December Project Updates: I’m Back?

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. Let me explain something that happened last month: a project that started as one thing transformed into something completely different and unexpected, and I’ve been questioning … Continue reading December Project Updates: I’m Back?

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!

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?

Love Notes:  5 Ways Shopping for a House Is Like Looking for a Husband

All it takes is one glance, and your heart is pounding—spacious rooms, beautiful layout, and plenty of natural light? Yes, please!  It’s easy to fall in love with a house, but much harder to find The One.  I admit I’m a bit of a novice at house-hunting, but I’m well-versed in the ups and downs … Continue reading Love Notes:  5 Ways Shopping for a House Is Like Looking for a Husband

Birthday, Part 2

I’ve always had separate birthday celebrations for family and friends.  This year was the first birthday I’ve celebrated with two families—mine, and M’s.  Well, technically, we’ve become one family since the wedding, but this is the first time since then we’ve all gotten together. We got together for a barbecue/pizza party in my mother-in-law’s back … Continue reading Birthday, Part 2