I am thinking of getting an address stamp. I've seen them on a couple of websites and think it is a great alternative to the address stickers. Has anyone purchased one before or had any experiences with any sellers of these stamps or have any recommendations? Are there ever any issues with return services or anything? Below is an example of one I liked on Etsy.

I want to get it before Christmas so all of our Christmas cards can go out with a cute stamped address.



This is our new pad. We will be moving in about a month to our newly purchased house. I must say it was not our first choice, we were out bid by cash investors on some great properties, but we are excited to have a place of our own. HURRAY!



Over the Halloween weekend we went to Carpinteria CA, just South of Santa Barbara, and camped with Jeff's family. We had an amazing time! It rained a lot all weekend but we still managed to have fun. The camp site was right on the beach so we spent our time boogie boarding, looking at tide pools, reading, and watching the sunset. It was so nice to just sit back and relax, I don't think we wanted to come home. We also went to visit a Mission up in Santa Barbara and walked the grounds there. When we go on vacations like this I always wonder why I live in a desert?

While we were there we got good news, our offer on a house has been accepted!! Looks like we will be home owners by the end of the year.