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
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
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
You read that right. We don't have internet at home right now. By choice. For a few reasons: An experiment and a challenge: We mostly use the internet to look up cat videos and other useless stuff. And B and I like a challenge, so we thought we'd see if we could go the summer … Continue reading Why We Don’t Have Internet At Home
We are MASTERS of installing ceiling fans. Masters. Two weekends ago, it was hotter than the gates of hell. Mid to high 90's and humid. Our poor little AC unit in the bedroom absolutely could not keep up. We were lucky the basement stayed as cool as it did. But anyway, back to the fans. … Continue reading Ceiling Fan Masters!
Remember how I said this process so far was stressful but fun? Of course, the stress of it all drove me to catching the office cold, yuck. Monday night was kaput, I was not able to move off the couch, and sweet B cooked lentil & sorrel soup and took care of me. We ventured … Continue reading Stressful but What?
Sometimes the house to do list is almost overwhelming. Ok it is overwhelming. Sometimes at the end of the weekend I look back and thing "wow we got so much done" and other times its more like "omg we didn't get nearly enough done" and usually those two thoughts are happening simultaneously, which is quite … Continue reading The Overwhelming-ness of Home Ownership
We are living in the house, people! Living in the house! This is real. I have to be honest, its pretty exciting. I mean, there's boxes and piles everywhere, and I can't find anything whether it be food or underwear, but still. Its exciting. Its the first time I've lived in a house since I … Continue reading We’re In!