MOTHER'S DAY

This was my last Mother's Day of not being a mom. No, this is not a pregnancy announcement. (I would already be calling myself a mom if...

THRIFTING ON PURPOSE

I'm realizing more and more that how I spend money is different from most people. That how I save money is different, and that buying...

THE ART OF ROMANCE

I've never been a fan of Valentine's as "ye ole day of lovers." There's a few reasons for this: I think couples should celebrate their...

LEARNING TO SAY NO

I never thought I was a people-pleaser. I've been told before that sometimes I can be pretty stubborn and willful. Neither of these...

LEARNING HOW TO REST

I've been teaching myself something over the last week or two: the skill of rest. Yes, resting is a skill. One I've become very bad at...

MAKING RESOLUTIONS

A new year. It means so many different things to so many different people. New opportunities to change and grow. New experiences and...

I QUIT MY DAY JOB

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. That was the day I decided to tell my boss of 3 years that I was moving on from my job. I was a bundle of...

GOD REST YE

I love Christmastime. For me, it really is as the song goes: the most wonderful time of the year. But with holidays come expectations....

BUNNY CARE 101

Some people are dog people. Some people are cat people. And some people, like me, are bunny people. I love the smell of timothy hay,...

FINDING HOME

Buying a house is a huge decision, and it's not one that everyone wants to or is able to make. There are definitely perks to renting:...

DRIVEN BY DREAMS

What kind of a dreamer are you? Are you a dream big, the sky's the limit, reach for the stars kind of dreamer? Or do you dream to make it...

WHERE I WANDER

I got my odd sense of adventure from my mom, and I am grateful for it. She always presented life to us as an exciting thing to be lived....

LEARNING TO SIMPLIFY

I have a hard time getting rid of things. I attach sentiment and meaning to stationary objects like nobody's business. I know I'm not the...

MOTIVATION TO CHANGE

For the past few months I've felt like my life has been in upheaval. It began when my husband and I moved into our house in May. Our...

HOW TO START A BLOG

I put a lot of pressure on myself. I am hyper-aware that every small decision I make now will affect my future. It means I overthink...