New year, new decade. it doesn't seem to matter though, each year my new year's resolution stays consistent. Write more. Write daily. Share my writing. Have a voice, an opinion, a focus, a vision. Maybe this year will be the year. It's already going to be a year of CHANGE. With a baby (our first!!!) … Continue reading 2020: A New Decade, the same goal
I wanted to be a home owner for two reasons: To own my own home. So I could decorate the front porch for fall. Seriously, that is only slightly exaggerated. Anyway, I decorated for fall two weekends ago, just as our temps dipped below 70 for the first time. It's so pretty and fall-like. I … Continue reading Fall Porch Goals
Two weekends ago B and I celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary! 🙂 That sounds like such a small amount of time, but in that year, we've moved twice, dealt with unemployment and new jobs, bought a house, and a slew of other day-to-day stuff. Its been a busy year! We celebrated with brunch (ok, breakfast) … Continue reading Happy Anniversary. Now Lets Build a Wall!
Its gloomy and rainy today, and I wish so much that I was home, sitting in our living room that is all windows and no television, sipping coffee and reading a book. But I'm not. One day I will be, but not yet. We've been so busy lately, between travel and projects and work. Too … Continue reading Status Update: Exhausted
We recently ROCKED some landscaping. I love our dear little house. I do. But good grief were all the planting beds absolutely overgrown and ignored. I'm sure years ago the landscaping looked adorable. But now the mulch is dry rotted, the plants are overgrown and untrimmed, and nothing is healthy. Here's our before... and not … Continue reading The Landscape Saga: The Front Yard
We're into our third month of not having internet at home, aside from minimal data on our cell phones, so I thought it may be time for an update! We never really intended to do an internet break. We weren't trying to be super super frugal or reset any bad habits (though we've done both). … Continue reading An Update On Our Home Internet Break
I'm impressed at how much we've gotten accomplished this week in the evenings after work. It can be tough - we put in 8-9 hour days in the office and by the time we get home, eat dinner, and clean up it is nearly 7pm. Every morning, full of excitement and energy, I jot down our … Continue reading Weekday Progress: July into August
Sometimes I say to myself "we're going to take it easy this weekend" and then we end up organizing the garage. And last weekend was one of those. My mom was coming up for Saturday and Sunday, so I just figured we'd putz around with a few small projects. I was, once again, wrong. I'm … Continue reading The Weekend Report: Landscaping & Garage Success!
We took the weekend (mostly) off, and boy did it feel good. Saturday night as we were winding down we were talking about how relaxing the day had been, and that's when we realized that we NEVER take a day off. There is a to-do list every evening after work, and any weekends we stay … Continue reading Weekend Report
Better yet, that time we *accidentally* built a wall. How does one accidentally build a wall, you may be asking? Just like eating an elephant - one bite at a time. So here's the backstory. Years ago, when an old lady owned the house, something that can only be described as a "bump-out" was added … Continue reading Demo Day: That Time We Built A Wall