saying goodbye to the little brick house

I’ve shared recently about our big move to a new house (together!) and the things no one tells you about moving in together – and how excited I am to be getting settled into our new home. We ended up being pretty lucky that the house LJ lived in (and where all my stuff wentRead more

spread the love on Small Business Saturday

As you finish recovering from your Thanksgiving dinner food coma (or hangover), and sleep off that crazy Black Friday madness – it’s time for some more shopping! Founded in 2010 by American Express, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become widely known as ‘Small Business Saturday,’ and a perfect chance to support small business owners and entrepreneursRead more

that “now what?” feeling

Remember when you were 15, and just couldn’t wait to turn 16? Or when you made it past 16, and were counting down the days to 18 and the “freedom” that college provides? Then it was 21, and really being an “adult,” followed by really being an adult and graduating college and hitting the ‘real world.’Read more

thanksgiving thankfulness cheat sheet

Thanksgiving in my family has always been an opportunity for my family to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Through the years we’ve had many different people at our table, as we’ve welcomed significant others, friends, wee little additions, and – of course – our big, loud, wonderful family. Even in the midst ofRead more

it’s time to stop asking us “when”

The holidays are approaching, and somewhere between the excitement about Grandma’s stuffing and having (a few) days with no contact from the office… there’s that uneasy feeling creeping up on you, wondering which family member is going to ask you about it this year. You know the drill: “When are you going to _______?” We’veRead more

ho-ho-how to: splitting holiday time

With Thanksgiving just 10 days away (wasn’t it just summer like.. yesterday?!) if you’re anything like us and putting off those questions of “What’s your plan for the holidays?” until the very last minute.. Time is up. Let the reindeer games begin, y’all! This is the first year we’ve had to have the “where are weRead more

what no one tells you about moving in together

Instead of cleaning out our house, we just decided to move to a new one.

Kidding. (Kind of.)

No Shame November

We’ve all heard of No Shave November – and, as a fan of facial hair, I’m an avid proponent of putting down the razor for 30 days. Plus, who can resist helping out a great cause? Personally though, while I’m not a huge fan of shaving my legs, 30 days is a bit much even for me.Read more