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The ordeal of buying our house

We finally closed on our house last Friday. People say that buying a house is hard, but our experience was a doozy. That’s because the listing agent, Doug, who was selling the home was horrible. I don’t usually say that... Continue Reading →


Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat)

Some of you may know that my husband, D, loves to cook. He was so excited when we got a Kitchenaid for our wedding, and he quickly bought the food grinder and sausage stuffer attachments so he could make his... Continue Reading →

Everyone loves a farmhouse

I finally feel comfortable with our new house. I still worry about things going wrong, like the sellers trying to screw us over or something breaking right after we move in. But since my worries aren't grounded in reality, I'm... Continue Reading →


I am a really impatient person. I hate waiting for things. Right now, we're closing on our new house in two weeks. The days are just crawling by as I wait for this day to come. There's not much to... Continue Reading →

Scarcity Mindset

Last weekend, we found a Shop-Vac on the side of the road. It seemed to be in good condition, and all the parts were there, so we took it home. We tested it when we got home, and it worked!... Continue Reading →

A job offer

Remember when I subbed for a day at the school I used to work at? Well, they offered me a job. Afternoon teacher in the 2.5 - 6yo classroom - AKA the job I was asking for before I left!... Continue Reading →

House Hunt is over?

For the past several months, my husband and I have been looking for a house. I know we just got married and sometimes things feel rushed, but we've both wanted a house for a long time. It's not that we're... Continue Reading →

Back to School

Today I subbed for a couple of hours for a teacher at the preschool where I used to work. When I got my current job, I told the school that I would be open to subbing in the future if... Continue Reading →

Country Girl

Earlier this week, I was driving home from the gym around 5:00 - the height of rush hour. Not only was it rush hour, it was also snowing, so what was usually a 15 minute drive became a 25 minute... Continue Reading →

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