BIG NEWS + a giveaway from Duluth Trading Company

Hello! I am super excited to share some big news with you today. It’s a project that has been in the works for awhile.

Drumroll please …


I just purchased my first investment property! It’s a small cottage I’ve dubbed “The White House.” I’ll be fixing it up from top to bottom, then selling it to one lucky family who will hopefully find it to be the cottage of their dreams. 🙂

Of course I’ll be chronicling the whole DIY journey here on the blog in a series I’m calling “Follow this Flip.” I hope you’ll tag along with me through the good, the bad and the ugly.

Flipping a house has been a huge dream of mine for many years. After searching high and low for the right property, submitting multiple offers on places I did not get, I finally scored this one.

I purchased my little “diamond in the rough” for $44,000 and am hoping to sell it for around $100,000 when I’m all done. I closed on the house last Friday and have already made some progress on the exterior, which I’ll be sharing with you later this week.

In the meantime, check out the DIY-friendly clothing and gear I’m wearing in the pic above. It’s all from my favorite clothing retailer, Duluth Trading Company.

Wanna test these duds out for yourself? The amazing folks at Duluth are giving away $50 gift cards to two lucky Living Rich on Less readersEnter to win one below.

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49 Responses

  1. linda says:

    Your flip is exciting. I’ll be living vicariously through you!!

  2. laurie says:

    Excited to see everything!

  3. Paula says:

    So excited for you, and to follow your dream! Remind me your part of the country?

    Very excited! Will be praying God shines throughout this part of your journey, 🙂


  4. Debra Schramm says:

    Gardening gloves!

  5. Belinda says:

    Hope to buy a white cottage when I retire up in the cooler weather where I can have all five seasons!! A bit tired of Florida heat year round. Just found your blog and LOVE it! Will be following your flip. Hope it goes smoothly for you!

  6. Alina says:

    Oh most definitely my comfy denim overalls.

  7. Sean says:

    My hair in a ponytail and in a cap gets me going.

  8. My paint stained yoga pants. 🙂

  9. Michelle says:

    Beyond excited to see what God has you do with this house. Who knows…you may get a visit from a Probation officer to check the progress!!!!;)

    Putting on my hikers and work gloves gets me going!!!

  10. Sandy says:

    Have fun on your house.
    I guess putting on my gloves gets me going.

  11. Yay Susan!! This is so exciting! My dream to do this one day too. Can’t wait to follow along on the progress. And love your outfit too.

  12. Ellen ross says:

    Flannel shirts. Because i know i’m ready to get down and dirty but look stylish doing it!

  13. Annie says:

    Oh my! I just came across your site and I have to say you are awesome and inspiring!! I love all of your DIY and keep doing what you’re doing, because it’s greatly appreciated. 😉

  14. Meghan B says:

    I love wearing flannel, rugged and cute!

  15. Cheryl V says:

    putting on my paint stained jeans usually gets me moving!

  16. KV says:

    My paint stained jeans inspire me to do DIY projects.

  17. Laura m says:

    My work boots! They’re really old but inspire me to get to work!

  18. Aimee says:

    Best diy clothes? Pajamas! Don’t have to worry about ruining them!

  19. Mary says:

    This is so exciting! We shall be living vicariously through your flip.
    I never had aa designated DIY outfit maybe that’s why I’ve always hesitated whenever I had to work on major DIY house stuff like painting. Hope to get an outfit together soon!

  20. beverly e says:

    I just throw on an old tee and knit pants!

  21. Ellen Casper says:

    My work gloves and carpenter jeans!

  22. Cynthia says:

    A warm vest and a pretty scarf!

  23. manda says:

    My comfy jeans get my DIY on.

  24. Jill says:

    I’m all about boyfriend jeans when working outside. Makes it easy to slip into the rubber boots to go work on the muddy yard!

  25. @mommy3sons says:

    I love my blue jeans & sweatshirts

  26. DJ says:

    My paint-spattered jeans.

  27. Katie says:

    Usually something comfortable, so those jeans you were talking about sound awesome! Comfy and flattering?! I’ll take it!

  28. Kim R says:

    My DIY skills are probably not in the “mojo” category, but I know it is time to get busy when I put my painting shirt on. If I win this gift card, I will dress in my new duds and I promise to sew some throw pillows. I have had the fabric for 6 months!

  29. Kaitlin says:

    Loving the flannel shirt not only can it be worn outside for yard work but can be worn with a pair of jeans!

  30. Caleb Feaster says:

    Where is this house located? How many bedrooms/baths?

    • Susan says:

      The address is 15467 Sportsman Club Road, Calvin. When done, it will be a completely renovated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home – approx. 1400-1500 square feet. We’ll be selling for under $100,000. Are you in the market for a new home?

      • Caleb Feaster says:

        We’re growing out of our current house, now that we’re expecting our 4th child. This house is a bit too far from where we’d want to be located, but I enjoy reading your blog. Let me know if you ever decide to flip a house closer to Huntingdon. =)

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