No TV November

Ah, November.  As the days get colder and darker, and my motivation to leave the house decreases, I've given myself a new challenge to pursue: no watching TV for the month of November.  (Granted, you would be hearing a slightly different version of this if I had not managed to finish binge-watching Stranger Things on … Continue reading No TV November

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September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I’m not going to lie—it’s been genuinely hard keeping up with blogging recently, and once again I’ve let weeks slip by without an update.  I miss … Continue reading September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!

August Project Updates

 Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Hello!  I’ve been MIA for awhile… life has been busy.  (Mostly good busy!)  Weekends have been full of barbecues, brunches, and house hunting.  Weeks have been … Continue reading August Project Updates

“Make America Relate Again”

How many Americans have, over the past year, felt disturbed and demoralized by the hateful discourse and lack of unity in our country?  I know I've been struggling with it for a long time, and hoping, desperately, that someone would find a way to bring understanding--or at least civility--back to political discussions. Well, it turns … Continue reading “Make America Relate Again”

Does It Actually Make Sense to Buy a House?

It's conventional wisdom I've bought into my entire life: "If you're renting, you're just throwing money away."  I never questioned the theory until M brought it up during what was otherwise a pleasant and uneventful walk. "What if I just took the money we saved for a downpayment and invested it?" I dismissed the idea … Continue reading Does It Actually Make Sense to Buy a House?