Home ownership, repairs, and bills… oh my.

Home ownership is expensive. Let me just get that off my chest right there. There was a point in my life where I thought home ownership would save me money, but now I’m thinking that was naive and delusional. Maybe I’m just feeling whiny today, but by tracking our expenses and paying close attention to […]

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I’m Still Here

Hey friends. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a little AWOL lately. I don’t have any excuses… it was really just life. It started when I was thrown under the bus by back-to-back illnesses that ultimately ran through my whole house.  Then, I was infected by a bit of an existential blogging crisis followed by […]

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2018: The year to appreciate

I was recently listening to the Pantsuit Politics podcast. It’s an entertaining podcast where two women (a conservative and a liberal) talk about politics. I enjoy spaces where different political opinions, or differing ideas in general, can come together and thoughtfully discuss their differences with respect and eloquence. Our society needs more dialogues like this […]

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Three Christmases and a Birthday

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is scoping out the perfect gifts for certain people. I enjoy thinking about the people I love and finding something that I think represents them or something they would enjoy. These are often not big, extravagant gifts, but in my experience, a small thoughtful gift can bring more […]

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